Sunny Jacob Tennis Academy - Pune
- Captain Sunny Jacob

established 1986

5500+ students | 16 annual tournaments | 100+ coach | international alliance

Baker's Basket

Junior Open Tennis tournament

for Boys & Girls under 10, 12 & 14 years

held annually around the month of October

Why are zero scores in tennis called 'love' ?

In France, where tennis became popular, the round zero on the scoreboard looked like an egg and was called 'l'oeuf', which is French for 'the egg'. When tennis was introduced in the US, Americans (naturally), mispronounced it 'love'

Pictures from Yesteryears - III

I love the winning, I can take the losing,

but most of all I love to play - Boris Becker


                                                           I never look back, I look forward Steffi Graf


     Tennis just a game, family is forever - Serena Williams


                                    It's one-on-one out there, There ain't no hiding. I                                                  can't pass the ball - Pete Sampras 


The Academy

Sunny Jacob Tennis Academy was setup and established under technical guidance of Swedish Coach Soren Gran

After completion in 1986 the Academy was inaugurated by the hands of the late Industrialist Shri S.L.Kirloskar

Since 1986, with the first batch of 8 students, has so far coached over 5000 children. out of which over 100 students & markers are now working as tennis coach in India and overseas, Academy has also provisioned a scholarship scheme for talented kids from the weaker economic section of the society

The Academy under the Club is affiliated and a member of Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA)


Academy is set among'st green environment in the heart of the city, and has:
  • 3 all weather international size tennis court for Beginner, Intermediate & Expert Class
  • Ample Parking
  • Changing Room & Toilet
  • Water Cooler
  • Cafeteria



The Objective of our scheme is to introduce tennis to youngsters between 6 to 20 years of age. Six years is the minimum age to enroll in the academy. Trainees of this group usually train for three sessions per week. More sessions can be allotted in some special cases

Our Standard Methodology

  • 8 trained coach under direct supervision of Capt Sunny Jacob
  • Tennis coaching covers teaching of stoke production, drills, specific technical corrections,rally, supervised match play etc. 
  • All trainees are assessed regularly. Half yearly reports is made and Players are promoted to next group / court on the basis of such reports and related assessments.


We have been hosting the annual tournament since year 2001, the event was sponsored by Karia group from 2001 to 2010. Since 2011 the event is being sponsored by Baker's Basket

SJTA has so far also held

  • 3 National Level Tournament
  • 10 State Level Tournament
  • All India Tennis Coaching program for Indian Talented Players (Boys & Girls 12 - 16yrs.)

for detailed schedule, please refer to the schedule section