Bangalore: Anil Khanna was unanimously elected president of the All India Tennis Association at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) here on Saturday while Bharat Oza became the executive vice-president and secretary-general for a four-year term.
Khanna replaces former foreign minister Yashwant Sinha who stepped down after 12-year tenure while C.S. Sunder Raju was elected joint secretary and Raktim Sikia the treasurer.
At a media conference, Khanna outlined various developmental programs of the AITA and stated that a new code of conduct would be initiated in a bid to "bring focus and discipline" in the Davis Cup squad.
"We want to limit the entourage. The senior players bring their own personal trainers and coaches for Davis Cup matches, but we would like to have one captain, one coach, one doctor and possibly two trainers so as to bring focus and discipline in the squad," said Khanna.
Other elected office-bearers were:
Vice-Presidents: Chintan Parikh, Deepender Hooda, Dalbir Singh, Jawahar Sircar, Karti P. Chidambaram, M.A. Alagappan, Narendra Kumar, Pratyush Sinha, Mrs. Praveen Mahajan and Rajan Kashyap.
Executive Committee: Hironmoy Chatterjee (Bengal), A.B. Prasad (Bihar), Asit Tripathy (Orissa), T.D. Francis (Kerala), C.B.N. Reddy (Tamil Nadu), Sharad Kannamwar (Maharashtra), Anil Dhupar (Madhya Pradesh), Suman Kapur (Haryana), C.P. Kacker (Uttar Pradesh), V.K. Batra (Delhi) and Ashok Kumar (Andhra Pradesh).