Chennai: In a bid to popularise tennis in the state, Tamil Nadu government today sanctioned an additional Rs 1 crore for organising the Chennai Open scheduled here later this month.
A cheque for Rs 2 crore was presented to the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA) President M A Alagappan by Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, a government release said.
The state government hiked its grant to Rs 2 crore this year based on a request from the TNTA.
The tournament will be held from December 31 to January 6.
Story first published on: Friday, 07 December 2012 13:31 IST