The team is a part of a Development Programme, which is financed by the ITF and the Grand Slam Development Fund.
Pranjala is coached by Ilyas Ghouse at GVK Tennis Academy in Hyderabad.
"It came as a surprise for me. I got a letter from ITF yesterday. I have travelled to Europe before but this will be a great learning experience for me. I will get to compete in many Grade-I ITF tournaments and also in the Junior Grand Slams like French Open and Wimbledon," an elated Pranjala, who is a class XII student at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, said.
The 12-member team will have its first training camp from May 8-10 in Italy. The team will be coached by Molina Ivan (Colombia), Sweeney Dermot (Zambia), Burzagli Roberta.
India's legendary doubles players, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were also a part of the same programme early in their careers.

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