"After I turned a coach in 2001, and also had my stints in the US and with Bhupathi Academy and Apollo Tyres Mission 2018 programme, it was my dream to build an international class academy and offer our youngsters the most professional and result-oriented training that can take them from grassroots to the champion level," said Srinath.
"As a result of my efforts and commitment of few individuals who had the passion for the game, the academy has today became a reality," he added.
SAT is the only centre that would have five deco-turf courts and a guest house, which can accommodate 16 players, a separate outdoor gym and a team of top trainers and fitness experts, informed Srinath.
The academy has separate programmes for beginners, intermediate, advanced and elite players.
"We cater to all and will follow the best ITF programme that are prevalent in top European nations like Spain and a player need not train abroad, spending thousands of Euros as we have equally matching progammes and facilities."
One of leading wards of Srinath is the country's top woman player -- Kyra Shroff -- who was training in Mumbai till recently and now has moved to Bangalore to train at the SAT.
"We are working with a clear cut focus to get Kyra into world top-100 in few seasons," Srinath said.