National tennis championships were revamped in 1989 and emerged with the name “Standard Chartered Summer Classic Tennis”. The facilities at sports venues were upgraded to international standards, and players were afforded top-notch accommodation and hospitality that was unheard-of. In 1992, the tournament was held at the Goa Renaissance Resort – a non-traditional venue – with an aim of expanding the appeal of the sport augmented by live TV coverage.
Procam had organised the NEC World Youth Cup Australasia Qualifying that saw team India qualify for the tournament proper.
The year 1994 saw the return of ATP Tour Tennis to India. This tournament was coined“The ATP Challenger Series” and hosted by Mumbai. Indian players had the opportunity to measure themselves against a bevy of quality international players. Leander Paes won the tournament beating top-tier players from 10 countries.
The 1995 edition was also held in Mumbai. The tournament witnessed participation by 11 nationalities including future stars British Tim Henman and Zimbabwean Byron Black. India performed exceedingly well at the Green Gold Fed Cup Asia/Oceania qualifying us for the world group.