Friday, May 22, 2015

2015 State, National, District Ranking and other Table Tennis Tournaments in India

Pune District Inter Club at Pune from May 18 to 24. 2015
9th All Assam Table Tennis Ranking Championships at Golaghat Indoor Stadium, Assam
1st Pune District Ranking Table Tennis tournament (2015) at Pune from May 25, 2015
1st Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis tournament (2015) at Bengaluru (Cantonment) from May 28 to 31
Mumbai Suburban District Inter club divisions II to IV at Mumbai from 29 May to 6 June 2015
1st Mumbai 4 Star (MCD/MSD) PRO TT Tournament 10th To 15 June 2015 at
University Pavilion, Marine Lines, Mumbai

1st Gujarat State Ranking Table Tennis tournament (2015) at Godhra from June 11-14, 2015
Kerala State Ranking TT tournament at Kadavanthra, from June 12 to 14.
2nd Gujarat State Ranking Table Tennis tournament (2015) at Porbandar

Mumbai Super League Table Tennis from June 20-21, 2015
Maharashtra State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Sangli from July 1st week, 2015
Kerala State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Alapuzha from July 3 to 5, 2015
Telangana Ranking Table Tennis tournament July 1st week, 2015
3rd Major Gujarat State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Anand from July 11to 14 2015
Kerala State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Trivandrum from July 24 to 26, 2015
4th Gujarat State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Vadodara from July 29 to August 1 2015

All India Inter Institutional Championships from August 3 to 8, 2015 (Tentative)
Kerala State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Ambalamedu from August 7 to 9, 2015
Kerala State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Calicut from August 22 to 23, 2015
5th Gujarat State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Bhavnagar from August 20 to 23 2015
South Zone National Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Chennai from August 11 to 16 (Tentative)

Kerala State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Wayanad from September 4 to 6 2015
Indian Junior Open at Indore from September 9 to 13, 2015
Gujarat State and Inter District Table Tennis Championships at Gandhidham from September 12 to 15, 2015
Kerala State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Ernakulam from September 18 to 20, 2015
Kerala State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Munnar from October 3 to 4, 2015
Central Zone India National Ranking at Jamnagar from October 4 to 9, 2015 (Tentative)
Kerala District Championships from October 3 to 4 2015
West Zone National Ranking Table Tennis at Thane from October 14 to 19. 2015 (Tentative)
Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at Surat October 27 to November 1, 2015
North Zone National Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Haryana from November 2 to 7, 2015 (Tentative)
East Zone National Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Assam
Indian Junior National Table Tennis tournament at Himachal Pradesh
Sub Junior National Table Tennis tournament at West Bengal
Senior National Table Tennis Championships at Hyderabad from January 5 to 10, 2015 (Tentative)
Kerala State Championships at Trivandrum

Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Timo stars for Borussia in the first leg of the European Champions League

Sharath Kamal is nursing an injury but his team, Borussia Dusseldorf won the first leg of the European Champions League 3-1. The hero was Timo Boll who beat Ovtcharov and Samsonov.

Borussia Dusseldorf – Fakel Gazproma Orenburg 3:1

Timo BOLL – Vladimir SAMSONOV 3:0 (11:3, 11:7, 14:12)
Patrick FRANZISKA – Dimitrij OVTCHAROV 1:3 (2:11, 11:6, 8:11, 7:11)
Panagiotis GIONIS – Alexey SMIRNOV 3:1 (11:3, 11:5, 8:11, 11:4)
Timo BOLL – Dimitrij OVTCHAROV 3:2 (7:11, 11:7, 8:11, 11:7, 12:10)


Photo courtesy Borussia

Friday, May 8, 2015

Table Tennis Rally of the Century

Have you missed the rally of the Century?

Take a look at this fantastic point between Ma Long and Fang Bo at the 2015 World Table Tennis Championships.

Although Fang Bo, won this point, Ma Long went on to win the title and become World Champion.

TTFI will not hire Foreign coach

India's official Table Tennis Federation, TTFI will not hire a foreign head coach for the Rio Olympics of 2016. Instead, top officials have decided to appoint two Asian coaches for the Junior TT teams.

This decision is expected to have adverse consequences on the Women's team and does not affected the Men's team (whose members train in Europe).

Photo: TheHindu.com

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

ITTF announces a $100,000 Table Tennis development package for Nepal

In a good show of solidarity, the ITTF and its continental members pledged one hundred thousand dollars to develop Table Tennis in the earthquake affected country of Nepal.

In addition to this, gifts were exchanged between the coach and players of Nepal and some of Table Tennis' leading legends like Wang Liqin and Jean Michel Saive. The ex-vice world champion Saive also showed interest in holding a coaching camp for Nepalese players.

(Photo courtesy of the ITTF)