Thursday, January 31, 2019

Indian Table tennis ranked in top 10 in the World!

Breaking news! And this is huge!

India is ranked in the top 10 in the world. Definitely the highest in the new millennium. Thanks to the high rankings of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Sharath Kamal, Harmeet and other team members, India is now rated ahead of teams that have Samsonov, Freitas, etc in their ranks!

Congratulations team India, TTFI, Sports Ministry, Department of Sports, support teams, and fans!

Sathiyan, Manika fly to new highs

G Sathiyan and Manika Batra reached new high rankings of 28 and 47 respectively. Their previous month rankings stood at 31 and 51.

These are indeed new highest rankings in the new millennium. Table tennis is growing in popularity mainly due to the exploits of stars like Manika, Sharath, and Sathiyan. There are multiple generations of Table tennis players now ready to take the country to newer highs.

Sharath Kamal, the first Indian Table Tennis player to be honoured with the Padma Shri

Achanta Sharath Kamal, with two historic medals at the Asian games and more medals at the Commonwealth Games was conferred the Padma Shri. This was announced before the Republic day 2019.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Table tennis clubs and Table tennis academies in Bengaluru

The following are some Table tennis clubs and academies in Bangalore:

Match Point Table tennis academy
SKIES Table Tennis academy
The Malleshwaram association
Gopalan Sports center
Canara Union
BNM Table Tennis
Horizon Table tennis academy

Write to or text 9822091862 for more information.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Many Indian group matches at the Australian Open Table tennis tournament today

Harmeet Desai will start his match at 6 PM (Geelong time) at the Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Platinum Australian Open at Geelong. Sathiyan and Sharath will play their matches next followed by Manav a little later in the day. Sanil and Amalraj have already played their first matches yesterday. Sharath and Sathiyan have relatively easy opposition while Manav faces the formidable Maharu Yoshimura.

In the Women's singles, India's star player Manika Batra plays her match tomorrow. In a bizzare pairing, Sutirtha Mukherjee will face off against Ayhika Mukherjee in a group match. Bizzare because they've traveled thousands of kilometers to play at the Australian open from their home where they live just some kilometers apart! Pooja Sahasrabuddhe Koparkar won her tough group match earlier.

Photo courtesy of the ITTF. Only for representational purposes.