Friday, December 19, 2014

Table Tennis getting younger?

Are pre-teens and teens taking over the world of Table Tennis?

At the world level, you have Fan Zhendong, who started winning elite events before the age of 17. There is a new crop in China. Yu Zhiyang, Liang Jingkun, have already beaten the very best. They just need to show consistency now. Yu has won the Asian and World Juniors in addition to a World Tour (formerly Pro tour) event.

In Regional events, you see several youngsters beating seasoned players. In India, we have several players in their teens and very early twenties. So what does this all mean?

Table Tennis has become an extremely physical sports, where fitness is of prime importance. Coaches at the elite level now focus on using the whole body instead of just parts of the body. Is it time to change the rules? Definitely time to think!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

How does Andro Rasant rubber series compare with Tenergy series


It is interesting to see Rasant Table Tennis rubber and the various versions of it such as Rasant, Rasant Powersponge, Rasant Powergrip, Rasant Grip, and so on. We feel these rubbers are good for Table Tennis players upto National or International level.

The performance is impressive with good spin and speed. Control is very good for most of the versions of the Rasant series of rubbers.

Andro launched the Rasant series with its attractive green sponge. Since then, they have been working on improving the rubber with newer versions to suit the various styles of play.

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Editor

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Birdie Boro wins CBSE national Table Tennis title

Birdie Boro beat team mate Manav Thakkar (India Junior Champion and India No. 1) in the finals of the CBSE nationals at the Emerald International School, Indore.

Manav gave a tough fight to his mentor and close friend. They gave a thrilling display of their skills to the huge number of spectators gathered at the venue.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Wang Manyu, Yu Ziyang are the World Junior Table Tennis champions

Wang Manyu beat He Zhojia 4-2 (12:10, 11:6, 14:12, 6:11 and 12:10) to win the World Junior Girls Championship title. In the boy's finals, Yu Ziyang beat higher ranked Yuto Muramatsu 4-0.

In the semi-finals, Yu beat team mate Liu Dingshou 4-1 while Yuto beat Xue Fei 4-0.

Photo: sport-asia.com

Sharath Kamal beats Kreanga in the European Champions league

Dear Achanta Sharath Kamal,

Congratulations on your 3-1 (8:11, 11:7, 11:6, 11:9) win over the Legendary Kreanga recently at the European Champions League.
Although you are stronger, a win such as this fills us with pride.
Doing a great job for Borussia Düsseldorf along with Timo Boll and team.

Editor

(Photo courtesy the ITTF)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Manika Batra, Abhishek Yadav win Youth National Championship titles at Allepey


Who is the next Table Tennis star in the making?

Manika Batra and Abhishek Yadav win the Youth National Championship titles at Allepey, Kerala to stake their claims as the Princess and Prince of Indian Table Tennis. While Manika beat surprise finalist, Charvi Kawle, Abhishek beat Sudhanshu Grover in the finals.

Editor