Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bobby Fischer, the ultimate enigmatic Chess genius excelled at Table Tennis

Fischer played table tennis the way he played chess: fiercely, ferociously, going for his opponent's jugular. He was a killer, a remorseless, conscienceless, ice-blooded castrator...' wrote Marty 'The Needle' Reisman in his autobiography The Money Player - The Confessions of America's Greatest Table Tennis Champion and Hustler.


Both chess and table tennis are played within the confines of a physical space that you can grasp completely within your field of vision.  There is nothing hidden in either game.  Yet, paradoxically, in order to play both successfully you need to grasp the image of the board or the table in your mind so that you actually have a feel for where the corners are.  In chess we call this "board vision," and table tennis definitely has its "table vision."

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Awesome Table Tennis facility in a salt mine

The Turda Salt Mine has amazing recreation facilities including Table Tennis under beautiful lights! One can spend a day having fun and still not cover them all!

Turda is near the town of Cluj. The entertainment facilities include a ferris wheel, a collection of children’s playground toys, a mini-golf course, a set of bowling lanes, several pool tables, a number of ping pong tables, and a small amphitheater, and so on.
So, is this some kind of a large scale recycling?


Monday, December 26, 2011

Jan Ove Waldner and Mikael Appelgren have fun in SPiN New York

Table Tennis legends Waldner and Appelgren had some fun when they visited SPiN New York.

Seen in this video is Waldner playing David Fernandez, who is ranked in the US top 100.

Appelgren is seen sitting with Susan Sarandon, the famous hollywood actress. Susan is the co-owner of the club. SPiN New York is a 13000 square foot table tennis social club on Park Avenue in Manhattan's Flatiron District

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Rajahmundry Zonal Table Tennis, one of the best held

By Vikramadithya Shivaram
Most people who attended the recently conducted South Zone in Rajahamundry, Andhra Pradesh would call it the best zonal ever. Apart from the usual events, participants were treated like royalty. The APTTA (Andhra Pradesh Table Tennis Association) spared no expense in making life comfortable for the players over the 5 day course of the tournament. Conducted at the Cherukuri gardens, this was the first national event to be conducted at Rajahmundry.
The matches were conducted in two air conditioned halls accomodating 6 tables each. A number of school and college students were enthralled by rally after rally. Each match left them wanting more. All meals were free and this was not your regular 2 course meal. It consisted of a gigantic buffet! Everyone was certainly fed up at the end of this zone. To and fro transportation was organised for the players at no cost, and yes accomodation for everyone was free as well and many players would regard their stay as more than comfortable.
Music Programmes went on through the night and these were telecasted all over India. Another notable thing about this tournament would be the availability of free wi-fi connectivity.
One can definitely say that this south zone was like no other. Hats off to all the organisers and the APTTA for making it so special.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sharath in Henzell's road to the Olympic video series

William Henzell features in a series of videos that he is preparing on his preparation for the London Olympics 2012. In this particular episode, he talks about his competition in Austria and his performance in the Swedish Pro Tour and others.

Henzell is in very good physical condition since he's been focusing heavily on Table Tennis in the Schlager Table Tennis Academy in Vienna Austria. Unfortunately, he was beaten quite easily by India's Sharath Kamal. You can see the short clip mid way in the video.

But still, Henzell beat some very good players and qualified to the main draw, which is quite an achievement. Incidentally, Sharath lost to Ma Long, who was in top form in that tournament.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Shamini, Soumyajit win titles at Rajahmundry zonals

Soumyajit Ghosh and K Shamini beat Harmeet Desai and Poulomi Ghatak to win the South Zone National Ranking titles at Rajahmundry.

Soumyajit won Rs. 60,000 while Shamini collected Rs. 50,000 for their efforts.

Incidentally, Soumyajit had beaten Sathiyan in the Men's semi finals, but lost to the same opponent in the Youth boy's finals.

The Indian juniors have been taking training in Sweden and the results are encouraging. It started with some wins on the Pro tour, followed by other good performances and capped by the team's superlative performance in the Asian Junior championships. Hope the good times continue!

Results (all finals)

Men's singles
Soumyajit Ghosh bt Harmeet Desai 4-1

Women's singles
K Shamini bt Poulomi Ghatak 4-0

Youth boy's singles
G Sathiyan bt Soumyajit Ghosh 4-2

Youth girl's singles
Ankita Das bt Mallika Bhandarkar 4-0

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Young blood hunts for the old

The new generation was seen asserting its progress at the South Zone National Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Rajahmundry.

Soumyajit Ghosh beat G Sathiyan to reach the finals. He meets Harmeet Desai, who overcame southpaw Sanil Shetty's challenge.

It is interesting to note that three of the four semi-finalists are just 18 and even Sanil has just recently finished his Youth participation. This augurs well for Indian Table Tennis. Of course, the big India stars, Sharath Kamal and A Amalraj did not participate, but it at least means that these youngsters are right on the heels of the legends of Indian TT.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Photo of the day: Soumyadeep Roy in action

Soumyadeep in Action - Photo courtesy Prasad Naik
Soumyadeep has carried India's flag high for over a decade. He has faced three generations of Table Tennis players in India and is still among the very top players.

Soumyadeep has won several South Asian and Commonwealth medals and has other notable achievements in his treasure chest.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Video of the Day: Ma Long Service Practice

Ma Long doing service practice. Notice how he tries to keep the ball in. Also, he aims at mid forehand and the ball curls into the opponents body.
Sumana Saha and Birdie Boro, the Sub junior Table Tennis National champions at Cochin. Sumana Saha is International Sourav Saha's sister.

Photo courtesy Vipin Chandran for The Hindu

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Training to the summit: Ma Lin and Wang Hao climb 100 floors

Climb photo courtesy and
Many people feel that the Chinese Table Tennis players are dominant and do not understand the hardships they go through. Most of the present day stars including Ma Lin, Wang Liqin, Wang Hao, Zhang Jike, Ma Long and others are already millionaires, but they do not hesitate to put in more and more hard work to reach their goals.

A recent example is the winter training that Liu Guoliang put them through. At Shenzen, Guoliang made Wang Hao and Ma Lin climb one of the tallest buildings - the 100 floor 442 metre high Kingkey tower.
Both the players could not complete the climb in their first attempt, but fiesty as they are, they did it on subsequent attempts and even wore a relaxed smile as they took in the beautiful landscape of Shenzen from the very top.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Akash and Koshani are Cadet National Champs of 2011

Akash Nath and Koshani Nath bagged the Cadet boys and girls titles at the Nationals being held at Kochi beating ZK Gogoi and Selena Deepthi respectively.

Cadet Boys

Akash Nath (NB) bt ZK Gogoi (NB) 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 11-4, 11-7

Akash Nath (NB) bt SFR Snehit (AP) 11-5, 11-3, 11-4, 11-5
ZK Gogoi (NB) ZK Gogoi bt Sarthak Seth (UP) 11-5, 11-9, 11-9, 11-8

Cadet Girls

Koushani Nath (WB) bt Selena Deepthi S (TN) 11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-2

Koushani Nath (WB) bt Priyanka Pareek (Raj) 4-11, 13-11, 11-5, 14-12, 11-6
Selena Deepthi S (TN) bt Varuni Jaiswal (AP) 11-7, 11-7, 11-2, 11-9

Sunday, December 11, 2011

North Bengal Boys, Tamil Nadu girls clinch titles at Kochi

North Bengal and Tamil Nadu won the Cadet Boys and Girls team titles at the Cadet and Sub Junior Nationals at Kochi.

North Bengal bt West Bengal 3-0 (Gogoi Z K  bt  Jeet Chandra  9-11, 11-6, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7; Akash Nath  bt Debomitra Chakraborty  11-8, 9-11, 11-3, 7-11, 11-5; Gogoi/Akashnath  bt  Jeetchandra/Debomitra 11-5, 9-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9.

Tamil Nadu bt West Bengal 3-2 (Yashini S   bt  Moumita Dutta  11-1, 11-5, 11-13, 11-3; Selena Deepthi S  bt  Koushani Nath  11-9, 11-7, 11-8; Selena/Yashini  lost to   Koushani/Moumita 6-11, 3-11, 11-8, 7-11; Selena Deepthi  lost to Moumita Dutta 8-11, 5-11, 5-11; Yashini  bt  Koushani Nath  11-4, 16-14, 9-11, 11-8.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Soo Yeon Lee - Super Model and Top Table Tennis Player

Soo Yeon Lee is a Super Model, who has done several fashion assignments including Nike. For Soo, it's not Ping Pong for posing, it's serious Table Tennis. She is a serious Table Tennis player with a USATT rating of 2468 and is associated with Killerspin. It is interesting to see various personalities of different cultures and approaches associated with Table Tennis. Do you Like the glamour that Soo brings to Table Tennis?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Leszek Kucharski starts his coaching stint in India

Leszek Kucharski will start his stint as India's Table Tennis coach. He will train his new wards at Patiala.

Kucharski is a former world class player from Poland and takes over as India's coach after a decent gap. Massimo Constantini's term ended after the Guangzhou Asian Games last year. Anders Johansson had shown interest but backed out at the last minute.

It is rumoured that TTFI is paying a handsome salary to Kucharski.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Justin Bieber plays Ping Pong to ease his mind

Justin is relaxing by playing Ping Pong with his friends and finding support from his girlfriend, which is helping him get his mind off recent controversies.

Friday, October 28, 2011

2011 Maharashtra State Championship Table Tennis at Buldhana

Picture of a resort near at Shegaon near Buldhana
The State Championship TT tournament starts at Buldhana tomorrow. Many stars are participating this time. They include international players such as Sanil Shetty, Aman Balgu, Madhurika Patkar, Divya Deshpande, Pooja Sahasrabuddhe, and many others.

The tournament is expected to provide a lot of excitement to the players and fans in the state and even outside.

Even the junior sections evoke a lot of interested as some talented players prepare to face each other.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Swedish Legend Kjell Johansson passes away

Kjell Johansson, who laid the foundation for the successes that Sweden enjoyed for decades, passed away recently in his native Sweden. 

He was a world champion of Table Tennis, who ended the Chinese monopoly in the early 70s and arguably was one of the main reasons for the birth of a new generation of stars such as Appelgren, Erik Lindh, Jan Ove Waldner, Jorgen Persson and many others.

Johansson was called Hammaren, which means the hammer in Swedish, because of his hard forehand.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Neiman Marcus Table Tennis limited edition table designed by Tom Burr

Neiman Marcus is selling a luxury, limited edition Table Tennis Table for $ 45 000 (Approx Indian Rupees 22 LAKH)

Neiman Marcus, formerly Neiman-Marcus, is a luxury specialty retail department store operated by the Neiman Marcus Group in the United States. The Table is designed by noted artist Tom Burr.

Did someone say how many Adidas, Donic, Joola, tables can be bought instead? Well, what can we say about taste!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Table Tennis News bits - European Championships, Chinese Nationals and more

Germany, led by Timo Boll won the fifth European Championship in a row. Germany beat Sweden for the first time in an European final.
Ma Long won the Chinese national Championship. This was his fourth title in a row. Ma Lin was his victim in the finals.
The Beijing team won the team event.
Liam Pitchford beat legend Vladimir Samsonov in the team events and then Alexei Smirnov in the European Championships.

World Table Tennis and Ping Pong Calendar of Tournament and Events



Stiga 2* Junior Open
Halton TTC
Lowerhouse Lane, Cheshire, WA8 7DZ

Milton Keynes Under 13, 15, 17 'Triple Group' 2*

Suffolk Senior 1*
Britannia TTC
193 Defoe Road, Suffolk, IP1 6SG

Suffolk top 32 Senior GP
Britannia TTC
193 Defoe Road, Suffolk, IP1 6SG

Stiga Blackpool Junior 2*
Blackpool TTC
St Anne's Rd, Lancs, FY4 2AP

Stockton-on-Tees Junior 4*

Greenhouse Bevin Junior 2*


Maryland Giant RR     Eldersburg, MD     10/15/11           Yvonne Kronlage
LilY Yip Table Tennis Center October Open     Dunellen, NJ     10/15-16/11         Lily Yip
2011 Butterfly MDTTC October Open     Gaithersburg, MD     10/15-16/11         Lixin Lang
2011 DSP Cup/NYTTF Open Series     New York, NY     10/16/11         Robert Chen
2011 Millcreek Open     Erie, PA     10/22-23/11         Sam Steiner
NJTTC 2011 October Open     Westfield, NJ     10/22-23/11         NJTTC
Trolley Car TT Club Philly Open October 2011     Philadelphia, PA     10/29-30/11         Ken Weinstein
11th Everbright Cup Open Table Tennis Championship     Edison, NJ     10/29/11         Jean Sze
2011 New Hampshire RR Open     Manchester, NH     10/30/11           Robert Neidorff


Commonwealth Championships

[ October 19th, 2011 - October 23rd, 2011 ]

National Ranking Table Tennis Championships-2011 (Central Zone)

[ November 22nd, 2011 - November 27th, 2011 ]

Gandhidham, Kachchh

Cadet & Sub Junior National,

[ December 05th, 2011 - December 11th, 2011 ]

Cochi, Kerala

World Junior Championships,

[ December 10th, 2011 - December 17th, 2011 ]


73rd Youth and Junior Nationals,

[ December 19th, 2011 - December 25th, 2011 ]

North Bengal, Siliguri

Olympic Qualification Event

[ December 20th, 2011 - December 26th, 2011 ]

73rd Senior Nationals,

[ January 23rd, 2012 - January 29th, 2012 ]



Bennelong Cup Test Match 14th and 15th of October.

Oct 15-23 Adelaide, Australia Paul Pinkewich
Australian Open Veterans


Oct 3-7 St. George (Utah), USA
*) Huntsman World Senior Games

Oct 7-11 Istanbul, Turkey
12th Veterans Table Tennis

Oct 8 Jaromer, Czech Republic Zdenek Lhotka
Open Veterans Tournament

Oct 8-9 Wolverhampton, England Roy Norton
Vetts Midlands Masters

Oct 15-23 Adelaide, Australia Paul Pinkewich
Australian Open Veterans

Nov 4-6 Gothenburg, Sweden
32nd Ifo Veteran Open

Nov 17-27 Marawila, Sri Lanka Kai Globig
Masters Games Table Tennis

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Humanoid Robots play Table Tennis for the first time

The first Table Tennis playing robots that resemble human beings made their debut in China. They have been fitted with cameras and can sense motion.

Plan for the first world championships for robots are already in the works.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Best Table Tennis Equipment: Timo Boll ZLF blade with Rakza 7 and Hexer Duro

Butterfly ZLF with Yasaka Rakza 7 and Andro Hexer Duro - A terrific Combo

By popular demand, we are putting up our favourite combinations of Blades and Rubbers.

Here's the first one - Timo Boll ZLF with Rakza 7 on Forehand and Hexer Duro on Backhand.

ZLF is a fast and furious blade with high quality Spin and Control.

Timo Boll ZLF 9 8.0 Medium OFF 5W/2ZLF 84 157 150 5.4 FL X X 100x24 X X

Speed -9.0
Control - 8.0
Feel - Yellow (Good)
OFF - Offensive (Great for attacking players)
5W/2ZLF - 5 Wood 2 Zylon Fibre blade
Other dimensions are Width, thickness, flange measurement and so on.

Rakza 7 is a rubber that is a vast improvement over Yasaka's well known rubbers. It is comparable to Tenergy and provides excellent looping capabilities with speed and spin.
Hexer Duro is one of the most long lasting rubbers among premier rubbers. It too offers excellent control and control.

Do let us know what you use.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

October 2011 Texas Wesleyan Open Ping Pong tournament

October 8, 2011
Texas Wesleyan Open Table Tennis tournament
Sid Richardson Center
1100 S. Collard Street,
Fort Worth,
TX 76105.

2011 Westchester Table Tennis Open

Westchester Table Tennis Center

The Westchester Ping Pong tournament runs 8-9 Oct 2011.

Westchester Table Tennis Open

Sat.-Sun., October 8-9, 2011
Under 1100 (starts Sunday at 2pm)
Under 1250 (Sun., 10am)
Under 1400 (Sun., Noon)
Under 1550 (Sun., 4pm)
Under 1700 (Sat, 10am)
Under 1850 (Sat., 2pm)
Under 2000 (Sat., Noon)
Under 2150 (Sun. 4pm)
Under 2300 (Sun., Noon)
Under 2450 (Sun., 10am)
Open (Sun., 2pm)
40 years and over (Sat., 1pm)
50 and over (Sat., 4pm)
60 and over (Sat., 2pm)
Unrated (Sat. 10am)

Westchester Table Tennis Center
175 Tompkins Ave.
Pleasantville, NY 10570

West Zone National Table Tennis Championships, Thane

The 2011 edition of the West Zone TT tourney starts today. Top players in the country are expected to participate. The tournament will go on from 8th to 13th October 2011.

The venue for the tournament is Dadoji Konndev Stadium, Near Fire Brigade Office, Station Road, Thane West.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Two World Class Blades

Here are two blades that are used by World class players - Timo Boll ZLF and Tibhar H 3 9. One is a fast one with excellent control, while the other is a bit more fast but with comparable control. If you want any information on these, please let us know. - Editor

Timo Boll ZLF and Tibhar H-3-9

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Chinese National Table Tennis Championships 2011 at Jiangsu

The 2011 Chinese Nationals will be held at Jiangsu from 5th to 13th October. Many of the top players, including the world's No. 1 will be participating in it.

The National Championship will assume a lot of significance since the London Olympics is just around the corner.


1. Wang Hao - People's Liberation Army
2. Zhang Jike - Shandong Luneng
3. Ma Long - Beijing
4. Ma Lin - Guangdong
5. Wang Liqin - Shanghai
6. Xu Xin - Shanghai
7. Chen Qi - People's Liberation Army
8. Hao Shuai - Tianjin


1. Li Xiaoxia - Shandong
2. Guo Yan - Beijing
3. Ding Ning - Beijing
4. Guo Yue - Liaoning
5. Liu Shiwen - Guangdong
6. Wu Yang - Shanxi
7. Fan Ying - Jiangsu
8. Cao Zhen - People's Liberation Army

Monday, October 3, 2011

M Y Choi and A Du win Australian Junior titles

M Y Choi and A Du won the Boys and Girls U 18 titles at the Australian Junior Table Tennis Championships.

Both the top seeds in the respective sections could not stop Choi and Du from winning the prestigious titles. Incidentally, Boy's top seed, Heming Hu just recently won the Michael Szabados Award for being the Junior Player of the year.

Other winners:

U 15 E Tsao
U 13 D Huang

U 15 Y N Lim
U 13 A G Zhan

India dominates Table Tennis competition at Dehradun

Soumyajit Ghosh aka Royal Bengal Tiger
India stole the limelight at the ONGC 2011 Indian Junior & Cadet Open - ITTF Premium Junior Circuit Table Tennis tournament,28 Sep 2011 - 02 Oct 2011, Dehradun, India.

Soumyajit aka Royal Bengal Tiger was the star of the show. He claimed the Junior Boys Singles and Doubles titles. 
India's only major loss was the Junior Girls title, where pint-sized Thailand's Pannak Piyaporn beat India's formidable Mallika Bhandarkar and Ankita Das to win the title.

Results (finals - Countries mentioned, otherwise India):

Junior Boys Singles
Soumyajit Ghosh beat Harmeet Desai 4-11,11-5,11-6,14-16,9-11,11-3,11-5 
Junior Girls Singles
Pannak Piyaporn (THA) beat Ankita Das 8-11,11-7,11-6,11-6,14-12
Cadet Boys Singles
Abhishek Yadav beat Utkarsh Gupta 6-11,11-8,11-8,5-11,11-6
Cadet Girls Singles
Anuska Dutta beat Ayhika Mukherjee 9-11, 8-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-4

Friday, September 30, 2011

Ma Long vs World Champ Zhang Jike - Thrilling video of the finals at Austrian Open 15-13 decider

Sathiyan, Reeth, and Ankita star for India B

Reeth Tennison and G Sathiyan
G Sathiyan won both his matches as India B beat formidable India A in both the Boys and Girls section of the ONGC 2011 Indian Junior & Cadet Open - ITTF Premium Junior Circuit at Dehradun India.

The boys had to toil while winning 3-2 but it was smooth sailing for the girls as they beat the A team 3-0. 

Sathiyan beat Harmeet Desai and then Soumyajit Ghosh. Sourav Saha pulled off an unexpected 3-1 victory over Harmeet Desai in the deciding rubber.

Ankita Das and Reeth Tennison won both their singles against Mallika Bhandarkar and in-form Manika Batra and then combined to clinch the doubles and the prestigious trophy.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Table Tennis Event Updates

Ma Long recently won the Austrian Open beating current World Champion Zhang Jike by the thinnest of margins 11-3,5-11,11-8,6-11,11-9,4-11,15-13. Ding Ning won the Women's title.
Ankita Das
India dominating the show at the ONGC 2011 Indian Junior & Cadet Open Table Tennis Tournament - ITTF Premium Junior Circuit,28 Sep 2011 - 02 Oct 2011, Dehradun, India.

India A and B teams are set to clash in the finals of both the Boy's and Girls section. Soumyajit Ghosh, Harmeet Desai, Mallika Bhandarkar, Ankita Das, Reeth Tennison spearhead India's challenge. 

Boy's Semi finals:
India A bt Thailand 3-0
SRIRAM Sushmit bt KUNPRASERT Peerapol 3-1
DESAI Harmeet  bt POUNGSRI Max
DESAI Harmeet and GHOSH Soumyajit  bt  KUNPRASERT Peerapol POUNGSRI Max 3-0

India B bt Chinese Taipei 3-1

Girls Semi finals

India A bt Chinese Taipei 3-1
India B bt Thailand 3-1


Monday, September 26, 2011

Table Tennis Rule Change?

Li Jia Wei serving
There is a lot of buzz on the international Table Tennis forums about the proposed new rules.

How about this?
The loser of the previous point gets a chance to serve, even if the opponent has not served twice!
So, if this rule is approved, there will no longer be 2 serves per player and one each after 10-10.

Let us know your opinion on this.

There is also a controversy and outrage over a proposed increase of the size of the ball further. Thankfully, it is just around a milimeter more. Another proposal under serious consideration is to remove the seam of the ball and ban celluloid.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Chaudhari and Shweta win titles University Pavilion Maharashtra State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament

Rohit Chaudhari and Shweta Parte won the Men's and Women's titles at the Maharashtra State Ranking TT tournament at Mumbai's University pavilion.

While Rohit beat young Ravindra Kotiyan quite easily, Shweta beat Prajakta Tipale of Thane in a close encounter.

Cadet Girls:
Payal Bohra(MSD)Bt Srushti Haleangadi(MSD) 6/11,12/10,11/9,11/6           
Cadet Boys
Shaurya Pednekar bt S Ashwin 11/8,11/8,5/11,8/11,11/6


Advait Brahme(PNA)  [Seed - 6] Bt Jignesh Rahatwal(MSD)
[Seed - 16]         11/5,5/11,11/2,12/10,11/5           
Shruti Amrute(THN)  [Seed - 2] Bt Dyuti Patki(MSD) [Seed -4]         11/7,11/8,11/5,8/11,7/11,11/3

Devika Bhide(PNA)  [Seed - 2] Bt Rutuja Khopkar(THN) [Seed - 1]         11/9,11/8,11/6,6/11,11/6


Ravindra Kotiyan(MSD) Bt Devdatta Fadnavis(NGP)        13/11,11/8,8/11,11/9,8/11,11/5


Shubhankar Renavikar(PNA)  Bt Ravindra Kotiyan(MSD) 10/12,10/12,14/12,11/9,11/9,5/11,11/4

Vedika Garg(THN)  [Seed - 3] Bt Shweta Parte(MCD) [Seed -1]         11/8,14/12,11/7,11/7

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Marine Lines Maharashtra Table Tennis State Ranking Tournament

The State Ranking Table Tennis tourney at Marine lines has started on the 19th and will go on up to the 23rd at the University Pavilion.

We will publish the results as soon as we start receving updates.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ma Lin's multi ball practice session

Watch Ma Lin's multi ball practice. He is known to be a beast in training and never tires even though he is almost nearing a decade and a half of World Class competitive play!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Ai Fukuhara, a hugeTable Tennis Star

Ai is a huge star not only in Table Tennis in her country, but is a celebrity overall. She is an Olympian and a contender at major championships.

She has featured in two Table Tennis video games - Ikuze! Onsen Takkyū!! (Do it! Hot Spring Table Tennis!!) and Fukuhara Ai No Takkyū Icchokusen (Ai Fukuhara's Table Tennis) for Play Station 2.

She has carried the Olympic flame in Tokyo in 2004 and in 2008 at Beijing (where she was the nation's flag bearer).

Ai speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. Such is her popularity, that she has featured in events with Chinese Premier Hu Jintao and Jackie Chan.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Panjim Gymkhana Major Ranking Table Tennis Tournament

An old photo of a program at Panjim Gymkhana
The Panjim Gymkhana Major Ranking Table Tennis tournament for Junior boys and girls and Senior boys and girls will be held from September 13-18 at Panjim Gymkhana premises, Campal, Panaji.

The event is recognized by Goa Table Tennis Association and is expected to attract good participation.

Panjim Gymkhana phone number - (0832) 2225818.

British Premier League Table Tennis matches

Ryan Jenkins
Fixtures for this weekend (17-18 September 2011)

Match                                                   Venue              Day and Time

Barrow I v Wymondham Grantham         BATTS TTC    Sat 17/12/2011    11:00   
Drumchapel Glasgow I v Fusion I            BATTS TTC    Sat 17/12/2011    11:00   
Sycamore I v London Progress I             BATTS TTC    Sat 17/12/2011    11:00   
Westfield I v B-BATT Pavilion I             BATTS TTC    Sat 17/12/2011    11:00   
Fusion I v Barrow I                                BATTS TTC    Sat 17/12/2011    03:00   
Drumchapel Glasgow I v Westfield I        BATTS TTC    Sat 17/12/2011    03:00   
Wymondham Grantham v Sycamore I            BATTS TTC    Sat 17/12/2011    03:00   
London Progress I v B-BATT Pavilion I        BATTS TTC    Sat 17/12/2011    03:00   
Barrow I v Drumchapel Glasgow I            BATTS TTC    Sun 18/12/2011    10:00   
Sycamore I v Fusion I                BATTS TTC    Sun 18/12/2011    10:00   
B-BATT Pavilion I v Wymondham Grantham        BATTS TTC    Sun 18/12/2011    10:00   
Westfield I v London Progress I            BATTS TTC    Sun 18/12/2011    10:00   
Westfield I v Barrow I                BATTS TTC    Sun 18/12/2011    02:00   
Sycamore I v Drumchapel Glasgow I        BATTS TTC    Sun 18/12/2011    02:00   
B-BATT Pavilion I v Fusion I            BATTS TTC    Sun 18/12/2011    02:00   
London Progress I v Wymondham Grantham        BATTS TTC    Sun 18/12/2011    02:00    

Wang Liqin gifts his girlfriend Liu Yanchi a car?

Liu Yanchi, Wang Liqin's girlfriend
There were rumours that Wang Liqin gifted a car to his gorgeous girlfriend of two years, Liu Yanchi. Yanchi denied the rumours but said that she and Liqin were planning to get married after he gets time away from his career, Table Tennis.

Yanchi also said that she and Liqin attended a party were he had a few drinks and so she decided to drive him back home. She said the car was Liqin's and is three years old.

Liu Yanchi is a famous anchor in Shanghai.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Zhejiang wins Chinese Super League 2011 and duly thanks Timo Boll

Team mates Timo Boll and Ma Lin played for Zhejiang
Zhejiang won the 2011 version of the Chinese Table Tennis Super League - the toughest team Table Tennis tournament on the planet.

There were 3 legs and the two finalists were tied 1-1 after the first two (Zhejian beat Bazhou at home 3-2, Bazhou bt Zhejiang 3-1 at home). Zhejiang clinched the decider of the decider 3-2. Ma Lin was the star member of Zhejiang throughout and was assisted by Timo Boll in the initial phases.

It is interesting to note that Zhejiang profusely thanked Timo Boll for his contribution to the team's victory. Timo was unable to play in the finals as he was already back in Germany to play for his home club.

Monday, September 12, 2011

September India tournaments - Will be updated

Tournaments coming up. Please write to if you a tournament near you.You can also write to us if you want more details.

Fifth State Ranking
19th to 23rd September 2011
University Pavilion
Marine Lines
Mumbai City

Tamil Nadu
The seventh State-ranking Table Tennis tournament will be organised by the Coimbatore District TTA, at G.R. Damodaran College, Coimbatore, on Sep. 17th and 18th.

DATE : 10th to 13th September, 2011
SPONSORED BY : Sports and recreation club, GNFC

West Bengal
September 13th - 17th
Baisakhi Sangha TT Championships
Baisakhi Sangha

Aman Balgu beat Noel Pinto in the Amit Rathi Memorial All Mumbai tournament

Aman Balgu
Third seed but favourite, Aman Balgu, beat top seed Noel Pinto in the Amit Rathi Memorial tournament at Mumbai. Aman prevailed 11-3, 14-12, 11-8, 11-4.

This is an impressive performance considering that Noel has been in sterling form this season winning multiple titles at the State level and has performed at a very high level even at the National level.


Women's singles: Charvi Kawle bt Joanne D'Souza
Youth Boys: Noel Pinto bt Rhys Albuquerque
Youth Girls: Charvi Kawle bt Joanne D'Souza
Junior Boys: Ravindra Kotian bt Jay Shroff
Junior Girls: Dyuti Patki bt Ashlesha Trehan
Sub Jr Boys: Anay Dave bt Shubham Ambre
Sub Jr Girls: Ashlesha Trehan bt Dyuti Patki