Friday, May 31, 2013

Yasaka Mark V Table Tennis Rubber

A new generation blade, Butterfly ZLF with Donic Coppa Gold and Yasaka Rakza
Many Table Tennis players, especially those who are making a comeback after several years, try to search for Yasaka Mark V Table Tennis rubbers but face difficulty in finding them. The reasons are quite a few, important among which are the fact that Table Tennis has now evolved and the technology has changed to keep pace with the rules (bigger ball, shorter game).

As a result, the game has become faster and one needs to possess equipment which guarantees Speed and Spin. This is where Yasaka Mark V falters in our opinion. Although it is a rubber that stood the test of time and was one of the biggest selling rubbers ever, it is not capable of serving one in today's competitive environment.

This is where the new generation rubbers step in. Chief among the new gen rubbers were the first movers such as Donic Coppa Gold, Donic Sonex JP Gold, Donic JO Platin. There are also a whole host of rubbers alternatives from Tibhar and others. Yasaka company has worked on the rubber technology and come up with the Rakza series.

If you are planning to make a comeback or upgrade from the older generation rubbers to the new ones, do write a mail to or contact +919822749251


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ping Pong tournaments in the US this weekend

2013 Butterfly San Francisco Open     San Francisco    CA    5/25/2013 - 5/26/2013
Houston Spring Open     Katy    TX    5/25/2013   
Westchester 2013 May Open     Pleasantville    NY    5/25/2013 - 5/26/2013
America's Team Championship     Rockford    IL    5/25/2013 - 5/26/2013
Ararat Open 2013     Glendale    CA    5/26/2013
QTTC May Open     Quincy    MA    5/26/2013

London Table Tennis Grand Prix

The London GP that runs on 25th and 26th May at the Redbridge Sports Centre, has attracted over 200 players from everywhere.

World Championships participants are among those who will fight for the titles. In the women's section, Joanna Parker, Karina Le Fevre, Angharad Phillips, Egle Adomelyte, and others lead the seedings while the Men's stars include Gavin Rumgay, Ryan Jenkins, Chris Doran and Paul McCreery.

Table Tennis fitness training

Contrary to popular belief, Table Tennis is a highly physical sport that requires absolute fitness at the World and country level.

World ranked players spend hours in the gym and on the ground.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Zhang Jike is the World Champion again!

World Champion!

Zhang Jike beat Wang Hao in the fourth major tournament (World Championships 2011, World Cup 2011, Olympics 2012, World Championships 2013). At Paris, the score yesterday was 4-2 (11-7, 11-8, 6-11, 14-12, 5-11, 11-7).

A few years back, he was sent back from the Chinese National Ping Pong team by Liu Guoliang and relegated to the provincial team. He almost thought of quitting. But backed by his fiercely determined dad, he came back to the National team and then did the impossible. Well, he still is, because he is just 25!

Ladies and Gentleman, please put your hands together for Mr. Zhang Jike, the man who thrives on pressure. The big stage brings out the best out of him.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Soumyajit to play against Ma Long, six Indian Table Tennis players in the Main draw at World Championships

Soumyajit Ghosh plays a dream match against Ma Long in the 1st round of the Men's singles main draw at the Paris World Table Tennis Championships.

Please share this message and support the Indian team. Your cheers will reach them!

Soumyajit Ghosh, Amalraj, and Sharath Kamal are in the main draw at the World Table Tennis Championships! Shamini, Madhurika, and Mouma also in the main draw!

Sharath Kamal plays Carlos Machado of Spain, while Amalraj plays young Koki Niwa of Japan. Carlos is an experienced player on the World Table Tennis circuit and has entered the main draw via the gruelling qualifying groups and rounds. Carlos plays a very consistent attacking game, although with slightly lesser power. He is ranked 106 in the world.

Sharath Kamal and Soumyajit Ghosh matches start at 5:15 PM Paris time. Amalraj plays at 3 PM. None of these matches are live on the Web.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Indian Table Tennis stars advance to the Preliminary rounds

Good news! At the Paris World Table Tennis Championships, most Indian players topped the grueling qualifying group action, young guns Soumyajit Ghosh, Sanil Shetty, Harmeet Desai advanced. Also advancing to the Preliminary rounds were Shamini, Mouma, Neha, and Madhurika.

It takes a massive amount of effort to win through and even reach the main draw of 128 players. Best of seven group matches followed by best of seven preliminary rounds. So, a player who hopes to win the Championship via the qualifying route has to win much more than 10 rounds!!! This is the reason Jorg Rosskopf, the coach of the German team feels that the World Championships are tougher than the Olympic competition for Table Tennis.

India's Sharath Kamal is already directly seeded into the main draw, where he is expected to meet Timo Boll in the 2nd round.


First Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at NIE, Mysore

1st Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis at Mysore from May 30 to June 2, 2013 at NIE Diamond Jubilee Indoor Sports Complex, Manandavadi Road, Mysore.

Are you ready for the competition?


Friday, May 10, 2013

India beats record Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships medal count

India on the verge of a record Medal haul at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships!

They will cross the seven medal tally that they managed at Glasgow in 2009.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

India plays Singapore in the finals of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships 2013 today

India plays Singapore in the Final match in a couple of hours time. Please convey your wishes to the team members!!! Soumyajit Ghosh, Sharath Kamal, Anthony Amalraj, Sanil Shetty and Harmeet Desai.

Singapore are the favourites with high world ranked players. Can India snatch a Gold?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Indian Men reach finals of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships

Great news for Indian Table Tennis!

India reached the finals after winning against England in a close encounter in the semi finals of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at Delhi 3-2. The Indian women, however, were unlucky against England and lost 2-3.

Soumyajit Ghosh, already taking on huge International responsibilities and delivering!

Soumyajit was the hero of the day for India at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at Delhi. He beat experienced Andrew Baggaley and Sam Walker to give India two wins. India made it to the finals, where they play a strong Singapore team.

Soumyajit plays fearlessly and one hopes he does the same against the mighty Singapore team. He had beaten very high ranked players and helped India win a medal at the World Junior Championships in the recent years.

Indian Women advance to semi final stage at Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships

Neha Agarwal and Mouma Das played some outstanding Table Tennis for India in the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at New Delhi. Neha beat Yihan Zhou, ranked 91, while Mouma Das gave a tremendous fight to World No. 4 and Star player of Singapore, Feng Tianwei (losing in the deciding game). India however, managed to beat the other teams, Scotland and Wales to advance to the semi finals where they meet England.

With the kind of form they have shown in the 1st and 2nd stage league matches, they have a realistic chance of making it to the finals.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Mikael Appelgren to star at the Bremen European Veterans Table Tennis Championships

Record number of participants in the European Veterans Table Tennis Championships breaking the old record with 2834 participants.

The matches will be fought from May 27th to June 1st at ÖVB Arena, Bremen, Germany.

Famous names are the following:
Germany’s formal national team players Olga NEMES, Jing Tian-Zörner, Edit WETZEL and Jutta TRAPP, the multiple medallist at World Championships in the 1940s and 1950s, Eliska KREJKOVA form Czech Republic, as well as the 1989 World Doubles Champion, Steffen FETZNER, the six-times German Singles Champions Georg BÖHM, Sweden’s four-times World Champion Mikael APPELGREN and the bronze medallist at World Championships in Doubles, Dmitrij MAZUNOV from Russia.