Saturday, December 27, 2014

Manav completes domination of domestic Table Tennis by winning the National Sub Junior title

Three golds each for Manav Thakkar and Archana Kamath at the Table Tennis nationals being held at Rajahmundary.

Manav Thakkar has totally dominated not only the domestic sub junior scene but also the Junior section. Manav's consistent and powerful backhand was the main weapon even though finalist Parth Virmani put up a very good fight. Parth had beaten Manav in the team events, in what was a big upset performance.



Archana Kamath wins sub junior girls national title again

Two in a row!

Archana Kamath of Karnataka beat V Jaiswal to win the Sub Junior girls title at the Cadet and Sub Junior national championships that is taking place live at Rajahmundary. Archana beat a determined Varuni 4-2.

It is wonderful to see ferocious attacking play displayed by young girls like Archana and now, Diya (Cadet girls). Acchhe din aayenge!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

PSPBA, Karnataka, Maharashtra A win team titles at Rajahmundary nationals

PSPBA won the Cadet and Sub junior boys titles, while Karnataka and Maharashtra A shared the corresponding girls titles at the Cadet and Sub Junior National Table Tennis Championships at Rajahmundary.

While PSPBA won with their star players, the girls from Karnataka are continuing playing their role of turning around Karnataka TT's fortunes.

The singles events will start and we'll need to watch this generation closely. Some of these players are almost sure to take India to higher levels in the years to come.

Photo: TTFI

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.

Message us at 09822749251 for more information.


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.


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.


(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.


Manav Thakkar wins the Junior National Table Tennis Championship title

Manav Thakkar wins the Indian Junior National Championship at Allepey, Kerala!

He is now no. 1 in both sub junior and junior categories.

Congrats to the brightest Indian prodigy!!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Central Zone National Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Indore

Unreal click of Utkarsh Gupta in action trying to retrieve an edge ball at the Central Zone National Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at Indore. Clicked by the enthusiastic Prasad Naik. The photograph has been hand picked to be published in the newspapers!
The tournament is being held in the Abhay Prashal stadium and organized by Jayesh Acharya and his dynamic team. Great facilities, great hospitality. Table Tennis right from the heart.
Most of the matches have reached the advanced stages. The semi finals and finals of the senior sections will be played tomorrow.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Table Tennis tournaments at Kandivli, Mumbai

Late Shree Pratap Vora Memorial Table Tennis tournaments at Mumbai. There are two tournaments at Kandivli- a 3 Star District Ranking with many events (Oct 1-3) and the Maharashtra Veterans State Ranking Tournament (Oct 4 and 5). Last date for entries is 28th September. Those who wish to participate, please hurry!

Photo: Deepak Sir. Thanks!
Moon Moon Mukherjee vs Yogesh Desai at PYC, Pune. Team events.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Indian team for Asian games at Incheon

After a lot of speculation about the uncertainty surrounding India's participation at the Asian Games at Incheon, the team will go and the same team that participated in the Glasgow games has been retained.
Men: A. Sharath Kamal, Soumyajit Ghosh, Harmeet Desai, Antony Amalraj and Sanil Shetty.
Women: Ankita Das, Madhurika Patkar, Poulomi Ghatak, Manika Batra and Neha Aggarwal.
Coaches: Peter Engel and Bhawani Mukherjee.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Liang Jingkun, who beat Zhang Jike and Ma Long playing in Mumbai!

One of the players participating in the Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships at Mumbai. He has beaten World and Olympic Champion Zhang Jike and Ma Long in the Chinese trials!

Abhishek Bacchhan inaugurated the Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships at NSCI

Abhishek played some long rallies and good shots at the Asian Junior TT Championships. He inaugurated the event.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships at Mumbai

Watch this space.

Coming soon! Will you be there?

One of Asia's premier event featuring the World Class champions of the future. Right here in India's financial capital.

Backed by some of the Blue Chip companies in India.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Poulomi, Sathiyan win Inter Institutional Table Tennis Championships

Poulomi Ghatak and G Sathiyan of PSPB won the prestigious Inter Institutional Table Tennis titles. In the finals, they beat Soumyajit Ghosh and Pooja Sahasrabudhe respectively.

The Inter Institutional Championships are the second most prestigious on the India circuit. All the performers here not only get a head start for the season, but also get 50% more points than the Zonals.


(Photos: TTFI and
Results (from TTFI):

Men (Final): G. Sathiyan (PSPB) bt Soumyajit Ghosh (PSPB) 4-2 (11-1, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 10-12, 11-9); Semifinals: Soumyajit Ghosh (PSPB) bt Sanil Shetty (PSPB) 4-0 (11-8, 11-6, 11-7, 12-10), G. Sathiyan (PSPB) bt Sarthak Gandhi (FCI) 11-8, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-7).

Doubles (Final): G. Sathiyan/Sourav Saha (PSPB) bt Soumyajit Ghosh/Harmeet Desai (PSPB) 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-9).

Women (Final): Poulomi Ghatak (PSPB) bt Pooja Sahasrabudhe (PSPB) 4-2 (12-10, 9-11, 11-9, 13-11, 8-11, 11-8); Semifinals: Pooja Sahasrabudhe (PSPB) bt Mousumi Paul (PSPB) 4-2 (11-8, 9-11, 7-11, 11-3, 14-12, 11-6), Poulomi Ghatak (PSPB) bt Madhurika Patkar (RSPB) 4-3 (2-11, 12-10, 11-13, 5-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-3).

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thomas Lee, the legendary player from West Bengal is no more

News coming in from Debashish Chakraborty

Thomas Lee, a famous name in the West Bengal Table Tennis left for the heavenly abodeon 15th August 2014. He was in a city nursing home and suffered an acute cerebral attack. He leaves behind his mother and sister.

Lee was of Chinese origin, but was very popular for the support he gave to all the players that he came across. He was a top class player for his state and for Railways.

May his soul rest in peace.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Malabar Hill Mumbai Table Tennis Tournament

The Malabar Hill 3 Star Table Tennis district tournament will be held under the aegis of the MCDTTA at Malabar Hill Club, Mumbai from 11th to 14th August.
Mr. S S Gamre is the chief referee.

Schedule and contact details.

Thanks to Deepak Sir for the information.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Upcoming Table Tennis tournaments

Upcoming tournaments.

We request you to please send info about tournaments in your region so that we can share with TT fans/players.

3rd Maharashtra State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at Dombivli
Aug 5 to 10

4th Maharashtra State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at Aurangabad
Sep 2 to 7

3rd Pune District Ranking Table Tennis tournament at PYC Gymkhana
Aug 15 to 18



Photo: PYC Gymkhana Table Tennis hall.

Dates are sometimes subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances. Please contact the organizers. You can mail to in case you are unable to reach them.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Indian men top group at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow

At the prestigious Commonwealth Games that have started at Glasgow, the Indian Men's Table Tennis team comfortably beat Vanuatu, N Ireland, and Guyana in their pool to advance.

While the matches against Vanuatu and Guyana were a mere formality, Soumyajit had to battle back from 0-2 down against Robinson of N Ireland eventually winning 3-2. However, India blanked all the teams 3-0.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Kanak Jha wins US Open Cadet boys Table Tennis title

Kanak Jha won the Cadet Boys singles title at the US Open Table Tennis championships at Grand Rapids. Kanak has been collecting some really important titles recently:

2014 USA World Team Member
2014 U.S. Open - Cadet Boys Champion
2014 U.S. National Junior Boys & Cadet Boys Team Member
2014 ITTF North America Cup - Men's Singles Champion

Photo and info source:


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rakshith, Samyukta win titles at Kushal Nagar State Ranking Table Tennis tournament

Rakshith RB of MSSTTA and R Samyukta bagged the Junior girls and boys titles at the Kushal Nagar Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis tournament.

Both Rakshith and Samyukta conceded two games before prevailing over Vedanth M Urs and Kushi V.


Junior boys final 
R.B. Rakshith (MSSTTA) bt Vedanth M Urs (Vidyashram, Mysore) 11-8, 5-11, 10-12, 13-11, 14-12, 11-1. 
Junior Girls final 
R. Samyukta (BNM, Bangalore) bt V. Kushi (BNM, Bangalore) 
11-3, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6.

Corporate Table Tennis Tournament, Bangalore

Pradeep Gowda of Victory events announcement:

Victory Events is bringing fresh excitement and pleasure in inviting your team for the 11th Edition of the Corporate Table Tennis Tournament On July 19th 20th 26th & 27th 2014

Venue: Gopalan International School, Bangalore


Mob: 09019544494

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Meeting Peter Karlsson and Vivek Kohli

Excited at an opportunity to meet two of the biggest personalities who are changing the face of Table Tennis in India and the World.

Peter Karlsson and Vivek Kohli of Stag International.

Questionnaire time.


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Anirban, Shwetha win titles at Canara Union Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis tournament

Anirban Roy Choudhary beat Anshuman Roy in straight sets to bag the men's single crown at the Canara Union. The event was the 1st Ranking Table Tennis tournament of the Karnataka Table Tennis season. Shwetha won the women's title.

Shreyal Telang made a comeback to Table Tennis by winning the youth boys title, while Spoorthy MV won a creditable double.


Men: Anirban Roy Choudhary bt Anshuman Roy 11-8, 12-10, 11-6, 11-5.
Youth boys: Shreyal K Telang bt Akshay Mohanta 11-7, 11-8, 11-4, 6-11, 11-6.
Junior boys: Rakshith RB bt Shreyas Kulkarni 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-3, 10-12, 11-6.
Women: Shwetha bt Spoorthy 11-7, 11-8, 12-10, 13-11, 11-9.
Youth girls: Spoorthy MV bt Kushi V 11-7, 11-9, 11-8, 5-11, 8-11, 12-14, 5-11.
Junior girls: Spoorthy MV bt Gayathri Tankasali 11-6, 11-2, 11-6, 11-5.


Neymar, Ronaldo, Rooney, Van Persie playing Table Tennis!

Soccer players enjoy Table Tennis.

Recently, Neymar was spotted playing a game, losing a bet and having to crawl under the table. But he did it all with great sporting spirit.


Amalraj beats top World Top 100 player, Seo Hyun Deok at the Korean Open

A Amal Raj of India beat much higher ranked SEO Hyun Deok. It is worth noting that Hyun Deok has previously beaten World and Olympic Champion Zhang Jike a couple of years back.

A great win for Amal Raj and one more step towards world class standards from Indian players. Another great achievement was when young Harmeet Desai lost a golden opportunity to beat Singapore legend Gao Ning, who was ranked in the World top 20 for several years. Harmeet was leading 3-1 and lost 4-3.

Four Indian Table Tennis players reached the Men's main draw. Amal Raj progressed the farthest.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

1st Gujarat State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Bhavnagar

The Bhavnagar District Table Tennis Association (BDTTA) is organizing the 1st OPEN GUJARAT MAJOR RANKING TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT-2014 from 18 to 21 June 2014. The tournament is the first one in the 2014 series and is expected to attract huge participation.

The tournament will be conducted under the aegis of the GUJARAT STATE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION (GSTTA)

VENUE : Shri Krushnakumarsinhji Townhall, Motibag, Bhavnagar.

Last date of accepting Entries - 13 June,2014 06:00 PM

Entry Fees for each single's event - Rs.100/-

GSTTA Annual Registration fees - Rs. 100/-







Sunday, June 1, 2014

Table Tennis player Anshuman Roy

Name - Anshuman Roy
DOB   - 21-12-1989
Coach-  Devashish Roy
T.T Idol- Werner Schlager
Ambition - Top 4 in India

1 ) 6 years Chhattisgarh State champion in Sub Juniors, Juniors and Youth
2 ) Participated at Nationals at Gawhati
3) Karnataks 2012 State champion in team events.
3) 3 Years consecutive Youth Champion of CG state
4 ) Bronze medal at SGFI at J &K
5) Bronze medal at SGFI at Bhopal

Best win against - Avik Das, Shubham Kundu, M Subhash, Jaideep Das, and Niloy Basak.

Pro TT 4 Star combined Mumbai District Ranking Table Tennis tournament 2014

The Pro TT 4 Star Combined Mumbai District Ranking Table Tennis Tournament 2014 will be held from June 10-15 at the University Pavilion, Marine Lines, Mumbai.

Mr. Mahendra Chiplunkar is the organizing secretary of the tournament. The tournament will have competitions in 18 categories subject to a minimum of eight entries in any event.

Entries close on June 05, 2014.

SMS 07722033557

Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis tournament at Canara Union from June 6

The Karnataka State Ranking Table Tennis tournament is going to be held at Canara Union, 8th Main Rd, Malleshwaram, Bangalore, Karnataka from June 6 to 9, 2014

The event is expected to attract good participation since it is early in the season and is a time for students with no academic pressures.

Karnataka is seeing a revival in Table Tennis achievements. Archana Kamath won the sub junior girls national title last year with her aggressive attacking style of play.


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Table Tennis rubbers (Tibhar Genius, 5Q), Table Tennis Blade offers

The following are sample of special offers in clearance sale. We offer further cuts for bulk orders.

The samples special rates are for the following products. We also have slightly lesser discounts on products for Andro equipment (Rasant, HD, Roxon etc). We also have other Donic, Tibhar, and some Yasaka, Butterfly material.


Tibhar Genius
Donic Coppa Gold - Market price
Tibhar 5Q - Market price
DHS Neo Hurricane 3


Andro Super Core Cell Off+
Joola Fever Market price

Table Tennis discount sale and clearance

Ready with your Table Tennis Blade, Rubbers, and other equipment for the season?
For Special offers, discount, and clearance prices write email to

SMS 07722033557 or 07798971714


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Indian girls led by Ayhika Mukherjee, win Slovak Junior Open Table Tennis team title

India, the top seeds at the Slovak ITTF Junior Open tournament, justified their seeding by clinching the title. Ayhika Mukherjee was the star player for the Indian team ably assisted by Priyadarshini Das and Sreeja Akula.

In the finals, they beat the tough Chinese Taipei team 3-2. Earlier, the girls in form had beaten Bulgaria in another close tie.

Photos courtesy of the ITTF. 


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Stag is the title sponsor for World Veterans Table Tennis Championships at Auckland; Kohli to partner Karlsson in doubles

Proud moment for Indian Table Tennis! Stag is the title sponsor at the World Veterans Table Tennis Championships at Auckland. Another feather in Stag Vice Chairman Mr. Vivek Kohli's cap is that Peter Karlsson is partnering him in the doubles!


Monday, May 12, 2014

Jiang Jialiang makes a comeback in Table Tennis

Two-time world Table Tennis champion Jiang Jialiang recently made a comeback to the Table Tennis circuit, not in the elite men's level, but on the Legends tour. Such is his record of achievements in the 1980s that he was seeded directly to the semi-finals directly since he was seeded 2nd behind Jan-ove Waldner.

However, he was unable to cope up with the changes in technology and lost to the still active Jean Michel Saive in straight sets.


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Andro Table Tennis Blades and Rubbers

Special promotion on Andro Table Tennis Blades and Rubbers for the season.
Shoot an email to or SMS 09822749251 to get all details.

The 2014-15 season kicks off in a few weeks.

We have the following Andro Blades and more:

Andro Temper Tech off
Andro Super Core Cell off

Andro Table Tennis rubbers

Andro Hexer
Andro Roxon
Andro Rasant

Get your kit ready for the season!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

No-hands, mouth Table Tennis player Ibrahim plays with Ma Long, Samsonov, Mizutani, Wang Hao!

Ibrahim Hamato from Egypt is now famous in the virtual world as the "no-mouth" Table Tennis player. ITTF President Adham Sharara invited him to the World Table Tennis Team Championships tournament at Zen Noh. Ibrahim got a chance to knock some balls with Ma Long, Wang Hao, Jun Mizutani, and Samsonov! They were all shocked to see the skills displayed by Ibrahim.

Ibrahim demonstrated the indomitable spirit of humans by expressing his interest in improving his game and wished that he got more training.

Here's the video from the official ITTF Channel, courtesy of the ITTF.

Here's a video of Ibrahim playing an actual match in a tournament! Video by RafeWinter.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sharath Kamal is back in the top 40 in the World

Indian Table Tennis ace Sharath Kamal is back to his highest ever ranking and is in the top 40 elite player list in the World.

This is a good sign as he prepares for the Commonwealth and the World Championships. One of his top opponents will be Paul Drinkhall, who recently won the Spanish Open.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sharath beats world no. 8 Chuang Chih-Yuan at the Asia Cup

Sharath is at it again! Flying the tricolour high at the Asia Cup Table Tennis tournament, he managed one of the best wins in his illustrious career beating World No. 8 Chuang Chih-Yuan (TPE) 11-3, 3-11, 11-6, 3-11, 11-4, 11-8!

Earlier, he topped his group and beat Kim Hyok Bong, who is a strong player.

In the end, only World No. 3 Fan Zhendong could stop his tremendous run!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Harmeet plays the finals of the World Tour Qatar Open Table Tennis Tournament

Harmeet plays the finals of the prestigious Qatar Open at 5:15 PM IST. Please cheer him up!

After beating second Cheng Feng of Singapore in a close encounter in the very first round, Harmeet is functioning like the second seed winning against strong opponents in straight sets! (Angles Enzo and Hugo Calderano). He now faces the daunting task of trying to beat Tristan Flore of France, who is another player in form.

One of the positive aspects of India's rise in World TT is Sharath, Sanil, Soumyajit, Amalraj's performances and also Harmeet and Soumyajit working as a team. Even after losing to Calderano, Soumyajit provided tips to Harmeet, who promptly beat the Brazilian opponent.


Harmeet Upsets second seed Cheng Feng at the Qatar Open

He just won't stop! Harmeet's next big victim is Cheng Feng (U 21 section) at the Qatar Open Table Tennis tournament in which the Men's top seed is Ma Long.

Harmeet beat the 2nd seed Cheng in the very first round 6-11, 11-5, 11-9, 3-11, 11-5.
Both Harmeet and Soumyajit will play in the Quarter finals.

Photo courtesy Prasad Naik