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.

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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!!