Thursday, October 6, 2016

Asia-Pacific Table Tennis league next season

Lucrative league  (approx 10 crore) announced in Asia-Pacific- The Asia-Pacific region will soon be home to the most lucrative professional table tennis league in the world, when the new T2 Asia-Pacific (T2 Apac) kicks off its inaugural season next year.

While the roster of players has yet to be finalised, the line-up of 24 is expected to feature some of the world’s best (12 men, 12 women) competing in men’s, women’s and mixed-team events.

Its prize purse of US$1.5 million (S$2.06 million) far surpasses any of the events on the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) professional circuit, with the World Tour Grand Finals the richest event at US$500,000.

Maharashtra State Ranking tournament at Thane

The 5th State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament of 2016 is being held at Thane's Raheja Complex, which is located opposite to Raheja Gardens. The tournament started on 3rd October and runs until 7th October 2016.

After this, the state season ends with the State Championships to be held at the Balewadi stadium at Pune from 18th to 23rd October.

Andhra Pradesh State Ranking tournaments 2016

The State level Ranking tournaments in Andhra Pradesh for 2016 are as follows:

July 8-10 Guntur State Ranking Tournament
August 13-15 or 19-21  Ananthapur State Ranking Tournament
September 2-4 Rajahmundry State Ranking Tournament
October 6-8 Vijayawada State Ranking Tournament
October 14-17 Eluru State Championship
Photo - Indian Express

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Sharath Kamal, Soumyajit Ghosh will start their Rio Olympics campaign tonight

Indian Table tennis super star A Sharath Kamal and Soumyajit Ghosh will play their matches tonight.

Soumyajit takes on Tanviriyavechakul Padasak of Thailand (no. 181 in the world) at 00:30 India time. Soumyajit is ranked no. 65.

Sharath faces Adrian Crisan of Romania at 3:30 AM India time.

India Table tennis at the Rio Olympics 2016

Mouma Das lost to Daniela Dodean of Romania 0-4 (2-11, 7-11, 7-11, 3-11)

Manika Batra losto Katarzyna Grzybowska 2-4 (12-10, 6-11, 12-14, 11-8, 4-11, 12-14)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

World Table Tennis Day 2016

Today is the World Table Tennis for All day. On this day, the ITTF is launching Table Tennis for NepALL, a project backed by the UN.

Thomas Weikart will be one of the dignitaries who will launch this program in Nepal.

$150, 000 will be spent over three years for this project.