Friday, November 24, 2017

Tamil Nadu Table Tennis Super League off to a good start

The Table Tennis Super League 2017 has started in Chennai. It will run from November 24-28, 2017 at Forum Vijaya Mall, Chennai. Several strong players are participating in this league. The league is run under the auspices of TNTTA, 11Sports (Vita Dani, Kamlesh Mehta), and TTFI.

India Table Tennis players' world ranking

The following are the Indian Table Tennis players rankings on the basis of World rankings in November 2017:

Top India Men World Rankings

45 ACHANTA Sharath Kamal
91 DESAI Harmeet
94 GHOSH Soumyajit
135 ANTHONY Amalraj

The superstar Achanta Sharath Kamal is still the top Indian player by world ranking in the Men's section. G Sathiyan is making waves on the ITTF circuit. If he continues at the same pace, he will soon be a seasoned force to reckon with.

Top India Women World Rankings

107 BATRA Manika
139 DAS Mouma
153 MUKHERJEE Ayhika
191 PATKAR Madhurika
219 KAMATH Archana Girish

Manika has been consistent from many years and has even breached the top 100 earlier. We can hope for a lot from Archana Kamath, who is ranked 219 even though she is still a junior! The surprise in this list is Ayhika, who is ranked high due to her exploits earlier.

Photo courtesy of the ITTF.

Monday, October 23, 2017

East Zone National Ranking Table Tennis tournament 2017

The 11Even Sports National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships is being held at Siliguri from 23 to 28 October, 2017. Over 700 players are expected to participate. Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan will be missing in action. However, other players such as Soumyajit, Sanil, Harmeet, will fight it out for the crown. In the women's section, almost all the top players will be present, including Manika, Mouma, Poulomi, Pooja, Ankita, and Sutirtha.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Maharashtra State Table Tennis Champions for 2017

Maharashtra State Champions in Table Tennis for the year 2017

Men's Singles - Ravindra Kotiyan
Women's Singles - Mamata Prabhu
Youth Boy's Singles - Ravindra Kotiyan
Youth Girl's singles - Srushti Haleangadi
Junior Boy's singles - Raegan Albuquerque
Junior Girl's singles - Shreya Deshpande
Sub Junior Boy's singles - Deepit Patil
Sub Junior Girl's singles - Vidhi Shah
Cadet Boy's singles - Havish Asrani
Cadet Girl's singles - Pritha Vartikar
Mini Cadet Boy's singles (U-10) - Hriday Jain
Mini Cadet Girl's singles (U-10) - Jennifer Varghese

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Amalraj overcomes Sharath's challenge to win the South Zone National Ranking at Dharwad

A Amalraj wins the Men's singles finals at the South Zone National Ranking Table Tennis tournament. 

He beat world no. 47, A Sharath Kamal 4-3 in the finals.

Earlier this year, Amalraj was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award.

Manika bags the women's crown at Dharwad

Manika Batra beat Sutirtha Mukherjee to win the South Zone National Ranking Table Tennis Women's final.

Sutirtha fought hard to stay competitive at 2-2, but lost momentum after losing a close 5th game. Manika won 4-2 (11-4,9-11,11-8,7-11,13-11,11-7)

Earlier, Sutirtha beat Archana and Manika beat Madhurikaa Patkar Torgalkar.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Upsets at the South Zone National Ranking Table tennis tournament at Dharwad

Birdie Boro beat World top 100 player Harmeet Desai 4-2 (-5, 3, 5, 9, -9, 7) at the South Zone Indian National Ranking tournament at Dharwad. Several juniors are challenging our established seniors, which is a very good sign. Other examples are Siddhesh beating Raj Mondal, and Ananth Devarajan taking a game off Sharath and playing a couple of close games.