The Smashers retained star paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, World no. 49 and the only unbeaten player in the UTT season 1. The team will be led by experienced India coach Sachin Shetty and international coach Andrei Filimon from Romania.
India female youth no. 1 Selena Selvakumar joins CWG bound Anthony and Madhurika Patkar in the franchise. US women’s no. 1 Lily Zhang, Romania women’s no. 1 Elizabeta Samara, Sweden men’s no. 1 Kristian Karlsson join last season’s captain Joao Monteiro.
Foreign Coaches have lauded table tennis' development in India and have reckoned that the nation is heading in the right direction.
FALCONS TTC emerged champions of the inaugural CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), the country’s newest franchise sports league after beating Shazé Challengers 14-9 in the final at the NSCI in Mumbai on July 30.
WU YANG and Liam Pitchford won both their matches to help Falcons TTC beat DHFL Maharashtra United 14-5 in the first semifinal of the inaugural CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), the country’s newest franchise sports league, at the NSCI in Mumbai on Friday.
INDIA’S TABLE TENNIS head coach Massimo Costantini said he is very impressed but not surprised with the performance of Indian players in the ongoing CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis. The Italian said the league has given Indian players a level ground for training with some of the best in the world which is a good sign for Indian table tennis overall.
DO HOI KEM, Manika Batra and Quadri Aruna recorded crucial wins to lead Oilmax Stag Yoddhas to a 16-11 win over RP-SG Mavericks in the 11th tie of the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT).
DHFL MAHARASHTRA UNITED beat Oilmax Stag Yoddas 15-12 on points on Day Three of CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) played at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on July 15.
ANTHONY AMALRAJ is a two-time national champion and a men’s doubles silver medallist at the Commonwealth Games 2014, held at Glasglow.
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