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India’s top Table Tennis players not ready for training camp before August

Sathiyan and Sharath Source : Sathiyan/Twitter)
India's leading table tennis players, including Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan, have informed the national federation TTFI that they are not ready to join the proposed national camp before August, citing safety concerns in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the central government's decision to open sports stadiums and complexes without spectators last month, the TTFI had sought...

Coronavirus: Indian table tennis player finally set to return from Spain

Takeme Sarkar
Indian paddler Takeme Sarkar, who is stuck in Spain for about three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is all set to return home on May 31. The 14th ranked India player, who hails from Siliguri in West Bengal, had reached Spain on February for an invitational Spanish League but could not return on March 24 owing to the...

Table Tennis Federation asks players to join training camp

Sathiyan and Sharath Source : Sathiyan/Twitter)
The Table Tennis Federation of India on Monday sought written consent from its top 16 players to join a training camp after the government allowed sports complexes to open but wary paddlers said they would prefer to wait a while. Most players, including India's leading players Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan, said they were not comfortable travelling anytime soon...

Former national table tennis champion Manmeet Singh Walia passed away

Former national table tennis champion, Manmeet Singh Walia passed away on Monday after suffering from a prolonged illness in Montreal, Canada on Monday. Manmeet, who became the National champions once in 1988-89 in Hyderabad, was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for over a year. Manmeet is remembered for his consistent form in the Indian table tennis circuit during the 1980s. He...

Table Tennis: Sharath Kamal becomes higest ranked Indian paddler

Achanta Sharath Kamal
Ace Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal surpassed compatriot Gnanasekaran Sathiyan to become the highest ranked Indian men table tennis player after he grabbed 31st position in the latest senior men's rankings released by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Thursday. Riding on title winning performance at the Oman Open last month, veteran Sharath took a leap of seven spots to...

24 hours of non-stop TT action on World Table Tennis day

The sports governing body the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has been celebrating April 6 as the World Table Tennis Day every year since 2015.

Table Tennis Federation of India contributes Rs 5 lakh for fight against coronavirus pandemic

Table Tennis (Image: ciencenewsforstudents.org)
TTFI president and Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana Dushyant Chautala has also committed to a substantial sum which will be sent by the federation to the PM’s Relief Fund in due course of time, the statement added.

Coronavirus: International Table Tennis Federation suspends all events till June 30, freezes world rankings

Table Tennis (Image: ciencenewsforstudents.org)
The ITTF Executive Committee met on March 30 to discuss the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the international table tennis events schedule.

Coronavirus: Indian Table Tennis player Takeme Sarkar stuck in Spain

Takeme Sarkar
Takeme Sarkar had gone to compete in the Spanish League in Malaga, about 12 kilometres from capital Madrid. The 14th ranked India player, who hails from Jalpaiguri in West Bengal, was slated to return on March 24.

This day That year: Sharath Kamal wins for India its first gold at Commonwealth Games in Table Tennis

Sharath Kamal had won India's first gold in table tennis at commonwealth games 14 years ago.
Sharath Kamal had won India's first gold at commonwealth games in table tennis today in 2006 in Melbourne.