Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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SAI-appointed foreign TT coaches refuse to come

Trouble with the appointment of foreign coaches for India's Table Tennis contingent has been reported by Times of India. After the social media handle of Sports Authority of India announced the appointment of Brett Clarke and Yin Wei as...

Foreign coaches appointed in Athletics and TT with view to Tokyo 2020

Since September 2018, immediately after the Asian Games, Indian Table Tennis coach and the man often credited with turning the sport around in the country Massimo Costantini's resignation, the Indian National team has been without a foreign coach. That is...

Targeting a Top 15 World Ranking by end of 2019: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

"So, Sathiyan. Has it sunk in yet?" "Right now all I know is that it's a great feeling." Till a few years back, did anyone of us see this change coming in Indian Table Tennis? Did we foresee a scenario where...

Coach crisis in Indian sports…in the year before Olympics

The fact that there has been a surge in achievements in the Indian sector of sports is easily apparent in the performances of the Indian contingent at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games....

Never be afraid to fail | By Achanta Sharath Kamal

When I was around 11 years old, I was playing in a slightly Senior category at a State tournament, and I lost an early match. That loss hit me so hard that I crawled under the Table and stayed...

30 unforgettable moments from Indian Sports in 2018

2018 has been a memorable year for Indian sports. Not only because we have seen our athletes win several medals at the highest level, but also because we have seen a positive approach by them in each and every...

Vision Tokyo 2020 on track with 29 athletes added under Target Olympic Podium Scheme

The Sports Authority of India’s Mission Olympic Cell approved the names of 29 athletes to be included in its Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) in the disciplines of shooting, tennis and table tennis. The performance of potential athletes was...

With unprecedented fitness levels, Manika Batra is here to stay

When viewed from a global perspective, the Indians make for the easiest opponents across all fields that require a display of physical strength. Up against the mighty Cubans or the Chinese athletes, the levels of stamina that the Indian...

Table Tennis coach Massimo Costantini resigns

Two consecutively brilliant performances by the Indian Table Tennis contingent at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games had few arguing that the sport was indeed on the rise in India. However, in a development that may as well...

TTFI vows new policies to curb player pull outs in domestic tourneys

The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) seems to be going through its own set of issues when it comes to organising national tournaments which, according to them, have seen several high profile names pull out. The latest victim tournament...