ABOUT US

About Fremont Table Tennis Academy

Fremont Table Tennis Academy is one of the top performing clubs in the nation achieving great results per lesson taken. FTTA students often win first place locally and consistently have won medals, including many golds, in each of the premier US tournaments, the US Open and US Nationals, that they have attended. FTTA is designated as a USA Table Tennis National Center of Excellence as one of the top clubs in the nation. Personal attention is giving to each student, whether a fresh beginner with no prior experience or seasoned tournament player. Group and private lessons are available daily.

About Fremont Table Tennis Academy Owner and Head Coach Shashin Shodhan

Shashin is one of the top US players and coaches and has been around the sport of table-tennis his whole life with over 30 years of experience. He has represented the US in many international competitions including the 2000 North American Olympic Trials where he was one of the top performers in both singles and doubles. In preparation for the Olympic Trials, he took a total of 3 years off his studies at UC Berkeley, 1.5 years off directly before the trials, and has been to Olympic and World Champions Sweden and China for extended periods over 10 times and practiced with a first division German Bundesliga club for 3 months. He has also won 15 US national titles in various age and rating events. 

Shashin leads the group and private lessons at FTTA. He is now a USA Table Tennis National Certified Coach and has the highest level of coaching certification possible with the International Table Tennis Federation. He has taught table-tennis at Stanford University for 8 years and his students are among the fastest improving and top performing players in the nation.

Some interesting tidbits are that he has played with or learned from 10 World Champions and has won games against a World #1, World #2, and a World #3. In 1997, he was a member of the US team at Stanford celebrating the 25th anniversary of historic Ping-Pong Diplomacy that restored diplomatic relations between the US and China in the early 1970s. He has played in two World Tours where he has beaten 4-time Pan Am Games gold medalist Thiago Monteiro of Brazil at the 1999 Swedish Open and narrowly lost to World top 100 Wu Chih-Chi of Chinese Taipei, a former doubles partner of World Doubles Champion Chuan Chih-Yuan, at the 2007 China Open.

Shashin is a graduate of Mission San Jose High School in Fremont and UC Berkeley and has lived in the Fremont area since age 6.

Pictures of Shashin Shodhan With the Legends in the Sport