The Latest News by Fremont TTA Owner Shashin Shodhan

23
Jun

Chess Champions at Fremont TTA

Sibling chess champions Naveen Nath and Nitish Nath have started taking lessons at Fremont Table Tennis Academy. Older brother Naveen Nath was California State Champion for K-3rd Grade when he was in 3rd grade. Younger brother 8-year old Nitish Nath is Northern and Southern California State Chess Champion for K-3rd grade and current national champion …

17
Jun

2017 National Collegiate Championships-Top 10 Points

The National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) led by Willy Leparulo is doing a great job in promoting table-tennis in the US. There are no professional leagues or professional players in the US but now many of the top juniors play some for their college teams instead of completely quitting when going to college. The …

15
Jun

Ask A Pro Anything-Korean Star Jeoung Youngsik

Here is a feature of Ask A Pro Anything with Adam Bobrow featuring Korean star Jeoung Youngsik. He has won his home tournament, the Korean Open World Tour. He led 2-0 in games against eventual gold medalist Ma Long at the 2016 Rio Olympics but lost 4-2 with both of the last two games going …

15
Jun

Manny Machado-MLB’s New Identity and Ping-Pong

One of baseball’s best young players, Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles, is part of Major League Baseball’s new identity. Manny Machado is one of the many Orioles who works on his ping-pong as the Orioles are big into ping-pong. The Orioles Gold Glove shortstop JJ Hardy is likely 1800+ in USATT rating according to …

14
Jun

Andrew Luck, Ping-Pong Fan, Recovering from Surgery

Former Stanford and current Indianapolis Colts star quarterback Andrew Luck is recovering from shoulder surgery and may not be ready for the start of NFL training camp. When Luck had the big contract extension of $140 million over 6 years making him the highest-paid player in NFL history, the main thing he wanted to buy was …

13
Jun

Golden State Warriors win 2nd title in 3 years! GOAT?!

Our home team, the Golden State Warriors, won their 2nd NBA Championship in 3 years!! New addition Kevin Durant, who joined the Warriors in the offseason, won the NBA Finals MVP and won his first NBA title. Durant scored 30+ points in all 5 Finals games to be the first player to do so in …

13
Jun

Usain Bolt wins final 100m race in native Jamaica!

Olympic legend Usain Bolt won the 100 meter dash in his final race in his native Jamaica. He plans to retire after the World Championships in London in August. He has won 8 Olympic gold medals (1 was removed due to a teammate’s doping in a relay).  Here is Usain Bolt playing ping-pong in China.

13
Jun

Match Analysis-World Championship Men’s Final

The thrilling men’s singles final between Ma Long and Fan Zhendong was the 3rd most viewed sporting event in China in 2017 with 50 million unique viewers. The championships reached a record 202 million unique views for the 6 days that China aired the Worlds. The ratings and reach were much higher than the 2015 …

11
Jun

Rafael Nadal wins record 10th French Open title

Rafael Nadal just won his record 10th French Open title steamrolling Stan Wawrinka in the final. No other men’s player has won more than 7 Grand Slams at a single event. Nadal went through the entire tournament without dropping a set and lost only 35 games, the second lowest in the Open era with matches …

11
Jun

2017 Worlds by the Numbers

Worlds by the Numbers: 55,000 spectators over 8 days 7,000 balls Closest singles title match since 1999 22,000 lunches prepared 38,000 liters of drinks  

11
Jun

Legend Saive Re-elected to National Olympic Committee

Table-tennis legend Jean-Michel Saive, who is a household name in Belgium, was re-elected to the National Olympic Committee there. Saive has been European Men’s Singles Champion, World Men’s Singles Finalist, and a 7-time Olympian.  Saive was recently running for the office of the ITTF President but lost out to Thomas Weikert in the election that …

11
Jun

Biggest US Soccer Star Christian Pulisic Plays Ping-Pong

Christian Pulisic, who at 18 years of age, is possibly the biggest soccer phenom the US has seen. He plays in the German Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund and is already a big international star scoring and assisting on many key goals for the US men’s team while in his teenage years. Of course, he plays …

11
Jun

2020 Olympics-Mixed Doubles Added!

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the addition of mixed doubles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the 5th event along with men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s team, and women’s team. There will not be any additional number of players allowed to participate but players who have already qualified will form mixed doubles pairs. …

8
Jun

2017 Worlds Women’s Singles Final Match Analysis

Here is the match analysis of the women’s singles final between Chinese teammates Ding Ning and Zhu Yuling. The forehand topspin was the most common shot used by both women as expected. The second most common shot used by Ding Ning was the backhand topspin as compared to the backhand block for Zhu Yuling. Normally …

6
Jun

The Physique of the World and Olympic Champions

Here is an interesting article that came out during the World Championships about the physique of the top table-tennis players. It states that all the top World Champions all had .41 kilograms to every centimeter of height. In the US measurements of pounds to inches, it would be 2.2959 pounds for every inch of height. Legends …