The Latest News by Fremont TTA Owner Shashin Shodhan

20
Aug

2017 Bulgaria Open-Ovtcharov and Ishikawa Win!

Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa won the men’s and women’s singles titles, respectively, at the 2017 Bulgaria Open that just completed today. Ovtcharov and Ishikawa are two of the biggest threats to China. Ovtcharov had a number of close matches and come-from-behind games en route to his title. He has arguably the best …

15
Aug

ITTF: 1 Year Back-Rio in Review

The ITTF has recently been posting a number of articles with recaps from the 2016 Rio Olympics table-tennis events: After a taste of the Games, Takahashi wants more (Bruna Takahashi represents Brazil in Brazil) Zhang Jike sleepwalks to stardom (London double Olympic gold medalist picked up 2 million more followers on his Chinese social media account Weibo …

11
Aug

Ping-Pong Diplomacy-25th Anniversary 20 Years Back

In 1971, diplomatic relations between China and the US renewed through ping-pong as it was the biggest news story at the time in the US. In 1972, the Chinese team visited the US and in sold-out arenas throughout the US, the Chinese National Team players played exhibition and friendship matches against US national team players. …

11
Aug

NFL: Jason Taylor-Hall of Fame Inductee and Ping-Pong

Jason Taylor, long-time Miami Dolphins defensive end, was recently just inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in the 2017 class. He has been NFL Defensive Player of the Year, led the NFL in sacks, and has at least a share of the NFL all-time record in fumble recoveries and fumbles returned for touchdowns. He …

5
Aug

Olympics: 2024 in Paris and 2028 in Los Angeles

The IOC has awarded Paris to be the host city for the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles for the 2028 Olympics. This is the first time that the IOC has awarded two cities at once as there are growing concerns from potential bid cities that the Olympics leads to financial trouble and leaves the venues …

4
Aug

T2APAC League in Asia

There’s another league besides the Ultimate Table Tennis League in India, , T2APAC, going on right now in the Asia-Pacific region that goes through several rounds of play. T2APAC features more of the premier players in the world such as former World #1s Vladimir Samsonov and Timo Boll as well as multiple-time Olympic medalists Dimitrij Ovtcharov …

4
Aug

Ultimate Table Tennis League in India Complete!

The Ultimate Table Tennis League in India finished and Falcons TTC defeated Shaze Challengers in the final. It was televised on TV in India and streamed live and was very professionally presented. It was a good chance for the top Indian players to compete with top foreign players on home soil. I played seriously at …

30
Jul

MLB: Clayton Kershaw Hosts 5th Annual Ping-Pong Event

3-time Cy Young Award Pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted his 5th annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose event at Dodgers Stadium. (Courtesy Lakers Nation) Kershaw’s 5th annual ping-pong event raised money for children. Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are big into ping-pong as many Dodgers took part. He is arguably the …

24
Jul

Jordan Spieth-British Open Champion and Ping Pong

Golfer Jordan Spieth just won his 3rd major championship this past weekend by winning the British Open. With great play in his final few holes, Spieth passed Matt Kuchar to take the British Open title. Spieth is the youngest ever golfer with 3 majors and 11 PGA titles. Both Spieth and especially Kuchar are both …

22
Jul

Ultimate Table Tennis in India

The Ultimate Table Tennis League is going on in India right now featuring many of the world’s best players teamed with India’s best players and is being televised. It is being supported by the relatives of the billion-dollar Ambani family in India. The top two current leaders in the points standings are China’s Wu Yang …

22
Jul

Roddick and Clijsters Inducted Into Tennis Hall of Fame

Tennis stars and former World #1s Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters were inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame today. Andy Roddick has 1 Grand Slam title and has been in 5 Grand Slam finals. Kim Clijsters is a 4-time Grand Slam Champion and has spent 20 weeks ranked #1 in the world. Andy …

21
Jul

Summer Camp Pictures-July

Here are pics of summer fun from the beginning to the middle of July: Every class finishes with a fun game and Ruhi (pictured below) has been class champion a lot!

20
Jul

2017 Fremont July Open tournament

Fremont Table Tennis Academy hosted a 2-star USA Table Tennis-sanctioned tournament last weekend (July 14-16) which featured players all the way from Arizona to Santa Cruz to Sacramento. There were 13 events with various rating levels from Under 100 to Under 2500 with rating events for every 200 rating points. FULL RESULTS DAY 1, Friday: …

14
Jul

2017 US Nationals-8 FTTA Players Win 9 Medals!

Fremont Table Tennis Academy sent 8 players to the 2017 US Nationals this past week and came away with 9 medals! Champions in Training Program Member Saahil Tiwary was the big winner with the full rainbow of medals with 1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze. 12-year old Ashwin Sankuratri was one of the top …

1
Jul

2017 NorCal Juniors League-Division 2 Final Report

Division 2 juniors featured some high-level of play, lower in level than only Division 1. Team O’Boll, named after German legend and former World #1 Timo Boll, took first place. Tarun Sankuratri and Arjun Ganesan of Team O’Boll both had 5-1 singles records in the regular season giving both of them co-MVPs along with Neel …