The Latest News by Fremont TTA Owner Shashin Shodhan

15
Dec

2017 US Open-Fremont Table Tennis Academy

Fremont Table Tennis Academy is headed to the 2017 US Open this weekend in Las Vegas. Four students will be playing, Pranav Tantravahi, Rishikumar Gopalan, Arnav Khinvasara, and Bhavesh Kumar and I will be doing coaching and playing both. Pranav and Rishi will play the higher events from U2000 and up. Arnav and Bhavesh will …

15
Dec

Germany on Top-Ovtcharov , Rosskopf, Boll!

China dominates table-tennis right?! Look out China, German Dimitrij Ovtcharov is assured to be #1 in the world after winning his first match in the Grand Finals going on right now. German coach Jorg Rosskopf was just voted Coach of the Year. German legend Timo Boll just won the T2APAC league men’s title defeating Ovtcharov in the …

13
Dec

2017 Swedish Open Top 10 Points

The 2017 Swedish Open just finished with the Chinese dominating the event. However, Germans Timo Boll and Dimitrij Ovtcharov who have been in the recent World Cup and German Open finals by beating the top Chinese players, did not play. The 1999 Swedish Open generated my best international win as I defeated Olympian and Pan …

6
Dec

2017 Junior Worlds-A New Swedish Future Waldner?

The 2017 Junior World Championships just finished in Italy with China winning all golds. Xue Fei had a clean sweep of all boys titles defeating 15-year old Swedish sensation Truls Moregard in the boys singles final. Moregard seems to have the playing style of former World and European Champion Peter Karlsson. From practicing with and watching …

30
Nov

2017 German Open-Top 10 Points

Pictured in Germany in 1995 with (from left to right) legends Poland’s Andrzej Grubba (in Grenzau), Dusseldorf coach Mario Amizic, China’s World Champion Xu Zengcai (who was the best player I practiced with and the top player at Sontheim), and Belarus’ former World #1 Vladimir Samsonov (who was playing for Dusseldorf where the 2017 Worlds …

23
Nov

2017 West Coast Teams this weekend in Livermore!

About 30 teams will compete in the 2017 West Coast Teams in Livermore this Thanksgiving weekend. There will be a strong field with 20 players rated over 2,000 taking part. Teams will be separated into 4 divisions based on the average rating of the top two players. Teams can be promoted or relegated for the rest …

23
Nov

German Coach Jorg Rosskopf: China Remains #1

The table-tennis world has been shocked in the past month with Germany’s Timo Boll and Dimitrij Ovtcharov being in the past two major international finals, the Men’s World Cup and the German Open, where all top Chinese players were knocked out by them or others. Normally, it’s two Chinese playing in the finals of major …

15
Nov

2017 German Open: All Chinese Out with an all-German Final!

The End of Chinese Dominance?! The 2017 German Open was enjoyed by the home crowd as their nation’s table-tennis heroes, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Timo Boll, appeared in their second consecutive major international final after the World Cup in Belgium. Ovtcharov had been something like 0-20 against World #1 Ma Long and World #2 Fan Zhendong …

6
Nov

2017 Men’s World Cup Top 10 Points

At the 2017 Men’s World Cup in Belgium, it was not an all-Chinese final like many major international tournaments are but an all-German final with Dimitrij Ovtcharov defeating Timo Boll in the final. Boll knocked out both Chinese, Asian Cup Champion Lin Gaoyuan and World #1 Ma Long, in the quarters and semis, respectively with …

31
Oct

2017 West Coast Teams 3-Star Tournament in Livermore in November!

There will be a big 3-star USA Table Tennis-sanctioned tournament, the 2017 West Coast Teams, in Livermore from November 24-26 at a 40,000 square foot facility with lots of space. Players have to enter with a team and teams will consist of 2-4 players. Teams will be grouped with other teams of similar level in …

31
Oct

2017 Women’s World Cup in Markham, Canada

The Women’s World Cup took place in North America for the second year in a row, this time in Markham, Canada. Last year, it was held in Philadelphia and the finals were televised live on ESPN. Last year, China did not send any women and the final was won by Japan’s Miu Hirano over Chinese …

31
Oct

PGA Tour Rookie Takes Down Table Tennis Legend Matt Kuchar

Top PGA golfer Matt Kuchar is considered the best table-tennis player among the pro golfers. However, he just lost to a tour rookie, but of course from China. Zecheng “Marty” Dou, who became the first Chinese-born golfer to earn his PGA tour card, won against Matt Kuchar in Shanghai.

25
Oct

China Accused of Mass Doping

China has been accused of mass doping of 10,000 athletes in the 1980s and 1990s according to a former Chinese Olympic doctor, Xue Yinxian, who spoke to German TV. According to the doctor, athletes had to dope or had to leave the team. Table-tennis is one of the sports that is included in the mass doping …

23
Oct

2017 World Series: LA Dodgers, Jose Altuve, and Ping-Pong

The 2017 Major League Baseball World Series starts tomorrow with the ping-pong loving LA Dodgers against the Houston Astros led by avid ping-pong player and MVP favorite Jose Altuve. The LA Dodgers have a healthy ping-pong competition in their clubhouse led by arguably baseball’s best pitcher Clayton Kershaw who hosts an annual ping-pong event to …

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