The Latest News by Fremont TTA Owner Shashin Shodhan

22
Feb

Ovtcharov defeats young phenom for 3 wins in 3 weeks!

Dimitrij Ovtcharov, 4-time Olympic medalist and winner of the past two international tournaments, the Europe Top-16 and Swiss Open, won the 2017 World Tour Indian Open in New Delhi this past weekend. In the final was 13-year old Tomokazu Harimoto from Japan who just became the youngest ever World Junior Champion so he plays well beyond …

21
Feb

Almost the first Pro Table Tennis League in US?

Table-tennis needs a professional or semi-professional league in the US as all the sports that are big sports have this. If table-tennis can get on TV, then it would be much easier to get sponsors and there would be more money in the sport. The US and Rwanda are the only two countries in the …

19
Feb

2017 NBA All-Star Game-Eric Gordon is 3-Point Champ

Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets won the 3-point contest at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game this weekend and plays table-tennis. His younger brother, Evan Gordon, played basketball for his college and played table-tennis at the 2016 US Nationals and 2016 US Open and is rated around 2,200 in table-tennis currently which is very impressive for …

17
Feb

2017 Indian Open-India #1 Sharath Kamal Achanta Highlights

India #1 Sharath Kamal Achanta is in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Indian Open taking place currently in New Delhi. He beat a top young player from France, Can Akkuzu, and one of the world’s top defensive players from Japan, Yuto Muramatsu, to make it there and here are the match highlights. Sharath Kamal vs …

17
Feb

NBA All-Star Game-Coach Steve Kerr

Steve Kerr, the coach of our home team, the Golden State Warriors, and the Western Conference in the All-Star game this weekend has table-tennis interest for his team and family. He organized a ping-pong tournament for the Warriors on a day off from practice this season for team bonding that was won by Klay Thompson …

17
Feb

NBA All-Star Game-Hall of Famer Reggie Miller

The NBA All-Star Game last year featured a televised ping-pong match on TNT between NBA Hall of Famer Reggie Miller and top hip-hop artist Drake who are both big into ping-pong! Their ping-pong match was watched live by many big names including NBA legends Lebron James, Charles Barkley, and Isiah Thomas. If they played my weekend …

16
Feb

NBA All-Star Game-Splash Brothers and Table-Tennis

Pictured above is NBA Champion and All-Star Klay Thompson playing table-tennis during a trip to Beijing. The NBA All-Star Game this coming weekend will feature 4 players from our home team, the Golden State Warriors, for the first time, including Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Thompson will also try to defend his 3-point …

15
Feb

Weekend League-February 11-12, 2017

Fremont Table Tennis Saturday, Feb 11 league was won by Saahil Tiwary in Group 1 and Adarsh Jayaram in Group 2. Saahil won all his 5 matches while losing only 3 games. In Group 2, Adarsh Jayaram lost a match to Andrew Chen but still came out as group winner after beating Amanvir Parhar head-to-head. The …

14
Feb

Dimitrij Ovtcharov looks for 3 wins in 3 weeks!

Dimitrij Ovtcharov is looking to win 3 titles in 3 weeks after winning the 2017 Europe Top 16 and 2017 Swiss Open in the last 2 weeks. Sharath Kamal is the only Indian in the top 100 in the world rankings but there are two other upcoming players that are just outside the top 100, …

11
Feb

2017 World Tour Heads to New Delhi, India

The 2017 World Tour’s next stop is New Delhi, India for the first time taking place from February 14-19. The big names playing the tournament are former World #1 Vladimir Samsonov and 4-time Olympic medalist Dimitrij Ovtcharov. There are also good Japanese players like Olympian Koki Niwa and the youngest ever World Junior Champion, 13-year old …

9
Feb

2017 World Championships Promo

Here is the 2017 World Championships Promo coming up this year from May 29-June 5 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Dusseldorf is where many of the top German players like Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Bastian Steger, and others live and train and has been one of the top clubs in the world for a long time. China will be the …

8
Feb

Over half-billion watch table-tennis at Rio!

Over a half-billion viewers tuned in to watch table-tennis during the 2016 Rio Olympics. The typical medal contenders such as China and Japan had strong viewers but non-medal winning countries like the US, Brazil, and India also had over 20 million viewers. China had 372 million viewers during the Rio Olympics with Japan having 27.8 million …

8
Feb

Europe Top 16-Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Li Jie win!

The Europe Top 16 took place in Antibes, France last weekend and was won by Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov in men and Netherland’s Li Jie in women. The top 3 finishers in each gender got automatic invitations to the World Cup later this year (with likely more also getting in). This is the 3rd year in …

7
Feb

Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and Ping-Pong

Like all athletes, Super Bowl MVP quarterback Tom Brady is very competitive, even on the ping-pong table. Here is a story of a broken paddle after losing a table-tennis match to his wide receiver, Danny Amendola, and his wide receiver’s quote: “He’s the best teammate. He’s so competitive and what not. I remember one story, it …

7
Feb

Atlanta Falcons Big Ping-Pong Playing Team

Many sports teams and athletes in the MLB, NHL, NFL, and NBA play ping-pong for fun and the Super Bowl team , the Atlanta Falcons, are among them. They have 3 ping-pong tables in their locker room and they are often used. Their star wide receiver, Julio Jones, is arguably the best player on their …

22
Dec

2014 US Nationals

The 2014 US Nationals was a great learning experience for all students. 8 and 2 are the numbers for Fremont Table Tennis Academy at the 2014 US Nationals. 8 students and 2 coaches attended 10 (8+2) round of 16 (8*2)  or better finishes 4 ( 8/2) top 8 finishes (quarterfinals or better) 1 (2/2) top …

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