The Latest News by Fremont TTA Owner Shashin Shodhan

16
Sep

World’s Fastest Sport-Table-Tennis or Badminton?

Badminton is considered the world’s fastest sport based on the speed the birdie which can travel over 200 mph. Table-tennis ball speeds can reach 60-70 mph at highest due to the light weight of ball and air resistance but has a higher frequency of hits in the rallies due to the closer proximity of the players. …

12
Sep

Westchester Table Tennis Club Taking Paddle to Parkinson’s

The Westchester Table Tennis Club in Pleasantville, New York is one of the best clubs in the US with hundreds of members for open play and the nation’s best monthly tournaments. Westchester TTC is owned by Will Shortz who is the long-time crossword puzzle editor for the New York Times. They also have a therapeutic program for …

12
Sep

ITTF-Asian Cup in Ahmedabad, India-city of my birth!

The ITTF-Asian Cup will take place this coming weekend in Ahmedabad, India, the city where I was born and spent the first 6 years of my life before moving to Fremont. China’s Liu Shiwen is the only player to have won the title on 4 occasions and will be defending her title. No other player …

4
Sep

2017 Los Angeles Open

I went to the Los Angeles Open this weekend which is the biggest tournament in the US after the US Nationals, US Open, and Teams tournaments. I practiced some this week but am not able to find players my level to practice with. I was breathing really hard in most of my matches so I need …

3
Sep

2017 Czech Open-14-Year Old Harimoto Sets Another Record

The 2017 Czech Open World Tour featured 14-year old record-setting Tomokazu Harimoto defeating former World #1 Timo Boll in the final. Harimoto has the been the youngest ever player to set many records and he just set another record by being the youngest player to win a men’s singles title at a World Tour by …

3
Sep

2017 Chinese National Games Team Events

The 2017 Chinese National Games are going right now in Tianjin, China which is one of the biggest competitions for Chinese players. One interesting match was the rematch of the men’s singles final of the 2017 Worlds with Ma Long vs Fan Zhendong. Ma Long won that match 12-10 in the deciding 7th game which …

28
Aug

2017 Xiom August Open-Day 3-Sunday

Facebook Album of Day 3 | Full Results The final day of the 2017 Xiom August Open featured a half-day of play with 3 events, the Under 2300, Under 1900, and Under 1500. Srinjoy Dutta was the only player to reach two finals on the final day with a win in the Under 1900 and …

27
Aug

2017 Xiom August Open-Day 2-Saturday

Facebook Album of Day 2 | Full Results The 2017 Xiom August Open continued on Saturday with events from Under 700 to Under 2500. Sarthak Pradhan was the big winner of day 2 by winning the Under 900 and Under 700 events in exciting 3-2 finals by 3 points and 2 points, respectively, and winning …

27
Aug

2017 Xiom August Open-Day 1-Friday

Facebook Album of Day 1 | Full Results The 2017 Xiom August Open is going on right now with over 70 players throughout Northern California coming to Fremont Table Tennis Academy this weekend (August 25-27) for the tournament. It is a 2-star USA Table Tennis-sanctioned tournament with trophies and medals along with a total of …

25
Aug

2017 World Tour, Czech Open

After Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov won the 2017 Bulgarian Open last week, teammate Timo Boll is the top seed in the 2017 Czech Open going on right now. Boll is currently ranked #6 in the world and has been ranked #1 in the world. He is one of the only players in recent times to beat …

24
Aug

German legend Jorg Rosskopf Having Some Fun!

German legend Jorg Rosskopf is seen here playing table-tennis with a cooking pan, shovel, sword, and pizza! It looks like it is for a German TV show. When Rosskopf won the World Men’s Doubles title in Dortmund, Germany in 1989, Germany got a really big boost in table-tennis. The capacity crowd was going crazy during …

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 …

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