The Latest News by Fremont TTA Owner Shashin Shodhan

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 …

1
Jul

2017 NorCal Juniors League-Division 3 Final Report

Division 3 featured all players that are ready for tournaments. Many matches were evenly matched and could have gone either way. Tejas Vaze of Team Evergreen was the big winner being MVP and winning first place in the playoffs.  Epic Masters featuring Andrew Chen and Poorv Patil made a late push by winning their final …

1
Jul

2017 NorCal Juniors League-Division 4 Final Report

Division 4 of the Northern California Juniors League featured the closest final as if one point went differently, the winners and runner-ups would have been flipped. In the final, Ace Breakers featuring Varun Mohanraj (7-1 in singles) and Aditya Pawar (6-2 in singles) won a nail-biting doubles to secure the victory against Topspin featuring Bhavi Kenia …

1
Jul

2017 NorCal Juniors League-Division 5 Final Report

Division 5 of the NorCal Juniors League had a lot of players that are on the cusp of being official tournament players. Arul Mathur of Double A Batteries was Division 5 MVP (10-0 in singles) joined in the All-Division Team by Nirad Kanada of Inferno Dragons (9-1 in singles) and Pranav Singamsetty of SpeedRacers (8-2 …

1
Jul

2017 NorCal Juniors League-Division 6 Final Report

Pranav Sreeram of The Pros was the big winner in Division 6 of the 2017 Northern California Juniors League. He went undefeated in singles, doubles, team, and in the playoffs. In the final, he led The Pros to a win against the upcoming youngsters, Ryan Chen and Ayaan Hassan of Future MVPs. Pranav won both …

1
Jul

2017 NorCal Juniors League-Division 7 Final Report

Division 7 of the Northern California Juniors League was the most entry level division of the 7 divisions but still featured players who have played for a decent amount of time. Playoffs: One semifinal featured SuperSmashBros featuring undefeated Suraj Pangal and 9-1 Suhaas Vemuri over Thunderbirds featuring Aniketh Upadhya and Ishan Junnarkar. The other semis …

1
Jul

Summer Camps-Weeks 1 and 2

Fantastic Fun For Fremont! Summer camps are in full swing and kids have finished two weeks. Here are some of the scenes from the summer camps: Warm-up and Stretching: Scenes of the kids: Ending with fun games:  

1
Jul

Kye Shi-Member of US Physics Olympiad Team

High school student Kye Shi, who comes for open play and has also played our weekend league and our sanctioned tournament, is a member of the 2017 US Physics Olympiad team! He will attend a training camp in Maryland and then attend the International Physics Olympiad in Indonesia in July. There were a number of …

1
Jul

9-Year Old Aanya Kulkarni-Champion in Training!

Aanya Kulkarni is one of Fremont Table Tennis Academy’s young promising students. She is 9 years old and has recently joined the Champions in Training Program. She has been one of the top girls for her age at our academy and was on the all-division team for schools league last year. Look out for her …

28
Jun

2007 China Open-10 Years Back

I played in the 2007 Panasonic China Open 10 years back which is one of two foreign Pro Tours that I have played (the other being the 1999 Swedish Open). It took place in Shenzhen which is close to Hong Kong and Guangzhou. I had been training in Shanghai before this with a former Chinese …

28
Jun

2017 China Open-Ovtcharov and Ding Ning Win!

The 2017 China Open has been filled with the talk of the Chinese players withdrawing but the tournament did go on for everyone else. The German legends Timo Boll and Dimitrij Ovtcharov faced off in a great final with Timo Boll having 4 match points in the deciding 7th game only to lose. The 13-year …

28
Jun

2017 China Open-Controversy with Chinese Players

Pictured with  long-time Chinese men’s head coach Liu Guoliang (in blue) and Chinese women’s team head coach Kong Linghui (in white) in the 1990s. Kong became World Men’s Singles Champion in 1995 and Olympic Men’s Singles Champion in 2000. Liu became Olympic Men’s Singles Champion in 1996 and World Men’s Singles Champion in 1999. They …

24
Jun

2017 China Open-Controversy Erupts!

Controversy has erupted at the 2017 China Open going on right now as 3 of the biggest Chinese stars, Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, and Xu Xin, all did not show up for their scheduled men’s singles matches. China’s most popular athlete, Zhang Jike, also did not play after the first game of his match either …

24
Jun

NBA: Clippers Stars Paul and Griffin Opt Out

The Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA Champions Warriors division foe (can’t be considered “rivals” when Warriors win every time!), had their two best players opt out of their contracts today. Both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin became unrestricted free agents but there is a good chance they will re-sign with the Clippers. Chris Paul hosts an …

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