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TT Nationals postponed


Amid the Covid surge, the Special Executive Committee of the Table Tennis Federation decided to postpone events in three categories (Under-15, Under-13 and Under-11) in the ongoing UTT National Ranking (Central Zone) Table Tennis Championships here today evening. It also decided to put off the Cadet & Sub-Junior Nationals that were to begin from January 11.



If 2020 was a year of inaction for most sportspersons because of the pandemic, 2021 became a significant year for them. The vaccination programme brought much-needed reassurance and relief to all stakeholders, and sports could restart. More importantly, the July-August Olympics in Tokyo, despite so many uncertainties, could be completed hassle-free. Though Euro 2020 and Wimbledon had just ignited the initial hopes, the Olympics paved the way for all others to follow suit.

Payas, Suhana to return home with bronze from the Worlds


Payas Jain, following the footsteps of Suhana Saini, ensured himself at bronze at least in the Youth Under-19 Boys when he beat Iran’s Naved Shams in the ITTF World Youth Championships at Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, last night.

Suhana ensures third medal in the Worlds


Suhana Saini continued with her medal-winning streak when she defeated Romania’s Bianca Mei Rosu 4-3 (8-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-8, 8-11, 10-12, 11-7) to enter the semifinals today in the ongoing ITTF World Youth Championships at Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.

Suhana's wins go in vain, Indians finish with bronze


India's Under-15 Girls team flattered to deceive as it went down 2-3, despite Suhana Sainis valiant efforts in the semifinals of the ITTF World Youth Championships at Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, today.

Suhana puts India in the Worlds medal round


India's Under-15 Girls made history as they entered the medal round in the ITTF World Youth Championships at Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.

Sathiyan lone Indians left in the singles fray


G. Sathiyan was the lone Indian to enter the round of 32, beating Russia's Vladimir Sidorenko, in the World Table Tennis Championships in Houston yesterday. He will now take on Aruna Quadri of Nigeria, who is ranked No. 17, later on, Wednesday night.

Awardee - 2021


Awardee - 2021

Manush, Reeth win titles in Ecuador


Manush Shah claimed the mens singles title when he beat Mexican Juan Jesus Gomez 4-1 (11-7, 11-9, 11-13, 11-7, 11-9) while Reeth Rishya defeated compatriot Anika Das 4-2 (6-11, 11-4, 11-6, 16-18, 11-1, 11-6) to snatch the womens singles crown in the finals of the ITTF Ecuador International Open yesterday.

TTFI remembers Sultan


On this day, a year ago, the table tennis fraternity lost one of its pillars in S.M. Sultan to the dreaded Covid-19. Sultan, 61, admitted to a Vijayawada hospital, didnt even know that his wife had passed away the previous day. Nor did he anticipate that his only son, also admitted to the Covid ward, would follow him to the grave just a day later.