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After a mixed 2019 bag, keeping fingers crossed for 2020


IF the Indian table tennis had touched its peak in 2018, it was a mixed bag of emotions during 2019 with some hits and misses. The year began with our senior paddlers A. Sharath Kamal, G. Sathiyan and Manika Batra bettering their world rankings and juniors complimenting them, showing a marked improvement.

Bhawani Mukherji, Tapan Bose are no more


It was a sad day for Indian table tennis as two stalwart coaches, Bhawani Mukherji and Tapan Bose, breathed their last today.

Amalraj, Sutirtha emerge champs as India top chart


Anthony Amalraj defeated compatriot Harmeet Desai 4-3 to claim the men singles title, while Sutirtha Mukherjee downed Ayhika Mukherjee 4-2 for the women singles crown to make a clean sweep of gold medals and silver medals in the 13th SAF Games in Kathmandu today.

Indian show all the way, paddles enter semis


The Indian men and women paddlers continued their good work in the 13th South Asian Games at Kathmandu as top-seed Harmeet Desai defeated Fahad Khwaja of Pakistan 11-8, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6 to enter the semifinals today.

Indians sweep doubles gold and silver medals


Indian paddlers, after winning the team gold medals yesterday, in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games at Kathmandu, also grabbed the gold and silver medals in all the three doubles events today.

Indian teams grab gold medals yet again


The Indian men and women paddlers claimed team gold medals for yet another time, stamping their authority in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games at Kathmandu today.

Bengal now one unit, compete under one banner


Following the initiative of the Table Tennis Federation of India, the two units of West Bengal, namely West Bengal Table Tennis Association and North Bengal Table Tennis Association, have merged together to form a single unit under the new name of Bengal State Table Tennis Association (BSTTA).

Harmeet wins first major open international title


Harmeet Desai defeated compatriot Anthony Amalraj in the final of the 2019 ITTF Challenge Indonesia Open at Batam to win his first open international men singles title.

Payas, Yashashwini join elite young Indians as Asian squads to win gold and bronze


Payas Jain joined the elite group of Indian boys who were a part of the gold-winning Asian squad, competing in the ITTF World Cadet Challenge which concluded yesterday in Poland.

Kavyashree and Swastika earn bronze medals


After the Indian Cadet Girls grabbed gold and bronze medals in the team event, Kavyashree Baskar earned herself a bronze in the Cadet Girls singles, while Swastika Ghosh was another individual bronze winner in Junior Girls section of the 2019 ITTF Junior Circuit Premium Oman Junior and Cadet Open at Muscat.