Table tennis became the latest addition to the list of sports like cricket, tennis, kabaddi and badminton to have a franchise-based league with the introduction of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT). The league, which starts on 13 July and will be played across three cities in the country, will be the first-ever professional table tennis league in India.
The franchises are club-based instead of being city-based, unlike other popular leagues in the country. UTT features Maharashtra United, Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas, Dabbang Smashers TTC, iProspect Challengers, Falcons TTC and RP-SG Mavericks.
Chennai will be hosting the first leg of the league (from 13 July to 20 July) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, followed by Delhi's Thyagaraj Stadium (which will play host from 21 July to 25 July). The final leg, including the semi-finals and finals, will be played at The National Sports Club of India (NSCI) in Mumbai between 26 July to 30 July.
Here's all you need to know about catching Ultimate Table Tennis action live:
When and where will UTT be played?
Chennai kick-starts the proceedings with the tie between RP-SG Mavericks and Falcons TTC on Thursday with Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium hosting the six teams till 20 July.
Where can I book the tickets to watch UTT live?
The league is unique in the fact that it will allow spectators the opportunity to experience live action from the stadium at no cost. Only an online registration is required to get an entry pass. Registration for the Chennai and Delhi legs is currently underway on bookmyshow.com. A maximum of six tickets can be booked in a transaction.
How do I watch the UTT live on television?
The league would be telecast live on Star Sports Select 2 HD and Star Sports Select 2.
When will live coverage of the match start?
The live broadcast of the match will start at 7.30 pm IST.
Where can I follow the match online?
The match will be streamed online on Hotstar and JioTV.
Updated Date: Jul 13, 2017 13:50 PM