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National table tennis camp postponed again due to players' divided view on travel, incomplete venue
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National table tennis camp postponed again due to players' divided view on travel, incomplete venue

Table Tennis Federation of India, which is currently de-recognised by the government, has been trying to assemble players under one roof since August. The latest attempt was aimed at starting a three-week camp from October 15.

Turning Point: Table tennis over engineering, the one decision that changed Sharath Kamal’s life
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Turning Point: Table tennis over engineering, the one decision that changed Sharath Kamal’s life

An athlete's turning point in life generally arrives during his career. But for Sharath Kamal, choosing table tennis over engineering was the first and most crucial turning point of his life.

Firstpost Masterclass: Forehand topspin to aggressive play, Kamlesh Mehta explains intricacies of table tennis
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Firstpost Masterclass: Forehand topspin to aggressive play, Kamlesh Mehta explains intricacies of table tennis

India table tennis legend Kamlesh Mehta explains the physical and mental intricacies of table tennis.

UTT stars Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, former player Neha Aggarwal to extend financial help to 130 members of table tennis fraternity
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UTT stars Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan, former player Neha Aggarwal to extend financial help to 130 members of table tennis fraternity

The original goal of the table tennis players was to raise Rs 10 lakh but with Rs 13 lakh coming in, they can now help at least 130.

India's table tennis players including Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan unwilling to join proposed national camp before August
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India's table tennis players including Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan unwilling to join proposed national camp before August

Following the central government's decision to open sports stadiums and complexes without spectators last month, the TTFI had sought players' availability twice for the training camp, first for the beginning of June and then for June last week. The Players have ended up saying no to both.

Table Tennis Federation of India recommends Manika Batra for Khel Ratna award
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Table Tennis Federation of India recommends Manika Batra for Khel Ratna award

Manika, who missed out on India's highest sporting honour last year, is the first woman paddler from her country to win a singles gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. She achieved the feat in the 2018 edition in which she won as many four medals including two gold medal.

Table Tennis Federation of India planning to reschedule training camp in June end, but players refuse to travel till July
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Table Tennis Federation of India planning to reschedule training camp in June end, but players refuse to travel till July

After the government allowed sports complexes to open without spectators earlier this month, the TTFI had written to the players to assemble for a camp in the first week of June.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Baton exchange, sparring barred in SAI’s SOP; athletes to sign consent forms before resumption of training
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Baton exchange, sparring barred in SAI’s SOP; athletes to sign consent forms before resumption of training

The form requires athletes to acknowledge that they understand that SAI cannot "guarantee the complete elimination of the risks" associated with resumption of training amid the pandemic

Soon to be 38, Sharath Kamal ready to start 'all over again' after the coronavirus lockdown comes to end
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Soon to be 38, Sharath Kamal ready to start 'all over again' after the coronavirus lockdown comes to end

There's no table tennis training going on for Sharath Kamal during the coronavirus lockdown, for him it's an opportunity to 'make up for lost time' as he deals with the break with a unique perspective

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian athletes join call for Games to be delayed due to global COVID-19 pandemic
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian athletes join call for Games to be delayed due to global COVID-19 pandemic

Calls from athletes and federations for a delay in the Games, which is scheduled to run from 24 July to 9 August, have intensified as the flu-like virus has brought sport to a grinding halt across the world.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: TTFI promises to appoint head coach for four-year cycle after Massimo Costantini's departure
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: TTFI promises to appoint head coach for four-year cycle after Massimo Costantini's departure

Notwithstanding their disappointing performance in the Olympics team qualifiers, the Indian paddlers have done exceedingly well in the last 18 months to raise the profile of the sport in the country

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's team's qualification bid ends after defeat to Czech Republic
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's team's qualification bid ends after defeat to Czech Republic

The Indian men's table tennis team's quest for an Olympic berth ended in disappointment after it suffered a 1-3 defeat to Czech Republic in a play-off match of the qualifying event

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's, women's table tennis teams stutter in pre-quarterfinals of qualifying event
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's, women's table tennis teams stutter in pre-quarterfinals of qualifying event

While the 17th seeded women played their hearts out in the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers before losing to fifth seeds Romania 2-3, the men disappointed with their 1-3 defeat against Slovenia

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's, women's table tennis teams only a win away from securing their maiden qualification
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men's, women's table tennis teams only a win away from securing their maiden qualification

Indian men and women are just one win away from securing their maiden qualification for Olympics, following their contrasting victories against Luxembourg and Sweden respectively in the team qualifier.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Fifth seed Indian men's table tennis squad well-placed to earn qualification for team event at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Fifth seed Indian men's table tennis squad well-placed to earn qualification for team event at Games

Despite the lack of a head coach since the 2019 Asian Games, Indian players have been producing impressive on the professional circuit

ITTF President Thomas Weikert says it is right time to host a mega event like World Championships
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ITTF President Thomas Weikert says it is right time to host a mega event like World Championships

The Table Tennis Federation of India will submit its bid for the World Championships (team) at the end of the year.

Manika Batra says recent results at German, Swedish Open justify split from childhood coach Sandeep Gupta
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Manika Batra says recent results at German, Swedish Open justify split from childhood coach Sandeep Gupta

Manika, a multiple-time CWG gold medallist and Asian Games bronze medallist, is confident of returning to the top-50 soon

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's preparations hit fresh roadblock as foreign table tennis coach Dejan Papic 'unfit' to join team
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India's preparations hit fresh roadblock as foreign table tennis coach Dejan Papic 'unfit' to join team

Newly-appointed foreign table tennis coach Dejan Papic's stint with the Indian team has been delayed by at least the next two months due to a knee surgery he has undergone.

Asian Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan goes down fighting in QFs after becoming only second Indian to reach last-8
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Asian Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan goes down fighting in QFs after becoming only second Indian to reach last-8

Sathiyan, currently the top-ranked Indian in the world, hardly broke a sweat as he notched up a 11-7, 11-8, 11-6 win against his North Korean opponent in the pre-quarter-final match that lasted 22 minutes.

ITTF Asian Championships 2019: Indian men's team finish fifth with 3-0 victory over Hong Kong
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ITTF Asian Championships 2019: Indian men's team finish fifth with 3-0 victory over Hong Kong

G Sathiyan was the lone India player who did not lose a single match in team event, having played all matches from 1st Division to finishing fifth in the Champions Division.