UTT 2019: Amid seven golden point games, Dabang Delhi clinch first win of the season against U Mumba
Dabang Delhi picked up their first points of third UTT edition following a 9-6 win over U Mumba at the Thyagraj Stadium in Delhi.
UTT 2019: Birthday boy Tiago Apolonia fights back from behind to win in Chennai Lions' demolition of Puneri Paltan
Harmeet Desai ran Tiago Apolonia close in a fiercely contested match in UTT with Chennai Lions beating Puneri Paltan.
UTT 2019: Archana Kamath thrashes Manika Batra as Goa Challengers beat Mavericks Kolkata by landslide
Reigning national champion and India's domestic No 1 Archana Kamath got the better of top-ranked Indian on ITTF tour Manika Batra in Goa's win over Kolkata.
UTT 2019: In clash of debutants, Manav Thakkar takes Sharath Kamal close but U Mumba edge Chennai Lions 9-6
Achanta Sharath Kamal was pushed all the way by Manav Thakkar, 18 year his junior, in U Mumba's 9-6 win over Chennai Lions in UTT 2019.
Manika Batra says she isn't worried about Tokyo Olympics 2020 yet, believes shifting base to Pune has helped her
While the countdown adds to the nerves for a lot of athletes aspiring for a podium finish in the sporting extravaganza, table tennis star Manika Batra isn't one to let the thought of the ticking clock seep into her head and add further pressure.
India's top-ranked player G Sathiyan produced a stellar performance, beating Harmeet Desai in the men's singles and then pairing up with Bernadette Szocs to win two matches and clinch five points.
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UTT 2019: With new teams, revitalised format, tournament aims to be more entertaining and engaging in latest edition
Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) gets underway on 25 July with defending champions Dabang Delhi taking on Puneri Paltan in the capital.
Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships gold medallist Harmeet Desai opens up on his triumph and journey
In 2004, a joyous Harmeet Desai watched Sharath Kamal clinch the men's singles title in Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships on TV. On Monday, after 15 years, he was on the winners' podium, collecting the same prize.
UTT 2019: Germany's Benedikt Duda aims for adaptability in maiden stint as Olympic dreams burn bright
While a major trophy has eluded him of late, Benedikt is confident that he will end the drought soon enough. He is not willing to share his strategy yet, but is bullish enough to declare, "I'm not coming just to be second, I‘m coming for the trophy."
Ultimate Table Tennis 2019: Defending champions Dabang Delhi to face Puneri Paltan on opening day of third season
Dabang Delhi TTC is led by the world no. 24, who is currently the highest-ranked Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan interview: Paddlers credit UTT, TTFI for rise of table tennis in India; target Olympics glory in Tokyo
Firstpost caught with top table tennis players Sharath Kamal and G Sathiyan to discuss the story of India's rise, the upcoming season of UTT, behind the scenes preparations of top athletes, personal goals and more.
UTT 2019 player draft: Sharath Kamal roped in by Chennai Lions, Manika Batra to play for Mavericks Kolkata
World No 24 Gnanasekaran Sathiyan was the only player in UTT 2019 to be retained as defending champions Dabang Delhi TTC decided to hold onto him.
Manika Batra interview: Table Tennis star looks back at Commonwealth Games 2018 success, reveals her diet plan and more
In a freewheeling chat with Firstpost, Indian table tennis star Manika Batra talks about her recent exploits at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, aside from a host of other topics.
India's brilliant performance in CWG 2018 has provided platform for Table Tennis to grow, says ITTF CEO
India delivered its best performance in TT at the CWG, bagging a record haul of eight medals, including an unprecedented gold in the women's team and singles event. The star of the stellar campaign was Manika Batra, who ended with four medals including two gold.
Ultimate Table Tennis 2018: Manika Batra, Sathiyan G impress in Dabang Smashers' dominant victory over Falcons in title clash
The only team to have beaten the Falcons in the league stage, the Smashers once again got the better of the Falcons as they dominated from start to finish in the final.
Ultimate Table Tennis 2018: Manika Batra, G Sathiyan shine as Dabang Smashers beat Falcons TTC to lift trophy
Manika Batra and G Sathiyan swung the match in favour of Dabang Smashers with match-winning performances against Matilda Ekholm and Alvaro Robles to win the final of Ultimate Table Tennis 2018.
Ultimate Table Tennis 2018: Falcons TTC beat RP-SG Mavericks to set up exciting battle with Dabang Smashers in final
Szocs starred in two victories while world no. 30 Ekholm, tasked with winning all three sets against Ayhika Mukherjee in the seventh and final clash of the night, easily attained her goal at the Netaji Indoor Stadium.
Manika Batra interview: 'Doesn't matter whether opponent is from China or Singapore, I just give my best'
Firstpost caught up with Manika Batra to understand what goes inside her mind while playing the game, how has life changed after CWG, her unique style of play and the impact of her mother and coach Sandeep Gupta in her career.
Asian Games 2018: Madhurika Patkar feels Indian table tennis team can finish in top four in mega event
Currently playing in the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) for the Maharashtra United, Madhurika says she has learnt about physical fitness from foreign players participating in the tournament.