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Date:20th. August 2015. Le Meridian, New Delhi.

 

Table Tennis is one of the five most popular sports in the world. It is being played in 222 countries presently

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TTFI has been keen to launch a professional league in India. After several explorations, TTFI has found an answer in 11even Sports, a company specially formed for the promotion and development of the game of Table Tennis in India.

 

So now we are ready with a Professional Table Tennis League!

 

TTFI has succeeded in persuading the ITTF to allot a special window for the ‘Indian Table Tennis League’ in its inaugural year. ATTU has also extended their support by offering their top players to participate in this league. 

 

Prabhat C. Chaturvedi, President -TTFI

 

"This is the best thing to happen for table tennis in India. We in TTFI have been talking about it for some time. With the arrival a pro-league everybody benefits, more so the players. I am delighted and looking forward to the league.”

 

11even Sports, under the auspices of TTFI is all set to increase the foot prints of Table Tennis in India. This holistic development of the game will be done in the five laterals:

 

    • Indian Table Tennis League (ITTL)
    • National Inter School Championships
    • Supporting TTFI Activities
    • Corporate Table Tennis Events
    • Grassroots Development Programme

INDIAN TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE (ITTL)

 

  • A team tournament involving both male & female players
  • Each team comprising of top ranked Indian and International players
  • A platform for the Indian players to play with the best from around the globe
  • Registered event in the ITTF calendar
  • Increase the footprint of table tennis in India
  • An annual event for 10 years
  • Season one : 28th May to 12th June, 2016

Thomas Weikert, President, International Table Tennis Federation says:
“A warm welcome to the new Indian Table Tennis League! I wish it a lot of success and of course the strength to fulfil all necessary arrangements to push the ITTL for the future to a ‘league’ of World Class”.
NATIONAL INTER SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

  • First of its kind pan India development programme
  • Open to schools of all boards
  • Four categories:
    • Junior boys   
    • Junior Girls   
    •  Senior boys  
    •  Senior girls
  • To be conducted in two stages :
    • Stage One– State championships held in each state
    • Stage Two – Winning team from each category from each state will qualify for the National Championship
  • All states expected to participate in its inaugural year

 

 

SUPPORTING TTFI ACTIVITIES

A decade long commitment to:

 

  • Sponsor all the 5 national ranking tournaments:
    • All India Ranking – North Zone
    • All India Ranking – South Zone
    • All India Ranking – West Zone
    • All India Ranking – East Zone
    • All India Ranking – Central Zone
  • Sponsor all the 3 national championships:
    • Cadet & Sub-Junior
    • Junior & Youth
    • Men & Women
  • Provide support for grassroots activities

CORPORATE TABLE TENNIS EVENTS

 

  • Organizing corporate tournaments
  • Popularize the sport in various cities

GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

 

  • Conduct technical official clinics
  • Organize workshops for coaches
  • Support camps for young talented players
  • Provide specialists for technical, tactical, physical and mental fitness to select talented players

The franchisees of the Indian Table Tennis League will play an important role throughout the year in the grass root development programme as well.

 

Ms. Vita Dani Says:

 

“The Indian Table Tennis league will be a platform for the Indian players to play with the best global talent. The National Inter School Championships will provide an opportunity to consolidate the upcoming talent across the country and merge them into the main stream.

 

However my dream is to see the best of Indian talent on the world map of Table Tennis! 

 

I must confess there is only one man who has been a constant source of support and inspiration and he is none other than the legendary Mr. Kamlesh Mehta.”

 

Mr. Kamlesh Mehta reacts:

 

It’s a dream come true for me and I am eagerly looking forward to this revolution in the Indian Table Tennis. I am positive that the Indian players will seize this opportunity and excel to the highest level. I wish I belonged to this generation of player!

 

Mr. Dhanaraj Chaudhary concludes:

 

“11even Sports will be doing a yeoman service in promoting Table Tennis. We are thankful to Ms. Vita Dani for readily agreeing to support the TTFI and its promotional casuse”.

 

The best part about the School & the Professional is that the TTFI has signed an agreement with 11even Sports for 10 years in order to take the sport of Table Tennis to a different Level. This means more and more opportunities are provided at the door steps of each and every player of this country.

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