About Fremont Table Tennis Academy Students

Fremont Table Tennis Academy (FTTA) is one of the first full-time table-tennis clubs in the US. Students receiving coaching achieve excellent results making FTTA one of the top performing clubs in the nation. Our students often win first place locally and often average one medal won participating student in the premier US tournaments, the US Open and US Nationals. Personal attention is giving to each student in the table-tennis classes, whether a fresh beginner with no prior experience or seasoned tournament player. Group and private table-tennis lessons are available daily. FTTA is sponsored by world leader Butterfly. FTTA Founder Shashin Shodhan is sponsored as a Butterfly coach and leads the coaching at FTTA.

About Fremont Table Tennis Academy Founder and Head Coach Shashin Shodhan

FTTA Head Coach Shashin Shodhan is one of the top US players and coaches. He has been around the sport of table-tennis his whole life with over 30 years of experience. In 2000, he represented the US at the 2000 North American Olympic Trials where he was one of the top performers in both singles and doubles. In preparation for the Olympic Trials, he took a total of 3 years off his studies at UC Berkeley, including 1.5 years off directly before the trials. He trained at Olympic and World Champions Sweden and China for extended periods over 10 times. His travels also took him to Germany where he practiced with a first division German Bundesliga club for 3 months. At the world’s top clubs and countries, he has played with some of the world’s best players under some of the world’s best coaches. He has also won 15 US national titles in various age and rating events. 

Shashin leads the group and private lessons at FTTA. He has the highest level of certification possible with USA Table Tennis, National Coach, and with the International Table Tennis Federation, Level 3 Coach. He has taught table-tennis at Stanford University for 8 years and his students are among the fastest improving and top performing players in the nation.

He also leads the table-tennis lessons at the Tri-Valley branch.

Shashin is a graduate of Mission San Jose High School in Fremont and UC Berkeley and has lived in the Fremont area since age 6.

Fun Facts of Shashin Shodhan

Some interesting tidbits are that he has played with or learned from 10 World Champions. He has won games against a World #1, World #2, and a World #3. In 1997, he was a member of the US team at Stanford celebrating the 25th anniversary of historic Ping-Pong Diplomacy. This mainstream event restored diplomatic relations between the US and China in the early 1970s. His international experience has taken him to two World Tours, the 1999 Swedish Open and 2007 China Open. He beat 4-time Pan Am Games gold medalist Thiago Monteiro of Brazil at the Swedish Open. At the China Open, he narrowly lost to World top 100 Wu Chih-Chi of Chinese Taipei, a former doubles partner of World Doubles Champion Chuan Chih-Yuan.

Pictures of Shashin Shodhan With the Legends in the Sport