Fremont Table Tennis Academy sights and sounds are viewed here. Here are the pictures and videos of Fremont Table Tennis Academy Founder Shashin Shodhan and his students’ table-tennis highlights.
Shashin Shodhan (middle) at the 2000 North American Olympic Trials with the US team where he was one of the top performers in both singles and doubles.
Shashin gives recent World #1, World Cup Champion, and 6-time Olympic medalist Dimitrij Ovtcharov his toughest match at the 2013 LA Open losing 3-1. Ovtcharov is now the only male table-tennis player to have won 6 Olympic medals.
Shashin plays even in the second half of the match (17-16 in points) with Africa #1 and Rio Olympic Quarterfinalist Quadri Aruna at the 2017 LA Open. He also made the quarterfinals in singles at the 2021 World Championships and gained a top 10 world ranking.
Top FTTA 12-year old Girls
Video of past and present of top 12-year old Fremont Table Tennis Academy girls who have excelled locally in 2022.
Students from the Fremont TTA advanced class have gone on to win many tournament titles locally and medals nationally.
PICTURES OF SHASHIN SHODHAN WITH THE LEGENDS IN THE SPORT
SHASHIN SHODHAN WITH JAN-OVE WALDNER
SHASHIN SHODHAN WITH JOO SE HYUK
SHASHIN SHODHAN WITH QUADRI ARUNA
Pictured with Africa #1 Quadri Aruna who became the first African to be an Olympic men’s singles quarterfinalist in 2016. Shashin played against him at the 2017 LA Open where he played even with him (17-16 in points) in the second half of the match.
SHASHIN SHODHAN WITH MIKAEL APPELGREN
Pictured with Sweden’s Mikael Appelgren who is a 3-time World Team Champion and 3-time European Men’s Singles Champion. This was during Shashin’s first ever trip abroad for training at age 14. During later trips, Shashin has practiced with him and was in his training group in Stockhom, Sweden.
SHASHIN SHODHAN WITH JIANG JIALIANG
Jiang Jialiang of China was 1985 and 1987 World Men’s Singles Champion. Shashin did an exhibition with him when he came to Northern California. Shashin has been to China 5 times for practice where Jiang was one of the most famous people in the 1980s. One of Shashin’s table-tennis highlights in China was being able to watch the closed Chinese National Team practice with all the World and Olympic Champions present. One of his playing highlights in China includes beating nearly all the top players in one of the biggest city teams in Chengdu, including players being considered for the Chinese 2nd National Team.
SHASHIN SHODHAN WITH VLADIMIR SAMSONOV
PAST AND PRESENT
Pictured with Belarus’ Vladimir Samsonov who is a 3-time World Cup Champion and 3-time European Men’s Singles Champion. The past picture was after a Bundesliga match where the team Shashin was practicing with played against Samsonov’s legendary Dusseldorf team.
SHASHIN SHODHAN WITH ANDRZEJ GRUBBA
Pictured with Poland’s Andrzej Grubba in Grenzau, Germany where the Bundesliga team Shashin was practicing with played against Grubba’s Grenzau team. Grubba was a World Cup Champion and 3-time World Championship Medalist.
SHASHIN SHODHAN WITH JORGEN PERSSON
PAST AND PRESENT
Pictured with Sweden’s Jorgen Persson who is a 5-time World Champion. Shashin has been to one of his home clubs in Sweden many times and had the same coaches as him.
SHASHIN SHODHAN WITH JEAN-MICHEL SAIVE
Pictured with Jean-Michel Saive at a tournament in Chicago where Shashin hit with Saive. Saive has been a household name in Belgium for a long time. He has been World #1, European Men’s Singles Champion, and World Championship Men’s Singles and Team Silver Medalist, and Belgium’s Olympic flagbearer twice.
SHASHIN SHODHAN WITH JORG ROSSKOPF
PAST AND PRESENT
Shashin took this past picture of Jorg Rosskopf moments after winning his second Olympic medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Shashin was doing stats and scorekeeping. Rosskopf is now the German National Team Coach of former World #1s Timo Boll and Dimitrij Ovtcharov, two of the best players ever from Europe.