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OUR TABLE-TENNIS BLOG

Here you will find table-tennis blog updates and information about tournaments in the Bay Area and viewpoints and happenings of Fremont Table Tennis Academy, the US, and the world.

By Fremont Table Tennis Academy Owner Shashin Shodhan

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2020 Fremont August Table Tennis Open

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The 2020 Fremont August Table Tennis Open tournament took place this past weekend on August 1-2 with a smaller turnout expected and desired due to the current environment. Many precautions were taken to provide a safe environment. The top 4 finishers in each event won trophies and medals. Over 20 players battled for honors in the 10 events. Events took place over 2 days, August 1 and 2….

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Influence: Key to Success in Sports

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Why do certain players, teams, and countries excel in sports? 

Influence. Influence is one of the most important factors in an athlete’s success and maybe the most critical initial factor. In all sports, most upcoming athletes have had role models and great athletes they have looked up to before potentially becoming role models themselves. Greatness isn’t born and it’s first step is that it has to be grown through ignition or an influence. Then only do deliberate practice and master coaching become important….

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Time for all sports to be boring without fans

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Get ready for sports without fans. Why does China love table-tennis when the US has little interest? Is it because Chinese people are born with different interests than Americans? Why is cricket almost a religion in India and many countries clueless to its existence?….

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SHASHIN SHODHAN IS A CURRENT USA TABLE TENNIS NATIONAL CERTIFIED COACH AND GIVES COACHING AND LESSONS TO ALL STUDENTS.

2019 US Open-Yajat Sharma wins bronze!

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The 2019 US Open took place this past week in Fort Worth, Texas with over 700 players from all over the world. FTTA Owner Shashin Shodhan went with one student, Yajat Sharma, who played his first US Open. Yajat won bronze in the Under 1000 event, had a good tournament, and nearly had a really great tournament….

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Team World Cup-2020 Olympics Test Event-China vs Korea

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The World Team Cup took place recently in Tokyo, Japan at the same venue as next year’s table-tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics. China won both men’s and women’s team but the men’s team was severely tested by Korea in the men’s team final. The US teams reached the quarterfinals in both men’s team and women’s team and were recognized with Operation Gold awards by the USOPC (US Olympic & Paralympic Committee)….

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Table Tennis Tournaments in the San Francisco Bay Area

2019 Fremont Teams

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The sold-out 2019 Fremont Teams took place on Sunday, November 17 featuring the maximum 35 teams allowed battling for trophies and prize money in a full day of play. There were 7 divisions of 5 teams in each division where all teams played all other teams in their respective divisions. There was a lot of good feedback from players as they enjoyed playing with their teammates with most winning trophies. Trophies were given to the top 4 teams in each division.

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2019 Sacramento October Open

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Fremont Table Tennis Academy had two advanced students, Tega Sebeni and Aditya Venkatraman, attend the 2019 Sacramento Open and Tega won 1st place and Aditya won two 2nd places! Tega won first in Under 400A and Aditya won 2nd in Under 1150 and Under 900A. The Under 400A and Under 900A were in giant round robins where they had to finish first in the first round robin group to be placed in the A division.

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2019 Newark September Open

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The 2019 Newark September Open took place at the Siliman Center in Newark featuring a strong field in most events. There were around 20 events with trophies and medals to the top 4 finishers in each event. Players to reach 2 or more event finals were:

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