OUR TABLE TENNIS COACHING

About Fremont Table Tennis Academy Students

Fremont Table Tennis Academy (FTTA) students receiving coaching achieve excellent results and FTTA is one of the top performing clubs in the nation. Our students often win first place locally and consistently have won medals, including many golds, in each of the premier US tournaments, the US Open and US Nationals, they have attended. FTTA is designated as a USA Table Tennis National Center of Excellence as one of the top clubs in the nation. 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. Shashin Shodhan leads the coaching at FTTA.

About Fremont Table Tennis Academy Founder and Head Coach Shashin Shodhan

Shashin, who leads the table-tennis lessons at Fremont Table Tennis Academy, 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. He has also won 15 US national titles in various age and rating events. 

Shashin leads the group and private lessons at FTTA. He is now certified as a USA Table Tennis National Coach. With the International Table Tennis Federation, he is certified course conductor with the highest level of coaching certification possible. 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, San Jose, and Newark branches.

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 and 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