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KM1976
08-16-2013, 06:29 AM
Hi Everyone,
I have recently joined this website after reading the forum contents from past 1 year. :)
I am from India and am very passionate about Table Tennis. I play at a competitive level where I represent my organization as a team member in various corporate tournaments and also I sometimes (when time permits) play at state-ranking tournaments.
I am fairly impressed by the contents (ideas, experiences etc.) which are shared on this website and I feel that I can also contribute to your discussions by sharing my own experiences and ideas.

Looking forward to interact with all of you. :)

Dan
08-16-2013, 06:54 AM
Welcome! :)

Great to have you now on the site contributing to all the discussions. We try to make all the content unique and fun to get involved. I would love to go to India one day! Perhaps we could play some games of TT.

Keep pinging buddy.

See you around :)


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DruvCarbonBlade
08-16-2013, 05:36 PM
Great to have you to the forum. I live in America but my folks were born and raised in India so I am racially Indian. I look forward to seeing you more on the forum.

KM1976
08-22-2013, 04:12 PM
Hi Druv, nice to hear from you.

Der_Echte
08-22-2013, 04:30 PM
KM, enjoy Ur stay over here. Were all just a group of Joes doing our thing.

You will run into StrangeLoop and a few other Indian memebrs soon enough.

chuklebolt
08-22-2013, 07:21 PM
Welcome to the forum :)

Ben Larcombe
08-22-2013, 08:00 PM
Welcome to the forum KM. it seems that there are a lot of people passionate about TT in India. Could India become a future powerhouse do you think? Is it building the necessary infrastructure; clubs, academys and a strong national center? It must be more difficult in such a large country but then again China is massive!

KM1976
08-23-2013, 04:53 AM
Hi,
I feel that Table Tennis as sport is still not getting its due share and the amount of attention it deserves. If you look at the current results then Indian players have performed exceptionally well at different levels. However, I don't think that there is any comparison with the Chinese because of their focus and strong heritage line up of senior players. The young budding players in china have so much to look forward and learn from living T.T. legends of their country. This does makes a hell of a difference in my opinion.

KM1976
08-23-2013, 04:55 AM
Thanks to all fellow members for their warm welcome. I am already feeling special and at home here. :)

Thank you so much!

strangeloop
08-23-2013, 06:25 AM
Hi KM! Good to see someone playing corporate and state-ranking tournaments.. Have fun!

strangeloop
08-23-2013, 06:29 AM
Welcome to the forum KM. it seems that there are a lot of people passionate about TT in India. Could India become a future powerhouse do you think? Is it building the necessary infrastructure; clubs, academys and a strong national center? It must be more difficult in such a large country but then again China is massive!

Lot of people are passionate about the game. But we don't have great infrastructure or a national center like China. In fact, you could say the infrastructure sucks. Players who want to play at international level always go to Europe for practice. Like KM pointed out, we don't have a lot of history to look up to. We don't have a strong sporting culture in general. I'll stop here. Don't want to derail this thread. :)

ttmonster
12-03-2013, 11:22 AM
Dan , do let me know if you are down at Hyderabad. It will be a pleasure to meet up :)

Tony's Table Tennis
12-03-2013, 11:34 AM
Hi there,

My name is Tony and i'm based in South Africa at the moment.
Welcome to the forum :)

ttmonster
12-03-2013, 12:00 PM
Sports infrastructure other than cricket is very neglected India. Among racquet sports , though there has been a late surge of badminton , a lot of that has happened due to some individual brilliance and the right kind of marketing. The biggest challenge is infrastructure, rampant politicking and favoritism within sports bodies and a society that for the most part looks down at sports as a pastime. However, I have high hopes that someday somebody will come up and change the thinking , market different sports the correct way and make the correct sports a part of the educational system. India is such a genetic melting pot its really hard to believe we have so few medals in olympics .