The Andhra Pradesh Table Tennis Association is one of the pioneer State Associations of Table Tennis Federation of India. It was registered and established in the year 1964 since then Andhra Pradesh Table Tennis Association had been vibrant in all the activities of the game of Table Tennis . It had produced National and International players to start with Mir Kasim Ali the National Champion and the Arjuna awardee and also the finalist in common wealth Table Tennis championship prior to 1970s and later on at present ShubhamSharma, Jitender, Nikhat Banu, Naina, Karnam Spoorthy, CHSSV Ramana are the players from Andhra Pradesh representing India in International Championships. more...
Akula Sreeja is yet another star paddler produced by Andhra Pradesh. Indian No.3 in Sub-junior girls category in 2013, Sreeja of Global Table Tennis Academy (GTTA), scaled new heights and proved that hard work and dedication would always yield good results.
She won three gold medals, a silver and a bronze in three international events conducted in 2013. She is the member of the Indian squad that won the gold in South Asian Junior Championships held in New Delhi. After claiming another gold in the team event of ITTF Global Junior Circuit TT Tournament held at Guatemala, she won a silver medal in Individual event there. She also won a bronze medal in doubles event in the Guatemala open.
Apparently buoyed by her hatrick at Guatemala, Sreeja registered a sensational victory against top class players to win the gold medal in Junior event in individual category at ITTF Global Junior Circuit Tournament at El Salvador. She bagged another gold being the member of the victorious Indian team in the same tournament. Sreeja represented India in the Asian Junior Championship held in Doha- 2013. Sreeja is being trained by Somnath Ghosh at GTTA.
International achievements of Akula Sreeja
Gold Medal in Team events - South Asian Junior TT Championship - 2013
Gold Medal in Team events - ITTF Global Junior Circuit TT Tournament (Gautamala) -2013
Silver Medal in Individual events - ITTF Global Junior Circuit TT Tournament (Gautamala)- 2013
Bronze Medal in Doubles Event - ITTF Global Junior Circuit TT Tournament (Gautamala) -2013
Gold Medal in Team Events - ITTF Global Junior Circuit TT Tournament (El Salvador ) -2013
Gold Medal in Junior Individual events - ITTF Global Junior Circuit TT Tournament (El Salvador) - 2013
Represented the country in Asian Junior TT Championship in Doha - 2013.
The Year 2010 can be christened as ·the most Glorious Year for the Andhra Pradesh Table Tennis Association. Never in the history, the Association could aim at such achievements and activity as did in the year 2010. The credit goes to the Players, Coaches, parents and the Administrators of the Association.
For the State of Andhra Pradesh the year started with K.Spoorthy winning the National Ranking Championship East held in West Bengal in the Sub Junior Girls event and followed by her winning streak in the other National Ranking Championships which inspired T.T.F.I. to include her in the Indian Team for the U.S. Open Championships at Michigan where she made every one of us proud by winning the Gold Medal in Sub Junior Girls event in July 2010. more...
PRESS RELEASE TTFI initiates drive to catch erring players
New Delhi, December 13: With just 10 days to go for the Cadet and Sub-Junior Nationals, to be held at Ajmer, the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has tightened the noose around the age-defaulters with an ultimatum of producing the proper age-proof certificates to the federation.
This follows the drive initiated by the TTFI during the East Zone National Ranking Championships at Siliguri this October after several protests were lodged by players and parents alike. In fact, it has also come to the knowledge of TTFI that certain paddlers have been the habitual offenders with more than one registered dates of birth which the state associations have been conveniently ignoring.
In all the errant cases, the TTFI has taken stern actions, including docking ranking points and suspending the players from participating in that particular event. But with the menace of over-age continuing and has been one of the main issues, the TTFI has decided to ask for an undertaking from those players under the radar of suspicion.
The introduction of undertaking, TTFI secretary-general Dhanraj Choudhary feels, will curb the overage threat effectively. “Since as per the undertaking a player can be subjected to a medical test by a panel of doctors and if he or she is proven guilty, the paddler will be penalized, with the maximum punishment of debarment.
Another measure the TTFI is set to introduce is the on-line entry system. The Patna nationals could see the commencement of the system for the first time. This has been necessitated because of the large number of last minute entries being sent by various state associations and individual players. “This has often created confusion at the venue with players landing up without valid entries. Moreover, the on-line entry registration will also put an end to the eleventh hour entries from state associations, adding to the burden of the tournament officials” said Choudhary.
Meanwhile, in the Vatika North Zone National Ranking Table Tennis Championships that began at the Hansraj Model School here, group matches were underway in the Cadet and Sub-Junior sections. With 36 groups in sub-junior boys and 24 in girls’ category, the paddlers will have to play at least three matches each before the main draw events that start later tonight. In comparison, the Cadet boys have 22 groups, the girls have 16 groups. They start their main draw matches tomorrow.
We are pleased to inform you that shortly we will be switching over to the On Line Entry system for Zonal Championships and Nationals. We request you to fill up the data of your registered players in the enclosed form alongwith two separate folders. One for the Photo of the Players and the other folder Scanned copy of the Date of Birth (issued by Municipal Corporation/Panchayat)/Passport of the respective player.
Specifications for Photo: Passport size with not more than 500 kb.
To begin with you may please send the data of the Players who are participating in the ensuing Sub Junior Nationals/ Junior Nationals/Senior Nationals. Later you can update us with the data of other registered players. Please note that even if you had send the Registration form to TTFI earlier, the data of all the players have to be submitted in the attached format.
You will agree that with the collection of this data, it will be very easy for the state associations, in future, to submit their entries on line (details of which will be circulated later) for Zonals and Nationals .We can also ensure that the certificates issued to the players are correct without any spelling mistake and the identity of the player is clearly mentioned in the certificates.
The data of the players may be submitted before 10th of December, 2013 to Mr. N Ganeshan (Competition Manager, TTFI) in his mail id: email@example.com with a copy to Federation mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We request you to give top priority in sending the data at the earliest, so that we will try to issue the certificates for the Sub Junior Nationals with this data.
Please also inform all your players who are participating in the sub junior and Cadet Nationals and also in the Youth and Junior Nationals to bring with them their original Date of Birth certificate issued by corporation/Municipality or valid passport for verification during the Nationals. Without submission of the above at the venue, the players will not be allowed to participate in the Nationals.
We once again solicit your co-operation in submitting the required Data before the dead line.
National Ranking Tournament (North Zone) will be held from 13 th to 18 th Dec 2013 at Delhi. All those players who are interested to participate can send their names to Sri S. M. Sultan,Secretary, APTTA mentioning their respective ranking as per points updated immediately.
His email id is ' email@example.com" Though we have not yet received prospectus but according to information received the cadets and sub junior matches will be played on first two days"
Extra Entries for Nationals
All those players who are top 6 to 8 in men and women and top 5 to 8 in other categories may contact, Sri S. M. Sultan,Secretary
for extra entries in various nationals his email id is firstname.lastname@example.org
the latest points and rankings have been uploaded on the web site.
Selection of State Teams for Nationals
The performance in best five ranking tournaments and State Championship will be considered for selecting state tournaments as decided by Managing Committee of APTTA