Vastavam web: Some of the world’s biggest table tennis stars will descend on Indian soil for the much-awaited Ultimate Table Tennis the country’s first ever professional table tennis league which will be held in Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai starting July 13.Among the 24 men and women foreign players are World No.
7 Wong Chun Ting of Hong Kong who was also last year’s bronze medalist in the men’s World Cup.Germany’s Petrissa Solja won a bronze for the host country in mixed doubles alongside Fang Bo from China. The last time a German won a mixed doubles medal was in 1971 making the victory extra special for Petrissa Solja who is ready for her new challenge at UTT.
World No. 9 in women’s ranking Han Ying of Germany will be the top billing in the inaugural edition that will begin in Chennai.The table tennis extravaganza will comprise six franchisees and will be hosted in Chennai (July 13-20), New Delhi (July 21 to 26) with the final leg being held in Mumbai (July 27 to 30).The Indian duo of Manika Batra and Mouma Das created history at Germany by becoming the first Indian pair to reach the quarterfinals of the World Table Tennis Championships.