UTT boost for table tennis talent in India

Ulimate Table Tennis

The Ulimate Table Tennis promoters 11Even Sports will be launching an initiative to promote the sport through the grass root development and encourage the youngsters to pick table tennis.

Following the success of Ultimate Table Tennis, 11Even Sports have announced an investment of Rs. 20 Lakh for Table Tennis development in India. The initiative titled ‘Ultimate Top Ten’ will have the top 10 point scorers in the League promote the sport.

Utimate Table Tennis owner and promoter, Vita Dani, said: “To make the sport more popular and reach out to every TT enthusiast, just a league won’t be enough. We need to build a pyramid structure to make India a force to reckon in the sport. We, therefore, decided to make this investment back into the sport to begin with.”

China’s Wu Yang has won the ‘Ultimate One’ prize of Rs 1,50,000 for scoring 456 points and being the leader in the points table along with winning the title of Most Valuable Player-Female and a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000. Team-mate Liam Pitchford won the MVP-Male and prize money of Rs 1,00,000 as Falcons TTC outclassed Shaze Challengers 14-9 to win the inaugural edition of CEAT UTT.

Wu Yang, excited at a victorious conclusion of her campaign said, “This was my first experience and I must say it has been very exciting and memorable for me. The League was so well organised and then winning the title as well as the Ultimate One and MVP has been an experience I’ll always remember. I have had a great time with everyone in India and look forward to coming back soon.”

The sports promotion company engages in several development programmes that work towards bringing table tennis talent across the country to the fore.