Table Tennis

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Table Tennis is one of the 13 sports which is a part of the General Championship during Inter IIT Sports Meet. All the IITs have indoor facilities for successful conduction of the matches during the tournament. The sport sees participation from all 17 IITs in both men’s and women’s format.

Open IIT table tennis 2015, Old Gymkhana.

Format of Play[edit]

The playoff format follows a best-of-series throughout the competition with 5 and 3 games for men’s and women’s respectively. Each game is a best of 5 sets of 11 points each for men's and a best of 3 sets of 11 points for women's. A player from a team can’t play in more than 2 matches. This means that a minimum of 2 players in the women’s team and 3 players in the men’s team is needed. For a men's match, (A, B, C) represents the first team and (X, Y, Z) represents the second team.[1] The order of matches is as follows:

Men’s: Women’s
1st Match: Singles (A vs X) 1st Match: Singles
2nd Match: Singles (B vs Y) 2nd Match: Doubles
3rd Match: Singles (C vs Z) 3rd Match: Reverse Singles
4th Match: Singles (A vs Y)
5th Match: Singles (B vs X)

Infrastructure[edit]

IIT Kharagpur has a separate building (generally referred to as the Old Gymkhana) dedicated to Table Tennis, just behind the Volleyball Court and beside Iosys. It has 4 Stag 1000 DX table tennis boards, and a matted floor.[1] Non-marking shoes are mandatory for playing. The old Gymkhana is accessible only to the Inter IIT probables from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm everyday after the Open IIT table tennis tournament till the time of Inter IIT sports meet. A temporary coach is hired generally after Durga Puja holidays till Inter IIT for the team.[1]

Office Bearers[edit]

The current administrative positions held by officials in the Gymkhana are:[2]

  • Secretary, Indoor Games: Shyam Dixit
  • General Secretary, Sports and Games :Harsh Saraf , Manish Dutta

Trials for Inter IIT[edit]

Inter IIT 2014 group stage match. Sourish Ghosh (IITKGP) vs Himanshu Pandey (IITK)
Rajeev Lochan Chakraborty during his match in Open IIT table tennis semi-finals against Sudarshan S

Inter IIT probables are selected on the basis of their performance in Open IIT table tennis, which is held in the month of September at IIT Kharagpur. Usually 4-5 girls and 8 boys are listed as probables. These are then trained by the temporary coach to undergo rigorous training and daily practice of approximately 3-4 hours.  A league is conducted towards the end of November which finalizes the 2/3 girls and 4 boys (top 4 in the league) for the Inter IIT team.[1]

Past Performance[edit]

Year Event Location Team Result
2016 51st Inter IIT sports meet IIT Kanpur Men's team: Anmol, Sudarshan, Sourish, Reetam Quarter finalists[1]
2016 51st Inter IIT sports meet IIT Kanpur Women's team: Keerti, Akhila, Ojaswee 4th place[1]
2014 50th Inter IIT sports meet IIT Bombay Men's team: Pranay, Rajeev, Sudarshan, Sourish Bronze medalists[3]
2014 50th Inter IIT sports meet IIT Bombay Women's team: Anjali, Manasi, Ankita Quarter finalists[3]
2013 49th Inter IIT sports meet IIT Guwahati Men's team: Souvik, Pranay, Rajeev, Sudarshan Bronze medalists[4]
2013 49th Inter IIT sports meet IIT Guwahati Women's team: Manasi, Ritu, Keerti Quarter finalists[4]

Team Lineup[edit]

2016 Team[edit]

Table tennis team of IIT Kharagpur at the 501st Inter IIT Sports Meet (2016), IIT Kanpur
Table tennis team of IIT Kharagpur at the 50th Inter IIT Sports Meet (2014), IIT Bombay
Women’s Men's
Keerti Manney (AR '18) Anmol Basant (EX '18)
Akhila Kosaraju (AR '19) Sudarshan S (IE '17)
Ojaswee Deewan Sourish Ghosh (MA '19)
Reetam Roy (IE '20)

2014 Team[edit]

Women’s Men's
Anjali Vasudevan (CE '16) Pranay Hasan (CS '16)
Manasi Agrawal (HS '15) Rajeev Lochan Chakraborty (MI '16)
Ankita Diwan (AR '17) Sudarshan S (IE '17)
Sourish Ghosh (MA '19)

2013 Team[edit]

Women’s Men's
Manasi Agrawal (HS '15) Souvik Ghosh (CH '14)
Ritu Tak (PH '15) Pranay Hasan (CS '16)
Keerti Manney (AR '18) Rajeev Lochan Chakraborty (MI '16)
Sudarshan S (IE '17)

2012 Team[edit]

Women’s Men's
Ranu Choudhary (AG '15) Hrishikesh Paranjape (BT '13)
Manasi Agrawal (HS '15) Abhishek Raj (CH '13)
Smriti Agrawal (CS '15) Souvik Ghosh (CH '14)
Pranay Hasan (CS '16)

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Verified by Sourish on September 23, 2015.
  2. http://www.gymkhana.iitkgp.ernet.in/office-bearers/
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Inter IIT roundup 2015". The Scholars' Avenue. Retrieved April 5, 2015. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Table Tennis - 49th Inter IIT Sports Meet". Retrieved September 22, 2015.