Gandhidham, April 7: Gujarat State Table Tennis Association will come up with its own Academy in Surat soon, announced by Vipul Mittra, IAS, president of GSTTA in the Association’s Annual General Meeting held in Surat on Saturday.
“We have identified Tapti Valley International School, Surat as an ideal place for GSTTA’s own Academy. The school will provide with infrastructural facilities. We are working out on other logistics and shall start the Academy very soon under foreign coach” said Mittra.
The calendar for the upcoming season was also confirmed with Surat continuing the tradition to host the season opener. Considering hectic National calendar, the Association has decided to play four instead of five State Ranking Tournament. Bhavnagar will host the National Ranking Table Tennis Championships allotted to Gujarat by the Table Tennis Federation of India.
Meanwhile, senior coach Devesh Karia will conduct a Summer Coaching Camp at the Tapti Valley International School, Surat from May 1 to May 19.
State Tournament Calendar 2019
1st State Ranking TT Tournament 2019 at Surat May 30-June 2
2nd State Ranking TT Tournament 2019 at Jamnagar July 3-7
3rd State Ranking TT Tournament 2019 at Gandhinagar August 1-4
4th State Ranking TT Tournament 2019 at Rajkot September 4-8
State and Inter-District Table Tennis Championship 2019 at Gandhidham October 3-6
11Sports State Level Inter-School Championships 2019 at Valsad in October
National Ranking Table Tennis Championship at Bhavnagar November 11-17