About Us


The Table Tennis is being played in many parts of the Pune city. Mainly in defence institutions such as Southern Command Head Quarters, Defence Accounts, Known Railway Head Quarters and other educational institutions that encourage's to make game more popular. These institutions are used to conduct the national level, inter institutional and international level tournaments also. Hence at that time the PDTTA is formed and helped the tournament organizers by providing technical officials to run the tournament smoothly.

Pune has produced several international stars players since 1950's till today.

Meenatai parande, Pappu Haldankar, Sunanda karandikar-Kane, Neela Kulkarni, Subhash Lodha, Ajay Tulpule, Sujay Ghorpade, Ajay Sidhaye, Satish kulkarni, Nandini Kulkarni, Sharad Pandit, Deepak Haldankar, Sunil babras, Kishor Ghorpade, Rajesh Shelar, Sujata Bapat, Bhushan Thakur, Rohit Choudhary, Nachiket joshi, Aniket Koparkar, Ashlesha Bodas, Divya Deshpande, Sanmay Paranjape, Martand biniwale, Shubhankar Renavikar.

Coaches Working in PDTTA who are working and assisting international coaches since 1975Meenatai parande, Ashok Sidhaye, Surendra Deshpande, Arvind Natu, Sunil Babras, Kishor Ghorpade, Upendra Mulay, Ajay Sidhaye.

Club in Pune City are as follows: Sharada Sports Centre, Deccan Gymkhana, Symbiosis Spa, Masters Group, Heera baug Club, School of Table Tennis, Club of Maharashtra, Solaris Club, Paranjape Club, Shree Sports Academy, Oneness Sports Club, Fireball Club, Champ Table Tennis Club.

PDTTA is proud to conduct National and International level tournaments after the construction of the Balewadi Sports Sankul Complex in Mahalunge Balewadi, Pune. Such as: Common Wealth Youth Games 2008, World Junior Circuit, Asian Championship, West Zone Championship, National Cadet and Sub Junior Championship, Inter District and State, Championship, Defence Accounts, National Prize Money Tournaments under Defence Accounts, Inter Institutional Tournaments like Inter banks, Inter Corporate, Defence, Public Sector etc. Many Camps for the international tournaments such as CWG 2010 Delhi were conducted in Pune. The team of Pune District for the PDTTA Inter District and State Championship is selected from around 5 Ranking tournaments including District Championship is selected every year in the following events. Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Youth Boys, Youth Girls, Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Sub Junior Boys, Sub Junior Girls, Cadet Boys, Cadet Girls. We also conduct the veteran's championship every year in all the tournaments. Please find the PDTTA Objectives here.

About Table Tennis

Table Tennis was first introduced in the European Countries, that time was known as Gossima. After some years it was spread all over the world. Specifically in Asia it became very popular and it was named as "Ping Pong". Afterwards every where in the World it is called as "Table Tennis" Game. Table tennis is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using a small paddle. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net.

Except for the initial serve, the rules are generally as follows: Players must allow a ball played toward them to bounce one time on their side of the table, and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side at least once. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Spinning the ball alters its trajectory and limits an opponent's options, giving the hitter a great advantage. When doing so the hitter has a better chance of scoring if the spin is successful.

In 1921, the Table Tennis Association was founded in Britain, is governed by the worldwide organization International Table Tennis Federation, founded in 1926. Federation started conducting the World Championships as well as other International and Inter continental Tournaments. Table tennis has been an Olympic sport since 1988,with several event categories. In particular, from 1988 until 2004, these were: men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles and women's doubles. Since 2008, a team event has been played instead of the doubles. London hosted the first official World Championships in 1926. In 1933, the United States Table Tennis Association, now called USA Table Tennis, was formed. Number of countries are affiliated to ITTF and total number of players are registered to this Organization. Table Tennis is a National game of China. After the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, the ITTF instituted several rule changes that were aimed at making table tennis more viable as a televised spectator sport.

Web Sites :

ITTF : www.ittf.com

TTFI : www.ttfi.org

MSTTA : www.mstta.org

Please find the PDTTA Objectives here.