Cuttack to host National Table Tennis championship in January

Cuttack, Dec 31: Over 500 players from across the State will participate in the 80th National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championship will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack from January 4 to January 9, 2019.

The Odisha State Table Tennis Association (OSTTA) is going to host the national event after a gap of 12 years.

 OSTTA officials informed that the championship will help in producing more players from the state.

 “It is a matter of pride for us that we are organising the championship for the second time which is a big challenge for us,” Secretary of Odisha State Table Tennis Association, Rabindra Kumar Parida said.

A total of 550 players from all over the country including Commonwealth games and National championship medal winners will participate in the championship.

The Odisha Sports department said that a permanent coach for the State Table tennis team will also be appointed.

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