Chennai, November 23rd: Table Tennis Super League – Tamil Nadu (TTSL-TN) organized by Indusports Pvt. Ltd. under the auspices of TNTTA and 11Sports. Actor Mr Abhishek Bachchan and Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner today launched the league’s logo and the trophy. Mr Nawabzada Muhammad Asif Ali and Ms Vita Dani, Chairperson 11 Sports introduced the 8 teams & team jerseys today at the launch event held at Hyatt Regency Chennai.
Refex Avengers owned by Mr Anil Jain (Refex Energy), Billroth Blasters is owned by Dr Rajesh Jagannath (Billroth Hospitals), Mobie Chargers is owned by Mr. Shivakumar, Hindustan King Pongs is owned by Hindusthan University, Green Rockers is owned by Mr Chandramouli, Maahee Warriors is owned by Ms Mahalakshmi Balachandran, La Black Thunders is owned by Mr Vincent Adaikalaraj and Jeppiaar Smashers is owned by Ms Regeena. These are the eight teams competing with each other is scheduled to be played inForum Vijaya Mall, Chennai from November 24th to 26th, 2017.
Speaking on the Occasion Sameer Bharat Ram, Director Indusports said” Tamil Nadu’s top table tennis players will showcase their skills and talent while representing their respective franchise-based teams during the 3-day event. This is the first edition of the TTSL-TN and the matches will certainly be very competitive and exciting”.
“It’s wonderful see new sporting league coming up in Chennai. Chennai is a great sporting town, the fans are more supportive and they will support Table tennis sport too. This league will help players to develop their skills and show their talent “All the very best for the TTSL team for this great initiative” said Mr Abhishek Bachchan, Actor.
A total of 8 teams will be participating in the TTSL-TN and the team formation and selection of players was done by a ‘Players Auction’ which was conducted in the presence of the technical committee and the organizing committee of TNTTA and 11Sports 2017. 60 players, divided into 6 categories on the basis of their age categories i.e Men, Women, Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Cadet Boys and Veterans went under the hammer at the auction. The best among the 60 players were picked by the owners of the eight franchisees that will feature in the Table Tennis Super League.
The 8 teams will be divided into 2 groups of 4 each. Each team will play all other teams in their respective group once and the top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the Semi-Finals and the winners will play the Finals.
Each team tie will consist of 9 matches and all the 9 matches have to be played in the group stage as each match won has points. The men player will play 3 matches (1 singles & 2 doubles), women will play 2 matches (1 Singles & 1 doubles), Junior Boys – 2 matches (1 singles & 1 doubles), Junior Girls – 2 matches (1 singles & 1 doubles), Cadet Boys – 1 match (1 singles), Veterans – 2 matches (1 singles & 1 doubles).