UPTTA at Integral University Lucknow: Fostering Athletic Excellence

UPTTA (Uttar Pradesh Table Tennis Association)

01 May, 2018 | Facebook Twitter Email |

Integral University to host the First U.P State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament.

The First U.P State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament organized by the Uttar Pradesh Table Tennis Association (UPTTA) is scheduled to be played at the Integral University Campus from 29 th  June to 1 st  July.  Approximately 400 players & officials are expected to be a part of this prestigious tournament.

Integral is delighted to host the tournament and to promote the game of Table Tennis amongst the youth. The U.P. Table Tennis Association has had more than six decades of the glorious run for this game. UPTTA Tournaments are a matter of envy and a thing to covet. Integral University is enthusiastically powering the event with the hospitality and Venue provision.

The Major events of the Tournament are : Men’s Singles, Women’s singles, Junior Boy’s Single, Junior girl’s Single, Sub- Junior Boys, Sub Junior Girls, Cadet boy’s, Cadet Girls Singles, Youth Boys singles, Youth Girls singles

UPTTA and Integral together have had many successful events to their credit in past and we desire for more! The Integral Sports Arena is looking forward to many scintillating & phenomenal matches. We wholeheartedly welcome and wish all the Participants with their best game that they demonstrate their exploits by putting up a great show.

History of Table Tennis : Table tennis which started as a decorous, after-dinner game has now transformed into a fast, high-tech sport making it the sport with the most participants worldwide. It is the fastest game which leaves the player with the shortest reaction time. TT had perhaps started as an alternative to lawn tennis, using whatever they could find as an equipment to hit the ball. Stories from 1880s divulge of a line of books often used as the net, the rounded top of a champagne cork would be the ball and occasionally a cigar box lid would be a racket. From an amateur attempt to play ping-pong, it has meritoriously evolved to a nail biting, adrenaline boosting National sport.

The sport equipment has too progressed enormously since it was first invented. Nowadays, players use specially developed rubber-coated wooden and carbon-fiber rackets and a lightweight, hollow celluloid ball. Thanks to their high-tech rackets, they can now smash the ball at over 150 kilometers per hour!!!

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is the governing body for all international table tennis associations.

Regulations :

Ball- The international rules specify that the game is played with a sphere having a mass of 2.7 grams (0.095 oz) and a diameter of 40 millimetres (1.57 in).[1]

Table- The table is 2.74 m (9.0 ft) long, 1.525 m (5.0 ft) wide, and 76 cm (2.5 ft) high with any continuous material so long as the table yields a uniform bounce of about 23 cm (9.1 in) when a standard ball is dropped onto it from a height of 30 cm (11.8 in), or about 77%. The table or playing surface is uniformly dark colored and matte, divided into two halves by a net at 15.25 cm (6.0 in) in height.[2]

Racket-Players are equipped with a laminated wooden racket covered with rubber on one or two sides depending on the grip of the player. The wooden portion of the racket, often referred to as the "blade", commonly features anywhere between one and seven plies of wood, though cork, glass fiber, carbon fiber, aluminum fiber, and Kevlar are sometimes used. According to the ITTF regulations, at least 85% of the blade by thickness shall be of natural wood.[3]

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