Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra and different Olympic-bound desk tennis gamers to attend camp at Sonepat-Sports activities Information , Alenz

Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra and different Olympic-bound desk tennis gamers to attend camp at Sonepat-Sports activities Information , Alenz

Sharath Kamal, Manika and Sutirtha Mukherjee will lastly get an opportunity to coach collectively, whereas G Sathiyan will proceed to coach in Chennai below his coach S Raman.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra and other Olympic-bound table tennis players to attend camp at Sonepat

File picture of Sharath Kamal.

New Delhi: Olympic-bound Indian desk tennis gamers, together with Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra, acquired a much-needed increase as they’ll have a 19-day camp at Sonepat starting Thursday.

Sharath Kamal, Manika and Sutirtha Mukherjee will lastly get an opportunity to coach collectively, whereas G Sathiyan will proceed to coach in Chennai below his coach S Raman.

“The camp at DPS (Sonepat) will begin on June 17 and finish on July 5. The SAI-approved camp is the results of some last-ditch efforts from the TTFI and the gamers,” Desk Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) mentioned in a launch.

The Indian gamers have been confined to their properties since qualifying for the Olympics on the Asian Qualification occasions in March in Doha with the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping throughout the nation.

Whereas Sharath and Sathiyan have been in Chennai, Manika was in Pune and Sutirtha was doing observe in a restricted means in Kolkata.

“For one, it is going to change our temper. All of us have been coaching individually due to the pandemic. Now we will deal with the job at hand. We can even have the ability to push our limits with completely different sparring companions,” Sharath mentioned.

Sharath mentioned he and Manika might want to put in lengthy hours of observe forward of the Tokyo Video games.

“We did a three-day session in Chennai, however that was too quick for our satisfaction. Then the pandemic prevented us from any additional classes. The fortnight-long camp ought to assist us,” he mentioned.

Sathiyan, however, mentioned that he most well-liked coaching in Chennai as a result of he would get to observe on the Sanei desk he was procuring.

“I’m anticipating it (the desk) earlier than the tip of this month. On the Video games, this model can be in use. My coach and I’ve chalked out our programme,” he mentioned.

Somyadeep Roy, probably to be named because the workforce coach for Tokyo Olympics, and Arun Basak can have 9 different paddlers to coach with the three gamers.

SAI has additionally accepted a sparring associate in Aakash Pal for Sutirtha, moreover a private coach (Sanmay Paranjape) and physio (Dhanjay Dubey) for Manika.

There can be different assist employees, making the Sonepat camp a 20-member robust squad.

Lists of campers:

Males: A Sharath Kamal, Manav Thakkar, Sanil Shetty, Ronit Bhanja, Manush Shah and Payas Jain.

Ladies: Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee, Reeth Rishya, Diya Chitale, Prapti Sen and Kaushani Nath.

Coches: Soumyadeep Roy and Arup Basak.

Assist employees: Amarjit Singh.

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