The South Western Railway will hold the 60th All-India Inter-Railway Table Tennis Championship from July 5 to 9 at the District Sports Indoor Stadium in Dharwad.
Inaugurating the First Invitational Inter-Club Table Tennis Championship hosted by the SWR Sports Association (SWRSA) here on Saturday, Deputy General Manager of SWR and vice-president of the SWRSA U. Krishna Murthy said that many national- and international-level table tennis players would be participating in the event.
He said that for the first time, the SWRSA had hosted an invitational TT tournament and it had received an overwhelming response from TT clubs in Hubli, Dharwad and Belgaum. Lauding the initiative taken by the SWRSA in organising the event, Financial Adviser and Chief Accounts Officer of the SWR M. Ramachandran said that such initiatives would definitely encourage the talented table tennis players in the State.
Deputy General Manager of SWR and General Secretary of the SWRSA S.K. Gupta said the assistance provided by local sports associations had encouraged them to organise TT championship.
Seventy table tennis players are participating in the tournament being conducted on league basis. Anirban Roy Choudhary, Jaydip Das, Sagayaraj, P.R. Arun, Abhishek, Sahana Kulkarni are among the top ranked players participating in the championship.