Asian Games 2018: A lightweight ply for bigger spin for Table Tennis stars

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Published: August 13, 2018 12:43:10 am


G Sathiyan will represent India in table tennis at Asian Games 2018.

Our team had a two-week camp in Portugal before we went for the Commonwealth Games. We were supposed to take that time to help each other smooth out our technique and maybe sort out some strategies for the team events and doubles matches. A lot of my personal fine-tuning though revolved around putting a new type of rubber on the backhand side of my racquet.

Naturally, everyone at the camp was concerned because each change to the racquet can take a few weeks or sometimes months to adjust to. I knew there was some tension because Sharath Kamal, who has so much experience, came to me and asked why I was making changes now at a time when things should have been finalised. I told him not to worry and that I was just trying something out. If I…

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