In this blog, we will talk about top Indian Table Tennis players. There are many skilled Indian Table Tennis Players. Be it, Manika Batra or Sharath Kamal, the nation is blessed with some of the most outstanding athletes. 2018 the Indian paddlers achieved a breakthrough when they won big at the Asian and Commonwealth Games. 

Today, in contrast to past eras, the game is respected more nationally and internationally. Want to learn more about the heroes of paddling? The top ten table tennis players in India are listed below.

Let’s take a look at the Top 11 Indian Table Tennis Players

S.noPlayer NameYear of Debut 
1Neha Aggarwal2008
2Ankita Das2012
3Soumyajit Ghosh2012
4Anthony Amalraj2012
5Kamlesh Mehta1982
6Poulomi Ghatak1996
7Mouma Das2000
8Sathiyan Gnanasekaran2016
9Manika Batra2011
10Sharath Kamal2004
11Harmeet Desai2017

1. Neha Aggarwal: 

Player NameYear of Debut Achievements 
Neha Aggarwal20081. Only woman from India to feature in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

2. Gold in COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES 2008.

3. Bronze in COMMONWEALTH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2009, Glasgow.

The sole Indian woman to compete in that sport at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was Indian table tennis player Neha Aggarwal Sharma (born 11 January 1990). Aggarwal won the right to compete in the Olympics by upsetting the favorites, Poulomi Ghatak and Mouma Das.

The winner of the Junior National Table Tennis Championship held in Ahmedabad and Kolkata was a Delhi girl who attended Delhi Public School in R. K. Puram for her elementary education and St. Stephen’s College in Delhi for her college education.

2. Ankita Das:

Player NameYear of Debut Achievements 
Ankita Das20121. Won the championship at the 75th Senior National table tennis championships (2014) Women’s singles event.
          
INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES
1. 2006 – WJC China Cadet Girls Singles – Runner Up.

2. 2007 – WJC Canada Cadet Girls Singles – gold medal.

3. 2007 – Cape Town, South Africa Cadet Girls, Asian Team – Gold.

In the WJC Canada Cadet Girls Singles, Ankita Das won a gold medal in 2007. She won the gold medal in 2007 while competing for the Asian Team in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Women’s Singles competition at the 75th Senior National Table Tennis Championships (2014) was won by Ankita Das. In the WJC China Cadet Girls Singles, she finished second in 2006.

3. Soumyajit Ghosh:

Player NameYear of Debut Achievements 
Soumyajit Ghosh20121. Youngest Indian Table Tennis Players to qualify for the London, 2012 Olympics.

2. Youngest national champion at the age of 19.

Being a West Bengali middle-class family member. When Soumyajit qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games as the country’s youngest paddler, he began a new era. As of the time of his death, he was 19 years old. At that time, he also broke the record for the youngest national champion.

4. Anthony Amalraj: 

Player NameYear of Debut Achievements 
Anthony Amalraj20121. Won the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in doubles with Sharath Kamal.

2. Won the National Table Tennis Championship in January 2012

Experienced Table Tennis player Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj is from Tamil Nadu. At numerous international competitions, he received numerous awards. In doubles with Sharath Kamal, he won the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

In January 2012, Anthony also won his maiden national table tennis championship. defeating Sharath Kamal, the strongest Indian table tennis champion, in the final match. 

5. Kamlesh Mehta:

Player NameYear of Debut Achievements 
Kamlesh Mehta19821. Captain of the Indian team from 1982 to 1989.

2. Was the highest-ranked Indian player in Asia, the Commonwealth, and the world.

3. Represented India in seven world championships, eight Asian championships, two Asian Games, four South Asian Federation games & two Olympic Games.

4. Won seven gold and four silver medals in the SAF Games in 1991 at Colombo.

Former table tennis champion Kamlesh Navinchandra Mehta, who has since retired. For ten years, he reigned as the Indian TT monarch in his nation. Mehta represented his country of origin from 1982 to 1989. In Asia, the Commonwealth, and the rest of the world, he was the best Indian cricketer.

He competed for India in seven international competitions and eight Asian competitions. Additionally, there are four South Asian Federation Games, two Olympic Games, two Asian Games, and many more.

6. Poulomi Ghatak:

Player NameYear of Debut Achievements 
Poulomi Ghatak19961. Won three junior national championships (1996, 1998, and 1999) as well as seven senior national championships between 1998 and 2016.

2. Ranked Top 2 among the female senior table tennis player.

3. Silver medalist in Common Wealth Games 2010.

West Bengali  Indian table tennis player Poulomi Ghatak. 1992 was the start of her first professional tennis career, and since then, her play has only become worse. When she was 16 years old, Ghatak participated in the Sydney Olympics. Ghatak took part in her first Indian Open finals in 2007 as well. She won both the senior and junior championships in the year 1998.

7. Mouma Das:

Player NameYear of Debut Achievements 
Mouma Das20001. Played more than 400 International Matches against 75 different countries.

2. Silver in the 2015 Commonwealth Championships.

3. Arjun Award

4. Padma Shri

Mouma Das, a veteran of Indian table tennis, has consistently performed well for the national squad. Over the past ten years, the two-time Olympian from Kolkata, West Bengal, has been a regular member of the national team and has produced some impressive performances under pressure.

The 1997 World Table Tennis Championship was where Mouma Das made her debut on the international stage. Even though the Indian team didn’t get past the round of 16, the competition was eye-opening for a young Mouma Das.

The TT player from Kolkata improved over the subsequent years, taking home her maiden medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2006.

8. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran:

Player NameYear of Debut Achievements 
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran20161. First Indian table tennis player to win an ITTF event on European soil.

2. Won gold in the ITTF Challenge – Spanish Open, in Almeria (2017) in the men’s singles category.

3. Won three medals in his debut Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia.

4. ARJUNA AWARD 2018.

5. TOISA Table Tennis Player of the Year Award 2017 (Jury choice).

He is one of the most recent players to gain recognition in Indian table tennis. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has been someone to keep an eye on whenever an international table tennis competition rolls out, along with Sharath Kamal.

G Sathiyan’s entry into professional TT, though, was more of an accident than a conscious decision. Sports weren’t considered a job possibility when I was growing up in a traditional Tamil household. The local from Chennai played TT frequently, but it was never a serious game.

9. Manika Batra:

Player NameYear of Debut Achievements 
Manika Batra20111. 2011: Won silver medal in the under-21 category of the Chile Open.

2. Won three medals at the 2015 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships.

3. Won three gold medals at the 2016 South Asian Games.

4. Top-ranked female table tennis player in India.

5. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2020.

6. Won three gold medals at the 2016 South Asian Games.

Soon after, Manika Batra joined them at the table and went on to succeed in the years that followed. When she was 16 years old, she took home a silver medal in the Under-21 division at the Chile Open. Despite losing in the women’s singles quarterfinals at Glasgow in 2014, Manika showed promise.

The Indian player of table tennis continued to improve and, a year later, at the Commonwealth table tennis championships, she took home three medals, including a bronze in the women’s singles competition. 

10. Sharath Kamal:

Player NameYear of Debut Achievements 
Sharath Kamal20041. First Indian table tennis player ever to become nine times Senior National Champion.

2. Arjun award

3. Padma Shri

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
1. Gold: 2006, Melbourne: Men’s Singles.

2. Gold: 2006, Melbourne: Men’s Team.

He is currently regarded as the Virat Kohli of Indian table tennis. He is the only Indian player to have won the senior national championship nine times. Sharath shattered the record, which had been held by Kamlesh Mehta, an eight-time national champion.

At the Commonwealth Games, Sharath won four gold, one silver, and three bronze medals. He received bronze and silver medals from the Asian Games.

11. Harmeet Desai:

Player NameYear of Debut Achievements 
Harmeet Desai20171. Won Gold in Men’s Team and Bronze in the Men’s Doubles at 2018. 

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
1. Won Bronze in Men’s Team at the 2018 Asian Games. 

2. Won Gold in Men’s Doubles 2021.  

3. Won Gold in Men’s Singles.

Following a strong performance in the Commonwealth Games, the Gujarati paddler earned back-to-back medals at the National Games by winning both the singles and the team competition.

In front of his home fans, Harmeet defeated Sathiyan Gnanasekaran in the singles semifinals. He easily defeated Soumyajit Ghosh in the finals, which was no match for them.

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