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Table tennis academy launched

A new table tennis academy has been launched at Jodhpur Park Boys Club under the guidance of former junior Indian coach Diptimoy Mukherjee, former India player Arjun Dutta, former junior national champion Nupur Santra and former state player Netai Saha. While Mukherjee, Santra and Mukherjee are the three coaches, Datta is the technical advisor.

“Actually, we want an academy of the highest quality to grow in south Calcutta,” Datta said. He also informed that there would be four tables as well as multigym facilities for the members.

“The youngest age-group is from six to 12, and it goes up accordingly,” Datta added. Datta, who himself is a trainee at the SAI, Centre for Excellence, also added that they have plans to bring in foreign coaches in the future. “He also plan to call top players like Arup Basak, Poulami Ghatak to come give tips to the trainees.

The monthly fee is Rs 200 and the admission fee is Rs 300.

Horse show starts

The 51st horse show, FEI world show jumping challenge and national equestrian championship were inaugurated on Tuesday by West Bengal governor Viren J. Shah. A total of 200 horses, 100 riders and 20 teams from all over the country will take part in the six-day event.

Merchants’ Cup tennis

IBP thrashed CESC B 2-0 on the second day of the IBP Merchants’ Cup tennis at the South Club Tuesday. While Tejbir Singh Bhandari and Enrico Piperno beat Sandeep Mazumdar and Partha Chakraborty 6-0, 6-0, Saurav Panja and Kallol Mitra beat Debashish Roy and Indranil Guha 6-3, 6-0.

Other Results — CESC A bt ITC 2-0 (A. Sen & S. Dutta bt R. Chowdhury & B. Ghosh 6-1, 6-4; P.P. Majumdar & B. Nag Chowdhury bt R. Banerjee and S. Dutta 6-3, 6-1.

today in sport

CRICKET: CAB first division league, matches from 9:30 am.

GOLF: Junior/Sub-jr meet at RCGC

TENNIS: IBP Mechants’ Cup at South Club from 6:45 pm.


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