Sanskriti’s Table Tennis program presents an excellent opportunity to play the game, have fun, have an amazing workout and provides a fantastic networking opportunity! We play every Monday singles or doubles games at Matchpoint Table Tennis Center 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
Over the weekend of January 25th and 26th, Sanskriti of NJ hosted and conducted an intense sporting event, playing Table Tennis for 11 hours over two days. We crowned 13 champions in 5 different playing categories: Youth Singles, Youth Doubles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles. Total of 138 players took part in our 5th annual edition of this tournament. All the games were played at Matchpoint Table Tennis Center, a professional Table Tennis facility in Whippany, NJ.
Livingston Mayor Rudy Fernandez and Deputy Mayor Shawn Klein awarded medals to winners and runner ups. They were very impressed and appreciative of the talent within our community, and the togetherness of our community. In words of Shawn: "It was great to be there" and “my takeaway was that Sanskriti has a lot of fun. You organize exciting events and there is a wonderful sense of community."
Our players played total of 815 games played across all formats!!!
We thank our tournament sponsors: Jayani Parikh and Clinton Burger Co (Dev Handa)
Our volunteer had a big hand in the success of the tournament. Subroto Ghose for amazing photography, Nilesh Mhatre for maintaining scorecards, Nilesh Shah for supporting in scoring, logistics and especially coordinating the Youth Tournament along with Bhavin Dave, Vishwas Kulkarni for coordinating the Women’s tournament, Viral Patel, Abhishek Gangwal and Samir Jokhla helping with food setup and delivery, and all of our players who happily refereed most of our games and helping out with setup to cleanup.
On men’s side Rahul Shah dominated the tournament winning both formats in men’s category. Here is the full list of winners and runner ups:
Youth Singles: Siddharth Sanjeev
Youth Doubles: Anant Karmarkar & Saketh Krishnan
Women’s Singles: Mini Sandeep
Men’s Doubles 1: Rahul Shah and Praveen Bhushan
Men’s Doubles 2: Amit Jain and Prasanth Sasidharan
Men’s Singles winners: Team Muflis Blind All-In (Members: Rahul Shah (captain), Bhavin Thacker, Ananth Nadgir, Ravi Ankam, V Sandip Kothapalli)
Youth Singles: Suvid Boradia
Youth Doubles: Veer Agarwal and Madhav Toshniwal
Women’s Singles: Rachitha Kartha
Men’s Doubles 1: Oishik Mukherjee and Harsh Parikh
Men’s Doubles 2: Prashanth Brahmanand and Sohil Majithia
Men’s Singles: Team Ball Crushers (Members: Oishik Mukherjee (captain), Waibhav Tembe, Nikhil Mehta, Sachin Chonkar, Prashant Juvekar)
Congratulations to all the players of Sanskriti TT Tournament 2020 on a very successful event! You brought your top game to Matchpoint club, and played your best! At the end it was great to be able to create so many opportunities for so many of our players to win!
Tournament Executive Committee is very grateful for your response - thank you! Harsh Parikh, Niraj Muni, Sanjeev Balu, Raj Rajendran, Pradip Shah and Ketan Bhuptani and a special thank you to Ketan Bhuptani for leading the entire event!