Chennai: Lignite City Club(LCC) along with NLC India Limitedi in association with Cuddalore District Table Tennis Association are conducting the 5th State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament 2017 which is recognized by Tamilnadu Table Tennis Association.
The tournament featured 12 events mini cadet boys & girls (under 10 years), cadet boys & girls (under 12 years), sub-junior boys & girls (under 15 years), junior boys & girls (under 18 years) , youth boys & girls(under 21 years) and men & women (No age limit) are conducted. Cash awards amounting to Rs.91,300 is offered to winners. Besides prize money, trophies will be awarded.
Around 650 competitors from Chennai, Erode, Kanchipuram, Madurai and Coimbatore are participating in this State Level Tournament, players like T. Vishwa, Susmith Sriram, E. Prabhakaran, N. Vidya, K.R. Rohit, Amrita Pushpak, G. Vinodh, who have played at International tournaments are competing. R. Abhishek, who played at the Commonwealth Games is also a participant.
Neyveli is being represented by around 70 players in this tournament. National Ranking players like Yasini, C.R. Harshavardhini, Selena Deepti, D. Ananth and R. Viswa are likely to participate. Executive Director(Mines), NLC India Ltd and also president of the Neyveli Lignite City Club (NLCC), Syed Abdul Fateh Khalid, CGM (Geology), NLC India Ltd and secretary of the NLCC, Dr. T. Kannadasan, treasurer of Tamilnadu Table Tennis Association, Jacob Selvakumar, were present at the launch.