The 14th St Paul’s Table Tennis Academy Annual State Ranking and Inter School Table Tennis Championships 2012 kick started on Thursday among much fan-fare. The four-day event’s inauguration ceremony was graced by Table Tennis players, Peter Karlsson (five times World Champion and six times European Champion) and Kamlesh Mehta (eight times national champion and Arjuna Awardee), Mir Khasim Ali, V Bhasker Ram and Vivek Kohli among others, who had words of encouragement for the participants. The event which does have a large number of players participating, this time has seen a record of over 920 entries which include 50 school teams.
This year would also witness an inter-institution championship being held which is being conducted for corporate and clubs. 10 entries have been received under this category.