Achanta Sharath Kamal expected the event would help youths to get more experience playing with worldwide stars.
Mumbai: Achanta Sharath Kamal, India’s top table tennis player targets to be in the world top-30 positions.
“Fifteen years back, I went to Europe because I required the basic experience in worldwide standard events. I turned into the best in the nation, so my next point is to enhance in the worldwide scale.
“There it is a 10-month program, where we used to play matches on a home and away basis, through weekends,” the 34-year-old, who is now world no. 69th. “Currently, I wish to break into top-30 in rankings.”
Selected by RP-SG Mavericks for the future Ultimate Table Tennis League, Sharath expected the event would help the youngsters get more experience by playing with global stars.
“It is going to be a great match. Now, the youths can get this kind of experience in India. So, it is really great for table tennis, we will have here foreign coaches and some top players also. Access to knowledge is readily available,” he said.
Questioned about what guidance he would give for coming talent, he said, “You need to aim higher, coming from India it is very tough, due to the financial situation and the lack of experience we have, we don’t aim big.
“But now I think that the situation is changing, so I think youths need to aim high. You have to shove yourself to your limits,” he said.