Mavericks to take on Falcons in UTT opener

The Ultimate Table Tennis, to be held from July 13 to July 30, will have the opening game featuring RP-SG Mavericks with India's best male paddler Sharath Kamal taking on Falcons TTC  in Chennai at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium. The finale will take place in Mumbai.

While Chennai will host the first leg of India's first professional table tennis League, the second leg will be played in Delhi from July 21 to July 25. Delhi will host five ties with iProspect Challengers taking on Falcons TTC on July 21 at the Thyagaraj Stadium. The last and the final leg of the league will be held in Mumbai starting July 26 with the semifinals and final of the league to be played in Mumbai at the NSCI.

While the semifinals are scheduled to be held on July 28 and July 29, the final will be played on July 30.

UTT will see 24 foreign players and 24 Indian players play for six different franchises. Each franchise will comprise of a combination of overseas and Indian players - four men and four women, along with one Indian and one International coach each. The franchises are club-based instead of city-based unlike other popular leagues in the country and features Maharashtra United, Oilmax-Stag Yoddhas, Dabbang Smashers TTC, iProspect Challengers, Falcons TTC (Bayside Spinners), RP-SG Mavericks who will vie for top honours.

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