Table Tennis – “Sport for ALL & Sport for LIFE!”

Table Tennis – “Sport for ALL & Sport for LIFE!”

Table Tennis is a sport that’s loved and played by over 300 million people across the globe! From family get togethers to competitive tournaments, it’s enjoyed by people of all ages and has become a sport that’s accessible and fun.  So why is Table Tennis the right sport for you?   1. Table Tennis is a great way to bond with your family, friends and get communities together  Table Tennis is a sport that brings people together. Whether it is a family reunion or just a lazy Sunday, multiple generations can enjoy a game together. Table Tennis has no age or gender barriers and isn’t a sport that relies of physical strength making it the perfect setup for true family fun! A sure shot to pull away your loved ones from gadgets and technology and find some good bonding time to strengthen relationships and recharge minds. You can have the whole family around the table, sharing memorable and engaging experiences.      2. Table Tennis is the life of a party No game night or barbecue is complete without a few rounds of table tennis! A friendly match (or two) played individually or in teams, with people of all ages can guarantee hours of fun & can give you chance to explore your skills!     3. Health & Fitness Table Tennis keeps you on your toes and burns those stubborn calories while you have fun! Playing Table Tennis just a few days a week can increase your fitness as well as your coordination! The low-impact sport of table tennis stimulates many areas of the brain simultaneously and offers a huge range of mental benefits even for patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia. While standard tennis requires a lot of running around, table tennis does not require the same level of athleticism. It can improve your reaction speed and does work up a sweat when played at a fast tempo.   Stag & Ping pong Parkinsons: https://ittffoundation.org/programmes/tt-legacy/presentation/featured-projects     4. Easy on the joints Table Tennis is one of the best sports for older athletes as it’s easier on your joints as opposed to more demanding sports which is why you will see a lot of 60-year-olds comfortably competing with teenagers in clubs without straining themselves! This is one of the main reasons that Table Tennis Players enjoy longevity in the sport! It is truly a SPORT FOR LIFE!     5. You can play anytime, anywhere! Table Tennis isn’t a seasonal sport that stops during rains or snow. Tables can be placed both indoors and outdoors depending on the weather and time of day! All you need is a table, a few paddles, a pack of balls and a healthy dose of competitive spirit.      What are you waiting for? Get your gear today!     Credits : https://ittffoundation.org/programmes/tt-legacy/presentation/featured-projects
STAG at the 2022 Table Tennis US Nationals!

STAG at the 2022 Table Tennis US Nationals!

Being a part of the US Nationals and working closely with USATT to  grow the sport across the United States is always something we at STAG have been proud of. It’s always a great feeling being surrounded by such immense talent of all ages! Celebrating the spirit of  the athlete and love for the sport has been an integral part of STAG's mission.  With several different categories and around  800+ athletes participating, at the 2022 Table Tennis US Nationals at Fort Worth, Texas was no less than a testament to the growing popularity of the game. What made this event even more successful was the exchange of the very best of the US talent bought forward at the event.  When asked what Table Tennis meant to Rakesh Kohli, the CEO of STAG says “Table Tennis means everything to me. It brings out the passion that also runs in the veins of every member of STAG’s team”. Partnering with USATT is an honour  as it extends Mr. Kohli’s dream of spreading the love for Table Tennis  and ensuring that every athlete gets quality equipment at affordable prices. “Our aim in the US market is to reach out to more people, educate them to benefit from  the sport and in some cases to even  nurture players, work with them closely to unleash their skill. “As a passionate  Table tennis  brand, we want to make Table Tennis more accessible for everyone in the United States”.  In the midst of the competition, the STAG booth had its very own mini tournament – the STAG Trick Shot Challenge which was met with a lot of excitement and enthusiasm. It didn’t matter if you were ranked no. 1 in the world or no. 1,000, the STAG Trick Shot Challenge leveled the playing field giving equal opportunity to every Table Tennis fan. From athletes as young as 7 to players over 70, the challenge unleashed the players talent to a different level! It was a great feeling to watch people come over to the STAG booth with so much passion and to keep trying different shots until they scored the points they wanted or won goodies for their exclusive skills. As Mr. Kohli says “Table Tennis is my passion and that’s what drives me!” The 2022 Table Tennis US Nationals featured the STAG Americas table which comes with a 25mm table top and is known for its high performance with consistency in bounce. The table has been used for some of the biggest tournaments across the globe like the US Open, the Youth Olympics, many European championships  and is a known to be a favorite amongst the pros! Working with USATT has been an experience STAG will always cherish as they share the same goals – working towards the betterment of the sport. Together, along with you and  our #stagusafamily we will make sure that Table Tennis reaches every home and every heart in the United States of America!
STAG Americas -  The choice of CHAMPIONS!

STAG Americas - The choice of CHAMPIONS!

What makes the STAG Americas the preferred table for most major international tournaments? The answer is simple. It is the literal choice of CHAMPIONS! Featured over the years at the top global tournaments including the US Open, the World Veteran Championships, The Youth Olympic Championships & European Championship, the Stag Americas table is the clear choice of the champions! With a 25mm top board, the STAG Americas boasts of the best playing surface with consistent bounce and feel with zero vibrations. Playing on the STAG Americas table is an experience by itself for both, professional use and pleasure. The IITF Approved table comes with a sturdy snap on net (also ITTF Approved) that is easy to set up. The net provides a flawless playing experience with easy and hassle free height adjustment. The STAG America takes only 25 minutes to set up and comes with premium and sturdy snap on height adjustable net set (ITTF Approved). The STAG Americas table has been the go to table for:  US Nationals 2022 The World Veteran Championship 2014 & 2022 US Open Championship 2019 & 2021 Youth Olympic Championship 2018 European Championship 2018 Youth World Championship 2015 – 2017 The table is easy to fold up for storage and its quick set up time makes it the perfect table to practice on. Whether you are hosting a tournament for your neighbors, practicing for a championship, spending family time or just letting loose, know this, when you choose to play on the STAG Americas, you are choosing the table of champions!   STAG Americas Technical Details: Colour Blue Frame Material ‎Mild Steel Included Components ‎Table Tennis Table Material Type ‎Metal Material Composition ‎Iron Skill Level ‎Advanced Sport ‎Table Tennis Manufacturer Stag Country of Origin India    
US Open 2021

US Open 2021

The annual U.S. Open is the oldest currently running table tennis tournament in the United States. It attracts over 600 athletes annually. The first events were actually run by either the New York Table Tennis Club or the American Ping Pong Association. The first USA Table Tennis (USTTA) tournament was held in 1934. The 2021 US Open Table Tennis Championships were hosted in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, from December 17 to December 22. As a part of Stag's vision to promote and grow the sport globally, we are happy to be associated with the USTTA and be a part of the historic event in such a special way! Here is the ground breaking partnership between STAG & USA TT
The backbone of 60 national teams

The backbone of 60 national teams

At STAG we have been building the best  over four generations where Innovation, Passion,  Experience, Service, Quality and Creation work in unison  giving the highest regard to customer satisfaction. With a vision to challenge the ordinary and create products that not just revolutionise sport but also push the boundaries of what is expected, STAG has always been a pioneer of change since its incorporation in 1922 by the visionary Lala Arjan Das Kohli.  As on 2021, we are a proud sponsor of 60 Country federations through its outreach program partnering with Indian High Commissions.   From pioneering the first roll out tables in India in 1982 to producing equipment that champions across 202 nations are proud to use, our team over over 300 employees carry on the company's mission to produce and provide equipment that not only meets quality standards but  timely schedules too.   Led by the passionate duo Mr Rakesh Kohli & Mr Vivek Kohli who’s serious business and sheer compassion has established Stag International as one of the most reputed Indian sports brands globally in TT, a game with the second-largest number of federation affiliations worldwide, after volleyball.  With 5 times world champion Peter Karlsson being STAG’s brand ambassador  in 2007 has been a tremendous boost for the brand across the globe. This partnership has worked very well as he shares the same values for the development and love of the sport.       The programme called “Sport for All – Equipment for All”, aims to provide equal opportunities for underprivileged people around the world to have access to sports’ equipment and to promote health for ALL through sport, addressing the remotest parts of the world. Stag provides the equipment to kickstart the development and ITTF provides the coaches who lend their expertise and enable learning. An avowed aim of Stag is to provide opportunities to those for whom sport is currently denied. An international initiative at the service of peace, intervenes in areas made vulnerable by extreme poverty, recent conflict or lack of social cohesion.  Over the last 100 years, our big family has crossed the borders and grown across 202 countries!   At STAG, we serve not for years, but for generations!      
Stag Americas

Stag Americas

Stag Americas – The Champions Choice   Featured over the years at the top global tournaments including the US Open, the World Veteran Championships, The Youth Olympic Championships & European Championship, the Stag Americas table is the clear choice of the champions!   The Stag Americas is an ITTF approved table that has a 25mm competition level international standard playing surface constructed durably for zero vibrations making it’s the perfect fit for both personal and professional use! The high qualltiy surface  is protected by the DuPont Polyurethan Anti Glare point which offers stellar bounce and feel. The precision and uniformity of bounce makes the table stand up to the test of time!   The Stag America takes only 7 minutes to set up and comes with premium and sturdy snap on height adjustable net set (ITTF Approved).   Features:   25mm table top The Stag Americas table tennis table features a 25mm top to offer quality play and exceptional performance. The high-quality surface is protected by the DuPont Polyurethane Anti Glare paint which offers stellar bounce and durability. The outstanding finish lends a uniformity of bounce and makes the table stand up to the test of time. Durable construction with zero vibration Stag table tennis tables are constructed using quality wood and wood derivatives, making them ideal for personal as well as professional use. The use of wood, plywood and metal makes this table stable and durable, providing excellent play standard. Choose this zero-vibration table to experience the precision of professionals during game time. Indoor table with superior play position The Stag Americas table opens up completely flat to allow a flawless experience while playing. The superbly crafted indoor professional table is 2.74m in length, 1.525m in width and 76cm in height, thus keeping with the international professional standards. Set it up in any indoor space and practise your game with confidence. Superfast assembly This indoor table tennis table from Stag requires an assembly time of 7 minutes. Spend less time struggling with assembly and more time practising with this superior table from Stag. The TTFI-approved brand provides unbeatable support for any professional or budding champion with a wide range of professional and practice tables. Playback mode One of the most notable features of the Stag Americas table tennis table is that it allows you to practise your skills in your own time by playing solo. With the integration of the Playback Mode, you can easily unfold half the table and use it to train yourself, even without a partner. Lockable 100mm caster wheels Equipped with eight wheels, this Stag table offers the convenience of smooth mobility. You can adjust the table as you see fit and place it at any corner of the room to facilitate the perfect practice session. Four of the wheels come with locks to ensure safety and stability of the table. Comes with a net set The Stag Americas professional table comes with a sturdy net set so that you can set it up immediately. The superior net provides a flawless surface finish along with excellent dent resistance. Net assembly with this set is a hassle-free affair. Racquets and balls included This table tennis table includes 2 Stag All Round racquets and 3 Stag Three Star balls. Prepare yourself for your next club match with this all-inclusive table from Stag. Foldable for storage convenience Folding your table will increase its longevity by keeping it safe from environmental dust. When you are done with the match, just fold up the table and move it to any corner for convenience. The cover keeps the table protected when stored.            
Beginners guide to choosing the right TT Racket

Beginners guide to choosing the right TT Racket

Whether you’re playing at the local club or league, or wearing the colours of your country, your table tennis experience begins when you hold the racket for the first time. The right racket doesn’t feel like a foreign object in your hands but an extension of your body. The question that every player asks themselves is: How do I choose the right racket? Which grip suits be best? The answer to this question begins with 2 simple questions: What level is your playing skill What type or player are you: an aggressive one or defensive one? To begin with, if you’re just starting out, you can look to buy a ready-made racket with the suggestion of your coach or a more experienced player. As you get better and understand your gameplay, you can look at customizing your racket matching different blades which come in different sizes, shapes, weight and material compositions with the right rubber for you.   Check out all Rackets Check out all Blades Check out all Rubbers   The International Table Tennis Federation mandates that at least 85% of a blade must be made of natural wood. A composite blade can include materials such as carbon fibre, aralyte, or glass fibre; and this will affect elements such as speed, consistency, ball feel and spin. The optimal blade thickness is from 5.7mm to 6.1mm and the composition includes 5-ply, 7-ply, 9-ply, ALC or ZLC. The number of plies (or layers) of wood also makes a difference. An offensive player would normally favour a higher ply count, while defensive players are the exact opposite. When in doubt, avoid the extremes and take comfort that the differences are hard to feel for all but the most active and experienced players. Carbon fibre is generally used to make the blade harder and therefore faster, as well as enabling the blade to have a larger "sweet spot". A lighter blade, under 77 grams, is often preferred by players who have a fast game and tend to play close to the top of the table, while heavier blades are used to generate more spin and power. Rubbers also come in different thickness’ and textures that helps amplify your natural game. For instance thinner rubber will give you more control but less speed as compared to a thicker rubber. A smooth rubber will help negate the effects of spin in a game and rubber with pimple like texture will help you manipulate spin. Want to learn more about different blades & textures? Sign up for our newsletter as we explore the same in our upcoming articles The handlebar also plays an important part in accentuating your game.     Depending on how you hold the racket (pen hold grip or shake hand grip), you would choose a handle bar that is either:   1. Straight Good for Backhand and Defensive players. Allows for active use of the wrist to flip the bat.    2. Flared Good for Forehand players. It offers a firm grip on the blade without compromising on the flexibility.   3. Anatomic Similar to the flared grip, except with a bump in the centre that fits the shape of your hand.   4. Penhold Good for powerful attacking play. The bat is gripped between the thumb and index finger, similar to holding a pen.