The game that made two nations join hands together again, considered the best brain game in the world, Table-Tennis is no child’s play. The National West Zone Inter-University Women’s Tournament 2017-18 was organized at Jagran Lakecity University Bhopal. It took place between 1st to 5th February 2018 where a total of 38 teams participated from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
The tournament was declared open on 1stFebruary 2018 and for the following four days, the JLU campus witnessed a battle of reflexes. Out of the 38 participating teams, 4 qualified for the All India Tournament where the University of Mumbai bagged Gold Medal, Savitribai Phule University, Pune bagged Silver Medal, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur bagged Bronze Medal and DAVV, Indore was awarded Consolation.
The medals were awarded during the closing ceremony on 5th February 2018 that was attended by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University Prof. Dr. Anoop Swaroop, Dean Prof. Dr. C.A. Gurudath and Dean Prof. Dr. Vivek Khare.
In the spirit of the game, here are some fun facts about it!
Table-Tennis might give the feel of an easy game from a distance; however, it is very tricky in reality. It helped in restoring the relations between USA and China in 1971 when China surprised everyone by inviting U.S. Table Tennis National Team for a series of friendly matches against the home team. It is also considered as the best brain game and the most played indoor game in the world. Ever wondered why once broken, a table tennis ball can never be used again, even after being glued back together? Well, it is because even though a tennis ball may look hollow is filled with an inert gas pressurized to the point of creating a definite bounce in the ball.