The Italian says he has never seen a table tennis event packaged so well .
July 26, 2017:A�Indiaa��s Table Tennis head coach Massimo Costantini said he is very impressed but not surprisedA�with the performance of Indian players in the ongoing CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis. The Italian said the league has givenA�Indian players a level ground for training with some of the best in the world which is a good sign for Indian table tennisA�overall.
a�?The boys have beaten top players in recent past, and here seeing Sathiyan, Sanil and Harmeet do that again isna��t surprisingA�for me as I work with them and know what they are capable of,a�? said Costantini. He said before the league, no one knewA�or believed that our (Indian) players could beat best in the world, but its now there for everyone to see.
On the league, he said he was captivated with the packaging of the league. a�?Ita��s a show thata��s never been seen in TableA�tennis, and the setting is unbelievable. 11Even Sports has done a great job and ITTF can surely pick up some great ideas fromA�this event,a�? the Italian said before leaving for the 2017 Jordan Junior & CadetA�Open.
Besides the national playersa�� performance, Costantini emphasised that the league surely will create a new found respectA�between Indian and international players and teach them so much more about team spirit. a�?While its always a three gameA�match, but its not best of three, a player or pair has to play all three games to earn points, which in turn creates a goodA�team atmosphere,a�? explained Costantini. He said every player and every point becomes critical hence the bunch ofA�talented players become a great team in no time.