The Rajesh Wadhawan Group, today announced their maiden venture into Table Tennis with Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT). After successfully engaging their fans and football enthusiasts with FC Pune City in the Indian Super League, the group will now run Maharashtra United team in India’s newest sports league.
Speaking about UTT, team owner, Kartik Wadhawan said, “Maharashtra United is not just a franchise we have bought in the Ultimate Table Tennis, but a promise to raise the profile of the sport engaging with all its stakeholders to the best of our ability. This league will give the sport much needed fillip and also give deserving talents from the country an experience to rub their shoulders with the best in the world. We are looking forward to making a difference to the sport in Indian context.”
Ultimate Table Tennis is the brainchild of 11EVEN Sports Pvt. Ltd.. The league will have six club-based franchisees. Played in caravan format across Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, every franchise in UTT will have international as well as domestic players.
“As a group, we have always kept our eyes open for promising sporting ventures. While everyone knows us for our association with Indian Super League through FC Pune City, our new endeavour with Ultimate Table Tennis will show our commitment to a sport, and its players, that deserves more attention than it gets.” said Gaurav Modwel, CEO, Maharashtra United.
“Through Maharashtra United, we share the vision of the League owners i.e. For India to win Olympic medals in table tennis in next ten years. We shall play an active to role to make that dream come true,” he further added.
Maharashtra United will have four men and four women players with two foreign and two Indian players in each category, including one international and one Indian coach. Star Sports will be the official broadcaster of the league.
Maharashtra United is an Ultimate Table Tennis team based out of Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Rajesh Wadhawan Group owns the club, founded in 2017. It is committed to making a difference not just at the senior level but also at the grassroots level of table tennis in India.