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Venugopal Chandrasekar,had been a table tennis star, a national champion with an international stature. At the peak of his career, a knee surgery left him near-blind, inarticulate and ataxic. He has to start all over to relearn simple human activity such as moving his limbs, speaking, seeing…
His fighting spirit had evolved a single unifying force to make him what he is today- Director, Chandra's Table Tennis Coaching Centre; over 70 potential table tennis stars getting trained under his guidance.

His coaching centre had produced International, National and Junior National Champions

To build a Ultra Modern Table Tennis Stadium, which will be only one of its kind in the annals of Indian Sport. The Government of Tamil Nadu had released a G.O. in 1996 to allot a site measuring little over 4 grounds. at Mogappair, Chennai, India to carry forward on his dream vision.


Boomi Puja for SDAT Medimix Chandras Table Tennis Coaching Centre held on 28-10-2013


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Chandra (popularly known in India’s Sports fraternity) himself was an Three times National Champion, Twice champion in SAF Games, had won the bronze medal twice in Commonwealth Games (1979, Edinburgh and 1982, Bombay), had won a bronze medal in the Asian Games 1980, runner-up in the prestigious US Open (1984). He had represented India in Asia, world, Afro and Commonwealth championships. He had captained India to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, South Korea and North Korea.
He is an “Arjuna Award” winner in 1984. This is a prestigious award presented to the outstanding sportsperson in India. He was “The Sportsman of the Year” in 1981. Had also won “Life time Achievement Award” in 1999.
His educational qualification was an outstanding one – B.A. Economics (Gold Medalist in Madras University), B.L (Gold Medalist again in Madras University)
He had written extensive articles in The Telegraph, Sportstar, Sports World and Indian Express.)
MONTHLY REPORT : February 2014

Respected Sir/Madam,

Please accept Season’s Greetings and warm felicitations on the wonderful work done  by the SDAT as done for sport in the state.

February was a month of hectic activity for Table Tennis players in our centre and the state as well.  2 schools tournaments were held at Nehru Stadium and Singaram Pillai  Table Tennis club on the 5th -6th February and 22nd – 23rd February 2014.  The following children performed meritoriously in the following event.  We continued to help children from under privilege children by giving them complimentary training and full facility as well.  We are also training Priya, a physical challenged child who is selected to play in Australia later this year in a major tournament.  The work on our major project (Table Tennis complex) on the land given by SDAT/Government  continuous in full swing and we are hoping to complete work within a few months and SDAT authorities are giving to visit the site and offered invaluable guidance.  We also thank SDAT for their continued and unstinted support to our activities.   We pledge our loyalty at all times and we will do our at most to keep the flag of SDAT.     

S.Adithya , 2. V.Dharan, 3. V.Vaishnavi, 4. G.Chiresh, 5. V.Malesh Kumar..

Thanking you once again.  

With regards, 

(V. Chandrasekaran, Director)
SDAT Chandra TT Coaching Centre

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