The SDAT-AKG Table Tennis Development Centre  situated in a  sprawling 12,000 sq.ft hall at Periamet Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the SDAT-AKG is  spear headed by A. Srinivasa Rao and A. Muralidhar Rao, popularly known as the Rao Brothers, who started coaching way back in the early 80's with a couple of tables, dim lights and inconspicuous locations .


         The Brother’s passion towards the game of Table Tennis has made them not only coach the young talents but expose them to various inter-school, state, national and international tournaments.

         Unlike other sports which are popular amidst the common man, the game of Table Tennis has been restricted to a select few audience. To promote the game of Table Tennis’ presence felt in every nook and corner of the Nation, The Raobrothers are in the process of forming strategic alliances with the sports fraternity, corporate community and the like minded.  

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SDAT –AKG Table Tennis Development Centre

             Impressed by the achievements of Rao Brothers for the past 24 years, Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu has offered a place at SDAT - Nehru stadium - Periamet with 17 Table Tennis Tables on 8th April, 2005. It was inaugurated by Honorable Minister for Youth welfare & Sports Development Department, Thiru. Inbathtamilan, with the objective of extending free coaching for the under privileged along with the regular trainees and to produce players to win World Championship / Olympic Gold Medal, within the time frame of 2016 (10 years from now covering 2 Olympics and 5 World Championships).

            SDAT-AKG, the current Table Tennis Coaching Center, since its formation, has conducted numerous competitions and tournaments. The Center currently has five coaches providing quality individual and group coaching to the budding young and established senior players. The players range from a tender age of 8, not even able to reach the Table to reigning Champions.




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