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National Level Coach

Nishaad Shah

Coach Nishaad is a true sports lover! Being a Former member of the Indian National team, and armed with a Masters Degree in Sports Management from Columbia University, he aims to make a difference by focusing on grassroots level development to better advance the sport globally.

  • More than 200 medals in national and international competitions
  • Top 100 in the world (cadet boys) as on January 1, 2011
  • 2 silver medals at Iran Open Fajr Cup in singles and individuals
  • Represented India at Asian Junior Championships¬†
  • Represented India at German Open in 2014, Austria Open and Belgium Open in 2015¬†
  • School Games National Champion (India) in Teams and Individuals
  • All India University Champion
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Meet Coach Nishaad

Table Tennis has been an integral part of my life, and I believe that being an individual sport, it teaches you a lot about accountability, self-improvement, confidence, and more than anything else, it teaches you how to deal with a loss and bounce back better than before. My aim is to work towards making this a sport not only for leisure but also a way to stay fit and active while learning core principles that define a professional athlete and the winning mindset.

Favorite Serve

Hook underspin and topspin serve

Favorite Table Tennis Memory

Winning my first ever medal for India in Iran

Outside of pingpod

Soccer, Pool & Billiards, Reading

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To play at PINGPOD requires PROOF OF VACCINATION as part of the KEY TO NYC
To play at PINGPOD requires PROOF OF VACCINATION as part of the KEY TO NYC

To play at PINGPOD requires PROOF OF VACCINATION as part of the KEY TO NYC