Raman has give up as Nationwide desk tennis head coach


S. Raman

S. Raman
| Picture Credit score: B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM

S. Raman, who took over as Nationwide desk tennis head coach final July, has resigned from the submit. The 53-year-old, appointed by the Committee of Directors for the 2022 Commonwealth Video games, mentioned he had put in his papers after the election of office-bearers of the Desk Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) in December final 12 months.

“It was a smooth affair. Nobody forced me to resign. I recently spoke to the new TTFI Secretary Kamlesh Mehta, and told him about my preference. He was okay with it,” Raman informed The Hindu on Thursday.

Explaining his stand, Raman mentioned: “I wanted to work as hard as I can and produce 6-8 Indian men and women players who can reach the world’s top 40/20. Unfortunately, there were neither enough National camps nor enough funds. There was no continuity also. I am not cut out for it and also don’t believe in an ornamental post. Now, I am free to work at my academy here.

“I have always put the National interest over my personal interests and worked on a pro-bono basis during this period (as head coach of the Indian team for 7-8 months). I have also told Kamlesh that I’m available to work for the National team for free at important events, if need be.”


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