The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has been playing its crucial role of promoting and managing table tennis in India. It has been organizing a number of competitions, thus giving chance to the Indian table tennis players to exhibit their talent and bring laurels to the country. However, despite India's regular participation at various international championships, there has been a conspicuous lack of world-beating performances from the Indian table tennis players. Barring some odd victories over fancied opponents here and there, it is hard to find Indian table tennis players to put up a commanding show at the big stage.
Even in the national circuit, the domination of a select bunch of table tennis players for a considerable period does not augur well for the game in India. The fact that someone like Kamlesh Mehta managed to win 11 national titles speaks volumes about the lack of quality competition at the domestic level. Mehta, along with S. Raman and Chetan Babbor, were some of the established names in Indian table tennis, for a long time. Indian table tennis didn't see much scintillating performances, except a few exceptions. Sharath Kamal's gold at the Commonwealth Games things might take a turn for the better.