Khaleel Asgarali

Hometown Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Nickname Brown Dynamite
Best shot Backhand loop
Age 32
Weight 165 lbs
Sign Sagittarius
Theme song Bring The Pain - Method Man
I just want to conquer people and their souls

ABOUT KHALEEL

Khaleel Asgarali learned to play table tennis as a small child in the living room of his family apartment. His father was a former national team member from Trinidad and Tobago and was Khaleel’s first coach. Moving to the top of the junior ranks in the USA, Khaleel returned to his home country of Trinidad and Tobago to win both junior and men singles national championship titles in 2003 and 2005. He has played professionally in leagues in England, Sweden and Germany and trained all over the world. He is still currently a professional player in the German League and a professional coach in the capital area.

  • Current 3rd Bundesliga German League Team member SPVgG/DJK Effeltrich
  •  2018 HCTTC Open Winner
  • 2017-2018 DJK Leutershausen German League
  • 2016-2017 SPVgG/ DJK Effeltrich German League Team Member (Division Champions)
  • 2012 Student Athlete of the Year Table Tennis University of Puerto Rico Recinto de Rio Piedras
  • 2013 Healthier Generation Singles Champion NYC (Fundraiser
    for First Lady Michelle Obama)
  • 2008 Guaynabo Open Men’s Singles Champion
  • 2009 Southern USA Regional UCUI and NCTTA Men’s Singles Champion
  •  2012 JOOLA Open Fall Men’s Singles Champion
  • 2013 JOOLA Open Spring Men’s Singles Champion
  • 2007 Caribbean Table Tennis Championships-Trinidad- Gold men’s doubles
  • 2006 Tyreso T.T Open Sweden – Gold  under 21 men’s singles
  • 2005 Stiga North American T.T Pro Tour Open Gold  singles and men’s doubles
  • 2003 National Junior T.T Champion of Trinidad and Tobago
  • 2001-2003  Seven (7) times under 18 champion in Stiga T.T North American Pro tour

When and why did you start playing ping pong?

I started playing ping pong before I could remember. My father was a national team member and coach in Trinidad and Tobago. I started on the dining room table because I was too short for the real one.

What has ping pong taught you the most?

It has taught me to work through problems by staying calm and searching for solutions, and to never stop fighting.

Where do you see ping pong going?

I see ping pong increasingly gaining popularity. Once the sport gains more of a following, the money will come and the sport will be able to attain the level of respect that other major commercial sports hold.

What do you love about ping pong?

I love how the majesty and grace of the sport combine with athleticism and power.