Sathiyan Gnanasekaran is born and brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Coming from a middle-class family and academic driven background, it was always difficult to make a career in sport. He had to toggle between engineering and sport which was the most difficult part in his career. His happiness lies in successfully completing in his education and passion both.
His pillars for his support were his mother and father. He started playing Table Tennis when he was a kid at the age
of 5. From the Kola Perumal Chetty Vaishnav Sr.Sec. School he completed his schooling and his Engineering in I.T. from the St.Joseph College of Engineering, Chennai.
His favorite pastime is watching movies or playing Tennis, Football and Cricket. The person who he
adores in sports is Roger Federer. Sathiyan started playing this sport just to feel physically fit and active
but later on he developed interest in this game.
From the year 1998 to 2012, he was training in the SDAT- Medimix Chandra TT Academy under the valuable guidance of his coach Mr.V.Chandrashekar, Mr.Ashok Kumar, and later on from the year 2012 till date Mr. S. Raman of the Raman TT High Performance Center is taking care of his further training and skill development.
His father and the coaches proved to be his inspiration in his life to continue in this career for the future.
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran gained sponsorship from the sports development authority of Tamilnadu, ONGC,
and the Go Sports Foundation.
He has also played on State and Club Level competition comprising with
the teams of Tamilnadu, Dabang Smashers TTC (Ultimate tennis league-India), Angby club (Sweden), TSG
Kaiserslautern (Germany) and Zooleszcz Gwiazda Bydoszcz (Poland).
|Commonwealth Games||Commonwealth Games||Commonwealth Games|
|Gold Coast 2018_Men's Team||Gold Coast 2018_Men's Doubles||Gold Coast 2018_Mixed Doubles|
|Jakarta 2018_Men's Team|
|Career||44 (Career High)||279||171||108||63|