Archive for November, 2016

5th consecutive appearance for Kanak Jha at WJC

(by Ian Marshall/(Photo: Thorsten Ghol) A debut in 2012 when the World Junior Championships were staged in the Indian city of Hyderabad and China’s Fan Zhendong won the Boys’ Singles title, the name of Kanak Jha of the United States appears on the entry list for the forthcoming Sun International 2016 World Junior Championships. Play […]

My family, my identity, my motivation

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor / Photo: courtesy of LATTU) The sixth seed in the Girls’ Singles event at the forthcoming Sun International 2016 World Junior Championships, which commence in Cape Town on Wednesday 30th November, whilst also joining forces with Lineris Rivera, Paola Sanabria and elder sister Gabriela in the Girls’ Team competition; […]

2016 Butterfly Teams: LYTTC Teams Claim Top Spots in Division 1

By  Barbara Wei “LYTTC Elite” continued their dominance in Division 1 on the final day of competition at the 2016 Butterfly Teams tournament by easily overcoming 2nd and 3rd seeded teams “Newgy/Petrosetco” and “SPiN” in straight matches. Having not dropped a match throughout the entire three-day competition, “LYTTC Elite” was a level above the rest. The […]

2016 Butterfly Teams: “LYTTC Elite” and “SPiN” Remain Undefeated after Day 2

2016 Butterfly Teams: “LYTTC Elite” and “SPiN” Remain Undefeated after Day 2 BY BARBARA WEI At the close of day 2, only two teams: “LYTTC Elite” and “SPiN” remained undefeated in Division 1. Comprised of Ruichao Chen, Kaden Xu, Yuxiang Jin, Ziyang Chen and Junha Wu, “LYTTC Elite” seemed unbeatable as they swept every team […]

Top Three Teams Undefeated on First Day of Competition

BY BARBARA WEI “LYTTC Elite” (Ruichao Chen, Kaden Xu, Yuxiang Jin, Ziyang Chen, Junha Wu), “Newgy/Petrosetco” (Sameh Awadallah, My Trang Mai, Rachid El Boubou, Sameir Mohammad Elfeky) and “SPiN” (Kevin Wang, De Tran, Tahl Leibovitz, Paul David, Anthony Valero) remain undefeated after the first three rounds of Division 1 play on Friday. Combined, these three […]

“LYTTC Elite” top seed for 2016 Butterfly Team Championships

“LYTTC Elite” Lead in Seedings for 2016 Butterfly Team Championships “LYTTC Elite” Lead in Seedings for 2016 Butterfly Team Championships By Barbara Wei Opening day of the 2016 Butterfly Teams Championships brought intense table tennis action to the Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center (6 miles from downtown Philadelphia) as 60 teams battled for top […]

Thomas Weikert accepts Best Peace Project Award

Different role but once again Thomas Weikert accepts Best Peace Project Award (by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) On Thursday 26th November 2009 in the Salle Empire of the Hôtel de Paris in Lausanne, Thomas Weikert, in his position as ITTF Executive Vice President, accepted the award of the “Best Peace Project” on behalf of […]

USA Table Tennis Participates in AmazonSmile Program

(By USATT) Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to USA Table Tennis whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support USA Table Tennis by starting your shopping atsmile.amazon.com. Questions? Learn more about AmazonSmile Your shopping will support USA […]

Rochester coach will lead US junior national table tennis team

(By Eric Atherton / Photo by Scott Jacobson – PostBulletin) A little more than two years, ago, the Post-Bulletin published a story about table tennis phenom Michael Tran and his 19-year-old coach, Qi Wei, who came from Beijing to live with the Tran family in southeast Rochester. It was an interesting dynamic at that time, […]

DTTA’s 2016 MENSUAL Tourney Winners Awards

(Submitted by Angelo Gandullia) Last Saturday, Nov 19th, DTTA awarded our best MENSUAL Tourney players with the most “Performance Points” of 2016! DTTA and Butterfly awarded: $100 Gift Certificate  to Ana Maria Garcia, in A Division; $100 Gift Certificate to Hristo Djoumaliev, in B Division; and Bobby Green and Lisa You ended in a “Performance Points” […]