Archive for December, 2016

A comprehensive education, Jinxin Wang provides food for thought

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor The pinnacle of his career to date; just over one year ago, Jinxin Wang won the Men’s Singles title at the United States Open. Undoubtedly one of the factors that contributed to his success was the comprehensive education received in the sport of table tennis in his home country. […]

Adriana Díaz: Latin America’s new sporting sensation

by Neha Aggarwal 16-year old Adriana Díaz of Puerto Rico has been smashing headlines not only across Puerto Rico but the entire continent of Latin America with her incredible performance in 2016. Her recent success at the 2016 US Open closed the year for her on a bright note and paved way for a successful […]

2017 Butterfly West Coast Open-Early bird deadline is coming up

  2017 Butterfly West Coast Open (Feb 18-19 – Livermore, CA) 4-star USATT-sanctioned tournament, $11,500+ Prize Money CRYSTAL Trophies and Medals to top 4 finishers in ALL events!!! 2016 US Open Results now published on USATT Ratings Website. We will be using ratings as of Jan 1, 2017 for this tournament’s eligibility rating. Entry Form: http://www.omnipong.com/EntryForms/1039-16.pdf Website: […]

Khalil Al-Mohannadi announces candidacy for ITTF President

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor President of the Qatar Table Tennis Association since 1995, Khalil Al-Mohannadi has announced his candidacy for President of the International Table Tennis Federation; he is now one of two contenders for the position. Earlier this year in October, Germany’s Thomas Weikert, the incumbent ITTF President position, also announced his […]

More money, additional spots and more points available

More money, additional spots and more points available By Bowmar Sports With the 2017 Butterfly North American Tour beginning soon, the Canada Cup Burnaby, and Canada Cup Markham, will be the first two stops for the tour. Since adding these events as tour stops, there have a few changes for the Canada Cup series. Some […]

Year 18 of the ITTF Development and Education Programmes

Year 18 of the ITTF Development and Education Programmes – Continuing to innovate and expand (by Glenn Tepper, ITTF Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Development and Education) Initiated in 1999, the award winning, ITTF Development and Education Programmes continue to innovate and expand. Now the ITTF Development Programme now regularly conducts over 110 courses per […]

New York City Table Tennis Academy news

The Academy – 2016 Season’s Greetings to our fellow table tennis enthusiasts!  We are very excited to welcome you all to our new table tennis training center boasting twenty foot plus high ceilings in the heart of Manhattan. You will experience a spacious playing area, a newly refinished hardwood gym floor, excellent lighting and five […]

István Jonyer – 4x World Champion- visits WCTTA

(By Stefan Feth) A very special visit by 4x World Champion, Istvan Jonyer from Hungary to WCTTA recently. Coaches Li Zhen Shi and Zhang Li were able to walk down memory lane and reminisce on the past with the Hungarian legend. The 3 World Champions with a combined total of 12 World Championship Titles (4 […]

Temperatures rising, table tennis rocks in North West Territories

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Long winters, daylight at a premium, short summer months with the midnight sun shining; currently the temperature about minus 30 degrees Celcius and quite possibly in the next few weeks even lower, the North West Territories of Canada presents a Christmas card setting. However, in more than one area […]