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Stella Sport La Romagne sets out Champions League ambitions

Stella Sport La Romagne sets out Champions League ambitions

(by Simon Daish) Stella Sport La Romagne sets out Champions League ambitions Opening the campaign with a 3-2 home victory against Austrian side SPG Walter Wels in Group C, Stella Sport La Romagne has made a bright start to life in the Men’s Champions League. Following the opening match win club president Guy Soulard believes […]

Tactics to beat a much stronger player

Tactics to beat a much stronger player

(by Tom Lodziak) Tactics to beat a much stronger player A situation you can’t avoid in table tennis is playing someone of a much higher standard. At some point in a league match or a tournament you will face someone who is simply a lot better than you. I remember once playing Sherwin Ramata, a […]

Liu Shiwen in search of unprecedented fifth title

Liu Shiwen in search of unprecedented fifth title

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Liu Shiwen in search of unprecedented fifth title Winner at the recent ITTF-Asian Cup in the Indian city of Ahmedabad, Zhu Yuling heads the confirmed entry for the forthcoming Uncle Pop 2017 ITTF Women’s World Cup presented by Polar Naturals. Play commences in Markham, Toronto on Friday 27th October […]

Triangle Table Tennis Division 1 Friday League Standings

Triangle Table Tennis Division 1 Friday League Standings

(Courtesy of Alec J Carney / Triangle Table Tennis) Triangle Table Tennis Division 1 Friday League Standings In first place we have Stephanie Sun winning $500! In second place, we have Chin-Jung Hsu earning himself $250. Chris Xiao finished in third place and claimed $150. Jace Mellinger inched his way into fourth place on the very […]

2018 World Veteran Championships in Las Vegas

2018 World Veteran Championships in Las Vegas

(BY LARRY HODGES) (Photo credit: wvc2018.com) 2018 World Veteran Championships in Las Vegas It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity – or at least once every 27 years, the last time the U.S. held a World Veterans Table Tennis Championship, back in 1990. The 2018 World Veterans Championships will be held at the Las Vegas Convention […]

In a Distinguished Career, Olympics were Highlights for O'Neill

In a Distinguished Career, Olympics were Highlights for O’Neill

(BY RICHARD FINN) In a Distinguished Career, Olympics were Highlights for O’Neill Sean O’Neill had a long and distinguished playing career. He won the under 11,13, 15 and 17 age national titles. He was five-time USA National singles champion – 1985, ’87, ’88, 89 and 1991 – five time US men’s doubles winner and six-time […]

Successful meetings in Latin America

Successful meetings in Latin America

(by Gonzalo Barak) Successful meetings in Latin America The International Table Tennis Federation organised a marketing meeting in the City of Santiago de Chile on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October to discuss maximising the commercial potential of table tennis in Latin America. The leaders and officers from within the region were present, together with […]

Advancing Women’s Table Tennis - Implementing Men’s Style

Analysis of Advancing Women’s Table Tennis Style—Implementing Men’s Style into Women’s Style

(By Jinxin Wang) Advancing Women’s Table Tennis – Implementing Men’s Style The main focus of implementing men’s style into women’s style is demonstrated in aggressiveness, taking initiative first, and being eagerly aggressive. This technique and shift in tactical consciousness is aimed towards female athletes’ overall stability and structure of their game, and it targets improvement […]

Interactive ping pong table that's a giant computer game

A bar in London just got an interactive ping pong table that’s a giant computer game

(Courtesy of David Ibekwe/Businessinsider) Interactive ping pong table that’s a giant computer game Wonderball is an interactive ping pong table which adds a digital twist to traditional table tennis. The hi-tech table uses digital projectors and sensors which track the movements of the ball, allowing many different games to be played on it. Wonderball can […]

Tip of the week: Top Ten Tactical Receiving Mistakes

Tip of the week: Top Ten Tactical Receiving Mistakes

(By Larry Hodges) Tip of the week: Top Ten Tactical Receiving Mistakes 1. Too predictable. Vary your receive! Most of the below are variations on this. 2. Giving the server what he wants. 3. Too aggressive. If you attack every serve it becomes predictable. 4. Too passive. If you never attack the serve, then the […]