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An Official’s Perspective – the Olympics in Rio 2016

An Official’s Perspective – the Olympics in Rio 2016 Courtesy of Table Tennis Canada Canadian Blue Badge International Umpire Denis Vigeant representing Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Denis, from the province Quebec, was selected to represent Canada as an umpire at the Olympics in Rio. He is one of 7 high level […]

ITTF NA Championships & New Quarter of Classes & Leagues at ICC

ITTF NA Championships & New Quarter of Classes & Leagues at ICC 2016 ITTF North American Championships at ICC Event Date:  Saturday, September 10, 2016 – 12:00pm onward Event Location:  ICC Table Tennis Center 1507 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035 Click here to purchase tickets Online  You can also purchase Tickets at ICC TT […]

2020 Summer Olympics: Team USA Names to Know for the Tokyo Games

2020 Summer Olympics: Team USA Names to Know for the Tokyo Games Bleacher Report features Kanak Jha in the “2020 Summer Olympics: Team USA Names to Know for the Tokyo Games” article. August 22, 2016 – “According to Janissa Delzo of CNN, 16-year-old table tennis prodigy Kanak Jha was the youngest U.S. athlete to compete in […]

Ask The Experts: Kaden Xu, No. 142

Ask The Experts: Kaden Xu, No. 142 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Innerforce Layer ALC Forehand: Tackifire C Soft Backhand: Tackiness Drive Question: Hi, I am a decent all around player and would like to try a new blade and rubber. I am more offense oriented and want to try the Innerforce Layer ALC […]

I’m Ready to Retire – Zhang Jike

I’m Ready to Retire – Zhang Jike Courtesy of ITTF / By Henry Chen  Zhang Jike may not have shown a spectacular exhibition of his talents in the Rio Olympic Games but he was certainly able to execute a reliable performance for China. As he successfully fulfilled his mission, Liu Guoliang believes that Zhang Jike still […]

WCTTA Thanksgiving 2016 Camp

WCTTA Thanksgiving 2016 Camp Mark your calendar, November 23-27, WCTTA’s 2016 Thanksgiving Table Tennis Camp in Santa Clara, California. Celebrate this Thanksgiving with your WCTTA Family and learn directly from the Coaches who have created Olympic & World Champions. If you are competing in the 2016 U.S. Open, this is the ultimate way to boost […]

New York City Table Tennis Academy Grand Opening

New York City Table Tennis Academy Grand Opening Join New York City Table Tennis Academy (NYCTTA) on September 2, 2016 for the Grand Opening of their new Training Center! FLYER New York City Table Tennis Academy (NYCTTA) is the first table tennis academy of its kind in New York City. Located at 351 E 74th St, it delivers […]

Invitation List Released for Liebherr 2016 Men’s World Cup

Invitation List Released for Liebherr 2016 Men’s World Cup Courtesy of ITTF With Rio 2016 now just a nice memory, the table tennis world looks forward to the Liebherr 2016 ITTF Men’s World Cup to be held in Saarbrucken, Germany on October 1-3,  2016. All 20 players invited to the prestigious event in Germany competed […]

Ask The Experts: Han Xiao, No. 141

Ask The Experts: Han Xiao, No. 141 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Stiga Allround Classic Forehand: Flextra Backhand: Flextra Question: I read the article written by Han Xiao (Modern Topspin Stroke) that compares the old technique and the modern technique for doing topspin. Basically, the modern one requires less backswing due to more modern […]

Liu Guoliang leaving the Chinese Team?

Liu Guoliang leaving the Chinese Team? Courtesy of ITTF Liu Guoliang has been in service for the Chinese National Team for more than a decade as coach, and he has successfully maintained the greatness of his team. In the recently concluded Olympic Games, China once again recorded a clean sweep. However, it seems that the […]

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