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Zhang Jike set to surprise the world in 2017

by Henry Chen Zhang Jike has raised his popularity to a whole new level in 2016; that explains his award in this year’s China Top 10 Benefiting Laureus Sports For Good. He is grateful for the support from his fans. As a most successful player, he continues to recover from injuries in 2016, he is […]

Defense Returns to the Top as Wang Wei Claims Top Spot

Defense Returns to the Top as Wang Wei Claims Top Spot (BY MATT HETHERINGTON) Defense Returns to the Top as Wang Wei Claims Top Spot The finals stage was set for China’s Wang Wei and ICC California’s Bob Chen as the two waited in the wings above the playing court at The Foundry in the […]

Adriana Diaz Takes the Title and The Hearts of the Crowd

Adriana Diaz Takes the Title and The Hearts of the Crowd BY MATT HETHERINGTON The stage was set for 16 year old Adriana Diaz to fight for her chance at the 2016 US Open Women’s Singles title. After overcoming a strong field of international opponents to make the final, hosted at The Foundry in the […]

Adriana Diaz Stuns with Crowd-Pleasing Performance

BY MATT HETHERINGTON One of the most exhilarating moments of the day came in the Women’s Quarterfinals at the 2016 US Open Championship with World Number 95 Adriana Diaz-Gonzalez the ultimate performer. Diaz played the last of the quarterfinals and met Yui Odono of Japan. Her opponent, while having a fresh peak ranking of 172 […]

Aiming to emulate father, Ian Seidenfeld causes opening day surprises

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor (Interview by Jasna Rather) Present earlier in the year in Romania when he secured silver in Men’s Singles Class 6 in the junior tournament and later bronze in the same category in the senior competition, the host nation’s Ian Seidenfeld was very much the player to attract the attention […]

Scotland the brave, Martin Perry moving to new heights

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Listed at no.23 on the current Men’s Class 6 World Rankings, the highest status of his career, Great Britain’s Martin Perry was the player to cause the biggest upset on the first day of play, Wednesday 14th December, at the United States Para Open Championships in Las Vegas. Against […]

Kanak Jha’s training in Sweden starting to paid off

Kanak Jha’s training in Sweden starting to paid off Kanak Jha is running great at Men’s singles event at 2016 US Open by beating Daisuke Kitaguchi from Japan in round sixteenths and U2700 Singles champion Kai Zhang in eighths. He will have to face California State Open champion Bob Chen quarterfinals round. 2016 US Open live stream: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Table-Tennis/Features/2016/December/14/2016-US-Open-Video-Stream

Former US Open Champions Eliminated in Mens Singles Event

Former US Open Champions Eliminated in Mens Singles Event (BY MATT HETHERINGTON, USATT) Former US Open Champions Eliminated in Mens Singles Event It was a day of intense matches as the Men’s Singles Main Draw entered the crucial phases at the 2016 US Open Table Tennis Championships, starting in the morning with the Round of […]

Nikhil Kumar flew high in the U2700 Singles event

Nikhil Kumar flew high in the U2700 Singles event Congratulations to Nikhil being the runner up in the U2700 Singles event. Nikhil had a great run beating 2 young star players Jeremy Hazin (Canada) and Michael Tran (USA) on the way to semifinal; continuing his great run with an upset over second seed Jishan Liang […]

Triangle Table Tennis: 12/16 News and Happenings & 2017 Preview

There’s a LOT in the works for the end of this year and the beginning of 2017, including a holiday week camp between Christmas and New Year’s weekends, year-end sales in our pro shop, the kick-off of standard early-bird discounts for on-line registrations for 2017 tournaments and camps, and the opening of enrollments for our 1st Q […]

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