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Zhang Jike set to return, bound for Doha

by Henry Chen Pivotal to China’s success at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and then in action on the ITTF World Tour at SheSays China Open in Chengdu in mid-September but absent ever since from the international scene, the name of China’s Zhang Jike appears prominently on the entry list for the forthcoming Seamaster 2017 […]

Mizutani wins his ninth All Japan Championship title

by Wade Townsend Jun Mizutani has claimed his fourth consecutive and ninth overall All Japan Championships title at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Sendagaya. Mizutani defeated surprise finalist Kazuhiro Yoshimura 4-1 in the final. Yoshimura made a flying start, taking the first game 11-9. The defending champion soon started to dominate proceedings, comfortable taking the next […]

Triangle Table Tennis: Two-day tournament for players over 40 years of age.

Triangle Table Tennis: Two-day tournament for players over 40 years of age Triangle Table Tennis in Morrisville, North Carolina, will be holding a terrific two-day tournament on February 18 and 19 for players over 40 years of age. The Triangle Over-40 will combine a Giant Round Robin Main Event and Mixed Doubles with singles age […]

Keeping it in the family

by Wade Townsend Younger siblings claimed the limelight during the quarter-final stages of the Men’s Singles event at the All Japan Championships. In a thrilling matchup between ex-university teammates, Yuki Hirano has progressed to the semi-finals at the All Japan Championships with a narrow 4-3 victory over Takuya Jin. Yuki’s sister Sayaka was a five-time […]


CRYSTAL WANG & JASON ZHANG TAKE BUTTERFLY CANADA CUP #1 CRYSTAL WANG & JASON ZHANG TAKE BUTTERFLY CANADA CUP #1 Submitted by Table Tennis Canada Burnaby, BC – It was the competition of the teenagers. In the Women’s Singles Crystal Wang (USA) cruised through the Canada Cup draw dropping only two games, one to Laura […]

2017 Butterfly Canada Cup Burnaby – Pictures & Results

2017 Butterfly Canada Cup Burnaby – Pictures & Results January 14-15, 2017 Burnaby, BC Article: CRYSTAL WANG & JASON ZHANG TAKE BUTTERFLY CANADA CUP #1 Event First Place Second Place Men’s Singles Jason Zhang Bryan Ho Women’s Singles Crystal Wang Ivy Liao Under 2400 Shu Wing Yik Steve Y. Wang Under 2000 Peter Dziekiewicz Rippu Gupta […]

Ask The Experts: Stefan Feth, No. 149

Ask The Experts: Stefan Feth, No. 149 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Timo Boll  ALC Forehand Rubber: Tenergy 05 FX Backhand Rubber: Donic Sonex JP Gold Question: Hi Stefan, I have been using Timo Boll ALC for over a year now and the blade suits me quite well. I am planning to put new rubbers […]

Triangle Table Tennis: January 2017 News and Happenings

Happy New Year! We’re excited to share some of our upcoming events and the new opportunities starting up in 2017 at Triangle Table Tennis. We have new membership benefits this year, and a cool fundraiser for a NC non-profit in February.  Also, the new early-bird discounts on on-line registrations for 2017 tournaments and camps are already catching […]

Jean-Michel Saive announces ITTF President candidacy

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor A living legend in his own country, at a Press Conference staged in his native Belgium on the morning of Thursday 19th January Jean-Michel Saive announced that in the forthcoming elections, he will stand for President of the International Table Tennis Federation. The election will be held at the […]

Virtual Reality table tennis just got real

by Wade Townsend Virtual Reality is no longer relegated to the world of sci-fi films. ITTF is about to bring you some innovative experiences in 2017. Most of us don’t have the bankroll to travel around the world in order to see our favourite players grinding it out on the court. And for those of […]

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