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Harimoto silenced at All Japan Championships

Harimoto silenced at All Japan Championships by Wade Townsend Harimoto silenced at All Japan Championships Tomokazu Harimoto has crashed out of the Junior Boys’ Singles at the 2017 All Japan Table Tennis Championships. Child prodigy Harimoto lost in the quarter-finals to Haruki Miyamoto in a game that went the full distance. Miyamoto managed to take […]

Weibo Night Awards

by Wade Townsend The red carpet was rolled out for China’s biggest celebrities at the Weibo Night Awards, held at the China National Convention Center on Monday 16th January. China’s biggest social media celebrities stepped out of the digital world and in to the glitz and glamour of the evening, hoping to claim titles such […]

All Japan Championships underway

by Wade Townsend The All Japan Table Tennis Championships got underway yesterday at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Sendagaya. More than 1000 athletes are competing for the titles on offer in both junior and open categories. All eyes will be on Jun Mizutani and Kasumi Ishikawa as both aim for a fourth consecutive title. Ishikawa has […]

The vital requisites for success, Puerto Rico sets the example

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Present at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Brian Afanador and Adriana Diaz are very much the star names of Puerto Rico but there is much more to table tennis in the small Caribbean island, where the two teenagers have become role models and national celebrities. Few countries can match […]

Analysis of Sun Tzu’s Art of War on Table Tennis

Brief Analysis of the Application of Sun Tzu’s Art of War on Table Tennis Brief Analysis of the Application of Sun Tzu’s Art of War on Table Tennis By Jinxin Wang / ICC Table Tennis Center The Art of War is the world’s earliest military work, and it has the reputation of being “the world’s […]

First names announced for million dollar T2 Asia-Pacific League

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor An unprecedented prize find of US$ 1,500,000, the T2 Asia-Pacific Table Tennis League (T2 APAC) has officially announced an initial list of 13 players, who will compete in the ground breaking event to be launched in Hong Kong in the second half of 2017. Notably included is Vladimir Samsonov […]

2017 USATT Election

By USATT Notice to USA Table Tennis Members: The USATT membership will soon be voting to select one of its two representatives on the USATT Board of Directors. The representative will be new to the position. Mike Babuin has served two four-year terms in the position, and the Bylaw’s term limit provisions do not allow […]

President of the Puerto Rican TTF proud of 2016 campaign

by Simon Daish The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro provided many great sporting stories, but one of the standout achievements from the table tennis taking place in the Riocentro Pavilion 3 was the appearance of two Puerto Rican representatives, Brian Afanador and Adriana Díaz who made their Olympic debuts in Rio and the […]

ATHLETE REMINDER: 2017 WADA Prohibited List Now in Effect

By USADA USADA would like to remind all athletes that the 2017 WADA Prohibited List went into effect on January 1, 2017. Please note that the 2017 WADA Prohibited List does include changes from the previous year, so we strongly encourage athletes and their support personnel to take a moment to review the updated 2017 WADA […]

Starting where they left off, Tomakazu Harimoto and Fan Zhendong

Starting where they left off, Tomakazu Harimoto and Fan Zhendong Starting where they left off, Tomakazu Harimoto and Fan Zhendong by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Winner of the Junior Boys’ Singles title at the Sun International 2016 World Junior Championships, Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto ended the year as player listed in top spot on the […]

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