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LILY ZHANG EMBRACES STRONG OPPOSITION, PREPARES FOR WORLD CUP CHALLENGE

(Courtesy of 2017wwc) LILY ZHANG EMBRACES STRONG OPPOSITION FOR WORLD CUP CHALLENGE Lily Zhang of the USA was in outstanding form as she swept the final of the 2017 Pan American Cup in convincing fashion to win gold and qualify for this year’s Women’s World Cup. As the countdown moves into its final month before […]

TABLE TENNIS CANADA TO HOST THE UNCLE POP 2017 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

(By Table Tennis Canada) TT CANADA HOST UNCLE POP 2017 WOMEN WORLD CUP From October 27 -29, 2017, the world’s top women’s table tennis players will compete at the PANM Centre in Markham, ON for Women’s World Cup title. Please find all information concerning the event on the event website. Tickets are selling fast – […]

New! IITF China North America Training Camp at ICC TT Center

(Courtesy of ICC) ICC TT Center hosts IITF China North America Training Camp Two time Olympian and now Director of ICC Table Tennis Center -Timothy Wang will start coaching at ICC TT Center. Book your spot with him anytime between 4pm – 6pm on weekdays. To know more email us at sports@indiacc.org ITTF CHINA NA […]

Sign up for STTAF Fall Team Invitational

Sign up for STTAF Fall Team Invitational Who We Are Student Table Tennis Activists Foundation (STTAF) is a multi-chapter high school organization that seeks to reduce the cultural and financial barriers keeping many away from playing competitive table tennis Uses funds to offer free training and equipment for the econimically disadvantaged When: 10/15 from 8:00 […]

Ding Ning from great to legend to immortality, moment of history awaits in Markham?

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Ding Ning from great to legend to immortality Victory in 2011 asserted the name of Ding Ning amongst the great names of the sport, earlier in the year she had been crowned World champion in Rotterdam, success in 2014 served as a sharp reminder that she merited such an […]

SafeSport Letter to USATT Community

(By USATT) USATT Community SafeSport Letter To our USATT members and other key stakeholders, It has been since last February when we last communicated about the SafeSport initiative and updated compliance procedures (here is a link to the letter I sent, which is also on our USATT SafeSport page – http://www.teamusa.org/usa-table-tennis/usatt/safesport). Since then, Dennis and I, […]

2017 ITTF Men’s World Cup: Marcos Freitas receives wildcard

(by Wade Townsend) 2017 ITTF Men’s World Cup: Marcos Freitas receives wildcard We are under a month out from the Liebherr 2017 Men’s World Cup, and the final player list has been confirmed, with Portugal’s Marcos Freitas receiving the wildcard slot for the event. Freitas was fourth seed going in to the ITTF Europe Top […]

Living legend marks 21 years in South Bend

(By Kathy Borlik South Bend Tribune) Dan Seemiller: Living legend marks 21 years in South Bend Danny Seemiller is a legend. Danny is a prominent name in table tennis and he is coaching right here in South Bend. He lives in the garden spot of the county, in New Carlisle. He coaches and mentors at […]

Tip of the week: Assume You Have to Move

(By Larry Hodges) Tip of the week: Assume You Have to Move Many players go through this series of events as the opponent is hitting the ball toward them: Opponent begins forward swing. I wait to see where the ball is going. Opponent hits ball. The ball is coming toward me. Do I have to […]

2017 Slovenia Junior and Cadet Open updates

(Courtesy of Zhou Xin/Bruce Liu) 2017 Slovenia Junior and Cadet Open updates The tournament in Slovenia is over. Victor and Nikhil won a Bronze in the Junior Doubles in addition to the two medals in the Teams. However, we did not do as well as we expected in the Singles events. Although all four players […]

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