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ITTF Decides on Sanctions for Chinese Trio for China Open Forfeits

(Courtesy of ITTF) ITTF Decides on Sanctions for Chinese Trio for China Open Forfeits During the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum China Open held in Chengdu, China in June 2017, the top three table tennis players in the world: MA Long, FAN Zhendong and XU Xin, did not turn up for their round of […]

2017 World Cadet Challenge Final Update

(By Bruce Liu) 2017 World Cadet Challenge Final Update Asian cadets won all the gold medals except one, well half – the Mixed Doubles by the BRA and KOR pair. For US Players, one silver medal and two bronze medals. Not a bad effort. Here is the summary: – Cadet Boys Team, Michael Tran and […]

Ask The Experts: Jeffrey Zeng, No. 166, Butterfly Question & Answer

Ask The Experts: Jeffrey Zeng, No. 166 Butterfly Question & Answer Blade: Viscaria Forehand: Tenergy 05 Blade: Tenergy 80 Question: Hi Coach, I have been wondering which Tenergy to use on backhand. I play lot banana flicks and play close to the table most of the time with loops and sometimes block. Tenergy 05 is perfect on forehand […]

How to Play the Bomber: The Player Who Tries to Blast Every Shot

(By Larry Hodges) How to Play the Bomber: The Player Who Tries to Blast Every Shot Have you ever had one of those matches where your opponent clobbered every ball past you, either looping or smashing? Where you spent more time chasing balls than actually hitting? Where you got a bad back just from bending […]

Zhu Yuling wins in Markham ends remarkable record of Liu Shiwen in dramatic final

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Zhu Yuling wins in Markham ends remarkable record of Liu Shiwen The top seed, China’s Zhu Yuling, after saving one match point in the vital seventh game in the final against compatriot and no.2 seed, Liu Shiwen emerged the winner at the Uncle Pop 2017 ITTF Women’s World Cup […]

World Cadet Challenge: Doubles pairs in sync

(by Wade Townsend) World Cadet Challenge: Doubles pairs in sync The opening rounds of doubles events at the World Cadet Challenge were swift in brutal in Fiji. The Cadet Boys’ Doubles the matches went by the book. Fifteen out of sixteen matches not only followed the seeding, they also were all won in three straight […]

Preview Day One: 12 stars aim for group stage qualification

(by Simon Daish) Preview Day One: 12 stars aim for group stage qualification Some of the world’s finest table tennis competitors are set to do battle in Markham, Canada with the Uncle Pop 2017 ITTF Women’s World Cup presented by Polar Naturals commencing on Friday 27th October. The draw for the group stage was successfully […]

Women’s World Cup: Opening day, round one the prime goal

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Women’s World Cup: Opening day, round one the prime goal A place in the first round, at the forthcoming Uncle Pop 2017 ITTF Women’s World Cup presented by Polar Naturals; that is very much the quest for Lily Zhang of the United States and Egypt’s Dina Meshref as well […]

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