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Days Count Down, Final Ticket Opportunities for Pinnacle Table Tennis Event

(Courtesy of 2017wwc) Final Ticket Opportunities for Pinnacle Table Tennis Event The countdown clock has flicked past the 7 day mark and there is less than a week to go until the 2017 Uncle Pop Women’s World Table Tennis Cup presented by Polar Naturals. Have you got your tickets yet? If not, time is running […]

TIMELESS TIMO – HISTORIC VICTORIES AT THE WORLD CUP

(Courtesy of ButterflyMag/featured photo by ITTF) TIMELESS TIMO – HISTORIC VICTORIES AT THE WORLD CUP Over the weekend German and Butterfly legend Timo Boll proved his recent move back into the world top 5 was no fluke, by single-handedly taking out the entirety of the Chinese National team at the 2017 ITTF World Cup in […]

A sense of great pride, Chen Szu-Yu and Cheng I-Ching motivated

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) A sense of great pride, Chen Szu-Yu and Cheng I-Ching motivated Successful in late September in Ahmedabad at the 2017 ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup; Chen Szu-Yu and Cheng I-Ching represent Chinese Taipei at the forthcoming Uncle Pop 2017 ITTF Women’s World Cup presented by Polar Naturals; play starts in Markham, […]

World Cadet Challenge: Asia doubles down on gold

(by Wade Townsend ) World Cadet Challenge: Asia doubles down on gold In a steamy Vodafone Arena, Team Asia showed for a second year running that they rule the cadets category. In the Girls’ Team Event, Team Asia was able to see off a tenacious North America 3-0. Despite not playing in the final, and […]

World Cadet Challenge: Bronze medalists found in Fiji

(by Wade Townsend) World Cadet Challenge: Bronze medalists found in Fiji Europe and North America won’t be going home empty handed after they both won their respective bronze medal playoffs. Team Europe secured a place on the podium in the Girls’ Team Event today as they bested Latin America for bronze. Jamila Laurenti was the […]

A dream to represent country and continent

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) A dream to represent country and continent Victory over Colombia’s Paula Medina at the quarter-final stage of proceedings at the ITTF-Pan American Cup staged San José, Costa Rica earlier this year in late July, secured a place for Chile’s Paulina Vega at the forthcoming Uncle Pop 2017 ITTF Women’s […]

World Cadet Challenge: Day one wrap-up

(by Wade Townsend) World Cadet Challenge: Day one wrap-up Day one at the 2017 World Cadet Challenge was packed full of matches as the globe’s most talented kids battled through three team matches for a place in the main draw. New kids on the block North America upset the seeding in the Girls’ Team Event […]

World Cadet Challenge: Early upset; North America on the rise

(by Wade Townsend/Photo by ITTF) World Cadet Challenge: Early upset; North America on the rise Tides could be turning in table tennis as North America put up a classy display to defeat Europe in the Cadet Girls’ Teams. When Team Europe and Team North America clashed it seemed to destined to be a close match. […]

Southeastern Open Final Leaves Crowd Speechless

(By Barbara Wei) Southeastern Open Final Leaves Crowd Speechless Spectators and players were treated to a stunning set of championship single elimination matches on the third and final day of competition at the 2017 Butterfly Southeastern Open. In the Main Event, Jishan Liang (2672) and Yichi Zhang (2602), the top two seeds, dutifully reached the […]

A Busy Month for US Players Internationally

(Courtesy of Bruce Liu) A Busy Month for US Players Internationally If you are interested in table tennis at all, you probably know that Timo Boll upset both Chinese players Lin Gaoyuan and Ma Long at the Men’s World Cup in Belgium and our very own Kanak Jha also played his second World Cup at […]

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