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Archive for November, 2017

Vote now for the Table Tennis Star Point of 2017

(Courtesy of ITTF) Vote now 2017 Table Tennis Star Point At the ITTF Star Awards, table tennis’ night of nights, it’s the fans that star as they vote for this year’s best players and points. There have been some huge rallies this year, but now’s the time to choose which point caught the world’s collective […]

Olympic Dreams Take Hard Work – Gao Jun

(BY RICHARD FINN) Olympic Dreams Take Hard Work – Gao Jun Jun Gao knows a little something about being an Olympian. After all, she played in the world’s biggest sports spectacle four times during her illustrious Hall of Fame career – in 1992 for her native China and then in 2000, 2004 and 2008 as […]

DTTA’s 9th MENSUAL Tourney / USATT Sanctioned DTTA’s 10th MENSUAL Tourney

(By Angelo Gandullia) DTTA’s 9th MENSUAL/USATT Sanctioned DTTA’s 10th MENSUAL Tourney Hello Table Tennis players and friends! On Saturday, November 11th, DTTA hosted our 9th MENSUAL Tourney of 2017. We had a great tournament that included -again- the participation of our friend, club member and USATT C.E.O., Gordon Kaye. Denver Table Tennis Alliance congratulates in particular, […]

Reversal of Fortune for the Chinese: (Fortune Kooky ??!?)

Reversal of Fortune for the Chinese: (Fortune Kooky ??!?) (By Steve Hopkins / Photo credit to ITTF) SWEDISH OPEN:  After a two tournament absent from the podium, the Chinese were back with a vengeance at the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Swedish Open in Stockholm this weekend.  The Chinese took five of the eight spots in […]

Ask A Pro Anything: Omar “always walks like an Egyptian” Assar

(Courtesy of ITTF) Ask A Pro Anything: Omar “always walks like an Egyptian” Assar Ask Pro Anything: Omar always walks like Egyptian Assar Want to know what makes Omar Assar tick? Now’s your chance as the Egyptian star was the next guest on Ask a Pro Anything. What is the best moment in Assar’s career? […]

Final places decided, Astana list complete

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Final places decided, Astana list complete Disappointment for Japan’s Yuya Oshima and Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan at the recently completed Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open in Stockholm but places in the forthcoming Grand Finals to be staged in Astana, Kazakhstan from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th December […]

Jenson Van Emburgh Wants to Win Paralympic Table Tennis Gold Medal

(BY SEAN DALY/ABC ACTION NEWS) Jenson Van Emburgh Wants the Paralympic Table Tennis Gold Medal SEMINOLE, Fla. — Seminole High School senior Jenson Van Emburgh is really, really good at table tennis. Like 41st in the world good. He is a member of the 2017 US Para Junior National Table Tennis Team. Emburgh was paralyzed during birth, had spinal […]

Tip of the week: Three Simple Side-to-Side Drills

(By Larry Hodges) Tip of the week: Three Simple Side-to-Side Drills Most table tennis movement is side-to-side, and so you need to practice this a lot. Here are three drills you should be doing – but only do the second when you are proficient with the first, and only do the third when you are […]

Top seeds recover from precipice, desolation for Trans-Atlantic pairing

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Top seeds recover from precipice, desolation for Trans-Atlantic pairing Success for the top two seeded pairs at the quarter-final stage of the Women’s Doubles event on the morning of Friday 17th November at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open in Stockholm. The facts read that Hong Kong’s […]