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Dimitrij Ovtcharov books final place, for Lin Gaoyuan questions remain unanswered

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Dimitrij Ovtcharov books final place, for Lin Gaoyuan questions remain unanswered Two full distance contests en route to the semi-final stage of the Men’s Singles event at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Astana, Kazakhstan; for Dimitrij Ovtcharov it was exactly the same in the penultimate […]

More success notable names leave Las Vegas with individual and team titles

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Notable names leave Las Vegas with individual and team titles Sweden’s Anna-Carin Ahlquist alongside Israel’s Caroline Tahib emerged the most successful female players on duty when proceedings came to a conclusion at the 2017 United States Para Open In Lass Vegas on Friday 15th December. They won gold in […]

Review Day Two: Dramatic day for Dimitrij Ovtcharov while Japanese duo set record

(by Simon Daish) Dramatic day for Dimitrij Ovtcharov while Japanese duo set record Friday 15th December was very much a day to remember for Dimitrij Ovtcharov after the German player guaranteed his place at the top of the men’s world rankings list with an opening round win at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand […]

ITTF Star Awards nominees rundown

(by Wade Townsend) ITTF Star Awards nominees rundown Get to know the nominees for the 2017 ITTF Star Awards. Who are the nominees for the 2017 ITTF Star Awards? Find out exactly are in the running for awards on table tennis’ night of nights. Male Table Tennis Star Timo Boll (GER): It’s been a renaissance year […]

Timo Boll off to promising start while Chinese trio take the plaudits

(by Simon Daish) Timo Boll promising start while Chinese trio take the plaudits The start of the Men’s Singles event signalled the final action of the opening day at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Astana, Kazakhstan as four Round of 16 encounters took place on the afternoon of Thursday 14th December. […]

Table Tennis Tidbits #13 By Robert Ho

(BY ROBERT HO) ’16 World Team Championships: Retroactive Telepathy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was the site of  this gigantic international competition: 87 men’s and 80 women’s teams.  Each nation may field a maximum of 5 men and 5 women each.  3 players are selected for each 2 nation competition—best 3 out of 5.  Because of the large number of teams, […]

DTTA’s USATT Sanctioned 10th M Tourney

(By Angelo Gandullia) DTTA’s USATT Sanctioned 10th M Tourney Hello Table Tennis players and friends!   DTTA wants to thank all players for the participation in our USATT Sanctioned 10th MENSUAL Tourney this past weekend, Dec 9th & 10th.  We had our biggest tournament ever! We had a great tournament on both Saturday and Sunday […]

Push-Button Matches – Playing the Scary All-Out Attacker

(by: Larry Hodges) Push-Button Matches – Playing the Scary All-Out Attacker Ever have one of those matches where you felt like the opponent completely dominated with their attack and controlled everything, and yet you won? I call those “push-button” matches. In matches like that, the opponent basically attacks everything, no matter what you do. If […]

12 years on can Timo Boll reclaim title glory?

(by Simon Daish) 12 years on can Timo Boll reclaim title glory? There was an air of joy across Europe 12 years ago as Timo Boll emerged victorious at the final hurdle of what was formerly known as the ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals to become only the second player from the continent to lift […]

Adjusting Tactics in Tournament Play

(By Brian Pace) Adjusting Tactics in Tournament Play In competition players go for the shots they are the most comfortable with, the shots that we have mastered, as well as the shots that expose your opponent. Tactical conflict is created when the players doesn’t acknowledge that the shot they are playing is not being effective. […]

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