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Promising US Trio Look Forward to World Junior Circuit Finals

(BY MATT HETHERINGTON) Promising US Trio Look Forward to World Junior Circuit Finals This weekend, February 2-4, in Luxembourg, will see the ultimate showdown of the top contenders from the 2017 World Junior Circuit. A tough and level field of 16 boys and 16 girls will face off for the highest honors, and among those […]

Seeking to match the most successful, Liu Jia and Ni Xialian

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager) Seeking to match the most successful, Liu Jia and Ni Xialian List the most successful players ever in the women’s event of the Europe Top 16 Cup and its predecessor the Europe Top 12 Cup and two players who will be on duty at the forthcoming event to be […]

2018 Triangle 2-Person Winter Teams RR Tournament Results

(By Triangle Table Tennis Club) 2018 Triangle 2-Person Winter Teams RR Tournament Results OPEN 1st Place: Di Yu, Rachid El Boubou 2nd Place: Derek May, Brian Pace 3rd Place: Stephanie Sun, Gregg Robertshaw U4000 1st Place: Carlos Rodriguez & Luis Rodriguez 2nd Place: Jerred Miklowcic & Aldin Soneja 3rd Place: Edward Li & John Lee […]

Early advantage, defending champions impress in Denmark

(by Simon Daish) Early advantage, defending champions impress in Denmark Fakel-Gazprom Orenburg has boosted its chances of reaching the last four of the 2017-2018 Men’s Champions League following a strong performance in the 1st leg of its quarter-finals match against Roskilde Bordtennis BTK61. Defending champions Orenburg got off to a bright start in Denmark with […]

Tip of the week: Playing the Crafty Veteran

(By Larry Hodges) Tip of the week: Playing the Crafty Veteran Suppose you have your opponent outgunned – you simply are the better player, shot for shot. And yet, somehow he’s rated about the same as you. How is this possible and how do you beat him? Most likely he’s a lot more experienced than […]

2018 US Open highlight coaching moments

(By Yu Di) 2018 US Open highlight coaching moments Being a coach at Triangle Table Tennis has always been challenge with how busy I am, but over the last 6 months I have been spending the time to spend some time playing competition all over the country. The biggest tournament of the year is the […]

Istvan Jonyer, Others at 2018 World Veterans Championships in Las Vegas

(By Larry Hodges) Istvan Jonyer at 2018 World Veterans Championships in Las Vegas If you started playing in the 1970s, like me, then Istvan Jonyer of Hungary was a God. There’s no other way of describing the 1975 World Men’s Singles Champion, the big two-winged looper from a time when two-winged looping was still relatively […]

ST.Joseph Valley Open 2018

ST.Joseph Valley Open 2018 March 17-18, 2018 USATT Sanctioned 3 Star Tournament ST.Joseph Valley Open 2018 remains one of the oldest running table tennis tournament in the US. We honor some of the players with multiples wins through the years. They include Sharlene Krizman who won 4 times. Mildred Shahian 3 times and Mimi Bosika […]

Triangle Table Tennis 2018 Preview

(Courtesy of Triangle Table Tennis) Triangle Table Tennis 2018 Preview 2018 Preview With two 4-star tournaments in the next three months, we are starting 2018 with a bang! This newsletter is the only email you’ll receive from us this month, so you’ll find it all in this one source — a quick overview of recent news […]

NYITTC Jan. 20, 2018 Open Championship Results

(By NYITTC) NYITTC Jan. 20, 2018 Open Championship Results Jan 20, 2018 Open Championship Table Tennis Tournament, Sponsored by Butterfly NA USATT Sanctioned 2 star Tournament 134-32 35th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354 TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS: Yuxiang Li (www.NYITTC.com) REFEREE: Jean Sze/CR RULES: All USATT and regulations apply. USATT Dress Code will apply. EQUIPMENT: Butterfly tables, 3 […]

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