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Boll and Butterfly: March World Rankings

(By Steve Hopkins) Boll and Butterfly: March World Rankings The March World Rankings were released today, and the new No. 1 in the world is Timo Boll.  He replaces German teammate, Dima Ovtcharov, at the top position.  Boll, who turns 37 next week, is now the oldest player to achieve a No. 1 world ranking.  […]

Timo Boll, once again on top of the world

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager) Timo Boll, once again on top of the world Winner at the recently concluded Europe Top 16 tournament in Montreux, Germany’s Timo Boll returns to top spot on the Men’s World Rankings; on the March 2018 list he replaces colleague, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, who now occupies the no.3 spot. The […]

2018 Butterfly Cary Cup: Rematch of Champions

(By Barbara Wei) 2018 Butterfly Cary Cup: Rematch of Champions The 2018 Butterfly Cary Cup hosted by the Triangle Table Tennis Center (Morrisville, NC) is one of the longest standing premier table tennis events on the East Coast. The beloved giant round robin tournament has become a well-known favorite for players from across the US […]

Tip of the week: Sound and Feet

(By Larry Hodges) Tip of the week: Sound and Feet The Chinese know something about table tennis, and there’s a stereotype about Chinese coaches that we can learn from. The stereotype is that in a group training session, they often walk around with their heads down as they do two things – listen to the […]

Preview Day Two: Action intensifies, group stage to conclude

(by Simon Daish) Preview Day Two: Action intensifies, group stage to conclude Following an exciting start to the 2018 ITTF-Team World Cup the second day of action in London is anticipated to produce just as much drama with the final round of group stage matches taking place in the opening session on Friday 23rd February […]

Triangle Table Tennis February 2018 News and Happenings

(Courtesy of Triangle Table Tennis) Triangle Table Tennis February 2018 News and Happenings 2018 is off to a great start.  We have new class offerings and big tournaments on the horizon! 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 […]

United States suffers defeat but Kanak Jha causes biggest upset to date

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager) United States suffers defeat but Kanak Jha causes biggest upset Defeat for the United States, the no.11 seeds, in their opening contest in the Men’s event at the 2018 ITTF Team World Cup in London on the early afternoon of Thursday 22nd February but it was from within their […]

A special tournament, Kanak Jha grateful for opportunities afforded

(by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Africa Press Officer) A special tournament, Kanak Jha grateful for opportunities afforded Only 17 years old but Kanak Jha of the United States is a seasoned player; he has competed in four World Championships, two Men’s World Cup tournaments; now he is making his debut in the ITTF Team World Cup. […]

Doubles first, proposed Olympic system tested in London

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager) Doubles first, proposed Olympic system tested in London Always five matches should the fixture extend the full distance but matters concluded when one outfit has three wins to their credit. It has always been the same at ITTF Team World Cup, it is the same in the forthcoming edition […]

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