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2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 5 Update

(by Steve Hopkins) The World Table Tennis Championships  (livestream) has now progressed to the Semifinals in all five events.  There was a lot of great action today in the Quarterfinals.  Here is the Day 5 Update: Kanak Jha’s great run ended today.  He played brilliantly throughout the tournament — perhaps the best tournament of his […]

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 5 Doubles

(By Amy Karpinski, President of Cape Fear Table Tennis Club/Photo by Tony Murnahan) Semi-Finals Pairings Finalized! Pair of USA’s Lily Zhang/China’s Lin Gaoyuan Advance!!! Mixed Doubles The most exciting news of the morning for US fans is that the ping pong diplomacy team of USA’s Lily Zhang and China’s Lin Gaoyuan continue to cruise their […]

2021 World Table Tennis Championships- Day 4 – Doubles Round of 16

(By Amy Karpinski, President of Cape Fear Table Tennis Club/Photo by Tony Murnahan) Doubles Quarterfinals Cemented! Mixed Doubles Taipei’s powerful team of Cheng I-Ching/Lin Yun-Ju crushed Singapore’s team of Pang Yew En Koan/Lin Ye. Cheng/Lin defeated the young team from Singapore 3-0 and will face the tough Hong Kong team of Ho Kwan Kit/Lee Ho […]

LATTA Black Friday Giant Round Robin Nov. 26 & LATTA Butterfly Open Dec. 4! Register now!

Big Congrats to our Champions from LATTA Open Nov. 20, 2021!!! Picture at bottom right corner: Trophy awarded at next LATTA Butterfly Open, Dec. 4 Big Congrats to our Champions from LATTA Butterfly Open Oct.30, 2021!!! Hello Table Tennis Enthusiasts, Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  I’m very thankful to you all for playing at LATTA.  The support […]

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 3 Doubles

(By Amy Karpinski, President of Cape Fear Table Tennis Club/Photo by Tony Murnahan) USA + China = Winning Combination Mixed Doubles The Ping Pong Diplomacy mixed doubles matchups are proving to be a winning combination. USA’s Lily Zhang and China’s Lin Gaoyuan, paired together for the first time, defeated the strong German pair of Dang […]

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 2

(By Amy Karpinski, President of Cape Fear Table Tennis Club/Photo by Tony Murnahan) BREAKING NEWS FROM DAY 2 DOUBLES ACTION Women’s Doubles The big news of today’s doubles action was the young USA Team of the Sung sisters. Joanna and Rachel Sung (ranked 455th in the world) defeated Russia’s Sibel Altinkaya and Ozge Yilmaz 3-2. […]

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 1

(By Amy Karpinski, President of Cape Fear Table Tennis Club/Photo by Tony Murnahan) The first day of the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships sported 128 players in both the men’s and women’s single events. While many of the matches ended as expected, there were still plenty of upsets. Men’s Singles The top eight players had […]

Decision day in Lima, World Team Championships qualifiers known

(Courtesy of ITTF/Article by Ian Marshall/Photo by Santiago Regaira) The group stage completed in the team events at the 2021 ITTF Pan American Championships in the Peruvian capital city of Lima; following the close of play on Thursday 18th November, the nations that have qualified for the 2022 World Team Championships in Chengdu are known. […]

Puerto Rico qualifies for the World table tennis team by teams

(Courtesy of Elvocero / By Yamaira Muñiz Pérez, THE SPOKESMAN) The women’s and men’s national table tennis team struck out their ticket to the Team Table Tennis World Cup after achieving important victories in the group stage of the Pan American Championship, which takes place in Lima, Peru. Both teams also advanced the event’s main […]

15th Si and Patty Wasserman Junior/Open Tournament Results and Photos

(Photo by TableTennisChicago.com) 190 competitors from California to North Carolina attended the $15,000 Tournament in Highland, Indiana. 30 tables, excellent lighting and plenty of junior play highlighted the weekend. The Parent/Child doubles was a new event and was well received. Sarah Jalli showed her dominance in winning trh 15 and 18 Girls events. Sid Naresh […]

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2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 5 Update

November 28, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) The World Table Tennis Championships  (livestream) has now progressed to the Semifinals in all five… Read More

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 5 Doubles

November 27, 2021
(By Amy Karpinski, President of Cape Fear Table Tennis Club/Photo by Tony Murnahan) Semi-Finals Pairings Finalized! Pair of… Read More

World Championships Focus: Kanak Jha

November 27, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) When was the last time that Timo Boll, one of the world’s most popular players,… Read More

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 4 Update

November 27, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) Wow.  Just freaking WOW. If you aren’t watching the World Table Tennis Championships, you should… Read More

2021 World Table Tennis Championships- Day 4 – Doubles Round of 16

November 26, 2021
(By Amy Karpinski, President of Cape Fear Table Tennis Club/Photo by Tony Murnahan) Doubles Quarterfinals Cemented! Mixed Doubles… Read More

LATTA Black Friday Giant Round Robin Nov. 26 & LATTA Butterfly Open Dec. 4! Register now!

November 26, 2021
Big Congrats to our Champions from LATTA Open Nov. 20, 2021!!! Picture at bottom right corner: Trophy awarded… Read More

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 3 Update

November 26, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) The events in Houston have now been narrowed from a field of 128 to the… Read More

World Championships Focus: Lily Zhang

November 26, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) Thanksgiving Day had hardly started, and Lily Zhang had yet another reason to give thanks… Read More
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