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World Championships Focus: Kanak Jha

(by Steve Hopkins) When was the last time that Timo Boll, one of the world’s most popular players, faced a crowd dominated by cheers for his opponent.  That was the case today in Houston as USA’s Kanak Jha.  Boll, currently World No. 11, has consistently been one of the top players in the World, and […]

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 4 Update

(by Steve Hopkins) Wow.  Just freaking WOW. If you aren’t watching the World Table Tennis Championships, you should tune in to the livestream and catch the action on Saturday.  Here’s what you missed today: USA’s Kanak Jha is through to the Final 16.  Jha faced off against a very tough defensive player, Germany’s Ruwen Filus, […]

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 3 Update

(by Steve Hopkins) The events in Houston have now been narrowed from a field of 128 to the top 16.  Thanksgiving Day was Day 3 of the World Table Tennis Championships and there was action in all five events. In Men’s Singles, Fan Zhendong and Wang Chuqin both pressed forward with 4-0 wins and now […]

World Championships Focus: Lily Zhang

(by Steve Hopkins) Thanksgiving Day had hardly started, and Lily Zhang had yet another reason to give thanks –  a Mixed Doubles win with partner Lin Gaoyuan that launched the pair into the Round of 16.  Zhang and Gaoyuan are one of the two China/USA pairings honoring the 50th Anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy, and […]

World Championships Day Final 64 Results: Jha Advances, Harimoto falls

(by Steve Hopkins) Day 2 Highlights: USA’s Kanak Jha dominated Andrej Gacina to win his second match and advance to the Final 32.  Jha was the only American to make the Round of 64.  Jha may benefit from an upset today, as Korea’s Lee Sangsu fell to Belgium’s Martin Allegro – meaning Jha’s next match […]

World Championships Opening Day Update: Kanak Jha and Three US Women Advance

(by Steve Hopkins) The opening day in Houston saw Round of 128 action in both Men’s and Women’s Singles. In Men’s Singles, Kanak Jha was the lone US player to advance (Nikhil Kumar fell 3-4 to Monteiro, and Kai Zhang fell 0-4 to Alto).  Jha topped  Korea’s World No. 43 An Jaehyun in a tight […]

World Championships Houston: The Draw

(by Steve Hopkins) In a ceremony today in Houston, officials pulled names to set up the draw for the World Championships.  Fan Zhendong is the top seed in Men’s Singles, and he should have smooth sailing to the Round of 16.  However, from that point forward, things get interesting – Wang Chuqin could be on […]

WAB Club Feature: Gold Coast Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) With their location on Main Street in Port Washington, the Gold Coast Table Tennis Club is easily accessible to Long Island, Queens, and the Bronx in New York.  The club is just a block from the Port Washington LIRR rail station, and easily accessible by other public transportation.   The club is 3500 […]

World Championships Houston: Preview

(by Steve Hopkins) We are now three days from the first day of the 2021 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Finals and the best players in the world are arriving in Houston. The players lists ( MEN  |  WOMEN ) don’t include every top player — China’s team is absent Xu Xin and Ma Long, […]

2021 PanAm Results: Calderano and Diaz Take Singles Titles

(By Steve Hopkins) Lima, Peru is host this week to the ITTF Pan American Championships.  The two top seeds won their respective singles event.  Brazil’s Hugo Calderano won Men’s Singles, and Puerto Rico’s Adriana Diaz won Women’s Singles. While the final result was somewhat expected, there were some surprises in both events.  Canada’s Ivy Liao […]

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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

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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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