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2021 World Table Tennis Championships is ready for lift-off in Houston

(Courtesy of ITTF) Houston, in the United States, will host the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships which will be the first time in the Americas and for the first time outside Europe and Asia since 1939. Dating as far back as 1926, it will showcase the world’s best table tennis players. Houston, in the United […]

USA TABLE TENNIS WELCOMES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TO AMERICA FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

(By USA Table Tennis) USA Table Tennis (“USATT”), the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis, today announced that the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships will be held in Houston, Texas, from November 23 through 29, 2021. USATT will serve as the host National Federation for this historic and prestigious event, which was […]

ITTF Calendar: Japan Open Latest Covid Casualty

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo Courtesy of ITTF) The 2020 ITTF Calendar continues to shrink as they deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  ITTF announced today that the Japan Open has been cancelled.  This event was scheduled at the end of April, and it had been postponed with the hopes of playing the event this Fall.  The announcement […]

ITTF COVID-19 Donations: #TableTennisUnited Campaign

(by Steve Hopkins) With the table tennis community suffering across the whole world, the ITTF Foundation has launched an initiative they are calling the Table Tennis United Donation Campaign.  The goal is to support athletes, coaches, umpires, associations, and field projects that need help as they emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. The Donation Campaign is […]

ITTF Tour Calendar Still Paused through September 6

(by Steve Hopkins) While many countries are beginning to allow sanctioned events (the US is open to sanctioned tournaments starting in July), the ITTF Tour remains paused.  Last week, the ITTF announced that the Czech Open and the Bulgaria Open are both cancelled from the tour schedule.  The significance of the decision is that the […]

ITTF Closed: Poland Cancels; Kamal Takes Title in Oman

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) In a week of cancellations and postponements unlike anything we’ve seen in the US since 9-11 and haven’t seen worldwide since perhaps WWII, there were two ITTF tour events planned. On March 13, the ITTF issued the following announcement: Following the declaration by the World Health Organization of COVID-19 as a […]

ITTF February Rankings: Xu Xin Back On Top

ITTF February Rankings: Xu Xin Back On Top (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) There were two changes in the Top 10 this week when the ITTF released their World Rankings List for February.  The first is a change at the top, where Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong switched places yet again.  Xu Xin, who just […]

Austrian Open Update: Through to the Quarterfinals in Linz

Austrian Open Update: Through to the Quarterfinals in Linz (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) With 14 of the top 16 players in the World on the Men’s side and 15 of the top 20 players in the World on the Women’s side, the 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum bet-at-home.com Austrian Open is truly an elite […]

Serbia Open Challenge Series: Afanador, Drinkhall Excel

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo courtesy of ITTF) With a draw including World No. 66 Stefan Fegerl as the top seed, the Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge, Serbia Open was not on par with last week’s World Championships, or even with a major tour event.  However, it did include a solid core of up and coming players and […]

Watching Table Tennis Online

Watching Table Tennis Online (by Steve Hopkins) During the holidays, many network TV shows take a hiatus – returning with new episodes later in January.   So whether you are looking to fill a temporary void in your normal show rotation, or just want to watch some quality table tennis and bring your sporting interest more […]

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