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WTTC Interviews -Timo Boll

Q.1 What was your plan for the Quarterfinal against Jha, and how did you manage to win? A.1 All my plans changed already in the first game, because I pulled my abdominal muscle a lot. So I had to try even harder to win easy points, avoid long rallies and stay close to the table. […]

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 […]

Together again: Timo Boll and Ma Long

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Partners two years ago in Suzhou, once again Germany’s Timo Boll will partner China’s Ma Long; it is just one of the intriguing pairings announced for the forthcoming Liebherr 2017 World Championships which begin in Düsseldorf on Monday 29th May. Also, in the Men’s Doubles event Fan Zhendong will […]

Guan Defends Her Way To Top Position on Final Day

Guan Defends Her Way To Top Position on Final Day (By Matt Hetherington) Guan Defends Her Way To Top Position on Final Day The last day of the 2017 US National Team Trials at Triangle Table Tennis Center in North Carolina had all the thrills and spills of a final showdown including an incredible level […]

Kanak Jha Overcomes Challenges to Join US Team at Final Hurdle

Kanak Jha Overcomes Challenges to Join US Team at Final Hurdle By Matt Hetherington Kanak Jha Overcomes Challenges to Join US Team at Final Hurdle The final day presented a big pressure situation for a handful of players who had started out with high seedings on day 1 but remained in the draw on day […]

Chodri Beats the Pressure to Close Out US National Team Spot

Chodri Beats the Pressure to Close Out US National Team Spot Chodri Beats the Pressure to Close Out US National Team Spot BY MATT HETHERINGTON / USATT Kunal Chodri became the second player to upset the order as he claimed the second berth on the 2017 US National Men’s Team at the National Team Trials […]

Wu Targets First World Championship Opportunity

Wu Targets First World Championship Opportunity Wu Targets First World Championship Opportunity BY MATT HETHERINGTON Yue Wu, known to most of us as Jennifer, will aim for one of four available trial spots at the 2017 US National Team Trial next week in North Carolina. The Triangle Table Tennis Center will host a number of […]

Zhang Eyes 8th World Championship Opportunity

BY MATT HETHERINGTON Two time Olympian Lily Zhang will head to Triangle Table Tennis Center, NC at the end of this month to compete in the US National Team Trials, 23-26 March. Four women and four men will qualify for the 2017 ITTF Leibherr World Table Tennis Championships to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany. If […]

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