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He is back! Interview with Zhang Jike: “I still have a chance.”

He is back! Interview with Zhang Jike: “I still have a chance.” (Courtesy of BUTTERFLY/TAKUREPO.com) At the All China Games held in September 2017, Zhang Jike, playing in front of massive numbers of enthusiastic female fans who filled with the tiered seating, was beaten by Zhou Kai at quarter-final stage of the Men’s Singles event. […]

China Open: Generation game, today’s talent prevails

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager) China Open: Generation game, today’s talent prevails The second year of the ITTF World Junior Circuit, in New Zealand a bright young 15 year old won the Boys’ Singles title; also in that year, a young man who in recent times has stunned the world with his incredible performances, […]

Zhang Jike and Ma Long make ESPN World Fame 100 list

(by Simon Daish) Zhang Jike and Ma Long make ESPN World Fame 100 list Not only considered to be two of the finest table tennis players China has ever produced but also two of the greatest athletes to have ever graced the sport, now Zhang Jike and Ma Long have another accolade to celebrate. The […]

Ask The Experts: JÖRG BITZIGEIO, No. 169, A Butterfly question and answer

Ask The Experts: JÖRG BITZIGEIO, No. 169, Butterfly question & answer Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Stiga Carbon Forehand Rubber: Tibhar MX-S Backhand Rubber: Tibhar MX-S Question: I am currently using the Stiga carbon blade with Tibhar MX-S rubbers which gives me a fast racket with relatively good spin and control. I would like more control while […]

Five years since Grand Slam, fans call for Zhang Jike Day

Five years since Grand Slam, fans call for Zhang Jike Day (by Wade Townsend) Five years since Grand Slam, fans call for Zhang Jike Day Do you want to see Zhang Jike Day a permanent addition to the calendar? Today marks five years since Zhang Jike completed his Grand Slam, only the fourth male athlete […]

An hour before with Zhang Jike

(by Wade Townsend) Find out what training Zhang Jike is up to an hour before his matches at Messe Düsseldorf. It’s exactly one hour and two minutes before the Zhang Jike’s match against Austrian Robert Gardos. Heading to the practice hall is China’s national men’s coach Qin Zhijian. He carries a red bag. Red is a lucky […]

Major contender: Zhang Jike ready to prove doubters wrong

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Two years ago when we met in the Chinese city of Suzhou for the Qoros 2015 World Championships, Zhang Jike was not only the reigning World champion; also, he was the Olympic champion. Now at forthcoming Liebherr 2017 World Championships which commence in the German city of Düsseldorf on […]

Ask The Experts: Xin Zhou, No. 161 – A Butterfly Question & Answer

The Experts: Xin Zhou, No. 161 – A Butterfly Question & Answer Ask The Experts: Xin Zhou, No. 161 – A Butterfly Question & Answer Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Zhang Jike Super ZLC Question: Hello, I am planning to buy “Zhang Jike Super ZLC-AN” Blade, and this is first time to change racket brand, […]

The Marvellous 12 live on ITTF Facebook

(by Wade Townsend/USATT) The Magnificent Seven, the Dirty Dozen, and now the Marvellous 12; the China trials for the Liebherr 2017 World Table Tennis Championships are here. The Marvellous 12 are ready to brace the China trials and find a place on the plane to the Liebherr 2017 World Table Tennis Championships. Want to see the […]

Zhang Jike declines 2016 Chinese Super League

Zhang Jike declines 2016 Chinese Super League Courtesy of ITTF Zhang Jike declines 2016 Chinese Super League Every year, fans from all over China are treated with high level of Table Tennis competition by the Chinese Super League. This year, the competition is set next month. Following the controversy Zhang Jike had last season, Shandong’s […]

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