Site Products

Ukraine Players Compete In Doha

(by Steve Hopkins)

The ITTF Foundation worked with Ukrainian Table Tennis Federation officials to help get four Ukrainian players to the WTT Star Contender event that began on Friday in Doha.  The players, Tetyana Bilenko, Ganna Gaponova, Yaroslav Zhmudenko, and Margaryta Pesotska were all in Europe (outside of the conflict zone in Ukraine).  The ITTF assisted with flights and visas to help facilitate the travel.

The WTT Star Contender is under way – but none of those Ukrainian players has played yet.  US fans will get to see one of these players in action on Sunday as Tetyana Bilenko is now scheduled to face Lily Zhang on Sunday.  Pesotska will play Lee Ho Ching on Sunday.  And Gaponova will play Britt Eerland.   Each of these Ukrainian players was placed directly into the Main Draw (likely in part because scheduling prevented them from arriving in time to adequately prepare and enter the qualification rounds).

The ITTF Foundation has already approved funds to assist Ukraine’s table tennis community and many other European table tennis federations have offered to host Ukrainian players and to provide training facilities.

Visit for the latest table tennis news and results.

Latest News

Another Week, Another Sweep: China Dominates WTT Feeder Amman

February 4, 2023
(by Steve Hopkins, photo ITTFWorld) A week ago, there was a Chinese sweep in Doha. This week, the… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips with Darryl Tsao – Looping From Underspin

February 3, 2023
(by :Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Darryl Tsao is focusing on executing an opening loop… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Simeon Martin – Stroke Management Multi Ball

February 1, 2023
(by: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Simeon Martin is focusing on a opening loop from… Read More

Don’t Fix a Problem You’ve Already Fixed

January 31, 2023
(by Larry Hodges) You’ve spent a lot of time working on a shot, and it’s now somewhat ingrained.… Read More

2023, 58th Robo-Pong St. Joseph Valley Open

January 31, 2023
(by: South Bend TT Club) Saturday, Mar 18 – Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 Venue: Indiana University at South Bend… Read More

2022 World Hopes Week & Challenge

January 31, 2023
(by: Bowmar Sports Team) Tashiya Piyadasa won a silver medal at the ITTF World Hopes Challenge held in… Read More

All Japan Championships: Togami Repeats as Japanese Champion

January 30, 2023
(by Steve Hopkins) The Japanese Championships concluded on Sunday – the event is called the All Japan Table… Read More

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Princeton Pong

January 29, 2023
(by Steve Hopkins) Princeton Pong’s 10,000 square foot table tennis facility is in Princeton Junction, New Jersey.  They… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.