WTT Feeder Fremont: All Winners - Butterfly Table Tennis
Site Products

WTT Feeder Fremont: All Winners

(by Steve Hopkins)

The WTT Feeder Fremont ended with some excitement. Japan’s Hiroto Shinozuka and England’s Tom Jarvis treated fans to a 7 game slugfest with both players aggressively striking balls on both sides.  Shinozuka was the more polished of the two players and often managed to establish leads early in the game, but the streaky Jarvis seemed capable of running off three or four winners in a row at any time.  Jarvis tied the match at 3 games all with an emotional flurry of blistering forehands – but a careful Shinozuka built a 5-1 lead in the seventh game and never looked back. He closed out the match 11-3.  A great match, and an entertaining finish to an exciting tournament.

Sometimes when you read event reviews in sports publications, they provide an analysis of the winners and losers.  Here are some thoughts about the winners of the WTT Feeder Fremont:

TABLE TENNIS AMERICA: This relatively new club is making waves.  They are a Butterfly WAB Club located Fremont, with Hailong Shen and Kou Lei and Lily Zhang supporting the venture.  Their team won the Puerto Rico Open Teams in April, and this month they were able to transform their facility from a club to a world class tournament venue – with space for fans on risers, and cameras, and everything you would expect at an international WTT event.

Table Tennis in the United States:  There have whole years in the past without a single ITTF event – and now over a very short period of time we have had the World Championships and this WTT Feeder event, and there is another WTT Feeder event planned.  Having these quality competitions benefits our athletes, and the whole table tennis community.

Obviously the biggest winner are the actual winners – Both 18 year old Hiroto Shinozuka and 22 year old Tom Jarvis are great stories – neither was expected to reach the Final, and both will be looking at large jumps in the Rankings.  Not only did Shinozuka win the Men’s Singles title, but he also finished second in Men’s Doubles.  Japan’s Asuka Sasao was one better – she won Women’s Singles and Women’s Doubles.

USA’s Rachel Sung and Dan Liu scored Second Place honors in Mixed Doubles and Lily Zhang paired with Lei Kou to finish Third Place in the same event.

Add Japan to the list of winners.  They were dominant across many events, and with some retirements among their top players, they are looking for the next generation to step up.  Uda, Togami, Oikawa and Shinozuka may be that next generation (ready to join Harimoto on the World stage).  Uda (World No. 27) won Japan’s last championship and is working to be more consistent, Togami is World No. 49 – both are just 20 years old.  They teamed up and won the doubles event, but the bigger story is 24 year old Mizuki Oikawa who reached the Semifinals and 18 year old Hiroto Shinozuka who made the finals in both Singles and Doubles.  Japan also dominated women’s singles – with both Sasao and Ojio reaching the Final despite neither being seeded in the Top 10 for the tournament.

Hirota Shinosuka plays with an ALC blade, and Dignics 05.

Visit ButterflyOnline.com for the latest table tennis news and results.

Epic Table Tennis Table Sale

Latest News

PingPod Featured in Men’s Health Article

May 25, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Last week, Men’s Health posted an article (and video) featuring PingPod and Adam Bobrow.  The… Read More

Aditya Again!

May 25, 2022
(Lily Yip TTC May Open 2022 Men’s Singles Finalists: Runner Up Alex Averin & Champion Aditya Sareen) Stay… Read More


May 25, 2022
Date: June 4-5, 2022 Venue: www.TTAmerica.org Location: 42670 Albrae St.  Fremont CA 94538 Contact: info@ttamerica.org  |  408-837-2882 Entry Form:  Event… Read More

Coaching Tips of the Week: Rushed Backhand Loop

May 23, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) One of the biggest differences between forehand and backhand looping is that, for the forehand,… Read More

WTT Youth Contender Berlin: A Miwa Sweep

May 22, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Thirteen year-old Miwa Harimoto (younger sister of Top 10 Men’s player Tomokazu Harimoto)  was the… Read More

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Orange County Table Tennis Academy

May 22, 2022
WAB Club Feature: Orange County Table Tennis Academy (by Steve Hopkins) The Orange County Table Tennis Academy (OCTTA)… Read More

Peak Performance Strategy Workshop: (Free 12p Eastern Sunday) Invitation from Lillieroos International TT

May 21, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Lillieroos International Table Tennis (USATT Hall of Fame Member Christian Lillieroos) is inviting everyone to… Read More

Some of World’s Best U20 Players in Berlin for WTT Youth Contender

May 21, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Maciej Kubik, Oh Junsung, Nicole Arlia, Miwa Harimoto, and Amelie Jia were just some of… 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.