Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ma Long crashes to defeat against Chuang Chih-Yuan

World No. 2, Ma Long faced a stunning 0-4 loss to Chuang Chih-Yuan in the World Cup Table Tennis group stages. The tournament is being held at Liverpool, England.
In other significant results, Michael Maze took revenge over Ovtcharov (who won the bronze medal there).

Friday, September 28, 2012

Soumyajit wins a Table Tennis double at Jodhpur

Soumyajit won a creditable double crown at the Central Zone National Table Tennis Championship at Jodhpur. In the Men's final, he beat Sanil Shetty in a closely fought encounter. In the youth final, it was a smoother ride, where he beat Harmeet Desai. Another London Olympian, Ankita Das won the Youth girls finals. K Shamini bagged the women's singles title beating giant killer Manika Batra.

Men: Final: Soumyajit Ghosh (PSPB) bt Sanil Shetty (PSPB) 9-11, 13-11, 8-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6; Semifinals: Soumyajit Ghosh (PSPB) bt Harmeet Desai (PSPB) 10-12, 11-7, 11-9, 4-11, 11-6, 11-7, Sanil Shetty (PSPB) bt Sourav Saha (PSPB) 11-8, 11-7, 14-12, 9-11, 4-11, 11-5.

Women: Final: K. Shamini (PSPB) bt Manika Batra (Del) 6-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-6, 11-4; Semifinals: Manika Batra Del) bt Soumi Mandal (PSPB) 10-12, 12-10, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6; K. Shamini (PSPB) bt Ankita Das (PSPB) 6-11, 11-6, 11-3, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9.

Youth Boys: Final: Soumyajit Ghosh (PSPB) bt Harmeet Desai (PSPB) 11-9, 11-9, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6; Semifinals: Harmeet Desai (PSPB) bt G.Sathiyan (PSPB) 8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-5, 16-14, Soumyajit Ghosh (PSPB) bt T. Nitin (AAI) 11-9, 1107, 11-4, 11-9.

Youth Girls: Final: Ankita Das (PSPB) bt Krittiwika Sinha Roy (AAI) 7-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-2, 11-7; Semifinals: Krittwika Sinha Roy (AAI) Yukti Roshini (TN) 11-9, 80-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-7, Ankita Das (PSPB) bt Ayhika Mukherjee (WB) 11-8, 11-6, 11-6, 11-4.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

World Cup Table Tennis participants

The Final List of players invited to the World Table Tennis Cup from tomorrow at Liverpool:

7 BOLL Timo (GER1)
91 HENZELL William (AUS) 
127 MONTEIRO Thiago (BRA)
159 SALEH Ahmed Ali (EGY) 
430 THERIAULT Pierre-Luc (CAN) 
21 MAZE Michael (DEN)
145 PITCHFORD Liam (ENG2) 
2 MA Long (CHN2) 
8 CHUANG Chih-Yuan (TPE) 
9 OVTCHAROV Dmitrij (GER2) 
11 JOO Saehyuk (KOR1) 
12 OH Sangeun (KOR2) 
15 SAMSONOV Vladimir (BLR) 
17 JIANG Tianyi (HKG) 
22 CRISAN Adrian (ROU) 
24 FREITAS Marcos (POR) 
29 MATTENET Adrien (FRA) 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Country share for

Here's the country wise share of visitors. We thank all the national and international readers for their continued patronage.

Note that there are visitors from approximately 30 countries in the Unknown segment.

Fastest Table Tennis Bat, Table Tennis Rubber, Ping Pong Paddle

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Tibhar 5Q Rubber, Freitas and H39 Blades

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Champions league Table Tennis - Werder Bremen and Borussia Dusseldorf win

Werder Bremen and Borussia Dusseldorf both won their second group matches in the Champions League Table Tennis (Tischtennis) Championships. Both the teams that compete in the Bundesliga are on course to move to the quarterfinals.

Chuang Chih Yuan of Taiwan, who has just recently joined Bremen was the hero against UMMC Verkhnyaya Pyshma (formerly UMMC Ekaterinburg). Dusseldorf squeaked past SVS Lower Austria. European Table Tennis star Timo Boll won both his matches, while Patrick Baum won the other singles.

Ochsenhausen, however, faced their first defeat against ASTT Chartres of France 1-3. Former Olympic Champion and new recruit Ryu Seung Min of South Korea lost both his matches.

FC Saarbrücken TT plays Fakel Orenburg. German star Ovtcharov, who won an unprecedented two medals at the Olympics, will turn out for Fakel Orenburg.

Pune District Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at Solaris 2012

The following is the schedule for the Pune District Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at Solaris starting from September 21, 2012.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bristol Academy Table Tennis Club Coaching Camp

A Junior Coaching camp is being organized by the Bristol Academy Table Tennis Club in September-October. The coaching will be run by qualified UKCC coaches and academy members. Entry fee is three Pounds.


WISE Campus

New Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8LP

Lee Bee Wah elected as Singapore Table Tennis Association President again

Lee Bee Wah was re-elected at the Biennial General Meeting as the President of the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA). This particular term lasts until 2014.

Ms. Lee has held the office from 2008.

During her stint as the STTA president, Singapore has won medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, defeated China to win the 2010 World Team Championships.

Low Yen Ling will be the deputy president.

Monday, September 17, 2012

2012 North American Teams Table Tennis Championships

Baltimore, MD will see some world class Table Tennis action on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of 2012 JOOLA North American Teams Table Tennis Championships.

Chen Weixing, Daniel Habesohn, Joerg Rosskopf, and Liu Song will be the team to beat. Weixing is an Olympian with huge experience. He plays defense on his backhand and offense on his forehand. Habesohn is ranked in the top 100 in the World Rankings. Rosskopf needs no introduction. In addition to his medals in the Olympics, he was the coach of the medal winning German team at this year's London Olympics. He also made sure that he guided Ovtcharov to a record medal in the individual competition.

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  • Pre-assembled professional bats (Rs. 4000 - 20000, approx $ 70-360)
  • Separate Table Tennis Rubbers (Pips in and Pips out) and Blades (Wood or Carbon) that can be assembled (Brands - Butterfly, Tibhar, Andro, Yasaka)
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Paralympian David Wetherill

Don't miss this unbelievable shot from David, who holds a crutch in his left hand while playing Table Tennis. The match was at the Paralympics against German Thomasz Kusiak.

This video has gone viral on the Internet. See it to believe it!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Phil Mickelson upsets Matt Kucher in Table Tennis

Ace Golfer Phil Mickelson beat Matt Kucher (the best US TT player on the Golf circuit). Kucher was clearly annoyed as he was leading 7-3, but lost the next 8 points in a row!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Zhang Jike awarded lavish gift for Olympic gold medal

London Olympic gold medallist, Zhang Jike has been given a home of 120 sq meters with a sea view in the coastal city of Qingdao.

Jike not only won the Gold medal but helped his team to the team gold, although he lost his singles match to Timo Boll.

Thane State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament

Winners of the recent Thane State Ranking Tournament:

Cadet Boys:

Regan Albuerqueque(MSD)  [Seed - 4] Bt Chinmay
Somaiya(MSD) [Seed - 10]


Cadet Girls

Manushree Patil(MSD)  [Seed - 2] Bt Pooja Anam(MSD)
[Seed - 4]


Sub Junior Girls
Manasi Chajed(PNA)  [Seed - 6] Bt Shruti Amrute(THN) [Seed - 1] 11/4,11/6,11/8,13/1

Junior Boys
Ravindra Kotiyan(MSD)  [Seed - 3] Bt Devdatta Fadnavis(NGP) [Seed - 4]     10/12,13/11,11/5,11/7,6/11,8/11,11/5

Junior Girls
Mallika Bhandarkar(NGP)  [Seed - 1] Bt Senhora Dsouza(MCD) [Seed - 2]     8/11,11/8,11/9,14/12,12/10

Youth Boys
Chinmay Datar(PNA)  [Seed - 2] Bt Ravindra Kotiyan(MSD) [Seed - 4] 11/3,11/6,11/6,11/9

Youth Girls
Mallika Bhandarkar(NGP)  [Seed - 1] Bt Shweta Parte(MCD) [Seed - 2] 14/12,11/2,11/8,11/

Men's Singles
Noel Pinto(MSD)  [Seed - 1] Bt Eric Fernandes(MSD) [Seed -2]     9/11,13/11,9/11,12/10,11/8,11/7

Women's Singles
Mamta Prabhu(THN)  [Seed - 2] Bt Divya Deshpande(PNA) [Seed - 1]     12/10,8/11,11/6,11/5,11/9

Killerspin Table Tennis Festival

Killerspin is conducting an amazing event as a part of it's 10th anniversary. Leading Olympic and World Champions will participate in the event to be held at Chicago's beautiful landmarks.
Tickets are available here:


Table Tennis Champion and International Star BiBa will be joined by US Champions Ilija Lupulesku and 16 year old phenom Ariel; World and Olympic Champions Zhang Jike, Wang Liqin, Chen Qi, Ma Lin and Ding Ning from China. Olympic Champion Ryu Seung Min and other champions from Korea, Europe and Brazil will also be competing.
  • Chen Qi, Zhang Jike,
  • Wang Liqin, Wang Hao or Ma Lin
  • Kalinikos Kreanga, Bojan Tocik
  • Ryu Sean Min, Kim Min Seok
  • Ding Ning, BiBa
  • Ariel Hsing, Jessica Yamada
INVITED PLAYERS — MEN'S TEAMS — MASTERS Master's Team 1 — Jorgen Persson, Chen Weixing

Master's Team 2 — Zoran Primorac, Aleksandar Karakasevic
  • Ilija Lupulesku
  • Juniors — Michael Tran, Este, TBD