Monday, December 31, 2012

First National Tournament of France on 5th January

The first National tournament of the season of France will be held at Chapelaine Table Tennis club, where many of the top 100 players of France are expected to participate. The tournament runs on January 5 and 6.

première édition du Tournoi national de tennis de table
la Chapelaine tennis de table organise
les 5 et 6 janvier

Happy New Year, Table Tennis party

Ping Pong is now a huge party occasion. The ambiance is awesome at many such theme clubs. Bounce London, SPiN New York, LA, Milwaukee and so on are some big locations where celebrities and other people will party.

Five possible ways Ping Pong more deadlier than guns

Ping Pong more dangerous than Guns says Texas State Representative (Kyle Kacal).

5 Possible reasons:
  • The Ping Pong ball is bigger and travels at high speeds
  • The ball is delivered at short distances, usually around 12-15 feet (9 ft is the length of the table)
  • The trigger is a paddle, not just a small trigger found in guns
  • The opponent is dumb, does not defend a shot fired from the paddle and the ball that is launched
  • The Ping Pong ball very often hits vulnerable parts of the lower body area

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Donic Bluefire, spin, speed, control and more

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Table Tennis Party at Bounce!

Take a look at this awesome picture of the new year's eve party setting at Bounce!


Friday, December 28, 2012

Jan Ove Waldner wants to coach the Sweden team

All time Table Tennis great, Waldner, expressed his desire to coach the Swedish Table Tennis team. Not only that, Waldner even suggested a unique idea. That Jorgen Persson and Mikael Appelgren can join him and form a coaching team. Waldner felt that this strong team had a lot to share in terms of experience and expertise.

Waldner hinted at problems with the current Swedish National coaching system and coach. In addition to this, the Swedish Table Tennis Association is without a sponsor for over a decade.

 Here's a video of him demonstrating the forehand topspin stroke:

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Table Tennis Robot: First teach it and then play with it

A Table Tennis robot developed by the Technical University of Darmstadt and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems has amazing capabilities. First teach it to play and then play with it!


Wang Qi favorite at Fiji Table Tennis Open 2012

In the absence of Michael Brown of Australia, Wang Qi of New Zealand is the favorite to win this year's title. Others who are expected to give the favorite a run for his money are Lal, Peter Antonia, Zhang Bei Yan, and Lou Gou Gin. Yoshua Shing also is competing and will be in contention.

Michael Brown and Wang Qi facing off at the 2010 Fiji Open:

A total of about 70 participants are expected to play, said the tournament organizing committee member, Christopher Lal.

Another aspect of the tournament is the participation of players in training, where members from Nauru, New Caledonia, Australia, Ba, Lautoka, Nadi Suva, Nausori, and Lami will take part.

Freddy Choy and Joshua Shing playing a match:


Li Jiawei retires from competitive Table Tennis

China-born Li Jiawei, who represents Singapore in International Table Tennis tournaments, announced her retirement from Table Tennis.

Li Jiawei is a medallist at the Olympic games in 2008 and 2012. She was also a key member of the women's team that beat mighty China in the World Team Championships at Moscow in 2010. Her other achievements are multiple medals (including gold medals) at the Commonwealth Table Tennis championships and games.

Li Jiawei became a Singapore citizen at the age of 18, a couple of years after being spotted by Singaporean talent scouts, who offered to train and later retain her under the Foreign Sports Talent Scheme.

Li Jiawei was ranked as high as No. 3 in the world at one time and was 21st at the time of retirement. Sun Bei Bei, another star Singaporean Table Tennis player also announced her retirement. The Singapore Table Tennis Association made the announcement at Toa Payoh.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ibrahim Alhoseny plays Table Tennis holding bat in his mouth!

Ibrahim Alhoseny has no arms but has a huge heart to play Table Tennis. He uses his mouth to hold the racket and tosses the ball with this foot!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Nittaku Table Tennis Balls

Yes, we do have the normal Nittaku Table Tennis Balls, these are just for fun! A pumpkin Nittaku?


Ma Lin Before and After, sheds kilos to become killer again

Ma Lin was losing matches, was out of the Olympic Table Tennis team. He told his coach that he will drop 11 Kgs, when his coach was happy with 4 Kgs.
Ma Lin skipped breakfast, lunch, and dinner sometimes and attended sauna sessions.
The result? He is back in form, even beating Xu Xin, World No. 3 and ITTF Grand Final winner. Actions matter, not just words!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Harmeet, Soumyajit, and Sanil bring Medals from Al Fajr Cup, Iran

Great show by the young Indian team!! Harmeet Desai won the Men's singles at the Fajr Cup at Iran. Olympic player Soumyajit Ghosh won the silver. In the Men's doubles, Sanil Shetty won the title! 

The highlight of the tournament has to be Harmeet Desai's amazing performance. He beat a World Class player in the Quarters and then the World No. 40 and very strong Noshad Alamiyan in his own home ground. With Hraday Desai.


Table Tennis Flooring mat

Table Tennis Rubber? No, it is a Table Tennis flooring mat.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Bihar State Table Tennis Championships

Piyush Gandhi beat Naman Kumar in the Men's Singles final (3-1) of the Bihar State Table Tennis Championships at Madhepura. But, Naman Kumar beat Piyush in the Junior and Youth singles to clinch a double. Chandra bagged a double crown winning the Women's and Youth Singles titles.


Xu Xin is back in form!

Intense! That's Xu Xin. The man is back in form!
Table Tennis Photo courtesy


Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Table Tennis tournaments in Germany, France, Portugal, England, United Kingdom

Portuguese Open 17-19 December 2012

Tournaments on December 15

UKCC Level 2 Bridge
Graham Spicer TTC
15 Dukes Avenue, Kingston, KT3 4HL

Tees Sport Sussex Series Junior 2 star
Pease Pottage Hill, West Sussex, RH11 9QB

Leeds Cadet and Junior1 star
Richmond Hill Sports Centre
Leeds, West Yorkshire , LS9 9AH

 UKCC Level 2 Bridge
 Elderfield, Essex, CM17 0EY

British League Premier Weekend
Halton TTC
Lowerhouse Lane, Cheshire, WA8 7DZ

Tournaments on December 16

Milton Keynes U18
Milton Keynes Table Tennis club
Winchester Circle, Milton Keynes, MK10 0BA

Stiga Blackpool Junior 2 star
Palatine Leisure Centre
St. Anne's Road, Lancashire, FY4 2AP

Tournaments on December 22

Milton Keynes U13-15 2 star
Milton Keynes Table Tennis Club
Winchester Circle, Milton Keynes, MK10 0BA

Tournaments on December 28

Eggbuckland Community College
Plymouth, Devon, PL6 5YB 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Table Tennis Tournaments in India

Jharkhand State (Inter District) Table Tennis Tournament
A G Recreation Hall
Doranda, Jharkhand
December 13 to December 16.

Volkswagen 2012 World Junior Table Tennis Champions
Gachibowli Indoor Stadium
December 09 to December 16, 2012

Maharashtra State Table Tennis Championships
December 04 to December 08, 2012

Gujarat State Table Tennis Championships
December 02 to December 05 2012

[List of Table Tennis (popularly known as Ping Pong) Tournaments]

Table Tennis Tournament in United States (USA), December 2012

Table Tennis Tournaments (a game popularly known as Ping Pong)

Illinois State Championship
Rockford IL

LYTTC December Open
12/15/2012 - 12/16/2012

Westchester 2012 December Open
NY 12/15/2012 - 12/16/2012

2012 US National Championships
Las Vegas
NV 12/18/2012 - 12/22/2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mickey Mouse Table Tennis

Mickey mouse trying his hand at the game, also popularly called Ping Pong.

World Junior Table Tennis Championships at Hyderabad. Indian Girls shine

Photo courtesy Manika Batra in action
The Indian Girls upset higher seeded France and now face The Netherlands in a playoff for the 11-12th places. Manika Batra shone for the hosts. The Boys, however, could not make it to the top 12.

Hong Kong and the United States booked quarterfinals. The US has so far put up an impressive but unexpected good performance.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Xu Xin beats Wang Hao to win the ITTF Grand Finals, drives home a GAC Trumpchi GS5 SUV

Xu Xin won a lucrative $ 104,000 and a handsome SUV as a reward for his victory at the Grand Finals at Guangzhou. Wang Hao had to be satisfied with $ 52,000 and a GAC Gonow GX5 SUV.

Xu Xin beat Wang Hao 11-8, 11-7, 11-6, and 11-7.

In the semi-finals, the top seed Xu had beaten Ma Lin 4-1 and Wang Hao had overcome Chuang-chih Yuan 4-2 in a close encounter.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Prize money for World Class Table Tennis players

What is the prize money for a top level World class Table Tennis Tournament today? Total over $ 1 Million (approx Rs. 5.5 Crore). Men's and Women's Singles $ 104,000 (approx Rs. 56 Lac)

Prize Money at the ITTF Table Tennis Grand Finals in Guangzhou

Total Prize Money: $1,016,000

Men's Singles Winner: $ 104,000 Runner up: $52,000
Women's Singles Winner: $ 104,000 Runner up: $52,000
Men's Doubles Winners: $ 50,000 Runner up: $25,000
Women's Doubles Winners: $ 50,000 Runner up: $25,000

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Table Tennis Tournaments near Swansea

Swansea Open Table Tennis Tournament starts on 9th December 2012.

Dragon Tournament at Cardiff starts 13 January 2013.

Daniel O'Connell Welsh Junior No. 1, voted ASDA Welsh athlete of the year.

Marty Reisman the Table Tennis Legend dies

Marty Reisman Photo courtesy
Table Tennis Nation, an organization founded by Marty Reisman two years ago, announced his death. Marty died of heart and lung complications. He was 82.

Popularly known as The Needle, Mr. Reisman evoked interest wherever he went. At his peak, Marty was a world class player and won two US Open titles and a British Open too. He created waves even as recently as 1997, when he won the National Hard Bat Championship. Marty was the son of a cab driver in Manhattan. He started to play Table Tennis when he was 12.

Sanil Shetty, Mamta Prabhu are State Champions of Maharashtra for 2012

International players Sanil Shetty and Mamta Prabhu subdued Aman Balgu and Divya Deshpande to win the Maharashtra Inter-district and State Championships at Aurangabad.

While Sanil prevailed over Aman in a straight-forward manner, the Mamta-Divya tussle went straight down to the wire.


Men's Singles:

Sanil Shetty bt Aman Balgu - 12/10,13/11,11/8,11/7

Women's Singles:

Mamta Prabhu bt Divya Deshpande -10/12,10/12,11/5,11/5,11/9,9/11,13/11

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Focus on Killerspin on Forbes

Here's an article on Killerspin by Monte Burke (Forbes staff).

Photo of Biba (Biljana Golic of Killerspin) courtesy

Friday, December 7, 2012

Strong legs required for Table Tennis, not only hands!

The key to being a successful Table Tennis player is having a strong pair of legs and not only hands. Portuguese player, João Monteiro shows why!

Table Tennis (Tischtennis) documentary: The Chinese of Europe

A Ping Pong documentary (Die Chinesen Europas) featuring Timo Boll and the German team that won the silver medal at the Leibherr World Championship at Dortmund was premiered at Savoy in Dusseldorf.

The other main roles are played by Dmitrij Ovtcharov, Christian Suss, Bastian Steger and head coach Jorg Rosskopf.

The director of the documentary Milan Skrobanek has also produced other documentaries on Football and Handball. He spent months with the German National team understanding every aspect of their preparation and actual competition.

Justin Beiber thinks JP Morgan is alive

Photo courtesy
Justin Beiber was wondering why he had to make way for a JP Morgan private party. He was playing Ping Pong at Susan Sarandon's SPiN last week. He was heard saying "Why does he get the room and not us?"

Maharashtra Inter district and State Championships at Aurangabad

Mumbai Suburban and Thane won the Men's and Women's Team Championships titles at the Maharashtra Inter district and State Championships at Aurangabad.


MSD bt Thane

Sanil Shetty bt Jineet Lilani (3-1)
Aman Balgu bt Zubin Taraporewala (3-1)
Noel Pinto bt Mayuresh Kelkar (3-0)


Thane beat MSD

Pooja S bt Charvi Kawale (3-2)
Madhurika Patkar bt Runa Roy (3-1)
Prajakta Tipale lost to Akshi Sancheti (3-0)
Madhurika Patkar bt Charvi Kawale (3-0)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cielo Galman wins Vero Beach Table Tennis Championship again

Cielo Galman in action at her club
Cielo Galman dominated the tournament beating accomplished players such as John Suen, Sandeep Sura, and Karl Freitag.

The beautiful coastal town hosted this event for the second year in a row.

Alameda Table Tennis Club

A player at Alameda Table Tennis Club
Alameda Table Tennis club is located at Lincoln Avenue, Alameda, CA.
Contact if you need more details on Table Tennis activity.

Concord Table Tennis Club

A participant at the Golden State Table Tennis tournament
The Concord Table Tennis club in Pleasant Hill, California (CA) has interesting Round Robin Table Tennis Tournaments and training sessions.

Contact for more details.

Federer vs Ma Lin

Roger Federer faces Ma Lin at Table Tennis, but each uses his own equipment!

Photo courtesy TableTennis Talk on Facebook. 

Ai Fukuhara is back to training and competition

Photo courtesy
Ai Fukuhara being helped by other players. Scars visible at the elbow
Super star Table Tennis player Ai Fukuhara is back to playing Table Tennis after her surgery that kept her away from the Table for an extended period. She lost to China's new top woman player Cheng Meng 4-0. Fukuhara was full of praise for Cheng Meng and admitted that the young player has taken giant strides since she last played her.

Earlier, she was seen working out hard at training sessions, despite warning from her coaches not to overwork her elbow.

Fukuhara is a very popular player, both among her huge fans in Japan as well as among other professional players. It is a known fact that Ai Fukuhara is very fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Fukuhara plays with the following equipment - Armstrong Attack 8m rubber on her backhand and Spinart on Forehand. She uses a custom blade (FL) made specially for her.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bruce Lee playing Ping Pong

A video showing Bruce Lee playing Table Tennis with his nunchucks:

Do you know (The Ping Pong Song)/Dímelo by Enrique Iglesias

Enrique playing Table Tennis

Do you know?
Do you know?
Do you know?

Do you know what it feels like loving someone
That’s in a rush to throw you away?
(Do you know? Do you know? Do you know? Do you?)
Do you know what it feels like to be the last one
To know the lock on the door has changed
(Do you know? Do you know? Do you know? Do you?)

Full lyrics here:

Sharath, Amalraj move up the World Rankings

Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj have jumped up in the World Rankings in the December Ranking list.Sharath has moved from No. 79 to No. 68. Amalraj has moved up from 151 to 139.