Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Live Table Tennis at London Olympics

Watch Live Table Tennis from the London Olympics.

The IOC has a live stream that is available at the following location:
www.youtube.com/olympic
After this, just select the game that you want to view. The live streams are marked in red.

Zhang Jike and Wang Hao play their Quarterfinals live at 10 AM and 11 AM India time.

Happy viewing!

Ovtcharov comes back from the brink to reach the Semifinals at London Olympics

Photo courtesy news.yahoo.com
Dmitry Ovtcharov beat Michael Maze in a pulsating Quarterfinal to reach the semi final of the London Olympics. Chuang Chih Yuan also booked a spot. Zhang Jike and Wang Hao play their Quarterfinals today.

Ding Ning and Li Xiao Xia ensured that China gets the Gold and Silver medal in the Women's singles competition.

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India hoping for a medal from Mystery Woman

Wonder if a mystery woman can bring a gold medal for India at the London Olympics?

Olympic Table Tennis Quarter finals today!

Photo Courtesy telegraph.co.uk
After some exciting upsets and fast paced matches, the Men's singles competition is about to proceed to the medal round right after the Quarterfinals.
The draw looks like this-
(Courtesy www.ITTF.com)

Zhang Jike scraped past Samsonov. Wang Hao is in good form. Ovtcharov seems to be the most impressive. His match against Maze will attract a lot of attention since they are pretty much close.


ZHANG Jike CHN
 0   10:00 - 1/8/2012 - Table 1     -: --- ---
   
JIANG Tianyi HKG

OVTCHAROV Dimitrij GER
 0   21:00 - 31/7/2012 - Table 1     -: --- ---
   
MAZE Michael DEN

CRISAN Adrian ROU
 0   20:00 - 31/7/2012 - Table 1     -: --- ---
   
CHUANG Chih-Yuan TPE

KISHIKAWA Seiya JPN
 0   11:00 - 1/8/2012 - Table 1     -: --- ---
   
WANG Hao CHN

William Henzel is unlucky at the London Olympics

William Henzell of Australia lost to Table Tennis legend Vladimir Samsonov very narrowly 4-3 in the round of 32 at the London Olympic games in London.

Earlier, he beat Adam Pattantyus of Hungary and upset Joao Monteiro of Portugal to advance.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Bill Gates puts Ariel Hsing in the limelight!

Tech genius, Bill Gates, indirectly made sure that the world media's attention was firmly focused on Ping Pong player Ariel Hsing of the USA. Bill follows Table Tennis along with his close pal, Warren Buffet.

Ariel advanced to the round of 32 after beating Silva Yadira of Mexico 4-0 and then upsetting Ni Xialian of Luxemburg. Xialian is a former world champion, now a veteran. The win was quite unexpected. The biggest achievement for Ariel was troubling the no. 2 seed, Li Xiaoxia even though she eventually lost 2-4. Ariel won a lot of hearts and in particular Bill Gates' heart, who was thoroughly impressed with her performance.

Ariel plays at the ICC in Milpitas under the watchful eyes of Rajul Sheth.

Kerala Ranking tournament at Ambalamedu August 3-5

Kerala Star Maria Rony
A Table Tennis tournament will be held at FACT, Ambalamedu, Kerala from August 3-5, 2012. 

We request readers to write to us and provide more information.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Soumyajit to play Kim Hyok Bong of PRK in the second round

Photo courtesy: Sportsnewsnow.co.uk
India's only male representative in Table Tennis, Soumyajit Ghosh faces Kim Hyok Bong of PRK in the Men's singles round two in the London Olympics today (3:30 PM Indian Standard Time)

In the first round, Soumyajit beat Brazilian Gustavo Tsuboi 4-2.

Soumyajit Ghosh, Ankita Das live Olympic Games Table Tennis on DD Sports/ESPN

Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das, London Olympic Games Table Tennis LIVE from London on DD Sports/ESPN at 8:30 Indian Standard Time!

Editor

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Damien Eloi with a strange racket

Damien Eloi. Look at his blade carefully. See anything interesting?

Editor

Friday, July 20, 2012

Table Tennis Backhand Stroke

Dmitry Ovtcharov demonstrating the backhand loop stroke
Here are some good resources for developing good basic backhand strokes and also some on advanced Backhand techniques.

The commonly employed strokes on the backhand side are the following:

Backhand Push
Backhand Counter
Backhand Topspin
Backhand Loop
Backhand Chop 

By far the most common among amateur to semi-professional level is the backhand counter hit.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Not Ping Pong ball

This is not a Ping Pong ball. It's a Puffer fish, the second most poisonous vertebrate!

Editor

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Aman Balgu dominates All India Inter Railways Table Tennis

Aman Balgu beat Soumyajit Sarkar 4-0 to win the All India Inter Railway Championships at Dharwad. In the Women's final, Anindita Chakraborty beat Shreya Ghosh 4-3.

Aman also played a stellar role in his team - Central Railway's win over South Eastern Railway. Omkar Torgalkar, and Martand Biniwale were his team mates.

Earlier in the Singles, Soumyajit Sarkar caused the upset of the tournament, beating Anirban Nandi in a thriller, 4-3.

Editor
www.TableTennisBug.com

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

USA tournaments July


Large number of tournaments coming up this weekend in the US on July 14 weekend.




Mid-Florida Tour - Lakeland July Classic Open LakelandFL7/13/2012 - 7/14/20122 Raymond Spann, 352-750-4286
LYTTC July Open DunellenNJ7/14/2012 - 7/15/20122 Lily Yip, 732-200-5820
Maryland Circuit EldersburgMD7/14/2012  Yvonne Kronlage, 410-489-7291
July MCCC RR Open CaryNC7/14/2012  Mike Babuin, 919-601-1914
Georgia Games Table Tennis NorcrossGA7/14/2012 - 7/15/2012  Wendell Dillon, 770-923-5110
Dana Point Open Dana PointCA7/15/20121 Attila Malek, 714-280-6821

Layers of Table Tennis rubbers

Table Tennis rubber comparison?

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www.TableTennisBug.com

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Eugene Wang Wins US Open Table Tennis 2012


Eugene Wang of Canada beat Slovakian International, Thomas Keinath to win the US open crown. Liu Juan won the Women's title.





Men's SinglesWang, Zhen (Eugene)CanadaKeinath, ThomasSlovakia7,9,-7,1,13

Women's SinglesLiu, JuanNYWang, HuijingTX10,-11,7,4,10

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Xu Xin video by Stiga

Here's a very beautiful video on Xu Xin, the rising super star of Table Tennis.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Mizutani documentary

Table Tennis Player Jun Mizutani has just ascended to the 5th spot in the World Rankings, his best ever.

Here is a very interesting documentary full of comedy by a leading journalist.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Mizutani shoots into Top five in World Table Tennis Rankings

Jun Mizutani is the biggest gainer and is now No. 5 on the World Table Tennis Rankings list. Ma Lin dropped a place and so did Timo Boll, who is now No. 7.

Zhang Jike, Ma Long, Xu Xin, and Wang Hao continue to lead the rankings.

From India, Sharath Kamal is no 63 and Amalraj moved up to 155th. Poulomi Ghatak and Mouma Das are in the top 200 in the Women's section.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Table Tennis Clubs in Queensland

BRISBANE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. MIKE BATTILANA 07 3357 8992 email
BUNDABERG & DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. DAVE DELPRATT 07 4155 2388 email
CABARITA BEACH TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION CATHY TOWNSNED 02 6676 3168 email
CAIRNS TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. BERNI BURGSTALLER 07 4051 6825 email
CENTENARY TABLE TENNIS CLUB INC. CAMERON DAVIDSON 07 3279 1300 email
CROWS NEST & DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. VERA BRETZ 07 4698 4132 email
DALBY TABLE TENNIS CLUB KIM BREMNER 0429 639 136 email
FAR NORTH COAST (NSW) TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. JIM ARMSTRONG 02 6624 5153 email
GATTON TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. MARGARET HOOD 0404 095 300 email
GOLD COAST TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. LUKAS KOZAK 07 5597 1633 email
IPSWICH TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. DAVID MCCOSH 07 3282 4708 email
MACKAY TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. CHRISTINE MOOHIN 07 4957 6103 email
MACLAGAN MEMORIAL HALL TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. ROXLEY EHRLICH 07 4692 8170 email
MORETON BAY TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC PETER KUSKIE 0414 401 253 email
NOOSA TABLE TENNIS CLUB INC. BRUCE BLAKEMORE 07 5474 5526 email
REDCLIFFE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. TERRY DENNY 0407 007 143 email
ROCKHAMPTON TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. ALLAN CLARKE 07 4922 5380 email
SUNSHINE COAST TABLE TENNIS CLUB INC. PAUL GREEN 07 5490 2666 email
TABLE TENNIS ACADEMY TOWNSVILLE INC TERRY DAHL 0431 099 274 email
TOOWOOMBA TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. GREG DINSEY 07 4632 2710 email
TOWNSVILLE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. RHONDA MILLER 07 4771 5911 email
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND TABLE TENNIS CLUB INC. STANLEY CHAN 0423 035 708 email
WYNNUM TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION INC. BARRY DRIVER 07 3396 8310 email

World Veterans Table Tennis Championships 2012 at Stockholm

The World Veterans Table Tennis Championships 2012 were held at Stockholm, Sweden at the Ericsson Globe, a huge hall with hundreds of tables.

There were 3333 official entries for the tournament, although some did not turn up. From India, there were 210 entries, but again some participants could not make it to Stockholm. The star players in the tournament were Sweden's former World Champion Mikael Appelgren and Phillipe Saive of Belgium. Appelgren and Waldner played a scintillating exhibition match during the opening ceremony.

The number of participants was massive in many categories. For example, in the Men's 50-59 category, there were 170 groups, with 4 players in each group for a total of around 680 players. The winner Mikael Appelgren had to win around 10 rounds in total to lay claim on the Title.

All the participants played enthusiastically. The best performance for India was the doubles pair of Suhasini Bakre and Mantu Murmu in the Women's 50-59 category. They reached the pre-quarterfinals of the main draw after many gruelling rounds. In the Men's doubles 40-49 age group, Kapil Kumar partnering a player from another country reached the round of 32.

In the singles, the best performance was from Shilpa Joshi in the Womens 40-49 age group. She reached the round of 32. Anil Rasam, Deepak Dudhane, and Vivek Alawani reached the round of 64 in their respective Men's age groups. They had to win several rounds to reach this far.

For those who were eliminated early in the group stages, the organizers conducted competitions in Consolation draws. Amarnath Bhargava of India won the 2nd place in the Consolation Men's 75-79 age group singles.

For more details of results of all age groups, please visit www.wvc2012.com

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