Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Alexandre Cassin shines at French National Table Tennis Championships

Alexandre Cassin created history in this year's French National Table Tennis championship by becoming the youngest player to play the advanced rounds of the Men's Singles competition.
Cassin is just 14 years old and the European Cadet Champion.

He even upset Robinot, a world class player. Incidentally, Robinot had defeated Ma Lin a couple of years back as a junior in the 2011 Swedish Open Table Tennis tournament. 

Alexandre's video profile:

Video of Robinot's win over Ma Lin in 2011 at the Swedish Open

Sunday, April 28, 2013

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Morning Table Tennis

Good morning Table Tennis in a public park, some cooler weather.

Player portrait: Jessica Dawson

Jessica Dawson is known for her tenacious attacking play in the British Table Tennis circuit.
After doing stupendously well for Ormesby, she has moved to Draycott.

Photo courtesy tabletennis365.com

Friday, April 19, 2013

Table Tennis tournaments this week

2013 Indiana State Championship (closed)     Indianapolis    IN    4/20/2013 - 4/21/2013

PingTTC Open Tournament April 2013     Wappingers Falls    NY    4/20/2013

Vernon Hills Spring Open 1 Star     Vernon Hills    IL    4/20/2013

6th Butterfly Cape Fear Open     Fayetteville    NC    4/20/2013

OKCTT Spring 1 Star Giant RR Open     Oklahoma City    OK    4/20/2013

Grace Lin TTC Open     South El Monte    CA    4/20/2013 - 4/21/2013

Space Coast Spring Open TTC     Cocoa Beach    FL    4/20/2013

North American Cup     Pleasantville    NY    4/20/2013 - 4/21/2013

Potomac 2013 Spring Open     Potomac    MD    4/20/2013 - 4/21/2013

2013 Pennsylvania State Championships     Philadelphia    PA    4/20/2013 - 4/21/2013

GHTTC April 2013 Open     Hartford    CT    4/21/2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Veterans National Table Tennis tournament underway at Srinagar

The Indian Veterans Nationals Table Tennis tournament has started at Srinagar. Team events are currently on. Most singles events will start tomorrow.

If any of you have more information, please come forward and submit it to editor@tabletennisbug.com

Photo: Inauguration of the tournament.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Sharath, Shamini to represent India at the Asian Cup Table Tennis championships

Sharath and Shamini are representing India at the Asian Cup Table Tennis Championships 2013 at Hong Kong. The tournament started today and there are early reports that K Shamini won her first group match.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Zhang Jike and Seo Hyun Deok win unique doubles tournament at the Korean Open 2013

Zhang Jike and Seo Hyun Deok won the Men's doubles title at the Korean open World Tour Table Tennis tournament. In the finals, they beat Ma Long and Lee Jung Woo.

The Korean Open was a pioneer tournament in a very important way since Chinese players combined with players from other countries. For example. Zhang Jike with Seo Hyun Deok, Ma Long with Lee Jung Woo, Xu Xin with Adrien Mattenet, and Wang Hao with Jung Youngsik. China is trying to encourage other countries to do well and this attempt one of the many that China will roll out in the near future. Olympic and World Champion, Zhang Jike and Chinese head coach, Liu Guoliang are trying to promote Table Tennis in a big way in general.


Semi finals

Zhang Jike and Seo Hyun Deok beat Adrien Mattenet and Xu Xin 14-12, 11-5, 7-11, 6-11, 11-7
Ma Long and Lee Jungwoo beat Yan An and Lee Sangsu 11-6, 12-10, 11-9

Zhang Jike and Seo Hyun Deok beat Ma Long and Lee Jungwoo 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Table Tennis Coaching Camp at Panjim

The annual Table Tennis coaching camp will be held from 8 to 27 April 2013 in Panjim, Goa. 
Panjim Table Tennis Club in association with Sports Authority of Goa will be organizing a Summer Table Tennis Coaching Camp at Indoor Stadium, Campal-Panaji.

The Camp will be conducted from 8 AM to 11.30 AM, in separate batches for beginners, intermediate and advanced players in the age groups of 7 years and above. Those who are interested may contact Sandeep Heble/ Noel Estibeiro. Write to us for more details at editor@TableTennisBug.com


Friday, April 5, 2013

Maharashtra State Ranking Table Tennis tournament Calendar for 2013

Here's the tentative calendar for the 2013 Table Tennis State Ranking tournaments in Maharashtra:

1st at Nanded 15-18 June
2nd at Kolhapur 2 to 7 July This tournament has been moved to Thane from July 31 to Aug 4
3rd at Nasik 7 to 11 Aug
4th at Dombivli 28 Aug to 1 Sep
5th at Khar Gymkhana, Mumbai 5 to 9 Oct
State Championships at Dhule 12 to 17 Nov

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Deccan Challenge Table Tennis tournament

Sportsacorp is organizing an inter-corporate Table Tennis tournament at AWA Table Tennis Academy on 6th and 7th April 2013.

Singles, doubles and team events will be held.

Stag Heritage Open Table Tennis tournament

The Stag Heritage Open Table Tennis tournament will be held from 19th April to 21st April 2013 at the The Heritage School Gurgaon Sec. 62
For entries contact the following:

Kunal Kumar: 9560987900

Nitin Garg: 9212305455

Pippa Middleton responds to Boris Johson Table Tennis challenge

Pippa Middleton challenged Mayor Boris Johnson to a game of what he calls "whiff-waff" (a traditional name for Table Tennis in Britain).

One of Johnson's intentions is to show Pippa the 22 million pound Sports Legacy Fund and its activities. Pippa has been an under 13 champion in Table Tennis.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Los Angeles Table Tennis league

The LATTF league spring matches is underway and will run from March to June 2013.

Please write to editor@tabletennisbug.com if you are looking for details.


Early starts at Ping Pong in China

Ma Long's first Table Tennis encounter? Is this how early they start Ping Pong in China?

Not so far from the truth perhaps! It's never too early to start Table Tennis in China.

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