Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pennsylvania State Table Tennis Championship April 20 to 21

After 19 long years, the Pennsylvania State Table Tennis tournament makes its comeback. The venue will be the Trolley Car Table Tennis club in East Falls. USATT has sanctioned the event.

The tournament boasts of 16 different competitions that include five state championship categories. It is open to all state residents. Philadelphia will attract hundreds of participants for the tournament.

Bruce Crawley will be the tournament director.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Asia wins 7-3 against European Table Tennis stars at Qingdao

Even though the biggest star in the event World and Olympic Champ Zhang Jike was beaten by Vladimir Samsonov on the first day and Asia trailed 2-3, the Asians came back strongly to win all 5 matches on the next day to clinch the tie 7-3. Zhang Jike showed his true class against Ovtcharov and posted a 3-0 victory.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Brazil are favorites at the Latin American Table Tennis Championships at San Salvador

Brazil tops the seedings list in both the men's and women's team events at the Latin American championships.

In the Men's section, their team boasts of the famous trio of Thiago Monteiro, Cazuo Matsumoto, and Gustavo Tsuboi. Argentina represented by Rodrigo Gilabert, Diego Temperley, Pablo Tabachnik, and Gaston Alto, who finished runner up last time, will aim at upsetting the more established Brazlians.

In the Women's events, Caroline Kumahara, Ligia Silva, and Jessica Yamada will work at retaining the title.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

San Ei will be the official Table Tennis table provider for the Rio Olympic games

The ITTF has confirmed that San Ei, one of the leading Table Tennis table manufacturer, will be the official Table provider at the Rio de Janerio Olympic and Paralympic games of 2016.

ITTF President Adham Sharara stated that San Ei's bid was the most competitive and hence it was selected.

San Ei is a leading Table Tennis table manufacturer having started business in 1962. It provides equipment and services in the field of Sporting Goods, Play Equipments and Park Furniture, Fitness Equipments and Maintenance service for all these Equipments. The company has supported Table Tennis in the World Table Tennis Championships and Olympic Games several times.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Oxfordshire Older Chinese People Center to get Batty!

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Senior members of the Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) will play Table Tennis to keep fit in the winter and also make new friends. OCF is making special efforts to obtain Table Tennis sets.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ping tournaments in the US this week

Tournaments this Week in the US

2013 Cary Cup Championship     Cary    NC    3/15/2013 - 3/17/2013
Robo-Pong Giant RR Open     Akron    OH    3/16/2013
St. Patrick's Day Open     Schaumburg    IL    3/16/2013
7th Annual Bill Mason Memorial Open     Beaverton    OR    3/16/2013

Chinese team to practice at Werner Schlager Academy!

Ironical, but great news for the sport. The Chinese team will train at Werner Schlager academy for the upcoming Table Tennis World Championships!

It was Schlager who put paid to Chinese title hopes at the 2003 World Championships and won the title.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Chaitanya Udare takes a game off Sharath Kamal

Chaitanya Udare, a young talented Table Tennis player putting up a decent fight against Indian International, Sharath Kamal. Sharath won 4-1. The match was played at Bengaluru in the 2012 and was a South Zone Table Tennis National level tournament.

Watch the video here.

Chaitanya is a Maharashtra A player and has represented Maharashtra at the National level several times in the Senior and Junior level. He has also represented India during his sub junior playing days.

Chaitanya plays near the table and matches Sharath's speed in some rallies.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Annual General Meeting of TTFI

The AGM of Table Tennis Federation of India will be held at The Piccadily, Lucknow on 17th March 2013.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Chinese Table Tennis team trials for Paris World Championships

The final leg of the Chinese team trials are starting. The favorites to qualify are Zhang Jike, Ma Long, and Xu Xin. But Jike suffered an injury recently.

The other experienced players in the fray are Ma Lin, Chen Qi, and Wang Hao.

The youngsters who will challenge experience are Yan An and Fan Zhendong.