Despite Strong Efforts 4th Place for North America at World Cadets
Matt Hetherington, USATT Oct. 25, 2016
They gave their best efforts but it was just shy of a medal finish for both the Cadet Boys and Cadet Girls teams representing North America at the World Cadet Challenge.
Focus on youth Singapore not to renew contract of Feng Tianwei
Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Oct. 25, 2016
In a shock announcement made on Tuesday 25th October by the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA), the contract with Feng Tianwei which concludes at the end of the month will not be renewed.
Shandong Luneng succumb to first defeat in 2016 Chinese Super League
Henry Chen Oct. 25, 2016
Following a close encounter in the previous round of the Chinese Super League, Shandong Luneng finished their battle on Tuesday 25th October with a three-nil verdict.
The Importance of Match Practice in Table Tennis
Matt Hetherington, MHTableTennis.com Oct. 25, 2016
In any competitive sport at higher levels the main goal is to play well and to win in competition and table tennis is no different.
'I’d work on player’s potential rather than weaknesses'
A. Joseph Antony, Sportstar Live Oct. 25, 2016
'India should become the epicentre of training for its players, who go abroad randomly. The game shouldn’t be seen merely as hand skills but as a very athletic sport that requires high fitness levels.'
Historic 2016 ITTF World Cups
ITTF Oct. 25, 2016
The Liebherr 2016 Men's World Cup and Seamaster 2016 Women's World Cup were historic for many different reasons.
Tactics for beating a one wing attacker
Tom Lodziak Oct. 25, 2016
Some players have a very strong side (i.e. forehand) and a relatively weak side (i.e. backhand). They are often called ‘one-wing attackers’, as they will only attack with their strong side.
Ryu Seung Min - The Best Footwork Of All Time (Traditional Penhold King)
Top 8 TT Oct. 25, 2016
Ryu Seung-min plays penhold style. Unlike players like Ma Lin and Wang Hao, Ryu never uses the backside of his blade. Ryu relies on his outstanding footwork, explosive forehand loops and drives to win points. His top ranking was world number 2 in September 2004.
What makes a top Table Tennis player
Eli Baraty Oct. 25, 2016
Everyone has a different definition of what a ‘top player’ is. You may view it as no.1 in your local club, or as one of these in your country,or even possibly as top 10 on the world rankings list.
2016 World Cadet Challenge Commences Action in Shanghai
ITTF Oct. 25, 2016
Action has commenced for the 2016 ITTF World Cadet Challenge with world’s best under-15 players gathering in the Chinese city of Shanghai from 24 – 29 October 2016 to fight it out for their first world title.