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When you run a table tennis club you have to know how to attract and retain members. So how do you do that? Find out here...
The ITTF World Tour 2013 is expanded to include the Americas, with USA hosting a tournament for the first time.
Cheshunt and District Table Tennis League is based in Hertfordshire, England, just outside London. The league is affiliated to The English Table Tennis
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The table tennis world ranking list - when is it published? How is it compiled? Who are the best table tennis players? Find out here ...
The World Championships 2013. Get the Women's Doubles table tennis results here...
The World Table Tennis Championships 2013. Mens Singles. Get the results here...
The World Championships first started in 1926. So which players have been World Table Tennis Championships Medal Winners? Find out here.
Congratulations to Chen Chien-An and Chuang Chih-Yuan (Chinese Taipei), winners of the men's doubles at the 2013 World Championships today.
Congratulations to Li Xiaoxia of China, winner of the women's singles at the 2013 World Championships today.
The World Table Tennis Championships 2013. Get the Men's Doubles results here...
The World Table Tennis Championships 2013. Get the Women's Singles results here...
Congratulations to North Korean duo of Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong, winners of the mixed doubles at the 2013 World Championships today.
They beat the South Korean duo of Lee Sangsu and Park Youngsook by four games to two.
The World Table Tennis Championships 2013. Mixed Doubles. Get the results here...
Adham Sharara has been re-elected as the ITTF President today at the 2013 ITTF Annual General Meeting in Paris, France.
He overcame the challenge from European Table Tennis Union President Stefano BOSI and will add 4 more years to the 14 that he has already served in ITTF's top job.
Adham Sharara received 149 votes and Stefano Bosi 53 votes.
Adham Sharara said:"I am extremly pleased that as expected, the delegates of the AGM understood the importance of my work and understood very clearly our future plans.
The overwhelming support for my team and myself gives us extra motivatiion to try as hard as possible to make sure table tennis is in the top 5 sports in the world."
A record number of table tennis players from every possible corner of the globe have descended onto Paris, France for the LIEBHERR 2013 World Table Tennis Championships.
449 Men and 352 Women (801 in total) representing 127 associations ensures Paris surpasses the record set by last individual championships hosted in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2011 which saw 678 players from 114 associations battle it out for gold.
ITTF President Adham Sharara said: "These impressive numbers are a credit to our strong development program that we have been running for the past 10 years. More people and more countries than ever are now playing table tennis."
Antigua and Barbuda are the latest addition to the World Table Tennis Championships family, participating in the event for the first time by entering 2 men into the singles.
The World Table Tennis Championships sees the top 64 seeded players getting direct access into the main draw which starts on Wednesday, while the rest of the players fight it out in the qualification rounds to claim the remaining 64 spots in the 128 main knockout draw.
The global nature of the event was portrayed by some of the matches that only a table tennis event could provide, such as: Tajikistan v Uganda, Moldova v Madagascar, Turkmenistan v Nepal and many more.
For many of the players it's a realization of a lifelong dream to play at a World Table Tennis Championships, especially in the iconic 12,000 seat Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy.
"I was so excited; it's my first World Championships, my first time in such a big arena", said Thailand's Tamolwan Khekhuan. "I was so nervous."
In addition to the record amount of players, 248 journalists from 38 countries and over 200 TV rights holders have been accredited for the 52nd edition of the World Table Tennis Championships making it truly a global spectacle.
You can keep up to date with all the results right here.
I was playing the other night and my opponent wore glasses. In the middle of a rally (at quite a crucial point in the game) my opponent's glasses flew
If, in a group match, the losing player withdraws from the competition, does the winning player forfeit that game? ----- Martin's Reply ----- The
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European Table Tennis Union President Stefano Bosi has surprised the table tennis world by announcing that he will challenge Adham Sharara for the position of President of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) in May 2013.
Adham Sharara, the current President of the ITTF, had already announced that he will seek re-election as President for one last term, having first been elected in 1999.
Stefano Bosi was the Italian Association's Chairman from 1990 to 2004 and has been the President of the European Table Tennis Union since 1996.
This will be an interesting contest but I think Adham Sharara will win.
The Russian Table Tennis Centre - claimed to be the largest in Europe - has opened in Orenburg.
It holds 36 table tennis tables and up to 960 people a day can play there.
My table tennis question relates to the rules about touching the table tennis table. Can you tell me, when playing table tennis and I touch the table,
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I am in doubt who would gain a point if ... 'the service ball bounces once on my court and two times on my opponent's court'. My friends say that as
2013 ITTF World Tour - Euro Africa Challenger Series
Abdel-Kader Salifou of France won the Men’s Singles title at the ITTF-World Tour Egypt Open in Cairo on Sunday 24th March 2013.
Abdel-Kader Salifou, the number 3 seed, beat Spain’s Marc Duran, the number 4 seed 11-7, 7-11, 12-14, 11-3, 11-7, 4-11, 11-5.
You mentioned that if you play with a penhold grip and you only use rubber on one side of your blade, you can leave the other side of your blade uncovered,
I have a table tennis question for you that I can't find the answer to. When we are playing a game, what happens if we hit the bat on the table? Is
Keep up to date with all the top table tennis events. Here's a list of events in 2013 which count for World Ranking points.
I have a table tennis table (Butterfly 18mm indoor) and I want to convert it to an outdoor table tennis table. What paint is needed? Also what about
When playing table tennis, if you have game point, is it automatically your opponent's serve or can you win a game by serving? Please can you clarify
I wish to restore my 15 years old professional grade table tennis table. No one can provide me with an answer. I called Australia Table Tennis Academy,
The 2016 Olympics Games takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 5 to 21 August 2016. But who are the table tennis equipment suppliers?
You mention that it's one of the oldest rules that play should be continuous - apart from within the rules that players may have a 1 minute time out and
Tom from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA asks...
Martin, I see players after the end of a point go over to the edge of the table closest to the net and put their racket hand flat on the table. What is the purpose of this?
----- Martin's Reply -----
The players are wiping the sweat / perspiration from their hands.
Because you are now only allowed to use a towel after every 6 points, players use the table surface instead.
The ITTF recently said that they were going to try to discourage this, but they do not seem to be doing anything yet.
However, for many players it just becomes a habit or another ritual they perform during a match, and many players don't even realise that they're doing it so often, until it's pointed out to them.
Also, some players do it in order to slow the game down, as it takes a few moments to wipe your hand and then return to the end of the table ready to serve or receive.
The umpires should be stopping players from doing it.
Is there any table tennis rule which covers when a player calls out or shouts out during a rally? If it is loud enough to possibly have put his opponent
Is the opponent allowed to have their racket on your side of the table (hit the ball on your side of the net)? This could happen if I were to hit the
I have a question about volleying the ball when playing table tennis. Can a player return the ball before it bounces on their court? What do the rules
My question is about table tennis paddles. Is it legal to use a sandpaper covered paddle? Can you tell me what the rules say about sandpaper table tennis
My table tennis question relates to what the rules say regarding the service. When you are serving, do you have to send the ball in between your opponent's
The English Table Tennis Association (ETTA) have just announced that Stephen Foster is the winner of the South West Region Young Coach of the Year award.
Steve is a talented player and coach and you'll have seen him in action right here on my web site - if you've watched any of my videos on this site.
However, if you've missed out on seeing Steve in action, take a look at the section on my web site all about How to Play Table Tennis. It starts here...
You're sure to pick up a few good tips to help your game.
The ETTA announcement says:
"Here is a summary of the valued work Stephen does in the Dorset area.
Alongside Stephen individually coaching a lot of Bournemouth's aspiring Juniors who have soared up the rankings in recent months, he has also made great advances in developing table tennis at Bournemouth University. Here he coaches the University Squad and also runs weekly social sessions. This year the University entered the BUCS league again and look to being promoted up a division at the end of the season.
Steve, along with his regular work at Branksome and Bournemouth Sports TTC, also visits clubs to help them develop. These include Harewood, Ringwood, Waterside and Southampton West.
Steve has also coached the Bournemouth ETTA development and high performance sessions, YDT and South and South West Regional Training.
South West regional coach Paul Whiting and the regional committee would like to congratulate Stephen on winning this award which Stephen fully deserves. It is also pleasing for the future of the region to see a young coach devoting so much of his time to table tennis coaching."
I have a table tennis question about the rules of table tennis. What happens if the ball touches the side (not the corner) of the table while returning
I would like to know what would be the minimum height for a home table tennis room. Thank you for all the information in your website. Thanks and please
I thought that there was a rule in table tennis about not stamping when serving. I can't find any mention of this in the rules. Do you know of anything?
2013 ITTF World Tour - Super Series
Ma Long (China) beat Yan An (China) in the Men's Singles final at the 2013 Qatar Open on Sunday 24 February 2013.
Ma Long won a high class match in seven exhilarating games 11-9, 11-3, 10-12, 10-12, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9
2013 ITTF World Tour - Super Series
Four Chinese players, Xu Xin, Ma Long, Wang Hao and Yan An all easily reached the semi final stage at the 2013 Qatar Open on Saturday 23 February 2013.
None of them were extended in any of their games and in the quarter finals the results were...
Xu Xin (China) beat Chuang Chih-Yuan (Chinese Taipei) 4-0
Ma Long (China) beat Dimitrij Ovtcharov (Germany) 4-1
Wang Hao (China) beat Patrick Baum (Germany) 4-0
Yan An (China) defeated Zhang Jike (China) 2-0 retired injured
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