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Advanced Table Tennis Serve

Ready to play an advanced table tennis serve? Get the best table tennis tips and techniques here...

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ITTF World Tour 2019

The ITTF World Tour 2019. Where the best players in the world compete for the biggest money prizes.

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How To Play The Table Tennis Forehand Smash

Want to discover how to play the table tennis forehand smash? Watch my instructional videos.

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Table Tennis Techniques - Spin

Spin - the hidden side of table tennis. Discover how to impart spin and how to return spin shots.

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World Cup - Table Tennis

The World Cup was originally an invitational event for 16 of the world's top players. But who qualifies for this prestigious table tennis event now?

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Table Tennis Techniques - The Block Stroke

Get my top table tennis techniques to help you improve your block stroke. Are your reflexes quick enough?

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Official Table Tennis Rules Explained - The Serve

What do the official table tennis rules say about the serve? What is a legal serve? Why do the rules keep changing? Find out here...

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Table Tennis World Ranking

The table tennis world ranking list - when is it published? How is it compiled? Who are the best table tennis players? Find out here...

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Table Tennis Net Question

Is it OK if the ball hits the net post and then bounces on the opponent's court? Also, is it OK if the ball hits the top of the net twice and then falls

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Table Tennis Question about crossing the net to play a shot

Are you allowed to cross the net to play a shot in table tennis?

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Table Tennis Question about ball spinning back over the net

Can you tell me who wins the point when the ball spins back over the net without the other player touching it?

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Table Tennis Question about Sandpaper Rackets

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

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Table Tennis Question - Placement of service

When you are serving, do you have to send the ball in between your opponent's corners of the table?

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Table Tennis Rules - White Lines, Edges and Sides ... are they in or out?

What do the table tennis rules say about whether the ball is in or out when it hits the white lines, net or edges of the table? Find out here...

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Table Tennis Doubles Rules Explained

What are the table tennis doubles rules? Are they the same as for playing singles? Find out here...

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China's Champions

The chinese women are the best in the World.
See why...

Europe's Elite

Watch Europe's Elite in full flow.

Dimitrij Ovtcharov (Germany) v Vladimir Samsonov (Belarus)

Ovtcharov is a former World Number 1 and Samsonov is a former World Number 2.

Best Players, Best Rallies

Anyone can play table tennis, but only the best players in the World can play like this...

Featuring...
Xu Xin (China) v Ma Long (China)
Chuang Chih-Yuan (Chinese Taipei) v Kristian Karlsson (Sweden)
Jang Woojin (South Korea) v Dimitrij Ovtcharov (Germany)
Lee Sangsu (South Korea) v Timo Boll (Germany)
Jeoung Youngsik (South Korea) v Patrick Franziska (Germany)
Xu Xin (China) v Patrick Franziska (Germany)

Play of the Day!

Anyone can play table tennis, but only the best players in the World can play like this...

Watch Cheng I-Ching (Chinese Taipei) and Kasumi Ishikawa (Japan) play at incredible speed close to the table...

Shot of the Year!

When the best players in the world come out to play, you get fantastic shots like this...

2020 Olympic Games Table Tennis Sponsors

Who sponsors the Olympic Games and who are the 2020 Olympic Games Table Tennis sponsors? Find out here...

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2020 Olympic Games Table Tennis Schedule

Where and when do the 2020 Olympic Games table tennis schedule get underway? Find out here...

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2020 Olympic Games Mascots for the Summer Olympics

The 2020 Olympic Games mascots have been unveiled. Find out about Miraitowa and Someity here...

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2020 Olympic Games Medals for Table Tennis

The 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games medals have been unveiled. Here are all the details...

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European Table Tennis Championships 2019 - Womens Team Event Results

The European Table Tennis Championships 2019 were held in Nante, France from 3-8 September. Get all the details and results for the Women's Team event here...

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European Table Tennis Championships 2019 - Mens Team Event Results

The European Table Tennis Championships 2019 were held in Nante, France from 3-8 September. Get all the details and results for the Men's Team event here...

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European Championships - Table Tennis

The European Championships are the premier table tennis tournament in Europe. Get all the details and results here.

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Hockley Table Tennis Club

Hockley Table Tennis Club is in England, situated in South-East Essex, about 10 minutes away from Southend-on-Sea. The club was formed in 2009, when

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Dun Laoire Table Tennis Club

Dun Laoire Table Tennis Club is based in Dun Laoghaire, a seaside town about 12km from Dublin city centre in Ireland. We operate out of Rathdown Secondary

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Authorised Racket Coverings - List of Authorised Table Tennis Rubbers

Which racket coverings are authorised by the ITTF? Find out here...

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Table Tennis Events 2019 - World Ranking Events Calendar

Keep up to date with all the top table tennis events. Here's a list of events in 2019 which count for World Ranking points.

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Table Tennis Question about Let Serves

I know it is a let when the serve hits the net, but how many chances do you get to serve again?

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Table Tennis Question about types and colours of rubbers

My question is about the difference between types and colours of table tennis rubbers

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Table Tennis Question - When should the umpire call the score?

Can you tell me when the umpire should call the score

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Table Tennis Question - Serve hitting lines or edges

Can you tell me what happens when the serve hits a line or edge of the table

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World Table Tennis Championships Medal Winners

The World Championships first started in 1926. So which players have been World Table Tennis Championships Medal Winners? Find out here.

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World Championships 2019 - Table Tennis - Womens Doubles Results

The World Championships 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. Get the Women's Doubles table tennis results here...

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World Championships 2019 - Table Tennis - Mens Singles Results

The World Championships 2019 takes place in Budapest, Hungary from 21-28 April. Get all the Mens Singles results here...

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World Championships 2019 - Table Tennis - Womens Singles Results

The World Championships 2019 in Budapest, Hungary from 21-28 April. Get all the Womens Singles results here...

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World Championships 2019 - Table Tennis - Mens Doubles Results

The World Championships 2019 in Budapest, Hungary from 21-28 April. Get all the Mens Doubles results here...

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World Championships 2019 - Table Tennis - Mixed Doubles Results

The World Table Tennis Championships 2019 Mixed Doubles. Get all the results here...

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Table Tennis Officials Question

Can you tell me who are the table tennis officials and what are their duties? What do the umpires of table tennis have to do?

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2019 World Table Tennis Championships

The 2019 World Table Tennis Championships take place in Budapest, Hungary from 21-28 April 2019. Get all the details here.

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Rules in Table Tennis

Some of the rules in table tennis are very complex, particularly the service rules. So let's answer some common questions about the serve.

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Maties Table Tennis Club, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Maties Table Tennis Club is part of the University of Stellenbosch in Western Cape, South Africa

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Europe Top 16 Cup

Dimitrij Ovtcharov (Germany) and Petrissa Solja (Germany) have won the Men's and Women's Singles titles at the China Construction Bank 2019 ITTF Europe Top 16 Cup on Sunday 3rd February in Montreux, Switzerland.

Ovtcharov beat Vladimir Samsonov (Belarus) 4-3 and Solja beat Bernadette Szocs (Romania) 4-3.

Timo Boll (Germany) beat Daniel Habesohn (Austria) to take third place in the men's singles, whilst Sofia Polcanova (Austria) beat Natalia Partyka (Poland) to take third place in the women's singles.

Table Tennis Net

Top tips to help you choose your ideal table tennis net. Discover what you need to know before you buy a net and post set.

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Table Tennis Manufacturers - Tables authorised by the ITTF

Which table tennis manufacturers tables are authorised?

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40mm Table Tennis Balls

Top tips to help you choose your ideal 40mm table tennis balls. Part 2 - What criteria do ITTF approved 40mm balls have to meet.

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