Table Tennis

New International Table Tennis Federation President Weikert reveals vision for future

By Zjan Shirinian

Thomas Weikert (right) is taking over the Presidential reins from Adham Sharara (left) ©AFP/Getty ImagesNew International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Thomas Weikert has given his vision for the future of the game as he today officially steps into the well-worn shoes of Adham Sharara.

Exclusive: ITTF target mixed doubles competition at Tokyo 2020

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Liu Gaoyang teamed up with Fan Zhendong to win mixed team gold for China at Nanjing 2014 ©Nanjing 2014International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) chief executive Judit Farago wants to get mixed doubles added to the Olympic programme for Tokyo 2020.

International Table Tennis Federation makes the switch to plastic balls

By Emily Goddard

ITTF sanctioned events will now be conducted with plastic balls ©Remy Gros/ITTF The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced that all its sanctioned and World Title events will now be played using plastic composite balls instead of the traditional celluloid ball.

Baggaley aiming to peak at right time as he chases more table tennis Commonwealth medal success

By Gary Anderson at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Andrew Baggaley is aiming to continue his prolific run of medals at Commonwealth Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesEngland's Andrew Baggaley is aiming to peak at the right time in Glasgow as he chases a third Commonwealth Games table tennis gold medal at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.

International Table Tennis Federation appoints Rightster to boost YouTube channel

By Emily Goddard

The International Table Tennis Federation has appointed Rightster to boost its YouTube channel ©Rightster The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced it is teaming up with Rightster to develop the sport's dedicated YouTube channel. 

ITTF to "wait and see" on whether Grand Finals in Bangkok will go ahead after military takeover

By Nick Butler

Prospects of sporting events being held in Thailand later this year are in doubt following the military coup launched this week ©Getty ImagesInternational Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Adhan Sharara has insisted they will "wait and see" how events in Thailand pan out before taking a decision on whether to move the season-ending Grand Finals to a different location.

Bangkok to host 2014 World Tour Grand Finals despite army imposing martial law

By Paul Osborne

The ITTF has allocated a number of its major competitions during the recent ZEN-NOH World Championships in Tokyo ©Remy Gros/ITTFBangkok has been awarded the 2014 World Tour Grand Finals after the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) despite the army today imposing martial law in the Thai capital. 

ITTF equals FIVB for most National Association members of any sport

By Paul Osborne

The ITTF now has 220 National Associations which is the equal most of any sport in the world ©Getty ImagesThe International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) now has the joint-most National Associations after Mali and the US Virgin Islands joined its ranks.

Table tennis legend Samsonov re-elected chairman of ITTF Athletes' Commission

By Zjan Shirinian

Vladimir Samsonov has been re-elected chairman of the International Table Tennis Federation Athletes' Commission ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesTable tennis legend Vladimir Samsonov has been re-elected chairman of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Athletes' Commission.
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