Table Tennis

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.

England return to ITTF World Team Championships top tier after 17-year absence

By Paul Osborne

England's men ensured their return to the ITTF World Team Championship's top division with victory over Slovakia today ©ITTFEngland's men were among four teams to be promoted to the championship division of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Team Championships as they returned to the top tier for the first time in 17 years.

ITTF introduce changes to World Championship in bid to reduce Chinese domination

By Nick Butler

A series of changes were unveiled by the ITTF at their Board of Directors meeting ©ITTFA series of "significant decisions" on the future of the World Championships have been made by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Board of Directors in order to broaden the appeal of the event and allow more nations to challenge for medals.

Outgoing President Sharara voted ITTF's first ever chairman

By Zjan Shirinian

Adham Sharara (right) has been voted to the new position of chairman, with Thomas Weikert (left) to replace him as President in September ©ITTF/Remy GrosApril 30 - Outgoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Adham Sharara has been appointed the organisation's first ever chairman during a vote in Tokyo.

Exclusive: Sharara to step down as ITTF President to deal with China crisis

By Mike Rowbottom

Adham Sharara,President of the International Table Tennis Federation ©Getty ImagesApril 27 -  International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Adham Sharara has revealed to insidethegames he is to step down from his position in September to seek election to the newly created role of chairman in order, among other goals, to help generate increased competition to Chinese dominance in the sport.

World Team Table Tennis Championships set to be most viewed ITTF event in history

By Emily Goddard

The 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships promises to be the most viewed ITTF event in history ©ITTFApril 17 - This year's World Team Championships looks set to become the most viewed International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) event in history after the sport's governing body agreed media coverage deals in an unprecedented number of countries.

Japanese duo Ito and Hirano create table tennis history

By Paul Osborne

Japanese 13-year-olds Miu Hirano and Mima Ito have become the youngest World Tour gold medallist following victory in the women's doubles at the German Open ©ITTF/Action Images LivepicMarch 30 - History was made at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Super Series German Open today as Japanese duo Miu Hirano and Mima Ito became the youngest ever women's doubles pairing to win a gold medal at just 13.

Groups revealed for 2014 World Team Table Tennis Championships

By Paul Osborne

The Official Draw for the 2014 ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo ©ITTFMarch 15 - The draw for the 2014 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Team Championships took place in Tokyo today as the top squads from across the globe discovered who they would face in their bid for the title.
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