Table Tennis

Top young talent descends on China for World Junior Table Tennis Championships

By Paul Osborne 

Yuto Muramatsu will be among the favourites to take gold in the boy's singles at the Wisdom 2014 World Junior Table Tennis Championships ©Getty ImagesThe world's best young table tennis stars have descended upon Shanghai this week as they bid to be crowned world champions at the Wisdom 2014 World Junior Table Tennis Championships.

Armani Hotel in Dubai set to host 2014 ITTF Star Awards

By Paul Osborne

The Armani Hotel in Dubai will host the 2014 ITTF Star Awards ©ITTFDubai's Armani Hotel as been named as the venue for the 2014 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Star Awards.

Prize money withdrawn from table tennis champion to go towards new Fair Play Award

By Nick Butler 

Zhang Jike was stripped of his prize money after his impromptu victory celebration ©ITTFPrize money withheld from Chinese superstar Zhang Jike after his exuberant celebrations following his International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Cup victory last month will be donated towards "promoting fairplay" in the sport, it has been revealed. 

Hosts Portugal shock top seeds Germany to win men's European Team Table Tennis Championship

By Zjan Shirinian

Marcos Freitas led from the front by winning both of his finals matches against German opponents ©AFP/Getty ImagesPortugal's men have made history by winning the TMS 2014 European Team Table Tennis Championships on home soil for the first time.

USA Table Tennis appoint new chief executive

By Daniel Etchells

Gordon Kaye has been appointed USA Table Tennis USATT chief executive ©USATTUSA Table Tennis (USATT) has announced the appointment of Gordon Kaye, a member of the governing body since 2009, as its new chief executive.

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.
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