Nigeria’s Quadri Ends 2017 At Number 21 In Latest ITTF Rankings

Aruna Quadri set a new personal record for Nigeria and himself as the Nigerian is now ranked 21 in the end-of-the-year ITTF ranking released on Thursday December 7 by the world table tennis ruling body. Quadri has now dwarfed his best of 25th in the ranking to displace Egypt’s Omar Assar as the continent’s highest…

NTTF Set For National Open, Commonwealth Trials

All is now set for the 2017 Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) national open cum Commonwealth Games trials holding on December 11 to 16 at the National Stadium in Lagos. According to the Assistant Secretary of NTTF, Adedayo Adeosun, athletes would compete for honours in 18 events including para athletes who will compete in eight…

China Sweeps Gold at 2017 ITTF World Junior Championships

China has reinstated its supremacy at the 2017 World Junior Table Tennis Championships, sweeping all seven titles (Boys’ Singles, Girls’ Singles, Boys’ Doubles, Girls’ Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Boys’ Team and Girls’ Team) available, after winning only the Girls’ Singles title at the last edition of the event in 2016. Top seed in the Boys’ Singles,…

ITTF Announces Equipment Partnerships for Team World Cup

The International Table Tennis Federation is happy to announce three new equipment partnerships for the upcoming 2018 Team World Cup to be held in London England on 22-25 February 2018, as well as the 2019 edition. The showpiece of any table tennis event, the table will be provided by the newly formed company San-Ei TIBHARR….

World’s Biggest Table Tennis Tour Opens Bids for 2019

Set to be the biggest and best table tennis World Tour in history; more prize money, better sports presentation and more television distribution than ever before, bids are now open for the most lucrative table tennis tour: the 2019 ITTF World Tour. It is a fantastic global promotion opportunity for cities and countries to be…

Quadri, Abiodun Inspire Sporting To Quarterfinal of ETTU Champions League

For the first time in Portuguese history, two Nigerians – Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun have made history as the first Africans to aid the qualification of Portuguese table tennis champions – Sporting to the quarterfinal stage of the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) Champions League. The Lisbon-based team made their debut in the lucrative…

Nigeria’s Olajide Omotayo Inches Closer To Main Draw Of Spanish Open

Olajide Omotayo continues to improve in every tournament and this was reflected in his performance at the ongoing ITTF Challenge Spanish Open as the former national junior champion on Wednesday November 22 put a step forward in his bid to make it to the main draw of the men’s singles. Aware of what it means…

Nigeria’s Quadri Battles Portugal’s Freitas in ETTU Champions League

The only African and Nigerian featuring in the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) Champions League, Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri will be leading Sporting against Portugal’s Marcos Freitas team – France’s Pontoise Cergy in the third round of the lucrative league on Thursday November 23 in Lisbon. Quadri who finished among the top eight in the men’s…

ITTF Announces Top 16 for Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals

The ITTF has announced the 2017 ITTF World Tour Standings for the top 16 Men’s & Women’s players on the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour who have now qualified for the US$1,000,000 Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from 14-17 December 2017. The Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour…

Nigeria’s Olajide Omotayo Battles For Main Draw At Spanish Open

Having put his inability to make it to the main draw at previous tournament, Olajide Omotayo is hoping to put this behind him as he begins campaigns in the preliminary of the Spanish Open which serves off on Wednesday November 22. To negotiate his way into the main draw, Olajide Omotayo will have to contend…