I’m Indebted To Lagos Fans – Omar Assar

For the support he has always enjoyed whenever he is playing in Lagos, Egypt’s Omar Assar believes the fans played a crucial role in his triumph at the ITTF Nigeria Open ‘Lagos 2017’. The Egyptian who made history as the first player to win the men’s singles title thrice as well as staying unbeaten in…

Kazakhstan To Host The Seamaster 2017 World Tour Grand Finals

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is excited to announce that the one million dollar Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan on 14-17 December 2017. The most lucrative table tennis event on earth, the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals will welcome the top 15 Men’s and…

ITTF Opens Bidding Process for the 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is calling for expressions of interest to host the biggest table tennis event on earth, the 2020 ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships. Held since 1926, the World Table Tennis Championships is the biggest & most important table tennis event of year, with high historical significance and high interest…

Big Guns Enter Ring At 2017 Nigeria Open

The coast is now clear with the pretenders already separated from contenders as top seeds enter the fray today in the main draw of singles event of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open holding at Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria. Over 100 players competed in the preliminary round with the intention…

ITTF Nigeria Open 2017: Olajide Omotayo Unfazed By Presence Of Top Stars

As a junior player, 22-year-old Olajide Omotayo was a delight to watch and after working his way into the national team coupled with his scintillating performance at the 2017 World Championships in Germany, the Italy-based star is growing in confidence ahead of the 2017 ITTF Nigeria Open ‘Lagos 2017’. As an outsider, Olajide Omotayo fought…

2017 ITTF Nigeria Open: Cecilia Akpan Ready to Halt Foreign Dominance

When the ITTF Nigeria Open was test run in 2013 as Lagos Classics, Cecilia Akpan claimed the women’s singles title but since then she can only boast of a silver medal in the women’s doubles event in 2015. With two days to the commencement of this year’s ITTF Nigeria Open “Lagos 2017”, the 31-year-old mother…

Slovenia To Host 2018 World Para Table Tennis Championships

The Slovenian towns of Celje and Lasko will be home to the 2018 World Para Table Tennis Championships from 15-21 October 2018. The World Para Table Tennis Championships, which started in 1990 in Assen, Netherlands, was held once every four years featuring both team and individual events, with its last edition in Beijing, China in…

Expect Fireworks At 2017 ITTF Nigeria Open – Li Ping

In 2009, Li Ping represented his country of birth – China and his partnership with compatriot – Cao Zhen claimed the mixed doubles title at the World Championships in Japan. Now he has changed nationality to Qatar and since switching to the gulf nation, Li Ping has won some ITTF Tours and now he will…

Retaining Title Won’t Be Easy In Lagos – Olah

With the quality of players coupled with the presence of Africa’s highest ranked star – Aruna Quadri, men’s singles defending champion, Finland’s Benedek Olah has admitted that retaining the title would be difficult at this year’s ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open “Lagos 2017”. The Finnish who won his first international title at the 2016 edition of…

I’ve Made Lagos My Fortress – Omar Assar

As the most successful player in the history of the championship and since the inception of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open in 2013, Egypt’s Omar Assar has been unbeaten apart from his absence in 2016, which paved way for Finland’s Benedek Olah to claim the men’s singles title. Omar Assar, who recently moved to Germany…

Quadri, Shao Are Top Seeds For Nigeria Open

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri and Portugal’s Jieni Shao are number one seeds in the men and women singles of the 2017 ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open ‘Lagos 2017. In the seeding list released at the weekend by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), Quadri who is ranked 29 in the world tops the men’s list while his…