Star-studded ITTF China Open Begins Action in Chengdu

The Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum China Open that begins action today 22 June to 15 June 2017 promises to be a star-studded event with the world’s top table tennis players on show. Less than a month after the conclusion of the Liebherr 2017 World Table Tennis Championships, the world’s best table tennis stars…

ITTF Names Referee Team For Nigeria Open

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has named a three-man referee team for the 2017 ITTF World Tour tagged Nigeria Open holds at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The ITTF World Tour Coordinator, Emese Barsai said the team would be led by Algeria’s Abdallah Boudjahem who will serve as the tournament’s referee. South Africa’s…

16 Year Old Sun Yingsha Wins ITTF Japan Open Title on Debut

16-year-old SUN Yingsha (CHN) has defied all odds to take the Women’s Singles title from world number five CHEN Meng (CHN) at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Lion Japan Open today, 18 June 2017 in Tokyo. Playing in her first senior event, SUN started her giant slaying spree in Tokyo, eliminating world number four…

Ma Long Looking For First Ever Japan Open Title

Reigning World & Olympic Champion MA Long (CHN) looks at claiming his first ever ITTF World Tour Japan Open Singles title at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum, LION Japan Open begins today 16 June, till 18 June in Tokyo, Japan. Despite having dominated the international table tennis scene since winning at the Qoros…

ITTF World Tour Partners with GoDaddy

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), governing body for all international table tennis associations, today announced a sponsorship agreement with GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. Both companies will be working together to promote Table Tennis events in countries globally. GoDaddy branding will be featured at sponsored events beginning in…

Table Tennis Mixed Doubles Added to Tokyo 2020

Mixed Doubles has been added to the Table Tennis Olympic programme for Tokyo 2020, which was announced at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Committee meeting in Lausanne today. The Mixed Doubles event has been a constant fixture in ITTF’s World Championships since 1926, and will now make its first Olympic appearance at Tokyo 2020….

Olympic Champion MA Long Defends Title at ITTF World Championships

Rio 2016 Olympic Champion MA Long (CHN) has successfully defended his Men’s Singles title at the Liebherr 2017 World Table Tennis Championships today, 5 June 2017, in one of the most enthralling Gold medal matches in World Championships history! The world number one faced off 20-year-old FAN Zhendong (CHN), ranked second in the World, in…

13 Year Old Harimoto Continues Dream Run at ITTF World Championships

13-year-old Tomokazu HARIMOTO (JPN) has continued his dream run at the Liebherr 2017 World Table Tennis Championships to become the youngest ever player to make it to top eight at a World Championships. Only playing in his first World Championships, the Japanese wonder boy has had an incredible tournament so far, sensationally upsetting Rio 2016…

Nigeria’s Oladapo Gets ITTF Merit Award

Nigeria’s Olabanji Oladapo (left) with ITTF President, Thomas Weikert during the presentation in Dusseldorf, Germany on Wednesday May 31, 2017.. For his meritorious service to table tennis in Africa, Nigeria’s Olabanji Oladapo has been honoured with a Merit Award by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). The award was presented to Oladapo during the Annual…

Weikert Elected As ITTF President

Thomas WEIKERT (GER) has been elected as the ITTF President by the ITTF Annual General Meeting (AGM) today in Dusseldorf, Germany. The incumbent President WEIKERT from Germany defeated Belgium’s Jean-Michel SAIVE 118 votes to 90 to extend his time as ITTF President for another four years. Thomas WEIKERT, who was appointed President in 2014 when…

African Table Tennis Stars Begin Campaign in Dusseldorf

The best African players will on Wednesday May 31, begin their campaign for honours in the men and women singles event of the 2017 ITTF World Championships holding in Dusseldorf, Germany. From the best ranked African – Aruna Quadri, the journey to the podium will ignite the venue of the championship as the 2014 ITTF…

The World Comes Together Through Table Tennis in Dusseldorf

Action for the Liebherr 2017 World Championships has commenced, 29 May 2017, at the Messe Düsseldorf, Germany, with the table tennis stars from all around the world fighting for a spot in the main draw in the singles and doubles events. Gathering 617 table tennis stars from 108 countries around the globe, the Liebherr 2017…