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Coaching Tip of the Week: Strategic Tactics Tactical thinking is what you do to win now; Strategic Thinking is what you do to develop your game in the long run. You need both; here are two articles on this:. But there is also what I call Strategic Tactics. What are they?

ITTF Czech Open Another World Tour event is about to start and Welsh number 1 Charlotte Carey is in Olomouc to try and get more wins to push her up the World Rankings. To do that Charlotte will have to beat Japan's Narumoto who is currently at 290 on the latest list.

Lowri on the podium The 30th Borussia Dusseldorf Andro Kids competition took place this week and Wales’ Lowri Hurd was participating. Lowri won all her matches in her group and then proceeded to play a Polish op…

Tomokazu Harimoto wins Bulgaria Open for first title of season Tomokazu Harimoto defeated China's Zhao Zihao in the men's final of the Bulgaria Open on Sunday, claiming his first title on the ITTF World Tour this season.

Ping Pong Diplomacy: Team China visit USA! - International Table Tennis Federation Ping Pong Diplomacy was on show on Sunday 18th August, as US and China players joined together for practice and doubles exhibition matches at Collins Court, UCLA, in Los Angeles. Not only were the two teams reinforcing their historical bond, but also rival Collegiate table tennis teams University of California and University of Southern…

The big winners in Bulgaria… - International Table Tennis Federation By James Francis Tomokazu HARIMOTO defeated ZHAO Zihao to get his hands on the men’s singles gold medal after CHEN Xingtong overcame HE Zhuojia in an all-Chinese women’s singles final. The results wrapped up an exciting six days in eastern Europe, which produced…

Online helpdesk launched for our new platforms Table Tennis England has launched a new online help centre to provide information about the TT Leagues and TT Memberships platforms. It aims to be a one-stop service to help individual members, Clubs and Leagues to navigate their way around the platforms, which were both launched at the start if this season.

U.S. Juniors and Cadets Excel in El Salvador The 2019 El Salvador Junior and Cadet Open, an ITTF Junior Circuit Event, was held this week in San Salvador. Eight players made the trip to represent the USA. The tournament featured six junior events, six cadet events, and two mini-cadet events.

From player to coach, Manjit Dua's world still revolves around Table Tennis The unassuming table tennis player Manjit Dua, on picking and coaching talent, a successful personal and professional journey, and how his only regret is not getting the Padma Shri.

WAB CLUB FEATURE: PongPlanet PongPlanet is a full-time table tennis club with a variety of programs for adults and juniors of all levels. The club is located in San Carlos, California, about half way between San Francisco and San Jose, just off the 101 on the West side of bay.

Bulgaria Open Recap: Harimoto's First Win of 2019 The 2019 ITTF World Tour, ASAREL Bulgaria Open was played this week in Panagyurishte. This was a good week for Butterfly player Tomokazu Harimoto. Japan's 16-year-old phenom entered the tournament as the top seed and did not disappoint. He spread out three lost games over the four matches leading to the Final.

Table Tennis Team Confident Of Clinching Medals In Morocco The Ghana national Table Tennis team is hopeful of winning medals at the 12th African Games. The team that departed over the weekend are in high hopes and top seed, Derek Abrefa says they are going to make the name of Ghana great at the Games.

WATCH: Kyle Schwarber plays ping-pong, does push-ups with Little League player - As part of the pregame festivities at the third annual MLB Little League Classic, Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber engaged in a game of ping-pong and a lighthearted push-up competition with a little leaguer at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Welcome Cris Jacobs & John Kadlecik At Hot August Music Festival W/ Cris Jacobs on Guitar. w/ Cris Jacobs and John Kadlecik on Guitars.

Tomokazu Harimoto and Chen Xingtong win in Bulgaria - International Table Tennis Federation By Ian Marshall, Editor A difference but both had factors in common, most notably the speed of their play and being able to answer the speed of their opponents. Men’s Singles…………Tomokazu Harimoto, after holding two match points in the fifth game, beat China’s Zhao Zihao in six games…

Harmeet Desai, Ayhika Mukherjee win titles at UTT-South Zone Championships Harmeet Desai beat Sushmit Sriram while Ayhika Mukherjee came out blazing against a fighting Selenadeepthi Selvakumar in the women’s final of the South Zone national ranking championships.

TABLE TENNIS: Japan's prodigy Harimoto claims third World Tour win in Bulgaria The story of Japan's Tomokazu Harimoto is an amazing one, showcased on Sunday with his 4-2 victory over China's Zihao Zhao in the finals of the Bulgaria Open in Panagyurishte. It's not that Harimoto won the tournament; it's his third win on the World Tour, following victories in 2017 and 2018.

New names defy world order, book last eight places - International Table Tennis Federation By Ian Marshall, Editor Jean Parra secured his quarter-final place courtesy of success against Peru’s Renzo Zeballos, the player who had caused a major opening round upset by beating Canada’s Alexander Bu, the no.3 seed. A hard fought second round success for Jean Parra but…

Tawny Banh Joins Butterfly Tawny Banh Joins Butterfly. This week, Bowmar Sports announced that Tawny Banh, coach of Los Angeles Table Tennis Association, has again signed with the Bowmar Sports Butterfly Team.

Table Tennis Balls Market includes Data Source and Consumption Growth Rate by Application 2019-2024 Global "Table Tennis Balls Market" 2019-2024 report categorizes the market based on regions, manufacturers, type and application. It also covers different industries consumer's info, which is very important for the manufacturers.

Day Four: 2019 ITTF World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open - International Table Tennis Federation Chinese domestic kicks off final day Women’s Singles: Semi-finals China’s He Zhuojia and Wu Yang were involved in the first match of the final day here in Panagyurishte, as the 20-year old Zhuojia had to dig deep to reach the finals. Despite her unorthodox but consistent chopping style, Yang could…

Ping-pong Bats Market is projected to growth at High CAGR during the forecast period up to 2024 Report Name: - Global Ping-pong Bats Market Growth 2019-2024. Ping-pong Bats Market report embarks with industry overview which interprets value chain structure, industrial environment along with regional analysis, application, market size, and forecast.

Mixed fortunes, dramatic defeat for Jun Mizutani - International Table Tennis Federation By Ian Marshall, Editor Likewise for colleagues Yukiya Uda and Kazuhiro Yoshimura there was disappointment in the men’s doubles event, as there was in the women’s doubles for Miu Hirano and Saki Shibata; both had to settle for runners up spots.

Quadri Aruna topples Jun Mizutani to reach semi-finals - International Table Tennis Federation By Simon Daish Starting his men’s singles campaign with a fine 4-3 victory over China’s Ma Te ; in round two Quadri Aruna went on to claim a major scalp, by the same score-line eliminating seventh seed Wong Chun Ting. Aruna’s reward…

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