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5 Things we learnt from Day Two in Budapest - International Table Tennis Federation By Simon Daish Age isn’t a barrier In some sports athletes find that aging can take its toll on performance levels but not in table tennis as proven by Aleksandar Karakasevic, 43, and Michael Maze, 37, who met in a fantastic men’s singles group stage duel on Day Two.

Houston wins bid to host 2021 World Table Tennis Championships HOUSTON - Houston has won its bid to host the World Table Tennis Championships next year, organizers announced Monday. Officials at the Houston Sports Authority said this is the first time the championships will be held in the United States.

World Table Tennis C'ships: Three female Indian paddlers qualify Madhurika Patkar, Archana Kamath and Sutirtha Mukherjee won their final group matches on Monday. Archana fought back from losing the first two games to overcome Eva Odorova of Slovakia 4-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 while Madhurika blanked Catherine Spicer of Trinadad and Tobago 11-3, 11-8, 11-3, 11-6.

No More Excuses - Develop World-Class Serves with TNT If you develop a very good serve, then you get lots of follow-up shots, and so you develop a very good attack." You have to put in the Time. That means practice, practice, and more practice. But it has to be meaningful practice - if you just practice low-level serves, you'll end up with very polished low-level serves.

Top 10 Famous Table Tennis Players in India India has a long history of producing star table tennis players. Here is th elost of top 10 famous table tennis players in India.

The playlist that helps table tennis star Lily Zhang get match-ready Women's national table tennis team. Since then, she has become a four-time national champion and two-time Olympian, in 2012 and 2016. In March, Zhang, now 22, qualified for her third Pan American Games by winning the trials. We talked to Zhang about the music that gets her into the right headspace for such a focus-driven sport.

Mariana Sahakian enjoying the moment - International Table Tennis Federation By Olalekan Okusan, ITTF-Africa Press Officer Quite simply, it was for Mariana Sahakian, an experience never to be forgotten; especially her second match of table number one. “Despite losing two matches, I have enjoyed myself in Budapest particularly having the opportunity to play in the main hall was an experience I will not forget…

The World Table Tennis Championships is Coming to USA for the First Time in 2021! Houston, USA, have successfully won their bid to host the 2021 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships.

Best Moments from Day 1 - Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Review of Day 1 in Budapest!

Global Table Tennis Balls Market Research Analysis 2019 - DHS, Double Fish, Nittaku, STIGA, Andro, Xushaofa The report first analyzed the industrial basic scope such as definition, classification, industry policy, specification, application and news. Then the analysis of the industry chainhas been provided, which includes the upstream and downstream industry followed with the prominent market players.

Watch Live! ITTF's Annual General Meeting - International Table Tennis Federation Today from 09:00 until 18:00 the 2019 ITTF Annual General Meeting is being held in Budapest, on the occasion of the Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships. However, you do not need to be in the Hungarian capital to know what’s going on!

Full schedule in Accra, Hopes Week and Challenge next on agenda - International Table Tennis Federation By Ian Marshall, Editor A total of 16 players, 11 boys and 5 girls plus five coaches attended; in addition to Ghana, players travelled from Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Most importantly, a detailed schedule was arranged; coaching, coach education and competition forming the three basic elements.

ITTF AGM and Houston 2021 Bid LIVE Camps for Veterans and Members of Armed Forces with Disabilities ITTF AGM LIVE - 11:00am - 12:00pm HOUSTON 2021 WORLD Champs Bid Presentation.

Victor Liu Powers into the Main Draw in Budapest Victor Liu beats Segun Toriola and Ali Kanate to advance!

USA and China Celebrate Diplomacy and WTTC Bids Camps for Veterans and Members of Armed Forces with Disabilities The US and China delegations are putting diplomacy at the forefront of their visit here to Budapest for the 2019 World Table Tennis Championships, with the phrase "Friendship comes first, Competition comes second".

Aerial Ping Pong at the SCG No, I'm not talking about the Sydney Swans with this title. I'm talking about the Waratahs home game against the Rebels on Saturday which has been described by many as a "kickfest", particularly in the first half. When the ball is slippery, a minigame of "aerial ping pong" often results.

Show begins in Budapest for Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships! - International Table Tennis Federation This represents the last individual World Championships under the current format, before the new expanded playing system will be implemented in 2021, which aims to have closer to 226 member associations playing in the event. With action taking place across 32 tables in two separate halls at the Hungexpo venue, it was an action-packed opening…

World Championships Day 1: USA vs. World No. 1s 1 Fan Zhendong is in the top position, with Liang Jingkun, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Ma Long, Hugo Calderano and Koki Niwa as the other top players in that half of the draw. USA's Kanak Jha is seeded into the main draw and is slotted to play Ma Long in the Round of 64 on Tuesday if both win their first match.

Preview Day Two: Action intensifies, who will take the spotlight? - International Table Tennis Federation By Simon Daish Recently crowned Central American champion in four different categories, in Budapest Mexico’s Marcos Madrid will have the chance to seal top spot in his men’s singles group but to do so he must first topple Croatia’s Tomislav Kolarek.

5 Things we learnt from Day One in Budapest - International Table Tennis Federation By Simon Daish Host nation means business! If it wasn’t apparent before the start of play, the Hungarians mean business! – on Day One that was clear for all to see with the host nation enjoying a sparkling day on the table. Not only did Bence Majoros and Bernadette Balint negotiate both of their mixed…

Testing day but for Anna Hursey valuable learning experience - International Table Tennis Federation By Olalekan Okusan, ITTF-Africa Press Officer Notably last year at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, she was the youngest athlete to represent Wales at senior level in any sport. Moreover, when 10 years old, she played for Wales at the European Championships qualification match against Kosovo, while in the same year she competed at the…

Consistent progress, opening success for Archana Girish Kamath - International Table Tennis Federation By Olalekan Okusan, ITTF-Africa Press Officer Semi-finalist last year at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games; throughout she has been supported by her parents and guided by Sharath Kamal Achanta. Understandably she is delighted to be in Budapest.

World Table Tennis C'ships: Indian players advance to round two India's Sutirtha Mukherjee and Archana Kamath won their first women's singles group matches as the qualification process for the World individual table tennis championships began here on Sunday.

Keothavong 'ecstatic' after Great Britain return to Fed Cup top table Anne Keothavong was finally able to celebrate World Group play-off success at the fifth time of asking as Great Britain returned to the Fed Cup's top table for the first time in 26 years. It was a weekend full of drama at London's Copper Box and Johanna Konta and Katie Boulter both produced comeback wins to earn Britain a 3-1 victory overall.

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