Finn Luu looks to step things up in Suva

Australia’s Finn Luu will be leading Team Oceania’s charge at the 2017 ITTF World Cadet Challenge, which gets underway in Suva, Fiji next month. Finn secured his position in the team after  becoming gold medallist in the Cadet Boys’ Singles at this year’s ITTF-Oceania Junior Championships. As Australia’s top cadet, he has been playing table tennis […]

PNG Open Championships

The PNG Open Championships were held from 9-10 September, with a successful turnout across junior, PTT, and Open events. Top prizes went to Geoffrey Loi and Idau Chris, who took out the Open Men’s and Women’s Singles respectively. A busy twelve months is ahead for the Oceania region, with numerous international events on the horizon. As […]

Table tennis a favourite during Mango Tree Centre’s Sports Week

Table Tennis was the highlight of Mango Tree Centre‘s Sports Week in Tonga during the week of August 21– 26..  A wide selection of sports were organised and run by the Centre, with students, guests and staff all taking part. “All the sports were stationed in different areas of the Centre and table tennis was among the favourites […]

Momoko’s mission in Kiribati

Kiribati has a new arrival calling the island home. As part of a program run by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Momoko Washitsuka is dedicating two years to growing table tennis in Kiribati. JICA’s mission statement is to forge bonds of trust across the world, aspiring for a free, peaceful and prosperous world where people […]

TT Technician: Defying gravity

The defensive player is a rare breed. Some of us love playing them. Some of us hate it. And unless your a defender yourself, one thing is for sure, you’re going to be looping. A lot. When it comes to looping against heavy backspin there are a lot of ideas out there. But there is one piece […]