Patrick Wuertz appointed High Performance Officer

ITTF-Oceania is pleased to announce that Patrick Wuertz has been appointed High Performance Officer. Patrick will be responsible for providing clear pathways for players, coaches, officials and administrators to transition from community sport in to high performance structures. “I am very excited to be part of the ITTF-Oceania team and to work with the National […]

TT Technician: A defence of no spin serves

Everyone loves serving their opponent off. That little kick to your ego when you send a heavy backspin ball and the opponent pushes in to the net. It’s an omnipotent, godlike feeling. But what about those of us who don’t have magician serves or elastic wrists? Well how about serving without spin? Some think it’s only […]

Glenn Tepper; from Oceania to the World

ITTF Deputy CEO Glenn Tepper recently announced that he would be stepping down from his role at the end of 2017 after 19 years of working with the federation. The Australian has had a significant impact on table tennis around the world during his time at ITTF, but it is Oceania in particular that owes […]

Daniela Di Toro elected Vice Chairperson of APC Athlete Commission

The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has established an Athlete Commission with the aim of giving more power to athletes in deciding the direction of Paralympic sport within Australia. Australian table tennis representative, six-time Paralympian, and co-captain of the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team, Daniela Di Toro, was elected as Vice Chairperson of the APC Athlete Commission. “It […]

TT Technician: Sister act keep dancing under the spotlight

Not everyone will find themselves playing under the spotlights in front of a crowd like Fiji’s Grace and Sally Yee did at the beginning of 2016 as the pair competed for a spot at the Rio Olympic Games. To start out the match both sisters are bouncing around on their toes. It’s a simple idea, but […]