Arnaud and Bouteille keep New Caledonia titles on home soil

New Caledonia’s Gilles Arnaud and Ornella Bouteille have won the Men’s and Women’s Singles titles respectively at the 2017 New Caledonia Open, both defeating rising junior stars in the final. In the Women’s Singles, Bouteille saw off up and coming Lorie La in a marathon seven game encounter, coming from 0-2 down to take the […]

Australian 2017 National Junior Championships

Yiming Xu and Holly Nicolas have taken the Under 18 Singles titles at the Australian 2017 National Junior Championships. On both occasions the match went the full seven games distance, with the winner coming from behind to take gold. In the Boys’ Singles final, Benjamin Gould got off to a flying start, leading three games to one. […]

Journey Starts in Fiji, David Powell and Cathy Gauthier Secure Titles

The player to lead Australia at the 2015 World Team Cup, staged just under one month ago in Dubai, David Powell won the Men’s Singles title at the Pacific Energy 2015 Fiji Open which concluded on Sunday 25th January; a tournament with a special significance. It is one of the tournaments on the “Road to […]

Intense Training Camp Starts Year, New Caledonia Prepares for Pacific Games

Conducted by Pakistan’s Arif Khan, an intense training camp commenced in New Caledonia on Friday 23rd January; the task for the experienced coach and former international being to prepare the national team for the forthcoming Pacific Games. Held every four years, the multi-sport event will be staged later this year in Port Moresby, Papua New […]

Papua New Guinea Prepares, Umpires Ready for Multi-Sport Games

Located in the eastern half of the island of New Guinea in the south western Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea was the recent home for a Basic Umpires Course. Organised under the auspices of the ITTF Development Programme, proceedings commenced on Thursday 13th November and concluded on Saturday 15th November. The expert on duty was […]