Newly Qualified Kirbati Umpires, Immediate Opportunity to Put Theory into Practice

Home for the 2015 Oceania Challenge staged on Tuesday 12th May; prior to the tournament commencing, Tarawa, the capital of the central Pacific island of Kiribati, was also the host for a Basic Certified Umpires Course. Organised under the auspices of the ITTF Development Programme, the expert on duty to conduct matters was Australia’s Dave […]

Eye on the Future, Auckland Home for the 2015 ITTF Hopes Week and Challenge

Situated in the north island of New Zealand, Auckland is the current home for the 2015 ITTF-Oceania Hopes Week and Challenge. Proceedings commenced on Tuesday 7th April and will conclude on Sunday 12th April, the first four days being allocated to a Training Camp, the last two reserved for the Challenge Tournament. The Head Coach, […]

Clean Sweep, Palau Claims All Seven Gold Medals at Micronesian Games

Palau, an island situated in the western Pacific Ocean with a population estimated at just over 20,000 inhabitants, dominated matters in the table tennis events at the Micronesian Games in Pohnpei which concluded on Tuesday 29th July. They completed a clean sweep of titles winning gold in every event on offer; Ramon Gulla and Jeremai […]

Back to the Future, Peter Karlsson Leads Cook Islands Training Camp

A player in the New Zealand city of Auckland at the Stag 2014 World Veteran Championships which concluded on Saturday 17th May, on the next stop of the Oceania itinerary it was back to being a coach for Sweden’s Peter Karlsson. Not only was it back to being a coach, it was back to the […]

2014 ITTF-Oceania Hopes Week & Challenge Results

The 2014 ITTF-Oceania Hopes Challenge was the second time in which this event took place, focusing on athletes aged 11 and 12 years of age. The event expanded to have four countries represented, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Tuvalu and the hosts Australia. It’s very positive to see the Pacific Islands taking advantage of these opportunities […]