Chunli Li receives Queen’s Service Medal

New Zealand’s Chunli Li received the Queen’s Service Medal in the New Year’s Honours List at Government House Auckland. The award acknowledged her services to sport. “The country has recognised and values what I’ve done as an ordinary person in the community, though table tennis is not that popular compared with some other sports,” Li says. The four […]

Kane Townsend wins award for academic and sporting achievement

Australia’s Kane Townsend, recently back from winning silver at the ITTF-Oceania Cup, attended the University of Sydney’s Annual Alumni Awards last Friday night. The event celebrates the achievements of alumni and honours their contribution to the university and wider community. During the course of the evening he won the Nigel C. Barker Medal. The award […]

Australia Wins the 2017 Veterans Test Match Against New Zealand

by Jennifer Aduckiewicz NVC Secretary The Australia vs New Zealand Veterans Table Tennis Test Match began in 1999. It was established by Bruce Pemberthy, a New Zealand player who was trying to re-energise Veterans’ table tennis. After his proposal was approved in  New Zealand Bruce contacted Ken Cole in Australia and the rest, as they […]

Gould gives back

Australia’s Benjamin Gould is giving back to the Oceania region. On his recent trip to Fiji for the ITTF-Oceania Junior Championships, the Aussie made sure to reserve some space in his luggage to carry over an important parcel. The package? A bag full of his old table tennis rubbers. Gould donated the package to share […]

Criterium Championship in New Caledonia

The Criterium Championship was held 22nd-23rd April, hosted by the club AS Magenta in New Caledonia last weekend. It was part of the Elite Tour and saw the country’s top athletes in action. The tournament was carried out as mixed divisions, with junior, para and open categories. The junior events had both Under 12 and Under 15 singles. […]