Tough day in Taicang

Athletes from Oceania had a tough day in Taicang at the 2017 China Junior & Cadet Open. In the Junior Boys’ Singles Rohan Dhooria (AUS) was able to get off the mark against both Shawn Kee Yang Chua (SGP) and Thyme Sanglertsilpachai (THA), but could only manage a single game, going down 3-1 in both […]

Bronze for Fiji at China Junior & Cadet Open

Team Fiji, comprised of sisters Grace and Sally Yee, has a secured a bronze medal in the Junior Girls’ Team event at the 2017 China Junior & Cadet Open. Coach Carolyn Lee, while pleased with the place on the podium, sees the win as a stepping stone: “It was certainly a surprise to win bronze in China, […]

Fête de la Musique

Today is Fête de la Musique! Sometimes known as Make Music Day or World Music Day, the all-day musical celebration has been held to mark the solstice since its inception in Paris in 1982. Now over 100 countries and 700 cities around the world celebrate music on this day. Table tennis has been the inspiration for a […]

World Refugee Day; a conversation with Yasir Hussaini

World Refugee Day was established to show that the global public stands with refugees. It is held every year on June 20th to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. In 2017, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee. To […]

New Caledonia holds ITTF-PTT LEVEL 1 coaching course

by Cathy Gauthier The New Caledonia Table Tennis Association organised a ITTF-PTT Level 1 coaching course from 6 to 10 of June, 2017. Ten participants completed the 30 hours of full attendance required for the ITTF-PTT level 1 course. The ceritfication will then be completed with practical coaching within their club or with the NCL TTA. […]