Wholehearted Approach, Successful Course the Outcome in Tuvalu

Appreciated by all present, a Basic Certified Umpire course was the recent subject in focus in Funafuti, the capital of the remote Pacific nation of Tuvalu. Organised under the direction of the ITTF Development Programme and backed by Olympic Solidarity, the Course Conductor for the initiative in the islands situated approximately half way between Australia […]

Quiet and Calm, Tonga Awakes to Women’s Development Course

A peaceful, small, friendly island in the South Pacific, famous for being a paradise conducive to rest and relaxation; from Wednesday 9th to Wednesday 16th December, Tonga was a place of hard work, learning, dedication and commitment. Organised under the direction of the ITTF Development Programme, participants took part in an ITTF funded Women’s Development […]

Focus on Schools, Enthusiastic Response to Palau Training Camp

Located in the western Pacific Ocean, Palau was the recent home for an Olympic Solidarity Technical Course, proceedings commenced on Sunday 29th November and concluded on Wednesday 9th December. The expert on duty was Brett Clarke, former Australian international and later National Coach. “In December, I worked closely with Palauan Sports Education specialist, Mr. Dean […]

Aiming to Repeat Port Moresby Success, Tahiti Hosts Hopes Week and Challenge

Seven events, seven gold medals; earlier in the year at the South Pacific Games staged in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, it was a clean sweep of titles for Tahiti, the only events to escape their grasp came in the Para category. Now for Gérald Huioutu, President of the Table Tennis Federation of Tahiti the […]

2016 ITTF-Oceania Hopes Week & Challenge

The 2016 ITTF-Oceania Hopes Week & Challenge will take place in Noumea, New Caledonia from 8-13 February. The ITTF Expert for the training camp will be Eva Jeler, who is one of the most decorated coaches in the world. Born in Yugoslavia, Eva Jeler left home for Germany in 1977 when she received a nine months coaching […]