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. […]

Queensland Junior Championships 2017

The Queensland Junior Championships came to a conclusion yesterday in Mackay, with the state’s best junior players all out in action. It was an intense three days of table tennis, with a jam packed schedule of teams and individuals being held. On top of this the age groups went from Under 18 down to Under […]

Masters Games; what’s in a name?

Auckland, New Zealand is hosting the World Masters Games and it has brought with it a bit of personality. Most often, table tennis teams have nations, cities or states for their name. But the Masters Games has provided an opportunity for the kind of creative nomenclature that is usually reserved for your local pennant. We will […]