Ronan Aubry; spirit and style

Ronan Aubry will be New Caledonia’s representative in Team Oceania’s boys lineup for the 2017 ITTF World Cadet Challenge that kicks off in Suva, Fiji on the 21st of October. Ronan was born in Dunkerque, France, but now resides in Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia. The rising start first started playing table tennis five […]

Story of Change: Peniasi Rawaidranu

Name: Peniasi Rawaidranu Age: 35 Gender: Male Country: Fiji Island Disability: Spinal Injury When & how did you first become involved with the Smash Down Barriers Program and Para Table Tennis? This year in March. Why do you play table tennis? Do you play any other sports? I play table tennis because it’s my first time […]

Finn Luu looks to step things up in Suva

Australia’s Finn Luu will be leading Team Oceania’s charge at the 2017 ITTF World Cadet Challenge, which gets underway in Suva, Fiji next month. Finn secured his position in the team after  becoming gold medallist in the Cadet Boys’ Singles at this year’s ITTF-Oceania Junior Championships. As Australia’s top cadet, he has been playing table tennis […]

PNG Open Championships

The PNG Open Championships were held from 9-10 September, with a successful turnout across junior, PTT, and Open events. Top prizes went to Geoffrey Loi and Idau Chris, who took out the Open Men’s and Women’s Singles respectively. A busy twelve months is ahead for the Oceania region, with numerous international events on the horizon. As […]

Table tennis a favourite during Mango Tree Centre’s Sports Week

Table Tennis was the highlight of Mango Tree Centre‘s Sports Week in Tonga during the week of August 21– 26..  A wide selection of sports were organised and run by the Centre, with students, guests and staff all taking part. “All the sports were stationed in different areas of the Centre and table tennis was among the favourites […]