TT Technician: A defence of no spin serves

Everyone loves serving their opponent off. That little kick to your ego when you send a heavy backspin ball and the opponent pushes in to the net. It’s an omnipotent, godlike feeling. But what about those of us who don’t have magician serves or elastic wrists? Well how about serving without spin? Some think it’s only […]

Wagner and Zugbrücke Grenzau make table tennis gear donation

Dirk Wagner and the Butterfly TT School Zugbrücke Grenzau in Germany has donated a bag of table tennis shirts and shorts for the Pacific Islands. “In our society we forget too often how lucky we are and take things for granted. It is therefore a pleasure for me to share some of our spare Butterfly equipment […]

Glenn Tepper; from Oceania to the World

ITTF Deputy CEO Glenn Tepper recently announced that he would be stepping down from his role at the end of 2017 after 19 years of working with the federation. The Australian has had a significant impact on table tennis around the world during his time at ITTF, but it is Oceania in particular that owes […]

Oceania athletes move up in September World Rankings

The September World Ranking list has been published and it has been a good month for Oceania athletes. Jian Fang Lay is the region’s top athlete sitting at no.106 in the women’s ranking list. It will take some effort to catch her with compatriot Jee Minhyung, previously unranked, following her in the list at no.251, […]

Daniela Di Toro elected Vice Chairperson of APC Athlete Commission

The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) has established an Athlete Commission with the aim of giving more power to athletes in deciding the direction of Paralympic sport within Australia. Australian table tennis representative, six-time Paralympian, and co-captain of the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team, Daniela Di Toro, was elected as Vice Chairperson of the APC Athlete Commission. “It […]