Momoko’s mission in Kiribati

Kiribati has a new arrival calling the island home. As part of a program run by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Momoko Washitsuka is dedicating two years to growing table tennis in Kiribati. JICA’s mission statement is to forge bonds of trust across the world, aspiring for a free, peaceful and prosperous world where people […]

TT Technician: Defying gravity

The defensive player is a rare breed. Some of us love playing them. Some of us hate it. And unless your a defender yourself, one thing is for sure, you’re going to be looping. A lot. When it comes to looping against heavy backspin there are a lot of ideas out there. But there is one piece […]

Te Runga table tennis winners found

Te Runga, the multi-sports national games of Kiribati, was recently held with Nooa Takooa and Matita Korimai winning the Men’s and Women’s Singles titles respectively. Both had to see off past cadet stars to take the top prize. In the final of the Men’s Singles Takooa defeated Tauramoa Miita, a member of Team Oceania at the 2015 […]

Sam’s stay benefits youngsters

by Greg Fox While on a recent family holiday to the Gold Coast, Paralympic athlete Sam Von Einem took time out to promote table tennis to local youngsters. Von Einem, from Adelaide, attended the Gold Coast Rec & Sport Disabilities Session and the Junior Training Program at Gold Coast Table Tennis Association and put on […]

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 […]