Semifinal for Pellissier in Chinese Taipei

Nathan Pellissier has moved through to the semifinal of the Class 8 Men’s Singles at the Taichung Table Tennis Open for the Disabled in Chinese Tapei. The Aussie was able to notch up two 3-1 wins in the group stage, securing second place in his group after only going down to Japan’s Arufuahirokazu Tateishi in […]

Australian 2017 National Junior Championships

Yiming Xu and Holly Nicolas have taken the Under 18 Singles titles at the Australian 2017 National Junior Championships. On both occasions the match went the full seven games distance, with the winner coming from behind to take gold. In the Boys’ Singles final, Benjamin Gould got off to a flying start, leading three games to one. […]

Backspin: What’s in a name?

Table tennis in the Oceania region has been played under many banners. Just one of six continental federations operating within the International Table Tennis Federation, it has been the Oceania Table Tennis Federation, while now it simply called ITTF-Oceania; brevity is beautiful. But it was called something completely different when it was first identified by ITTF. […]

TT Technician: Vladi’s counter

A World Tour title on every continent. The most World Tour titles in the history of the sport. Vladimir Samsonov aka Vladi is a living legend and took out the recent Seamaster 2017 Australian Open on the Gold Coast. One of the keys to claiming the title against Simon Gauzy was the Belorussian’s unbelievable counter […]

Vicky Wu’s trip to China

Table tennis players do travel. And they also train. Just ask Vicky Wu. It’s been a busy few weeks of table tennis for the Fiji national representative. First up on the agenda for the 12 year-old was the China Junior & Cadet Open. Vicky had clear goals heading in to the tournament. Not just satisfied with […]