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Table Tennis star Sharath Kamal fancies Olympic medal in 2020  Times of India

More sports News: Having formed a mixed doubles combination with Manika Batra, veteran table tennis star Achanta Sharath Kamal is eyeing a medal at the ...

Times of India
Indian table tennis team’s Olympic preparation hits ‘coach’ roadblock after historic 2018  Hindustan Times

The Indian table tennis team's preparations in an Olympic qualification year have hit a major roadblock with the players having to fend for themselves without a ...

Hindustan Times
Tallahassee Table Tennis serves up flavor for community sports scene  Tallahassee.com

The community sports scene in Tallahassee encompasses a variety of top-rated action. Adding to this energetic list of athletic excellence is Tallahassee Table ...

14.01.2019 Welcome to 2019: Table tennis  International Paralympic Committee

The fight for regional bragging rights takes centre stage in 2019, as the top Para table tennis players look to build up their resumes for the Tokyo 2020 ...

International Paralympic Committee
Cowans Named National Table Tennis Head Coach  rjrnewsonline.com

Winston Cowans, Sandra Riettie and Dale Parham have been appointed by Table Tennis Jamaica to take over the reins of the national programme following the ...

OMRON's redesigned ping pong robot no longer holds back  Engadget

OMRON is best known for its healthcare products like thermometers and blood pressure monitors -- now in the form of a smartwatch, even. But those who have...

Jimmy O'Hara still playing table tennis at 90  BBC News

Jimmy O'Hara's lifelong love affair with the sport of table tennis began in Ballymena more than 70 years ago. The former international recently celebrated his ...

BBC News
Despite a Historic 2018, Indian Table Tennis Team Without a Coach  The Quint

The Indian table tennis team's preparations in an Olympic qualification year have hit a major roadblock with the players having to fend for themselves without a ...

The Quint
A Look Inside the Challenging and Misunderstood Sport of Table Tennis  Self

Table tennis, or ping-pong, is much more of an athletic challenge than you might think. Here's what really goes into the Olympic sport.

PHOTOS: Tallahassee Table Tennis  Tallahassee.com

Members of Tallahassee Table Tennis gather for action on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Northside Community Center.

Alberta table tennis team wants a win at winter games  Edmonton Journal

For the first time in over 20 years, Alberta is hosting the Canadian Winter Games and the table tennis team for Alberta doesn't want to lose on their home turf.

Edmonton Journal
Payne-Miller, Stoner win table tennis titles at Highland  South Bend Tribune

Four members of the South Bend Table Tennis Club took home trophies from the South Shore/Butterfly Table Tennis Championships held Dec. 29 and 30 in ...

South Bend Tribune
Will Puerto Rico's Adriana Diaz make table tennis 'a thing' in North America?  ESPN

Table tennis, or tenis de mesa, brings celebration, camaraderie and competition to the Diaz family. The sport is a familia affair. Four-year-old Adriana Diaz took ...

St Andrews table tennis teams look back on an exciting opening to the season  Fife Today

With half the first half of the season over, the St Andrews Table Tennis club teams have been reflecting on their campaigns in their respective divisions.

Fife Today
This Cincinnati table tennis club is known worldwide  WLWT Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission holds a gem that is known worldwide. The Cincinnati Table Tennis Club is attracting people to College Hill from around ...

WLWT Cincinnati
Lok Sabha polls: Table Tennis star Manika Batra to raise awareness on voting in Delhi  Daily News & Analysis

Ace table tennis player and Commonwealth medallist Manika Batra has been roped in by the Election Commission to spread awareness on voting in Delhi ...

Daily News & Analysis
China table tennis star Fang Bo punished for violently kicking towel rack during game  South China Morning Post

A member of China's 2016 world championship winning team has taken to social media to apologise for his “negative impact” on the game after he was ...

South China Morning Post
NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT: Naperville Table Tennis Tournament Set for Sat. Jan. 26  DuPage Policy Journal

Naperville Park District issued the following announcement on Jan. 7. The annual Naperville Table Tennis Tournament, co-sponsored by the Naperville Park ...

DuPage Policy Journal
Table Tennis makes an impression in India  Economic Times

To put the achievement in perspective, it was the first time that India returned home with an Asian Games medal since table tennis was introduced in 1958.

Economic Times
Sharath Kamal wins record-breaking ninth national table tennis title  Hindustan Times

Veteran Sharath Kamal broke Kamlesh Mehta's long-standing record of most national titles by winning his ninth crown following a gruelling final against India ...

Hindustan Times
Jimmy O'Hara, 90-year-old Ballymena table tennis champ  BBC News

Meet Jimmy O'Hara, the 90-year-old table tennis master from Ballymena.

BBC News
Archana Kamath’s national title underlines her rising status in Indian table tennis  Scroll.in

To most observers, Archana Kamath's victory over Manika Batra in the semi-finals of the Senior National Championships 2018 in Cuttack was the big moment for ...

Manchester United's David de Gea and Juan Mata relax with table tennis in Dubai  The National

"If any players think it's a holiday, they're wrong." Strong words from Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the club's trip to Dubai.

The National
Table tennis players find home at North College Hill rec center  WLWT Cincinnati

When you enter the North College Hill recreation center you may faintly hear an unfamiliar sound. The sound of the intense competition of table tennis.

WLWT Cincinnati
17-year-old ping pong player scores big wins at Table Tennis Championships in Florida  News 12 Long Island

A West Hempstead teenager is back with several medals after competing in the US Open Table Tennis Championships in Florida.

News 12 Long Island
Table tennis: Gao Ning appointed as men's national coach, youngsters promoted into senior squads  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - "Big brother" Gao Ning has stepped up from teammate to head coach of the young Singapore men's table tennis team this year.. Read more at ...

The Straits Times
Table tennis: ITTF opens new Asia-Pacific office, Singapore viewed as an ideal location for its new global home  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) moved its Asia-Pacific operations to a bigger, swankier Singapore office on Thursday (Jan 3), ...

The Straits Times
Table tennis at INAS Global Games to be recognised by ITTF  Insidethegames.biz

The International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (INAS) has announced that table tennis competitions at the 2019 INAS Global Games in ...

Zhang advances into semifinals of USA Table Tennis' U.S. Open  Palo Alto Online

Palo Alto grad and two-time Olympian Lily Zhang needed six sets, beating Japan's Miyuki Tamaishi, 11-8, 10-12, 4-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-7, Thursday to reach the ...

Palo Alto Online
Registration open for city's table tennis tourney  Las Cruces Sun-News

LAS CRUCES - The city's Parks & Recreation Department is accepting ongoing registration for a Table Tennis Tournament through Jan. 9, 2019, at the following ...

Las Cruces Sun-News
Paly's Zhang into quarters of Table Tennis' U.S. Open  Palo Alto Online

Palo Alto High grad and two-time Olympian Lily Zhang reached the quarterfinals of USA Table Tennis' U.S. Open in women's singles with a marathon 11-5, 11-8, ...

Palo Alto Online
Hewitt's son smashes Groth in table tennis Cruz Hewitt showed he's got the competitive flair of  Wide World of Sports

Cruz Hewitt showed he's got the competitive flair of his father during a competitive game of table tennis with retired player, Sam Groth.

Wide World of Sports
COUNTDOWN TO THE GAMES: Table tennis squad eager to represent Island at Canada Games  The Guardian

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Table tennis is a sport many have played in their lifetime as a fun pastime, however, for our Canada Games team it is so much more ...

The Guardian
Table tennis round-up: New year kick-started by Marylands Cup  The Spalding and South Holland Voice

The Spalding and District Table Tennis League stepped back into action after the festive break with the first round of the Marylands Cup. This event is played to ...

The Spalding and South Holland Voice
Teen Wins Table Tennis Gold While Observing Jewish Fast Day - Estee Ackerman's success while fasting on 10 Tevet precedes singles' victory over No. 1 Olympic seed  Chabad.org

That a Shabbat-observant teen on her way to the 2020 Olympics took home the gold for the Under-20 Girls' Doubles with her partner, Linda Shu, from Texas is ...

Putnam Review Calendar: Jan. 16-Jan. 22, 2019 | Putnam Review  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Thursday, Jan. 17. Chronic Pain Support Group: A local Chronic Pain Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dunbar Public Library, 301 12th St., Dunbar ...

Charleston Gazette-Mail
Foldable smartphone and table tennis robot draw crowds as CES opens  Irish Examiner

The world's first foldable-screen smartphone and a robot that teaches people to play table tennis have been among the eye-catching attractions on display as ...

Irish Examiner
Fiji table tennis starts preparation for Apia  Fiji Times

FIJI Table Tennis Association will begin training next week to prepare for the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa. Association president Narendra Lal said they had ...

Fiji Times
On cloud nine: How Sharath Kamal overcame nerves to win record-breaking national table tennis crown  Scroll.in

The world No 30 re-established himself as the best in the country following his record-breaking ninth national title.

The Rochester Table Tennis Club wraps up their winter season  KIMT 3

Wednesday night's singles tournament was the last of the winter season, but these men and women take no season off.

Table Tennis: Maharashtra add eight more medals to their tally in junior Nationals  Scroll.in

After setting the ball rolling with a gold in the junior girls team category, Maharashtra paddlers reigned supreme in the individual events too as they added eight ...

National Table Tennis Championship: Sharath Kamal-Manika Batra beat Manav Thakkar-Archana Kamath in final  Firstpost

Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra defeated top-seeded pair of Manav Thakkar and Archana Girish Kamath 3-1 to win the mixed doubles gold in the 80th National ...

Uganda: Ex-Chairman Challenges UTTA Body On Olympics  AllAfrica.com

Former Uganda Table Tennis Association chairman Francis Mulinda challenged the current administration on Uganda's declining record on the international ...

P.E.I. table tennis squad brings home medals from Nova Scotia tournament  The Guardian

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Zaeem Arif of Charlottetown, alternate for the P.E.I. squad heading to Red Deer, Alta., for the Canada Games in February went ...

The Guardian
Ex-champions Yan and Habesohn crash out of ITTF Hungarian Open  Insidethegames.biz

Former winners Yan An of China and Daniel Habesohn of Austria have both failed to make the men's singles main draw at the International Table Tennis F...

Table Tennis Market Outlook 2025: Market Trends, Segmentation, Market Growth and Competitive Landscape  Best Direct News

SUMMARY: The Table Tennis Sales Market Report 2019 Market report provides overview of Table Tennis Sales Market Report 2019 Industry, including industry ...

Best Direct News
Villa have too much in hand on table tennis finals night  Fife Today

The semi-finals of table tennis's secondary shield tournament took place at Ward Road Gym in Dundee. On one side of the room dividers, Swots were up against ...

Fife Today
Played at youth olympic games with zero expectations: Bengaluru paddler Archana Kamath  The New Indian Express

She surprised everyone in the girls' singles to finish fourth in the premier junior event – a journey that proved her mettle in the coming days.

The New Indian Express
Former national champion Soumyajit Ghosh's suspension revoked by Table Tennis Federation of India  Firstpost

Sonepat: Former national champion Soumyajit Ghosh is free to return to the game after the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) Sunday decided to revoke his ...

Inspiring Burnley youth club leader dies  Burnley Express

One of Burnley's best-known youth workers has died at Pendleside Hospice after a short battle with cancer.

Burnley Express
Activities being held at Bournheath Village Community Centre tomorrow  Bromsgrove Standard

RESIDENTS can try something new in the new year tomorrow with a special event being held at the Bournheath Village Community Centre tomorrow ...

Bromsgrove Standard
Khelo India Youth Games: Table tennis players eye for podium finish  Devdiscourse

The qualifying rounds for the table tennis competition got underway Wednesday with Under-21 and Under-17 boys and girls in action at the Khelo India Youth ...

Table Tennis, Anyone? - Hartford Courant  Hartford Courant

The Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Table Tennis Club in the company's gym at 200 Clement Road in East Hartford buzzes with activity pretty much all year, but ...

Hartford Courant
This table tennis block is so good it looks impossible  SB Nation

The world of table tennis is amazing and mysterious. I say this because we get to see things like this happen. That block!! (via Trondheim BTK ...

SB Nation
Teen table tennis player from Norway delivers viral, controversial return dividing the Internet  Fox News

Norwegian teenager Christopher Chen had no idea the can of worms he was releasing when he optimistically stuck his table tennis paddle up from the depths.

Fox News
This is Kanak Jha, America's table tennis phenom  ESPN

The youngest athlete -- and the first born in the 21st century -- to represent the U.S. at the 2016 Olympics and the Table Tennis World Cup is changing American ...

Table Tennis Guy Pulls Off The Last-Ditch Block Of A Lifetime  Deadspin

Here we have 15-year-old Chris Chen hitting the deck after getting felled by a drop shot, raising his paddle in desperation, and producing the table tennis ...

Decatur goes back and forth for table tennis  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Drop shot, cross court, loop and a smoother kill — they sound like intricate moves on a court, but are actually terms heard during a fierce battle of.

Herald & Review
Clean sweep for China’s new wave of table tennis talent - Olympic News  Olympics

The clean sweep was China's second in a row at the Youth Olympic Games, with their players also completing a golden table tennis hat-trick at Nanjing 2014.

New Jersey Table Tennis Club wins first place  MyCentralJersey.com

WESTFIELD - New Jersey Table Tennis Club (NJTTC) won first place in two divisions and one runner-up place at the 2018 JOOLA North American Teams ...

Faves & Raves: Table Tennis - Hartford Courant  Hartford Courant

“I go to the club to play table tennis and have fun, but also to improve my skill as a player. I was first exposed to competitive table tennis through the Olympics, ...

Hartford Courant
Table Tennis: Ellen Lee wins Singapore Table Tennis Association election, set for third term as president  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Ellen Lee will be the Singapore Table Tennis Association's (STTA) president for a third term after winning the organisation's biennial election on ...

The Straits Times
Table tennis player's incredible block stuns rival  Yahoo Sports

A Norwegian table tennis player has stunned his opponent with a ridiculous block while sitting on the ground.

Yahoo Sports
Spectacular table tennis shot goes viral  WTVY, Dothan

An incredible sports moment caught-on-camera shows why you should never give up, even in table tennis.

WTVY, Dothan
Introducing Africa’s most successful Olympic table tennis player of all time: Quadri Aruna - Olympic News  Olympics

Two decades after he took up table tennis on the streets of Oyo, in south-western Nigeria, Quadri Aruna became the first African to reach an Olympic quarterfinal.

Table tennis shot video: Christopher Chen highlight goes viral  NEWS.com.au

Norwegian teenager Christopher Chen had no idea the can of worms he was releasing when he optimistically stuck his table tennis paddle up from the depths.

Michiel Huisman Isn’t Spooked by Table Tennis  The New York Times

The Dutch actor, star of “The Haunting of Hill House,” has a wicked serve but his backhand needs some tweaks.

The New York Times
We Don't Have Football: So What? We Have the Table Tennis Male Athlete of the Year  NYU News

Olympian Yijun Feng (SPS '20) says that winning the co-ed National Collegiate Table Tennis Team Championships with NYU was "better than winning the ...

NYU News
Rancho Bernardo woman proves her table tennis skills at 101  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Marjorie Harford, well-known among her fellow retirement home residents for being an exceptional table tennis player, has now garnered national attention for ...

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Tampa girl, a rising table tennis star and Olympic hopeful, plays Lakeland tourney  The Ledger

“She's the right age. She's probably the best one we have here. She's pretty close to probably being on the Olympic team.” LAKELAND — Perhaps in two to six ...

The Ledger
Watch live European Table Tennis Championships - singles quarter-finals  BBC Sport

Women's & men's doubles semi-finals and women's & men's quarter-finals of the European Table Tennis Championships from Alicante, Spain - watch BBC Sport ...

BBC Sport
Golds at World Finals highlight Japan’s challenge to China’s table tennis dominance  South China Morning Post

It may be too early to say China cannot continue their domination in table tennis at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as they used to, but the “national sport” is under ...

South China Morning Post
Table tennis icon Ai Fukuhara expecting second child  The Japan Times

Retired table tennis star Ai Fukuhara announced Wednesday she is pregnant and expecting her second child next spring. "I have been blessed with a second ...

The Japan Times
Retired 'Ai-chan' leaves table tennis in good hands  The Japan Times

On the announcement of her retirement, four-time table tennis Olympian Ai Fukuhara said that by paving the way for Japan's new generation of stars, she is.

The Japan Times
New Jersey Table Tennis Club player follows his dream from China to NJ to US Open Championships  MyCentralJersey.com

New Jersey Table Tennis Club player, Bojun Zhangliang, is following his Olympic dream by competing as an individual in the US Open Championships.

Local table tennis legend teaches players the game  WNDU-TV

SOUTH BEND (WNDU) - Dan Seemiller is a living table tennis legend. He's won five U.S. men's singles titles, 12 doubles titles and was even the head coach of ...

Watch live World Para Table Tennis Championships  BBC Sport

The World Para Table Tennis Championship take place at the Sports Hall Zlatorog Celje, Slovenia - watch live BBC Sport coverage.

BBC Sport
Table Tennis: Young paddlers punch above their weight at SEA Championships, ready to step up at senior level  The Straits Times

The retirement of stalwarts Gao Ning, Yang Zi, Zhan Jian and Pang Xue Jie in recent years, and the sacking of Li Hu for disciplinary reasons, have left a void in ...

The Straits Times
Italian coach Massimo Costantini's exit leaves Indian table tennis at delicate juncture  ESPN

Massimo Costantini helped turn India table tennis around after Rio. With Costantini stepping down, the nation's top players are unsure if an Asian coach will be ...

WATCH THIS: Teen goes viral for amazing table tennis shot  WIBW

(CNN) -- An incredible sports moment caught-on-camera shows why you should never give up, even in table tennis. It happened during a match at the ...

Asiad 2018: Achanta Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra lose in table tennis singles  Economic Times

India's Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika lost their respective singles matches in the table tennis competition at 18th Asian Games here on Friday.

Economic Times
Ai Fukuhara announces retirement from table tennis  The Japan Times

Ai Fukuhara, a four-time Olympian in women's table tennis for Japan, announced on her blog Sunday that she is retiring from competition. One of Japan's mos.

The Japan Times
Erie Table Tennis Club looks for new home  GoErie.com

The 43-year-old group must move its operations out of McDowell Intermediate High School after 28 years. Erie Table Tennis Club manager Sam Steiner has ...

After PR Olympic Committee Can't Fund Table Tennis Players' Trip to Tournament, Daddy Yankee Steps In  Remezcla

Daddy Yankee funded the trip for athletes Adriana and Melanie Diaz.

Harimoto, 15, wins table tennis grand finals - News - NHK WORLD - English  NHK WORLD

Japanese table tennis star Tomokazu Harimoto has set another record by becoming the youngest winner of a singles title in the World Tour Grand Finals.

Mike Brearley's Diary: Gandhi posters, table tennis – and the link between your backhand and your shrink  New Statesman

I went to the LSE to hear Ramachandra Guha speak about the second volume of his biography of Gandhi. In spite of a sore throat, he was funny, engaging and ...

New Statesman
Racket Fury: Table Tennis Review - Missing Important Features  UploadVR

Racket Fury is supremely frustrating – you're much better off just buying a cheap ping-pong table and ignoring the PlayStation VR option altogether. Read our ...

Rapping footballers, a table tennis miracle and playing your cards wrong  The Guardian

This week's roundup also features Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder knocking out opponents and big hugs.

The Guardian
Carpe Diem Table Tennis  KFOX El Paso

Tucked into the heart of central El Paso, just steps away from the El Paso Police Department headquarters building, sits a sports facility that would impress the ...

KFOX El Paso
Iowa Games table tennis event has a new director  Iowa State Daily

With so many events in the Iowa Games come many directors for the Games' events. Some directors love it so much that they stay in those positions for decades.

Iowa State Daily
Ping-pong diplomacy: North Korea table tennis team heads South  The Straits Times

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea will play in a table tennis competition in South Korea this month (July), in the latest sign of warming ties between the Cold War rivals ...

The Straits Times
Table tennis 2018 Ones to Watch announced  International Paralympic Committee

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the Ones to Watch ahead of the 2018 Para Table Tennis World Championships, which take place ...

International Paralympic Committee
European Table Tennis Championships 88-shot rally in women's final  BBC Sport

Ukraine's Margaryta Pesotska wins an 88-shot rally against Poland's Li Qian in the women's singles final at the European Table Tennis Championships in ...

BBC Sport
Senior Olympics table tennis draws the best | Sports  The Oakland Press

ROCHESTER >> Yousif Nissan has played table tennis all over the world. On Friday he was the favorite at the Michigan Senior Olympics table tennis ...

The Oakland Press
Teen's epic table tennis move goes viral  WTNH.com

What sports give you the best highlights? Basketball? Football? How about ping pong?

Some of the best table tennis players to come to Joplin tournament  KSNF/KODE - FourStatesHomepage.com

Some of the best ping pong players in the country will gather in Joplin on Saturday.

KSNF/KODE - FourStatesHomepage.com
Youth Olympics: Nayre out of medal contention in table tennis  ABS-CBN News

Jann Mari Nayre's bid for a medal in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games came to an end on Tuesday, after he dropped his match to Kanak Jha of the United States ...

Table tennis: T2 aims to sparkle with three diamond-tier events in 2019  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - The T2 professional table tennis series on Wednesday (Oct 17) announced a new "diamond tier" of events starting in 2019.. Read more at ...

The Straits Times
Indianapolis man wins table tennis world championship at 80 years old  Indianapolis Star

Richard Hicks is beaming atop the podium with USA across his chest and a gold medal hung around his neck. The 80-year-old table tennis savant's trip to the ...

Indianapolis Star
UST completes golden double in UAAP table tennis  ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines – University of Santo Tomas (UST) swept the men's and women's championships in the UAAP Season 81 table tennis tournament on ...


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table tennis Wiki

Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, the rules are generally as follows: players must allow a ball played toward them to bounce one time on their side of the table, and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side at least once. A point is scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Spinning the ball alters its trajectory and limits an opponent's options, giving the hitter a great advantage.Table tennis is governed by the worldwide organization International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), founded in 1926. ITTF currently includes 226 member associations. The table tennis official rules are specified in the ITTF handbook. Table tennis has been an Olympic sport since 1988, with several event categories. From 1988 until 2004, these were men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles and women's doubles. Since 2008, a team event has been played instead of the doubles.