South Korea set to host 2024 WTTCAs the World Table Tennis Championships wraps up its final matches, South Korea announced that they will be the next hosts for the WTTC. This means that the nation will now cater the big games that the tourney brings to most fans of the sport in 2024.
Expectations for the World Table Tennis Championships 2021The World Table Tennis 2021 Championships are set to begin this November 24th and it will bring the best players of the world into the biggest stage. Fans are expecting more from them as they battle for the glory of the WTTC 2021.
Zimbabwe’s Open Table Tennis returnsZimbabwe’s Open Table Tennis tournament makes its return to the big stage as the games begin to get a lot of hype in the 2021 run. The sport is starting to make huge progress in the country to ensure that it will thrive in the long run.
Why India is a strong front for table tennisWhile cricket is the main sport for India, table tennis is on the rise in the nation. The success of many players in the recent tourneys and even the Tokyo Games have given table tennis a lot of success in many years of action in India.
Maehara talks about how the Japanese system helped its playersJapan’s table tennis scene has improved gradually over the past two decades. Japanese Table Table Tennis Association (JTTA) vice president Masahiro Maehara talked about how it has helped the players reach another level.
Why China has opted out of the ATTCChina shocked the world when they came up with a strong finish in the Tokyo Games. However, the nation struck hard with their call to pull out their players from the Asian Table Tennis Championships.
Why Ni Xialian is a big name in the Games' table tennis fieldNi Xialian is the oldest table tennis player in the Tokyo Games field at 58 years of age. She has become famous online due to her competitive fire at an advanced age. As she represents Luxembourg, Ni has become an icon amongst the table tennis players in the event.
How Ma Long kept his table tennis crownWhile China may have lost in the mixed doubles to Japan, Ma Long is still the best player on the planet in men’s singles. The table tennis king has won the tourney once more with a gold medal on his neck and has kept his crown intact.
China eyes comeback in table tennisAfter their tough loss in the mixed doubles, it looks like China still has a chance to redeem their stand as the best team in table tennis. The women’s team trio of Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, and Wang Manyu are still en route for a medal run in the quarterfinals of the contest.
Calderano and Díaz win big at the Pan American ChampionshipsAs the top seeds, Brazil’s Hugo Calderano and Puerto Rico’s Adriana Díaz were the favourites to win the Pan American Championships. They lived up to the hype as they won their respective titles and they proved why they were the top stars before the event.
Kim Daybell is ready to come back to his table tennis careerKim Daybell stepped away from table tennis to work on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, he is ready to come back after a long time away. It will be an interesting comeback considering that Kim was a top player before taking an extended break.
Why top Chinese table tennis stars will not go to HoustonTop Chinese stars have decided to withdraw from the Houston World Table Tennis Championships. The team includes Ma Long, Xu Xin, and Liu Shiwen. Fan Zhendong will lead the men’s squad for the championships which will take place in late November 2021.
The immense value of participating in national table tennis campsTable tennis has been a pro sport for a long time now but some countries are much better than others. This is largely due to the presence of national camps like the Chinese system. It helps them develop players from the youth system into legit superstars.
Why Chinese table tennis is the standard for any playerTable tennis has been dominated by China for the longest time and it should not be a surprise. They are the standard for any player in the sport and it’s easy to see why. Let’s dive into why China has separated itself from the other countries in the sport.
Ding Ning announces her retirement after a 26-year careerAfter an illustrious table tennis career that spanned 26 years, China's Ding Ning has announced her retirement from the sport she played for most of her life. She started her career back when she was only five years of age and she was pleased with every year she spent in the sport.
Why Hana Gouda is one of the best rising stars in table tennisAt just 13 years of age, Egyptian table tennis star Hana Gouda has become a star. She is the youngest Egyptian athlete to play in Summer Games history. In the past few weeks, Gouda made the final of the African Table Tennis Championships.
Milly Tapper talks about her arduous journey towards TokyoMilly Tapper once made history when she played in both the Rio Games and the Paralympics. She is set to do the same in Tokyo which might be an unequalled feat. Tapper is a special talent because even though she has a disability, she remains one of Australia’s best athletes.
Batra says she's focused on the Tokyo GamesIndia table tennis star Manika Batra is ready to take on the big stage of the Tokyo Games and aims for the top spot. With the Games just a few weeks away, Batra gives her fans an assurance that she will play at her very best in the Tokyo Games.
Hugo Calderano talks about his chances at the Tokyo GamesHugo Calderano is set to play in the Tokyo Games as the 7th best player in the world. He will represent Brazil at the event and wants to be their table tennis ace. He has various medals across many events and he wants to serve as the hope for players outside of China.