On Sunday, May 31st 2015 the bay area community came together to applaud ICC’s Annual Table Tennis Fundraiser which raised $250,000 to nurture tomorrow’s champions and for the startup expenses for the brand new 20K sq. foot Table Tennis Center. Of the $250K, $125,000 was raised by the 300 people who attended the fundraiser and […]
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2015 US OPEN – Las Vegas, Nevada
After coming off an Audience Award for Best Documentary at CAAMFest in San Francisco… The TOP SPIN TEAM are now thrilled to announce the LA premiere of TOP SPIN at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
The singles event at the 2014 Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing has come to a close. China won two gold medals when the overwhelming favorite and STIGA player Fan Zhendong lived up to all expectations and crowned his career with an Olympic gold medal. Chinese player Liu Gaoyang also won gold in the Women’s singles event. Both gold medalists play with the STIGA blade Infinity VPS V. See this article for videos on the players and blade.
Lily Zhang of USA reached the semi-finals of the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, before a 4-1 defeat by number one seed Duo Hoi Kem of Hong Kong. (11-1, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-6). In the other semi-final match, Liu Gaoyang of China overcame Japan’s Miyu Kato in front of 4,000 spectators at Wutaishan Gymnasium. The bronze medal match between Lily Zhang and Miyu Kato is scheduled for 10:00 am on Wednesday, Aug. 20th; and the gold medal match between Duo Hoi Kem and Liu Gaoyang is scheduled for 11:30am.
Commencing on Tuesday 1st July 2014, all International Table Tennis Federation sanctioned and World Title events will be played using plastic composite balls instead of the traditional celluloid ball. There are no changes to the regulations already in place; plastic balls have been in accordance with regulations since the 1950′s. Table tennis events may still be played using celluloid balls. On the change, the ITTF President Adham Sharara stated: “Any change in sport usually divides the participants into three groups. The “optimists” who believe the change is for the best; the “pessimists” who believe the change is a disaster; and finally the “indifferent” who just go with the flow.”
Here is a list of the best places to play in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a hotbed for table tennis. You can find a game any day of the week. This list includes addresses, links, and contact info that will get you swinging in no time. Also included is a link to all the clubs listed with USA TABLE TENNIS.
In this video, Stellan talks about what he offers in one of his training and coaching camps. Paddle Palace recommends Stellan and his wife Angie as top-notch coaches who give individualized instruction and excellent, insightful coaching to their students.
The Willamette Table Tennis Club in Salem, Oregon is pleased to announce our next Stellan and Angie Bengtsson training camp for Wednesday, August 20, 2014 through Sunday, August 24, 2014. This is a special training opportunity with one of the great coaches of the world in a small group setting. Stellan is the 1971 World Singles Champion whose coaching credentials include Waldner, Persson, Karlsson, Lindh, Maze, and other greats. Stellan speaks excellent English, has incredible knowledge, and is truly a gifted teacher.
Table Tennis players have a new opportunity to showcase their skills this spring: the Table Tennis tournament at The Oregon Senior Games in Bend, Oregon. The tournament will be held at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon in Bend, Oregon at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
The Samson Dubina Academy will be hosting an ITTF/PTT Level 1 Coaching Course on July 28 in Akron, OH. The Course is open to all interested Table Tennis Coaches and persons wishing to become certified as ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coaches who are 18 years old and older. Coaches completing all the course requirements will receive both ITTF and PTT (Paralympic) Level 1 Certification. In addition, coaches who pass this course and who are not USATT Certified will also be awarded “State” Level Coaches Certification by USATT.
Congratulations to Krish and Lily on qualifying for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games!
Former Oregon State Champion Tim Aikey hosted a camp focused on backhand loops at Tualatin Recreation Center.
A compilation of the best US Olympians and Champions in action at National USATT events. Nittaku is the official ball of USATT!
The Lan Su Chinese Garden in Downtown Portland will be hosting at table tennis exhibition on February 7th and 14th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm featuring Judy Hoarfrost and the Pips and Bounce team. Open play will be available after the demonstration.
Visit the Official 2014 US Open Table Tennis Championship web site.
Friday nights are Pure Pong tournament nights. Tournaments are single night events. Play begins at 7 p.m. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in no matter their level. Tournaments are for both Ping Pong Players, simply looking for a good time and friendly competition, and for more professional, Table Tennis players.
Former World Champion Stellan Bengtsson and Coach Angie Bengtsson will be conducting a training camp August 23 through August 27, 2013 at the Willamette Table Tennis Club in Salem. As of this date just a few spaces are available, so sign up now!
The 2013 US Open Table Tennis Championships takes place in Las Vegas July 2-6. The entry form is available when you click on this article. Over 75 events will be held at the spacious Las Vegas Convention Center, including Singles, Doubles, Para, Hardbat, and other Specialty Events. The Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is offering special pricing for attendees, and is conveniently located next to the Convention Center: no driving necessary! First deadline is May 11th, and late entry deadline is May 18th, so don’t delay!
Lily Zhang won the 2013, ITTF-North American Cup in Westchester NY. Her ICC/STIGA Team mate, Timothy Wang was runner-up to Andre Ho from Canada. Both Lily and Timothy continue to show consistent winning results in major events. Credit goes to these two talented players and their dedication to training, as-well-as to their coaches and to the tremendous support they all receive from the ICC/STIGA Elite Team.