Category Archives: USATT

ITTF Women’s World Cup (Philadelphia Oct 7-9): Event Schedule and Tickets

worldcupThe state-of-the-art Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University will host the World Cup, which features the 20 best women’s table tennis players on earth. This will be the first time an ITTF World Cup singles event has been hosted on North American soil.

US Nationals Finals and Recap

2016Vegas6Kanak Jha defeated fellow-Olympian Yijun Feng in a tight, seven-game match (-10,-6,10,-5,12,7,9). The match was closely contested throughout with Feng’s reverse backhand and his most effective weapon, giving him an early advantage…

USATT National Championships

Nationals-SM-version-A(1)The National Table Tennis Championships is underway in Las Vegas (July 3 – 8). Over 700 players in almost a hundred events will compete this week in one of the featured table tennis events of the year. This is an Olympic Year and all six US Olympic athletes will be competing…

Paddle Palace Facebook Contest — 2016 U.S. National Table Tennis Championships

JOIN THIS EVENT for a chance win a FREE ENTRY (up to 9 events) to play at the 2016 US National Championships, taking place in Las Vegas July 4-9. And TEN MORE WINNERS will each win one dozen free Nittaku 3-Star Premium 40+ Balls! This is how to enter: 1) Join this event by clicking “Going”, 2) “Like” the Paddle Palace Facebook Page

STIGA Player Yijung Feng Leads Way for TeamUSA

11709645_965700403476168_7184775814364375944_n Yijun Feng earned a spot on the TeamUSA Olympic team on Day 2 of the North American Olympic Qualification Tournament, April 9 in Markham, Ontario. The 19 year-old Feng is the hottest of the American players…

Live Streaming of the 2016 North American Olympic Trials

2691248783976341143 Live Streaming of the Trials.  Tune to PaddlePalace.com to watch all the action.

Streaming – College Table Tennis Championships

lindenwood-womenThe TMS College Table Tennis National Championships is the premier college table tennis event in North America. Hosted by the Round Rock Convention and Visitor Bureau in coordination with the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA), the 2016 Championships will be held Friday, March 25th through Sunday, March 27th in Round Rock, Texas.

Live Streaming of the 2016 North American Olympic Trials

2691248783976341143 Live Streaming of the Trials.  Tune to PaddlePalace.com to watch all the action.

NITTAKU Premium 40+ Named Official Ball for 2017 World Championships

nittaku-justballThe Nittaku 3-Star Premium 40+ is chosen as the official ball for the next World Championships taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany May 29 through June 5, 2017. Nittaku is the “Official Ball Sponsor and Supplier” for the event in Dusseldorf.

Let’s Talk Equipment: What Equipment Do ICC Players Use?

12208457_1025659647480243_6160140624017256354_n Equipment is just one piece in creating a champion. Still, in this sport more than most others, equipment can have a drastic impact on the style and quality of play. That’s why we are taking a close look at the equipment used by the players at ICC. Inarguably, ICC has had a part in creating more champions in the US over the last decade than any other club.

Diagram of a Champion: Jiaqi Zheng

jiaqi2Diagram of a Champion – Jiaqi Zheng. What equipment did Jiaqi use on her way to the 2015 National Championship?

ICC: Amazing Results at 2015 Nationals

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Over the last decade, ICC players have had a tremendous impact on the sport of table tennis in the US.  This year at the 2015 US Nationals was yet another opportunity to showcase their players.  Paddle Palace is proud to sponsor the ICC and its continued efforts towards excellence in our sport.

World Junior Table Tennis Championships – Live Stream Here

KanakJha_800x500Live Streaming of the 2015 World Junior Table Tennis Championships 

JOOLA North American Teams Live Stream

Untitled-3For the 18th edition of NATT’s Teams event, we will be enjoying our third year at our new venue! Traditionally the largest table tennis competition in North America, this three-day tournament features a team component in an otherwise individual-focused sport in the US. The first day will give you an opportunity to play higher and lower ranked teams based on your original seeding and will eventually determine your division placement for the rest of the event. After the first day, teams will spend the remainder of the tournament playing in a large round robin and face equally competitive teams that also placed in the same division. Endurance is a key factor to being successful in this tournament as many players will average 20-25 matches over the three days. If you need a break, we recommend checking out matches from the first division. These players are often local and international professional players and the competition is certainly fierce!

Butterfly Teams Live Stream

2015-Butterfly-TeamsHigh profile table tennis returns to Philadelphia over Thanksgiving weekend after an 8 year hiatus. Philadelphia, famous for its cheesesteaks, universities and American history, played host to the 2008 USA Table Tennis Olympic Trials almost 8 years ago. This year, tournament director Dan Seemiller and tournament referee Mark Nordby are excited to bring almost 70 teams (200+ players) to the City of Brotherly Love for the third Butterfly Thanksgiving Teams event.

Samson Dubina – Olympic Hopeful

In August, Samson Dubina began the process of preparing for the Olympic Trials.  Because of the structure of the Olympics, its a long and difficult road for all of those trying – with only 1 to 3 male athletes able to represent the United States in the sport of Table Tennis.  Samson is currently on the short list of favorites, with a ranking in the Top 8.

USATT Extends Partnership with Nittaku and Paddle Palace

nittaku-justballUSA Table Tennis (USATT), Nittaku, and Paddle Palace jointly announced the extension of their long-time partnership as the Official Ball of USATT through 2019.

2015 US National Championships Return to Las Vegas

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Live Streaming of the 2015 North American Championships

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Building Team USA: Jennifer Wu becomes first to qualify for Rio

wu(2)Yue “Jennifer” Wu won the singles event at the 2015 Pan Am games becoming the first table tennis player to qualify for Team USA for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Wu’s tournament was almost flawless.