2015 US National Championships Return to Las Vegas
Watch Live Streaming of the 2015 North American Championships
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.
Congratulations to Team ICC coach, Wang Jinxin, for winning the 2015 US Open Championship. Wang Jinxin upset top seed, and World No. 54, Crisan Adrian (ROM) 4-2 in the finals.
Train with a World Champion! A Five Day Camp with 1971 Champion Stellan Bengtsson.
Learn from the same coach that has helped Waldner and Persson.
LEAVING LAS VEGAS: Congratulations Wang Jinxin, Miyu Maeda, and all the other US Open Champions
Watch the 2015 US Open Here – Live Feed of Featured Table, Links to Updates
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.
Check back here as we follow Texas Wesleyan University in their run for a twelfth consecutive National Collegiate Table Tennis title.
A Conversation with Paralympic Gold Medalist Tahl Leibovitz on his latest book, Ping Pong for Fighters: An interview by Michael Landers
Video of 2014 US National Men’s Champion, Jim Butler. The former 3-time US National Men’s Champion (1990, 1992, 1993), returns to win his 4th National Championship 21 years later! View highlights of his 2014 US Nationals Championships play.
Video tribute to Lily Zhang, the 2014 US Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles Champion. In 2014 Lily represented USA admirably at the World Championships, Youth Olympics, and Junior World Championships where she brought home two medals and helped TEAM USA reach the podium.
Lily Zhang does not disappoint. Touted as one of Team USA’s brightest stars heading into the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, the 2012 Olympian successfully captured the bronze medal in women’s singles table tennis Wednesday morning. Zhang had already been receiving attention as the only American to compete at an Olympic Games prior to the Youth Olympic Games, and now she has made history again as the first American to win a table tennis medal at either the Olympic Games or the Youth Olympic Games.
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.”
A comprehensive review from Larry Hodges about the Nittaku Premium 40+ poly balls, available in October. What is it like? How sturdy and durable is it? How does it compare in size and hardness? What are the results of a bounce test? How does it perform when serving, blocking, looping, counter-driving, hitting, and chopping? How will it affect players of various playing styles?
The introduction of the new plastic “Poly Ball” for table tennis has created a lot of excitement in the table tennis world. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions with answers direct from Paddle Palace
Charlie Disney passed away recently. Anybody who has been in table tennis for a long time will know of Charlie. And anybody who doesn’t know Charlie is still affected by his table tennis legacy, as Charlie is somebody who made a big mark on the sport. In this posting are notes and an obituary from Don Larson, and notes from Sheri Cioroslan (formerly Sheri Soderberg) who knew Charlie well from their club in Minneapolis.