STIGA 70th Anniversary Video

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We invite you to view STIGA’s 70th Anniversary Video. During our 70 years a lot of things have happened in the world of table tennis. World Champions have come and gone, rules and surroundings have changed, new and innovative products have been developed. This is a history we want to share with all of you!

STIGA – Airoc Rubber

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Presenting the newest rubber from STIGA! Adopted for the upcoming poly ball with the new Oxygen Capsule System. Available soon in S and M.

Calibra Tour: The Rubber for Optimum Ball Contact

calibratourView this great video to learn about the new STIGA Calibra Tour rubbers. The new supermatted surface gives you the optimal ball contact. Take control over the ball and take your game to a new level!

Lily Zhang Wins Women’s ITTF-North American Cup Title

Lily Zhang US Nat 2012 ALily 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.

World Champion Fan Zhendon Signs with STIGA!

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One of Chinas’ biggest hopes for the future Fan Zhendong, has signed a long term agreement with STIGA! Fan Zhendong who has two years left as a junior teams up with superstar Xu Xin as a very strong STIGA team for the future.

20 Table Tennis Tips That Will Lead You to a Winning Game

Tahl at tableTahl Leibovitz first picked up a table tennis racket at the South Queens Boys Club when he was 14 years old, but his talent in the sport did not come easy. With benign bone tumors throughout most of his body – including his playing arm, it was difficult for Leibovitz to play. “Table tennis kept me out of trouble, and it had a strong mental component that I continue to enjoy.” Leibovitz says he will continue to play by this motto: “In order to succeed, one must dare to fail.”

Lily Zhang and Timothy Wang Finish at the top of the US Team Trials!

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Congratulations to Timothy Wang and Lily Zhang for their respective number 1 finishes at the US Team Trials in San Jose, CA. In her charge to the number one spot on the Women’s Team, Lily did not loss a single match, while Timothy finished as number one on the Men’s Team with just one match loss! With these impressive finishes the two US National Champions continue to show why they deserve to be at the top of US table tennis.

Zhou Xin Recognized as 2012 Coach of the Year

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Congratulations to Zhou Xin who has been recognized by the USATT as its 2012 National Coach of the Year. Zhou coaches out of the ICC club and works with Lily Zhang and Timothy Wang among the many other oustanding players from that nationally recognized program.

Xu Xin Takes Over the World No. 1 Spot Using His STIGA Rosewood NCT V Blade

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Winner of the Men’s Singles title at the GAC GROUP 2012 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Hangzhou in December 2012, China’s Xu Xin is the new World no.1. The devastating left handed pen-holder, who will celebrated his 23rd birthday on Tuesday 8th January 2013, replaces colleague Zhang Jike at the top of the Men’s World Rankings. On the lists published by the International Table Tennis Federation on Friday 4th January 2013, Zhang Jike, the reigning World champion in addition to being gold medallist at the London 2012 Olympic Games and top of the rankings since July 2012, falls one place to no.2.

Lily Zhang on Mental Toughness

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Lily Zhang won the 2013 US Women’s Singles Championship after traveling from India, where she recorded a personal best finish in the quarters, at the World Junior Championships. Here she talks about the elements of the mental game and how important those elements are to achieving and sustaining a high performance level.

Timothy Wang Reigns As Three Time 2012 US National Champion

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Timothy Wang’s game seems to rise above those around him as if by magic. Ask him how he manages to make the most of the big situations and he’ll tell you about his determination and a fighting spirit that never quits. A key member of the STIGA ICC Elite Team, Timothy credits his coaches Massimo Constantini for keeping him focused and Zhou Xin for keeping his game sharp.

Lily Zhang Captures Her First Women’s Singles US National Championship!

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2012 has been a year to remember for the young and talented Lily Zhang, the pride of STIGA’s ICC Elite Team. She has had a dream year, earning titles and breaking new ground for the US on the international scene.

STIGA California State Open Tournament: Dec 7-9 2012

Registration for the 2012 STIGA California State Open is now open. Check out the variety of play options in this well know table tennis tournament. Hosted by ICC, in Milpitas, CA. this year’s event continues a tradition of high caliber players honing their craft as they get ready for the US National Championships. Entry form and rules can be downloaded or printed out for easy entry!

New Calibra Family Of Rubber From STIGA: Choose Your Trajectory

This cool new table tennis video featuring Jean-Michel Saive, welcomes you to STIGA’s Calibra family of rubbers with plenty of slow motion shots showing the spin and trajectory these exceptional rubbers produce. You can read complete descriptions of each rubber’s attributes by clicking on their name at the bottom of the video window!

Grant Li: College Life With Table Tennis Brings Great Rewards


Overall, I’ve learned an important lesson. I’ve learned that the decision to continue playing is yours. Regardless of the environment or playing conditions, if you want to keep playing table tennis, then you will. It’s easy to come up with excuses to not practice. You could say that you’re too busy and that you should focus on school or try out new things. But the reality is that playing a couple hours every week won’t take away much of your free time, and if you hadn’t practiced, you probably wouldn’t be spending that time meaningfully anyway.

2012 World Veterans Table Tennis Championships, Stockholm, Sweden

3500 players from over 45 countries are playing in the World Veterans Table Tennis Championships in Stockholm, Sweden on June 25-30, 2012. Taking place every 2 years, the first World Veterans Championships took place in 1982.

Cheyenne Mountain Grad Signs Unusual Scholarship Based on Pingpong

With his red-and-black STIGA endorsed paddle Preiss has toured 11 countries and more than half the states showing off his forehand and backhand opposite his father Scott, racking up 30,000 miles a year.
This fall he’ll go from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Mo., one of the top table tennis colleges in the nation, to play table tennis and golf.

Ariel Hsing Interview with NPR Reporter Dave DeWitt

Ariel Hsing and her STIGA/ICC Elite Teammates Lily Zhang and Timothy Wang, are on their way to London to play in the 2012 Olympic Summer Table Tennis Games. Ariel Hsing talks about the experience of making the team on NPR shortly after grabbing the first spot on the US Olympic team in Cary, NC

Three STIGA / ICC Elite Table Tennis Team Players are Olympic Bound!

The Olympic trials are over and the results are in! All three STIGA/ICC Elite Table Tennis Team champions who competed for a coveted spot on the 2012 Olympic team made the cut. Ariel Hsing, Timothy Wang, and Lily Zhang are all headed to the London games this summer.

STIGA Inks Official Table Sponsorship for the 2013 and 2015 World Team Cup

 
Mats Bandstigen, the Sports President and Chief Executive Officer of STIGA, was delighted with the agreement.
“STIGA is very happy and proud to become the Official Table Supplier of the World Team Cup 2013 and 2015”, he explained. “This important STIGA sponsorship is the latest of many efforts by STIGA to support table tennis worldwide.”