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.

DHS Top Ten Rallies of 2014

top10ralliesVideo of the DHS Top Ten table tennis rallies of 2014. Sit back and enjoy! Relive the magic moments of the past twelve months, and enjoy the DHS Top Ten Rallies of the Year . Let the stars of the world entertain you! Revel in defensive skills as the ball is returned from nearer the courts surrounds than the table with pinpoint accuracy. And enjoy breath-taking top spin rallies as the players of the modern era demonstrate their amazing athletic skills.

Lily Zhang: Looking Forward to the Youth Olympic Games

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USA’s star, Lily Zhang, had outstanding wins in the USA matches against the top teams in the world in the Championship Division of the World Table Tennis Championships in Tokyo in May, 2014. Lily is USA’s best hope for winning an Olympic Medal in Table Tennis. She is on her way to Nanjing, China for the Youth Olympic Games.

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.

Pledge Your Support for Table Tennis on USA Network TV!

Reflex Sports and Alpha Productions, two well known names in US table tennis, are planning a series of action-packed, fast-paced 1-hour shows of World-Class Table Tennis for broadcast on U.S. Network TV! Including action from the WTTC, World Junior Championships, World Cup, Pro Tour, European Championships & more! Read about the shows and how your pledge can help make this happen!

Dima Wins Bronze Medals

Dimitrij Ovtcharov took the bronze medal in men’s singles and contributed to the winning of the bronze medal in the men’s team event in London at the 2012 Olympics.

Review of new plastic Table Tennis Ball

Australian Olympian William Henzell received a proto-type of the new plastic table tennis ball at the 2012 World Championships in Dortmund. This excellent video shows his frank and thorough review of his test of the ball. Everyone is curious about the new balls and there are many questions that William addresses such as, “How differently will they play?”, “Will there be less spin?”, “Are they going to be faster or slower?”. Also included in this Paddle Palace blog is a written transcription of his review.

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.

Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang Talk to Bay Area TV About London and the World Games

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Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang talk about their road to London in this Bay Area TV interview. Ariel Hsing & Lily Zhang are two exceptional table tennis players with Olympic Dreams. We are very proud of our young stars. What a great example of youth in our sport. Good luck to our Olympic hopefuls!

Racket Testing Video from International Table Tennis Federation

ITTFThis video from ITTF International Table Tennis Federation shows an ITTF official performing and explaining step-by-step a real-life racket testing for an international competition. He checks for ITTF rubber approval then does the four tests for Flatness, Thickness, VOC gas, and Gloss.

NITTAKU Selected Again as Official Ball of USA Table Tennis

NITTAKU, PADDLE PALACE, and USATT are pleased to announce the selection of the NITTAKU 3-Star Premium Ball as the official ball of USA Table Tennis for 2012-2015. NITTAKU is the exclusive ball for the U.S. Open and the U.S. National Championships. NITTAKU 3-Star Premium ball has long been recognized by top players around the world as the highest quality ball. NITTAKU is the official ball for the 2012 Olympics in London.

1991 Korean Women’s World Championship Team Subject of 2012 Movie

Movie "Korea" “Korea”, the movie coming to theaters early next year, is based on the true story of the South Korean and North Korean women’s table tennis teams combining forces at the World Table Tennis Championships in Chiba, Japan. The story is shown through the eyes of Hyun Jung Hwa, the 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist, former South Korea National Team head coach, as well as national hero and celebrity. Hyun herself played a large part in the creation of the movie…