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  1. Importance of mental resilience

    Dominique Plattner, ITTF High Performance Manager Have you ever wondered how world class players are able to deal with the enormous pressure that they face? The approaches they use differ vastly but elite athletes clearly succed in many instances. What sets them apart? Practice, practice, practice. Mental training doesn’t offer a quickfix solution, as is […]

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  2. 2020 With The Future In Mind scholarships announced

    by Dora Jeler, ITTF High Performance and Development Operations Manager Two years still remain for the younger generation scholarship holders; their big event being the Dakar 2022 Youth Olympic Games; for the more senior the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is the goal. Notably, Senegal’s Ibrahima Diaw has qualified for the men’s singles event. Likewise Puerto […]

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  3. Socially Awesome: The best of ITTF World this week!

    by Kabir Nagpal Being social doesn’t have to be in person! Amazing technology in our hands today, players, fans and the ITTF across social media have engaged in fun activities to keep everyone busy expressing their love for this amazing sport. It has become increasingly important to keep everyone involved at such a difficult time […]

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  4. Hyun Junghwa, inner strength and great pride

    by Kabir Nagpal In November 1969, Kim Malsoon had a baby daughter that would grow up to follow her father’s instructions of running after her passion. The love of table tennis was sown deep and early for Hyun Junghwa; it was only made stronger by the influence of her long time coach Lee Dalsup. Style of […]

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  5. Primorac Exclusive: How players are coping with pandemic

    Effect of Tokyo 2020 postponement “All of the players agree that the decision to postpone the Olympic and Paralympic Games until the summer of 2021 was the only viable option, given the continued uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused globally. It’s imperative to put the health and safety of the athletes, coaches, officials and […]

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  6. ITTF workforce united for table tennis

    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the entire world, including the sporting industry, causing the mass postponement of events. On Sunday 29 March 2020, the ITTF announced the suspension of all international table tennis events until 30 June 2020. The knock-on financial implications of an extended period of not hosting events has led to all […]

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  7. Africa concludes successful Hopes and Cadet weeks

    by Dora Jeler, High Performance & Development Operations Manager Following the 2020 Congo Junior and Cadet Open held in Kinshasa; guided by Paul Tiendrebeogo, the ITTF West Africa Regional Development Officer, players at the Central Africa Hopes and Cadet Week and Challenge were able to focus on improving weaknesses identified during the preceding tournament. Positive […]

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  8. Don’t be fooled! 10 fun facts about the players…

    By James Francis 1. Chen Meng has won more ITTF World Tour singles titles than any other currently active female player? TRUE! The world no.1 clinched her 17th women’s singles title on the ITTF World Tour by winning last month’s Qatar Open. That saw Chen Meng overtake Liu Shiwen’s 16 titles, while fellow Chinese great […]

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  9. ITTF Athletes Commission letter to the ITTF Executive Committee

    (PDF version) March 26, 2020 Attn: ITTF Executive Committee Members Dear Members, We, the ITTF Athletes Commission, write this letter upon the conclusion of our Video Conference Meeting on March 26, 2020. First, we would like to commend the decision to postpone the Olympic and Paralympic Games and applaud the IOC and also all those […]

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  10. ITTF Rankings update

    The current ITTF Rankings remain the same as those released in March 2020, due to the need to further evaluate all implications related to the postponement of ITTF events, travel restrictions and other complications, with scope for further decisions on potentially necessary adjustments. As soon as the ITTF Executive Committee passes judgement on the above, expected […]

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