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Pride awards place volunteers in limelight The Pride of Table Tennis Awards are getting a makeover to ensure they are an even bigger and better celebration of the volunteers who are the sport's lifeblood.

Table tennis round-up: Cox stars as Spalding and District League action kicks off The second week of the new Spalding and District Table Tennis League season saw the divisional matches get under way. A Moulton Shield Cup match was also played on catch up from the previous week. This was between Nets and Edges and Mine's a Pint. Nets and Edges' composition has altered this year with Jack Sawyer joining Reece Kerry to make a duo.

Impressive field ready for Stockton 4 The Tees Active Stockton-On-Tees 4 Star Junior Championships, which are being organised by the Cleveland Table Tennis Association, have received a bumper entry for the competition which is being played at Thornaby Pavilion this weekend.

High five for Sophie! Dorset's Sophie Barcsai was one of 12 girls invited to participate in the 2019 Stiga Masters Minimes in Blegny at the weekend. The invitation was in response to her Top 20-finish at the recent Euro Mini Championships in Strasbourg. In the Belgian event, Sophie was representing Hungary.

Table tennis results Big wins and close calls were on order for last week's Tuesday and Wednesday Naracoorte table tennis competition. After the holiday break some of the players were a bit rusty. The Landslides team had a 9-3 win over Sinkholes, who could only manage to take three singles.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Debut Latest Single "King Kong" After nearly two years since their last official studio release, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has shared an official single, "King Kong," available now on all digital service providers. To coincide with the release, the band premiered the official music video, directed by famed photographer Jay Blakesberg, on Rolling Stone Country.

Manohar tops the table at paddlers' tourney Manohar emerged victorious by thrashing Rama Rao Aleti with a 11-13, 11-2, 11-4, 11-8 scoreline in the final. In the men's 50+ final, P. Suresh defeated MVN Kishore Kumar 11-7, 10-12, 11-4, 7-11, 11-9. Nataraj Sharma pulled out his top game by beating Y.

Naseem Triumphs in Edinburgh Banded Zeesth Naseem came out on top at Saturday's Edinburgh Banded. As ever with these events each of the 6 bands was packed with tight and enjoyable matches. With players in Band 1 all playing 8 matches it was a test of stamina and concentration as much as skill - there were certainly some weary bodies and minds by the end!

Lindsay Muir awarded Honorary Life Membership Lindsay Muir has received Honorary Life Membership of Table Tennis Scotland. He was presented with it at Bell's Sports Centre, Perth during the opening fixtures of the 2019-20 Scottish National League season.

Global Ping-pong Bats Market Economic Trends, Industry Development, Challenges, Forecast and Strategies To 2024 Ping-pong Bats Market 2019 report contains a focused socio-economic, political, and environmental analysis of the factors affecting the Ping-pong Bats industry. The report contains an analysis of the technologies involved in production, application and much more.

Emmanuel Commey Eyes 2019 SWAG Best Table Tennis Award Emmanuel Commey, a member of the Ghana Table Tennis Team that has qualified to play at the 2020 World Championship says he is the right man to be decorated with the Sports Writers Association of Ghana 2019 Table Tennis Player of the Year.

Imtitemjen Memorial Table Tennis Tournament concludes 22 : The 16th Imtitemjen Memorial Table Tennis Tournament organised by Mokokchung District Table Tennis Association culminated at Multi-Sports Complex, Mokokchung on October 22. Imsutongzuk won the Men's Single championship title, while Limsor bagged Under-21 Single's champion title.

Match Preview: Bournemouth 2nds vs UOG UOG are still looking for their first win of the season, they travel to Bournemouth, the scene of their first win last year. Kieran Horn has more.

Wladyslawowo ready for next generation - International Table Tennis Federation By Ian Marshall, Editor A busy schedule lies ahead for the 68 players and associated coaches, all with aspirations of following in the footsteps the young Chinese players and perhaps even going beyond.

Felix Lartey moulding a new generation of stars for Ghana - International Table Tennis Federation By Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Africa Press Officer According to Nathaniel Kwesi Somuah, Media Officer for Ghana Table Tennis Association, Felix Lartey has been nursing the dream of giving back to his community. Notably Felix Lartey gained employment with the Ghana Immigration Service after he was discovered playing for the Black Loopers of Ghana.

Smashed the Midlands! Next is Durham! The event is free to attend, but booking is required and limited to two spaces per club/league. You can also save the date for the following conferences. To find your nearest conference, see below:. Further venues will be revealed in due course.

Grand Prix series: Hatfield draw, plus new venue announced The draw for the Hatfield Grand Prix has been released - and we have also announced an exciting new venue for the final Grand Prix of the season in June. Serial Grand Prix winner Chris Doran heads the seedings for the men's singles, ahead of Luke Savill and Ismaila Akindiya.

Coaching tip of the Week: How to Stop the Short Receive Coaching tip of the Week: How to Stop the Short Receive. One of the most effective ways to return a short serve is to push it back short and low, making it hard for the server to attack. This is very common at the higher levels, but even at lower levels there are players who do this.

Braintree League: Rayne head tight table A strong win for Rayne D, a win with two players for Liberal C and a first defeat for Black Notley F means that only one point separates the top three teams in Division Two of the Braintree Table Tennis League. The most important win was for Rayne E, who held on to top spot after beating Notley F in a match where no one remained unbeaten.

Clacton & District: Bunce leads Kestrels to win The best performance of the week came in Division Two of the Clacton and District League where a fine all-round team performance saw Windsor Kestrels emerge surprise 6-4 winners against Brotherhood D.

Chelmsford & District: Maldon set cracking pace Maldon A continue to carry all before them in the first division of the Chelmsford and District Table Tennis League. Setting a pace of which Eliud Kipchoge might be proud they have scored 47 points out of 50. Alex Abbott, Trevor Lloyd and John Poysden despatched Chelmsford C 10-0.

Collier in rich vein of form for WBL leaders Joola Plymouth lead the way and are unbeaten after the first weekend of the Women's British League. Evie Collier, who averaged 90% for the leaders, won the player of the weekend award, while Division Five leaders Wensum were the team of the weekend.

Ghana's Lartey launches Table Tennis Foundation Felix Lartey, Ghana's table tennis top seed, has outdoored a Table Tennis Foundation aimed at promoting the sport in his community. The foundation would promote table tennis and the need for education among young people living within the James Town and its surrounding towns.

Super silver for Naphong and Georgios! Naphong Boonyaprapa and Georgios Gerakios are international silver medallists, reaching the final of the Cadet Boys' Doubles at the Egypt Junior and Cadet Open in Sharm El Sheikh.

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