Marking 50 years of ‘Ping Pong Diplomacy’

World Table Tennis has produced a video looking back at the remarkable ‘Ping Pong Diplomacy’ visit by the US team to China 50 years ago... Continue reading

April 12, 2021 | Paul Stimpson

GB quartet target Olympic place at qualifiers

Four Team GB players will compete at the European Singles Qualification Tournament in Portugal this month, with places at the Olympic Games at stake. A... Continue reading

April 8, 2021 | Paul Stimpson

New look for ETTU

The European Table Tennis Unior (ETTU) celebrated World Table Tennis Day yesterday by launching its new logo. A statement on the ETTU website says: “The... Continue reading

April 7, 2021 | Paul Stimpson

Selection process for European Youth Championships

England will send a full team to the European Youth Championships, scheduled to be held in Croatia in July. Because of the pandemic, the tournament... Continue reading

April 1, 2021 | Paul Stimpson

Fatigue cost me in final, says Pitchford

Liam Pitchford feels fatigue from his epic semi-final proved costly as he was beaten in the phase 2 final at the world Olympic qualifying tournament... Continue reading

March 18, 2021 | Paul Stimpson

Sandra’s at centre of ITTF equality campaign

Table Tennis England Chairman Sandra Deaton has been singled out as an inspiring role model by an ITTF campaign to empower more women to play... Continue reading

March 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson

Pitchford beaten in Olympic qualifiers final

Liam Pitchford’s Olympic dreams are on hold for now after he lost in the final of the second stage of the world qualifying tournament in... Continue reading

March 17, 2021 | Paul Stimpson

Pitchford blitzes his way into semi-final

Liam Pitchford once again stands two wins away from a place at the Tokyo Olympics after a thumping win in the second phase of the... Continue reading

March 16, 2021 | Paul Stimpson

Drinkhall out, but Pitchford has another chance

Liam Pitchford will hope for better fortunes in stage two of the Olympic singles qualifying tournament, but Paul Drinkhall’s tournament is over following defeats for... Continue reading

March 15, 2021 | Paul Stimpson

Ho and Carey beaten, but men go through

Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall are safely into day two of the Olympic qualifying tournament, but Tin-Tin Ho and Charlotte Carey lost their second-round matches... Continue reading

March 14, 2021 | Paul Stimpson