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  • GB squad reflect on Olympic qualifying event

    April 26, 2021

    The four Team GB players have been reflecting on missing out on securing an Olympics place at the European Singles Qualification Tournament.

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  • Drinkhall misses out on Olympics spot

    April 25, 2021

    Paul Drinkhall missed out on a spot at the Tokyo Olympics as he was beaten in two winner-take-all matches at the European Singles Qualification Tournament.

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  • Olympic dream over for Walker and Carey

    April 24, 2021

    Sam Walker and Charlotte Carey’s hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics are over, leaving Paul Drinkhall to fly the flag for Great Britain.

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  • Carey and Drinkhall still on Olympic trail despite defeats

    April 23, 2021

    Charlotte Carey and Paul Drinkhall have missed their first chance of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics via the European Singles Qualification Tournament – Carey in heartbreaking fashion after missing five match points in her first-stage quarter-final.

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  • GB trio reach knockout stage at Olympic qualifiers

    April 22, 2021

    Paul Drinkhall and Charlotte Carey are still going strong in the European Singles Qualification Tournament, but Tin-Tin Ho and Sam Walker have been eliminated. 

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  • Drinkhall double on day one in Portugal

    April 21, 2021

    Paul Drinkhall started with a double victory and Sam Walker, Charlotte Carey and Tin-Tin Ho also picked up wins as the European Singles Qualification Tournament got under way in Portugal today.

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  • Olympic qualifiers draw revealed – how to watch

    April 20, 2021

    The four-strong Team GB contingent at the European Singles Qualification Tournament in Portugal have discovered their first-stage opponents as they battle to secure a place at the Tokyo Olympics.

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  • Olympic chance a bonus, says Sam Walker

    April 19, 2021

    Sam Walker says he feels no pressure as he prepares for an unexpected crack at securing qualification for the Tokyo Olympics.

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  • Why Germany practice is perfect for Pitchford

    April 12, 2021

    Liam Pitchford believes that missing the European Olympic qualifiers in favour of elite practice opportunities in Germany will help him get in the best shape for Tokyo.

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  • Marking 50 years of ‘Ping Pong Diplomacy’

    Look back at the remarkable ‘Ping Pong Diplomacy’ visit by the US team to China 50 years ago this month.

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  • GB quartet target Olympic place at qualifiers

    April 8, 2021

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

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  • New look for ETTU

    April 7, 2021

    The European Table Tennis Unior (ETTU) celebrated World Table Tennis Day yesterday by launching its new logo.

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  • Selection process for European Youth Championships

    April 1, 2021

    England will send a full team to the European Youth Championships, scheduled to be held in Croatia in July.

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  • Fatigue cost me in final, says Pitchford

    March 18, 2021

    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 – plus reaction from Paul Drinkhall and Tin-Tin Ho to the tournament.

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  • Sandra’s at centre of ITTF equality campaign

    March 17, 2021

    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 leading roles in the sport.

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  • 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 Doha.

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  • Pitchford blitzes his way into semi-final

    March 16, 2021

    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 qualifying tournament in Doha.

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  • Drinkhall out, but Pitchford has another chance

    March 15, 2021

    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 the top two GB players today. 

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  • Ho and Carey beaten, but men go through

    March 14, 2021

    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 in six games to higher-ranked opponents.

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  • Olympic qualifiers – where to watch

    March 13, 2021

    Charlotte Carey will be the first Great Britain player in action as the World Singles Qualification Tournament gets under way on Sunday morning.

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