International News Articles


  • Juniors make the most of Linz link

    February 18, 2021

    WATCH: England junior players were given inside access to a training session at one of the biggest clubs in Europe – and the chance to question one of the top European players.

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  • Home Nations come together for e-camp

    February 17, 2021

    England hosted a three-day Home Nations performance e-camp, alongside athletes from Scotland and Wales, and Jersey’s Hannah Silcock.

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  • Paralympian Daybell takes on mentoring role

    February 15, 2021

    Para table tennis star Kim Daybell, who put his Tokyo ambitions on hold last March to join the NHS fight against COVID-19, has taken on a role as a mentor with the True Athlete Project (TAP).

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  • Tom and David step up their injury comebacks

    February 9, 2021

    England duo Tom Jarvis and David McBeath are stepping up their rehab after hip operations by returning to the table at squad practice sessions in Nottingham.

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  • New bat colours revealed!

    February 8, 2021

    The future of table tennis will be brighter after the International Table Tennis Federation revealed the four new colours which will be allowed as racket coverings – watch video showing how the process has unfolded.

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  • Have your say on Junior category expansion

    January 29, 2021

    Table Tennis England is asking for the views of members on the domestic implications of a change in youth categories by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).

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  • Baggaley finds ‘The Flash’ too hot in final

    January 25, 2021

    Andrew Baggaley was defeated in the final of the inaugural World Ping Pong Masters as Germany’s Alexander Flemming finally got his hands on a big prize on English soil.

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  • Applications open for Birmingham 2022 umpires

    January 22, 2021

    Table Tennis England has opened the process of Umpire Selection for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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  • Olympic qualifiers postponed

    January 18, 2021

    The European Olympic Qualifying Tournament has been pushed back from February to April.

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  • European Championships qualifiers cancelled

    January 13, 2021

    England men will go through automatically to this year’s European Championships after their qualifying stage was cancelled because of the pandemic. However, the women’s team will have to wait to find out when they will play qualifying rounds.

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  • Pitchford retains top-15 place in rankings

    January 8, 2021

    Liam Pitchford is at No 15 and Paul Drinkhall, Sam Walker and Tin-Tin Ho are in their respective top 100s as the new-style ITTF world ranking lists are published for the first time this week.

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  • Sandra Deaton reappointed to key ITTF committee

    January 7, 2021

    Table Tennis England Chairman Sandra Deaton has been reappointed to the influential International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Nominations Committee.

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  • Four selected for Olympic qualifying tournament

    January 5, 2021

    Great Britain are sending the maximum permitted four players to the European Olympic Qualifying Tournament in February.

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  • Kelly Sibley appointed England women’s coach

    December 23, 2020

    Kelly Sibley is targeting more Commonwealth Games success for England after being appointed National Coach for the England women’s team through to the Birmingham 2022 Games.

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  • World Championships cancelled

    December 22, 2020

    The delayed World Team Championships 2020, due to be held in South Korea at the end of February, have been cancelled – the first time since the Second World War that the Championships will not be held.

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  • Table tennis awarded UK Sport funding to 2024

    December 18, 2020

    British table tennis has been awarded £1.35 million UK Sport funding through to the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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  • Pitchford’s Champions League campaign is over

    December 17, 2020

    Liam Pitchford’s Champions League dream will have to wait for another year at least as his UMMC team were defeated in the semi-finals by Borussia Dusseldorf.

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  • Pitchford victory puts UMMC into last four

    December 15, 2020

    Liam Pitchford chiselled out the vital victory as his UMMC side reached the last four of the Champions League with a 3-1 victory over Bogoria Mazowiecki of Poland – but Sam Walker’s Hennebont went out in the quarter-finals.

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  • World Veteran Championships cancelled

    The World Veteran Championships, due to be held in Bordeaux at the end of April 2021, have been cancelled.

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  • Walker wins as Hennebont advance

    December 14, 2020

    Sam Walker won on his first appearance in the Champions League to help his club Hennebont secure a place in the knockout stage.

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