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  • Pitchford sent tumbling by Calderano

    November 19, 2020

    Liam Pitchford fell at the first stage of the ITTF Finals in Zhengzhou as he ran into world No 6 Hugo Calderano in blistering form.

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  • Vacancy for National Women’s Coach

    November 18, 2020

    Applications are sought for a National Coach to lead the England women’s team into the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

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  • Calderano up first for Pitchford at ITTF Finals

    Liam Pitchford will face Brazil’s Hugo Calderano in the first round of the ITTF Finals in China tomorrow – with a likely meeting against World No 1 Fan Zhendong waiting for the winner.

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  • Pitchford’s World Cup ended by Ovtcharov in thriller

    November 14, 2020

    Liam Pitchford was edged out of the Dishang ITTF Men’s World Cup by Dimitrij Ovtcharov today in a thrilling match lasting just under an hour.

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  • Pitchford storms into World Cup knockout stage

    November 13, 2020

    Liam Pitchford is into the knockout round of the Dishang ITTF Men’s World Cup in China thanks to two impressive victories today.

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  • How to watch Liam’s World Cup campaign

    November 12, 2020

    Liam Pitchford has been drawn against the USA’s Kanak Jha and Chuang Chih-Yuan of Chinese Taipei in the group stage of the Men’s World Cup – find out how you can watch.

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  • Ivor Montagu, table tennis and Apartheid

    November 11, 2020

    Veteran table tennis player Stuart Sweeney has used lockdown to research and write this fascinating article about the part played by table tennis and England’s Ivor Montagu in the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa.

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  • I’m in great shape for restart, says Pitchford

    November 10, 2020

    Liam Pitchford is cutting a relaxed and confident figure as he prepares for two massive tournaments as international table tennis returns after the enforced break.

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  • ITTF seeks Tribunal members

    November 6, 2020

    The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is inviting applications from experienced legal professionals and sports subject matter experts to form a Panel of Tribunal Members.

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  • Emily grateful to ‘agent’ Maria for league chance

    November 4, 2020

    Emily Bolton does not (yet) have an agent to help map her table tennis career – but she might want to consider putting fellow England international Maria Tsaptsinos on a retainer!

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  • Maria makes step up in Greece

    October 28, 2020

    Maria Tsaptsinos is leading the way as her AEK Athens team steps into the top division of the Greek league.

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  • Drinkhall’s winning start in France

    October 26, 2020

    Paul Drinkhall got off to a winning start on his debut for Jura Morez in the French table tennis league, but could not help his team to overall victory.

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  • ITTF Foundation on shortlist at prestigious awards

    October 23, 2020

    The ITTF Foundation has been shortlisted in four categories, including two special coronavirus classes, at the Sport Business Awards 2020.

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  • English trio relishing return to competition

    October 20, 2020

    The long wait is nearly over for Liam Pitchford, Paul Drinkhall and Sam Walker as they tune up for their return to competitive table tennis.

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  • World Junior Championships cancelled

    October 13, 2020

    The World Junior Championships, scheduled to be held in Guimaraes, Portugal, from November 29 to December 6, has been cancelled.

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  • Simon ready for marathon effort in Birmingham 2022 bid

    October 10, 2020

    Simon Heaps is ready for a 24-hour table tennis marathon to help fund his dream of competing in para table tennis at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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  • Gavin Evans to lead England men to Birmingham 2022

    October 9, 2020

    Gavin Evans has been formally appointed as England National Men’s Coach through to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and is relishing the opportunities ahead.

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  • Team England name Simon as table tennis team leader

    October 8, 2020

    Table Tennis England Director of Sport Simon Mills has been announced as England’s team leader for table tennis at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

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  • ETTU committee roles confirmed

    October 6, 2020

    Table Tennis England Board members Simon Griew and Susie Venner are among the English representation on European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) committees.

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  • Durban to host 2023 ITTF World Championships Finals

    September 29, 2020

    The ITTF’s first ever virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held yesterday, Monday 28th of September, when it was announced that the 2023 ITTF World […]

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