Latest news on Liam Pitchford


  • England stars well prepared for competition return

    February 24, 2021

    The long wait for competitive action is nearly over for the England stars heading off to compete at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Middle East Hub.

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  • Pathway funding a big positive, says Pitchford

    January 15, 2021

    England No 1 Liam Pitchford has welcomed UK Sport’s investment of £1.35 million to fund British table tennis through to the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pitchford into Champions League quarters

    December 12, 2020

    Liam Pitchford’s double put his UMMC team into the Champions League quarter-finals today thanks to a 3-1 overall victory against Sporting Clube de Portugal.

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  • Pitchford has eyes on the top prize

    December 10, 2020

    Liam Pitchford and Sam Walker are preparing for Champions League action with the clubs, starting in Dusseldorf tomorrow. Find out what both have to say about the competition.

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  • I know what I need to work on, says Pitchford

    November 27, 2020

    Liam Pitchford has reflected on his return to international table tennis after the long months away, as his three-tournament stay in China came to an end at the WTT Macao event. 

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  • Pitchford knocked out of WTT Macao

    November 26, 2020

    Liam Pitchford was knocked out of the WTT Macao competition as South Korea’s Jeoung Youngsik won a close match in the Battle Round Two stage.

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  • Pitchford takes to WTT in style with opening victory

    November 25, 2020

    Liam Pitchford’s first experience of World Table Tennis was a positive one as he recovered from losing the first set to beat South Korea’s Jang Woojin 3-1 (9-11, 11-4, 11-10, 11-7).

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  • Pitchford excited by new WTT era

    November 24, 2020

    Liam Pitchford will play South Korea’s Jang Woojin as a new era of World Table Tennis is launched in Macao tomorrow – and is excited by the new look and new format it brings.

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  • Not good enough, admits honest Pitchford

    November 20, 2020

    Liam Pitchford admitted his match against Hugo Calderano at the ITTF Finals left him feeling “disappointed and quite angry with myself”.

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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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  • Calderano up first for Pitchford at ITTF Finals

    November 18, 2020

    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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  • 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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  • 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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