May 13

Nothing is Impossible

 

“Nothing is impossible” is the life mantra of Egypt’s arguably most ingenious para-athlete, Ibrahim Hamadtou.

Seeing is believing, with Hamadtou undeniably in a league of his own. After losing his arms in a tragic train accident at ten years old, the Egyptian now plays table tennis by serving the ball through flicking it up with his foot, and playing with the bat held in his mouth.

“I was trying first to use the bat under the arm, and I also tried using other things that weren’t working so well,” says Hamadtou, who first began playing table tennis three years after his accident. “Finally, I tried using my mouth.”

Sadly, it was not only his disability that initially hindered him from achieving his goal of being a table tennis champion. He regularly faced skepticism by most people he came across.
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Sep 20

LVTTC Weekly Tournaments Commencing Every Wed!!!

Las Vegas TTC Weekly Tournaments have commenced! Please visit the club every Wednesday starting at 6:00 PM. The total prize money for this tournament is $100!!! Bring on your best game and may the best man wins!

 

Feb 07

Today’s News

  • Dimitrij Ovtcharov Crowned 2016 Europe Top 16 Champion! (VIDEO)
    Reigning champion Dimitrij Ovtcharov defends his European title winning today’s 2016 Europe Top 16 event defeating Joao Monteiro of Portugal by 4 sets to 2! In the women’s singles final Yanfei Shen beat Hu Melek in 5 sets. Full results and videos below:


    Dimitrij Ovtcharov – Champion of Europe! Photo by: Rita Taborda

    On route to the final Dimitrij Ovtcharov lost to Joao in

Jan 31

Today’s News

  • Ma Long & Wu Yang Are The 2016 German Open Champions! (VIDEOS)
    The prestigious German Open concluded today on the 31st January 2016. The event saw an impressive entry list including the world’s top players entering such as Ma Long, Zhang Jike, Timo Boll, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Fang Bo, Marcos Freitas and many more. World number 1 Ma Long came out on top in superb fashion without dropping a set all the way till the final! The women’s singles final saw China’s defensive player Wu Yang take on Japan’s Kasumi Ishikawa.

    Full results plus videos below.

    <img src="http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/malong2016germanyopenchamp.jpg"

Jan 22

Today’s News

  • Liu Guoliang Announces Basic Line Up – Rio Olympic Team!
    This August will see the spectacular Rio Olympic Games with many table tennis fans currently speculating who the formidable Chinese National Team will be. Liu Guoliang has disclosed a basic line up which you can find out below!


    Men Team Line Up – Photo by: Remy Gros

    Players going to the Rio Olympics will need to go through the Olympic Asian Qualifier system which begins on April 13th-17th in Hong Kong. Each National Association can submit up to 4 players to compete in the qualification tournament.

    Liu

Jan 19

Today’s News

  • Zhang Jike's "Mission" to Play Rio Olympics 2016!
    In a recent interview with Sina Sports, Zhang Jike has expressed how he wants to represent the Chinese National team at Rio Olympic Games this August. This time last year Zhang Jike had some unexpected losses with many fans around the world confused with Zhang Jikes performances. However this month saw Zhang Jike qualify for the World Team Championships proving his worth and qualifying for the team.


    Zhang Jike champion of London 2012! Photo by: Xinhua/Li Gang

    London 2012 Olympic Champion Zhang Jike has been on a rocky road over the

Jan 17

Today’s News

  • Jun Mizutani is the 2016 Japan National Champion! (VIDEO)
    Table Tennis has kicked off to a flying start in 2016 with many great events taking place around the world. This week saw the All Japan Championships take place in the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium and concluded today on the 17th January. Jun Mizutani captured the crown in the men’s singles for a 7th time in his career defeating Chan Kazuhiro. In the women’s singles Kasumi Ishikawa defends her crown and wins against Miu Hirano by 4 games to 1! Full results and videos below.

    <img src="http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/junmizutanialljapan2016champ.jpg"

Jan 10

Today’s News

  • 2016 German Cup Champions Borussia Dusseldorf Sign Anton Kallberg!
    Borussia Dusseldolf are the 2015-2016 German Cup Champions defeating rivals Fulda-Maberzell in the final on the 9th January 2016. Sweden’s Anton Kallberg has signed for the German giants as a shock surprise as Patrick Franziska leave the club.


    Anton Kallberg – 2015 European Junior Champion! Photo by: ITTF

    Anton Kallberg currently players for TTC Hagen in the German Bundesliga and has defeated many top players including Tiago Apolonia, Adrien Mattenet, Yan An, Kim Min Seok, Panagiotis Gionis. Anton is only 18 years old and won the 2015 European

Jan 08

Today’s News

  • Dimitrij Ovtcharov Crowned 2015 Sportsman Of The Year!
    Germany’s Dimtirij Ovtcharov had a fantastic year in 2015, winning the European Championships and the European Games in Baku. The biggest newspapers in Germany have interviewed Dima about his career which you can read here. Yesterday on the 7th of January 2016, SPORT1 one of Facebook’s biggest sports pages from Germany crowned Dimitrij Ovtcharov the best sportsman of the year (2015).


    Dimitrij Ovtcharov winning gold in Baku! Photo

Jan 06

Today’s News

  • Insightful Interview with Dimitrij Ovtcharov 2016!
    Dimitrij Ovtcharov had an incredible year in 2015. At the end of the year (29th December) one of the biggest German Newspapers interviewed the World Number 4 about his thoughts on the current situation in the world of table tennis, his thoughts on the new plastic balls, conditions of the World Tours and the advantage Chinese players have with their equipment.


    Dimitrij Ovtcharov – Photo by: myTischtennis.de

    This is a very insightful Interview into Dimitrij Ovtcharov’s thoughts on table tennis. The original interview is in German which

Jan 05

Today’s News

  • Sabine Winter Joins andro Pro Team!
    23 year old Sabine Winter has just joined the andro Pro Team signing a long term contract. Sabine expressed, “I want to give my best preparation for the Olympic 2016 year. I want to be well prepared and I feel I am with andro due their equipment and great clothing range”. Full report below:

    The German National team player is currently world ranked at 51 and 19 in Europe on the December 2015 rankings. The friendly and authentic personality of Sabine is an ideal ambassafor for andro.

    Sabines results include:
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Dec 13

Today’s News

  • Ma Long and Ding Ning Are The 2015 World Tour Grand Final Champions! (VIDEOS)
    What a year of table tennis! We have seen Ma Long dominate throughout the whole of 2015 winning the World Championships and the World Cup. The last international table tennis match of the year was today on the 13th December held in Portugal, the final of the World Tour Grand Finals between ITTF male star player of the year Ma Long and 18 year old sensation Fan Zhendong! The match went to the absolute wire, you have to watch it below, thrilling table tennis!

    <img src="http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/malonggrandfinalchamp2015.jpg"

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