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!

 

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Aug 07

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  • Zhan Jian is the 2014 Commonwealth Games Champion!
    It was a repeat of the 2000 Commonwealth Games final for Gao Ning as he was left in second place with a silver medal again, four years ago in New Delhi Gao Ning was beaten in the Men’s singles final by Yang Zi. This time around at the 2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow it was Zhan Jian who was able to defeat the top seed in five games to clinch the gold medal (11-9, 11-2, 11-7, 6-11, 11-7).


    Zhan Jian – Photo by: Zimbo

    Four years ago it was Sharath Kamal Achanta of India who was able to take

Aug 01

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  • Jun Mizutani Would Pay To Train With Ma Long & Zhang Jike!
    Japanese front man Jun Mizutani is regarded as the leader of the Japanese team in men’s table tennis, he is currently the highest ranking Japanese player in the world. With this it is no surprise that Mizutani wants to be training with the strongest table tennis players in the world in order to close the parominent gap that lies between him and the Chinese players.


    Jun Mizutani – Photo by: houseofjapan.com

    Ultimately Mizutani would want to be training with world class Chinese players such as Zhang Jike and Ma Long, Mizutani is known already as an

Jul 31

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  • New Two Toned Ball Could Be Used Worldwide!
    The two toned ball that will be used in the semi finals of the 2014 Chinese Super League has sparked a huge interest in the table tennis world. It has been reported by the Chinese State Sports General Administration that the ball will most likely be used in International tournaments in the future as 98% of table tennis associations have shown their support.

    Next week the table tennis

Jun 24

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Jun 15

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  • Johnny Leach M.B.E
    Johnny Leach, M.B.E. passed away on Thursday, 5th June age 91. His contribution to English table tennis is widely recognised as a World Champion and a top player. However, the beneficial impact that he had on the sport working within the English Table Tennis Association and from his commercial activities was arguably of even greater benefit and, with the possible exception of Ivor Montagu, his contribution to the sport in this country was probably greater than any other individual.


    Johnny Leach – Photo by: S&G and Barratts/Empics

    His

Jun 08

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