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Players for STARTS ITTF Women’s World Cup

Lausanne, Aug 13, 2013: The 20 players invited to compete in the STARTS 2013 ITTF Women’s World Cup, to be held in Kobe, Japan on 21-23 September 2013, has been revealed by the International Table Tennis Federation. The world’s best female Table Tennis players have battled through qualifications for the past 4


Tennis, Russia boys and USA girls win titles

Prostejov – Czech Republic, August 10, 2013: Russia boys and USA girls won the overall titles at the 2013 ITF World Junior Tennis Finals place in Prostejov, Czech Republic on Saturday 10 August. 16 boys and 16 girls teams are taking part in the finals of the ITF’s world junior team competition


12 Year Old Secures Double Gold at ITTF

Chinese Taipei, July 28, 2013: 12-year-old table tennis sensation Mima ITO (JPN) has again showed the world why she is being touted as a future Olympic Champion, by winning the Cadet (under 15) and Junior (under 18) events at the 2013 ITTF Chinese Taipei Junior & Cadet Open. ITO successfully defended the


ITTF Online Version of Successful Magazine

Lausanne, July 28, 2013: The 2013 ITTF Development and Education magazine, which was released during the recent World Table Tennis Championships, is now available online: The 4th edition of the magazine, which is produced on a biennial basis covers the developments efforts made by the International Table Tennis to advance the


ITTF-North America Open Event Bids & Launches Website

ITTF-North America is excited to announce the launch of its new website: and the opening of bids for the 2014-2016 ITTF-North American Events. ITTF-North America President, Bruce Burton, who is excited about the latest development to North American Table Tennis stated: “The launch of the ITTF-North American website, along with the


Slovenia Wins Bid to Host 2013 ITTF World Cadet

Lausanne, July 19, 2013: The International Table Tennis Federation is excited to announce that Otocec, Slovenia has been awarded the 2013 ITTF World Cadet Challenge to be held on 26th October to 3rd November 2013. “I am very happy that the Slovenia Table Tennis Association will host the 2013 Cadet Challenge at


China, Chinese Taipei and Japan Share Golds

Kazan – Russia, July 17, 2013: China, Chinese Taipei and Japan shared the 7 table tennis gold medals on offer at the 27th Universiade, which saw 10,400 university athletes from 162 countries descend onto the Russian city of Kazan. China’s LIU Yi and CHE Xiaoxi made China proud by winning the respective


ITTF Officially Thanks Olympic Solidarity’s Years

Lausanne, July 12, 2013: Solidarity, For more than 15 years, the International Table Tennis Federation has held table tennis development activities from Burundi to Palestine and everywhere in between, with an average of 110 courses annually. These programmes that bring the joy of table tennis to the masses could not have been


Australia Dominates Oceania Cup next stop ITTF World Cup

Bendigo – Australia, July 02, 2013: The K-Sports 2013 ITTF-Oceania Cup successfully concluded in Bendigo, Australia on 2 July 2013. It was a fruitful day for host country Australia, as they swept 5 of 6 medals on offer, missing out only on the Silver Medal in the Women’s Singles. In the Women’s Singles


ITTF Nominated for Prestigious Beyond Sport

Lausanne, June 27, 2013: The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has been nominated for the prestigious “Beyond Sport: Sport Federation or Governing Body of the Year” for the second time in 2 years, for its work using table tennis as a vehicle for positive social change. This nomination comes 2 weeks after