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Walk and talk for World Table Tennis Day – ITTF-Oceania

World Table Tennis Day isn’t always just about bats and balls. In Kiribati, table tennis enthusiasts hit the streets on the 6th April to celebrate the sport they love with a walk and talk. The event took place in South Tarawa, the capital of Kiribati, aimed to promote and raise awareness to the public about the importance of sport through peace and friendship. Organised by Smash Down Barriers staff and volunteers in partnership with Te Toa Matoa, an NGO
which advocates for people with a disability, the day was a success, with a large group turning out for the walk. Find...
 

Oceania hopefuls headed to Halmstad – ITTF-Oceania

There’s just six days to go until the 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Halmstad, Sweden.  While no teams from Oceania will be in the Championship Division this year, fans will be able to see three teams from the region battling it out in Division 2 and 3. New Zealand will be out in force in Men’s Teams Division 3. Donning the black and white will be Matthew Ball, Alfred Dela Pena, Dinyar Irani, and Dean Shu. The same lineup made an impressive run at the recent...
 

Recapping the ITTF-Oceania Hopes Week & Challenge – ITTF-Oceania

The ITTF-Oceania Hopes Week & Challenge is part of the global Hopes Program; one of ITTF’s many development initiatives targeting global reach and overall growth of table tennis. Every year since the launch of the Hopes Program in 2009, talented players and their coaches have gathered around the world, united through the symbol of the Hopes. The 2018 edition of the event took place in Townsville, Australia, will athletes and coaches from all over the Oceania region attending the intensive training and competition program. The number one goal of the initiative...
 

Geelong to host Australian Open – ITTF-Oceania

ITTF-Oceania is excited to announce that the Australian Open will be staged in Geelong, Victoria from the 24-29 July. As part of the ITTF World Tour, the Platinum Series event will see the world’s best athletes coming to Australia to compete for over 315,000USD in prize money. The event will be an opportunity to promote table tennis and capture the public’s interest. The tournament will also increase the local competitive scene, providing a promising high performance environment for Oceania athletes. “ITTF-Oceania is excited to host the ITTF World Tour platinum event, and provide opportunities for Oceania based athletes to participate
 

Tapper’s homegrown gold – ITTF-Oceania

When Melissa Tapper won gold at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games she was making history. The 3-1 win against Nigeria’s Faith Obazuaye in the final of the TT6-10 Women’s Singles will be engraved in the record books. In front of a home crowd Tapper had won Australia’s first gold medal in table tennis at a Commonwealth Games. Tapper went in to the match as the clear favourite, but the Aussie new too well that once out on the court, being favourite means little. “In sport, sometimes things don’t go
 

Last man standing inspiring local fans – ITTF-Oceania

Australia’s Heming Hu is looking to inspire the local fans as he continues his singles campaign at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Hu is the last Aussie standing in the Men’s Singles event, after a day which saw teammates Chris Yan and David Powell eliminated from the draw. It will be a tough game tomorrow for Hu. He faces Achanta Sharath Kamal in the last 16. Kamal was part of India’s gold medal winning team earlier this week. It’s not going to...
 

Loi lands himself in main draw – ITTF-Oceania

Papua New Guinea’s Geoffrey Loi has surprised even himself to make the Men’s Singles main draw at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Loi started the group stage with commanding straight games win over the Solomon Islands’ Gary Nuopula. Obviously the match put the PNG player in good rhythm as he later took to the show court to face Belize’s Rohit Pagarani. What was expected to be a close encounter turned in to a one-sided affair. Loi sealed his place in the main draw with another 4-0 win. ...
 

Kiribati survives close calls – ITTF-Oceania

Kiribati has survived some close calls in their group stage matches this morning at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. It took Tauramoa Miita five match points to defeat Terry Su from Belize. Miita had chances to close things out in the sixth game, but sent a high ball in to the net to let Su back in to the match. Eventually the sixteen-year-old got over the line, 14-12 in the seventh. It was an impressive match, with Miita praising his opponent’s backhand and service...
 

Australia miss out on medal – ITTF-Oceania

Australia has suffered a heartbreaking 3-1 defeat to England in the bronze medal playoff at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.   Tin-Tin Ho got England off to the perfect start, claiming a 3-2 over Melissa Tapper.   Kelly Sibley and Jian Fang Lay next up to the plate.   Sibley took the first game 11-5, looking to power her way to victory. But the second game would change the tide of the match. Lay went old school, fighting her way to a 21-19 win. The two continued to be neck...
 

Nigerian curse; Australia stopped once again – ITTF-Oceania

Nigeria has crushed the local Australian team’s dreams of a homemade medal, defeating the Aussies 3-1 in the quarter-final of the Men’s Team Event at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.   It was deja vu for Australia. At the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, they had also suffered at the hands of Nigeria in the quarter-final.  It was the same result in Delhi at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Australians may soon start speaking of the Nigerian curse.  Australian Men’s Team Coach Brett Clarke knew that it was going to be an...
 

Australia move in to final four – ITTF-Oceania

Australia has defeated Wales 3-1 to move in to the semi-final of the Women’s Team Event at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.   Despite the win it was Wales that drew first blood when Jian Fang Lay faced Charollote Carey.   The pair had played four years ago in the main draw of the teams at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Lay had come out on top that time 3-0. This time things were different. Jian saved a match point...
 

Heartbreak yet hope for Vanuatu – ITTF-Oceania

Team Vanuatu has lost 3-2 against Guyana in their quest for a quarterfinal place at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Despite the heartbreaking loss, Anolyn Lulu was upbeat. “We’ve never played Guyana before, so winning two games against them is good for us. But we hope we can do even better in singles.” Anolyn Lulu The team is showing good form on the Gold Coast. After the recent ITTF-Oceania Championships, the team stayed on in Australia for a training camp. “The ITTF-Oceania Preparation training
 

Top of the group; Australia move in to quarterfinals – ITTF-Oceania

Australia has topped their group in the Women’s Team Event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games after a thrilling 3-1 over Canada. The match was full of swings, with both teams showing some top table tennis. First out on the court was Australia’s Tracy Feng up against Alicia Cote. The two were neck and neck all the way to the end. The crowd couldn’t have asked for a closer first match. At 9-9 in the fifth game Australian coach Miao Miao called a timeout with Feng to serve. Obviously the advice paid...
 

Oceania clash in group stage – ITTF-Oceania

It was an all Oceania affair in the first group stage match of the Men’s Team Event at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Australia and Kiribati collided, with the locals coming out on top 3-0.  There was just one game dropped along the way as Australia cruised to the win. The one responsible for stealing game for Kiribati was Tauramoa Miita, who managed to win the third game against Trent Carter 13-11. It’s certainly a sign of improvement. Miita...
 

Australia post opening win at Commonwealth Games – ITTF-Oceania

Team Australia kicked off their 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games campaign in style this morning with a 3-0 win over Mauritius in the Women’s Team Event. The no.3 seeds were safe in the experienced hands of Jian Fang Lay.   Lay was on her toes from the get go and looking to dominate the match with big looping forehands.   A 3-0 win was quickly put on the board. Tracy Feng was next up to the plate on her Commonwealth Games debut.   The nerves were clearly...
 

Chasing a homemade medal – ITTF-Oceania

Gold Coast local Kane Townsend has his eyes on a homemade medal when he steps on to the court to compete at the upcoming Commonwealth Games. “My goal is to come away from the event with a medal; the higher on the podium the better,” says Townsend. The Aussie will be celebrating his twenty-fifth birthday at the Games. A medal will be the perfect gift. It will be the second time that Townsend has competed at the Commonwealth Games. His first outing saw him come home...
 

Gold Coast Games is dream come to true for Li – ITTF-Oceania

Sometimes dreams do come true. Carolyn Li will soon be fulfilling a lifelong goal when she steps out on to the court for Team Fiji at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Speaking to The Fiji Times, Li said that her dream is about to turn in to a reality. “It is always my dream to play in the Commonwealth Games. Now the dream has come true. I am living the dream now.” Carolyn Li Li will be celebrating her twenty-forth birthday one week out from the...
 

Australia dominate ITTF-Oceania Championships in GC2018 lead-up – ITTF-Oceania

Team Australia has dominated the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Championships, winning gold in 12 of the 14 events on offer. Gold Coast, Australia hosted the tournament as the region’s best athletes came together to compete from the 15th-19th of March. Australia’s Xin YAN claimed the Men’s Singles, and teammate Jian Fang LAY won gold in the Women’s event. For LAY it was her third straight title, while YAN succeeded in going back to back in the Men’s Singles after taking out the...
 

Authority affirmed; Australia takes gold – ITTF-Oceania

Australia has put their foot down at the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Championships, taking both the Men’s and Women’s Team titles. It was a nervous start for Australia in the men’s event when Australia’s David Powell faced New Zealand’s Matthew Ball. Ball raced to a 2-0 lead. His steady hands putting Powell in some difficult situations. But the local supporter got behind the Aussie as he clawed back two games on the board to take the match to a decider. The pair were point for point, until...
 

A perfect performance and lucky socks – ITTF-Oceania

The first singles medals have been decided at the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Championships. Gold Coast local Danni-Elle Townsend claimed the U21 Women’s Singles title with a 3-0 win over Parleen Kaur. The victory means that Townsend took home every U21 title on offer on the Gold Coast, bagging four gold medals. Even more impressively, the fourteen year old won every final in straight games. Meanwhile in the Boys’ Singles it was New Zealand that continued their domination in the youth category. Nathan Xu saw off...