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Australia wraps up World Cup campaign – ITTF-Oceania

Australia’s 2018 ITTF Team World Cup campaign has come to an end, with both teams falling short of the main draw. Current European Women’s Team Champions, Romania, made swift work of the Aussie contingent. The Australians struggled to find their rhythm. With the score at 2-0, all eyes were on Jian Fang Lay to claw them back in to the game. But a comeback wasn’t to be. Elizabeta Samara had obviously done her homework on Lay and ended Aussie hopes in straight games. ...
 

Aussies go down, but Hu holds ground against world number one – ITTF-Oceania

It was a rough ride for Australia in their opening encounters at the 2018 ITTF Team World Cup in London, England. Both the men’s and women’s teams went down 3-0. However, Heming Hu was able to step away from the court with a consolation prize. When the Australian men faced off against Germany there was every chance one of them would be facing the world number one, Dimitrij Ovtcharov. That opportunity fell upon Hu. And while the match ultimately went the way of...
 

2018 ITTF-Oceania Tour revealed – ITTF-Oceania

The 2018 ITTF-Oceania Tour is here. With six stops across the continent and over AU$18,000 in prize money up for grabs, the ITTF-Oceania Tour is brand new step forward for table tennis in the region. The 2018 ITTF-Oceania Tour will see events take place in: Tonga (Nuku’alofa) 29-20 June Australia (Gold Coast) 25-26 August Fiji (Suva) 8-9 September Tahiti (Papeete) 3-4 November New Zealand (Christchurch) 10-11 November Vanuatu (Port Vila) 9-10 February 2019 But that’s not all. The ITTF-Oceania Tour is now the pathway to secure your ticket to the  ITTF-Oceania Cup . Points won at tour events will directly affect the renewed...
 

Elevate kicks off with first performance camp – ITTF-Oceania

ITTF-Oceania’s first Elevate Performance Camp was held in Melbourne, Australia in January, and was a hit amongst the participants. The camp targeted Oceania athletes aged fourteen years and younger, with proven international experience and the potential to play at the 2018 ITTF World Cadet Challenge. The training camp combined training, education and competition with high-level training partners and coaches. The camp consists of four days of training, followed by the Melbourne Open, in which the Elevate participants were able to compete in ten different events over three days...
 

Volunteers Rally to Officiate Table Tennis for 2018 Micro Games – ITTF-Oceania

2018 MicroGames Press Release Colonia, Yap.  Technical Training for Table Tennis was the topic of a 14-day workshop at the Yap Sports Complex February 11 – 25.  Participants learned the technical aspects of the sport and gained coaching ​skills for the 2018 Micro Games taking place in Yap this summer. Supported by a $20,000 grant from the International Olympic Committee, the FSM National Olympic Committee hosted the training that was led by Patrick Wuertz, High Performance Officer of the International Table Tennis Federation – ​Oceania. A former ​semi-​professional table tennis player from Germany who...
 

Athletes revealed for Oceania’s premier event – ITTF-Oceania

The qualified players list for the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Cup has been released, with the region’s biggest names set to battle for the coveted title. Oceania’s premier event will see the athletes battle it out for a share of the $40,000AU prize pool, with this year’s edition taking place in Port Vila, Vanuatu from the 18th-19th of May. Australia’s Heming Hu will look to make his debut appearance at the event. The Olympian is the currently ranked no.1 in Australia and will be keen to wrangle the...
 

Team Fiji headed to Japan – ITTF-Oceania

Three hopeful Team Fiji members are heading to Japan as part of their preparation for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Vicky Wu, Sally Yee, and Grace Yee will be on their way to the table tennis superpower at the end  of the month. “This will be a huge boost for our preparation for the Commonwealth Games and yes we will take every opportunity as it comes,” said Anthony Ho, Fiji Table Tennis Association advisor. “To be given opportunity to train with...
 

Career highs in February World Rankings – ITTF-Oceania

The February edition of the ITTF World Rankings have been released and Oceania athletes continue to improve. Australia’s Jian Fang Lay remains the regions topped ranked athlete, sitting at no.67 in the women’s list. The veteran has dropped back just one place, but with the ITTF World Team Cup around the corner, Lay could look to be picking up some extra points in the near future. Melissa Tapper and Solenn Danger meanwhile have both moved to career high rankings, coming in a no.189...
 

You are what you wear – ITTF-Oceania

Do you rock up to the table tennis court wearing casual sports wear? A complete sucker for some Adidas trackies? If that’s the case, you’re doing your game a disservice. You may look fleek but your forehand won’t be firing. A 2005 study published in  Psychology of Sport and Exercise  looked at how table tennis opponents were perceived based on their attitude and clothing. The research found that “participants reported lower confidence in their ability to defeat the opponent when they viewed opponents wearing table-tennis specific...
 

Wu catches Team Fiji’s eye – ITTF-Oceania

The 2018 Commonwealth Games are fast approaching and the final nominations for spot on Team Fiji closes in two days time. With the deadline on the horizon, one athlete has caught the attention of Team Fiji. Vicky Wu recently attending the first ever ITTF-Oceania Elevate training camp, held in Melbourne, Australia. The training drew the eye of the Team Fiji’s General Manager Christopher Yee. “A lot of sports have gone overseas for the intensive training for the Commonwealth Games and Fiji Table...
 

End of the line in Luxembourg – ITTF-Oceania

It’s the end of the line for Australia’s Rohan Dhooria and Michelle Wu at the 2017 ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals in Luxembourg. The pair have finished up the event unable to post a win. Dhooria closed out the group stage stealing a game off top seed Kanak Jha, going down to the USA’s rising star 4-1 (6,-6,4,6,3). The Aussie then went on to face Austria’s Maciej Kolodziejczyk in the playoff for 9th-16th, losing that encounter 4-0 (3,3,8,6). Michelle Wu had a similarly tough time, with Archana Girish Kamath getting the...
 

Aussies frozen out in opening Luxembourg encounters – ITTF-Oceania

The 2017 ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals have kicked off in Luxembourg, with Australia’s Michelle Wu and Rohan Dhooria taking the court for Oceania. It was a tough opening day for the athletes from Down Under. The duo were unable to put a win on the board. There was some consolation for Michelle Wu who was able to take a game off Thailand’s Jinnipa Sawettabut, going down 4-1 (3,3,-2,2,8) in her opening match. Hong Kong’s Wong Chin Yau then defeated Wu in straight games...
 

ITTF coaching course boosts region’s skillset – ITTF-Oceania

Australia staged its first ever ITTF PTT Level 1 Coaching Course this month, as ITTF Expert Christina Chee successfully carried out the course at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre from the 17th-21st January. Participants consisted of eleven coaches from Australia and one coach making the journey from Tahiti to attend the educational training. Positive productive discussions and practical demonstrations in each session kept the participants engaged during the entire course. The Para Table Tennis component in particular was invaluable, allowing the participants to learn...
 

Aussie athletes celebrate Commonwealth Games announcement – ITTF-Oceania

The Australian team for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games was announced yesterday, and the Aussie athletes took to social media to celebrate. Checkout their celebratory posts and be sure to follow their pages to keep up to date with their training and preparations for the Games.   Heming Hu busted out his Rafael Nadal impression. A post shared by Heming Hu (@heming_hu21) on Jan 28, 2018 at 10:22pm PST   Melissa Tapper and gang were jumping for joy at the news. It’s official! We are off to the Commonwealth Games in April, can’t wait to play alongside these legends
 

Invitation to ITTF-Oceania training camp – ITTF-Oceania

ITTF-Oceania is pleased to offer all its Member Associations a training camp held from the 22 – 26 of March 2018. The main objective of the camp is to assist with your preparations to compete in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. However, the camp is open to all associations in Oceania. The camp will take place near the Gold Coast at the EatCool Table Tennis Centre to minimise domestic travelling between the ITTF-Oceania Championships and the start of the Commonwealth Games. The training camp focuses on
 

Countdown to World Table Tennis Day – ITTF-Oceania

There are just 10 weeks to go until World Table Tennis Day!
 

Invitation to umpire at 2018 ITTF-Oceania Championships – ITTF-Oceania

ITTF-Oceania is conducting the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Championships in Gold Coast, Australia from Thursday 15th March to Monday 19th March 2018. We are pleased to invite National Associations to nominate International Umpires (IU), National Umpires (NU), State Umpires (SU) and Basic Certified Umpires (Oceania) to officiate at this event. Only nominations approved and submitted by the National Association will be considered. The event will be seeking a maximum of 20 umpires and therefore not all nominated umpires may be accepted. Only nominations submitted by the deadline will be considered. ITTF-Oceania will provide accommodation, on a shared basis, from dinner on Wednesday
 

First Elevate Performance Camp kicks off – ITTF-Oceania

ITTF-Oceania’s first Elevate Performance Camp of 2018 is underway in Melbourne, Australia. Made up of ten players from Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, and Tahiti, the camp is setup to support performance-orientated athletes within the region. The first camp focuses on athletes who are 14 years old and under, with proven international experience and showing potential to play at the 2018 World Cadet Challenge. The training camp combines training, education and competition with high-level training partners and coaches. The camp consists of four days of training as well as three days of competition and
 

Dean Shu’s Lily Yip recap – ITTF-Oceania

New Zealand’s Dean Shu was awarded an ITTF-Oceania Scholarship for winning the Under 18 Boys’ Singles title at the 2017 ITTF-Oceania Junior Championships in Fiji. Shu used the scholarship to help him prepare for the 2017 World Championships in Italy. Check out what he learnt during his time at the Lily Yip Table Tennis Center.    Training at the Lily Yip Table Tennis Center  by Dean  Shu I recently competed at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Italy. I underwent final preparations for...
 

Fiji hope for team of six at GC2018 – ITTF-Oceania

The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are less than three months away, and the Fiji Table Tennis Association has their fingers crossed that a team of six will be heading to the Games. “We haven’t confirmed any players for the 2018 Commonwealth Games yet as we are waiting on the response for the request for a six member allocation,” said Anthony Ho, President of the Fiji Table Tennis Association. “We have been allocated four spots, two men, two women but we have...