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ITTF-Oceania has begun pilot-testing the brand new DNA Program (Developing National Associations Program) in Tonga with the hope of creating self sustaining National Associations throughout the continent. This comes following ITTF-Oceania Executive Director Christian Holtz conducting a two day strategic planning workshop with the Tonga Table Tennis Federation from the 16th-17th August. The program will see ITTF-Oceania partner with National Associations and invest in their capacity and enhance their governance to facilitate their strategic objectives. The initiative is jointly supported by the Australian Government via...
 
The 2018 ITTF-Oceania Tour | Australia has concluded with Australia’s Heming Hu taking back to back tour titles. Staged 25-26 August, Hu picked up the Men’s Singles title on the Gold Coast by defeating Kane Townsend 4-2 (-8,4,-6,8,8,8) in a closely fought out final. It was a solid performance from Hu, having earlier in the day survived a seven game quarterfinal scare against young gun Hayden Green. With the win Heming Hu has extended his lead at the top of the tour standings, sitting well clear of the other contenders with...
 
The “Big Four” are coming to Australia! China’s lineup for the 2018 ITTF World Tour Australian Open has been released, and the biggest names in table tennis have entered. The “Big Four” comprised of Ma Long, Zhang Jike, Xu Xin and Fan Zhendong will all head to Geelong, Victoria for the 2018 Seamaster ITTF World Tour Platinum event, which takes place from the 24-29 of July in the Geelong Arena. Fan Zhendong, the current World No.1, tops the seeding for the Men’s Singles, while reigning World and...
 
by Grant Wilson, Course Conductor  Situated in the South Island of New Zealand, Christchurch, the garden city of the south and principle city in Canterbury was the venue for the five day ITTF-PTT Level One Coaches Course. The self-funded course was held over two consecutive long weekends 3-5 August and the 11-12 of August so as to facilitate the needs of juniors and seniors availability. The venue was the Table Tennis Canterbury stadium with 18 tables available for play, with  Grant Wilson from Christchurch the course conductor on duty. A...
 

中国四大巨星聚首澳洲 – ITTF-Oceania

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Palau dominate Micronesian Games – ITTF-Oceania

Last month saw the 9th instalment of the Micronesian Games taking place in Yap from the 15-27 July. With 13 sports comprising the Games’ action there was something for everyone. Medals were awarded in sports ranging from baseball to spearfishing, with table tennis among the field. It was Palau that came out as the dominating force in table tennis at the games, taking gold in all seven events on offer. Ramon Gulla and Jeremai Watanabe were the standout athletes. Gulla led Palau to gold in the Men’s Teams before taking out the...
 
Oceania stalwarts held their ground today as the maiden ITTF-Oeania Tour event kicked off in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. The ITTF-Oceania Tour | Tonga   has seen a turnout of more than thirty athletes from five countries from the Oceania region, and the favourites haven’t faltered on the opening day of action. Top seed Heming Hu cruised through the group stage of the Men’s Singles to set himself up a date with the quarterfinals. There he will meet 2017 Tongan National Champion Jade Palavi. It...
 

Success but famous faces missed – ITTF-Oceania

The recently held Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Platinum Australian Open is being touted as a success. ITTF CEO Steve Dainton was full of praise for the tournament when he spoke with ITTF-Oceania this week about the World Tour event which was held in in Geelong from the 24-29 July. “As an Australian, seeing an event of this level staged within the region holds a special is remarkable to see. And from ITTF’s perspective it is fantastic to see the growth of table tennis within
 

Tour set to debut in Tonga – ITTF-Oceania

Nuku’alofa, Tonga is set to host the maiden ITTF-Oceania Tour event as the  2018 ITTF-Oceania Tour | Tonga  gets underway this week in Atele Stadium from the 29th-30th of June. More than thirty athletes from five countries within Oceania are ready to compete for $3,000AUD prize money as well as points to qualify for 2019 ITTF-Oceania Cup. There is a stellar field entered, with two 2016 Olympians, Australia’s Heming Hu and Fiji’s Sally Yee, taking the court in the event. The host nation will also...
 
Wallis and Futuna hosted ten days of intense table tennis last month as the nation continues to take up the sport at a rapid rate. Alize Belrose, Technical Director of the Tahiti Table Tennis Federation spearheaded the program, which involved a five day ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coaching Course Course from 17-21 July followed by a five day National Hopes Week from 22-26 July. Table tennis in Wallis and Futuna is a relatively new sport, having only truly taken root just two years ago. But the uptake has been rapid. Just...
 
In the lead-up to the 2018 Australian Open , we sat down with Melissa Tapper to get to know one of Australia’s leading ladies.  Describe your style of table tennis in one word. Grind! You’ve had a huge year, winning gold at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. What was that experience like winning on home soil?  An even better feeling then what I could have imagined. It was the first time having such support due to being a home games and those...
 
The campaign for athletes from Oceania at the Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Platinum Australian Open has come to end today at Geelong Arena. David Powell was the last man standing, but he fell to Lin Yun of Chinese Taipei in straight games. However, it was during the qualification rounds that some of the local athletes shone. Townsend shocked Chinese Taipei’s Lee Chia-Sheng, with the Aussie winning 4-1 in his first group round match. It was a solid performance who carried his form...
 
ITTF-Oceania is excited to announce Deakin University as a sponsor of the Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Platinum Australian Open. The Australian Open of table tennis will see the world’s best athletes descending on Geelong, Victoria from the 24th-29th of July to compete for over $400,000 in prize money. Deakin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement Professor Gary Smith said the University was delighted to further support elite sport in the Geelong region. “Deakin is proud to be involved in bringing the ITTF World Tour Australian Open to Geelong,” Professor Smith said. “Sporting events such as this show the important role...
 

Q&A with Quadri Aruna – ITTF-Oceania

Quadri Aruna is heading in to the 2018 Australian Open as the no.13 seed and current world no.20. The Nigerian superstar is one of the most entertaining athletes on the World Tour and will be looking to take the title away from the traditional table tennis powerhouses when he arrives in Geelong in a few days time. We sat down with Aruna and asked him some hard hitting questions to find out more about the man with the mammoth forehand.   When ...
 
The entry list is out for the ITTF-Oceania Tour – Tonga  and fans can look forward classic matchups when the event gets underway in Nuku’alofa in two weeks time. A rematch of the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Cup final is on the cards, with both Australia’s Heming Hu and New Zealand’s Dean Shu headlining the entries. The two have exchanged victories in their recent encounters, with Hu currently having the upper hand. But don’t expect a two horse race. There’s a wildcard in the mix in the guise of Rohan Dhooria. The...
 
Staged in Rarotonga, Cook Islands from the 28-30 May, the second Elevate Performance Training Camp was a hit amongst players and coaches alike. Oceania’s elite cadets gathered to learn more about table tennis and develop their game, while also enjoying new cultural experiences. Three days of intense training provided ITTF-Oceania High Performance Officer Patrick Wuertz all the right signs to show that the continent is headed in the right direction. “My feeling is that the whole continent is moving. More countries are participating at competitions
 
by Patrick Wuertz, ITTF-Oceania High Performance Officer   Introduction ‘Just you against the guy on the other side of the table.’ Despite several key tournaments which include team events (League systems, Olympic Games, World Team Championships etc.), many in our sport see table tennis as a purely individual sport. A sport in which winning or losing is solely defined by your own performance without the impact of other team mates. In some ways this definition is beneficial for an athlete’s development as it fosters self-discipline, autonomy and responsibility for their own
 
Oceania teams are off to a great start in the U15 Cadet Boys’ Team Event at the China Junior & Cadet Open in the city of Taicang, with both teams in action advancing to the quarterfinal. After narrowly going down to Chinese Taipei 3-2 in the morning, the mixed team comprised of Australia’s Finn Luu and New Zealand’s Nathan Xu were able to see off Hong Kong, China 2, winning with a 3-1 scoreline. Impressively, Xu is so far undefeated in his singles encounters. Meanwhile, the team from Australia...
 
by Patrick Wuertz, ITTF-Oceania High Performance Officer   Introduction ‘Just you against the guy on the other side of the table.’ Despite several key tournaments which include team events (League systems, Olympic Games, World Team Championships etc.), many in our sport see table tennis as a purely individual sport. A sport in which winning or losing is solely defined by your own performance without the impact of other team mates. In some ways this definition is beneficial for an athlete’s development as it fosters self-discipline, autonomy and responsibility for their own
 
Heming Hu and Sally Yee have each secured the singles titles at the  2018 ITTF-Oceania Tour | Tonga . Staged in the city of Nuku’alofa from the 29-30 of June, the event had the added bonus of being the first ever ITTF-Oceania Tour event. In the Men’s Singles final it was a rematch of 2018 ITTF-Oceania Cup, with Heming Hu facing Dean Shu in a showdown for the title. Shu led the Aussie 2-0 and looked like he was going to extend his lead as he led 9-7 in the third. However, the...
 
Oceania was well represented on the final day of action at the 2018 ITTF Junior Circuit Cook Islands Junior & Cadet Open, taking home three gold medals. The most remarkable gold medal was won by the hands of New Zealand’s Nathan Xu and Sang-Yong Park in the Cadet Boys’ Doubles. The duo in black cam in as underdogs against China’s  Sun Haoran and Wang Hongxiang. Despite the seemingly impossible odds, the Kiwis came through in a thrilling five game match, winning 3-2 (-8,9,12,-3,9) to take gold. ...