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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...
 
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...
 
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
 
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...
 
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
 
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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
The hunt for medals is on. Check out who is in the running for places on the podium. Men’s Singles Quarterfinals Heming Hu will be out for revenge as he faces off against Dean Shu. The 2017 ITTF-Oceania Junior Champion pulled off a seemingly impossible in the Men’s Team Event against Hu. The Kiwi has been having a stunning tournament so far on the Gold Coast. He has two wins against Team Australia this week and doesn’t look like resting on his laurels. Hu...
 
The U21 Team events finalists have been found. Australia and New Zealand will face off in the men’s event, while Australia and New Caledonia will come toe to toe in the women’s. Both promise to provide an action packed evening of table tennis. Australia will be out for revenge in the U21 Men’s Team final. New Zealand defeated the Aussies in the group stage 5-0. That scoreline is as convincing as they come. But look a little closer and you’ll see that four of the five matches went in to...
 
There is a trend emerging in table tennis in Oceania. For the longest time the Aussies were dominating the continent. Youth and boys’ titles were constantly flowed across the Tasman Sea to the land Down Under. But now it seems the Kiwis have changed the tide. At the 2017 YOG Continental Qualification Event in Bendigo, New Zealand fielded two athletes in the Boys’ Singles final. At the 2017 ITTF-Oceania Junior Championships, New Zealand took the U18 Boys’ Singles title back to their shores. Today on...
 

Combined effort steals the show – ITTF-Oceania

The 2018 ITTF-Oceania Championships have kicked off on the Gold Coast, and the linga franca is French. The combined team of New Caledonia and French Polynesia defeated the no.2 seeds Vanuatu 3-2 in the Women’s team event. The composite team came perilously close to defeat along the way, with each of their wins coming from five game encounters. Priscila Tommy got Vanuatu off to a quick start, with a 3-0 win. From then on in things were going to be a bit...
 

Welcome back Carter – ITTF-Oceania

This week the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Championships will be welcoming back a familiar face. Australia’s Trent Carter will once again be in action. It’s a tournament the Aussie looks on fondly. Ten years ago in Tahiti, Carter surprised everyone to take the title. He was just nineteen years-old at the time. “Winning the Oceania Championships was a crazy experience, so many emotions were flying through my head. To see my name along with the greats of the Oceania region as Oceania Champions is absolutely crazy, beyond
 
There’s just six days to go before athletes descend on the Gold Coast for the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Championships. With the event just around the corner the seedings have been released, giving us our first taste of what to expect once the tournament gets underway. Australia take the top four seeds in the Men’s Singles. Heming Hu takes the number one spot, while Xin Yan will be back to defend his title, but has to make do with a number two...
 
Vanuatu’s Pareina Matariki has been awarded a scholarship to umpire at the upcoming ITTF-Oceania Championships, to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia from the 15th-19th of March. Matariki is an experienced player, having competed at both the Commonwealth Games and Pacific Games. But the Vanuatu national team member is new to the umpiring scene. “I am part of the Vanuatu table tennis team, but last year I decided to take a break and focus on studies,” says Matariki.  “I got a call asking if i wanted to volunteer at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu as an umpire and...
 
Fiji Table Tennis Association looks set for a successful Fiji Sports Awards night, with nominations in nine of the eleven categories. The nominations include Iakoba Taberanibou (Sportsman of the Year), Merewalesi Rodan (Sportswoman of the Year), Vicky Wu (Young Male of the Year), Grace Yee (Young Female of the Year), Harvi Yee (Coach of the Year), Fiji Para Table Tennis Team (Team of the Year), Anthony Ho (Administrator of the Year), Henry Yee (Volunteer of the Year), and Fiji Table Tennis Association (Organisation of the...
 
ODC Computers Press Release ODC Computers owner, Olaf De Ceuster and General Manager, Glen Korikalo, yesterday handed over playing and training uniforms for the Vanuatu Table Tennis Team for their upcoming Oceania competitions including the Commonwealth Games in Australia. ODC Computers were the Gold Sponsors of table tennis during the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in December, 2017, and supports the continued growth and success of Vanuatu’s table tennis scene. Mr De Ceuster said, “ODC Computers is proud to be associated with a sport for all ages, gender and...
 

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. ...