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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 ...
 
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
 
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...
 
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...
 
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...
 

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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...
 

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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
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...
 
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
 
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 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. ...
 
The Mixed Team of Australia, New Caledonia and USA have combined to claim gold, taking down China 3-1 in the final of the Cadet Boys’ Team Event at the 2018 ITTF Junior Circuit Cook Islands Junior & Cadet Open. It was a stunning upset, particularly when considering what went down just twenty four hours before. The Mixed Team had lost to China the previous day by the convincing score line of 3-0. The USA’s Aditya Godhwani opened the Mixed Team’s account with a stunning come from behind victory, winning...
 

Dvorani destroys Devos – ITTF-Oceania

Australia’s Mateo Dvorani has pulled off a massive upset win, defeating Belgium’s Laurens Devos 3-0 at during the Under 18 Team Event at the 2018 ITTF Junior Circuit Cook Islands Junior & Cadet Open. Devos is no.50 in the Under 18 World Rankings, while Dvorani is currently unranked. The Aussie is fresh back from a three month training stint in Germany, and today Dvorani cashed in the hard work behind him. “I’d seen him play a few international tournaments throughout Europe while I
 

Fiji rock the boat in Rarotonga – ITTF-Oceania

Team Fiji has defeated Australia 3-2 to pull off a stunning upset on Day 1 of the 2018 Cook Islands Junior & Cadet Open in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. It’s a result that stole the show on the opening day of action and will surely send tremors throughout Oceania. Fiji got off to the perfect going up 2-0. Grace Yee opened Fiji’s account with a 3-2 (15-13, 11-13, 12-14, 5-11, 11-9) win over Danni-Elle Townsend. That win set the stage for Sally Yee to come in swinging. Once...
 

Aussies and Kiwis share spoils – ITTF-Oceania

Oceania’s biggest rivals had to settle with splitting the loot in the team events today at the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Junior Championships in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. In the Under 18 Team Event it was Australia that came away with the gold medals. In the Junior Girls the Aussies upset the seeding as they blasted their way past top billed New Zealand 3-0. It was an impressive display of teamwork from the girls Down Under. The previous day New Zealand had walked away with gold in both the Cadet...
 
courtesy of ITTF Brisbane, Australia will be the host later this year for an International Referees School organised by the ITTF Umpires and Referees Committee., Proceedings are set to commence at 10.00 am on Thursday 25th October 2018 and conclude at 3.00 pm on Sunday 28th October. The venue will be Sports House Milton with accommodation provided at the Central Cosmo Apartments and Hotel; the cost for a single room is AU$160.00 per night, for a shared room AU$100 per night per person. In addition to the accommodation,...
 
Following the Cadet Singles events at the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Junior Championships, ITTF-Oceania is pleased to announce their lineup for the 2018 ITTF World Cadet Challenge, which is to be staged in Tottori, Japan this October. Boys’ Team: Emmanuel Bruchard (NCL), Finn Luu (AUS), Vicky Wu (FIJ), Nathan Xu (NZL) Girls Team:   Filomena Duncan (FIJ), Lorie La (NCL), Danni-Elle Townsend (AUS), Jiayi Zhou (NZL) Team Oceania will head to Tokyo in October for a five day training camp, before heading to Tottori for the World Cadet Challenge. The post Team...
 
Australia’s Benjamin Gould and New Zealand’s Hui-Ling Vong have taken the Under 18 Singles titles at the ITTF-Oceania Junior Championships in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. The Junior Boys’ Single’s final saw an all Aussie affair as Gould faced teammate Mateo Dvorani. Gould defended his top billing, as the number one seed won 4-1 (9,-6,7,13,5). The Junior Girls’ Singles final saw a New Zealand versus Australia grudge match. Hui-Ling Vong survived a seven games duel against surprise finalist Parleen Kaur. The Kiwi took the title...
 
New Zealand’s Nathan Xu and Jiayi Zhou have come away with the Under 15 Singles titles at the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Junior Championships in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. In the Boys’ Singles final, Xu defeated Australia’s Finn Luu 3-0 (11,14,5) to complete a perfect day of table tennis. Xu completely dominated the field in Rarontonga. The Kiwi finished the event without dropping a game, keeping a 3-0 clean sheet on his journey to the top of the podium. Meanwhile, in the Girls’ Singles final it Jiayi Zhou defeated Australia’s Danni-Elle Townsend 3-1...
 

Rarotonga ready to rock – ITTF-Oceania

The 2018 ITTF-Oceania Junior Championships has arrived! Oceania’s junior elite have descended on Rarotonga, Cook Islands for the continental championships are will compete from 1-2 June. There is a lot at stake. The Junior Team Event is the pathway to the 2018 ITTF World Junior Championships, with the winners securing their ticket to the event. They won’t have far to travel with the championships taking place in Bendigo, Australia in December. In the Cadet Singles, the athletes will be playing for a spot in Team
 
Heming Hu knows what it’s like to be on the sidelines. The current Australian number one has been itching to play at the ITTF-Oceania Cup for some years now. The closest he had come was watching the television replays. Not being in the game is a heartbreaking experience for any athlete. But it is also one of the best motivators. So when the 2017 Australian Top 10 was used as a qualification event for the ITTF-Oceania Cup, the Aussie made no mistake....
 
Twelve Oceania athletes have qualified to compete at the World Para Table Tennis Championships, which are to be held in Lasko, Slovenia, from 15-21 October 2018. The twelve qualifiers are made up of athletes from Australia and Fiji. Check out the full list of qualified athletes form Oceania below. Check out some of the Oceania athletes who have qualified for the World Para Championships in Slovenia. A post shared by ITTF-Oceania (@ittfoceania) on May 21, 2018 at 5:10pm PDT Check out the full list of qualified athletes
 

Hu roars to victory on debut – ITTF-Oceania

Australia’s Heming Hu has defeated New Zealand’s Dean Shu 4- to win the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Cup Men’s Singles title in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Impressively, Hu won the title on his debut at the event. Shu, the reigning Oceania Junior Boy’s Champion looked like he may have been able to muster an upset, as he took a 2-1 lead and gave himself the opportunity to close out the  the fourth. But Hu was able to turn the ship around and take back control of the match. With the fourth...
 

Lay defends title in Vanuatu – ITTF-Oceania

Jian Fang Lay has won the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Cup in Vanuatu, defeating Melissa Tapper 4-2 in a tightly fought final. Jian Fang Lay got the better start, rocketing to a 9-0 lead in the opening game. But soon Tapper found her groove and  seemed well in the match as she brought the score to level at two games all. However, experience kept youth at bay and ran away with the match for a 4-2 win.
 
Yoshua Shing and Sally Yee have taken out the Men’s and Women’s Singles titles this at the 2018 Pacific Cup in Port Villa, Vanuatu. Hometown hero Yoshua Shing showed why he is the ping pong prince of the Pacific, defeating Geoffrey Loi 4-1 to take the title. It is Shing’s sixth Pacific Cup title and his third in a row. Meanwhile in the Women’s Singles event it was an all Fiji affair as sisters Sally and Grace Yee fought it out for the...
 
Hopes of a hometown medal are still alive as Yoshua Shing has made the main draw at the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Cup in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The local crowd cheered on their hero as he negotiated his way through the group stage with a win over Fiji’s Philip Wing. Shing was well in contention in his latter matches, even taking two games off defending champion David Powell. He will face New Zealand’s Dean Shu tomorrow morning in Korman Stadium as they fight for a...
 
The first day of action in the Women’s Singles at the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Cup concluded this evening, with the results going according to script. There was no deviation from the seeding, as Jian Fang Lay topped Group 1, while teammate Melissa Tapper safely navigated her way through Group 2. It’s been cruise control for most the athletes here in Port Vila, as the group stage played out like a paint by numbers. No upsets yet, but with the knockout rounds starting tomorrow, it will be...