12-year old Arnav Khinvasara took part in the Hopes competition this past weekend which is a selection for the best kids in the US and world for their age. It was a good chance for me to see him play in competition which I haven’t been able to do since he won 3 singles golds at the US Open. Read More
The 2018 Qatar Open was played this past weekend and it was the breakthrough tournament for Brazil’s Hugo Calderano. He was won many competitions in Pan America, had a great run to the final 16 in front of his raucous home crowd at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and has challenged many of the world’s best players. Read More
I recently went last weekend to the Arnold Classic tournament and national ranking tournament in Ohio. It was located in Columbus, Ohio where Arnold Schwarzenegger hosts his annual event which consists of many sports including table-tennis. Read More
World #1 Dimitrij Ovtcharov and German teammate and former World #1 Timo Boll met yet again in a major world final, the Europe Top 16 this past weekend. Ovtcharov had been winning most of their meetings in the major 2017 finals starting with the China Open and then also the World Cup and German Open. Read More
Microsoft founder Bill Gates and tennis legend Roger Federer are coming to San Jose for a charity tennis event to raise money for Roger Federer’s foundation. Bill Gates has been mainly into philanthropy in recent times and has his own foundation as well.
The Australian Open in tennis is going on right now so we need some tennis-table-tennis connection. Here is former top African player and Olympian, Atanda Musa, who is Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon’s personal table-tennis coach, playing ping-pong at the 2017 US Open last year in New York. Read More
Here is a Washington Post article about how ping-pong affects the NFL playoffs. Some teams have used ping-pong for team bonding including the San Francisco 49ers, last year’s Super Bowl team Atlanta Falcons, previous Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, and defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.