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Fast Growing Capital City, Table Tennis Follows the Example in Myanmar

 07/20/2014      

Located in south east Asia, Myanmar was the home for a recent ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Course and Training Camp; proceedings commenced on Monday 14th July and concluded on Saturday 19th July.

Organised under the auspices of the ITTF Development Programme, the expert on duty was Switzerland’s Georg Silberschmidt.

It was the second course in recent times staged in the country also referred to as Burma; in May 2012 Malaysia’s Chan Foong Cheong had been present to lead a Tournament Organization Course.

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Focus on Youth, Grand Rapids Hosts Successful United States Para Training Camp

 07/09/2014      

Situated the state of Michigan, Grand Rapids was the recent home for a United States Para Table Tennis Training Camp from Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th June.

Organised in liaison with ITTF Development Programme, the venue for the four days of coaching was the DeVos Performance Hall; accommodation was organised at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Coaches on duty were Keith Evans (Expert Coach – USA Table Tennis Para Coach) and Angelita Bengtsson (USA Table Tennis Para Consultant).

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Titles for Spain, Proceedings Conclude in El Prat de Llobregat

 06/23/2014      

Success came the way of the host nation as matters concluded in the team events at the Spanish Para Open Championships in El Prat de Llobregat on Sunday 22nd June.

José Manuel Ruiz, who earlier in the year had competed in the GAG Group 2014 ITTF World Tour Spanish Open, emerged successful in Men’s Team Class 10 in harness with Jorge Cardona, the pair overcoming the Great Britain duo of Nathan Thomas and Lawrence John by three matches to nil to secure the top prize.

Gold in Men’s Team Class 10; in three further events it was silver.

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London Gold Medallists Add to Collection in El Prat de Llobregat

 06/21/2014      

Gold medallists at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Sweden’s Ana-Carin Ahlqhuist and Norway’s Tommy Urhaug, both added to their trophy collection at the Spanish Para Open Championships in El Prat de Llobregat on Friday 20th June.

Anna-Carin Ahlquist, voted Women’s Para Player of the Year at Star Awards Evening Driven by GAC Motors, staged earlier this year in Dubai, won the Women’s Singles Class 3 title; Tommy Urhaug secured the Men’s Singles Class 5 crown.

Both triumphed in the same events in which they had emerged successful in England’s capital city just under two years ago.

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Notable Names, Prominent at Romanian International Para Championships

 06/18/2014      

Italy’s Federica Cudia and Russia’s Ulija Shishkina emerged as the most successful players in the Women’s events at the Romanian International Para Championships, which concluded in Cluj on Sunday 15th June.

Both emerged as gold medallists in the singles and team events.

Similarly, for the men there players who gained the acclamation as champion in both disciplines; Poland’s Rafal Czuper, Ukraine’s Vasyl Petruniv and Indonesia’s David Jacobs all departed with two titles.

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International Paralympic Committee Celebrates 25 Years Since Foundation

 06/18/2014      

Attended by more than 200 participants from 42 countries in the German city of Düsseldorf, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) the global governing body for the Paralympic Movement was founded on Friday 22nd September 1989.

On Monday 22nd September 2014, the organization whose aim is to enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and create sporting opportunities for all with disabilities from beginner to elite level, celebrates 25 years since its foundation.

A number of initiatives aiming to raise awareness of the landmark occasion and engage the Paralympic Movement in wider public celebrations are planned.

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Umpires for 2014 ITTF World Para Championships Announced

 06/12/2014      

The selection of umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2014 ITTF World Para Championships has been determined by the Umpires and Referees Committee of the International Table Tennis Federation.

Staged in the Chinese city of Beijing, the tournament commences on Monday 8th September and concludes on Sunday 14th September.

Formal invitations will be sent in the near future.

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Successful Bid at Star Awards Evening, Successful Conclusion in Dubai

 06/09/2014      

Supported by ITTF Dream Building, a Training Camp in the city of Dubai for Para Table Tennis athletes in the Middle East region was staged successfully from Sunday 1st to Thursday 5th June 2014.

The project was the result of a successful bid earlier this year at the Star Awards Evening Driven by GAC Motors, staged in Dubai on Saturday 11th January 2014 when Giselle Pettyfer from Falcon and Associates successfully bid $15,000 to support the proposal.

Present in Dubai to promote proceedings was Poland’s Natalia Partyka, the Women’s Singles Class 10 gold medallist at the three most recent Paralympic Games with the man at the helm of coaching being Christian Lillieroos, former Chairman of the International Paralympic Table Tennis Committee,

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Living the Dream, Falcon and Associates Training Camp Attracts Local Media

 06/05/2014      

Poland’s leading player at the recent ZEN-NOH 2014 World Team Championships in Tokyo, when she lined up alongside Katarzyna Grzybowska, Klaudia Kusinska and Natalia Bajor, currently Natalia Partyka is assuming a somewhat different role.

Women’s Singles Class 10 gold medallist at the three most recent Paralympic Games, she is the principal coach on duty a current Para Table Tennis Training Camp being staged in Dubai.

Supported by the ITTF Dream Building concept, the Training Camp is a result of a successful bid earlier this year at the Star Awards Evening Driven by GAC Motors staged in Dubai on Saturday 11th January 2014.

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