29 May 2020

Curious to know what the world’s table tennis stars have been up to in recent days? Player Watch has you covered with this week’s edition bring you a quick review of the latest club transfer news, training scenes and a birthday to celebrate.

by Simon Daish

Players on the move

A regular occurrence with Player Watch, we have more club transfer news to bring to your attention ahead of the 2020-2021 season. This time we have a few stories to update you on, all regarding the German Bundesliga.

Up-and-coming Polish star Samuel Kulczycki has penned a deal to join TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen, arriving from TTC OE Bad Homburg while Frenchman Abdel-Kader Salifou and experienced Serbian player Aleksandar Karakasevic have agreed moves to TSV Bad Königshofen and TTC Zugbrücke Grenzau respectively.

Preparation work continues

On the table training is back in full swing in a number of countries with some of the sport’s biggest names looking to make up for lost time.

Swedish teenage ace Truls Moregard shared a clip of how his training his progressing with 2017 Men’s World Cup champion Dimitrij Ovtcharov:


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I promise you that it’s me playing😉 Thanks for really good practices @dimaovtcharov 👊

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While Sharath Kamal Achanta has been practising with his brother during lock down:

The beach, Quad biking, and… Nick Jonas?

What else have the stars been up to other than training?

Minnie Soo Wai Yam has been spending some time relaxing at the beach:


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Sunday Vibes🌞

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Here’s Yana Noskova pictured quad biking:


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Kanak Jha has been spending some time facing off against celebrity opposition in American singer-songwriter Nick Jonas:


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Had an awesome time filming and playing table tennis with the legend @nickjonas on #thevoice. #tokyo2020olympics

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Birthday celebrations

Finally, we round off this edition of Player Watch with some birthday news to celebrate with France’s Marie Migot turning 22 years old. Congratulations Marie!!!

General News Dimitrij Ovtcharov Kanak Jha Jang Woojin Jonathan Groth Truls Moregard Yana Noskova Samuel Kulczycki Aleksandar Karakasevic Marie Migot Abdel-Kader Salifou