23 Jul 2020

Club transfer news, a special guest and more, this week’s Player Watch is packed with plenty of exciting content. Here’s a round-up of the latest news surrounding the stars of the show:

by Simon Daish

TTC Neu-Ulm adds Emmanuel Lebesson to its ranks

Emmanuel Lebesson is the latest club transfer to report on Player Watch with the French star agreeing terms with TTC Neu-Ulm for the 2020-2021 season.

Emmanuel Lebesson heading to Germany for upcoming Bundesliga campaign (Photo: Mohammed Al Hassani)


Departing SPO Rouen in his native France, 2016 European champion Lebesson joins a fascinating player line-up at Neu-Ulm as he and Tiago Apolonia provide the experience to Kay Stumper and Vladimir Sidorenko’s youthful talent.

Lily Zhang the latest guest to star in ‘Ask A Pro Anything’

ITTF’s hit interview series ‘Ask A Pro Anything’ is back and this time it’s United States’ Lily Zhang who takes to the stage.

Answering all-important questions provided courtesy of the fans, Lily reveals her idol, the key to her success and her skills as a rap artist!

“Here Comes The Sun”

There’s nothing like spending time in the sunshine to brighten up your day, a statement a number of the stars obviously agree with!

Bernadette Szocs has been enjoying her time in the sun, promoting an uplifting message whilst she was at it:


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Happiness is made , not found ! #happiness #behappy #smile #beyourself #beyou #❤️

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Here’s Melanie Diaz soaking up the rays at the beach:


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Carax ♥️

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Diogo Chen found a way to keep himself cool during the heat:


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Frazuflu 🍃

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While Margaryta Pesotska has also been making the most of the weather:


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Beautiful nature 😍#holidays ☀️☀️☀️

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Reasons to celebrate

There has been plenty to celebrate in the past week with key figures in the table tennis community taking to social media to share the experience with the fans.

A common sight on Player Watch, we have two birthdays to highlight with Daria Trigolos celebrating her 21st and Harmeet Desai his 27th:


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Grateful for it all. Lowkey Quarantine Birthday. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Growing up is the best journey that I’ve ever embarked on.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Blessed to see yet another year🙏🏻 Thanking all of you for the wonderful birthday wishes. It was definitely the highlight of my day😇 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ #harmeetdesai #surat #gujarat #india #athlete #sportsman #tabletennis #tabletennisplayer #sportsforlife #birthdaypost #family #happiness #newchapter #newadventures #celebration #happyday #happyme #blessed #thankful #grateful #quarantinebirthday #joyousday #familytime #happymoments #goodvibes #joy #blessing #love #gift #stayhomestaysafe

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A huge congratulations also goes out to Margo Degraef on receiving her master’s degree in Business Economics:

General News Bernadette Szocs Lily Zhang Emmanuel Lebesson Melanie Diaz Margaryta Pesotska Daria Trigolos Harmeet Desai Margo Degraef Diogo Chen