Ma Long – Can win the Olympics! #2
Ma Long World TT Champs 2019

Ma Long – Can win the Olympics! #2

The best player ever! Aged 16 he exploded onto the scene and I immediately connected to him. I told one of my players (Filip Szymanski), that Ma Long will become world no.1. I didn’t know he would go on to become virtually unbeatable! This event is most likely going to be his last and the aim is…

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Tomokazu Harimoto – Can win the Olympics! #3

A phenom, when he was 11 years old, exploded onto the world table tennis scene in Sweden, when he reached the final of Safir’s! 7 years ago Harimoto went on to become world junior no.1 and won the world junior championships aged 13. He also reached the quarter finals of the mens singles WC in 2014. Harimoto,…

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Timo Boll – Can win the Olympics! Wildcard
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Timo Boll – Can win the Olympics! Wildcard

Before I reveal my top 3 candidates for the Gold, silver and Bronze, here’s my WILD CARD! Everyone knows Timo, possibly the biggest name in our sport today and is the Roger Federer of TT. Timo is a few months older than me and I was in awe of him when I saw him win the junior…

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Hugo Calderano – Can win the Olympics! #5

I’ve watched Hugo, ever since I witnessed him beating Timo Boll about 6 years ago I believe, in the Bundesliga. His unique style, big backhand and a never ending multi-skills ability, is nothing but mind boggling! His work ethic is a thing of beauty, and it’s clear to see the urgency in upscaling his game and level.…

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Dima Ovtcharov – Can win the Olympics! #6
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Dima Ovtcharov – Can win the Olympics! #6

I’ve watched Dima, grow over the past 15 years and become a world class athlete!Hiss work ethic is possibly the highest in European TT, and his achievements can mostly be credited to relentlessness. Achievements: Former World no.1 European champion Olympic Bronze World Cup winner Has beaten every player on the circuit accept for Ma Long! Can Dima…

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Why are they the best?!

Put aside numbers for a minute, (we all know TT is played in the masses there) but numbers does not guarantee success! It’s a collaborative system, structure and team work…Unity enables China to dominate TT like no other sport on the planet.If we truly want to compete with China, we must unite nationally and internationally.I have the…

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English Table Tennis National Championships
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English Table Tennis National Championships

Table Tennis National Championships Another year since the last English Table Tennis Championships. Table Tennis Progress: It’s nice to see TTE taking people’s views and advice. They have introduced an open qualifiers event which enables anyone to qualify. I’m glad and happy this has been implemented but... I would like to see the national event on a…

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Table Tennis Culture in Belgium

Wow, the table tennis culture in Belgium is so different. Playing table tennis in the Belgium League Nearly 20 years ago I played in Belgium at a club called Soka. The club had plenty of teams ranging from lower divisions through to the top division ‘Super Liga’. The Belgique super league has been famous for many years…

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