SPG2007 Table Tennis News

14 year-old wins gold medal

All three of the doubles events were played today, Mixed, Women's and Men's and there were a number of upset results and hard fought matches. Fourteen year old Tahitian Ocean Belrose and his partner eighteen year old Rachel Hsiao caused an upset when they won a tight five set match against Oceans older brother Alize Belrose and his partner Cyrine Sam.more

Laurent Sens Wins Gold

New Caledonian Laurent Sens played Tahiti's Alize Belrose in the final. Sens won the first two sets 11-3 and 11-7 with a number of long rallies inthe second set. Sens then won the third set 11-1 playing a number of clean winners from both sides and punching well with the backhand. Belrose led throughout the fourth set and won 11-8. In the fifth set Seans went out to an 8-2 lead with Belrose coming back to 7-8 before going back in front 10-7 before winning the match 11-7.more

Vanuatu's Priscila Tommy Wins Gold

In the Womens Singles Final Vanuatu's Priscila Tommy won the Women's singles final four sets to zero against Tahiti's Melveen Richmond.more
Norman Joe - Competing at his 6th SPG

Norman Joe at his 6th SPG

Even the more seasoned players are impressed to see so many young players here. Norman Joe from Fiji has been playing table tennis for twenty seven years and this is his sixth South Pacific Games. Norman came to his first SPG in Samoa in 1983. How does it compare? He says `there are improved facilities and atmosphere and the players are much better compared to 1983.more
Laurent Sens and Frederic Quach from New Caledonia

Strong Future for Table Tennis

For many players including Team Samoa, this years Table Tennis event was their first international tournament. There was a mix of new and seasoned players with the new players learning from the tough competition. The young players in particular shone in a great indication of what the future holds for Table Tennis in the Pacific.more

OTTF Certifies 15 New Samoan Umpires

Umpires were presented them with their OTTF Level 1 umpiring certificates during a break in play.more
Ocean Belrose and Rachel Hsiao

Ocean Belrose and Hsiao win Gold

Fourteen year old Tahitian Ocean Belrose and his partner eighteen year old Rachel Hsiao caused an upset when they won a tight five set match against Oceans older brother Alize Belrose and his partner Cyrine Sam.more

Open Singles Competition Begins

Day 4 of Table Tennis kicked off with the start of the Men's and Women's Open Singles.more
Vanuatu after winning Gold

Vanuatu Women's Team Wins Gold

Vanuatu takes gold in the Women's team event boosted by strong support in the crowd.more
New Calendonia after winning Gold

New Caledonia Takes Gold

New Caledonia takes the Gold Medal in the Men's Team Event on Wednesday night.more

Tahiti and Vanuatu play off for Gold - Womens

Both Mens and Womens Teams from Tahiti to play off for Gold tonight in the Apia Park Gymnasiummore

New Caledonia and Tahiti play off for Gold - Mens

New Caledonia had a win over Fiji in a closely contested match earlier today in the Semi Finals and will play Tahiti for the Gold Medal in the Mens Teams Final tonight. Fiji and Vanuatu will play off for the Bronze Medal.more
Team Samoa

Team Samoa

Samoa is competing in its 1st international table tennis competition after nearly 12 years out of international play.more
Table Tennis in Action

Table Tennis Team Events Heat Up

The Table Tennis commenced on Monday with the Team events marking the start of an intensive 6 days of competition being held for the SPG 2007.more

Table Tennis Venue Ready

Apia Park Gym will be the hub for table tennis competitors from across the Pacific come the first week of the Games. 129 athletes from American Samoa, Fiji, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Samoa are competing in the 6 day action packed competition.more
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