Welcome to our official Ping magazine, one which visits the four corners of the world.
Read about what happened in the table tennis world since our last issue; from the concluding tournament on the GAC Group 2014 ITTF World Tour to the Grand Finals in Bangkok, matters concluding with a dramatic Men’s Singles final between Jun Mizutani and Dima Ovtcharov.
Success for Jun Mizutani and one match earlier success for Kasumi Ishikawa, who beat Korea’s Seo Hyowon in four straight games to claim the Women’s Singles title. Certainly good news for Japan, their young players are undoubtedly worthy of being called world class.
Is a new era set to dawn or will China continue its dominance? The World Team Cup in Dubai suggests the latter!