London was first

London was first

The very first World Table Tennis Championships was held in London and started on December 6th 1926. In fact the original idea was to stage a European Championships, which also was indicated on the front page of the official souvenir program. However, at the last...
Sweden appoints three

Sweden appoints three

Three players have now been selected to represent Sweden for the World Championships in Table Tennis in Halmstad 29 April – 6 May; Kristian Karlsson, Mattias Karlsson and Anton Källberg. The remainder of players who will complete the team will be selected during a...
Don’t mix business with pleasure, works in Halmstad

Don’t mix business with pleasure, works in Halmstad

Proceedings started with an address from former World champion, Jörgen Persson, the Liebherr 2018 World Team Championships ambassador. He spoke about his career, his expectations for the forthcoming event; also present was Puerto Rico’s Adriana Diaz, between the...
Sport Science Conference

Sport Science Conference

In a rather unique move the Halmstad University has signed an agreement with the LIEBHERR World Table Tennis 2018 organisation to become the Official Academic Partner. Part of the agreement is to play host for a two day sport science oriented conference: The Science...
Approaching 50 rapidly

Approaching 50 rapidly

SOC, short for Swedish Open Championships, started in 1954. It is an institution in Swedish table tennis. The first tournament was played 1954. It has not been arranged consecutive, but when affluent Eriksdalshallen in Stockholm hurls up its gates this year, it marks...
Canada – for the first time

Canada – for the first time

Today the Women’s World Cup starts. This is the 22nd time in history that he World Cup is held and this time Canada will be hosting the tournament for the first time ever. Swedish participation over the years has been quite unusual. 1994 European Champion Marie...