I’m sure there will be edited games, but if you want to watch the first ever USA-hosted World TT championship games live, looks like Youtube is the best. Already in progress!
Great chance to see players from around the world. First time the Finals will be played in the USA. Wish I could go… Tix are selling out, so grab them and get to TX for some pong and BBQ.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships (WTTC). The best table tennis players from around the world will make their way to Houston, TX to compete for a championship title. This year the WTTC will take place at George R. Brown Convention Center from Nov. 23 – Nov. 29.
Update: New video posted of Swedish pro, Truls Moregardh, playing with the paddle.
Little Big Shot
A lot easier to dive on floors that aren’t concrete.
OSAI develops AI systems for sports analytics. This is their Deep Learning-based method for real-time analysis of high frame rate table tennis videos. Video contains results of work of production ready system using TTNet on over 20 hours of table tennis videos. I can’t say I understand it all, but it shows that table tennis is getting some of the same tech used in “bigger” sports. More info can be found in this article.