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Media interviewing Timo BOLL (courtesy DTTB)


Champions are ready for another battle

At the TMS European Team Championships in Lisbon next week, Germany will try to defend their titles in both categories. German men are in the group with Portugal, Austria and Hungary. At the press conference held on Wednesday DTTB sports director Dirk SCHIMMELPFENNIG was optimistic, but cautious. “We won the…

The Greek team last year in Schwechat


Greek silver team gathers again in Lisbon

Greek team is travelling to Lisbon with eight players. At the TMS European Championships in Portugal four players will play in Men’s and four in Women’s Events. The composition of men’s team is the same as the one which achieved the historical success and clinched the silver medial two years…



Aerobic will attend the ETC in Portugal

Steve ROWE the founder of the innovative fitness programme called Aerobic Table Tennis, will attend the European Team Championships in Portugal for the full duration. ROWE will deliver Aerobic Table Tennis to hundreds of school children each day. For some children it will be their first introduction to our great…

Europe's number 1, Dimitrij OVTCHAROV


Germany vs. Portugal great clash to start

Germany, the leading name in both the Men’s Team and Women’s Team events at the forthcoming TMS European Championships in Lisbon will have very tough job from the very beginning of the Championships. In both disciplines, they are the top seeds but of course eyes are focused very much on…



Media accreditation form for ETC in Lisbon

The media representatives who want to attend the forthcoming TMS European Teams Championships that will be held from 24th to 28th September can use the accreditation form posted here . The official draw for the TMS European Teams Championships is scheduled for August 24th in Lisbon (11 CET – 10 GMT).

Marcos FREITAS (Photo Lomaev, courtesy Butterfly)


43 Associations entered European Champs

Ricardo ROBERTO, first Portuguese player ever to win medal at European Youth Championships, will be present at the official draw for the TMS European Teams Championships, scheduled for August 24th in Lisbon (11 CET – 10 GMT). For the competition that will be held from 24th to 28th September, 43…

Dimitrij OVTCHAROV (Photo Remy Gros)


45 nations in the action at ETTTC in Lisbon

MEO Arena in Lisbon (Portugal) will be the venue of the 2014 European Table Tennis Teams Championships from 24th to 28th September. So far 44 countries are listed for each Men’s and Women’s Events. According to preliminary entries, 43 countries will have representatives in both events whilst Cyprus will have…

The Meo Arena in Lisbon


Meo Arena awaits European best

From 24th to 28th September 2014, Meo Arena will be the venue of the European Championships. In Portugal’s Lisbon only team’s Event will be played. The Championship will also be used as a qualification for the first ever European Games. The event’s prospectus has been released today. There will be…

Warm welcome for Greek team back on home soil


Warm welcome for Greek heroes in Athens

Within 48 hours Athens’ Airport was two times “occupied” by supporters, fans and relatives of table tennis heroes who achieved historical success at the LIEBHERR European Championships. On Saturday Kalinikos KREANGA and Kostas PAPAGEORGIOU, the members of silver medal winning Greek team, received worm welcome at the Airport, whilst two…

OVTCHAROV congratulated by SAMSONOV (Photo Agentur Diener/OTTV)


OVTCHAROV won the race against time

European champion in singles and team’s event at the recently concluded Championships in Schwechat, Dimitrij OVTCHAROV, is 26 year-old in the sport where the players in 30s still wins the medals. That is why his words that he was racing against the time in Austria came as a surprise. “We…