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Best Ping Pong Paddle

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Did you ever wonder what paddle or racket is the best for you? Have a look at this article, a great way to learn more about the equipment to play Table Tennis!!!


Webinars with the Richmond Olympic Oval

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We are excited to continue our partnership with the Richmond Olympic Oval. Providing amazing webinars on Fitness, Nutrition and Mental Performance to our Table Tennis community, Territorial Sport Organizations and the Table Tennis Canada family.

Here are our upcoming sessions:

Strength & Conditioning February 3rd & 10th, 2022 at 12pm MST
Mental Performance March 10th & 24th, 2022 at 12pm MST
Nutrition February 24th & March 17th, 2022 at 12pm MST

If you like to connect directly, here is the information: 

Meeting ID: 837 8401 3290
Passcode: 191438

If you have any questions or need more information, please e-mail info@tabletennisnorth.ca and/or check our website for any updates and recordings.

Canada Games Trials

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Table Tennis North will be hosting two trial weekends with a total of 1 officials clinic, 4 morning skills camps and 4 afternoon tournaments.

October 12-14, 2018 – Fort Providence
November 24-25, 2018 – Yellowknife, St. Patricks

Athletes are selected in the following categories (born in 2001 or after): 
• Male (three athletes)
• Female (three athletes)

The top 3 spots will be given to the top 3 ranked players in each category.

5 points for attending each skills camp (maximum 20 points)

Points system for the tournaments (maximum 40 points)

  1. 10 points
  2. 08 points
  3. 06 points
  4. 05 points
  5. 04 points
  6. 03 points
  7. 02 points
  8. 01 point

Each athlete will need to fill out a QUESTIONNAIRE about Table Tennis and submit it prior to the first skills camp.

Athletes will to have to pass the umpire exam. This can be done ONLINE via Table Tennis Canada or on October 12, 2018 (Fort Providence).

Table Tennis rules are available HERE!

There is a fee of $100 for the trials, including all skills camps and tournament fees per athlete. That does not include food or accommodation, but Table Tennis North can help and secure the accommodation.

If successful, there will be an additional fee of $150 for the Team NT Table Tennis uniform, provided by Table Tennis North (each participant of the trials can purchase the set).

SIGN UP for the trials in sending the first name, last name, birthdate, community and contact e-mail/phone number to info@tabletennisnorth.ca by October 11th, 2018! Arrangements for accommodation can be made in Fort Providence at the school if a chaperone is present. 

HERE is the full selection policy. 

We are looking forward to seeing you in October in Fort Providence or November in Yellowknife. GO TEAM NT GO!!!

Aurora Ford 2017 Corporate Team Table Tennis Challenge

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Do you want to become ultimate 2017 Corporate Team Table Tennis Champion? Then Aurora Ford Hay River and Table Tennis North would like your company to participate in this event!

Location: Aurora Ford Dealership, showroom, Hay River
Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Teams: Corporate teams of 4 players

Format of the Team match
1 match between each team
3 games will be played to 11
Service change after 2 serves
All 4 players have to play at least one time per game
They can switch a player after 2 points
The server has to switch first, then the receiver (tactics involved)
If 10-10, you have to win by 2 points
For more information contact info@tabletennisnorth.ca 

Paul Devitt at the World Champion’s Table Tennis Academy

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California, June 2017 – Yellowknife’s Paul Devitt is known for his love for Table Tennis. This time it brought him to the World Champion’s Table Tennis Academy in California, the home of US Men’s National Team player JHA Kanak and his coach Stefan Feth.

“Zhang, Li, Nan, and Stefan are great people and amazing coaches. They did an excellent job organizing the camp and showing me what I needed to focus on to improve my game” Paul shared about his experience at the Academy.


Coach Stefan was very impressed “He is a very nice guy and worked very hard.”

Additional coaches are Li Zhenshi und Zhang Li, each of them, 4 times World Champion in Table Tennis. “It was great,” Paul said, “I was especially impressed to see a picture of Li next to President Nixon as part of the Chinese National team that participated in the historic “Ping Pong diplomacy” initiative. That initiative helped establish diplomatic relations between the USA and China.”

Well done Paul!! Inspiring for us, seeing you improving your game, and representing the Northwest Territories with pride!

Success, the 2017 Aurora Ford South Slave Table Tennis Open

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JBT Elementary School was a great host for this Arctic Winter Games test event. The staff and teachers were excited to host Table Tennis North and Aerobic Table Tennis during the week and in preparation for the event, we had a lot of helping hands.

Fort Smith, Fort Resolution, Fort Providence and Hay River participated in the games with a total of 18 Athletes over 2 days.

During the week Table Tennis North and MACA hosted an Officials and Coaching Clinic were a total of 19 participants got their first introduction to Community Table Tennis Coaching and Introduction to Officiating. Norman Tang, Board of Directors of Table Tennis Canada, came to host the Officials Clinic and was the Referee for the tournament.

Here are the results:

Junior singles: 1. Chris Canadian (Fort Providence) 2. Neilson Vandell (Fort Providence) 3. Dylan Hope (Fort Providence)
Senior Open: 1. Gordon (Fort Smith) 2. Magnus (Fort Smith) 3. Chris Canadian (Fort Providence)
Senior Women’s Open: 1. Beth Hudson (Fort Providence) 2. Shannon Bonnetrouge (Fort Providence) 3. Marina (Fort Providence)
Here are some great images from the tournament, check it out:

“I would like to participate in the tournament. Winning or loosing, it does not matter. As long as I have fun” said 9 year old Sheena who just started playing Table Tennis a few month ago. She was also the umpire for the finals of the Junior event.

JBT Elementary will be the host of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games for Table Tennis and we are excited about it. “It will definitely be one of the best events of the Games” says Executive Director Thor Gohl. And we believe him!

Congratulations to the winners of the Open and Women’s category of the 2017 Aurora Ford Sales South Slave Open as well as all the participants.

Table Tennis Athlete Paul Devitt coming home with 2 Silver Medals

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“Back from my trip this week and people at each of the three venues I competed at could not have been friendlier or more helpful. As expected, I lost most games to better and more experienced players. Still, I had fun and gained valuable experience competing against players with many different styles, serves and racket types.“

Paul Devitt is on the way to improving his game over the last couple of years enjoying regular practices at home and at the Yellowknife Table Tennis Club.  Last year he also trained for two weeks in Hungary and is continuing to take lessons from expert coaches when traveling to southern Canada. This time he travelled to Alberta and Manitoba to participate in some of their local tournaments.

“Also, nice to hear from several Winnipeg players that my game has noticeably improved since I participated in the February Golden Boy” says Paul.

In Edmonton Paul played with team mate Lewis Cheung in the Team A U1500 category as well as the Doubles U2500 event. To his surprise and everyone else’s (including Lewis) they finished second in both events.

“Also no surprise, that I lost to the eventual winner Brian Ho in the first round of the Open Singles event (Brian is the best player in Alberta and finished second at a recent 2017 Butterfly Canada Cup Final).  However, I had fun as Brian was a great sport and at my request during one game told me in advance the spin he would use for each serve.”

It is so great seeing Athletes from the NWT participating in tournaments outside the NWT. It is not so easy to gain experience in a small Territory like ours, so competing where ever possible is the best way to learn.

Congratulations Paul!


Dusk ’til Dawn Ping Pong Pajama Party Fundraiser

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Dusk til Dawn Purple Paisley Ping Pong Pajama Party Fundraiser  April 21, 2017

Prince inspired me to play Ping Pong again …and to raise money for Autism Society NWT! I’ve always loved the music of Prince and would have loved to see him live in concert, but living in the far north, I never got the chance. When he died suddenly last year on April 21st, I was devastated. So I made the pilgrimage to the tribute concert in Minneapolis last October and went to visit his recording studios at Paisley Park. Right there in the middle of the studio was his ping pong table! I packed up a racket and played table tennis for the first time in forty years!

When I came back to Fort Smith, I kept playing and promoting the game. Over the winter I got the idea to do a tribute to Prince on the anniversary of his death. He was all about music, dusk ‘til dawn dance parties, …and ping pong! He was also a quiet philanthropist who anonymously gave money to many charitable causes. One of the rare public charitable activities he did was to play several benefit concerts for Autism Rocks, a UK based foundation. So what better way to pay tribute to Prince than a Dusk til Dawn Ping Pong Pajama Party Fundraiser in support of our northern Autism Society NWT!

I’m so excited about the response from the community! People love the idea! It’s going to be rocking, with music, ping pong, and a celebration of the differences and the unique potential of all members of our community. The money we raise will stay in the north and go to support individuals and families living with autism spectrum disorder. Prince is loving it!

Lesley Paulette

Or text or phone at 867-872-0956

What a great event and an amazing idea. Check out the for more information!!!

All donations will go to NWT Autism Society.

Table Tennis at the Snowking Castle!!!

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Table Tennis will be featured at the Snowking Castle!!!

Come by on March 19th from 1-3pm and say “Hi”. Come out and have fun playing Table Tennis on Great Slave Lake, challenge your friends, family to a match of Table Tennis.

2017 Territorial Championships

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The 2017 Territorial Championships will be hosted from January 27-29th 2017 at Deh Gah School in Fort Providence.


Friday, January 27th 2017
J18 Doubles
C15 Doubles
Junior Mixed Doubles

Saturday, January 28th 2017
J18 Singles
C15 Singles
Senior Open Singles
H13 Singles
Senior Open Doubles

Sunday, January 29th 2017
J18, C15, H13 Single/Doubles Play Offs and Finals


Junior 18 Boys, Girls Singles/Doubles (J18 – born 1999 or later)
Cadet 15 Girls, Boys Singles/Doubles (C15 – born 2002 or later)
Hopes 13 Boys, Girls Singles (H13 – born 2004 or later)
Senior Open Singles Women/Men
Senior Open Doubles

Each athlete can participate in 2 single and 2 double events.


There is a $15 per category fee to participate in the tournament. That does not include accommodation and food for the weekend.

Accommodation & Food

If you like to stay at the school, please contact us. There will be no additional fee. We can arrange food at the school, what will be an additional $75 per person for the full weekend (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday breakfast, lunch).

Table Tennis Rules

Depending on participants, we will play best out of 3 or best out of 5. We will follow the rules of the International Table Tennis Federation. If you have any questions, please contact info@tabletennisnorth.ca and we will be happy to help you.

ITTF Rules: http://www.ittf.com/ittf_handbook/hb.asp?s_number=2

Deadline for registration is January 20th 2017. For registration, please send and e-mail to info@tabletennisnorth.ca with the following information: First Name, Last Name, Community, Birth Date and mention what 2 single categories and 1 double category you want to participate in. Also, please let us know if you want to stay at the school and/or want to eat at the school.

If you have any more questions, please contact info@tabletennisnorth.ca. Thank you! We are looking forward to seeing you in Fort Providence on January 27th 2017!!!


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