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Pakistan exit Asian table tennis event

KARACHI:  Pakistan crashed out of the Asian Table Tennis Junior Championship, which is taking place in Mumbai, India, after losing their first two group matches against Kazakhstan and Qatar on Friday. The loss meant that the national players failed to qualify for the quarter-finals, as they needed at least two wins in the group stages […]

Table tennis juniors to feature in CW Games

KARACHI:  Pakistan’s national junior table tennis champions are gearing up for a tilt at the medals in the forthcoming 2014 Commonwealth (CW) Games. The competition, which will be staged in Glasgow, starts on July 24 and concludes on August 3. “Eighteen-year-old Rameez from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has not played any senior international event, but he can still […]

National junior table tennis camp concludes

KARACHI: The month-long Pakistan Sport Board (PSB) table tennis camp, which included 14 players – 13 boys and one girl – concluded on Sunday at the national coaching centre in Karachi. The PSB camp was aimed at training the U16 players. According to trainer Farrukh Kamal, the athletes learnt different techniques during the course of the […]

Tennis: Iftikhar added to Davis Cup squad

KARACHI:  The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) has included Samir Iftikhar in the Davis Cup squad that will play the Asia-Oceania Zone Group II tie against Philippines on April 4. A PTF official confirmed on Saturday that the 21-year-old Iftikhar is a last minute change in the team. He has replaced Muhammad Abid, who had earlier […]

‘Table tennis flourishing in Pakistan’

KARACHI: Reigning at the number one spot even at 48, national table tennis champion Asim Qureshi believes his next job is to train at least four to five new players and make them strong enough to compete at the international level. Qureshi has been Pakistan’s top player in the doubles and singles rankings since 1993. He […]

Tennis: Aisam-Bopanna through to round two

KARACHI:  Pakistan’s Aisamul Haq Qureshi and India’s Rohan Bopanna started the Apia International Sydney Open on a winning note as they defeated Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in the first round of their doubles match on Tuesday. Aisam played his former doubles partner Rojer in the opener and the former and his partner defeated the […]

Table tennis: Qureshi wins singles title

KARACHI:  National champion Asim Qureshi clinched the men’s singles title in the Golden Jubilee Panasonic National Table Tennis Championships at the Majid Khan Gymnasium, Islamia Club on Wednesday. Qureshi defeated his Wapda teammate Saleem Abbas 4-3. Wapda players dominated the championship, while Abbas had a golden run as he won the men’s doubles with Qureshi, […]

Tennis: Ali, Sheikh clinch U14 doubles title

KARACHI:  Pakistan’s Sahibzada Muhammad Ali and Haris Sheikh won the doubles trophy of the Asian Super Series U14 Ranking Tennis Championship in Dhaka. The duo defeated local players Mohammad Rubeel and Muhammad Kawsar 6-7, 7-6, 10-5 in the final. Meanwhile, Ali was not as lucky in his boys’ singles event. He lost 6-3, 6-4 to […]

Tennis: Pakistan finish 3rd in junior event

KARACHI:  Pakistan defeated Singapore 4-3 to finish third in the International Club Junior Tennis Asia-Oceania Championship in Tokyo yesterday. This was Pakistan’s first appearance in the league. The team began its campaign with a 4-2 loss against Australia. They were also defeated by Japan 6-0. Pakistan’s contingent included Ibrahim Iltifat, Raza Sawani, Nazif Ahmed and […]

Tennis: Pakistan finish 3rd in junior event

KARACHI:  Pakistan defeated Singapore 4-3 to finish third in the International Club Junior Tennis Asia-Oceania Championship in Tokyo yesterday. This was Pakistan’s first appearance in the league. The team began its campaign with a 4-2 loss against Australia. They were also defeated by Japan 6-0. Pakistan’s contingent included Ibrahim Iltifat, Raza Sawani, Nazif Ahmed and […]

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