As an ITTF PTT Level 1 Certified coach, Luba Sadovska is known for her passion for table tennis. As the co-founder of the North Shore Table Tennis Club in Canada (NSTTC), she is known for her zero‑tolerance policy towards discrimination and inequality. And as a FEMpowerment advocate, Sadovska shares with us her aspirations and visions, as well as her struggles and frustration.
Anne Hursey is thought to be the youngest person to represent Wales at senior level at any sport, a young champion for the UNFCCC and has cooperated with the UN Embassy in London on climate change. Her undeniable talent in table tennis sees many more titles in the future, but the Welsh player is worried that there might not be a future if we do not act immediately against global warming.
FEMpowerment articles often encourage women to pursuit their dreams, but very few tell the story after. What happens when your dream does not come true? The former Table Tennis star Soo Yeon Lee speaks up, about the pressure to succeed, realising her talent and answering to her true callings.
Petra Sörling wears many hats. Many know her as the Table Tennis player, the Vice-President of the ITTF in charge of finances, the President of the Swedish Table Tennis Federation, a member of the Swedish National Olympic Committee. However, not many know what she does with the rest of her time, and how she finds time for things with meaning. Today we interview her as the Chair of the Sustainability Working Group to understand what this means and why it is important.
Many of us have grown up following a code of conduct based on our gender. For those, traditional gender roles can play such a big part in the decision-making process that it sometimes holds us back from realising our true potential.
During the Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination, we feature a woman who is using her story in table tennis to inspire others: Maira Ranzeiro, the first ever black table tennis champion in Brazil.
Olympian, Pan American Games winner, Top-20 in ITTF World Ranking – everything Adriana achieved before the age of 20. Now, she is raising her voice towards gender inequalities in life and in table tennis.
If you have not heard of the name Mayssa Bsaibes, it is only a matter of time. IOC Young Leader, WTTD Promoter, PhD student in Gender Equality in Sport in Lebanon, Table Tennis coach and instructor: Mayssa shares how circumstance of her journey so far has shaped who she is and her fight for gender equality in sport. And it seems like she is only getting started.