Table Tennis

Loi, Agari To Step Up At Games

For 22-year-old Loi, this is his third appearance at a Commonwealth Games while at 16-years of age, Tammi will step on to the world stage for the first time.

Loi will be competing in the Men’s Singles and Agari in the Women’s Singles. They both will then come together for the Mixed Doubles.

“We didn’t want to waste time as soon as we got here and have been making the most of every opportunity to train,” said head coach Rea Loi.

“We’ve had training sessions playing against countries like Fiji and Nigeria which is helping us get fully prepared.”

Weightlifting, Table Tennis Athletes Qualify

The four athletes include current Commonwealth Games silver medalists, Dika Toua and Morea Baru from Weightlifting and Geoffrey Loi and Tammy Agari from Table Tennis.
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) confirmed that the four athletes had qualified through the regional qualification process. 

Commonwealth Games: 11-year-old Welsh table tennis sensation Anna Hursey drawing crowds

She's the youngest athlete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and it is believed she is the youngest athlete to represent Wales at senior level in any sport.

And while the dream for medals in the teams event is over after a quarter-final loss to Australia, Hursey is still gearing up for a shot at the singles starting April 10.

In her home country, she's a household name. In Australia, we're only just discovering this table tennis savant. But already, Hursey is drawing a crowd of international admirers.

Table tennis miss out on bronze

PNG’s Idau Boni Chris and Loa Mabel Chris put up a brave fight but could not go past the Fiji outfit who triumphed 3-0.

In the men’s division, Geoffrey Loi, Gasika Simoi and Haoda Agari also faced Fiji but were not able to secure the bronze medal for their country as they went down 3-1.

Despite the loss in table tennis, Team PNG has extended its lead in the Pacific Mini Games with 14 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

China sees potential in PNG Table Tennis


Consular of the Chinese Embassy in Port Moresby, Wang Gengshen said China is a super power in table tennis and he hopes that one day PNG can have a world class athlete to compete against them and other world champions.

“China is the best in the world in Table Tennis and with our skills and experience we can be able to support PNG athletes and coaches through exchange programs and training,” said Gengshen.

PNG open table tennis champs on next month

The championships will run from Friday September 23 to Sunday 25 at the Rita Flynn indoor courts, Port Moresby.

President of the PNGTTF, George Shao said the tournament is open to all and is extended to former players and expatriates living and working in PNG.

He said the events that will be contested are:

Under 12 yrs boys


Under 12 yrs girls