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TableTennisDaily
05-21-2013, 02:40 PM
Hey guys,

How incredible has the last week of table tennis been! The world saw one of the biggest table tennis events ever, with record numbers across the internet! 10 years on since Werner Schlager's WTTC victory in Paris, how much has the world changed! The internet has revolutionized the way we view and interact with the sport and with one another. We can share, comment, debate and enjoy this fascinating sport together.


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Photo's used by: Remy Gros created by Sam Hamilton

TableTennisDaily reached staggering views during the WTTC. I originally thought the London 2012 Olympic figures would never be beat, however this years WTTC smashed them in half! Over the 8 day event TableTennisDaily reached a total of 29,393 unique visitors which amounted to 158,738 page views. Half way through the epic championships I upgraded the server to handle all the incoming traffic and the site's coder did a fantastic job optimizing everything, so you should find the site to load much faster now.

I would like to send a huge thank you to everyone, you have turned this site into not only a news update site but actually a community where we are all friends and learn from one another. People often ask me this question, why do i do it? Why do I put in the countless hours promoting table tennis, well it's for all you guys (cheesy I know). Since the early birth of TableTennisDaily so many of you have stuck by the site, there are so many names I wouldn't be able to list them all, but you know who you are :)

The use of Youtube, Twitter, Facebook and other various social media sites have really helped table tennis as a sport grow, as we have seen the recent surge in the ITTF using Facebook as a means to promote table tennis whereby they have just reached a whopping 80,000 fans!

Throughout the World Championships I would like to thank all the amazing youtubers (ttCountenance, ittfchannel, Geca, ttlondon2012, TableTennisEvents, Janus770) and websites, blogs, manufacturers and photographers such as TableTennisTa, mhtabletennis, Stiga, Butterfly and Remy Gros for all your incredible content.

TableTennisDaily has been running just over 2 and half years now and I am constantly looking to improve the site. Over the next few months there will be some extremely exciting features such as the 'Equipment Reviews System' as mentioned before. Remember please contact me if you have any queries, feedbacks or ideas to push this site further :)

Lastly, thank you to all the TableTennisDaily members and viewers who make posts and threads for the community when you find the time. Keep up the great work, your awesome!

Let's hope the promotion of our favourite sport continues to grow, and interestingly it's 'us' that's popularizing our beloved sport.

So I ask, what was your favourite moment of the 2013 World Table Tennis Championships?

Sun Tzu
05-21-2013, 02:47 PM
This is truely incredible, especially since this WTTC wasn't even close to being the best one.
Livestreaming in HD would be great, but should be available on more then 2 tables.

Although I only registered today and started posting, I want to thank you for running this site which I visited frequently the last years before registering.

jmillsy2
05-21-2013, 02:55 PM
dan you do a great job with the site! so thank you to you too! :)

Pongfinity
05-21-2013, 04:09 PM
This is just F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C to read! In just 2.5 years TTD have become one of the biggest and fastest growing table tennis sites with a lot of influence to the sport's world wide promotion! This is exactly what the sport needs to grow bigger also in other parts of the world than Asia. You, Dan, have put so much effort for this and now this is something huge already :) I'm so glad for you man :) You and the whole TTD community really deserves this success :)

markog99
05-21-2013, 04:14 PM
thats truly amazing!hey Dan,how does it feel to be founder of the biggest and most popular TT site? :D

Matt Hetherington
05-21-2013, 04:20 PM
So good to hear you reflecting on the site. It makes it much more satisfying to know where you came from and to see how far you have come. My favourite part of the WTTC was Gatien's speech honouring Jean-Michel Saive, it was an emotional and humbling moment for Saive and I really appreciated it a lot.

My suggestion for your next move...do my interview :P So your users can find out even more info ;)

craniumburn
05-21-2013, 05:12 PM
great job dan! this site has contributed a lot in making table tennis popular the world over. big thanks to you and to the contributors of informative posts and great videos and pix.

PolishTT
05-21-2013, 05:48 PM
Hey guys
You know how much prizemany was sold out for the players?

NeneHerrera
05-21-2013, 07:25 PM
We want WTTC 2014

Dan
05-21-2013, 10:19 PM
This is truely incredible, especially since this WTTC wasn't even close to being the best one.
Livestreaming in HD would be great, but should be available on more then 2 tables.

Although I only registered today and started posting, I want to thank you for running this site which I visited frequently the last years before registering.

Hopefully in the future ITTF will stream these events in HD, just I know streaming in HD is very difficult, the bandwidth needed is very high. Thank you very much! :) Thanks for registering and joining in with us. See you around :)


dan you do a great job with the site! so thank you to you too! :)

Thanks Super Chopper!


This is just F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C to read! In just 2.5 years TTD have become one of the biggest and fastest growing table tennis sites with a lot of influence to the sport's world wide promotion! This is exactly what the sport needs to grow bigger also in other parts of the world than Asia. You, Dan, have put so much effort for this and now this is something huge already :) I'm so glad for you man :) You and the whole TTD community really deserves this success :)

Wow thanks so much that really means a lot! I hope you continue with your fantastic videos, you helped make a fantastic connection with all of the TTD community bringing all our best trick shots together! Totally awesome! I cannot wait for your future projects :)


thats truly amazing!hey Dan,how does it feel to be founder of the biggest and most popular TT site? :D

Thanks Marko! I'm just a normal fan like you, we have the China Open to look forward to now! :)


So good to hear you reflecting on the site. It makes it much more satisfying to know where you came from and to see how far you have come. My favourite part of the WTTC was Gatien's speech honouring Jean-Michel Saive, it was an emotional and humbling moment for Saive and I really appreciated it a lot.

My suggestion for your next move...do my interview :P So your users can find out even more info ;)

Thanks Matt, that's an awesome moment of the WTTC! Thanks for all your efforts and being there since day 1. Hehe I know I need to complete that interview, will do it asap buddy.


great job dan! this site has contributed a lot in making table tennis popular the world over. big thanks to you and to the contributors of informative posts and great videos and pix.

Thanks mate! Everyone here has sure done a fantastic contribution! Thanks for everyone! :)

SpinQuark
05-21-2013, 10:44 PM
Good work Dan, enthusiasm breeds enthusiasm, TTD is the drug we need!

Favourite moments, watching the Germans' noble challenge to the Chinese. Baum tried and crumpled under the frustration. Boll returned to form and so so close to beating Ma Long.

(wish ITTF would change from Flash based Video. I want to watch on my IPad!*#}?)

Emily
05-22-2013, 01:21 AM
You should be so proud of yourself dan aswell as the site doing so well as it wouldn't be possible without you :) I don't know what my favourite moment was but I wish Ding Ning had have beaten Li Xiaoxia !!

zookato
05-22-2013, 01:34 AM
Wonderful report Dan :)

rhonis
05-22-2013, 08:03 AM
Great job Dan!

I think the steam with chat boosted some views. Also the diversity of the post on the forum makes ttdaily the best.

When I google for anything that has to do with table tennis ttdaily pops up with a topic about it. Keep it up.

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YosuaYosan
05-22-2013, 10:02 AM
So far, I have never seen such an organised table tennis forum in managing significant topic of huge events such as this 2013 WTTC, not to mention the well-managed publication of articles, the neat organization of threads and it's content, the dynamic site design resembling the current topic of interest (such as the London 2012 designed TTD banner during the related event) and many more.

However,the said superb technical aspects of the site was not the case quite a while ago when I first looked upon and joined TableTennisDaily during it's younger years. After registering to the site, I had no real reason to stay for too long, yet my gut told me that I, somehow, needs to stay loyal to this forum, and so I did. Together with many others who stayed loyal to the forum, we witnessed how Dan stayed even more loyal to what he has started, none other than this forum as a part for his passionate heart for the great sport of table tennis.

Setting aside all technical aspect, one thing that I have now understand, the very aspect and the very reason why many of us stayed in this awesome table tennis forum: sense of belonging in this community, derived from a mutual passion of our beloved sport of table tennis.
Starting from this passion alone, Dan started TableTennisDaily and his whole-hearted, consistent work serves as a strong magnet to attract many others with the similar flame in their heart.

Days by days have passed since then, what was a little spark is now an ever-growing flame. Two days ago, all of the great work and dedication that we've done together in this forum has translated into tangible number and graph as TableTennisDaily, a relatively young table tennis forum has taken a major part in using the social media to make the 2013 World Table Tennis Championships in Paris, Bercy as the most viewed World Table Tennis Championships around the world! Even more so compared to the London 2012 Olympics!
History has been made!

I am proud to be a part of TableTennisDaily and I believe most of us here does.

TTD's conduct in WTTC 2013 has been proven a success and I can't wait to see more great things we could do together in the future for the great of our beloved sport of table tennis through our beloved forum of TableTennisDaily.
Well, all I can say for now is THANK YOU to Dan and co., WAY TO GO EVERYONE, KEEP ON DOING THE GOOD WORK, and last but not least

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YMPAH67f4o

WiWa
05-22-2013, 10:44 AM
Good work Dan, enthusiasm breeds enthusiasm, TTD is the drug we need!

Favourite moments, watching the Germans' noble challenge to the Chinese. Baum tried and crumpled under the frustration. Boll returned to form and so so close to beating Ma Long.

(wish ITTF would change from Flash based Video. I want to watch on my IPad!*#}?)

If you download the iSwifter browser from the AppStore, you can watch flash stuff (including itTV) on your Ipad ;)

Matt Hetherington
05-22-2013, 12:46 PM
I think that's the longest post i've seen Yosua write in all 2 and a half years haha ;)

RIPPER
05-22-2013, 01:33 PM
Awesome real impact on the sport of table tennis as a whole!

RIPPER
05-22-2013, 01:34 PM
It is really fantastic

YosuaYosan
05-22-2013, 01:45 PM
I think that's the longest post i've seen Yosua write in all 2 and a half years haha ;)

You know me, Bro ;)

GECA
05-22-2013, 06:17 PM
What an amazing article Dan,I totally agree with you about the great contribution of social media. So important to spread our beautiful Sport. Thanks for the great promotion and congratulations for the success of TTDaily mate.

heartly4u
05-22-2013, 08:36 PM
Dan,

really thankful for bringing this WTTC here and greartly appreciate the work you are doing. Please keep up the spirit and would like to thank all who contributed to this.

TT Guru
05-22-2013, 11:02 PM
I think that's the longest post i've seen Yosua write in all 2 and a half years haha ;)

Yes, I must say Yosua Yosan puts me in mind of Japan's super supporter! Perhaps in later years we can see Yosua Yosan in the crowd waving some kind of TTD flag!
In all seriousness, it's a great site and would be nothing without the support of it's members. So, to it's most loyal member Yosua Yosan I say, keep it up!

SpinQuark
05-22-2013, 11:50 PM
If you download the iSwifter browser from the AppStore, you can watch flash stuff (including itTV) on your Ipad ;)

Thanks WiWa, I'll give that one a try. I did try the Puffin browser but it was too slow and jerky.

RIPPER
05-23-2013, 03:28 AM
Dan I've always known that your website is fantastic and is a worldwide website, but just realised that now you are affecting huge amounts of people all around the world and you are actually massively increasing the awareness of table tenni...s. You are making a REAL and DEFINITE positive impact to the history and the future developments to the sport Table Tennis! You HERO! x

Dan
05-24-2013, 04:38 PM
Good work Dan, enthusiasm breeds enthusiasm

Wow that's quote of the year John!



Great job Dan!

I think the steam with chat boosted some views. Also the diversity of the post on the forum makes ttdaily the best.

When I google for anything that has to do with table tennis ttdaily pops up with a topic about it. Keep it up.

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Thanks buddy. The chat sure does help. I have it enabled now so only logged in users can view and use the chat. This will make the site run a lot smoother during the major events :)

Great to hear the site is backed well in google :) See you around matey.


So far, I have never seen such an organised table tennis forum in managing significant topic of huge events such as this 2013 WTTC, not to mention the well-managed publication of articles, the neat organization of threads and it's content, the dynamic site design resembling the current topic of interest (such as the London 2012 designed TTD banner during the related event) and many more.

However,the said superb technical aspects of the site was not the case quite a while ago when I first looked upon and joined TableTennisDaily during it's younger years. After registering to the site, I had no real reason to stay for too long, yet my gut told me that I, somehow, needs to stay loyal to this forum, and so I did. Together with many others who stayed loyal to the forum, we witnessed how Dan stayed even more loyal to what he has started, none other than this forum as a part for his passionate heart for the great sport of table tennis.

Setting aside all technical aspect, one thing that I have now understand, the very aspect and the very reason why many of us stayed in this awesome table tennis forum: sense of belonging in this community, derived from a mutual passion of our beloved sport of table tennis.
Starting from this passion alone, Dan started TableTennisDaily and his whole-hearted, consistent work serves as a strong magnet to attract many others with the similar flame in their heart.

Days by days have passed since then, what was a little spark is now an ever-growing flame. Two days ago, all of the great work and dedication that we've done together in this forum has translated into tangible number and graph as TableTennisDaily, a relatively young table tennis forum has taken a major part in using the social media to make the 2013 World Table Tennis Championships in Paris, Bercy as the most viewed World Table Tennis Championships around the world! Even more so compared to the London 2012 Olympics!
History has been made!

I am proud to be a part of TableTennisDaily and I believe most of us here does.

TTD's conduct in WTTC 2013 has been proven a success and I can't wait to see more great things we could do together in the future for the great of our beloved sport of table tennis through our beloved forum of TableTennisDaily.
Well, all I can say for now is THANK YOU to Dan and co., WAY TO GO EVERYONE, KEEP ON DOING THE GOOD WORK, and last but not least

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YMPAH67f4o

Wow! What can I say! Thanks so much Yosua, like other members have said here. You have been around since day 1 and have always stuck behind TTD :) You are right the sense of community here is fantastic, there is a great range of users here from various parts of the world.

Thanks again matey, we will meet up in real life soon I know it! Will be epic! See you then! :)


What an amazing article Dan,I totally agree with you about the great contribution of social media. So important to spread our beautiful Sport. Thanks for the great promotion and congratulations for the success of TTDaily mate.

Thanks Dan! Well done for the great work of your youtube channels I'm a huge fan! Let's keep up our great work mate :)


Dan I've always known that your website is fantastic and is a worldwide website, but just realised that now you are affecting huge amounts of people all around the world and you are actually massively increasing the awareness of table tenni...s. You are making a REAL and DEFINITE positive impact to the history and the future developments to the sport Table Tennis! You HERO! x

Thanks Myles! Your the man, and a huge inspiration to me! Keep working hard and make sure you choose something you enjoy in your path. I hope you come back to England soon :)

Thanks everyone!

cloren
05-25-2013, 07:44 AM
I cannot be partial about the best moment of this WTTC as I was there on the 19th and 20th. In my opinion Bercy reached an incredible atmosphere during the quarters final, in particular when Timo Boll was facing Ma Long (by the way, I do not think that the career of these two players is over). Another exiting moment was the womens final.

I agree with all of you that the way we can enjoy table tennis today thanks to the net is awesome.

EmRatThich
11-06-2017, 04:52 PM
Incredible, Dan! I'm late to the party. But I can't believe that in just only 5 years, TTD has become the most popular Media Channel in the table tennis community. Hat down to your effort, Dan. For the people who don't do the Media Promotion, it's so difficult to attain the traffic in a highly competitive media nowadays. So to achieve at this level, which is really hard. Table tennis needs someone passionate like Dan and TTD.

Dan
11-09-2017, 07:01 PM
Incredible, Dan! I'm late to the party. But I can't believe that in just only 5 years, TTD has become the most popular Media Channel in the table tennis community. Hat down to your effort, Dan. For the people who don't do the Media Promotion, it's so difficult to attain the traffic in a highly competitive media nowadays. So to achieve at this level, which is really hard. Table tennis needs someone passionate like Dan and TTD.

Wow thanks for your post Emrat! Greatly appreciated! TTD wouldn't be here if it wasn't for all the fantastic people in the forums and community here! :)

You are doing a fantastic job to over at youtube. Keep it up! Hopefully we can meet one day :)