by Simon Daish

Princess Zeina Rashid of Jordan joins ITTF Foundation Board

There was exciting news surrounding the ITTF Foundation during the week with Her Royal Highness Princess Zeina Rashid of Jordan joining the ITTF Foundation board of members.

A competitor at the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Princess Zeina Rashid was the flag bearer for her country at the latter event’s opening ceremony and currently sits on the Jordan Olympic Committee as a member of the Board of Directors. You can read the full story here.

Princess Zeina Rashid pictured at the Bejing 2008 opening ceremony
Enjoying the free time

What have the stars been up to recently? How about we let the players answer that question themselves with a look at their official Instagram pages.

Mattias Falck has been spending some downtime at the beach:

Members of Team Germany reunited for a special BBQ party:

Omar Assar’s putting skills appear to be just a handy as his racket excellence:

Yana Noskova paid a visit to the ‘Dream Island’ amusement park in Moscow:

While 2005 World Championships bronze medallist Michael Maze unleashed his wrath to claim victory in his first-ever tennis division contest:

Going all out

Regulars to Player Watch will be aware that the pros have been working hard over the past few months, whether it be fitness related drills or time on the table, the stars will be ready when match action returns.

Here’s just a handful of training clips posted by the players over the past week that caught our eye:

Birthday celebrations and a proposal

Time to celebrate with more birthdays to report from the table tennis stars. This week we pass on our best wishes to Kristian Karlsson, Margaryta Pesotska and Quadri Aruna:

Finally, we have wonderful news of a successful proposal from Simon Gauzy. Congratulations, or rather, Félicitations to the happy couple!

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