Newsarchive

2015

22.12.2015

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Don’t worry! The restructuring is in progress!

The WSA-liquidator Mag. Katharina Kolland-Twaroch issued the following press release today.

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14.11.2015

WSA is rewarded as ITTF Academy!

A perfect sensation – the Werner Schlager Academy is officially honoured with the „Academy Status“ of the ITTF International Training Centre Network. Only the WSA is evaluated on the same level as Shanghai!

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02.11.2015

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WSA-Pros improved extremely

Some of the players of the (inter-) national training group of the Werner Schlager Academy have made partly big steps forward in this month’s ITTF World Ranking.

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02.11.2015

Tom Lodziak
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Review about the WSA Table Tennis School from UK

The WSA Table Tennis School is an international table tennis school for hobby and club players who like to improve their playing skills in a high-standard training. Tom Lodziak, coach and player from Cambridge, UK, visited us in May and reported in an interview about this experience.

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22.10.2015

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Great success for Marie Migot

Last week, the Youth Top 10 took place in Romania. From the WSA, Marie Migot, since this year players for SVNÖ Ströck participated in the event and she returned home with a great success.

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19.10.2015

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30 WSA players participate in the Polish Open

At this year’s Polish Open in Warsaw from 21.10-25.10., not less than 30 WSA-players will show their abilities.

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12.10.2015

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Huge step from Lily Zhang

Some of the players from the (inter-) national training-group of the Werner Schlager Academy made an enormous improve in the recent World Ranking.

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06.10.2015

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WSA-Flood of medals in Jekaterinburg

The players of the (inter-)national training group of the Werner Schlager Academy in Schwechat celebrated big victories at the just finished European Championships.

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02.10.2015

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Woes and Joys at the beginning of the Single-Events

At the day after the Team-Event, the contest went on for those WSA-players who were not seeded in the main event.

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30.09.2015

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Gold! WSA-stars in excellent shape at the ECS

The team-event couldn’t have come to a more thrilling and from the Austrian point of view more successful end.

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22.09.2015

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WSA at the ECS in Russia

24 WSA-players from 15 nations – Schwechat sends the biggest team to the European Championships in Russia…

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14.09.2015

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Support Christian Scheiber

Since 2013 Christian Scheiber, born in Burgenland, practices at the Werner Schlager Academy in Schwechat. Already 3 times in the past he won the national championship in class 7. What an extraordinary success. Now he has a new goal in mind and therefore needs your support: the Paralympics 2020.

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09.09.2015

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Women Coaches Seminar was a huge success

All the persons responsible and especially the participants of the first European Women Table Tennis Seminar that took place from Monday to Wednesday in the premises of the Werner Schlager Academy in Schwechat summed up euphorically.

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09.09.2015

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Double triumph for Lily Zhang

Lily Zhang, the latest gain of the international women-training-group of the Werner Schlager Academy and the new starlet of the WSA-partner-club SVNÖ Ströck will come to Schwechat these days with a lot of self-confidence. In Schwechat, Lily will have her permanent training-homebase in the future.

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04.09.2015

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ITTF & ETTU hold a meeting at the WSA at the same time

On Monday September the 7th the Werner Schlager Academy in Schwechat experiences another highlight. Besides the regular operation of the (inter-) national WSA-training-group, the world-table tennis training-center in the heart of Europe has special visitors. Two hot-spots will take place at the same time, next door to each other in the premises of the WSA.

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30.08.2015

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The Women Table Tennis Community visits Schwechat

The Women Table Tennis project of the Werner Schlager Academy causes a ripple effect.

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25.08.2015

Ekholm Cheering
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SVNÖ STRÖCK - 3:0 victory over Cartagena

The situation was not that promising in the beginning. In the first round of the current Champions League season 2015/2016 our team, SVNÖ STRÖCK, could not deploy the new Japanese star player Sayaka Hirano (due to a shoulder injury). And the opponent, UCAM Cartagena, was a very hard one in the first match of group B.

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07.08.2015

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August breaks all records

This August it’s getting hot in Schwechat- not only because of the record-breaking heat that is again forecasted for the next few days and weeks. In fact the air will heat up in the WSA when 90 players burn out themselves completely in their training session. Even though the hall was already fully booked the last weeks, the month of august will break all records.

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03.08.2015

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WSA-players at the Euro-Asia Allstars Challenge

Last weekend a very special encounter took place in chinese Zhangjiagang. The allstars from Europe under the guidance of Ex-WSA coach Richard Prause faced their counterparts from Asia. On the side of the European Team, 2 players were nominated who train and live in Schwechat since many years. These two players were in the end the ones who were crucial for the outcome of the Euro-Asia Allstars Challenge.

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06.07.2015

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USA goes Austria!

The next sensation is perfect: SVNÖ STRÖCK binds the „US sunshine“ Lily Zhang

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01.07.2015

Sayaka Hirano
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Sensationalist transfer for SVNÖ Ströck

SVNÖ STRÖCK engages Japanese superstar Sayaka Hirano

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23.06.2015

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European Games in Baku

On the 12th of June 2015 a new major event in sports was brought to life- the first ever European Games started in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. This event is similar to the Olympic Games with the one distinction that only athletes from the National Olympic Committees of Europe were authorized to participate.

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18.06.2015

Christian Scheiber
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National Champion: He did the triple!

The reigning Austrian champion in table tennis for disabled class 7 Christian Scheiber defended his title and could win the title three times in a row.

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26.05.2015

Christian Scheiber
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Fighting for the Salzburg Bull

On Saturday, May 23 2015 the seventh Salzburg Open took place on the Olympic Centre Rif/Hallein. All in all 24 players - invited by the Salzburg club for sports for the disabled – participated in the tournament. Christian Scheiber represented the Burgenland organisation for the sports for disabled for the second time at the Salzburg Open.

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18.05.2015

The Table Tennis Championships 2015 break all records!

Approximately 450 Million People worldwide watched this years’ Table Tennis Championships in China-a fabulous new record. In China alone 252 million people were interested in the event.

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06.05.2015

Tamolwan Khetkuen

New World Rankings

Big improve by the WSA players in the World Rankings: Many of the players of our international training group made a big step forward in the World Rankings that were published immediately after the World Championships.

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05.05.2015

Thomas Weikert

ITTF-the worlds largest international federation

The ITTF is now the worlds largest international federation.

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04.05.2015

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2. Riha Open 2015

Multiversum/WSA overrun by Table Tennis enthusiasts! A deluge of excited Table tennis players found its way into the Multiversum Schwechat. Reason for that were the 2. Riha Open 2015, organized by the Werner Schlager Academy.

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04.05.2015

Ma Long

WSA at the World Championships in Suzhou - 6

Which players crowned themselves World Champions at the final day? A report by Richard Prause

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04.05.2015

Tetyana Bilenko

WSA at the World Championships in Suzhou - 5

How did the round of sixteen evolve for our female WSA-players and who managed to advance to the finals?

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30.04.2015

Matilda Ekholm

WSA at the World Championships in Suzhou - 4

On day 3 of the main round, only the female WSA players were able to continue on the road to success.

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29.04.2015

Tetyana Bilenko
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WSA at the World Championships in Suzhou - 3

UThe World Championships in Suzhou goes on with big steps. The first surprising results have already overcome the table tennis world. Dimitrij Ovtcharov who was supposed to be one of the candidates for a medal was defeated in the second round of the tournament.

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29.04.2015

Lubomir Jancarik

WSA AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SUZHOU – 2

The eagerly awaited main round of the table tennis World Championships in Suzhou started on April, 28 consistently positive for the WSA-players, as everyone mastered to trigger his or her best performance, thanks to the optimal preparation in the run-up to the event. Therefore most of the players managed to win their first-round games.

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25.04.2015

ITTF Hall of Fame
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WSA at the World Championships in Suzhou – 1

Richard Prause, WSA Head Coach and prominent representative of the Werner Schlager Academy at the World Table Tennis Championships 2015 in Suzhou, has already flown to the Chinese metropolis on last Wednesday and was on site for the traditional Butterfly evening before the competition starts.

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13.04.2015

Marcos Freitas
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WSA Star Marcos Freitas reaches for the stars

Marcos Freitas, reigning European Team Champion and permanent member of the international WSA training group since 2 years, could consolidate his position among the top players in the world in the latest ITTF world ranking.

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30.03.2015

Sarah de Nutte
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24 WSA Players participate in the WC in China

The international table tennis’ highlight 2015 approaches rapidly: the World Table Tennis Championships in the Chinese city Suzhou (April, 26 – May, 3). Again and again the Chinese competitors will be the favourites for the titles and will be hunted by the rest of the world.

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24.03.2015

Guangzhou
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WSA proposes an agreement with Guangzhou

The Werner Schlager Academy, founded in 2010 and now well established as a world class training centre in the heart of Europe, has now taken a further step forward in widening its range of item on an ever growing itinerary.

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18.03.2015

Prause Schimmelpfennig
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Richard Prause returns home

The „lost son“ returns home to Germany. For almost five years the former DTTB national team coach for the women’s and later for the men’s team has worked in Wien-Schwechat. As WSA Head Coach – together with Düsseldorf’s former Head Coach Dirk Wagner and coach legend Mario Amizic – he built up the world training centre “Werner Schlager Academy” (WSA).

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05.03.2015

Tetyana Bilenko
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WSA-Players (Women) on the rise!

Tetyana Bilenko (Ukraine), who has reached the ninth place at the World Championships 2013 in Paris and plays for the reigning Austrian Team Champion SVNÖ STRÖCK, could go upward by 26 places. Reaching the quarter finals at the Qatar Open she improved on rank 62.

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05.03.2015

WSA-Players (Men) on the top!

In the current world ranking published by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) the players of the Werner Schlager Academy (WSA) have sensationally climbed upwards.

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03.03.2015

Pavel SIRUCEK
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After the National Championships

After the weekend of the National Championships the table tennis nations in Europe have found their new champions! Of course numerous WSA players who practice or even live at the Werner Schlager Academy participated at their respective National Championships. We publish here the list of „our“ victors:

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23.02.2015

HABESOHN, Daniel
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Qatar Open - WSA is proud of its athletes!

Yesterday the Qatar Open ended with the thrilling final between Dimitrij OVTCHAROV (GER) and Vladimir SAMSONOV (BLR). The past master Samsonov could beat Germany’s new number one in 5 games. Besides this result the Werner Schlager Academy is very proud of its athletes who have started for their nations at the Qatar Open!

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25.01.2015

YouTube video series "Ask the Coach"

The WSA has started a new series on YouTube called "Ask the Coach" with WSA Head Coach Richrard Prause in the last week

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22.01.2015

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Visit us on YouTube!

From now on the Werner Schlager Academy has its own channel on YouTube!

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21.01.2015

Picture Sörös with Chen
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Chen Weixing reinforces WSA trainer team

Not only in Austria but in the whole (table tennis) world he is well know: Chen Weixing, born in China and Austrian citizen since 2000.

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08.01.2015

View Riha Open
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Riha Open 2015

9 Competitions, 25 Tables, 100 Players, 185 Entries

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08.01.2015

The emotional duel

The Werner Schlager Academy is going to start the New Year with a very special highlight!

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