Posts By John Bonello

  • HiTT Academy grab 9 Titles in 3rd National Ranking Tournament 2017/18

    HiTT Academy grab 9 Titles in 3rd National Ranking Tournament 2017/18

    by added on 18 February 2018

    The wave of excellent results obtained by HiTT Academy players in all categories during the MTTA 3rd ranking tournament reconfirmed our club as the top table tennis academy in Malta. Once again we were protagonists at all stages of the tournament, delivering some really great performances and bringing home 9 titles – 7 gold medals and 2 silver. Gabriel Grixti wins ...

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  • The mental side of the game: how to think table tennis

    The mental side of the game: how to think table tennis

    by added on 25 January 2018

    In his article The Ultimate Guide to Table Tennis Psychology, Ben Larcombe writes about the importance of the mental skills training required by successful table tennis players. He analyses each of the nine points that he identified as being crucial to any player who wants to compete at high levels and achieve best results. The following is a very high-level summary ...

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  • Fantastic! €2,500 raised for charity from our non-stop table tennis marathon

    Fantastic! €2,500 raised for charity from our non-stop table tennis marathon

    by added on 23 December 2017

    Just wow! HiTT Academy's 2017 campaign for charity was our most successful yet. We managed to collect a total of €2,500 during 30 hours of non-stop table tennis. Fantastic! This was the fourth time that we organised a marathon to collect funds for the Community Chest Fund–and the sum raised this year is a new record for HiTT Academy. Over the past ...

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  • The Amazing HiTT Academy Annual Awards 2017

    The Amazing HiTT Academy Annual Awards 2017

    by added on 12 December 2017

    Last Saturday 9th December we had it all. Happy faces, good food, live feeds from Sweden and Spain, Mario giving us a summary of all the important table tennis achievements of 2017 month by month, young table tennis students talking about their experience abroad, 177 awards presented to enthusiastic players, proud parents cheering their loved ones for their hard earned ...

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  • It’s that time of the year to HiTT for charity

    It’s that time of the year to HiTT for charity

    by added on 6 December 2017

    December for us at HiTT Academy Malta means chaos. But in a good way. We have lots of activities going on:: club competitions, national league matches and national ranking tournaments to prepare for, our yearly annual dinner and of course, the 30 hour marathon for charity. For the fourth consecutive year, we're going to lock ourselves in our table tennis academy ...

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  • Former Lithuanian Champion heads hugely successful training camp at HiTT Academy Malta

    Former Lithuanian Champion heads hugely successful training camp at HiTT Academy Malta

    by added on 9 November 2017

    HiTT Academy Malta hosted a mini training camp this November, inviting Lithuanian table tennis coach Aurelija Kybartaitė over as head coach. The 10 hour training camp was held at St. Albert's College in Valletta, between Wednesday 1st and Friday 3rd November. Our students had the opportunity to experience a set of different coaching methods that focused on physical, technical and mental ...

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  • 10 Table Tennis Teams for the 2017/18 National League

    10 Table Tennis Teams for the 2017/18 National League

    by added on 26 October 2017

    The 2017/18 MTTA National League of table tennis is underway and HiTT Academy Malta are already doing a great job. This year we have a total of ten teams (that's 47 players!) competing for the first place in their respective division. During the summer months we've had intensive training programs both in Malta, with sessions every day of the week, and ...

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  • HiTT Academy with Amazing results – 1st Ranking Tournament 2017

    HiTT Academy with Amazing results – 1st Ranking Tournament 2017

    by added on 28 September 2017

    HiTT Academy is off to a great start this season. Our players played incredibly good throughout the 1st ranking table tennis tournament of 2017, taking home important results, wins and titles in all categories that have been played so far. Next Monday's Under 18 semis and final, where our Gabriel and Isaac Grixti are both competing, are tight and we expect ...

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  • HiTT Academy Aurus Superstars promoted to Third Division

    HiTT Academy Aurus Superstars promoted to Third Division

    by added on 20 September 2017

    One of our youngest teams, HiTT Academy Aurus Superstars, stole the show in the fourth division last season, playing really well and taking home important points. Their energy and determination awarded them promotion to the third division for the upcoming 2017/18 season. HiTT Academy Aurus Superstars shared the same points with the leaders of the group for most of the season. ...

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  • HiTT Academy Kyte Consultants get promoted to Second Division

    HiTT Academy Kyte Consultants get promoted to Second Division

    by added on 20 September 2017

    Last season was a very positive one for HiTT Academy, with teams promoted in every division. HiTT Academy Kyte Consultants where playing the Third Division and gave an incredible performance managing to win 16 out of 18 matches. They brought home a total of 50 points, which has landed them straight into the Second Division for the upcoming 2017/18 season. The ...

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  • HiTT Academy HomeTrends Promoted to First Division

    HiTT Academy HomeTrends Promoted to First Division

    by added on 19 September 2017

    Hard work pays off. After a very successful 2016/17 season, our HiTT Academy HomeTrends team got promoted to the 1st division of the Malta national league of table tennis. They managed to stay at the top of their division for the whole season, winning an amazing 13 matches out of 14 and closing the season with 40 points. Big congratulations are ...

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  • UK Coach Eli Baraty leads hugely successful table tennis camp at HiTT Academy Malta

    UK Coach Eli Baraty leads hugely successful table tennis camp at HiTT Academy Malta

    by added on 26 April 2017

    Four days of intensive table tennis training have come successfully to an end last Saturday. Eli Baraty, our guest coach from the UK, led the 32 players taking part in HiTT Academy's Easter camp through a very well balanced training program where all participants had the chance to work on their physical, technical and mental abilities. It was great to ...

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  • HiTT Academy Malta grab 14 titles in 23 events

    HiTT Academy Malta grab 14 titles in 23 events

    by added on 17 April 2017

    The Malta Junior National Championships 2017 have just come to an end and we're super happy with what our young players have managed to achieve. HiTT Academy has without any doubt proven to be the strongest table tennis club in Malta in terms of performance, player base and most importantly in terms of results. Some numbers HiTT Academy players claimed 14 out of ...

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  • HiTT Academy Malta going strong in the National League

    HiTT Academy Malta going strong in the National League

    by added on 14 February 2017

    Things look good for most of HiTT Academy teams taking part in the national league of table tennis. The MTTA published the National League standings as at 13th January 2017 and at the end of the first round, HiTT Academy holds the second place rank as well as other top positions across all four divisions. In the 1st division, HiTT Academy ...

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  • HiTT Academy Malta dominating U11 and U18–doing well in other categories

    HiTT Academy Malta dominating U11 and U18–doing well in other categories

    by added on 13 January 2017

    The latest table tennis ranking lists that have just been published  by the MTTA show very positive trends for HiTT Academy Malta as players in all age groups have advanced in their respective positions. We hold first and second positions in both U11 and U18 categories, while also showing a good performance record in other categories. The Malta Table Tennis Association ...

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  • We raised €2,000 for Istrina 2016!

    We raised €2,000 for Istrina 2016!

    by added on 22 December 2016

    €2,000! That's the final sum HiTT Academy Malta managed to collect in aid of Istrina 2016 from three events, including a marathon of 30 hours non-stop table tennis. The marathon, held at St. Albert's College in Valletta, opened at 9am on Saturday 17th December and went on till 3pm on Sunday 18th. Although the weather was not ideal for such ...

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  • HiTT Academy Malta goes Davis-Cup-mode in aid of Istrina

    HiTT Academy Malta goes Davis-Cup-mode in aid of Istrina

    by added on 3 December 2016

    In a run-up to this year's fundraising 30-hour marathon in aid of Istrina 2016, HiTT Academy Malta organised two events on Fri 25th November. The first one was held in the morning at Savio College, where Mario Genovese and Katia Mifsud gave a demonstration to children from the Dingli primary school. The second event was a Davis-Cup-style tournament that started at 6.00 pm and ...

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  • HiTT Academy for Universal Children’s Day

    HiTT Academy for Universal Children’s Day

    by added on 21 November 2016

    After days of thunderstorms and rain, the sun came out to warm the hundreds of families that visited the Gzira Primary School on Sunday 20th November. In an event organised by the Gzira Local Council, we celebrated Universal Children's Day together in an atmosphere of fun and solidarity, with free sports events, live music shows, fun rides, face painting, magic ...

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  • Kevin Zammit Wins the MESA Singles Table Tennis Tournament

    Kevin Zammit Wins the MESA Singles Table Tennis Tournament

    by added on 21 November 2016

    Kevin Zammit made quite a comeback in table tennis competitions after being absent for a number of years from events organised by the Malta Employees Sports Association (MESA). On the 16th November, Kevin represented GO Plc in the Singles Table Tennis Tournament which was held at the MITTC in Ħal Tarxien, beating Martin Zammit from Planning Authority in the final. ...

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  • HiTT Academy with a fantastic start

    HiTT Academy with a fantastic start

    by added on 21 October 2016

    Last week marked the beginning of the 2016 - 2017 National table tennis league in which we have a total of 12 teams competing. HiTT Academy had a fantastic start, where the majority of our teams took home wins with extremely good results in all four divisions. 1st and 2nd Division games were played on Monday. In the 1st Division, HiTT ...

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