Ashley Givan, the 5x Irish Senior National Champion who is fresh out of University after gaining a 2.1 classification is about to undertake an exciting new role on the international stage.

In July 2017, Ashley will debut on the international stage as an expert commentator. Ashley will team up with Scottish No.1 Gavin Rumgay, Richard Crewe, Jill Parker and John Burgess. This team is contracted for the upcoming T2 league in the Asia-pacific starting June 2017 and finishing December 2017. 

The news came as a pleasant surprise for Givan who has said;

“I am absolutely over the moon to be selected among world class commentators. The team will be great to work with and I am ecstatic to be involved in such a huge event. This new system will be a treat for the audience, it is just what table tennis needs to rejuvenate the image of the sport world wide”. 

Ashley will begin her commentating journey on July 9th, travelling out to link up with the team in Johor, Malaysia for round 2 of the league schedule. Ashley will begin her debut linking up with Scotlands Gavin Rumgay who will undertake the lead commentator role. Tune in then to catch Ashley live from Malaysia as well as some world class table tennis action. 

The following players are set to compete;


Jun Mizutani 
Vladimir Samsonov 
Joo SaeHyuk 
Paul Drinkhall 
Chen Chien-An 
Aleksandr Shibaev 
Timo Boll 
Chuang Chih-Yuan 
Mattias Karlsson 
Dimitrij Ovtcharov 
Tomokazu Harimoto 
Shang Kun 
Wang Chuqin 
Liu Dingshuo 
Xue Fei 


Ding Ning 
Elizabeta Samara 
Bernadette Szocs 
Jeon Jihee 
Georgina Pota 
Matilda Ekholm 
Cheng I-Ching 
Yang Haeun 
Suthasini Sawettabut 
Feng Tian Wei 
Sun Yingsha 
Shi Xunyao 
Wang Manyu 
Wu Yang 
Liu Fei 
Miyuu kihara 
Hina Hayata 


Jorgen Persson 
Jiang Jia Liang 
Michael Maze 
Jorg Roskopf 


Round 1. June 28 – June 30
Round 2. July 11 – July 15
Round 3. Aug 1 – Aug 5
Round 4. Sept 19 – Sept 23
Round 5. Oct 3 – Oct 7
Round 6. Oct 31 – Nov 4
Grand Finals. Dec 7 – Dec 9

For all the latest updates check out and follow @T2APAC on all social media platforms, as well as keeping up to date with Ashley on twitter @ashleygivan.