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Archive for October, 2017

Young player of year, now the senior member

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Young player of year, now the senior member Named German Young Player of the Year in 1995 as a result of his successes both at home and abroad, notably winning the Cadet Boys’ Singles title at the European Youth Championships in The Hague, the international community became very clearly […]

Successful Premier Capital Plastics Butterfly Youth Championships Held in California

(BY KEVIN YU) Successful Premier Capital Plastics Butterfly Youth Championships California Table Tennis in Rosemead, CA hosted a superb event on October 14 and 15 drawing young talented players from far beyond state borders. It was indeed the First Annual Capital Plastics Butterfly Tournament, generously sponsored by Jeff Quan, Capital Plastics Inc. and Butterfly Table […]

Brian Pace Coaches’ Blog: MASTERING THE FLIP

(By Brian Pace) Brian Pace Coaches’ Blog: MASTERING THE FLIP One of the most overlooked shots in table tennis is the flip. Developing this shot can extend your off the range of attack to over the table position. Being able to flip the ball does have strict guidelines outside of doing it technically correct. The […]

2017 WAB Top 10 Table Tennis Clubs / Pro Shops

2017 WAB Top 10 Table Tennis Clubs / Pro Shops We are proud to announce the “We Are Butterfly” Top 10 Table Tennis Clubs / Pro Shops for 2017 Year to Date, October 2017! 2017 WAB Club Top 10 Pro Shops * 1.       India Community Center, Milpitas CA 2.       Triangle Table Tennis, Morrisville NC 3.       My Table Tennis Club, Markham […]

Senior table tennis champs share love of the game and each other

(Courtesy of The Coast News Group) Senior table tennis champs share love of the game and each other OCEANSIDE — Si Wasserman is 95. He does not look it or act it. He is limber and nimble with clear eyes and a steady hand. He holds numerous impressive table tennis titles and married for the […]

T2APAC teams show support for Ian Lariba

(by Wade Townsend) T2APAC teams have come together show support for Ian Lariba Table tennis players around the world continue to show support for Ian Lariba, as T2APAC is next to donate to Lariba’s fight against Leukaemia. The captains and players from T2 Asia Pacific Table Tennis League (T2APAC) have come together to donate US$5,000 […]

Frank Ji appointed Special Adviser to ITTF President

(By ITTF) Frank Ji appointed Special Adviser to ITTF President The International Table Tennis Federation Executive Committee has appointed Mr. Frank JI as the Special Advisor to the ITTF President for commerce and business. Mr. Ji has been a major commercial supporter to the ITTF in the last 24 months, through a strategic investment partnership […]

Triangle Table Tennis to Host 4-Star Southeastern Open (Giant RR)

(By Barbara Wei) Triangle Table Tennis to Host 4-Star Southeastern Open (Giant RR) Triangle Table Tennis is excited to host the 4-star Southeastern Open held October 20-22nd in Morrisville, NC. In its third year, the Southeastern Open is similar in format to the beloved and well-established Cary Cup and will feature a giant round robin […]

Table tennis player Fukuhara gives birth to baby girl

(Courtesy of TheJapanTimes / Photo courtesy of ITTF) Table tennis player Fukuhara gives birth to baby girl Ai Fukuhara gave birth to a baby girl Friday, the first-time mom announced on her official website. “I honestly still can’t believe that I’m now a mother,” Fukuhara, 28, posted, adding that the newborn weighed in at 2,995 […]

ITTF Confirms List of Players for ITTF World Cups

(Courtesy of ETTU) ITTF Confirms List of Players for ITTF World Cups The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has confirmed the 20 male & female players who will be in action at the Liebherr 2017 ITTF Men’s World Cup and the Uncle Pop 2017 ITTF Women’s World Cup presented by Polar Naturals to be held […]