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Ducks Makes a Splash: Their New Spin on Melon

Ducks Makes a Splash: Their New Spin on Melon (by Steve Hopkins) August was a big news month for Ducks Eatery, a restaurant on East 12th Street in New York City.  They introduced a dish featuring smoked watermelon and the internet went crazy.  The original YouTube video posted by Food Insider has 2.3 million views, and […]

How to Punish those Slow, Spinny Loops

How to Punish those Slow, Spinny Loops (By Larry Hodges) It’s almost a cliché that players have more trouble with slow, spinny loops than faster ones, at least below the higher levels. There’s a simple reason for this – slow, spinny loops are mostly against backspin, and come out with a higher spin-to-speed ratio than […]

Gold in Luxembourg for Puerto Rico’s Afanador

Gold in Luxembourg for Puerto Rico’s Afanador (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The Luxembourg Open Table Tennis Championships was held a week ago in Kirchberg in the Northeast quarter of Luxembourg City. The tournament’s top seed was Lioney Weber of Switzerland.  There were 42 participants in all, with nearly all representing European countries. Nicholas Tio represented […]

WAB FEATURED CLUB: Table Tennis Minnesota

WAB FEATURED CLUB: Table Tennis Minnesota (by Steve Hopkins) Table Tennis Minnesota has three locations in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area.  The Training Center location is on Concord Street in South St. Paul, the Jewish Center location is on Cedar Lake Road in Minneapolis, and the Bloomington Armory location is in Bloomington.  The Training Center is open […]

Hurricane Florence: A Heavy Spin Serve in to the Coast of North Carolina

Hurricane Florence: A Heavy Spin Serve in to the Coast of North Carolina (by Steve Hopkins) Bowmar Sports / Butterfly North America announced earlier this week that operations would likely be affected.   In the announcement, we asked that orders be placed by Wednesday so that shipping could be done before the storm arrived. While the […]

Develop Ball Control by Playing with Different Surfaces

Develop Ball Control by Playing with Different Surfaces (By Larry Hodges) Today’s tip will be controversial. Some might not agree the following, but I’ve found it to be consistently true, and it makes sense if you think about it. Have you ever noticed how some players seem to have great ball control? They can seemingly […]

WAB FEATURED CLUB: Texas Table Tennis Club

WAB FEATURED CLUB: Texas Table Tennis Club (by Steve Hopkins) The Texas Table Tennis Club (“TTT”) is one of the largest table tennis clubs in the State of Texas.  They have 12 Butterfly tables on red rubber flooring in a 6500 square foot facility.  The ceiling is 13 feet high with excellent lighting.  The club […]

No, The Bruce Lee Nunchucks Ping Pong Video Is Not Real (Stop Sending it to Me. Really.)

No, The Bruce Lee Nunchucks Ping Pong Video Is Not Real (Stop Sending it to Me. Really) (by Steve Hopkins/Photo credit: Warner Bros.) There is a video clip showing Bruce Lee playing ping pong with nunchucks (also called “nunchuks” or “nunchaku” – two sticks held together with a chain or rope and used as a weapon).  […]

The Flat Smash That Isn’t

The Flat Smash That Isn’t (By Larry Hodges) Many players with good looping strokes, and others that don’t, have trouble doing “flat” smashes because they don’t understand what the shot is – or more exactly, what it isn’t. The main thing to understand about a flat smash is that it is NOT flat. There is […]

September ITTF Rankings: China Sān

September ITTF Rankings: China Sān (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) In China the word for “three” is sān, and the written character is three horizontal lines. Three is among the lucky numbers in China in part due to the closeness in pronunciation to the word for life (or “to live”).  In September, “three” has certainly […]

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How to Punish those Slow, Spinny Loops

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How to Punish those Slow, Spinny Loops (By Larry Hodges) It’s almost a cliché that players have more… Read More

Gold in Luxembourg for Puerto Rico’s Afanador

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Gold in Luxembourg for Puerto Rico’s Afanador (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The Luxembourg Open Table Tennis Championships… Read More

2018 Fall SpinMaster TT Tournament

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AMICUS Training Tips Series: How to Use Interval Training in Table Tennis with Richard Prause

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