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Butterfly 2019 April BTTC Open Tournament

(Courtesy of Broward Table Tennis Club) WHEN: SINGLES Friday & Saturday April 12-13 / TEAMS Sunday April 14, 2019WHERE: 3371 N. University Drive, Davie FL 33024SANCTIONED BY: U.S. Table Tennis Organization TOURNAMENT RATING: Four StarTOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Carlos Zeller TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE: Carlos Zeller, Terese TerranovaREFEREE: Terese Terranova (C.R./ I.U.)ELIGIBILITY: Open to all members of USATT, non-members […]

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WAB FEATURED CLUB: NYITTC

(by Steve Hopkins) The New York International Table Tennis Center (NYITTC) is a table tennis training center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Borough of Queens in New York City.  The center is just minutes from highways, subways, and bus stations – easily accessible to the most densely populated area of the United States. In […]

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First USATT National Ranking Youth tournament/trial

(Courtesy of ICC) We highly recommend all Youth players to participate in this tournament.  First USATT National Ranking Youth Tournament 2019 Event details  Date: March 27 to 31 Entry Deadline: Feb 28, 2019 Where: ICC Table Tennis Center, 1507 N. Milpitas blvd, Milpitas, CA Current number of players: 63 Goal on number of players: 100 […]

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Judging the Depth of a Serve

By Larry Hodges One of the things coaches stress is that you should be aggressive against deep serves. (A short serve means that, given a chance, the ball would bounce twice on your side; a long serve would only bounce once.) Against a short serve, you can rush and angle the server by taking the […]

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Portugal Open Recap

(by Steve Hopkins / Photo by ITTF) The Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Portugal Open concluded on Sunday.  It’s the second major tour event of the year and while it did not draw many of the World’s Top 10, the competitive field did include World No. 4 Lin Gaoyuan, World No. 16 Liang Jingkun, World […]

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Rest In Peace 4x World Champion, Zhang Li.

(Courtesy of WCTTA) It is with our heaviest hearts to inform you that 4x World Champion, Zhang Li, passed away on Feb. 13, 2019 at 12:21pm in California, surrounded by her loving family. Coach Zhang was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in September 2015. She was not a smoker and lived a healthy life. […]

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PongMobile Cup 2019 – Live stream information

The long-anticipated event is just a few days away. We’re super excited to present the most prestigious table tennis team event in the capital area – PongMobile Cup. If you are on a team, thank you for joining. We look forward to seeing you and your team on Sunday. Not on a team? Please accept […]

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ICC Butterfly Winter Open Preview

(by Steve Hopkins) ICC will be host to the 3-day, 4-star ICC Butterfly Winter Open on February 22-24.  This is the largest event in the Bay Area with entries expected to top 250.  The window to register is closing quickly but there is still time to sign up (the entry deadline is 2/17, though late […]

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Wanting to Win Versus Hating to Lose

By Larry Hodges These are both great incentives in practice. Some want to win so badly that they’ll practice, hour after hour, to achieve their goals. Others hate losing so much that they’ll use it as incentive to train forever to avoid it. A little of both often helps. The problem comes when you have […]

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WAB CLUB FEATURE: Allen & Sons Table Tennis Club

February 13, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins) Located in the San Fernando Valley, North of Santa Monica and Malibu in the greater… Read More

WAB Featured Club: Han-In Table Tennis Club

February 8, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins) With their location in Palisades Park, New Jersey, Han-In table Tennis is centrally located in… Read More

Boston Bruins’ Pucks & Paddles Raises $119,000

February 8, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins) The Boston Bruins held their annual PUCKS AND PADDLES ping pong tournament in Boston on… Read More

Straighten the Belt, and the Rest Falls into Place

February 4, 2019
By Larry Hodges Imagine when playing that your body is a belt. If your feet are in the… Read More

Pan American Cup Recap

February 4, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins / Photo by ITTF) Guaynabo, Puerto Rico was host to the Universal 2019 ITTF Pan… Read More

EURO 16 Recap: Ovtcharov is Back

February 4, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins) Montreax, Switzerland was host to the 2019 CCB Europe Top 16 Cup.  This annual invitational… Read More

Pan American Cup Day 2: Top Seeds Shine

February 2, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins) Guaynabo, Puerto Rico is host to the Universal 2019 ITTF Pan America Cup.  Sixteen participants… Read More

EURO 16 Update Day 1: Boll/Ovtcharov Advance, Other Top Seeds Fall

February 2, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins) Montreax, Switzerland is host to the 2019 CCB Europe Top 16 Cup.  This invitational brings… Read More
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