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Southern Calif. Schools Table Tennis Tournament

(By LATTA) “What a very bright & young day at LATTA on Sunday, March 24….Southern Cal Schools Table Tennis Tournament!  We had about 40 young players, from middle school (grades 6-8) to high school (grades 9-12).  The 4 schools were represented by Gabrielino High School (San Gabriel), Walnut High School (Walnut), Mark Keppel High School […]

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Advanced Sponge but No-So-Fast Blades

By Larry Hodges Most players at the beginning/intermediate level use blades that are too fast. This not only hurts their control, but it also develops bad habits where the player uses the speed of the racket to rebound the ball back instead of stroking it, leading to poor strokes that won’t work very well at […]

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Oman Open Recap

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Oman Open concluded today in the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman.   Oman did not attract the most elite players in the world, but it did bring a competitive field including 11 players ranked in the Top 50 in the current ITTF Rankings.  […]

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Where Are They Now? Marcus “Ping Pong” Jackson

(by Steve Hopkins) Ten years ago, a seventeen-year old Marcus Jackson was the top ranked junior in the country.  His 2574 rating peak came in October of 2009 – one of many highlights of that year.  This month marks the ten-year anniversary of his amazing Cary Cup performance that included wins over Canadians Pradabeen Peter-Paul […]

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WAB Club Feature: Golden Link Sports

(by Steve Hopkins) Golden Link Sports has a long history as one of Butterfly’s largest and best equipment distributors in North America.  They have been the top WE ARE BUTTERFLY group in equipment sales in numerous years.  The group’s Director is Raymond Szeto. Golden Link Sports is located at the Canadian Chinese Table Tennis Association […]

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Tenergy 05 and Tenergy 05 Hard: A Non-Pro Review

(by Steve Hopkins) I’ve been playing with Butterfly Tenergy 05 for about two years but I switched to Tenergy 05 Hard a few weeks ago to see how the updated version of 05 would work for my game.  As a 2000-and-change level player, my analysis and comparison of equipment has limits.  I don’t have the arm speed […]

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Two Local Juniors Battle it Out at Table Tennis Tournament

(By Andre Stoner) Dion Payne-Miller and Marty Stoner, two South Bend juniors, battled it out in the final of the 2200 event at the Robo-Pong St. Joe Valley Open Table Tennis Tournament on Sunday. The two have been playing together for five years under the coaching of Dan Seemiller. They have been friends since kindergarten. […]

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Challenge an Opponent’s Strength

By Larry Hodges Sometimes it’s a good tactic to go after an opponent’s strength. After all, his game is probably based on getting that shot into play, and so you are probably going to have to face it – so rather than have the opponent choose when he’ll use it, why don’t you pick the […]

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ITTF March Rankings – And a Peek at April

(by Steve Hopkins) Perhaps the most notable fact about the ITTF World Rankings lists for March is that this is the first time since the new rankings process was instituted that no one in the Top 10 changed positions.  That new process has an emphasis on participation and was designed to create more movement – […]

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Ask The Experts: Jun Gao

Ask The Experts: Jun GaoButterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Im a c-pen player, just started playing table tennis for 2 years now. I am thinking to switch to butterfly c-pen blade. My playing style is like Wang Hao, please kindly suggest which blade and rubbers setup i should use. Thanking you kindly. Answer: […]

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Ask The Experts: Junya Chen

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