(by Steve Hopkins) As we start the last month of the year, Fan Zhendong has cemented himself at the top of the rankings. In fact, after winning the World Championships, Fan (at 12645) has a 2135 point lead over second place Ma Long and the separation between Ma Long (10510) and third place Xu Xin […]
In this Butterfly Training Tips Patryk Zyworonek focuses on Game Play points that starts with him attack in the serve using his flip, then random play. Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.
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(by Steve Hopkins) When was he last time THAT happened? When was the last time Fan Zhendong won a World Championship? For a player who currently tops the ITTF rankings and who has seemingly won just about every title there is, it may be surprising that Sunday was the first Singles World Championship for Fan. […]
(by Steve Hopkins) The World Table Tennis Championships has now concluded. A great event and a true positive for Houston (and the USA) as host. Fan Zhendong was the clear favorite and he didn’t disappoint. 4-0, 4-0, 4-2, 4-1, 4-1, and 4-0 is a dominant performance for any event. Fan also topped three teammates (Wang […]
(By Larry Hodges) Few things are more frustrating than losing a match because the other guy got a bunch of “lucky” nets and edges. And yes, each of those nets and edges were lucky – individually. But in the long run, certain styles or tactics lead to such “luck.” So, how can you get lucky? […]
(by Steve Hopkins) The penultimate day has come to an end, and all that is left of the World Table Tennis Championships is four Finals which will begin on Monday at 1p local time. Here is the Day 6 Update: Fan Zhendong continued to live up to his billing as the tournament’s top seed (and […]
(by Steve Hopkins) The Alameda Ping Pong Gym is a new club in the Bay Area. It offers 10 tables and lots of space with newly-renovated lighting and flooring.. With its location on Lincoln Avenue, the Alameda Ping Pong Gym is conveniently located for players on the East side of San Francisco Bay. Alameda is […]
(by Steve Hopkins) The World Table Tennis Championships (livestream) has now progressed to the Semifinals in all five events. There was a lot of great action today in the Quarterfinals. Here is the Day 5 Update: Kanak Jha’s great run ended today. He played brilliantly throughout the tournament — perhaps the best tournament of his […]
(By Amy Karpinski, President of Cape Fear Table Tennis Club/Photo by Tony Murnahan) Semi-Finals Pairings Finalized! Pair of USA’s Lily Zhang/China’s Lin Gaoyuan Advance!!! Mixed Doubles The most exciting news of the morning for US fans is that the ping pong diplomacy team of USA’s Lily Zhang and China’s Lin Gaoyuan continue to cruise their […]