Table Tennis News: Players, tournaments, products, tips & more
Site Products

ITTF Rankings: Week 48

(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 […]

Read More

Butterfly Training Tips with Patryk Zyworonek – Flip Serve & Random Play

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.

Read More

When Was the Last Time?: A Few More Notes From Houston

(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.  […]

Read More

2021 World Table Tennis Championships: Champions Named in Houston

(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 […]

Read More

Coaching Tip of the week: How to Get Lucky

(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? […]

Read More

2021 World Table Tennis Championships: Day 6 Update

(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 […]

Read More

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Alameda Ping Pong Gym

(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 […]

Read More

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 5 Update

(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 […]

Read More

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 5 Doubles

(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 […]

Read More

Latest News

World Championships Focus: Kanak Jha

November 27, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) When was the last time that Timo Boll, one of the world’s most popular players,… Read More

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 4 Update

November 27, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) Wow.  Just freaking WOW. If you aren’t watching the World Table Tennis Championships, you should… Read More

2021 World Table Tennis Championships- Day 4 – Doubles Round of 16

November 26, 2021
(By Amy Karpinski, President of Cape Fear Table Tennis Club/Photo by Tony Murnahan) Doubles Quarterfinals Cemented! Mixed Doubles… Read More

LATTA Black Friday Giant Round Robin Nov. 26 & LATTA Butterfly Open Dec. 4! Register now!

November 26, 2021
Big Congrats to our Champions from LATTA Open Nov. 20, 2021!!! Picture at bottom right corner: Trophy awarded… Read More

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 3 Update

November 26, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) The events in Houston have now been narrowed from a field of 128 to the… Read More

World Championships Focus: Lily Zhang

November 26, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) Thanksgiving Day had hardly started, and Lily Zhang had yet another reason to give thanks… Read More

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – Day 3 Doubles

November 25, 2021
(By Amy Karpinski, President of Cape Fear Table Tennis Club/Photo by Tony Murnahan) USA + China = Winning… Read More

World Championships Day Final 64 Results: Jha Advances, Harimoto falls

November 25, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) Day 2 Highlights: USA’s Kanak Jha dominated Andrej Gacina to win his second match and… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

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.