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Butterfly is Proud to Sponsor the 2015 Butterfly Canadian Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Butterfly is Proud to Sponsor the 2015 Butterfly Canadian Championships Butterfly is proud to sponsor and announce the upcoming 2015 Butterfly Canadian Table Tennis Championships. The 2015 Butterfly Canadian Championships is a national level tournament organized by Table Tennis Canada. The tournament features Junior and Senior competitions with the objective for players […]

Tip of The Week: The Feel of a Shot and a Checklist

The Feel of a Shot and a Checklist By Larry Hodges When learning new techniques, many players make the mistake of trying to remember the specifics of each shot. While this is important to know later as a checklist to go over when the shot is off, this is not the way to learn a […]

2015 Japan Open: Insane Table Tennis Point

2015 Japan Open: Insane Table Tennis Point Men’s Singles Final Xu Xin (CHN) def.  Maharu Yoshimura (JPN) 4-1 (9-11,11-2,14-12,11-7,11-7) Women’s Singles Final Chen Meng (CHN) def. Zhu Yuling (CHN) 4-3 (13-11,6-11,5-11,11-4,11-5,6-11,11-7) Men’s Doubles Final Ma Long / Xu Xin (CHN) def. Fan Zhendong / Shang Kun (CHN) 3-2 (11-8,13-11,7-11,10-12,11-8) Women’s Doubles Final Liu Fei / Wu Yang (CHN) def. Lin Ye / Zhou Yihan (SIN) 3-1 […]

Farewell Samoa, Next Stop Austin, Music to the Ears of Richard McAfee

Farewell Samoa, Next Stop Austin, Music to the Ears of Richard McAfee Courtesy of ITTF A month long visit to the Pacific to conduct an Olympic Solidarity supported Developing a National Sports Structure Course in Samoa; Richard McAfee of the United States concluded his visit Friday June 12th. In need of a rest, not at […]

Rachel Sung, ITTF Hopes Silver Medalist

Congratulations United States’ Rachel Sung! Rachel achieved the Hopes Girls Singles silver medal at the 2015 China Junior & Cadet Open / ITTF Hopes Event held this past weekend in Taicang. Rachel lost 1-3 in the final to China’s Ding Xinnan. Rachel moves on to the 2015 ITTF World Hopes Week and Challenge that begins today in Shanghai. Visit ITTF.com for […]

Champion in Peru, Brian Afanador Regains Title on Home Soil

Champion in Peru, Brian Afanador Regains Title on Home Soil 2015 Latin American Junior and Cadet Championships Courtesy of ITTF The winner two years earlier in the Peruvian capital city of Lima; playing on home soil in the Puerto Rican town of Aguada, Brian Afanador regained the Junior Boys’ Singles title at the 2015 Latin […]

Using Your Fingers Effectively

One of the more subtle skills that some players master yet other players never practice is using fingers to apply pressure on the racket during certain strokes for both control and power. This is a more advanced technique that requires practice to achieve the right feeling, but mastering it can help greatly increase the consistency […]

2015 Japan Open – Featured Video

2015 Japan Open – Featured Video JOO Saehyuk vs MIZUTANI Jun (Round 16) from the ITTF Japan Open 2015 Visit Official ITTF Channel on YouTube to watch more 2015 Japan Open Highlights.

Ask The Experts: Dan Seemiller, No. 29

Ask The Experts: Dan Seemiller, No. 29 Blade: Zhang Jike Super ZLC Forehand: Tenergy 80 2.1 Backhand: Tenergy 05-FX 2.1 Question: I love the combination that I’m currently using but I’ve been wondering how the Tenergy 64-FX would feel on my backhand instead of the 05-FX. I am very offensive and I have a very strong backhand. Many […]

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