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U.S.’ best-ever Olympic table tennis player unretires, enters Olympic trials

U.S.’ best-ever Olympic table tennis player unretires, enters Olympic trials Courtesy of NBC Sports / By Nick Zaccardi NBC Sports, January 29, 2016 – “Next week’s U.S. Olympic table tennis trials are set to include an 11-year-old girl and a 93-year-old man, but perhaps the most intriguing participant is Wang Chen.” Visit NBC Sports to read the full article. […]

San Antonio Table Tennis Club

San Antonio Table Tennis Club Joins “We Are Butterfly” Butterfly is pleased to announce the San Antonio Table Tennis Club has joined the “We Are Butterfly” club program. As a “We are Butterfly” club, Butterfly table tennis and San Antonio Table Tennis Club will work together to promote table tennis, promote the club, and assist […]

Russian Success Raised the Eyebrows

Expected Win but Russian Success Raised the Eyebrows Courtesy of ITTF Surprises were few and far between as play commenced in the Men’s Doubles event at the ITTF World Tour German Open in Berlin on the morning of Friday January 29th but there was one match in particular that raised the eyebrows. Russia’s Alexey Liventsov […]

2016 DREAM Open

2016 DREAM Open Courtesy of USA Table Tennis / by Angela Guan January 28, 2016 – On January 1st, 2016, the first DREAM Open took place at Silicon Valley Table Tennis Club (SVTTC) in Milpitas, CA. At 8:30 am on New Years Day, dedicated players, parents, volunteers, and sponsors arrived eagerly at the club to start […]

Mississippi College Table Tennis Team

What’s Working: Top-ranked Mississippi College Table Tennis team CLINTON, Miss. (WJTV) – Did you know that the ”best” college table tennis team in North America plays it home matches in Clinton? Mississippi College beat out more than 150 other schools to claim their first National Title last year. In just 9 short years, M-C table […]

Edward Ly Québec’s Cadet Athlete of the Year

Edward Ly Receives Québec’s Cadet Athlete of the Year Award Courtesy of Thorsten Gohl Laval, Québec on January 23rd 2016 – Only being 12 years old, Québec’s Edward Ly one once again the “Cadet Athlete of the Year Award” in his province. This was the second time that young Edward received this award. To add […]

Who Will Be the 2016 World Team Champion?

Who Will Be the 2016 World Team Champion? Who will be the 2016 World Team Champion at the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships to be held on 28 February to 6 March 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia? Men’s Seeding List  |  Women’s Seeding List Visit the ITTF Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis […]

Reading the Ball

Reading the Ball Butterfly Table Tennis Coaching by Francisco Mendez Through the years, table tennis development has experienced significant changes. Our sport is so sophisticated, and the accuracy of the techniques so difficult, that these characteristics may be part of the reason table tennis is not a popular sport. Ironically, the recreational face of this […]

2016 ITTF German Open Live Update

2016 ITTF German Open Live Update January 27-31, 2016 in Berlin, Germany Player’s List  |  Live Scoring Match Results: Jan. 27th, Jan. 28th & Jan. 29th ITTF itTV Live Stream of Table 1 & Table 2 during the 2016 ITTF German Open. TABLE 1 – Resumes tomorrow January 29th at 10:00am CET (4:00am EST) TABLE 2 – Resumes […]

Ask A Pro Anything: Chuang Chih-Yuan

Ask A Pro Anything: Chuang Chih-Yuan Chinese Taipei’s table tennis superstar Chuang Chih-Yuan takes on the ITTF Ask a Pro Anything challenge! Watch to learn more about this table tennis champion as he tries to answer questions from his fans. Video courtesy of the Official ITTF Channel on YouTube.

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