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DTTA at the 2016 Rocky Mountain State Games

DTTA at the 2016 Rocky Mountain State Games by Angelo Gandullia Hello Table Tennis players and friends! The 2016 Rocky Mountain State Games table tennis events finished last Sunday, July 24th, and we would like to congratulate our club member and coach, Ana Maria Garcia Betancur, who, representing DTTA, reached the finals in the Elite Singles Open and received the […]

Usher Plays Ping Pong – Shuts Down 6th Ave NYC

Usher Plays Ping Pong – Shuts Down 6th Ave NYC Usher Plays Ping Pong with Mr. Flawless on 6th Ave in New York City. Photo courtesy of Twitter @Usher Photo courtesy of Instagram @MrFlawless1

Ask The Experts: Jishan Liang, No. 134

Ask The Experts: Jishan Liang, No. 134 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Chinese Forehand: Yasaka Pryde Backhand: Sriver G3 Question: I usually prefer playing defensive style game and prefer lobbing and chops usually far from the table. So which rubber and blade is suitable for me? I also like a bit of topsins and smashes and spinny […]

Who Will Win Women’s Singles Gold in Rio?

Who Will Win Women’s Singles Gold in Rio? History Provides the Answer Courtesy of ITTF Who Will Win Women’s Singles Gold in Rio? The question is posed as to who will win the Women’s Singles gold medal at the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games; play commencing in Riocentro Pavilion 3 on Saturday August  6th. If […]

Celebration and Fundraising Festivities for Yijun Feng

Celebration and Fundraising Festivities for Yijun Feng Courtesy of USA Table Tennis / by Jie Chang The first one, and the only such celebration and fundraising festivities for our local Olympic table tennis athlete Yijun (Tom) Feng in US was held in Atlanta on July 16, 2016 at Atlanta International Table Tennis Academy. Over a […]

TableTennisDaily: Interview with Thomas Weikert, ITTF President

TableTennisDaily: Interview with Thomas Weikert, ITTF President Courtesy of ITTF Recently Thomas Weikert, ITTF President, appeared on the TableTennisDaily Podcast hosted by Daniel Ives and Thomas Jeffcott. The podcast itself features the world’s best table tennis players, coaches and experts. So far it has featured exclusive and extensive, interviews with likes of Jan-Ove Waldner, Jörgen […]

Ask The Experts: Jack Huang, No. 133

Ask The Experts: Jack Huang, No. 133 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Can you suggest? Forehand Rubber: Tenergy 80 Backhand Rubber: Tenergy 64 Question: What blade should I use for such a combination ideally? And what inexpensive options could be considered? Answer: Hello Pankaj, I would suggest Butterfly Mizutani Jun ZL Carbon. For less expansive one, Timo Boll […]

Catching Up with USA Table Tennis Olympic Team on Facebook!

Catching Up with USA Table Tennis Olympic Team on Facebook! Olympic Team at Facebook Rapid Fire Challenge!! Courtesy of USA Table Tennis on Facebook Olympic Team Hosted at Grand Opening of HITTA – Houston, Texas Courtesy of USA Table Tennis on Facebook

Gold medal for USA at China Open, ICC summer camps and Olympians

Gold medal for USA at China Open, ICC summer camps and Olympians All 2016 China Junior and Cadet Open – ITTF Golden series circuit Congratulations to ICC’s rising star Nikhil Kumar for winning Mini Cadet boys singles Championship. In the finals he crushed Xu Yue of Hong Kong 3-0. After winning his group Nikhil also reached to […]

Ten Days to Go: The Mighty & Mild Start on Equal Footing

Ten Days to Go: The Mighty & Mild Start on Equal Footing 2016 Olympic Games Courtesy of ITTF Announced on Friday October 2, 2009 as the host nation for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, now on Wednesday July 27th, we are just ten days away from the first ball being struck in anger in the […]

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