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Tip of the Week – Serve and Forehand Loop

(by Larry Hodges) Serve and Forehand Loop Back in the 1960s and 1970s, a common slogan in table tennis was “One gun is as good as two.” This was back in the days of the all-out forehand attacker. Many of the dominant players (especially from Asia) would mostly just block on the backhand – often […]

Great Neck North HS TT tournament

Great Neck North HS TT tournament (By Joyce Cheung Li) Great Neck North HS held it’s 2nd annual TT tournament on Sunday, March 26th.  It was a great success where 60 players signed up representing 10 different schools.  Coach FeiMing Tong and Tahl Lebovitz were both present as well as the school administration.  They had school team events, […]

2017 Butterfly Cary Cup Championship: Photo, Results & Live Stream

2017 Butterfly Cary Cup Championship: Photo, Results & Live Stream 2017 Butterfly Cary Cup Championship: Photo, Results & Live Stream March 3oth – April 2nd Triangle Table Tennis Morrisville, North Carolina Player’s List Draws: Prelims   |    Division A   |    Division B   |   Division C    |    Division D  | […]

Women’s Teams Bring Star Power to National Championships in Wisconsin

Women’s Teams Bring Star Power to National Championships in Wisconsin Women’s Teams Bring Star Power to National Championships in Wisconsin By Andy Kanengiser / NCTTA Media Chair Marvelous loops, awesome spins and tenacious defense are all part of the package for several college women’s table tennis teams this season. Their amazing skills will be showcased at […]

Tribute to Kunal Chodri

Tribute to Kunal Chodri (By Bruce Liu) Congratulations to Kunal who just qualified for the 2017 US National Team. This is just a taste of what’s behind the scene. Kunal did all these while being a full-time student in high school. Not an easy task!

Nick Tio and Crystal Wang Round off 2017 US National Teams

Nick Tio and Crystal Wang Round off 2017 US National Teams Nick Tio and Crystal Wang Round off 2017 US National Teams By Matt Heatherington At the end of a very long three days for two players the ordeal was not yet over. A 7 set duel had just come to a close and Kanak […]

LIVE LONG PLAY PING PONG

(By Steve Rowe / Aerobic Table Tennis) STEVE ROWE TALKS TABLE TENNIS / LIVE LONG PLAY PING PONG At the age of 15 Steve started to play the game of table tennis. A little late some people would say, we agree. He played at his local youth club in his home town of Wigan. Comet […]

Guan Defends Her Way To Top Position on Final Day

Guan Defends Her Way To Top Position on Final Day (By Matt Hetherington) Guan Defends Her Way To Top Position on Final Day The last day of the 2017 US National Team Trials at Triangle Table Tennis Center in North Carolina had all the thrills and spills of a final showdown including an incredible level […]

Kanak Jha Overcomes Challenges to Join US Team at Final Hurdle

Kanak Jha Overcomes Challenges to Join US Team at Final Hurdle By Matt Hetherington Kanak Jha Overcomes Challenges to Join US Team at Final Hurdle The final day presented a big pressure situation for a handful of players who had started out with high seedings on day 1 but remained in the draw on day […]

New World Ranking scheme; effective from January 2018

New World Ranking scheme; effective from January 2018 By Neha Aggarwal New World Ranking scheme; effective from January 2018 Primarily introduced to facilitate easier understanding of calculations involved, the new simplified World Ranking will include a clear-cut points system for events and age categories. Most significantly, the new system will encourage players to take part […]

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