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US Olympians Kanak Jha and Lily Zhang Back to Defend Singles Crowns

US Olympians Kanak Jha & Lily Zhang Back to Defend Singles Crowns (BY RICHARD FINN) The USA Table Tennis 2017 Supermicro National Championship “Final Table Celebration” has a new home in the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” when the Silverton Casino and Hotel plays host to the prestigious event on Friday, July 7th. The “Final […]

2017-2018 Youth National Team Trials and Selection Procedures

2017-2018 Youth National Team Trials and Selection Procedures (By USATT) 2017-2018 Youth National Team Trials and Selection Procedures Mini Cadet Team Composition: The Boys and Girls Mini Cadet National Teams will consist of eight (8) boys and eight (8) girls. Only athletes eligible, according to the rules and regulations of the ITTF, to represent the […]

Excitement continues to grow as T2 APAC player selections revealed

(by Simon Daish) The inaugural season of the T2 Asia-Pacific League (T2 APAC) is almost upon us, and excitement levels continue to grow as the player selections for the four teams have finally been shown off. Team JJ, led by former double World champion Jiang Jialiang, includes the vastly experienced Vladimir Samsonov and the superstar […]

Upcoming USATT Coaching Courses and Seminars

(BY LARRY HODGES) USATT is taking a two-pronged approach to educating our coaches – and players too! Take your pick of an ITTF Coaching Course or a USATT University Seminar at the USA Nationals. ITTF Coaching Courses These are for current and prospective coaches who wish to improve their coaching skills as well as get […]

USATT Equipment Review – Butterfly SK7 Korbel

(BY MATT HETHERINGTON) This week my review is of the Butterfly Korbel SK7 table tennis blade, one of Butterfly premier all-wood offensive blades. I was fortunate enough to be in Ostrava training with Petr Korbel at the time and so arranged to do the video review with the man himself. Again as always a big […]

Wu Aims for First National Championship Singles Title

Wu Aims for First National Championship Singles Title (BY MATT HETHERINGTON) Wu Aims for First National Championship Singles Title She’s won the Pan American Games, the North American Championships and represented the USA at the Rio Olympics – but one thing is yet to be added to her star-studded list of achievements. As the Women’s […]

USATT Establishes Youth Ambassador Council to Promote Grassroots Programs

(By USATT) USATT ESTABLISHES YOUTH AMBASSADOR COUNCIL TO PROMOTE GRASSROOTS PROGRAMS USATT Youth Ambassador Program Expands Footprint Nationally June 27, 2017 (Colorado Springs, CO) – USA Table Tennis (USATT) CEO Gordon Kaye, along with USATT Youth Ambassador Stephanie Chen, announced today the establishment of the first-ever USATT Youth Ambassador Council. Under Chen’s guidance, the Council […]

Las Vegas Checklist

(BY SAMSON DUBINA) Hey!  I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas for the US Nationals next week!  As you are packing your bags, don’t forget to bring the following items… -Racket -Shoes -Spare Racket (identical and assembled) -Extra Rubber -Nittaku Premium Balls -Video Camera -Extra Batteries -Tripod -Hand Towel -Floor Towel -Glue -Glue […]

2017 Edgeball Chicago International Table Tennis Open

2017 Edgeball Chicago International Table Tennis Open 2017 Edgeball Chicago International Table Tennis Open The Edgeball Chicago International Open is a table tennis festival, fun-filled weekend with music, cheerleaders, dancers, magician, games and raffles.  Festivities begin with Friday night warm-up. Date: August 12 – 13, 2017 Venue: Libertyville Sports Complex Location: Libertyville, Illinois Register online here […]

Kanak Jha Heads Successful US Pan American Junior Campaign with Trio of Golds

Kanak Jha Successful US Pan American Junior with Trio of Golds (BY MATT HETHERINGTON) Kanak Jha Heads Successful US Pan American Junior Campaign Kanak Jha stood upon the podium in the top spot after a successful finish to his Pan American Junior Championships campaign. Gold in the Boy’ Singles, Gold with Sharon Alguetti in the […]

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