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Archive for August, 2017

$2700 Butterfly MDTTC August Open

(By Larry Hodges-Tournament Director) $2700 Butterfly MDTTC August Open The MDTTC August Open was the day the choppers, juniors, and women & girls roared. There were choppers in the final and quarterfinals of the Open, and they won Under 2200 and Under 1500. There were juniors in the final of five of the six rating […]

Bids open for 2018 ITTF World Hopes and Challenge

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Bids open for 2018 ITTF World Hopes and Challenge China’s Zhang Yining, Olympic Games gold medallist, World champion, the winner of no less than 29 ITTF World Tour Women’s Singles titles, more than any other player in the history of the concept that first saw the light of day […]

USATT Remembers Robert Tretheway

(By USATT) USATT Remembers Robert Tretheway Bob Tretheway Obituary (1948-2017) Former National Program Director of US Table Tennis Association, born in Cairo, Egypt, raised in Kansas City, MO, and a longtime Colorado Springs resident passed away on August 16. Survived by his partner Rosie Kilpatrick, a daughter Beth Petit (Jay), three sons, Robert Parker III, […]

Titans Clash in Final, Wu Takes 7th Title at Westchester

(BY MATT HETHERINGTON) Titans Clash in Final, Wu Takes 7th Title at Westchester In another immense weekend of table tennis, a champion emerged at the Westchester August Open in Pleasantville, NY. For Jun Han Wu being victorious here is not a new experience but no doubt one he enjoys as he continues to rise to […]

Tip of the week: Covering the Wide Angles

(By Larry Hodges) Tip of the week: Covering the Wide Angles Most players have trouble when an opponent attacks at a wide angle, whether it’s to the forehand or backhand. Here are five principles to help you cover them. Position yourself from the previous shot. That means if you put the ball to, say, the […]

2017 SUMMER 2-PERSON TEAMS REVIEW

(Courtesy of Triangle Table Tennis) 2017 SUMMER 2-PERSON TEAMS REVIEW This past weekend, we held our second 2-Person Teams tournament of the year. As usual, we had two days of great competition and lots of fun. The team atmosphere always brings a fun dimension to what is normally an individual sport; teammates spur each other […]

Update of 29th Summer Universiade – Taipei

(Courtesy of BATTF/ Photo courtesy of Billy Ding) Update of 29th Summer Universiade – Taipei US are still in three events – Men’s Doubles, Women’s Singles, and Women’s Doubles in the competition. Women’s Doubles: Erika Wu and Angela Guan lost to PRK opponent in the round of 32. Unfortunately, Lily Zhang and Wu Yue had […]

Ask The Experts: Jack Huang, No. 165 – A Butterfly Question & Answer

Ask The Experts: Jack Huang, No. 165 – A Butterfly Question & Answer Ask The Experts: Jack Huang, No. 165 – A Butterfly Question & Answer Blade: Viscaria Light Forehand Rubber: Tibhar MX-S Max Backhand Rubber: Victas V01 Stiff 2.0 Question: Dear Coach, I would like to ask you on suggestion of some blade from Butterfly, which could better […]