November 2017 - Butterfly Online

Olympic Gold Medalist Chen Longcan Visiting MDTTC & other news

(By MDTTC) Olympic Gold Medalist Chen Longcan Visiting MDTTC & other news Archive of Past MDTTC Newsletters Welcome to the 67th issue of the MDTTC News! As usual, there’s lots of news to report and new and ongoing programs, and we hope to see you at some of them. As usual a special thanks to MDTTC […]

Tried and trusted trio, China supreme

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Tried and trusted trio, China supreme The selection from start to finish and no change to the playing order, China won the Boys’ Team title at the 2017 ITTF World Junior Championships in Riva del Garda on the evening of Wednesday 29th November. Once again, Niu Guankai was resigned […]

Irvine Levine – A Witness to 70 Years of Rhode Island Table Tennis

(Steve Hopkins) Irvine Levine-Witness to 70 Years of Rhode Island Table Tennis We don’t know exactly when the Rhode Island Table Tennis Club started, but we do know there was an active league running when World War II broke out – and that club operations ceased temporarily. We also know that since 1947, when the […]

Fun, Exciting Matches All for a Good Cause at Pong for Harvey

(BY RICHARD FINN) Fun, Exciting Matches, Good Cause Hurricane Harvey Nearly three months after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Houston with flooding rains and destructive winds causing an estimated $200 billion in damages, the area’s table tennis community came together for Pong for Harvey on November 18-19th at the Houston International Table Tennis Academy (HITTA). More […]

Boll: We are closing gap with China’ s table tennis

(By Oliver Trust) Despite latest defeats and problems with the new ball used in international competition, China’s table tennis stars are still the world’s leading fraction, said German Timo Boll. “We managed to close the gap a little bit, but they still rule table tennis,” the German number two and former first of world rankings […]

Valiant Efforts, Medal Finish Passes Within Points of USA

(BY MATT HETHERINGTON) Valiant Efforts, Medal Finish Passes Within Points The US Junior Boys Table Tennis team have come within points of guaranteeing themselves a medal at the 2017 World Junior Table Tennis Championships in Riva Del Garda, Italy. After an amazing performance yesterday against Russia where Sharon Alguetti wrestled back from a 2-0 deficit […]

Tip of the week: The Non-Playing Arm

(By Larry Hodges / Photo courtesy of ITTF) Tip of the week: The Non-Playing Arm Many players do not use their non-playing arm properly. Often the problem is that you can sort of get away with not using the non-playing arm in many drills – either static ones, where you aren’t moving (i.e. working on basics with […]

Review Boys’ Team: Tense battles, United States upsets seeding, wins thriller

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Tense battles, United States upsets seeding, wins thriller Places in the quarter-finals at stake, tense contests concluded proceedings in the Boys’ Team event at the 2017 ITTF World Junior Championships in Riva del Garda, Italy on the evening of Monday 27th November. Represented by Tobias Hippler, Gerritt Engemann and […]

World’s Biggest Table Tennis Tour Opens Bids for 2019

(Courtesy of ITTF) World’s Biggest Table Tennis Tour Opens Bids for 2019 Set to be the biggest and best table tennis World Tour in history; more prize money, better sports presentation and more television distribution than ever before, bids are now open for the most lucrative table tennis tour: the 2019 ITTF World Tour. It […]

Toronto experience invaluable, Alicia Cote sets Canada on victory path

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Experience invaluable, Alicia Cote sets Canada victory path An experienced player in the selection; most certainly in a major competition it can be a definite boost, a player to whom the big theatre is no stranger. At the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, the youngest player on duty was […]

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