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Sung sisters play in main draw for Junior Girls Singles

Sung sisters play in main draw for Junior Girls Singles Submitted by: Bruce Liu / BATTF Sung sisters play main draw Junior Girls Singles Only Joanna and Rachel Sung from the US are in the tournament. They both are still eligible for cadet (under 15) but also play in the Junior events (U18). Rachel is […]

3 Consistent Characteristics of Table Tennis Balls for Elite Level Players

3 Consistent Characteristics of Table Tennis Balls for Elite Level Players Table tennis is a fantastic sport to play, and an enthralling sport to watch. Modern elite level matches last an average of about 30 minutes, and happen at an incomprehensibly fast pace compared to amateur competitions. This is due to well-honed skills, high-level table […]

WAB Club Feature: Spin & Smash Table Tennis & Ping Pong Club

(By Steve Hopkins) WAB Club Feature: Spin & Smash Table Tennis & Ping Pong Club Central Ohio is home to Spin & Smash, a table tennis club that is part ping pong social club and part table tennis training center. The club features eleven Butterfly tables and there are leagues, classes, clinics, and private coaching.  The […]

Your Goal Should Normally Be to Win Playing the Style You Are Developing

(By Larry Hodges) Your Goal Should Be to Win Playing the Style You Are Developing What does this mean? It doesn’t mean you should blow big matches because you stubbornly refuse to play a smart tactic that’s not how you normally play. What it means is that if you are trying to improve your game, […]

Cary Cup – Unique for Seventeen Years

(By Steve Hopkins) Cary Cup – Unique for Seventeen Years The deadline for entry into this event is March 26 – spots are limited.  Sign up here. The Cary Cup began in 2001 – a giant round-robin event designed to maximize the number of matches played by each competitor.  The event was unique in the […]

2018 Butterfly Canada Cup Finals: Siqian Wu in a Class of her Own

(By Barbara Wei) 2018 Butterfly Canada Cup Finals: Siqian Wu in a Class of her Own Siqian Wu (ON), top seed in the women’s event and defending 2017 Canada Cup Finals champion, only dropped a single game on her way to the championship title. With her precise ball placement and effortless control, Siqian made difficult […]

Wilmington Table Tennis’ Southeastern Sportsman of the Decade

(By Steve Hopkins) Wilmington Table Tennis’ Southeastern Sportsman of the Decade This week, Wilmington Table Tennis Club honored an important fixture in the North Carolina table tennis scene. The award was titled SOUTHEASTERN SPORTSMAN OF THE DECADE. It was presented to Richard Perez, who has been a primary force for a decade in running Cape […]

WAB Club Feature: California Table Tennis

(By Steve Hopkins) WAB Club Feature: California Table Tennis Located in Rosemead, California, in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley outside of Los Angeles, is a unique, full-time table tennis facility. California Table Tennis offers 16 Butterfly tables, professional rubber flooring, and some of the best playing conditions available in the United States.  The […]

The 3 Components of an Elite Table Tennis Paddle

Table tennis is more than a basement game for teenagers in suburbia. Much more in fact. Table tennis (or ping pong) players compete on the world stage, flexing their seemingly superhuman agility, precision, and reaction time. Players at the highest level regularly hit the ball at speeds approaching 70 miles per hour (112 kph), and […]

ASK A BUTTERFLY PRO ANYTHING! NATALIA PARTYKA

(Courtesy of ButterflyMag) ASK A BUTTERFLY PRO ANYTHING! NATALIA PARTYKA This edition of the Ask a Butterfly Pro Anything series features Paralympic table tennis sensation Natalia Partyka. Poland’s Natalia Partyka holds an incredible record of winning 4 consecutive Paralympic Table Tennis Gold Medals at 4 separate Paralympic games. She claimed her first Gold in Athens […]

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