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2018 Pan America Cup Update

2018 Pan America Cup Update (by Steve Hopkins) The 2018 Pan America Cup has advanced to the final day.  The event began on Friday in Asuncion, Paraguay and will conclude with the finals on Sunday. In the Men’s singles event, Team USA participants were Yijun Feng and Kanak Jha.  Feng had a tough draw on […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Houston International Table Tennis Academy

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Houston International Table Tennis Academy (by Steve Hopkins) Located in Katy, Texas on the West side of Metropolitan Houston, is the Houston International Table Tennis Academy (HITTA).  Consistent with being located in the largest city in the largest State, HITTA provides one of the largest professional table tennis training academies in the country. […]

He is back! Interview with Zhang Jike: “I still have a chance.”

He is back! Interview with Zhang Jike: “I still have a chance.” (Courtesy of BUTTERFLY/TAKUREPO.com) At the All China Games held in September 2017, Zhang Jike, playing in front of massive numbers of enthusiastic female fans who filled with the tiered seating, was beaten by Zhou Kai at quarter-final stage of the Men’s Singles event. […]

DTTA’s 5th MENSUAL Tourney

DTTA’s 5th MENSUAL Tourney (By Angelo Gandullia) Hello Table Tennis players and friends! On Saturday, June 9th, Denver Table Tennis Alliance hosted our 5th MENSUAL Tourney of 2018! We had a great tournament with a big Round Robin. Denver Table Tennis Alliance congratulates, in particular: C division Winner, Sean Bjork Runner up, Piotrek Dumin 3rd place, Mélanie Sandlarz 4th […]

Pinpoint Your Weakness and Then Pinpoint a Drill

Pinpoint Your Weakness and Then Pinpoint a Drill (By Larry Hodges) Far too often player do general drills, the type that are great for developing a foundation to their game, but not so great at fixing up specific problems in their own games. To use a completely nonsensical example, suppose you were horrible at spelling […]

Where Are They Now? Anderson College Series

Where Are They Now? Anderson College Series (by Dr. Mark Hopkins and Steve Hopkins) Article 3: Building A College Table Tennis Program Many table tennis enthusiasts from across the country find it hard to understand why the sport does not “catch on” with the general public. College athletics is a big focus for sports in […]

Japan Open: Harimoto on Top

(By Steve Hopkins) Japan Open: Harimoto on Top      At 14 years old, Japan’s sensational junior Tomakazu Harimoto has had his share of growing pains.  He has been brilliant at some points and very average at other points – but he has continued to improve and he has shown more and more consistency on […]

How to change the Butterfly Rubber Sheet on your Butterfly Blade

How to change the Butterfly Rubber Sheet on your Butterfly Blade Video by Butterfly Ever wonder how do I change the Butterfly Rubber Sheet that is on my Butterfly Blade? Well follow along in this video produced by Butterfly to see how it is done! After watching this video, you should still have questions, please […]

Don’t suffer from the same nightmare as Timo Boll!

Don’t suffer from the same nightmare as Timo Boll! Video by: TamasuBUTTERFLY See how  Butterfly’s own Timo Boll deals with his night terrors of playing Michael Maze. Can he overcome them? Watch to find out!  Check out Butterfly’s videos on the new new Amicus Prime and other great videos at Bowmar Sports Youtube Channel. […]

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