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Bty Training Tips: Jorg Bitzigeio Footwork Drills Video

Bty Training Tips: Jorg Bitzigeio Footwork Drills Video The training video comes by way of Jorg Bitzigeio of USA Table Tennis.  It is a set of US Team Training Camp footwork drills where the players alternate performing a specific sequence of strokes. FOOTWORK DRILL 1 This first drill is a training drill with a 4-shot […]

Butterfly Spin & Smash Summer Open

Butterfly Spin & Smash Summer Open (By Spin & Smash Table Tennis & Ping Pong Club) USATT Sanctioned 2-Star Table Tennis Tournament with $2,400 in Cash Prizes! Friday – Sunday August 10-12, 2018 Venue – Spin & Smash Table Tennis & Ping Pong Club, 2192 N. Wilson Rd. Columbus, OH 43228 Staff – Dave Fullen (Telephone: […]

10 Days of Adriana Diaz: (Diez Dias de Diaz)

10 Days of Adriana Diaz: (Diez Dias de Diaz) (by Steve Hopkins) (Photos: Courtesy of ITTF & Bowmar Sports) Last weekend, Puerto Rico’s Adriana Diaz won the Women’s Singles title at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games that was held in Barranquilla, Colombia.  A week earlier, she claimed the Girls’ Singles Title at the […]

Why is Boll Strong?

Why is Boll Strong? (Courtesy of BUTTERFLY/TAKUREPO.com) Special Program Q: Why is Boll strong? A: Services difficult to receive short Sidespin short service Timo Boll (GER) ascended to the World no. 1 spot in March 2018. Young players have distinguished themselves one after another recently. Table tennis has continuously experienced various rule changes but despite […]

WAB Club Feature: Orange County Table Tennis Academy

WAB Club Feature: Orange County Table Tennis Academy (by Steve Hopkins) The Orange County Table Tennis Academy (OCTTA) is located in Fountain Valley just off of the 405 in the center of Orange Country (with Santa Ana and Irvine to the East, and Huntington Beach to the South, and Anaheim to the North).  OCTTA describe […]

Full house for Adriana Diaz, Puerto Rico most successful of all in Barranquilla

Full house for Adriana Diaz, Puerto Rico most successful of all in Barranquilla (by Ian Marshall Editor) Women’s Doubles gold in partnership with elder sister Melanie, add Daniely Rios to the family duo and it was the top prize in the Women’s Team event, sandwiched in between Mixed Doubles success was the order of proceedings […]

Tip of the week: Follow Through Back Into Position After Forehand Looping

Tip of the week: Follow Through Back Into Position After Forehand Looping (By Larry Hodges) Not all loops are the same, and not all follow-throughs are the same either. Imagine making a powerful forehand from your backhand side. Often the momentum of your shot will pull you even farther off to the side, leaving you […]

2018 Butterfly Labor Day 2-Person Teams Tournament

2018 Butterfly Labor Day 2-Person Teams Tournament (By Steve Hopkins) An Early Registration Discount is still possible before August 1.  Spots are limited  —  Sign up here. The 2018 Butterfly Labor Day 2-Person Teams Tournament is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2, 2018.  Five rated events and $3,300 in prizes at the Triangle Table Tennis facility […]

WAB FEATURED CLUB: New York City Table Tennis Academy

WAB FEATURED CLUB: New York City Table Tennis Academy (by Steve Hopkins) New York City Table Tennis Academy (NYCTTA) is located in New York City on East 74th Street between Central Park and the East River in Manhattan.  The facility is on the fifth floor of Jan Hus Church. The facility has hardwood flooring, excellent lighting, […]

Tip of the week: Pinpoint Your Weakness and Then Pinpoint a Drill

Tip of the week: 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 […]

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