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Yu Di Tip of the Week: The Pivot

Yu Di Tip of the Week: The Pivot (By Brian Pace and Yu Di) Introduction Welcome to Butterfly’s Training Tip, my name is Yu Di. In this video article I will cover a special skill in table tennis, and that is the pivot. What make the pivot a special skill is it is made up […]

AMICUS Training Tips Series: How to Shift Weight Effectively

AMICUS Training Tips Series: How to Shift Weight Effectively (Courtesy of ButterflyMag) Welcome to the next episode of the Butterfly AMICUS Training Tips Video Series. In this series Butterfly coaching expert Richard Prause will guide you through a number of coaching videos on how you can effectively use the new Butterfly AMICUS Robots to help improve […]

WAB Featured Club: Silicon Valley Table Tennis Club

WAB Featured Club: Silicon Valley Table Tennis Club (by Steve Hopkins) The Silicon Valley Table Tennis Club is located in Milpitas, just North of San Jose on the Southern edge of San Francisco Bay.  From this spot in Silicon Valley, they have easy access to Oakland (35 miles) and San Francisco (50 miles) finding themselves […]

Triangle Table Tennis August 2018 News and Happenings

Triangle Table Tennis August 2018 News and Happenings (Courtesy of Triangle Table Tennis) Summer is drawing to a close, kids are back in school, and Triangle Table Tennis is rounding the corner into our new fall schedule!  We have lots of news for both Table Tennis and Pickle Ball players, with new programs starting up for […]

Development of an Outrageously Great Spin Serve

Development of an Outrageously Great Spin Serve (By Larry Hodges) Here are six steps to doing so! Spin and catch. Practice tossing the ball up, spinning it with your paddle, and catching it. Do this over and over, in various ways with different spins, until you can put an outrageous amount of spin on the […]

2018 SOUTH SHORE SPORTS AND BUTTERFLY TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

2018 SOUTH SHORE SPORTS AND BUTTERFLY TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS (By South Bend Table Tennis Center) Hi Table Tennis Competitors, This year South Shore $10,000 tournament has a date change. It has been moved to December 29/30. The Highland fieldhouse is the facility in Northwest Indiana about 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Mark your calendars for […]

Why is Boll Strong? #2

Why is Boll Strong? #2 (Courtesy of BUTTERFLY/TAKUREPO.com) Special Program Q: Why is Boll strong? A: Services difficult to receive short Reverse 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 […]

US Open Orlando 2018

US Open Orlando 2018 (by Steve Hopkins) USATT announced this week that the 2018 US Open Table Tennis Championships would be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.  The US Open is one of the premier events of US table tennis often attracting close to a thousand players with participants filling 125 tables […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club (By Steve Hopkins) Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club (SPTTC) is located in Bellevue, Washington, off of highway SR-520 just over Lake Washington from North side of Seattle.  The club is 9600 square feet with 18 foot ceilings, 16 Butterfly Centerfold tables, red Gerflor flooring, and two-toned walls […]

Sixth seed departs, Adriana Diaz causes early upset

Sixth seed departs, Adriana Diaz causes early upset (by Ian Marshall, Editor/Photo: Jan Brychta) Winner earlier in the year at the Pan American Junior Championships and then more recently a clean sweep of titles at the Central American and Caribbean Games; Puerto Rico’s Adriana Diaz was the player to cause the biggest upset, as play […]

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