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AMICUS Training Tips Series: How to Banana Flick with Richard Prause

AMICUS Training Tips Series: How to Banana Flick with Richard Prause (Courtesy of ButterflyMag) Welcome to the fifth episode of the new 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 […]

Triangle Table Tennis Division 1 Super League

Triangle Table Tennis Division 1 Super League (By Triangle Table tennis) Congratulations to all winner: Match Percentage                                                           Stephanie Sun – 1stplace in Match Percentage = $275 Bill […]

Butterfly MDTTC August Open

Butterfly MDTTC August Open Gaithersburg, MD • August 18-19, 2018 By Larry Hodges, Tournament Director (Featured photo: Under 15 Finalist James Zhang and Champion Jackson Beaver. Photo care of PongMobile) It was time for Alguetti confetti as the two 17-year-old fraternal twins, Sharon and Gal, met in the final of Open Singles. But it wasn’t […]

Bulgaria Open Recap: Xu Xin Outlasts the Field

Bulgaria Open Recap: Xu Xin Outlasts the Field (by Steve Hopkins) Action concluded Sunday at the Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open.  The Men’s final went very much as expected with the higher seeded Xu Xin of China dominating the match over Japan’s Kenta Matsudaira (4-1).  The final result was not surprising, but […]

Bulgaria Open Update: Xin, Harimoto, and Samsonov through to Quarters

Bulgaria Open Update: Xin, Harimoto, and Samsonov through to Quarters (by Steve Hopkins) The Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open is down the final 8.  The knock out stages that were played on Thursday and Friday were not without drama.  The top seed, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, was eliminated by an unranked Chinese player named […]

Tomokazu Harimoto talks about TENERGY #4

Tomokazu Harimoto talks about TENERGY #4 (Courtesy of Table Tennis World) Reasoned equipment choice: Transition of equipment is a sign of his development Selecting equipment, rackets cannot be ignored, just the same as rubbers. Yu says “The concept is the same for both rackets and rubbers. I want him to have an easy-to-use racket because […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: PowerStroke Table Tennis Club

WAB CLUB FEATURE: PowerStroke Table Tennis Club (By Steve Hopkins) PowerStroke Table Tennis Club is located in Saint Augustine, Florida.  The club is just off of I-95 on the Northwest side of the city, about 30 miles South of Jacksonville. The club has six professional tables in their air-conditioned facility.  Flooring and lighting are ideal for […]

Tomokazu Harimoto talks about TENERGY #3

Tomokazu Harimoto talks about TENERGY #3 (Courtesy of Table Tennis World) TENERGY 05 is easy-to-use rubber when power is gained Tomokazu changed the forehand rubber to TENERGY 05 in September 2016. He believed the nature of the rubber he had been unable to use one and a half years earlier was dramatically different; he felt […]

Tomokazu Harimoto talks about TENERGY #2

Tomokazu Harimoto talks about TENERGY #2 (Courtesy of Table Tennis World) Why was his first rubber not TENERGY 05? TENERGY 05, popular among many of the world’s top players with its high arched curve and the strong rotation to be imparted; Yu did not let his son use the top rubber. Of course, it does […]

Tomokazu Harimoto talks about TENERGY #1

Tomokazu Harimoto talks about TENERGY #1 (Courtesy of Table Tennis World) Prodigy with a promising future; father, Yu, selects equipment Roars of success, his trademark, respond throughout the hall. Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto responded vocally to every point won in Cape Town in 2016 to become the youngest ever World Junior champion. At that time he […]

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