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Butterfly Amicus Table Tennis Robot: A Tutorial with Timo Boll and the Amicus Professional Table Tennis Robot Butterfly Amicus Robots are easily assembled and set up. Remove the Amicus from the carrying bag by holding it at the tube. Put the robot onto the table and lower the bars holding the net on both sides […]

Triangle Table Tennis: September 2018 News and Happenings

Triangle Table Tennis: September 2018 News and Happenings (Courtesy of Triangle Table Tennis) Fall is in full swing at Triangle Table Tennis!  We have lots of news for both Table Tennis and Pickle Ball players! This newsletter is the only email you’ll receive from us this month, so you’ll find summaries and links to everything in […]

US Open: New Location, New Format

US Open: New Location, New Format (by Steve Hopkins) This year’s US Open will be at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  This Convention Center is one of the largest in North America, and its location on the Southwest side of Orlando places it a short drive from the Disney parks as well […]

WAB FEATURED CLUB: The TopSpin Table Tennis Center

WAB FEATURED CLUB: The TopSpin Table Tennis Center (by Steve Hopkins) With its location in Santa Clara, the TopSpin Table Tennis Center is in the middle of one of the largest communities of table tennis players in North America.  The center is just North of San Jose within easy reach of much of the Bay […]

European Championships: Lucky Number Seven for Boll

European Championships: Lucky Number Seven for Boll (by Steve Hopkins/Photo courtesy of ITTF) It had been six years since Boll last won the European Championship, so while being a six-time winner makes him one of the favorites each year, he had been stuck on six for some time.  Unlike some other years where injuries or […]

Tip of the week: Top Ten Guidelines for Playing the Unconventional Style

Tip of the week: Top Ten Guidelines for Playing the Unconventional Style (By Larry Hodges) When a conventional player plays an unconventional style, they each face a different fundamental problem. The conventional player has to deal with the fact that the unconventional player is used to playing conventional players while he is likely not as […]

Ducks Makes a Splash: Their New Spin on Melon

Ducks Makes a Splash: Their New Spin on Melon (by Steve Hopkins) August was a big news month for Ducks Eatery, a restaurant on East 12th Street in New York City.  They introduced a dish featuring smoked watermelon and the internet went crazy.  The original YouTube video posted by Food Insider has 2.3 million views, and […]

AMICUS Training Tips Series: Irregular Practice Tips (Random Mode) with Richard Prause

AMICUS Training Tips Series: Irregular Practice Tips (Random Mode) with Richard Prause (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 […]

Tenergy 05 Hard: Reviewed by Current US National Team Coach, Stefan Feth

Tenergy 05 Hard: Reviewed by Current US National Team Coach, Stefan Feth I tested the “Tenergy 05 Hard” for 2 weeks in training without tuning/boosting of the rubber. It is my new favorite Butterfly rubber for my style of play. In my opinion this will be the future rubber (game changer) for the elite players […]

WAB Featured Club: PongPlanet 6th Anniversary

WAB Featured Club: PongPlanet 6th Anniversary (by Bruce Liu) According to Business Insider, 99.7% of all business in the US are small businesses (less than 100 employees).  Twenty percent of them fail in the first year, 30% in year two, and 50% by the fifth year. Congrats to PongPlanet for reaching their 6th anniversary. It’s […]

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