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How to Punish those Slow, Spinny Loops

How to Punish those Slow, Spinny Loops (By Larry Hodges) It’s almost a cliché that players have more trouble with slow, spinny loops than faster ones, at least below the higher levels. There’s a simple reason for this – slow, spinny loops are mostly against backspin, and come out with a higher spin-to-speed ratio than […]

Gold in Luxembourg for Puerto Rico’s Afanador

Gold in Luxembourg for Puerto Rico’s Afanador (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The Luxembourg Open Table Tennis Championships was held a week ago in Kirchberg in the Northeast quarter of Luxembourg City. The tournament’s top seed was Lioney Weber of Switzerland.  There were 42 participants in all, with nearly all representing European countries. Nicholas Tio represented […]

2018 Fall SpinMaster TT Tournament

2018 Fall SpinMaster TT Tournament (Courtesy of Grapevine Ping Pong Club) When: October 21st (Sunday), 2018. Where: The REC of grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine, TX. Direction: Call 817-410-3450 (The REC). Grapevine Ping Pong (table tennis) Club is between Dallas and Fort Worth and is close to DFW airport. Its address is located at 1175 […]

AMICUS Training Tips Series: How to Use Interval Training in Table Tennis with Richard Prause

AMICUS Training Tips Series: How to Use Interval Training in Table Tennis 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 […]

WAB FEATURED CLUB: Table Tennis Minnesota

WAB FEATURED CLUB: Table Tennis Minnesota (by Steve Hopkins) Table Tennis Minnesota has three locations in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area.  The Training Center location is on Concord Street in South St. Paul, the Jewish Center location is on Cedar Lake Road in Minneapolis, and the Bloomington Armory location is in Bloomington.  The Training Center is open […]

Hurricane Florence: A Heavy Spin Serve in to the Coast of North Carolina

Hurricane Florence: A Heavy Spin Serve in to the Coast of North Carolina (by Steve Hopkins) Bowmar Sports / Butterfly North America announced earlier this week that operations would likely be affected.   In the announcement, we asked that orders be placed by Wednesday so that shipping could be done before the storm arrived. While the […]

The #1, #3, and #4 Players in the USA

The #1, #3, and #4 Players in the USA (By Bill Draper) Kids these days! The Maryland Table Tennis Center (MDTTC) has a long history of producing strong players both regionally and nationally. Three of those players, Stanley Hsu, Mu Du, and Andy Wu were #1, #3 and #4 respectively in the USA! I suppose […]

Develop Ball Control by Playing with Different Surfaces

Develop Ball Control by Playing with Different Surfaces (By Larry Hodges) Today’s tip will be controversial. Some might not agree the following, but I’ve found it to be consistently true, and it makes sense if you think about it. Have you ever noticed how some players seem to have great ball control? They can seemingly […]

Denver Table Tennis Alliance’s 8th MENSUAL Tourney

Denver Table Tennis Alliance’s 8th MENSUAL Tourney (By Denver Table Tennis Alliance ) Hello Table Tennis players and friends! On Saturday, September 8th, Denver Table Tennis Alliance hosted our 8th MENSUAL Tourney of 2018!  We had a great tournament in all 3 divisions!  Denver Table Tennis Alliance congratulates, in particular: A division Winner, Keenan Southall Runner-up, Phong Pham 3rd […]

WAB FEATURED CLUB: Texas Table Tennis Club

WAB FEATURED CLUB: Texas Table Tennis Club (by Steve Hopkins) The Texas Table Tennis Club (“TTT”) is one of the largest table tennis clubs in the State of Texas.  They have 12 Butterfly tables on red rubber flooring in a 6500 square foot facility.  The ceiling is 13 feet high with excellent lighting.  The club […]

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