October 2018 - Butterfly Online

Spin & Smash December Open

Spin & Smash December Open USATT Sanctioned 2-Star Table Tennis Tournament with $2,400 in Cash Prizes! Friday, Dec 7 – Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 – New format – Fully barriered courts – Great lighting – Live streaming of all finals matches – Table tennis flooring Venue – Spin & Smash Table Tennis & Ping Pong […]

Ask The Experts: Jörg Bitzigeio, No. 183

Ask The Experts: Jörg Bitzigeio, No. 183 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Blade: Butterfly Power 7 Forehand: Tenergy 05 Backhand: Tenergy 05 I am now about a 1500 player and play well against competitive players. Why do i have difficulty playing regular neighborhood “ping pong” players? Answer:  This Ask the Experts question was answered […]

2018 Fall Grapevine SpinMaster Table Tennis Tournament

2018 Fall Grapevine SpinMaster Table Tennis Tournament (By gppctx) Over 100 players participated in the tournament, and there was a big crowd of spectators. The total number of people involved in this event was over 300! The tournament was held from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, October 21st, at the REC of Grapevine. There were […]

2018 ITTF World Cadet Challenge Team Update: US/Canada Teams Score Upsets

2018 ITTF World Cadet Challenge Team Update: US/Canada Teams Score Upsets (by Steve Hopkins) Tottori, Japan is the host of the 2018 ITTF World Cadet Challenge.  The events run from October 27 to 31 and include six events: girls/boys singles, doubles, and team events. The top individual players by seed on the boys’ side are […]

WAB Featured Club: Rhode Island Table Tennis Association

WAB Featured Club: Rhode Island Table Tennis Association (by Steve Hopkins)   The Rhode Island Table Tennis Association is in our 70th year of continuous operation – dating back to the club reopening after World War II. The club was a regular stop for regional players and pros for a generation with appearances from Dick […]

Coaching tip of the week: Heavy and No-Spin Pushes

Coaching tip of the week: Heavy and No-Spin Pushes (By Larry Hodges) A good, quick, well-placed, heavy, low, deep push is valuable at all levels, even the world-class level. So develop all aspects of that shot, especially against backspin or no-spin serves. But there’s another weapon that many forget, and that’s the no-spin push. Against […]

2019 Butterfly Ultimate Fieldhouse March Open

2019 Butterfly Ultimate Fieldhouse March Open 4-Star Tournament – $15,000 – WOW! Walnut Creek, CA; March 1-3, 2019 Sponsored by Butterfly and Paddle Palace; Sanctioned by USA Table Tennis Tournament Director: Meng-Yu Wang (CR, NU); Tournament Referee: Yelena Karshtedt (IR, IU); Control Desk: Yau-Man Chan Tournament Umpires: Kenny Mock (RU), Steve Lee (NU) Rating Eligibility […]

2018 Butterfly Southeastern Open – Day 1 Video

2018 Butterfly Southeastern Open – Day 1 Video (Courtesy of Carolina Pong) For results, video and photos, please click here Check in with ButterflyOnline.com for the latest news and updates.

Ask The Experts: Jinxin Wang, No. 182

Ask The Experts: Jinxin Wang, No. 182 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Blade:Balsa carbo X5 Forehand:Tenergy80 Backhand:Rozena I am an intermediate player and play near the table. I play all shots mostly go for the kill with drive and smash with full swing of the bat. I do play with full arm swing […]

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