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NYISC October 21st 2018 Tournament

NYISC October 21st 2018 Tournament (2-star) USATT-sanctioned Table Tennis Tournament Sunday,October 21st, 2018 VENUE: New York Indoor Sports Club (NYISC), 15-35 126th Street, 2nd Floor, College Point, NY 11356 718-358-8860 (Yu Shao) EQUIPMENT: Only ITTF/USATT-approved equipment will be used Tables: Butterfly Centerfold and Europa Nets: Butterfly; Balls: white, Butterfly 40+ poly balls; Floor: rubberized sports […]

Advantages of Amicus 3-wheel design over 2-wheel designs

Advantages of Amicus 3-wheel design over 2-wheel designs (By Larry Thoman) 3 wheels can produce any type of spin without rotating the head. This means there is less stress to the head parts because there are no quick start and stop actions to change spins like there would be with only 2 wheels. Less stress […]

WAB FEATURED CLUB: Fullerton Table Tennis Academy

WAB FEATURED CLUB: FULLERTON TABLE TENNIS ACADEMY (by Steve Hopkins) Fullerton Table Tennis Academy  is located off Imperial Highway in Fullerton, California.  The facility is near Bonita Pl and S Harbor Blvd/E Imperial Hwy in the neighborhoods of La Habra.  This positions the club just North of Anaheim with easy access to all of the […]

Interview with Larry Hodges

Interview with Larry Hodges (By Ayan Bagchi) 1) What Butterfly equipment do you use and why? I use a Timo Boll ALC (flared) with Tenergy 05 2.1 (black) on forehand, Tenergy 25 2.1 (red) on backhand. Regarding the blade, I used to coach Tong Tong Gong, who made the USA National Cadet team two years […]

China, Japan, USA: Top Three at the Youth Olympics Games

China, Japan, USA: Top Three at the Youth Olympics Games (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ittfworld) The singles competition concluded on Wednesday in Buenos Aires at the 3rd Youth Olympic Games.  The event mirrors the Summer Olympics covering a wide range of sports as well as cultural and educational events.  The games will run from October […]

Ask The Experts: Brian Pace, No. 174

Ask The Experts: Brian Pace, No. 174 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi coach, What would be the best type of blade for beginners? Composite? All-Wood? 5 ply? 7ply? 9ply? Hope to hear from you. Jerico Answer: Hello Jerico,  Thanks for your question, I appreciate you taking the time. I think the conflict […]

South Shore Sports & Butterfly TT Championships

South Shore Sports & Butterfly TT Championships This year South Shore tournament in Highland has been moved from our October date to December 29-30. The entry form and registration is at omnipong.com. Entry form download here. Great facility, $10,000 prize money, free parking and only 30 minutes from Chicago. Thanks to sponsors Si and Patty Wasserman,South Bend Table […]

Youth Olympics Buenos Aires Update

Youth Olympics Buenos Aires Update (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 3rd Youth Olympic Games is underway in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The event mirrors the Summer Olympics covering a wide range of sports as well as cultural and educational events.  The games will run from October 6 to 18 and have brought athletes aged fifteen to […]

Counterlooping and the Forehand Block

Counterlooping and the Forehand Block (By Larry Hodges) At the higher levels, most players essentially counterloop any topspin ball on the forehand side. (Many also do it on the backhand side.) But that’s almost inhuman. And yet, many players try to do that. Here’s the problem with doing that. If you play close to the […]

Ask The Experts: Sungsoo Jung, No. 173

Ask The Experts: Sungsoo Jung, No. 173 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  Whats the difference between butterfly Zhang Jike ALC and butterfly Freitas ALC in terms of play? I want something like Timo Boll ALC but with a little more flex, topspin, and control? What do you guys recommend? Timo boll ALC is a […]

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