South Shore Sports & Butterfly TT Championships

South Shore Sports & Butterfly TT Championships The 15th South Shore/Butterfly Open is scheduled for December 29/30. Playing conditions are excellent and the venue is only 30 minutes SE from Chicago. The event features $10,000. in prize money and the top juniors in the U.S.A. battling it out for the Si and Nate Wasserman grants. […]

Coaching tip of the week: Punish Passivity

Coaching tip of the week: Punish Passivity (By Larry Hodges) If you play an opponent who plays passively, he’s basically daring you to take your best shot. Take the dare! But first – what is your best shot? The problem passive players face is that a good tactical thinker knows what his best shot is […]

2018 Pan Am Championships: Recap

2018 Pan Am Championships: Recap (by Steve Hopkins/ Photo by ITTF) Santiago, Chile was host this week to the 2018 Pan America Championships.  The tournament featured Men & Women Team events, Men & Women Singles events, and Men & Women & Mixed Doubles events.  The Team events concluded on Thursday.  The elimination stages of Singles […]

2018 Pan Am Championships: Teams Update

2018 Pan Am Championships: Teams Update (by Steve Hopkins / Photo by ITTF) Santiago, Chile is host to the 2018 Pan America Championships.  The tournament features Men & Women Team events, Men & Women Singles events, and Men & Women & Mixed Doubles events.  The Team events concluded on Thursday.  Singles and Doubles events will […]

University Table Tennis in America

University Table Tennis in America (By Bill Draper) As I finalize this article I am in Munich, Germany for business. Last week I was in Hong Kong. Any time I travel, in addition to busy business meetings during the day, I always try to make time to find a club nearby to play and to […]

NYITTC Nov. 18, 2018 Open Championship Results

NYITTC Nov. 18, 2018 Open Championship Results (By NYITTC) Under 1800 1st: Wong, Julio; 2nd: Li, Xiao E Under 1600 1st: Wong, Julio; 2nd: Li, Xiao E Under 1200 1st: Lau, John; 2nd: Davis, Akiva Under 800 1st: Leung, Ethan; 2nd: Vee, Allen 纽约国际乒乓球中心2018年11月18日比赛结果  1800 以下组 冠军: Wong, Julio; 亚军: Li, Xiao E 1600 以下组 […]

Coaching tip of the week: Forehand Stroke Efficiency

Coaching tip of the week: Forehand Stroke Efficiency (By Larry Hodges) Most top players extend their arm on forehands for extra power. And so should you. But have you noticed how top players can do these power shots over and over in quick succession, while weaker players struggle on the second one? A primary reason […]

WAB FEATURED CLUB: NYITTC

WAB FEATURED CLUB: NYITTC (by Steve Hopkins) The New York International Table Tennis Center (NYITTC) is a table tennis training center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Borough of Queens in New York City.  The center is just minutes from highways, subways, and bus stations – easily accessible to the most densely populated area of […]

2018 ICC Butterfly America Open

2018 ICC Butterfly America Open December 7, 8 & 9 at ICC Table Tennis Center Early Bird Special: Register before Nov 15th to get 6 packs of Butterfly latest 3 star A40+ balls for free. Reg. retails price is $16. 4 Star Major tournament sanctioned by USATT Largest event in bay area with over 250 […]

Ask The Experts: Junya Chen, No. 190

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