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WAB Club Feature: World Champions Table Tennis Academy

WAB Club Feature: World Champions Table Tennis Academy (by Steve Hopkins) The motto is “Where Champions Are Made” and as one of the only full-time table tennis training facilities, the World Champions Table Tennis Academy (WCTTA) strives to achieve their motto with each activity. The facility is in Santa Clara, California, located in Silicon Valley in […]

2018: The Year in Review

2018: The Year in Review (By Steve Hopkins) It was an exciting 2018 in the world of table tennis. On the world stage, eight players won Tour titles in 2018.  In Men’s Singles, Chinese players won nine of the twelve titles at the major events:  Fan Zhendong took three titles, Xu Xin and Ma Long each won […]

If You Can’t Do It Without a Ball, How Can You Do It With the Ball?

If You Can’t Do It Without a Ball, How Can You Do It With the Ball? (By Larry Hodges) Shadow-practice is when you practice a stroke without the ball. It’s the best way to develop proper technique and streamline your strokes, especially with help from a coach or experienced player. You do need to combine […]

Spin & Smash January events

Spin & Smash January events 2019 Regional USATT/ITTF Hopes Camp Friday & Saturday, January 25-26 Spin & Smash Table Tennis & Ping Pong Center is Ohio’s only full-time center for table tennis coaching, training, tournaments and equipment. With Butterfly Europa 25 tournament tables, high ceilings, great lightning and fully-barriered courts, Spin & Smash is a […]

Players Info for S. Bend Table Tennis Tournament & Clinic News

Players Info for S. Bend Table Tennis Tournament & Clinic News (By Danny Seemiller) 2018 South Shore Butterfly Open  $10,000 in Prize Money!  December 29-30, 2018  Highland, IN (Chicago Area)           INFO FOR REGISTERED PLAYERS: Thank you for entering!  All players must be paid by tonight, December 26. You may pay at www.omnipong.com  Gym is open until […]

Ask The Experts: Gao Jun, No. 194

Ask The Experts: Gao Jun, No. 194 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Blade: Hardraw jpv-s Forehand Rubber: Tenergy 05 Backhand Rubber: Tenergy 05 fx Hello,I am an intermediate player.I prefer to play closer to the table using lots of spin and table location to score points .Top spin and chop shots usually. I […]

Review 2018: Graduation year for Kanak Jha

Review 2018: Graduation year for Kanak Jha (by Ian Marshall, Editor) It was not the finish to the year for which Kanak Jha had hoped; a second round exit in the Boys’ Singles event at the World Junior Championships followed by a third round Men’s Singles defeat in Orlando at the United States Open; the […]

2018 US OPEN Recap

2018 US OPEN Recap (By Steve Hopkins) This year’s US Open was held at a new location – the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  The Convention Center brought one of the premier table tennis events in North America to the doorstep of Disney and the other Orlando-area attractions.  In addition to the new […]

US Open Update (Junior Results and Open Quarters)

US Open Update (Junior Results and Open Quarters) (By Steve Hopkins) In Men’s Singles, Canada’s Eugene Wang will face Germany’s Tobias Hippler in one semifinal and Japanese teammates Ryohei Kanoya and Takeshi Atsuya will face off in the other semifinal.  Kanoya reached the semifinal by defeating Canada’s Luc Sicard (4-0), Costa Rica’s Alfredo Sanchez (4-0), […]

WAB Club Feature: Folsom Table Tennis Club

WAB Club Feature: Folsom Table Tennis Club (By Steve Hopkins) With ten tables at the Folsom Sports Complex location and twelve more at the Rusch Park Gym location in Citrus Heights, the Folsom Table Tennis Club serves about a hundred players each week.  The two locations are about twelve miles apart with the Folsom Sports […]

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