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2019 Butterfly Pong Planet Open

Date: April 27-28, 2019Location: Pong Planet – 848 Brittan Ave, San Carlos, CA 9407 ENTRY DEADLINE: All entries must be RECEIVED BY April 20, 2019. Slots are limited to ensure tournament quality. Late entries may be accepted with a $15 late fee. No refund after the deadline. No entry will be accepted without an entry […]

Picking Football Winners…. with Table Tennis Logic (SuperBowl Edition)

(by Steve Hopkins) It’s no surprise to anyone reading this post that my sport doesn’t make headlines in the US.  Because of this, I like to find table tennis angles to most of the big sporting events.  In early January, I used table tennis logic to pick the winner in the Clemson-Alabama College Football National Championship game […]

Ask The Experts: Jun Gao., No. 203

Ask The Experts: Jun Gao., No. 203Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: My son is 13 years old playing table tennis from 4 years.Want to change his equipment. Which blade and rubbers he should go for he is no 2 ranked in his state.He has controlled game attacks from both backhand and forehand. Answer:  […]

Progressive Drills to Improve Rallying Skills

(By Larry Hodges ) Many players rally very well in drills, but not so much in matches. Once they get into a match, they not only lose consistency, but they also rally like a drill, hitting the ball right back at the opponent rather than trying to win the point with placement. Here is a […]

Rhode Island Winter Open Recap

(by Steve Hopkins) The Rhode Island Winter Open was held on Sunday, January 27th at the Rhode Island Club in Manville.  With 8-10 in each of the six events there were a little over fifty entries for the day.  Each of the six events was a rating event: U1000, U1200, U1500, U1800, U2100, and Open.  […]

A $15,000 Event in Northern California: 2019 Butterfly Ultimate Fieldhouse March Open

(By Steve Hopkins) The Bay Area will be host to a large 4-Star tournament on March 1-3.  The 2019 Butterfly Ultimate Fieldhouse Open features 32 events including men’s and women’s singles, a juniors event, an over 40 event, three doubles events, and a series of rating events in both round robin and giant round robin formats.  […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Denver Table Tennis Alliance

(by Steve Hopkins) With its location on Curtis Street, just North of Denver’s city center, Denver Table Tennis Alliance has easy access to the greater metropolitan area.  The club features 8 butterfly tables, barriers, great lighting, and rubber Gerflor-Taraflex flooring (wood color).  At DTTA, a quality facility is combined with a friendly atmosphere to provide […]

2019 Hungarian Open Recap

2019 Hungarian Open Recap (by Steve Hopkins) Budapest was host of the Seamaster 2019 ITTF World Tour, Hungarian Open. The top four seeds in the men’s event were Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin, Lin Gaoyuan, and Hugo Calderano.  The women’s event also included a strong contingent of Chinese players with all of the top four tournament seeds […]

The Grinding Mentality – How to Play It and Against It

The Grinding Mentality – How to Play It and Against It (By Larry Hodges) The Grinder is a style of play, or really a mentality, where your single-minded focus is on not making any mistakes, and not giving the opponent any easy shots. This often means trying to stretch out rallies as long as possible, […]

Getting to Know Brian Afanador

(original article at elVocero.com, shown here in Spanish.  Loosely translated and edited by Steve Hopkins with assistance from Google Translate.) With the 2019 Pan American Cup coming to Puerto Rico in a few weeks, Brian Afanador is feeling some additional pressure. His training regimen now includes two innovations that are aimed at efficiency: working fully with French coach […]

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Denver Table Tennis Alliance’s 4th MENSUAL Tourney

May 19, 2019
(By Angelo Gandullia) Hello Table Tennis players and friends! On Saturday, May 11th, Denver Table Tennis Alliance hosted our 4th MENSUAL… Read More

Ask The Experts: Brian Pace, No. 235

May 18, 2019
Ask The Experts: Brian Pace, No. 235Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi, so its about time… Read More

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Broward Table Tennis Club

May 17, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins) The Broward Table Tennis Club is in Hollywood, Florida, just North of Miami in the… Read More

Ask The Experts: Wenting Zha, No. 233

May 15, 2019
Ask The Experts: Wenting Zha, No. 233Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hello. My name is Gilberto… Read More

Ask The Experts: Rachid El Boubou, No. 232

May 14, 2019
Ask The Experts: Rachid El Boubou, No. 232Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:Forehand Rubber: T05 2.1Backhand Rubber:… Read More

Ask The Experts: Sung Soo Jung No. 231

May 13, 2019
Ask The Experts: Sung Soo JungButterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi , I am middle player… Read More

Tip of the Week: First Block and First Counterloop

May 13, 2019
(By Larry Hodges) Do you often have trouble blocking or counterlooping against your opponent’s opening loop against backspin?… Read More

Slovenia Open Challenge Series Review: Pota, Zhang, Afanador

May 12, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins) The Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Series Slovenia Open concluded on Sunday.  The group qualifiers ended… Read More
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