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Denver Table Tennis Alliance’s 1st MENSUAL Tourney of 2019 was a great success!

(Courtesy of Angelo Gandullia) Hello Table Tennis players and friends! On Saturday, February 16th, Denver Table Tennis Alliance hosted our 1st MENSUAL Tourney of 2019… and it was a great success! We had a completely full tournament in all 3 divisions, and we want to thank very much all players who participate and made a […]

Judging the Depth of a Serve

By Larry Hodges One of the things coaches stress is that you should be aggressive against deep serves. (A short serve means that, given a chance, the ball would bounce twice on your side; a long serve would only bounce once.) Against a short serve, you can rush and angle the server by taking the […]

Portugal Open Recap

(by Steve Hopkins / Photo by ITTF) The Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Portugal Open concluded on Sunday.  It’s the second major tour event of the year and while it did not draw many of the World’s Top 10, the competitive field did include World No. 4 Lin Gaoyuan, World No. 16 Liang Jingkun, World […]

Rest In Peace 4x World Champion, Zhang Li.

(Courtesy of WCTTA) It is with our heaviest hearts to inform you that 4x World Champion, Zhang Li, passed away on Feb. 13, 2019 at 12:21pm in California, surrounded by her loving family. Coach Zhang was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in September 2015. She was not a smoker and lived a healthy life. […]

PongMobile Cup 2019 – Live stream information

The long-anticipated event is just a few days away. We’re super excited to present the most prestigious table tennis team event in the capital area – PongMobile Cup. If you are on a team, thank you for joining. We look forward to seeing you and your team on Sunday. Not on a team? Please accept […]

ICC Butterfly Winter Open Preview

(by Steve Hopkins) ICC will be host to the 3-day, 4-star ICC Butterfly Winter Open on February 22-24.  This is the largest event in the Bay Area with entries expected to top 250.  The window to register is closing quickly but there is still time to sign up (the entry deadline is 2/17, though late […]

Wanting to Win Versus Hating to Lose

By Larry Hodges These are both great incentives in practice. Some want to win so badly that they’ll practice, hour after hour, to achieve their goals. Others hate losing so much that they’ll use it as incentive to train forever to avoid it. A little of both often helps. The problem comes when you have […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Allen & Sons Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) Located in the San Fernando Valley, North of Santa Monica and Malibu in the greater Los Angeles area is Allen & Sons Table Tennis Club.  The club began seven years ago as the passion of a successful, retiring businessman.  Initially, the club provided four tables, but soon expanded.  Today, Allen & Sons […]

WAB Featured Club: Han-In Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) With their location in Palisades Park, New Jersey, Han-In table Tennis is centrally located in the largest population center in North America.  They are just off of I-95, near the New Jersey Turnpike and the George Washington Bridge – and just across the Hudson River from Upper Manhattan. Han-In offers a table […]

Boston Bruins’ Pucks & Paddles Raises $119,000

(by Steve Hopkins) The Boston Bruins held their annual PUCKS AND PADDLES ping pong tournament in Boston on Thursday.  The event began with an autograph session, then exhibition matches, then a doubles tournament, and closed with Bruins players in their own exhibition tournament.  The main event was a single elimination doubles tournament where one player […]

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