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Challenge an Opponent’s Strength

By Larry Hodges Sometimes it’s a good tactic to go after an opponent’s strength. After all, his game is probably based on getting that shot into play, and so you are probably going to have to face it – so rather than have the opponent choose when he’ll use it, why don’t you pick the […]

Ask The Experts: Xinyue Wang #234

Ask The Experts: Xinyue Wang #234Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I am an intermediate near the table. I use tenergy 05 on my forhand and rounded on my backhand. I usually go for the smash and put a little spin on my shots. I do it softly sometimes. I wanted to know what […]

ITTF March Rankings – And a Peek at April

(by Steve Hopkins) Perhaps the most notable fact about the ITTF World Rankings lists for March is that this is the first time since the new rankings process was instituted that no one in the Top 10 changed positions.  That new process has an emphasis on participation and was designed to create more movement – […]

Ask The Experts: Jun Gao No. 209

Ask The Experts: Jun Gao No. 219Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer   Question:I am an intermediate cpen player for the last 2 years and playing style is like Wang Hao Chinese player. My setup is the Stiga blade and the Donic rubbers as mentioned above. I am thinking to upgrade my setup to butterfly […]

Ask The Experts: Sung Soo Jung No. 208

Ask The Experts: Sung Soo JungButterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hello,I am struggling to find a blade that suite both my forehand and backhand. The timo boll alc suite my forehand really good but not my backhand. I have tried another blade «stiga clipper wood» and i Had Really good control with backhand […]

Ask The Experts: Min Kim No. 207

Ask The Experts: Min KimButterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I am trying to buy a Primorac Carbon blade with Rozena rubbers, but I have some questions: 1) If this a good combination for an intermediate player? or there is a better recomendation for me, considering that my maximum budget is $240. 2) About […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: How to Beat a MUCH Stronger Player

(By Larry Hodges) Let’s start with a reality check: A much stronger player (MSP) is going to beat you if he plays his level. That’s why he’s an MSP. But everybody has “off” days, and if you want to maximize your chances of knocking off a MSP (other than simply improving your own game, in […]

2019 Canadian Championships Underway

March 7 – 10, 2019Pan Am CentreMarkham, ON Players Schedule These are provisional start times with subsequent matches following: Wednesday, 3/6: Practice 16:00 – 20:00 Thursday, 3/7: Men’s U-21 – 9:00, Women’s U-21 – 10:00, Women’s Veterans – 17:00, Men’s O-50 – 17:00, Men’s O-50 Finals – 19:45 Friday, 3/8: Mixed Doubles – 9:00, Men’s […]

WAB Club Feature: California Table Tennis

(By Steve Hopkins) Located in Rosemead, California, in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley just minutes away from Pasadena, Temple City, Arcadia, San Gabriel, and El Monte, is a unique, full-time table tennis facility. California Table Tennis offers 16 Butterfly tables, professional rubber flooring, and some of the best playing conditions available in the […]

China’s 2019 Championships Team: Not Marvellous?

(by Steve Hopkins) China is at no loss of great table tennis talent.  They hold the top three spots in the World Rankings, and one of their leaders, Ma Long, has dropped as he has recovered from injury.  But most recently, China held an invitational that featured the best 12 players in their country.  This […]

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