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Why is Boll Strong? #6 (Video in English)

Why is Boll Strong? #6 (Video in English) (Courtesy of BUTTERFLY/TAKUREPO.com) Special ProgramQ: Why is Boll strong?A: A Message From Timo Boll Timo Boll (GER) ascended to the World no. 1 spot in March 2018. I think the best players in the world are nearly equal.   You cannot afford any weak points in your game […]

Ask The Experts: Junya Chen No. 206

Ask The Experts: Junya Chen No. 206Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I am a high beginner level player and play from the mid to far table, I often love to smash and play quick to finish my opponent off. I often hit lots of smashes with full swing. But I realized that some […]

LATTA Open March 30, 2019

LOCATION:  Los Angeles Table Tennis Assn.–10180 Valley Blvd., El Monte, CA 91731 TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:   Tawny Banh – Call or text 626-927-8670 or email tawnybanh@yahoo.com TOURNAMENT REFEREE:  Joe Tran, RR/IU ENTRY DEADLINE:  All mail & online entry must be received by March 28.  No refunds after the deadline or on the day of tournament.                 ELIGIBILITY/RATING:  All participants […]

2019 Robo-Pong St. Joseph Valley Open

When: March 16-17, 2019Venue: Student Activities Center at Indiana University South Bend 1700 Mishawaka Ave South Bend, IN 46634Ball: Butterfly A40+ balls Hello USATT Members, The 55th Robo-Pong St. Joe Valley Open is coming soon on March 16/17 in South Bend, IN. Registration is open at omnipong.com.  Many thanks to Newgy Corporation and to Roger […]

NYITTC March 3, 2019 Open Championship Results

Under 24501st: Li, Yuxi; 2nd: Wang, Mendy Under 22501st: Wang, Mendy; 2nd: Kadzinski, Jean Philippe Under 20001st: Kadzinski, Jean Philippe; 2nd: Brown, Tom Under 18001st: Brown, Tom; 2nd: Wang, Arthur Under 12001st: Rakowski, John; 2nd: Davis, Akiva Under 8001st: Leung, Ethan; 2nd: Ye, Bruce Jr. Under 121st: Vee, Allen; 2nd: Yin, Mike

Coaching tip of the week: Be an Olympian – in Your Mind

(By Larry Hodges) If you think of yourself as an Olympian when you play, you’ll play better than if you think of yourself as some scrub at a club. But how can you psychologically pretend to be an Olympian, and how does that help? Great question – and here’s The Twelve Core Psychological Characteristics of Olympiansfrom […]

WAB FEATURED CLUB: Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club

(by Steve Hopkins) Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club (MATTBC) is located in Waltham, about 12 miles to the West of downtown Boston.  The club is just off of I-95 and with easy access via public transportation is centrally located for the greater Boston area. The club is the biggest professional table tennis-badminton club in […]

Timo Boll signs off in style on dramatic weekend of National Championships action

by Simon Daish A standing ovation for Timo Boll, new heights for one of Sweden’s teenage stars, triple crown successes in Italy and Serbia and a number of first time champions. Catch up with the main headlines from National Championships weekend with our recap of the biggest talking points from across Europe. We start off […]

Marvellous Twelve Review

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo: Zhao Chunsheng) China’s Marvelous 12 brings the top Chinese players together for an invitational where the first prize is an automatic invite to the World Championships. The first phase of the Marvellous 12 was the selection of the Final 6 which occurred two weeks ago. Six players were seeded based upon World […]

Pan Am Games Team Trial Review

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by USATT) The 2019 Pan Am Games Team Trial and 1st Adult National Ranking Tournament concluded this weekend at Santa Monica College in California.  In-kind value prizes were given to the first three finishers ($1500 for first, $1,000 for second, and $750 for third).  The winner of each event (male/female) qualify to […]

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