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Denver Table Tennis Alliance’s 3rd MENSUAL Tourney: Another FULL tournament

(By Angelo Gandullia) Hello Table Tennis players and friends! On Saturday, April 20th, Denver Table Tennis Alliance hosted our 3rd MENSUAL Tourney of 2019… and it was another full tournament!We again had a great tournament in all 3 divisions, and we want to thank very much all players who participated to make it a great day of exciting […]

World Championships Day 3: Jennifer Wu in the Top 32

(By Steve Hopkins/Photo courtesy of ITTF) The Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships is in Budapest, Hungary this week (April 21-28).  Events include Singles (Men’s, Women’s) and Doubles (Men’s, Women’s, Mixed).  The early action was in Doubles as well as the Singles preliminary group rounds.  Singles knock-out rounds began on Tuesday.  Despite some positive […]

World Championships Day 2: Finishing the Groups

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo courtesy of ITTF) The Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships is in Budapest, Hungary this week (April 21-28).  Events include Singles (Men’s, Women’s) and Doubles (Men’s, Women’s, Mixed).  The early action was in Doubles as well as the Singles preliminary group rounds.  Singles knock-out rounds begin on Tuesday.  USA’s Victor Liu […]

Thinking Big: 2021 WTTC in Houston

(by Steve Hopkins, photo credit:  Jujutacular ) Things are bigger in Texas.  Big spaces, big cities, big stories, and big dreams.  What better place to host the biggest event in our sport, the World Table Tennis Championships is coming to Houston in 2021. The award followed a presentation to the ITTF today by the U.S. Delegation including Dragomir Cioroslan […]

No More Excuses – Develop World-Class Serves with TNT

(By Larry Hodges) Unlike most other advanced techniques, you don’t have to be athletic or play at a high level to develop great serves. Anybody – yes, that means you – can develop great, even world-class serves. They just need a little TNT – Technique, Necessity, and Time. You have to have proper serving Technique. […]

World Championships Day 1: USA vs. World No. 1s

(by Steve Hopkins) The Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships began today.  The tournament is in Budapest, Hungary this week (April 21-28).  Events include Singles (Men’s, Women’s) and Doubles (Men’s, Women’s, Mixed).  The early action was in Mixed Doubles and Singles preliminary rounds.  Singles knock-out rounds begin on Tuesday.  USA’s mixed doubles pair of […]

Dignics 05: A Non-Pro Review

(by Steve Hopkins) I recently had opportunity to try Dignics 05.  I put the rubber on both sides of my bat and after about 10 hours of playing time, I’m happy with the result. I’ve been playing with Butterfly Tenergy 05 for some time, and had played with Tenergy 05 Hard on my forehand for a few weeks to explore some offensive […]

WAB Club Feature: Folsom Table Tennis Club

(By Steve Hopkins) With a drop-in rate of $6 per session, table tennis may be the best entertainment value in the greater Sacramento area.  The Folsom Sports Complex location has ten tables and there are twelve more at the Rusch Park Gym location in Citrus Heights. Between the two locations, the Folsom Table Tennis Club […]

Ask The Experts: David Zhuang, No. 224

Ask The Experts: David Zhuang, No. 224Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi, I want to update my racket to new one with butterfly only. I am always playing near the table. I am Para Table Tennis Athlete. 1. I am willing to use Feint Long II OX instead of Milkay way. is it ok […]

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No. 225

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No. 225 Butterfly Question and Answer Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No. 225Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Forehand Rubber: Tenergy 05Backhand Rubber: Tenergy 05 Question: Please help me choose between the butterfly Viscaria and the Innerforce layer ZLC . I am a mid-distance looper. Please compare the speed, control, spin, […]

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