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WAB Club Feature: Central Florida Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) With its location near the junction of 423 and 441 just a few miles Northwest of the city center, the Central Florida Table Tennis Club is easily accessible to the greater Orlando area.  The club’s facility is 27,000 square feet with 18 ITTF approved tables, Olympic standard vinyl flooring, 30-foot ceiling, air-conditioning, […]

Pan Am Juniors: USA Players Shine

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 2019 ITTF Pan American Junior Championships are nearing their conclusion in Cancun, Mexico.  The team events concluded Wednesday with the weekend reserved for the singles and doubles events.  Both the US Boys Team and the US Girls Team secured the Gold Medal on Wednesday.   The US Boys Team […]

Euro Games Recap

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) With great teams across the continent, the 2019 European Games in Minsk packed a lot of action into its seven days.  Men’s and Women’s Singles concluded on Wednesday, and Mixed Doubles concluded on Tuesday.  The featured Men’s and Women’s Team events concluded on Saturday. In Men’s Singles, Timo Boll entered […]

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No. 247

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No. 247 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  Hello Dear coach Truong, I am Wenyan and I did ask you some questions about two months ago. I really appreciate it. Right now, I have more questions want to hear from you.  I have two blades at home, which are […]

Euro Games Update

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) With seven days of competitive matches across singles, doubles, and team events, a lot of action has already concluded at the 2019 European Games in Minsk.   Men’s and Women’s Singles concluded on Wednesday, and Mixed Doubles concluded on Tuesday.   The featured Men’s and Women’s Team events are underway and will finish […]

Pan Am Juniors: USA Teams Sweep

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 2019 ITTF Pan American Junior Championships are underway in Cancun, Mexico.  The team events have concluded with the weekend reserved for the singles and doubles events.  Both the US Boys Team and the US Girls Team won their event on Wednesday.  The US Boys entered as the top seed […]

Ask The Experts: Yangyang Jia, No. 246

Ask The Experts: Yangyang Jia, No. 246Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I was a frequent recreational player of table tennis years ago. I just started playing again and I wanted to invest in a bat that fits my playing style. I like a bat with a softer feel. I tend to play more […]

Tip of the week: Learning to Win

(By Larry Hodges) One of the most common problems players face in their table tennis is the inability to recognize the difference between learning the shots, and learning to win. There’s a big difference. Many players have a good idea of what to do out at the table – but just don’t have the strokes. […]

Ted Li Joins Bowmar

This week Bowmar Sports announced that Ted Li has joined the Bowmar Sports Butterfly Team.  At 2476, the 14-year-old right-handed attacker is already making waves.  He was the US Open U11 champion in 2016, and he took the Bronze Medal in the Mini-Cadet event at the US Nationals in 2017.  Bowmar Sports looks forward to […]

Denver Table Tennis Alliance’s 5th MENSUAL Tourney

Hello Table Tennis players and friends! On Saturday, June 8th, Denver Table Tennis Alliance hosted our 5th MENSUAL Tourney of 2019… and again, it was a completely FULL and successful tournament! We want to thank very much all players who participated to make it a great day of exciting matches and fun! Denver Table Tennis Alliance congratulates, in […]

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