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WAB CLUB FEATURE: Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club

(By Steve Hopkins) Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club (SPTTC) is located in Bellevue, Washington, off of highway SR-520 just over Lake Washington from North side of Seattle.  The club is 9600 square feet with 18-foot ceilings, 16 Butterfly Centerfold tables, red Gerflor flooring, and two-toned walls to assist in visibility. The goal of SPTTC is […]

Training Video: Coach Li of New York International Table Tennis Center

Coach Li conducts multi-ball as he trains the student in proper forehand and backhand technique and the accompanying footwork.  The first drill  alternates forehand placement locations directing footwork within the forehand half of the table.   The second drill placement is alternating forehand and backhand locations requiring more pronounced lateral footwork.  And the third drill involves two balls to the backhand […]

2019, June 15th High School Only TT Tournament

Photograph Left to Right Calvin Hull, Owen Pawluk, Mathieu Raymond, Carter Wright, Hunter Lewis, Sam Griffith, Kianna Trottier, Kianna D’Attillio, Miguel Leclair, Eric Huneault, Alain Huneault (not pictured) Sudbury Smashers Table Tennis Club congratulates all the high school only tournament winners and participants in the very first high school only tournament at Sudbury Smashers Table […]

Ask The Experts: Cherry Zhao No. 245

Ask The Experts: Cherry Zhao No. 245Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I am a player who plays with rubber OX on the table and I do a lot of twiddle and attack with a lot of tospspin. I am looking for an OFF racket that is very fast and at the same time […]

Tip of the Week – Six-Step Training Progression

(By Larry Hodges) Developing your table tennis game is a steady progression from the simple to the more complex. Many players, however, get stuck at the beginning or intermediate stage, and never move on toward developing the more advanced parts of their game. It’s a common syndrome–players spending year after year trying to completely perfect […]

Seamaster 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum, Japan Open Recap

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo courtesy of ITTF) The Seamaster 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum, LION Japan Open concluded on Sunday in Sapporo.  As a Platinum event on the World Tour, this tournament featured nearly all of the top players.  The top half of the Men’s draw had Fan Zhendong (World No.1) as the top seed and […]

WAB Club Feature: My Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) My Table Tennis Club (MyTTC) is headquartered near the town center of Markham, a suburb of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.  The Markham headquarters is 9,000 square feet with high ceilings, 18 tables, and 750 lux lighting ideal for table tennis.  They also have a Mississauga campus with 18,000 square feet and access […]

Ask The Experts: Larry Thoman No. 244

Ask The Experts: Larry Thoman No. 244Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi I am considering buying an Amicus table tennis robot. 1) what is the best robot that include spins?2_How many watts are the different equiments you carry? Thanks! Answer:  This Ask the Experts question was answered by Larry Thoman. He is a Table Tennis […]

Ball evaluation

(by Stephanie Sun) There are a few types of balls that are among the most frequently chosen tournament balls. The Nittaku 40+ ball, which is used in the US nationals and US open. The Butterfly A40+ ball, which was used in the 2019 world’s championship and will be used in the 2021 world’s championship in […]

Should You Play Differently at Deuce?

(By Larry Hodges) The simple answer is Yes and No. Yes, as in there’s no point any longer on holding back on anything tactically. If you have a tactic, serve, or other shot that the opponent has trouble with, which you’ve been using sparingly so he wouldn’t get used to it, now’s the time to […]

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