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New York City Table Tennis Academy Grand Re-Opening

We are very excited to re-open our doors to you all table tennis lovers.  Please pay attention to couple of things: I. Open hours Monday to Friday – 6 to 10pm (pack-up time 9:45pm) Saturday – 12 to 4pm II. Rate or Fee to play  $20 day-pass available for walk-ins and guests. $40/hour – Premium table (reservation […]

Robert Eriksson Table Tennis Clinic

Robert Eriksson Table Tennis Clinic Together with future stars Willhelm Kindblad from Sweden and Seth Pech from Cleveland, Ohio. About the coaches Robert Eriksson, 33 years old, 2700 level Professional player in the Swedish, French, Danish Super Leagues for 13 years Sweden National Championships Men’s Singles Bronze Medalist Sweden National Championships Men’s Doubles Bronze Medalist […]

Ask The Experts: Jun Gao No. 269

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi I’m looking for suggestions on a Japanese penhold blade and rubber combination. I recently resumed playing about 3 times a week, after having stopped playing for many years. Currently using an old pre-assembled racket and the rubber feels a bit “dead” eventhough it can still generate some […]

WAB FEATURED CLUB: FULLERTON TABLE TENNIS ACADEMY

(by Steve Hopkins) Fullerton Table Tennis Academy is located off Imperial Highway in Fullerton, California.  The facility is near Bonita Pl and S Harbor Blvd/E Imperial Hwy in the neighborhoods of La Habra.  This positions the club just North of Anaheim with easy access to the greater Los Angeles area. The Academy focuses on the skills […]

Coaching tip of the week: Don’t Get Mad; Get Determined

(By Larry Hodges) Some players get very upset with themselves when they lose a match that they think they could have won. Some don’t show it or have a frozen smile, but are just as upset or disappointed on the inside, they are just trying to be a good sport about it – but they […]

Czech Open Recap: Lin Yun-Ju’s First Tour Win

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) A year ago, Taipei’s Lin Yun-Ju had a great year as a junior.  At the time, he was seventeen and managed to win three U21 events at World Tour events and finished in the Top 4 at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.  In March of this year, Lin […]

LATTA Open Tournament: Aug. 24, 2019!!! Register Now!!!

Hello Table Tennis Enthusiasts, LATTA OPEN:  SATURDAY, AUG. 24, 2019 (USATT SANCTIONED TOURNAMENT!!! Come join us this Saturday at my LATTA Open!  As always, 2 Players advance from preliminary round robin in all events!  Singles events include U1050RR, U1300RR, U1450RR, U1650RR, U1800RR, U1900RR, U2075, U2175RR, U2300RR!  PRIZE $$$ in events U1900 to U2300!  Trophies awarded in U1050 […]

Ask The Experts: Jörg Bitzigeio, No. 268

Ask The Experts: Jörg Bitzigeio, No. 268 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Would like to check with you. I have seen Tiago Apolonia ZLC and Jun Mizutani ZLC. i see the wood used is the same. The one difference i see is Tiago Apolonia ZLC, the carbon layer is set on 3rd layer. […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Strategic Tactics

(By Larry Hodges) Tactical thinking is what you do to win now; Strategic Thinking is what you do to develop your game in the long run. You need both; here are two articles on this: Strategic Versus Tactical Thinking The Balance Between Tactical and Strategic Thinking But there is also what I call Strategic Tactics. […]

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