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US Open Table Tennis Championships: Fort Worth

US Open Table Tennis Championships: Fort Worth (by Steve Hopkins) The US Open is slated for Fort Worth, Texas.  It will be held December 17-21.  There are pricing options per event or a flat fee option that allows for up to 7 entries for one cost.  There are a 84 events including championship Singles events […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Proper Use of the Back Shoulder

Coaching Tip of the Week: Proper Use of the Back Shoulder (By Larry Hodges) A common problem for players who smash a lot is to have trouble lifting the ball against heavy backspin when looping. A common problem for players who loop a lot is to follow their opening loop against backspin by loop-killing or […]

Asian Championships Review

Asian Championships Review (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The ITTF-ATTU Asian Table Tennis Championships were held last week in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  With the top three seeds in Men’s Singles and the top five seeds in Women’s Singles all being from China, the resulting Chinese event wins was not a surprise.  Still, the degree to which […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: World Champions Table Tennis Academy

WAB CLUB FEATURE: World Champions Table Tennis Academy (by Steve Hopkins) The World Champions Table Tennis Academy (WCTTA ) was the USA’s first full-time, professional table tennis Academy. Located in Santa Clara, California – in the heart of the Silicon Valley – the WCTTA offers private lessons, group trainings, training camps, league competitions, and other special […]

Centrefold 25 Table Tournament Used Available

Centrefold 25 Table Tournament Used Available Please contact California Table Tennis Head Coach Gao Jun at (626 765 – 7772 Details Approved by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). Official Table of WAB “We Are Butterfly” Clubs. Legs are placed 400mm inward which complies with the ITTC ruling for wheelchair competitors. Adjustable feet for leveling […]

Ask The Experts: Stefan Feth No. 273

Ask The Experts: Stefan Feth #273 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hello sir, I am very interested in the hadraw series. I currently play the timo boll forte blade and i like it. Can you please tell me which of the hadraw series comes closest to the timo boll forte in terms of […]

Ask The Experts: Xinyue Wang #272

Ask The Experts: Xinyue Wang #272 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I am planning to upgrade to ZLC, but scared that would it be controllable or no ? I want to buy Mizutani ZLC or Tiago Apolonia ZLC. MY ALC has very good combination of speed, spin & control. In game play I […]

New York Indoor Sport Club (NYISC) September 2019 Open

New York Indoor Sport Club (NYISC) September 2019 Open (2-star) USATT-sanctioned Table Tennis Tournament Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 ENTRY DEADLINE: September 18th, 2019 VENUE: New York Indoor Sports Club (NYISC), 15-35 126th Street, 2nd Floor, College Point, NY 11356 718-358-8860 (Yu Shao) EQUIPMENT: Only ITTF/USATTapproved equipment will be used. Tables: Butterfly Centerfold and Europa; Nets: […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Topspin Defense

Coaching Tip of the Week: Topspin Defense (By Larry Hodges) Look through almost any table tennis instructional book or video, go to almost any table tennis camp, and you’ll hardly ever see or learn anything about topspin defense. (Also known as “fishing.”) It seems to fall through the cracks for most coaches – it’s not […]

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