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Dan Seemiller’s 2020 Olympic Preparation Update

(Courtesy of Scott Czarnecki and Dan Seemiller Jr) Hello Friends, Thank you so much for your generous donations to support my training. It is inspiring to see that so many believe in me and hope to follow me on my journey. Currently I am working out daily at the fitness center. Swimming and biking are […]

A Lightbulb in Your Head: Mindless Swinging or Tactical Shot-making?

A Lightbulb in Your Head: Mindless Swinging or Tactical Shot-making? (By Larry Hodges) When you see a top player go for – and usually make – a big shot, is it mindless swinging or tactical shot-making? Actually, it’s both. There are two times when a top player normally goes for a big shot. First, of […]

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No. 260

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No. 260 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  I’ve been playing with viscaria blade for about 2 years, now i want to change a new butterfly blade, i feel that in the age of the new plastic ball, the ALC is not providing enough power and quality in my […]

World Veterans Tour – Fort Lauderdale: Highlights

World Veterans Tour – Fort Lauderdale: Highlights (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) For Lauderdale was the most recent stop for the World Veterans Tour.  The tournament featured 24 events, age rated events including singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.  The youngest veteran age band is Over 40 and the most senior of the veteran events is […]

WAB Featured Club: Han-In Table Tennis Club

WAB Featured Club: Han-In Table Tennis Club (by Steve Hopkins) With their location in Palisades Park, New Jersey, Han-In table Tennis is centrally located in the largest population center in North America.  They are just off I-95, near the New Jersey Turnpike and the George Washington Bridge – and just across the Hudson River from […]

Dignics 80 review from 2015 US Open Champion – Jinxin Wang

Dignics 80 review from 2015 US Open Champion – Jinxin Wang I put Dignics 80 on my backhand side and after 10 hours of playing, I’m impressed with the result. I like this rubber. I have been playing with Tenergy 05 on my backhand side for some time. Compared with Tenergy 05, Dignics 80 feels […]

Ask The Experts: Stefan Feth No. 285

Ask The Experts: Stefan Feth #285 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Dear Coach Stefan Feth, My name is Denethi Wijegunawardana and currently my rating is 2209. I have met you a couple of times when you were coaching Kanak during US Nationals/Open. I play with a Gergely Alpha with short pips on both […]

Dancing with the Table Tennis Stars: Team England’s Will Bayley

Dancing with the Table Tennis Stars: Team England’s Will Bayley (by Steve Hopkins) Many in the US watch Dancing with the Stars, a dance competition series where a celebrity is paired with a professional dancer.  The American show was based on a British series that first aired in 2004 that is called Strictly Come Dancing.  […]

Ask The Experts: Rachid El Boubou, No. 284

Ask The Experts: Rachid El Boubou, No. 284 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: What determines the throw angle of a racquet? The blade or rubber? Is the desired throw angle a matter of preference or is it my style of play; i.e., aggressive, all round, distance from the table (close, medium, far)? Answer:  […]

Ask The Experts: Brian Pace, No. 283

Ask The Experts: Brian Pace, No. 283 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi Coach What rubbers are suitable for this blade. 05 dignics backhand,energy 05 1.9mor 2.1mm.Please. Blade: Mizutani Jun Super ZLC Answer: Your Ask the Experts question was answered by Brian Pace. Coach Pace is National Level Table Tennis Coach with Dynamic Table […]

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