Men’s World Cup Update: Jha in Top 16

(by Steve Hopkins, photo ittfworld) The Knock-Out Rounds are underway at the Chengdu Airlines 2019 ITTF Men’s World Cup.  The top 8 qualifiers advanced to face the top 8 seeds.  USA’s Kanak Jha finished second in his group to advance.  Other qualifiers included Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Daniel Habesohn, Sangsu Lee, Quadri Aruna, Kristian Karlsson, Simon Gauzy […]

Ask The Experts: Tawny Banh, No. 296

Ask The Experts: Tawny Banh, No. 296 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  Looking to purchase new racket, presently using a Mark V bought from Ping Skills out of Australia. I have been playing about a year and half, and looking for something with a better spin and control than the Mark V. I […]

LATTA Black Friday Giant Round Robin Nov. 29, 2019! Register now!

Hello Table Tennis Enthusiasts, LATTA BLACK FRIDAY GIANT ROUND ROBIN (USATT NON-SANCTIONED!!! Burn off the extra and unwanted Thanksgiving dinner calories!  Events include U1350RR, U1650RR, U1950RR & U2150RR.  All events start with a big round robin (a group of 6 or more). Less waiting.  Play with any available player in your group (no order of play).  2 […]

Nenad Bach (Ping Pong Parkinson) part 3

Interview with Nenad Bach (3): “World Peace can be realised in one hour.” (Courtesy of BUTTERFLY/TAKUREPO.com/Sentence and photo by Ayako Kawai/In cooperation with Noriko Teramoto) The professional activity of Nenad Bach, who started Ping Pong Parkinson, is that of a musician. On March 24, 2011, less than two weeks after the Great East Japan Earthquake, […]

Nenad Bach (Ping Pong Parkinson) Part 2

Interview with Nenad Bach (2): “All is happening at the same time, simultaneously, in a beautiful way.” (Courtesy of BUTTERFLY/TAKUREPO.com/Sentence and photo by Ayako Kawai/In cooperation with Noriko Teramoto) It is not only table tennis associates who pay attention to the connection between “Parkinson’s disease” and “table tennis.” Nenad Bach received an invitation to attend […]

World Juniors Update: Solid Results for US Junior Teams

World Juniors Update: Solid Results for US Junior Teams (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The NSDF 2019 ITTF World Junior Table Tennis Championships started yesterday in Korat, Thailand.  The tournament features Team and Singles events this week concluding with the Singles Finals on Sunday. In the Team events, the US Boys were seeded 10th with Nikhil Kumar, […]

Tip of the Week: Serving from the Forehand Side

Tip of the Week: Serving from the Forehand Side (By Larry Hodges) If you watch the top players serve, one thing you’ll notice is that the vast majority of them serve various types of forehand pendulum serves mostly from the backhand side. There’s a reason for this – it puts them in a better position […]

Nenad Bach (Ping Pong Parkinson) part 1

Interview with Nenad Bach (1): “Someone has to open the box” (Courtesy of BUTTERFLY/TAKUREPO.com/Sentence and photo by Ayako Kawai/In cooperation with Noriko Teramoto) “Parkinson Disease” and “Table Tennis” … There is a movement surrounding these two. It was over a year ago, during the Liebherr 2018 World Table Tennis Championships in Halmstad, that Nenad Bach, […]

WAB Club Feature: California Table Tennis

WAB Club Feature: California Table Tennis (by Steve Hopkins) Located in Rosemead in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley and just outside of Los Angeles, is a unique, full-time table tennis facility.  California Table Tennis offers 16 Butterfly tables, professional rubber flooring, and some of the best playing conditions available in the United States.  […]

T2 Diamond Singapore Recap

T2 Diamond Singapore Recap (by Steve Hopkins) The final T2 Diamond 2019 series event has concluded in Singapore.  For those not familiar, the T2 Diamond rules provide for a shorter version of the sport.  The match is given 24 minutes to complete, and if the match is undecided at that point, then special rules are applied.  Any […]

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