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Table Tennis Logic – The 49ers / Chiefs Superbowl

Table Tennis Logic – The 49ers / Chiefs Superbowl (by Steve Hopkins) It’s no surprise to anyone reading this post that my sport doesn’t make headlines in the US.  Because of this, I like to find table tennis angles to most of the big sporting events.  And at this time, I’m providing a little analysis of the […]

Ask The Experts: Larry Thoman No. 314

Ask The Experts: Larry Thoman No. 314 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: 1 What is the difference between Amicus Prime Refurbished Robot Grade A and Amicus Prime Refurbished Robot Grade B? 2.What is the difference between Amicus Prime Robot and Amicus Professional Robot? Answer:  This Ask the Experts question was answered by Larry Thoman. […]

Ask The Experts: Tawny Banh, No. 313

Ask The Experts: Tawny Banh, No. 313 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  Advice on new blade please. i’m 60, highest rating 1450, now 1300 after 10 year break but improving. beaten a few 1550 players recently. previous blade was Off-, 7 speed, 7 control. play all around game for my level, no great […]

2020 Butterfly PRIMERICA Sandhills Open

2020 Butterfly PRIMERICA Sandhills Open Sponsored by Cape Fear Table Tennis Club and Butterfly 2-Star Tournament Sanctioned by USATT with $3,000 in Cash Prizes in sanctioned events June 5-7, 2020 Freedom Courts Sportsplex—3126 Gillespie Street-Fayetteville, NC 28306 www.capefearttc.net or 919-418-4269 ENTRY DEADLINE: All entries must be received no later than midnight on May 30, 2020. […]

Coaching tip of the week: Looping Slightly Long Balls

Coaching tip of the week: Looping Slightly Long Balls (By Larry Hodges) When a student pushes against a slightly long serve (“half long”) or push, I almost always remind them that they should usually loop such balls. Inevitably, the player will respond, “The ball was too short, I couldn’t loop it!” But the ball was […]

GVTTA Team League: Competition and Comaraderie Near Vancouver

GVTTA Team League: Competition and Comaraderie Near Vancouver (by Steve Hopkins) Every Tuesday at 7pm, the Greater Vancouver Table Tennis Association (GVTTA) runs its league in Burnaby, British Columbia.  The league format is 3-person teams with 9 singles matches each round.  The cumulative rating points must be under 4000, which keeps the teams relatively equal […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Broward Table Tennis Club

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Broward Table Tennis Club (by Steve Hopkins) The Broward Table Tennis Club is at 3371 N. University Drive in Davie, Florida, just North of Miami in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton metropolitan area of the Southeast coast of the State.  The club is near to Florida’s Turnpike about 12 miles from Fort Lauderdale and […]

Ask The Experts: Junya Chen No. 312

Ask The Experts: Junya Chen No. 312 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi there! I’m a semi-seasoned table tennis player who’s been playing TT for a little over a decade now. Despite this lengthy time I’ve invested into the sport, my technique’s improvement has slowed drastically over the years. I’m a penholder who […]

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No. 311

Ask The Experts: Truong Tu, No. 311 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  Hi there. I just want to ask if there is a difference between the Viscaria blade and Zhang Jike ALC. I heard a lot of comparisons between the two from a lot of people. Some people say that ZJK ALC has […]

Coaching tip of the week: Whenever You Miss, Shadow Stroke

Coaching tip of the week: Whenever You Miss, Shadow Stroke (By Larry Hodges) This is a bafflingly simple and short tip. I’m always amazed that when a player misses a shot, he expects it to fix itself. Instead, whenever you miss a shot, make a habit of shadow-practicing the shot as you should have done […]

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