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2020 Grapevine Spring SpinMaster TT Tournament

When: April 5th (Sunday), 2020. Where: The REC of grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine, TX. Direction: Call 817-410-3450 (The REC). Please Download Entry Form here: April 5th (Sunday), 2020 Spring SpinMaster TT Tournament Entry Form For any questions, please email to: gppctx@gmail.com and/or call: +1 (817) 372-0819.  

FTTC players earn school glory

FTTC players earn school glory at the 2020 Public School Athletic League (PSAL) Table Tennis Boys Team Championship! (By WAB Club Flushing TTC) FTTC players William Song and Nehemiah Yu, both coached by FTTC Head Coach Sydney Christophe, led Brooklyn Technical High School and Stuyvesant High School to the final of the 2020 PSAL Table […]

Sally Moyland’s Taiwan Under 18 Junior trip

Sally Moyland’s Taiwan Under 18 Junior trip (By Sally Moyland) The format for the Taiwan team trials is arranged in rounds. For the U18 there were three rounds, and four people make the junior team each round. Because of the coronavirus, there were strict controls in place at the tournament. Anyone other than players, umpires, […]

Tip of the week: Fundamental versus Creative Tactics

Tip of the week: Fundamental versus Creative Tactics (By Larry Hodges) Fundamental tactics are the standards used against specific playing styles. If you are playing a chopper, fundamental tactics include attacking the middle (roughly the elbow, the transition point between his forehand and backhand chops), moving him in and out, giving dead balls to a […]

WAB Club Feature: Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club

WAB Club Feature: Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club (by Steve Hopkins) Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club (SPTTC) is located in Bellevue, Washington, off of highway SR-520 just over Lake Washington from North side of Seattle.  The club is 9600 square feet with 18-foot ceilings, 16 Butterfly Centerfold tables, red Gerflor flooring, and two-toned walls to assist […]

Swedish Juniors Recap: North Americans Cause Waves in Scandinavia

Swedish Juniors Recap:  North Americans Cause Waves in Scandinavia (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) Örebro, Sweden hosted the 2020 ITTF World Junior Circuit Swedish Junior & Cadet Open.  Americans and Canadians performed well in this week’s Swedish Junior Circuit event, but it was the contingent from the small island of Puerto Rican that caused the […]

Hungarian Open Recap: Harimoto’s First 2020 Win

Hungarian Open Recap:  Harimoto’s First 2020 Win (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) Budapest was host this week to the 2020 ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open.  The Chinese team was not present, but with Tomakazu Harimoto (World No. 5), Hugo Calderano (World No. 7), Dimitrij Ovtcharov (World No. 11) as the top three seeds, this was […]

Viscaria – A Non-Pro Review

Viscaria – A Non-Pro Review (by Steve Hopkins) I recently had opportunity to switch over to a Butterfly Viscaria Arylate Carbon blade.  I wanted to focus on the blade, so as a part of the setup I removed the rubber sheets from my old blade and applied those same old sheets to the new blade.  The […]

New York Indoor Sport Club (NYISC) March 2020 Open

New York Indoor Sport Club (NYISC) March 2020 Open (2-star) USATT-sanctioned Table Tennis Tournament Sunday, March 8th, 2020 ENTRY DEADLINE: March 4th, 2020 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: […]

Top Table Tennis Players in the United States to Compete in Fayetteville June 5-7

(Courtesy of The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau) Fayetteville, NC – The 7th best table tennis player in the United States, Jishan Liang, is confirmed to be among the competitors at the 2020 Butterfly Primerica Sandhills Open, hosted by the Cape Fear Table Tennis Club (CFTTC). Liang will be competing in the Olympic trials […]

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