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Coaching Tip of the Week: Footwork: Wide Stance and Two-Step?

Coaching Tip of the Week: Footwork: Wide Stance and Two-Step? (By Larry Hodges) The history of footwork in table tennis could take up a book by itself. If you watch videos of the best players in the world every 20 years or so, you can see the footwork techniques developing, though some of it is […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: My Table Tennis Club

WAB CLUB FEATURE: My Table Tennis Club (by Steve Hopkins) My Table Tennis Club (MyTTC) is headquartered near the town center of Markham, a suburb of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.  The Markham headquarters is 9,000 square feet with high ceilings, 18 tables, and 750 lux lighting that is ideal for table tennis.  They also have a […]

Portugal Open Recap: A German Penhold Player?

Portugal Open Update: A German Penhold Player? (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) Play concluded this weekend at the 2020 ITTF Challenge Plus Portugal Open in Lisbon.  As a Challenge Series event, this tournament did not include the top echelon of ranked players, but it was a competitive group that included top seeds Omar Assar and […]

LATTA Open Tournament, Feb. 22! Register Now!

Big Congrats to our Champions from LATTA Thanh Banh Memorial Open Jan. 25, 2020!!! Hello Table Tennis Enthusiasts, LATTA OPEN SAT, FEB. 22, 2020!!! New trophy style!  Our trophies are the BEST and BIGGEST compared to all other Clubs!  2 feet tall, made of real marble!!!   As always, 2 players advance from preliminary round robin in all events!  […]

World Championships of Ping Pong

World Championships of Ping Pong (by Vlad R. Farcas) Butterfly was proud to sponsor Vlad Farcas and Mishel Levinski at the 2020 World Championships of Ping Pong.  The event (WCPP) is an annual tournament that has been held since 2011.  WCPP has strict equipment rules, relying on old-fashioned wooden paddles covered with sandpaper. Vlad advanced […]

Ask The Experts: Shahin Akhlaghpasand, No. 320

Ask The Experts: Shahin Akhlaghpasand, No. 320 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hello. I need your help and advice on choosing Butterfly gear. I have been playing table tennis for 35 years. I’m 48 years old. I am still active and playing 3 leagues in my own country. So far, I have played […]

Awards winning the best club of the years for LYTTA

Awards winning the best club of the years for LYTTA Club LYTTA once again won an awards of the best Elite Club of the year in Quebec  by Quebec Federation of Table Tennis, consecutive years of success. LYTTA are very active in training youths and Hope teams, the best academic in Canada. On top of […]

Portugal Open Update: Americans Through to Main Draw

Portugal Open Update: Americans Through to Main Draw (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The preliminary rounds have concluded at the 2020 ITTF Challenge Plus Portugal Open and Team USA has logged solid results.  Both Nikhil Kumar and Kai Zhang are through to the knock-out rounds.  Puerto Rico’s Brian Afanador is also through to the main draw.  The top […]

EURO TOP 16 Recap: Boll On Top

EURO TOP 16 Recap: Boll On Top (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) When the dust settled in Montreaux, Switzerland, it was Timo Boll on top at the CCB 2020 Europe Top 16 Cup.  The Euro Top 16 matches up the best players in Europe (maximum of 2 players per country).  This year, the top seeds were […]

Ask The Experts: Byung Jung An, No. 319

Ask The Experts: Byung Jung An, No. 319 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I am a national level player. At present I play with above mentioned rubber combination with Dr neubauer world champion ply. My forehand drives are compromised due to my current blade I always feel and I wish I could still […]

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