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It’s Time to Restock: We’ll See You at the Tables in June

(by Steve Hopkins) Some of the country has opened and most of the rest is on schedule to open in the next few weeks. Table tennis clubs will need time to comply with local rules and regulations, but very soon we are all going to have opportunities to return to the game that we love.  […]

WAB FEATURED CLUB: World Champions Table Tennis Academy

(by Steve Hopkins) The World Champions Table Tennis Academy (WCTTA ) was the USA’s first full-time, professional table tennis Academy. Located in Santa Clara, California – in the heart of the Silicon Valley – the WCTTA offers private lessons, group training sessions, training camps, league competitions, and other special events. Created to serve the community, WCTTA […]

Open Doors: Texas Table Tennis Center (Houston)

(by Steve Hopkins) The Texas Table Tennis Center (TTT) opened last week in Houston, Texas.  Beginning Wednesday, May 18, the State of Texas allowed gyms to reopen and TTT opened for the first time two days later on May 20th. When they opened, they did so with reduced capacity. The tables were rearranged with mostly […]

Aerobic TT at Home (Elder Workout)

Steve Rowe, the founder of AerobicTableTennis has provided a number of workouts titled Aerobic Table Tennis at Home.  The program is designed to help keep everyone fit (and indoors) during the coronavirus lockdown.  As the site notes: The sessions are for everyone, children and adults. No table tennis experience is needed to take part. View […]

Seemiller – The American: 2020 Trials Feature

Seemiller: The American (by Steve Hopkins) One of the most storied players in American table tennis history, Dan Seemiller.  He first qualified for the US Team in 1972, was the top ranked player in the country by 1974, won five US National Championships, and logged an amazing international record that at one point included completing […]

PongNow: Ernesto Jon Ebuen

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow interview series discusses table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. In this edition we have, former Filipino champion, Ernesto Ebuen. Since moving to the US, Ernesto has logged one table tennis success after another: launching clubs, coaching a national champion, coaching a national team, […]

Aerobic TT at Home (Workout #11))

Steve Rowe, the founder of AerobicTableTennis has provided a number of workouts titled Aerobic Table Tennis at Home.  The program is designed to help keep everyone fit (and indoors) during the coronavirus lockdown.  As the site notes: The sessions are for everyone, children and adults. No table tennis experience is needed to take part. View […]

Butterfly Professional Indoor Table Tennis Tables are the BEST!

(By Tawny Banh) If you are a serious table tennis player and want to play on a high quality competition grade table, Butterfly tables are the ones to get.  I highly recommend using the Butterfly Centerfold 25, Octet 25 and Europa 25 tables.  They are approved by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and official […]

Aerobic TT at Home (Workout #10)

Steve Rowe, the founder of AerobicTableTennis has provided a number of workouts titled Aerobic Table Tennis at Home.  The program is designed to help keep everyone fit (and indoors) during the coronavirus lockdown.  As the site notes: The sessions are for everyone, children and adults. No table tennis experience is needed to take part. View […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Three Types of Anticipation

(By Larry Hodges) There are three main types of anticipation in table tennis. You develop all three by practice and observation. Often the key to all of these is to learn when your opponent has committed to what he’s doing, especially his direction, so you can anticipate and react to his shot earlier than if […]

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