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WAB FEATURED CLUB: Canadian Elite Table Tennis Centre

(by Steve Hopkins) The Canadian Elite Table Tennis Training Centre (“the Centre” or “Elite”) is a table tennis club and training center in Mississauga, Ontario. Mississauga is just to the West of Toronto, about 30 kilometers from the city center.  The facility is just off the Ontario 401 Express, easily accessible to the greater Toronto area. […]

Aerobic TT at Home (Workout #9)

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 […]

PongNow: Two-Time US Open Champion Thomas Keinath

by (Steve Hopkins) The PongNow interview series discusses table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. In this edition, professional player and coach Thomas Keinath shares stories about playing for the German National Team, about pursuing the Olympics, about playing at the US Open (where he won two singles titles), […]

ITTF Releases COVID-19 Recommendations

(by Steve Hopkins) On Friday, the ITTF released a document titled COVID-19 Guidelines.  The  Detailed Guide (PDF) and the  One-page instructions (PDF) are available through the ITTF website. The recommendations are very similar to recommendations provided by other sports and other businesses.  Personal hygiene is stressed.  Masks should be worn, cover one’s mouth when coughing or sneezing.  […]

Open Doors: San Antonio Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) The San Antonio Table Tennis Club (SATTC) opened last week in San Antonio, Texas.  Beginning Monday, May 18, the State of Texas allowed gyms to reopen and SATTC followed the guidelines and opened their doors.  The rules initially allowed for gyms to open at 25% occupant capacity. As the club only has […]

Aerobic TT at Home (Workout #8)

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 […]

Ask The Experts: Shigang Yang, No. 343

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  I have been working with resistance bands for strength training as a way to improve my racket speed. Is this an effective exercise and do you have any other tips I could use to improve my racket speed? Answer:  Your Ask the Experts question was answered by Shigang Yang. […]

Ask The Experts: Ernesto Ebuen, No. 342

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I noticed that all competition players use red rubber on the forehand and black rubber on the backhand (or vice versa). what is the difference if there’s any? Answer: Your Ask the Experts question was answered by Ernesto Ebuen. He is the head coach at Ping Pod in New York, […]

Butterfly R40+ Ball: A Non-Pro Review

(by Steve Hopkins) I recently had opportunity to play with the Butterfly R40+ Ball.  The R40+ is a new product, and was not widely released before the current health crisis shut down the sport in most locations. I generally start my reviews by noting that I’m not a pro.  I am a 2000-level club player and a […]

Seemiller – The American: North Korea

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 […]

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