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Ask The Experts: Shigang Yang, No. 353

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  HELLO MASTER, Can i training with return board in my room at home? I think about (spin and speed ) pressure difference between my room and club and about ( spin and pace ) behavior of return board balls THANK YOU Answer:  Your Ask the Experts question was […]

WAB CLUB FEATURED: Folsom Table Tennis Club

(By Steve Hopkins) The Folsom Table Tennis Club has two locations in Folsom, California to the Northeast of Sacramento.  The Folsom Sports Complex location has ten tables and there are twelve more at the Rusch Park Gym location in Citrus Heights. Between the two locations, the Folsom Table Tennis Club serves about a hundred players each […]

The Final Dusseldorf Series Event: Qiu Wins Today and Takes the Series Title

(by Steve Hopkins) The 10th and final men’s Masters event concluded over the weekend.  The winner, Germany’s Dan Qiu, his second series title. This week, the four seeded players were Franziska, Duda, Assar, and Qiu.  Unlike many of the past events, play did not proceed as expected.  The top three seeds were all eliminated in […]

PongNow: Tim Wang

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow interview series discusses table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. This edition features Tim Wang, 3-time U.S. National Champion and 2-time U.S. Olympian.  Tim shares stories of his early years, his first National Championship, his Olympic run, and a trip to China. __________________________ […]

China “2020 Olympic Warm-Up” Finals

(by Steve Hopkins) As much of the table tennis world is beginning to emerge from their various lock-down circumstances, we are beginning to see club and regional events as well as some larger challenge events.  The U.S. has been running Thursday night live, carefully playing one challenge match a week to help build enthusiasm here.  […]

USATT’s Thursday Night Live Series: Jennifer Wu puts Nittaku on the Board

(by Steve Hopkins) USA Table Tennis conducted its fourth Challenge Series event on Thursday.   This week, “America’s First Virtual Table Tennis Challenge” matched Jennifer Wu (2473) for Team Nittaku against Tahl Leibovitz  (2457) for Team Butterfly.  Table tennis is one of the few sports where men and women compete against each other in major tournaments […]

100th Anniversary of the Birth of Hikosuke Tamasu – The founder of Butterfly

Hikosuke Tamasu was born exactly one hundred years ago on August 20, 1920, in Yanai, Japan, as the eldest son of the Tamasu family. Hikosuke began to devote himself to table tennis, a sport for which there were few competitors at the time. Later, as he further honed his skills, he won prizes in all […]

BUTTERFLY FAVORITES: Ricardo Walther’s Backhand Flip

(by Steve Hopkins) This is a recent video titled “How to Backhand Flick like Ricardo Walther”.  In the video, Walther describes his backhand flip technique and shows a series strokes to help show the nuances of that technique.   Walther is a German player currently ranked in the Top 90 in the World – his highest […]

Dusseldorf Masters X Video Highlights: Featuring Duda and Assar

(by Steve Hopkins) After the Dusseldorf Masters X event concluded last weekend, Benedikt Duda was the last man standing.  It was his second win, the only repeat winner except for Dima Ovtcharov. The highlights video below was posted by BorussiaDuesseldorf (the host of the event).  This includes some of the best points across the whole […]

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