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PongNow: Vlad Fărcaș

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow interview series discusses table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. This week the guest is Vlad Fărcaș, who moved to the US after learning to play in Romania, and after already becoming known as an expert classic table tennis player – having made the […]

German Table Tennis Cup: Semifinal Preview

(by Steve Hopkins) As the World awaits the ITTF to open again with the World Cup events in China next month, quality table tennis continues to be played at the regional level. Many in the US have been following the German Bundesliga where our top player, Kanak Jha, joined 2019 Ochsenhausen earlier this year.  Through […]

RESTART in TT Minus 18 Days: Adriana Diaz

(by Steve Hopkins) NASA coined the term “T-Minus” for space launches with the “T” indicating “Time” as the countdown proceeded.  Many of their iconic broadcasts include statements from Launch Control indicating that all systems are “go” before changing over from a countdown of minutes into the final countdown of seconds.  The momentous occasion on our […]

Sally Moyland – Taiwan Cadet Trip Report

(By Sally Moyland) The Taiwan cadet national team qualification tournament has been my next goal since I made the mini-cadet team back in 2019. The tournament was located in Tainan in the south of Taiwan and lasted for four days. My mom drove us down south for three and a half hours to get there. […]

Bowmar Sports Challenge Match: Estefania Ramirios vs. Logan Rietz

(by Steve Hopkins) In recent weeks, the Bowmar Sports Team have conducted a series of challenge matches.  Most of these matches have included at least one Bowmar Staff member, but we’ll label these as Butterfly Family matches – as these challenges have sometimes extended beyond our own staff to others in our close circle of […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Sometimes Hit Twice to the Same Spot

(By Larry Hodges) In table tennis, it’s good to keep moving the ball around to make an opponent move. You should play all three spots – wide forehand, wide backhand, and middle (roughly the opponent’s elbow, the transition point between forehand and backhand). However, sometimes you want to go to the same place twice. Here […]

WAB Club Feature: NY Indoor Sports Club

(by Steve Hopkins) With their club location in College Point, just off of the 678/Whitestone Expressway, the New York Indoor Sports Club is easily accessible from each of the Boroughs of New York City. They have a large facility that features 17 tables, a pro shop, high ceilings, great lighting, and professional flooring.  The NYISC has […]

PongNow: Stephanie Sun

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow interview series discusses table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. This week the guest is Stephanie Sun, who moved to the US after playing table tennis at her university in Hong Kong. She has now graduated from Duke University and is living and working […]

USATT’S Thursday Night Live: The Rachel Yang Show

(by Steve Hopkins) USA Table Tennis continued its T2 Challenge Series this week.  The team format from previous versions has ended (Team Butterfly overcame Team Nittaku 6-3 in that Series).  This week, the event matches two top juniors against each other with the event held at the California Table Tennis Center, a Butterfly Club in […]

PINGPOD Hosts Launch Party: Dora Kurimay Series

(by Steve Hopkins) This week, PINGPOD held a launch party celebration at their facility in Manhattan.  The event was to help promote Dora Kurimay’s new table tennis book and video series, My Stories of Mental Toughness On and Off the Table. The event marked a milestone in Dora’s life.  It was a celebration of her […]

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