November 2020 - Butterfly Online

WTT Macau Recap: Raising the $ Bar for the Sport

(by Steve Hopkins, photo by ITTFWorld) World Table Tennis is a new ITTF entity designed to create table tennis entertainment events – and their inaugural event concluded over the weekend in Macau.  The official name of the event was WTT MACAO 2020 Presented by Galaxy Entertainment Group.  The event is at the TAP SEAC Multisport Pavilion […]

Dignics 09C review by Truong Tu

(By Truong Tu) I recently switch to Dignics 09C on my forehand. I have been using Dignics 09C for about 20 hours now and I am very pleased with the result. Before becoming a WE ARE BUTTERFLY Coach, I had used Chinese rubber for quite some time. With the Dignics 09C, the feeling is very […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Letting an Opponent Control Play is Risky

(By Larry Hodges)   The next time you are in a close match, and are worried about making mistakes, and so play super safe to avoid mistakes . . . consider this. Letting your opponent control play is the biggest risk you can take in table tennis. You no longer have control over your fate. […]

Ask The Experts No. 368: Brian Pace

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hello, may I get a comparison between Tenergy 64 and Dignics 64? I changed my backhand rubber from Tenergy 64 to Tenergy 80 due to the change from the celluloid ball to the plastic ball because the Tenergy 64 just did not have enough spin and the throw […]

WTT’s Inaugural Event in Macao

(by Steve Hopkins, photo by ITTFWorld) World Table Tennis, a new ITTF entity designed to create table tennis entertainment events, has launched its first event – the WTT Macao 2020 Presented by Galaxy Entertainment Group.  The event is at the TAP SEAC Multisport Pavilion in Macau, the autonomous region of China located across the bay from […]

PongNow: Ty Hoff

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow Interview Series talking table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. The guest this week is Ty Hoff an exciting player, a student of the classic versions of the game, a coach, and an organizer.  _________________________ PongNOW Interview are powered by Butterfly.  Comment on […]

Harimoto Innerforce ALC Blade: A Non-Pro Review

(by Steve Hopkins) The Harimoto Innerforce ALC Blade is on sale right now at ButterflyOnline.com. The ALC have been among the best selling Butterfly Blades for years – the technology in the plies of the wood are proven technology.  That said, the Harimoto Innerforce is a little different from the earlier ALC versions in the […]

Rozena: A Non-Pro Review

(by Steve Hopkins) I recently had opportunity to try Butterfly Rozena, I’ve been playing with Butterfly Tenergy and Dignics rubbers for some time.  Most recently I have had Dignics 09c on my forehand and Dignics 05 on my backhand.  There are some interesting differences with this rubber and I’m going to try to relay those […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: The Forehand Down-the Line Block and Counterloop

(By Larry Hodges) When players loop to the forehand, almost invariably it is returned crosscourt, at least until you reach the higher levels. This can be effective, since it does give a wide angle to the forehand, and about 15.5 more inches going crosscourt then down the line. But it is so common that players […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Table Tennis Minnesota

(by Steve Hopkins) Table Tennis Minnesota has three locations in the greater Minneapolis-St.Paul area.  The Training Center location is on Concord Street in South St. Paul, the Jewish Center location is on Cedar Lake Road in Minneapolis, and the Bloomington Armory location is in Bloomington.  Normally, the Training Center is open Monday-Thursday and Sunday and […]

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