November 2020 - Page 3 of 6 - Butterfly Online

Men’s World Cup: Semifinals

(by Steve Hopkins, photo ITTFWorld) The Knock-out Rounds of the Dishang 2020 ITTF Men’s World Cup have almost concluded.  Of the 21 elite players who qualified, only four remain. Fan Zhendong versus Jang Woojin and  Tomokazu Harimoto versus Ma Long. The first Semifinal was Harimoto and Ma Long.  Ma Long started fast, logging the first […]

Men’s World Cup: Final Four Are Set

(by Steve Hopkins, photo ITTFWorld) The Knock-out Rounds of the Dishang 2020 ITTF Men’s World Cup are underway.  Thirteen of the 21 elite players who qualified played a group stage and the top 8 advanced to face the top 8 seeds. There were two upsets in the Round of 16, Woojin Jang and Youngsik Jeoung […]

Ask The Experts: Rachid El Boubou, No. 367

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: When doing a forehand or backhand topspin: should our top edge of the racket or the head of the racket be leading the swing? In other words should our racket swing or swing path be in direction of the head of the racket or top edge of the […]

Men’s World Cup Update 2: Lin Yun-Ju and a Pair of Korean Upsets

(by Steve Hopkins) The Knock-out Rounds of the Dishang 2020 ITTF Men’s World Cup are underway.  Thirteen of the 21 elite players who qualified played a group stage and the top 8 advanced to face the top 8 seeds. UPDATE 2 In the bottom half of the draw, the four seeded players have all advanced. […]

Men’s World Cup Update 1: Main Draw Underway

(by Steve Hopkins) The Knock-out Rounds of the Dishang 2020 ITTF Men’s World Cup are underway.  Thirteen of the 21 elite players who qualified played a group stage and the top 8 advanced to face the top 8 seeds. The first two matches in the Main Draw were Ma Long versus 22-year-old Slovenian Darko Jorgic […]

Jenson Van Emburgh – Unique Skills – Part 2 Video

A member of the 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team, Jenson Van Emburgh displays some of what is in his arsenal: 3rd ball attack, forehand attack, backhand attack, wide angle shots and super kill shots. Watch Jenson Van Emburgh – Unique Skills – Part 1 Learn more about Jenson Van Emburgh

Men’s World Cup: Group Play

(by Steve Hopkins) The group stage of the Dishang 2020 ITTF Men’s World Cup concluded on Friday.  Thirteen of the 21 elite players who qualified competed in groups, with the top 8 advancing (2 per group) to face the top 8 seeds. There were four groups and the top seed in each group advanced. Two […]

PongNow: Kanak Jha

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow interview series discusses table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. PongNow is an interview series talking table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. The guest this week is Kanak Jha, the reigning U.S. National Champion.  The interview was […]

Men’s World Cup: Group Draw Revealed

(by Steve Hopkins) We are just a matter of hours away from the start of the Dishang 2020 ITTF Men’s World Cup.  The Nanhai Olympic Sport Centre has been reset after the Women’s World Cup completed last week, and the second event of the ITTF RESTART is ready to go in Weihai, China. Twenty one […]

In Memoriam: Johnathan Humbles

This week, Johnathan Humbles passed away.  Johnathan was a part of the Bowmar Sports family for over a decade, helping to coordinate and manage events, marketing, social media, and communications.  Many in the table tennis world will remember seeing him at major tournaments carrying his camera or handling live streaming. He was described as a […]

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