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(by Steve Hopkins) Lin Yun Ju is a rising star in table tennis.  Ranked No. 7, the 19 year old Chinese Taipei player is one of small handful of players consistently competing with the Top 3 (Fan, Xu, and Ma).  Yun-Ju is lightning fast, has amazing arm speed, and despite being small – he plays […]

Ask The Experts: Larry Thoman No. 375

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Good evening: I am currently playing with Butterfly Professional robot, I am thinking about upgrading to Amicus Prime with the upgrade kit, can I see a difference in performance after the upgrade. Thanks Answer:  This Ask the Experts question was answered by Larry Thoman. He is a Table Tennis […]

PongNow: Larry Thoman

(by Steve Hopkins) PongNow is an interview series talking table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. The guest this week is Larry Thoman – perhaps the foremost American expert in table tennis robots. He was also an important piece of the Nashville table tennis community, and was a fixture […]

Ask The Experts: Byung Jung An, No. 374

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Please compare the butterfly Tomokazu harimoto ALC and ZLC in terms of speed, spin , control and flex . Does the ZLC have a larger sweetspot compared to the ALC ? Which of these blades will better suit looping mid distance from the table? Additionally Which of these […]

Butterfly Training Tip: Multi-Ball Training With Random Play with coach Jishan Liang

Jishan Liang is a Head Coach at NC International Table Tennis Inc. Multi-Ball Training With Random Play More video from coach Jishan can be found below: Jishan Liang “Bad Man” – Highlights Jishan Liang Interview 2018 Butterfly Southeastern Open Finals – Liang v Hubli Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table […]

Sally Moyland – Taiwan Adult National Trip Report

(By Sally Moyland) This was my last competition in the year of 2020. It was the Taiwan National Adult’s Team Qualification. To be able to participate in this tournament, you must have top results in other high-level competitions. If you didn’t have any good results in other tournaments, you could still get recommended if you […]

Ask The Experts: Cherry Zhao No. 373

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I’m interested in the butterfly innerforce layer ALC and the butterfly Tomokazu harimoto ALC . Comparing them on the butterfly website they seem to have the same composition of veneers . The only difference being the Harimoto blade has a marginally larger head size. Please compare and contrast […]

2021 All-Japan Finals: New Era Rising?

(by Steve Hopkins) The top rating spots in Japan are held by young champions: Defending Men’s Champion Harimoto (age 18) and Defending Women’s Champion Mima Ito (age 20).  But both champions fell this year in their National Championships.  For Ito, she advanced to the Final only to lose to 27 year old Ishikawa Kasumi 4-2.  […]

TT England’s COVID Survey Results

(by Steve Hopkins) Table Tennis England posted a table tennis participation survey today.  It showed results of a November and December poll of members in the UK who answered questions about their participation in the sport since the lockdown and their plans for their future table tennis participation. There are many similarities between the USA […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Shorten Stroke on Receive

(By Larry Hodges) Returning serves is all about ball control. In a rally, the incoming shot is usually more predictable than a serve, which has a much wider range of variation – topspin, sidespin, backspin, at all speeds, amounts of spin, directions, and depths. To control your return of serve, shorten your stroke. This cuts […]

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