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Coaching Tip of the Week: Do You Really Play the Middle?

( By Larry Hodges) Except at the advanced levels, few players really attack the middle effectively. What is the middle? It is roughly the opponent’s playing elbow, midway between forehand and backhand, where the opponent has to make a quick decision on which to use; move into position to do so; and then try to […]

WAB Club Feature: Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club

WAB Club Feature: Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club (by Steve Hopkins) Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club (SPTTC) is located in Bellevue, Washington, off of highway SR-520 just over Lake Washington from North side of Seattle.  The club is 9600 square feet with 18-foot ceilings, 16 Butterfly Centerfold tables, red Gerflor flooring, and two-toned walls to assist […]

WTT Middle East Hub 2 – Harimoto and Ito Win

(by Steve Hopkins, photo from ITTFworld) Despite surprises throughout the event, the final story in both the Men’s and Women’s event is that the top seed cruised on the final day. Harimoto beat Ovtcharov in the Semifinal (flipping the script from a week ago in the first Middle East Hub Event) and then rolled over […]

PongNow: Kai Zhang

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow Interview Series – talking table tennis with the best players and personalities in the sport. The guest this week is Kai Zhang, a US Team who has been steadily improving with solid international results.  _________________________ PongNOW Interview are powered by Butterfly.  Comment on videos via twitter @PONGNOW.     […]

WTT Middle East Hub 2 – Filus a Surprise Finalist

(by Steve Hopkins, photo from ITTFworld) The Semifinal rematch between Harimoto and Ovtcharov flipped the script from a week ago in the first Middle East Hub Event- this time with the players trading games to a 2-2 tie before Harimoto pulled ahead for the 4-2 win.  Last week Ovtcharov won that match and went on […]

WTT Middle East Hub 2 – Surprises in the Final Four

(by Steve Hopkins) Dimitrij Ovtcharov overcame 6 match-points by Anton Kallberg to log one of the biggest come-backs of the young 2021 ITTF Calendar. Kallberg won the first two games and the two were tied 13-13 in the third game of the best-of-three match.  But Ovtcharov won 15-13, 12-10, 11-9 to pull out three 2-point […]

Butterfly Training Tips: Serve & Attack Sequence With Jishan Liang (featuring Yudi Jin)

Coach Jishan Liang gives great tips on improving your serve and attack skills with his student Yudi Jin. Don’t have anyone to practice this drill with? Learn more about our Amicus and Practice Partner Robots here Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and […]

WTT Middle East Hub 2 – Final 8

(by Steve Hopkins) Three of the four Semifinalists from the last Middle East Hub event have now made it through to the Quarterfinal of the WTT Middle East Hub Star Contender Event in Doha, Qatar.  Top seeded Tomokazu Harimoto has topped his first two opponents 3-0, and will face Youngsik Jeoung in his Quarterfinal match […]

Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC review by coach Wenting Zha

Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC Blade This blade is basically perfect, and you can reap its potential no matter what rubber combination you use. This blade grips the ball well, and has good power for close-table play. Unlike other blades, this one makes it easy to control more powerful shots with high accuracy, and close-table spin […]

Tenergy 19 Review by Coach Truong Tu

Recently, I have had a chance to try the Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC with Tenergy 19 and Tenergy 05.  I’ve played with this combination for about 5 hours – and I have been able to compare the new Tenergy 19 to the very popular Tenergy 05 on the same blade. I began my review of […]

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