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Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC 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 these are my initial feelings. I have been using Lin Gaoyuan ALC with Dignics 09C and Dignics 05 for a while, so my first impression […]

WTT Middle East Hub 2 – The Star Contender Main Draw

(by Steve Hopkins) Five Koreans, four Japanese, and four Germans have made it to the Round of 32 in the second ITTF event of 2021 – The WTT Middle East Hub Star Contender Event in Doha, Qatar.  Top seeded Harimoto will face India’s Gnanasekaran on Tuesday.  Second seeded Hugo Calderano will see is first action […]

Mega Training Camp: Five-day Intensive Table Tennis Training

Hi Everyone! I wanted to make sure you all are aware of this great opportunity coming at the end of this month! Don’t miss out on this rare chance to work with all of these fantastic coaches. If you have never done a weeklong camp, I highly recommend signing up. It is an experience that […]

Weathering the Pandemic – Possible Lessons from the First WTT

(by Steve Hopkins) As the table tennis world emerges from shutdowns caused by the Pandemic, there are great opportunities to speculate on how those stoppages have affected the world’s best.  Some areas completely shut down facilities leaving players to struggle to find competition (Timo Boll, for instance, released videos of his solitary training with an Amicus […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Experiment with Serves and Receives Early

(By Larry Hodges) Early in a match you should test your various serves against an unfamiliar player. Which serving motions work best? What proportion of the time should you serve long, short, or half-long (where second bounce is right at the end-line)? Should your deep serves be fast or slower, spinnier ones that break more? […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: San Antonio Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) The San Antonio Table Tennis Club is located in the Fitness Building of the Alamo Gymnastics and Fitness Center on Huebner Road just off the E Charles William Anderson Loop about 15 miles North of the San Antonio city center.  The club has two rooms; the main room, Room A, has five tables […]

PongNow: Alguetti Brothers

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow Interview Series – talking table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. The guests this week are the Alguetti Brothers.  Adar, Sharon, and Gal have each crossed 2600 on their rise up the ranks of elite US players.  They share some interesting stories and poke […]

WTT WTT Middle East Hub Contender: Dima’s Back

(by Steve Hopkins) The first ITTF event of 2021 ended today with Dimitrij Ovtcharov’s dominating win over Lin Yun-Ju.  With the Olympics just four months away, Ovtcharov showed he may be peaking at just the right time.  In fact, his run to the this title, and its $15,000 purse, included consecutive upset wins over Falck […]

Butterfly Training Tips: Loop Against Underspin With Zelin Ye

Zelin Ye gives three great tips on improving your loop against underspin. 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 We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs […]

WTT Middle East Hub Semi Update: Lin Yun-Ju and Dimitrij Ovtcharov Advance

(by Steve Hopkins, photo ITTFWorld) UPDATE: Semifinal Results Simon Gauzy, France’s best player, is one of the quickest players in the German League – seemingly getting to every ball and often moving away from the table for deep drives or lobs.  Today, however, the quickness advantage is clearly on the side of Lin Yun-Ju – […]

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