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Dusseldorf Masters 2021: Fourth Event Preview

(by Steve Hopkins) A week ago, the Dusseldorf Masters event was absent big names, and the younger players dominated – a real surprise.  This Sunday is the fourth event (of seven) and Ovtcharov tops a list of stars that includes Germany’s top player Dimitrij Ovtcharov, 2020 Dusseldorf Masters Champion Dang Qiu, Africa’s top player Omar Assar, […]

Ask The Experts: Shahin Akhlaghpasand, No. 390

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi. I’m struggling to choose a butterfly blade. My playing style is simple, i stand close to mid distance from the table and like playing aggressive topspin shots. My physical strength is great and i can generate quite a lot of power. I would prefer a blade that […]

Butterfly Training Tips: How To Handle Balls To The Middle with Huijing Wang

In Chinese with English subtitle. Please turn on subtitles under CC in the menu bar. Huijing Wang explains how best to deal with balls played to the middle. Featuring special guest coach ‘Oscar’. Don’t have anyone to practice this drill with? Learn more about our Amicus and Practice Partner Robots here Stay “In The Loop” […]

Butterfly Training Tips: Gameplay Exercise With Yu Di

Yu Di demonstrates a simple eight shot sequence that will easily transition to normal gameplay. 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 […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Looping a Push is Not Going for a Shot

By Larry Hodges  When you push (backspin vs. backspin), you don’t think of yourself as “going for a shot.” It’s just an easy shot that you can normally do over and Over and OVER, with few mistakes. But when you learn to loop (topspin vs. backspin, forehand or backhand), at first it’s a tricky and […]

Dusseldorf Masters 2021: Event Three a Real Stumper

(by Steve Hopkins, photo ITTFWorld) The third Dusseldorf Masters event was a real surprise.  The participants are a mix of seasoned pros and young players, so all of the names are not recognizable ones – but the surprise this week was bigger than most.  The winner of the third Dusseldorf Masters Event was Kay Stumper, an […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Denver Table Tennis Alliance

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Denver Table Tennis Alliance (By Steve Hopkins) Denver Table Tennis Alliance features 8 butterfly tables, barriers, great lighting, and Gerflor rubber flooring.  The great facility is combined with a friendly atmosphere to provide a great place where table tennis knowledge and experience are freely shared and available to all. With all these characteristics, […]

WTT Video: 50 Years of Ping Pong Diplomacy

This is a short video by World Table Tennis recognizing the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy. Table Tennis as a tool for Diplomacy. Calvin Koh’s article was posted at WorldTableTennis.com at this link:  https://bit.ly/2Rpa9L9​  Visit WorldTableTennis.com for more information about WTT events and news. Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, […]

2021 Butterfly Invitational write up and photos

(By Alec Carney/Photo by Tony Murnahan) The Butterfly Invitational Tournament was a major success at Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis! This event ran over the course of 4 days, pulled in 116 players from 13 different states which included: Maryland, Louisiana, Virginia, New York, Minnesota, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Texas, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and North […]

Ask The Experts by Tawny Banh- Which Rubber Should I Use?

Question: “I am an intermediate player. I want change the rubber on my backhand and go for hard rubber which is consistent and with good spin and speed. Which rubber should I use?” Learn more about Tawny Banh here Learn more about Butterfly Blades & Rubbers here Submit your Ask The Experts question here Stay […]

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