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Coaching Tip of the Week: Imagine a Score or Situation

(By Larry Hodges) Is there a certain score or situation where you play best? Some players play better when they are behind; others play better when ahead. Some play best when they are way down, say, 4-10, and figure they have nothing to lose and so play relaxed. Others play better when up 10-4, since […]

Dusseldorf Masters 2021: Kallberg and Ovtcharov Win First Two Events

(by Steve Hopkins) The Dusseldorf Masters series is up and running again.  Two events have already taken place with Sweden’s Anton Kallberg topping Egypt’s Omar Assar (both Butterfly Players) in last week’s final.  This week, it was Dimitrij Ovtcharov over Benedikt Duda in the Final. In the first installment, Assar and Kallberg were the top two […]

The World Championships is Coming to Houston

(by Steve Hopkins) Last week it was announced that the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships will be held, as originally planned, in Houston, Texas.  Originally, the event was to be held before the Olympics, but this is another event where organizers and players have had to be flexible due to the Pandemic. The event will be […]

WAB Club Feature: Tan’s Table Tennis Training Club

(by Steve Hopkins) Tan’s Table Tennis Training Club is the first full-time table tennis club in the greater Cincinnati area.  The club is located just to the Northeast of Cincinnati in Mason, a few miles from the 275 Expressway and just off of I-42.    The location provides easy access to greater Cincinnati and Dayton. The […]

USATT’s T2 Challenge Season 2: Ekholm over Levinski

(by Steve Hopkins) USA Table Tennis’s T2 Challenge Series is now five matches into its second season.  The match this week was held in New York at the Westchester Table Tennis Club.  In the most recent match, Matilda Ekholm beat Mishel Levinski with the Swedish Olympian winning 4-2.  Team Omega is still up 7-2. See […]

PongNow: Connie Sweeris

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow Interview Series – talking table tennis to some of the best players and personalities in the sport. The guest this week is US Table Tennis Hall of Fame Member, Connie Sweeris. The lead line of her bio often references her role in US/China Ping Pong Diplomacy, but often overlooked is […]

Butterfly Training Tips: Side To Side Footwork Movement For The Forehand Loop

Bella Xu demonstrates proper side to side footwork as well as arm angle. 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, […]

Ask The Experts: Cherry Zhao No. 389

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I’ve recently switched to Butterfly equipment and having a tough time adjusting to them . I have mostly a backhand flick attacking style of play and I am a advanced recreational player. Any advise on what I could do or drills I could do by myself to advance […]

Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC Blade: A Non-Pro Review

(by Steve Hopkins) I recently had opportunity to try the new Butterfly Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC Blade. I’ve been playing with an ALC blade for some time (currently with Dignics 09c on my forehand and Dignics 05 on my backhand).  I put the same rubber on the new blade and switched back and forth to […]

Ask The Experts: Yangyang Jia, No. 388

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi, I have been using Mizutani Super ZLC for 5 years. My game is offensive close to the table and medium distance. My star shot is a forehand shakehand. I block little, because I usually look for the topspin in all the balls. My attack is on the […]

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