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2021 National U19 Team Trials

(By Rachel Sung) Despite efforts to stay fully in shape and ready for competition, more than one year of life amidst a raging, seemingly never ending pandemic erased significant amounts of motivation necessary in improving and maintaining a certain table tennis level. Along with the stress of junior year in high school, the dilemma of […]

2021 Alamo City Open video

2 Star Tournament San Antonio Table Tennis Club Open Final: Ojo Onalapo (2636) vs Jimmy Butler (2574) video here (Photo and Video courtesy of San Antonio Table Tennis club) 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 and […]

Northshore TTC 2021 Spring Open results and video

USATT SANCTIONED 2-Star Tournament Results of the Elite division here  Final: Ojo Onalapo Vs Peter Phong Nguyen (Video courtesy of Uko Marcus) 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 and more.

2021 US National TT Championships Texas State Qualifier video

USATT SANCTIONED STATE QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT 4 Star Tournament State of Texas – San Antonio Table Tennis Club – San Antonio, Texas Open Final: Ojo Onalapo (2636) vs Kewei Li (2574) (Video courtesy of TT Planet) Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We […]

Aditya Sareen captured under 2500 title at Westchester

Final: Aditya Sareen def. Ainish Dassarma (8,9,5) Semi Final: Ainish Dassarma def. John McDermott (8,-7,4,13); Aditya Sareen def. Nishant Lebaka (5,9,9) Quarter Final: Ainish Dassarma def. Steven Tan (-9,9,10,6); John McDermott def. Santiago Acosta (5,-9,6,-13,4); Nishant Lebaka def. Alex Averin (7,15,8); Aditya Sareen def. Yuxiang Li (5,8,11) Photo of the tournament here and here A […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Forehand Attackers Should Serve & Backhand Attack

(By Larry Hodges) If you are primarily a forehand attacker, many of your opponents will get used to your relentless forehand attacks, often from the backhand corner, especially after your serve. Why not throw them off with a backhand loop? This is especially effective against an opponent who routinely pushes your serve to your backhand […]

Euro Championships: Boll Repeats – Timo’s Eighth Euro Title

by Steve Hopkins) Despite a draw that required Timo Boll to tackle German teammate Benedikt Duda early (winning 4-3 in the Round of 16), and Dusseldorf teammate Anton Kallberg in the quarterfinals, and top seed Mattias Falck in the semifinals, it was Boll that cruised most of the way.  When Boll faced Dimitrij Ovtcharov in […]

WAB Club Feature: Spin & Smash

(by Steve Hopkins) Central Ohio is home to Spin & Smash.  Its a table tennis club that is part ping pong social club and part table tennis training center. The club is located on the West side of Columbus just off of I-270, the Jack Nicklaus Freeway.  The club features eleven Butterfly tables and there are […]

Euro Championships: Final Four

(by Steve Hopkins) Germany and Sweden were dominant through the Finals 16 in Men’s Singles, but as the field narrowed, there are few surprises in the final four.   Top seed Mattias Falck, second seed Dimitrij Ovtcharov, and third seed Timo Boll are each in the Semifinals.  The only surprise to the seedings is that Portugal’s […]

Euro Championships Update: 5 Germans and 5 Swedes in Final 16

(by Steve Hopkins) Germany and Sweden remained dominant as the third day of Men’s Singles competition came to a close at the Leibherr 2020 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships in Warsaw today.  The results bode well as a preview for the Olympics Team competition as Sweden’s Falck, Persson, Kallberg, Morgard, and Karlsson all advanced – […]

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