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North Carolina Table Tennis Hall of Fame

The North Carolina Table Tennis Hall of Fame will be inducting its first class on Saturday, Aug.7 in Raleigh, NC. We want to invite all table tennis fans who want to honor our inductees to join us at a banquet at Seasons 52 Restaurant at 5PM to celebrate the accomplishments of Norm Kilpatrick, Bowie Martin, […]

Westchester July Open Results and Photos

(Courtesy of Westchester Table Tennis Center / Photo by Glen Randmer) 158 players, including six rated over 2500. Open F: Jishan Liang def. Kai Zhang (5,6,-4,9) SF: Jishan Liang def. Jian Li (3,8,5); Kai Zhang def. Felix Lartey (7,-9,5,6) QF: Jishan Liang def. Yanjun Gao (9,6,-6,12); Jian Li def. Aditya Sareen (6,3,-8,1); Felix Lartey def. […]

Triangle Butterfly July Open results and photos

(By Alec Carney) We had 5 new players compete in our July Tournament. Mark Maci made his name well-known has he went undefeated (6-0) in the U1200 coming out with an initial rating of 1140. Several players earned well over 100+ rating points in this tournament: Qi Fan +381, Akhila Chitti +251, Manny Castillo +130, […]

Pete May: Augusta native, passionate athlete, national table-tennis champion

(Courtesy of Miguel Legoas / Augusta Chronicle) Pete May sat on the porch of his Augusta home in his signature look: a black cowboy hat and aviator sunglasses. May has traveled across the world in this look, slowly becoming one of the top athletes in his age group. May won the men’s singles ages 75+ […]

It’s been a long time since my last Nationals

(By Sally Moyland) This time, the event wasn’t held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Instead, the tournament was held for the first time at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. There were around fifty tables, all with red non-slip matting. Along with the new location, there was a new sponsor providing tables and score-keeping equipment […]

2021 Charlotte TTC Open Tournament Series – July Results

Congratulations to Bowmar Sports’ coach Rachid El Boubou for winning the A Group and Open Singles To learn more about coach Rachid El Boubou, please click here COMPETITION This is a Giant Round Robin Tournament played in 2 stages. The winners of each of the second stage groups will then play cross-over finals for prizes available […]

2021 FREMONT BUTTERFLY JULY OPEN TOURNAMENT

(Courtesy of Fremont Table Tennis Academy) The Fremont Butterfly July Open tournament took place this past weekend (July 16-18) at Fremont Table Tennis Academy. There were 77 players competing in 14 events with trophies and medals to the top 4 finishers in each event. There were events from Under 25 rating (most beginner) to Open […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Don’t “Guide” Your Loop

(By Larry Hodges) Many players, when learning to loop or when under pressure, try to guide the shot consciously. This is a mistake and leads to a weak and erratic loop. Instead, let the shot go, accelerating smoothly through the shot. Don’t try to “muscle” it – that just leads to spastic shots and a […]

WAB Featured Club: Washington DC Table Tennis

(by Steve Hopkins) With weekly leagues, open play, tournaments, and coaching opportunities, the Washington DC Table Tennis Center has something for everyone.  The 5,000 square foot dedicated table tennis facility has 10 professional Butterfly tables and 2 robots on wood flooring. There are group and private lessons, organized camps and leagues, sanctioned tournaments, after-school programs, […]

Table Tennis Stream Info for Summer Games: Friday Evening

In the US, NBC will be providing broadcasts of the Summer Olympic Games through their various NBCUniversal networks.  That coverage includes the main broadcast on the NBC network as well as other broadcasts on NBC Sports Peacock, NBCSN,  a great deal of With table tennis starting up on Saturday morning in Japan, USA Network, and more.  Coverage of table tennis will be a part of some of those broadcasts, so if you are a fan of Olympic Sports, in general, you can watch that coverage through the channels that you have available.

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