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2021 U17 U.S. National Team Trials: A Breakthrough

(By Isabella Xu) In past National Youth Ranking Tournaments, I usually placed at around second-to-last every single time. After each tournament, I would just accept this with an “Okay, well, I’ll just try to do better next time,” and not actually work harder to improve. At the next competition, I would end up still being […]

Ask The Experts: Louis Levene, No. 395

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  I’m looking to choose between the butterfly innerforce zlc and and the harimoto alc. I rely on spinny loops mid distance from the table. I want a blade that will give good dwell time without compromising speed and spin. please compare the two paddles in detail. Answer:  Your […]

Table Tennis Amidst the Pandemic

(By Angie Tan) In a time where a cough will attract hundreds of glares and a maskless face causes others to repel yards away from you, I managed to continue picking up my table tennis paddle and driving with all my might. Despite not being able to practice with my coaches for a period of […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: What Do You Do That Threatens Your Opponent?

(By Larry Hodges) If you don’t have something that threatens your opponent, then you can’t threaten the opponent.  So, how do you develop something that threatens an opponent? You can’t do it by just training everything equally each session. You need to spend a huge amount of time developing the things you can do that […]

WAB Club Feature: New York Indoor Sports Club

(by Steve Hopkins) With their club location in College Point, just off of the 678/Whitestone Expressway, the New York Indoor Sports Club is easily accessible from each of the Boroughs of New York City. They have a large facility that features 17 tables, a pro shop, high ceilings, great lighting, and professional flooring.  The NYISC has […]

2021 World Table Tennis Championships is ready for lift-off in Houston

(Courtesy of ITTF) Houston, in the United States, will host the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships which will be the first time in the Americas and for the first time outside Europe and Asia since 1939. Dating as far back as 1926, it will showcase the world’s best table tennis players. Houston, in the United […]

UPCOMING LATTA TOURNAMENTS, JULY 25th & 31st! Register Now!

Big Congrats to all our Champions from LATTA Butterfly Open June 26, 2021!!! Bottom row, right corner picture:  Stunning Upset Award went to LATTA’s Arthur Lopez! He defeated a 2100+ Player twice and a 2050 Player.  Pre-tournament rating 1930. Post-tournament rating 2038! Hello Table Tennis Enthusiasts, Thank you to all players that joined my recent, LATTA […]

Timo Boll Tips: 7 Quick Tips to Become a Safer Player

In this video, Timo Boll provides seven tips for improving by avoiding mistakes. Tip 1: Keep the racket above the table Tip 2: Push your knees outward Tip 3: Bend your wrist Tip 4: Focus Tip 5: Play safer Tip 6: Vary your serves Tip 7: Come back to the table Watch below to see […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Playing the Non-Adjuster

(By Larry Hodges) If your opponent is one who analyzes an opponent’s game and adjusts to it, and is able to identify patterns and take advantage of it, you need to be unpredictable and vary your tactics. But many players, probably most, do not do this. If your opponent is not one who adjusts, then […]

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