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WAB CLUB FEATURE: Allen & Sons Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) Located in the San Fernando Valley, North of Santa Monica and Malibu in the greater Los Angeles area is Allen & Sons Table Tennis Club.  The club began as the passion of a successful, retiring businessman.  Initially, the club provided four tables, but soon expanded.  Today, Allen & Sons Table Tennis Club features eight […]

2021 US Open Table Tennis Championships Photos

(By Amy Wahl) 2021 U.S. OPEN TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS December 17 ‐ 22, 2021 Mandalay Bay ConvenƟon Center ‐ Las Vegas, Nevada Photo of all 3 days can be found at the link below Entry form and tournament prospectus can be found here Results can be found here Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly […]

Coaching Tip of the week: If You Play to Not Lose, You Are Playing to Lose

(By Larry Hodges) This is a simple one. When a player has a good lead or is playing a seemingly weaker player, they often play to “not lose.” This means lowering their own level of play, since they are no longer doing what they normally do. They are literally abandoning whatever gave them that lead […]

2021 US Open Update

(by Steve Hopkins) While the Open Singles events, the premiere events of the US Open Table Tennis Championships are just getting to the Quarterfinals, other events have concluded. Canada’s Simeon Martin won the U-21 Men’s Singles event.  Martin took advantage of a lucky draw (top seed, Vlialta Garcia fell in the group stage to Taran […]

TTBL Update: Dusseldorf 10-0, Ochsenhausen Still Second

(by Steve Hopkins) Borussia Dusseldorf swept past Werder Bremen today 3-0 to extend their record in the German League to 10-0.  They’ve been so dominant to this point that they have won 30 of the 35 individual matches and have only needed to extend beyond the singles into doubles on one occasion.  Today’s match saw […]


(by Steve Hopkins) PingPod was born as a pop up on Canal St. When the team saw the joy that a ping pong table in a garage brought to so many people, they knew they needed to find a way to make table tennis more accessible to many more people in NYC and beyond. Doors […]

Table tennis trio aims to bring ping-pong to every neighborhood

(Courtesy of Spectrum News / BY ROGER CLARK) There is no shame in losing a point to Ernesto Ebuen. He was a six-time national table tennis champion in the Phillipines. When he came to the United States in 2007, he eventually became the top-ranked player in the country. “I came to the U.S., to New […]

Butterfly Training Tips with Jinxin Wang – The Backhand Banana Flip

In this Butterfly Training Tips, Jinxin Wang focuses on how to execute the Backhand Banana Flip. 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.

WTT Feeder Event: Duda and Liu Win in Dusseldorf

(by Steve Hopkins, Photo WTT) The first of a series of World Table Tennis Feeder Events concluded last Friday in Dusseldorf, Germany.  Two more are planned for January.  Feeder events are not intended to be for top tier players, but with cash prizes and ITTF ranking points, these events will help provide rising stars the […]

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