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WESTCHESTER February 2022 OPEN

(Photo courtesy of Rich London) Congratulations to JISHAN LIANG for winning WESTCHESTER February 2022 OPEN! 191 players, with eight rated over 2500. Open F: Jishan Liang def. Olajide Omotayo (-6,5,12,8) SF: Jishan Liang def. Jian Li (-8,1,6,3); Olajide Omotayo def. Romain Lorentz (9,10,6) QF: Jishan Liang def. Edward Ly (7,9,-7,6); Jian Li def. Aditya Sareen […]

High-tech security can’t stop theft, frisky patrons at employee-free businesses

(Courtesy of New York Post) Fledgling chains of high-tech gyms and recreational spots that don’t have on-site employees are cropping up nationwide – and some are grappling with shoplifting and randy customers. Their novel business model is employee-lite during a stubborn labor shortage — and they seized on a soft commercial real estate market during […]

Butterfly BD Tour Case

Tray divider with handle notch for two rackets and four balls Accessory pouch on inside Padded front and back panels Made of heavy-duty nylon Zipper closure 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.

2022 BUTTERFLY CHINESE NEW YEAR TOURNAMENT

(By Alec Carney) We had 52 players, 5 states, 1 country (Puerto Rico). Notable performances: TBTT Juniors/Students: Samyak Jain won the U1000 going undefeated. Also, he finished as a finalist in the U1500. Tejas Avadhanula was Champion in the U1500. Savie Singh finished in 3rd place in U1500 and Shri Shanmugaraj finished 3rd place in […]

Coaching Tip of the Week – Be a Machine But Not Mechanical

(By Larry Hodges) One of the most impressive things about top players is their machine-like proficiency – they make even difficult shots with such seeming ease and consistency that they make it look easy. They are like well-oiled machines. This is why coaches have players do so much rote practice, practicing their strokes and footwork […]

Ukraine and Russia Conflict: IOC and ITTF Issue Statements

(by Steve Hopkins) This week, the International Olympic Committee issued a statement condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  The IOC called upon international federations to cancel events planned in Russian and Belarus, and to cease use of those country flags. The ITTF also issued a statement of concern about the conflict in Ukraine.  The ITTF announcement, […]

WAB FEATURED CLUB: San Antonio Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) The San Antonio Table Tennis Club is located at 13107 Lookout Run, just Northeast of downtown San Antonio off of I-35.  The club has twelve tables in an 8,000 square foot facility with a locker room area and players lounge. Club activities include a ladder for competitive play among beginners, a monthly […]

Europe Top 16: Jorgic and Han Take Titles

(by Steve Hopkins, photo by ITTF *Remy Gros) The top sixteen men and top sixteen women competed this weekend in Montreux, Switzerland.  As a complete change from the first days of very predictable matches with few upsets, the final day was full of surprises.  When the dust settled, it was Slovenia’s Darko Jorgic taking the […]

2022 San Antonio March Madness Team

2 Star Tournament $2,000 Total Prize Money Vlad Farcas  657-253-6695 San Antonio Table Tennis Club Entry Deadline: March 8th,2021 Equipment: 12 USATT approved tables, red flooring, BUTTERFLY R40+* Balls – white will be used, good size courts, locker area, and small players lounge. Entry form here Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis […]

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