April 2022 - Butterfly Online
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ITTF Rankings: Fan, Ma, Calderano

(by Steve Hopkins) In the ITTF’s Week 17 World Rankings, Fan Zhendong stands along at the top – enjoying a massive lead with 10,598 points.  Ma Long is in second (6,804) followed by Hugo Calderano (5033), Liang Jingkun (4941), and Tomokazu Harimoto (4,583).  Fifteen players have over 3,000 points – each of thirteen players from […]

10AM PIX11 with PINGPOD

(Courtesy of Vimeo) 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 […]

Butterfly Training Tips with Ye Tian – Modified Serve Position

In this video, Tian Ye is focusing on the Modified Serve Position for the Forehand High Toss Serve 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.

Butterfly Training Tips with Aditya Godhwani – One Middle, One Either Corner

In this video Butterfly Sponsored Player Aditya Godhwani is focusing on 1 Forehand Loop from the Middle, then one ball played to either corner. 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.

Coaching Tips of the Week: How to Stop a Simple Third-Ball Forehand Attack

(By Larry Hodges) A common tactic for forehand loopers with good footwork is to serve short (often to the middle, to cut off the extreme angles), and when the receiver predictably pushes long to the backhand, the server simply steps around and forehand loops – either winning the point immediately or dominating the rally from […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Sunny Culture and Sports Center

(by Steve Hopkins) Sunny Culture & Sports Center is located at Scarborough, Sheppard, and Brimley Street in Scarborough – a city within the greater Toronto Metropolitan area.  The club is just off of the Ontario 401 Express, about 25 kilometers to the North of the Toronto city center and easily accessible via public transportation. The […]

Aerobic Table Tennis Reaches Nepal

(By Steve Hopkins) When Steve Rowe launched Aerobic Table Tennis, adapting the physical movements of our sport into a fitness program designed for improved mental and physical conditioning, his hope was that it would reach out not just within the UK but to all countries.  Aerobic Table Tennis was a regular contributor to ButterflyOnline.com over the […]

German League Regular Season Recap

(by Steve Hopkins) The twenty-two match season has ended for the TTBL, the German professional table tennis league called the Tischtennis Bundesliga.  Borussia Dusseldorf finished first with a 20-2 record, dominating from start to finish.  Saarbrucken started slow, in fourth for much of the first half of the season, but were dominant in the second […]

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PingPod Featured in Men’s Health Article

May 25, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Last week, Men’s Health posted an article (and video) featuring PingPod and Adam Bobrow.  The… Read More

Aditya Again!

May 25, 2022
(Lily Yip TTC May Open 2022 Men’s Singles Finalists: Runner Up Alex Averin & Champion Aditya Sareen) Stay… Read More

TTA JUNE BUTTERFLY BAY AREA CHAMPIONSHIP

May 25, 2022
Date: June 4-5, 2022 Venue: www.TTAmerica.org Location: 42670 Albrae St.  Fremont CA 94538 Contact: info@ttamerica.org  |  408-837-2882 Entry Form:  Event… Read More

Coaching Tips of the Week: Rushed Backhand Loop

May 23, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) One of the biggest differences between forehand and backhand looping is that, for the forehand,… Read More

WTT Youth Contender Berlin: A Miwa Sweep

May 22, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Thirteen year-old Miwa Harimoto (younger sister of Top 10 Men’s player Tomokazu Harimoto)  was the… Read More

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Orange County Table Tennis Academy

May 22, 2022
WAB Club Feature: Orange County Table Tennis Academy (by Steve Hopkins) The Orange County Table Tennis Academy (OCTTA)… Read More

Peak Performance Strategy Workshop: (Free 12p Eastern Sunday) Invitation from Lillieroos International TT

May 21, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Lillieroos International Table Tennis (USATT Hall of Fame Member Christian Lillieroos) is inviting everyone to… Read More

Some of World’s Best U20 Players in Berlin for WTT Youth Contender

May 21, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Maciej Kubik, Oh Junsung, Nicole Arlia, Miwa Harimoto, and Amelie Jia were just some of… Read More
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