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WAB CLUB FEATURE: Folsom Table Tennis Club

By Steve Hopkins) The Folsom Table Tennis Club has two locations in Folsom, California to the Northeast of Sacramento.  The Folsom Sports Complex location has ten tables and there are twelve more at the Rusch Park Community Center Gym location in Citrus Heights. Between the two locations, the Folsom Table Tennis Club serves about a hundred […]

Puerto Rico Dominates In Youth Panamericans Table Tennis Championships

(By: Edgardo Vazquez) Our National Puertoricans Youth Men’s team won the gold medal in the Team event of the U19 Pan American Championship held in Rosario, Argentina after beating Brazil 3-2 in the maximum number of matches. In addition to the gold medal, they managed to qualify for the Junior World Cup to be held […]

Classic Hardbat World Championships: Over 60

Over 60 at the Classic Hardbat World Championships: Randy Hou and Other Pips-Out Penholders Dominate By Larry Hodges At the US Nationals a month ago, Randy Hou won two golds (Over 70 Singles, Over 60 Doubles), a silver (Over 50 Doubles) and two bronzes (Over 50 Singles, Sandpaper Singles). Other than the sandpaper singles, it […]

The Hardbat Rivalry – Jimmy Butler and A.J. Carney

(By Larry Hodges) On July 7, 2018, the two titans of US Hardbat finally met for the first time in a $10,000 challenge match, held at the US Nationals. It was a seesaw battle, played best of seven to 21, where often one player would dominate for a time, then the other. In the end, […]

Classic Hardbat World Championships: The Dream Team Wins Again

Open Teams at the Classic Hardbat World Championships: The Dream Team Wins Again By Larry Hodges The Dream Team won in 1992, and now they’ve repeated, 30 years later in 2022. But instead of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and the rest, it was Jimmy Butler and Alexander “The Flash” Flemming. (Alex’s brother, Stephan, […]

ITTF Pan Am Youth U19: TeamUSA Girls Win Teams, Puerto Rico Boys Win

(by Steve Hopkins) Rosario, Argentina is host this week to the 2022 ITTF Pan American Youth Championships (U19).  The tournament includes Boys and Girls Singles, Boys and Girls Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Boys and Girls Teams.  The singles and doubles events will conclude on Sunday, but the teams events concluded on Thursday. TeamUSA’s Girls won […]

Classic Hardbat World Championships: Women’s Singles

Women’s Singles at the Classic Hardbat World Championships: Xin Li Dominates with the Backhand By Larry Hodges (photo by Larry Hodges) Many players struggle in making the transition from sponge to hardbat. Less so for Xin Li, who just won Women’s Singles here at the Classic Hardbat World Championships. While she’s a standard shakehand player […]

Calderano Wins in Tunis

(by Steve Hopkins) Calderano entered the event as the second seed and he played a nearly flawless tournament – winning 3-0, 3-0, 4-0, 4-1.  The tournament’s top seed, Tomokazu Harimoto fell early – losing to 18 year old French phenom Alexis Lebrun 3-0.  Lebrun’s run may have been the biggest story of the tournament, as […]

Classic Hardbat World Championships: Under 17

Under 17 at the Classic Hardbat World Championships “Because It’s Fun” says Champion Bryce Milford By Larry Hodges “That’s about it – just school and table tennis.” That’s what Bryce Milford, 15, said when I asked him what he did outside school and table tennis. Of course, you have to be somewhat single-minded if you […]

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WAB CLUB FEATURE: Folsom Table Tennis Club

August 7, 2022
By Steve Hopkins) The Folsom Table Tennis Club has two locations in Folsom, California to the Northeast of Sacramento. … Read More

Puerto Rico Dominates In Youth Panamericans Table Tennis Championships

August 7, 2022
(By: Edgardo Vazquez) Our National Puertoricans Youth Men’s team won the gold medal in the Team event of… Read More

ITTF Pan Am Youth U19: Perfect Performances for USA’s Sally Moyland and PR’s Angel Naranjo

August 7, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Sally Moyland capped off an amazing week at the 2022 ITTF Pan American Youth Championships… Read More

Classic Hardbat World Championships: Over 60

August 7, 2022
Over 60 at the Classic Hardbat World Championships: Randy Hou and Other Pips-Out Penholders Dominate By Larry Hodges… Read More

The Hardbat Rivalry – Jimmy Butler and A.J. Carney

August 7, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) On July 7, 2018, the two titans of US Hardbat finally met for the first… Read More

Classic Hardbat World Championships: The Dream Team Wins Again

August 7, 2022
Open Teams at the Classic Hardbat World Championships: The Dream Team Wins Again By Larry Hodges The Dream… Read More

ITTF Pan Am Youth U19: TeamUSA Girls Win Teams, Puerto Rico Boys Win

August 7, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Rosario, Argentina is host this week to the 2022 ITTF Pan American Youth Championships (U19). … Read More

Classic Hardbat World Championships: Women’s Singles

August 6, 2022
Women’s Singles at the Classic Hardbat World Championships: Xin Li Dominates with the Backhand By Larry Hodges (photo… Read More
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