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Interview With Luca Kumahara “We can go through this change.”

(Article by Takahiro Sato / Interview by Masamichi Kubo) On September 14, 2022, Kumahara, a Brazilian table tennis player, posted a message on his Instagram account with his photo, “Welcome to the world, Luca!” That was the moment Kumahara, who had told close friends that he is a transgender (a person whose gender does not […]

Butterfly Top 10 Blades of 2022

by Steve Hopkins From the classic VISCARIA and PRIMORAC blades, to the ALC and ZLC blades made popular by players on the ITTF Tour, here are are the TOP 10 blades of 2020 – from the top table tennis company in North America. A quick overview of Butterfly blade terminology:  “ALC” is Arylate Carbon Fibers […]

Butterfly Top 10 Rubber Sheets of 2022

by Steve Hopkins The TENERGY and DIGNICS series dominated the top 10 sellers this year – with nine of the top sellers in one of those two series.  These are the most used rubber series on the tour, and the high quality and advanced technology provides all players with the same advantages sought by the […]

Fremont TT Academy: “Seven Medals With Seven Students At 2022 US Open”

(by: Fremont Table Tennis Academy) Fremont Table Tennis Academy had an excellent performance at the 2022 U.S. Open that just concluded yesterday in Ontario, California. It was the best and most rewarding experience for our students! Our students had a combined 2 US Opens of experience going into this one. We had 7 students stay […]

Butterfly Ask The Experts No. 433. Subject: Coaching / Technique

(by: Bowmar Sports Team) Question “Is it better to use the forehand fast loop or slow loop” Coach Onaolapo submitted a video response to your question.  You can see his response by clicking here.   Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, Table Tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are […]

Coaching Tips of the Week: Looping Against Backspin and Topspin

(By Larry Hodges) Some players would say that you aren’t really playing table tennis until you learn to loop. A loop in table tennis is an offensive stroke with the primary purpose of producing lots of topspin. Table tennis is a game of spin, and the loop is the primary example of using spin during […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Gold Coast Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) With their location on Main Street in Port Washington, the Gold Coast Table Tennis Club is easily accessible to Long Island, Queens, and the Bronx in New York.  The club is just a block from the Port Washington LIRR rail station, and easily accessible by other public transportation.   The club is 3500 […]

Merry Christmas – A Video Message from Borussia Dusseldorf

(by Steve Hopkins) This is a holiday message posted by the Borussia Dusseldorf squad.  Those pictured include (in order) Timo Boll, Danny Heister, Sharath Kamal Achanta, Dang Qiu, Kay Stumper, and Anton Kallberg. The players are German, Indian, and Swedish and the greetings are in German, English, Swedish and Chinese.  The holiday wishes may be […]

TTBL Midyear Final Four: Dusseldorf, Saarbrucken, Ochsenhausen, Neu-Ulm

(by Steve Hopkins, photo ITTFWorld) With the first half of the German League season at a close, the league invited the top eight teams to compete for the midyear championship – the Liebherr Cup Final. Top seeded Borussia Dusseldorf dominated RhonSprudel Fulda-Maberzell in their Quarterfinal match – a 3-0 match score with Dusseldorf winning each […]

Coaching Tips of the Week: Clear the Mind

(By Larry Hodges) To play table tennis effectively, you need to have a calm, clear mind, which allows your training to pay off effectively. How often have you actually played a tournament where you entered every match with a calm, clear mind? Shortly before your match starts, simply go off somewhere where it’s quiet. Close […]

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