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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 […]

Dusseldorf Stays One Up on Surging Saarbrucken in TTBL

(by Steve Hopkins) Borussia Dusseldorf is hanging on to the top spot in the German League.  Their league best record is 13-3, but with two losses in as many weeks they are losing ground to FC Saarbrucken (who are now 12-4).  Ochsenhausen has fallen a position and is now two wins off the pace at […]

Harimoto Clan: Interview with Parents of Miwa and Tomokazu

(by Steve Hopkins) A news item today in Germany noted that editorial teams of tischtennis and myTischtennis have been cooperating with Chinese magazine Table Tennis World (乒乓世界).  The interview with the parents of Japanese superstars Miwa and Tomokazu appears in the February issue of tischtennis as well as in the current issue of Table Tennis […]

Another Week, Another Sweep: China Dominates WTT Feeder Amman

(by Steve Hopkins, photo ITTFWorld) A week ago, there was a Chinese sweep in Doha. This week, the venue has moved across the Arabian Peninsula to Amman – but leaderboard looks very much the same as a week ago.  Young Chinese players again to logged wins in every event at the WTT Feeder Amman.  The […]

All Japan Championships: Togami Repeats as Japanese Champion

(by Steve Hopkins) The Japanese Championships concluded on Sunday – the event is called the All Japan Table Tennis Championships and this year it was held from January 23-29 in Osaka Japan. The top honors this year went to Togami Shunsuke.  Togami also won the event last year.  Togami has been an inconsistent player on […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Princeton Pong

(by Steve Hopkins) Princeton Pong’s 10,000 square foot table tennis facility is in Princeton Junction, New Jersey.  They are located between Philadelphia and New York City – centered in one of the largest population centers in the United States.  The elite facility features 14 professional tables,  custom sport flooring, high ceilings, great lighting, a player’s […]

Puerto Rico Open: Take a Close Look as Deadlines are Approaching

(by Steve Hopkins) The deadline for registration into the 2023 Butterfly Puerto Rico Open is February 15.  Register before Feb 1 (Wednesday) and save $100. If you haven’t yet looked at this event, now is the time. $17,000 in prizes.  A 4-Star event.  International teams.  And for those of you in the Northern half of […]

ITTF Rankings: Fan Holds Top Spot, Calderano Rises to 5

(by Steve Hopkins) China continues to holds the top three spots with Fan Zhendong safely ahead (7725 points), Ma Long in second (4400), and Wang Chuqin narrowly trailing in third (4345).  The next three spots are Tomokazu Harimoto (3860), Hugo Calderano (3525), and Truls Moregard (3345).   The rest of the top 10 are Liang Jingkun, […]

WTT Feeder Doha: A Chinese Sweep

(by Steve Hopkins, photo ITTFWorld) It was a Chinese sweep in Doha, as young Chinese players logged wins in every event at the WTT Feeder Doha 2023 event.  The Feeder events are for players not at the top of the World Rankings (often outside of the World Top 20) – so its a mix of […]

World Veterans Championships: Americans Make Waves In Oman

(by Steve Hopkins) Americans made real waves at the World Veterans Championships in Muscan Oman last week.  In particular, two of America’s most recognizable veteran couples managed to bring home medals – Donna and David Sakai, and Connie and Del Sweeris. In Mixed Doubles O75, it was these couples battling in the All-American Final and […]

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