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PongNow: Connie Sweeris

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow Interview Series – talking table tennis to some of the best players and personalities in the sport. The guest this week is US Table Tennis Hall of Fame Member, Connie Sweeris. The lead line of her bio often references her role in US/China Ping Pong Diplomacy, but often overlooked is […]

Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLK Blade: A Non-Pro Review

(by Steve Hopkins) I recently had opportunity to try the new Butterfly Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC Blade. I’ve been playing with an ALC blade for some time (currently with Dignics 09c on my forehand and Dignics 05 on my backhand).  I put the same rubber on the new blade and switched back and forth to […]

USA TABLE TENNIS WELCOMES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TO AMERICA FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

(By USA Table Tennis) USA Table Tennis (“USATT”), the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis, today announced that the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships will be held in Houston, Texas, from November 23 through 29, 2021. USATT will serve as the host National Federation for this historic and prestigious event, which was […]

Butterfly Spring/Summer 2021 – New Rubber & Blades

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Coaching Tip of the Week: Learn From a Match

(By Larry Hodges) The quickest way to learn to beat a stronger player is by losing to him, but understanding why you lost. This way you know what to work on so as to increase your chances of winning next time, or at some time in the future. It’s a continuous learning process, and players […]

German League Semifinals: Saarbrucken Joins Dusseldorf in Final

(by Steve Hopkins) Saarbrucken finished its sweep of Ochsenhausen today to join Borussia Dusseldorf in the Tischtennis Bundesliga (TTBL) final. Both teams used the same team configuration as the first match-up with Saarbrucken’s lineup of Patrick Franziska (No. 16), Shang Kun (No. 45), and Darko Jorgic (No. 27) battling Ochsenhausen’s lineup of Hugo Calderano (No. […]

German League Semifinals Update: Saarbrucken leads Ochsenhausen

(by Steve Hopkins) The Tischtennis Bundesliga (TTBL) final four is underway.  Dusseldorf has already advanced – winning the first two in the best 2 of 3 series over Grunwettersbach.  This week’s focus is the other semifinal matchup between Ochsenhausen and Saarbrucken where they played Thursday and will play again Saturday (and will finish the series […]

WAB Club Feature: Vancouver Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) With 5500 square feet and ten tables, the Vancouver Table Tennis Club (VTTC) is one of the largest clubs in one of the largest metropolitan areas in North America.  The facility is located near Chinatown just off of Highway 1A.  Normally VTTC is open Monday to Friday from 11am -11pm and Saturdays […]

German League Semifinals Update: Dusseldorf into Finals

(by Steve Hopkins) The Tischtennis Bundesliga (TTBL) final four has begun.  Dusseldorf has already advanced – winning the first two in the best 2 of 3 series over Grunwettersbach.  Both of Dusseldorf’s wins were 3-0, so they have not yet been pushed.   in a home/away/home format (with the higher seed having the advantage of hosting […]

PongNow: Mitch Seidenfeld

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow Interview Series – talking table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. The guest this week is Mitchell Seidenfeld, a Hall of Fame member who was No.1 in the World in his Class as a para athlete for nearly eight years and who has become […]

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PongNow: Connie Sweeris

April 16, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow Interview Series – talking table tennis to some of the best players and… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips: Side To Side Footwork Movement For The Forehand Loop

April 15, 2021
Bella Xu demonstrates proper side to side footwork as well as arm angle. Don’t have anyone to practice… Read More

Ask The Experts: Cherry Zhao No. 389

April 15, 2021
Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I’ve recently switched to Butterfly equipment and having a tough time… Read More

Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLK Blade: A Non-Pro Review

April 15, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) I recently had opportunity to try the new Butterfly Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC Blade. I’ve… Read More

Ask The Experts: Yangyang Jia, No. 388

April 14, 2021
Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi, I have been using Mizutani Super ZLC for 5 years.… Read More

USA TABLE TENNIS WELCOMES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TO AMERICA FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

April 14, 2021
(By USA Table Tennis) USA Table Tennis (“USATT”), the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis,… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips with Crystal Wang – Cross Court & Down The Line Attack

April 14, 2021
Crystal Wang demonstrates a drill where one player is designated to play all shots cross court while the… Read More

Butterfly training tips: Rachel Yang – Defensive Specialist – Drill #3 video

April 13, 2021
Rachel demonstrates the following drill: 1) Backhand chop away from the table 2) Forehand loop close to the… Read More
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