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AIBISS review by Sponsored Coaches and Olympian Tawny Banh

(By USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame – Tawny Banh) Butterfly released Aibiss in June of 2020. It is a very tacky, high-friction rubber with a specialized top sheet with a pimple shape that enables heavy spin as well as a curved arc over the net. It has the hardest sponge ever of all Butterfly […]

USATT Announcement: New Membership Options

(by Steve Hopkins) USA Table Tennis released a new, simplified membership structure for 2021.  Players will now be able to choose a “BASIC” or “PRO” plan option. The BASIC Plan option will only cost $25 per year.  It allows players to compete in 4 Star events (and below), and USATT Leagues only. The PRO Plan […]

Adriana Diaz, Puerto Rico’s “Athlete of the Decade”

(Courtesy of ITTF / by Kabir Nagpal) Winner of the women’s title at the Pan America Cup earlier this year, thus on route to next month’s Women’s World Cup, 19-year-old Adriana Diaz has been voted Puerto Rico’s “Marcó La Década”, the athlete of the decade. She appears proudly on the front cover of the Caribbean […]

What’s New?: A larger handle and Kevlar carbon – The Omar Assar Blade

Assar uses a customized Butterfly inner fiber carbon blade that bears his name (OMAR ASSAR BLADE), and Tenergy 05 Hard. Omar Assar is an exciting player from Egypt.  The Olympian currently plays for Borussia Dusseldorf and was one of the most successful players in the recent Dusseldorf Masters Series.  He is currently ranked No. 38 […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Pleasanton Table Tennis Center

(by Steve Hopkins) Pleasanton Table Tennis Center is located at the center of Pleasanton, California to the East of San Francisco Bay with quick access to I-580 and I-680 (and each of the major cities in the area). Pleasanton Table Tennis Center was the first table tennis club in tri-valley to open every day. The club is currently […]

Bowmar Sports Pop-Up Challenge and Give Away

TRUONG TU 🤜🤛 JAMES GOODWIN The match will be live streaming 🎥 on Bowmar Sports Facebook @bowmarsports Date: October 3, 2020 Time: 6:00 PM PT We would like you to get involved: 🤝 Win a Tenergy Rubber of your choice🎁 by predicting the score of this match in the comment on the Facebook’s post (best […]

PongNow: Peter Li

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow interview series discusses table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. This edition features Peter Li, 2011 US National Champion. Peter was one of the top juniors in the country from a very young age, and was near the top of US rankings from 2009 […]

Johnathan McGinty’s Collegiate Table Tennis Article (Part 2 – The Pursuit of Belonging)

(Intro by Steve Hopkins) Augusta-based sports writer Johnathan McGinty has released Part 2 of his series about the early history of college table tennis in the US.  The article is titled “The Pursuit of Belonging: The amazing and untold story of the Anderson College and Augusta College table tennis dynasties”.   This article includes quotes from […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: MK Georgia Table Tennis

(by Steve Hopkins) MK Georgia Table Tennis is in Duluth, Georgia just off of I-85 to the Northeast of Atlanta.  Duluth is in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, and is a suburb with a strong Asian influence which includes about 10% of the population being of Korean descent.  The club itself is located off Peachtree Industrial […]

History of College Table Tennis: Leparulo Part 2

(Intro by Steve Hopkins) In an interview last month with Willy Leparulo, President of National Collegiate Table Tennis Association, he referenced a research paper that he created that followed the development of table tennis on college campuses.  You can view the full interview here. Willy Leparulo has provided the document to Butterfly for us to […]

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