Sally Moyland – Taiwan Adult National Trip Report

(By Sally Moyland) This was my last competition in the year of 2020. It was the Taiwan National Adult’s Team Qualification. To be able to participate in this tournament, you must have top results in other high-level competitions. If you didn’t have any good results in other tournaments, you could still get recommended if you […]

TT England’s COVID Survey Results

(by Steve Hopkins) Table Tennis England posted a table tennis participation survey today.  It showed results of a November and December poll of members in the UK who answered questions about their participation in the sport since the lockdown and their plans for their future table tennis participation. There are many similarities between the USA […]

PongNow Interview: Michael Hsing

(by Steve Hopkins) PongNow is an interview series talking table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. The guest this week is Michael Hsing, perhaps best known in the table tennis community as “Ariel’s Dad”. Michael was a big part of Ariel’s early success, quitting his job so he could […]

German League 2021: Dusseldorf Rolling as Ochsenhausen Struggles

(by Steve Hopkins) In recent years, U.S. fans have followed Borussia Dusseldorf (with Timo Boll), and over the last year many have also been following Liebherr Ochsenhausen (who have added USA’s  Kanak Jha to their talented roster).  A few weeks ago these two teams each advanced to the Final of the German Cup – where Dusseldorf […]

Butterfly Training Tips – How To Reverse Pendulum Serve With Ojo Onaolapo (Video)

Butterfly Table Tennis Coach Ojo Onaolapo demonstrates how to preform the Reverse Pendulum Serve. Learn more about Coach Ojo Onaolapo here More coaching video from Coach Ojo: Butterfly Training Tips – Backhand Looping With Coach Ojo Onaolapo How To Develop Hand Speed Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, […]

New Date: 2021 Butterfly Sandhills Open – May 7-9, 2021

We are excited to share the new date for the 2021 Butterfly Sandhills Open. The new date will be May 7-9, 2021 at the Freedom Courts Sportsplex. The format, location, prize money, etc. all will stay the same. Sponsored by Cape Fear Table Tennis Club and Butterfly 2-Star Tournament Sanctioned by USATT with $3,000 in […]

First Rankings of 2021: Fan, Xu Xin, Ma Long

(by Steve Hopkins) The ITTF has launched a new ranking system, transitioning from the monthly ranking list to a weekly version.  They have also simplified the ranking rules with the three largest events giving 2000 points, major championships awarding 1500 and 1000 points, and other types of events providing between 20 and 600 points.  The […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis

(by Steve Hopkins) Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis has emerged from a transition as a multi-sports facility with a focus on both Badminton and Table Tennis. When full focused on table tennis, the facility is one of the largest in the country able to hold large events with nearly perfect conditions – as the facility was […]

PongNow: Dora Kurimay

(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 Dora Kurimay, a part of a European Championship Hungarian Team, Dora moved to the U.S. to seek a graduate degree and has since forged a path as an […]

A Profile of Ye Tian of the Swan Warrior Table Tennis Center

Meeting Ye Tian – A Talented and Passionate Table Tennis Player Every day, at 9am, Ye Tian arrives at the Swan Warrior Table Tennis Center and practices with his U.S. National coach Bob Chen. He also practices with his partners, Dan Liu and Jinxin Wang. With the COVID-19 Pandemic, there has been limited activities in […]

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