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Coaching Tip of the Week: Topspin Defense

Coaching Tip of the Week: Topspin Defense (By Larry Hodges) Look through almost any table tennis instructional book or video, go to almost any table tennis camp, and you’ll hardly ever see or learn anything about topspin defense. (Also known as “fishing.”) It seems to fall through the cracks for most coaches – it’s not […]

Yuxiang Li Joins Butterfly

Yuxiang Li Joins Butterfly (by Steve Hopkins) This week, Bowmar Sports announced that Yuxiang Li Head Coach at New York International Table Tennis Center in Flushing, NY has resigned with the Bowmar Sports Butterfly Team.  Li is a USATT Certified National Coach and has also achieved a German National Level A License.  His long list of […]

Paraguay Open: USA’s Kai Finds a Way in Paraguay

Paraguay Open: USA’s Kai Finds a Way in Paraguay (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Paraguay Open was played this week in Asuncion Paraguay.  The Challenge Series is its own tour series, generally without the top tier of ranked players.  The top seeds in the Men’s event were Koki Niwa (World […]

WAB Featured Club: Boston Table Tennis Center

WAB Featured Club: Boston Table Tennis Center (by Steve Hopkins) The Boston Table Tennis Center is in Medford, just North of Cambridge and Somerville and only four miles to the North of Boston’s city center.  The club is just off I-93 (Northern Expressway), and near the Orange and Blue Lines, providing easy access to the greater […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Smashing Lobs

Smashing Lobs (By Larry Hodges) Smashing a lob is more difficult than it looks. There are several reasons for this. The height of a lob makes the ball bounce upwards, something you aren’t used to hitting. If it bounces higher than your head, hitting it can be awkward. When it hits the table, it jumps […]

Buzz: US Junior Highlight – Sally Moyland

Buzz: US Junior Highlight – Sally Moyland (by Steve Hopkins) Sally Moyland is a rising star from Freemont, California.  At just 12 years old, her USATT rating has already crossed 2200 (currently 2227).  At the US Nationals this summer, Sally won 24 of 32 matches and secured Gold Medals in both Mini Cadet Girls Singles […]

WAB Club Feature: Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club

WAB Club Feature: Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club (by Steve Hopkins) Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club (MATTBC) is located in Waltham, about 12 miles to the West of downtown Boston.  The club is just off of I-95 and with easy access via public transportation is centrally located for the greater Boston area. The […]

Euro Team Championships: Germany and Romania Score Gold

Euro Team Championships: Germany and Romania Score Gold (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The Liebherr 2019 ITTF-European Championships was held from September 3-8 in Nantes, France.  This team event included the top 24 Men’s and Women’s teams in Europe.  The top 8 finishers in the Group phase advanced to single elimination knock-out rounds. In the […]

Pan Am Championships: 8 Medals for USA, 4 Golds for Lily Zhang

Pan Am Championships: 8 Medals for USA, 4 Golds for Lily Zhang (by Steve Hopkins.Photo by ITTF) The 2019 ITTF-Pan American Championships were held this week in Asuncion, Paraguay.  The tournament featured Team events (men & women), singles events (men & women), and doubles events (men, women, and mixed).  Results were solid for Team USA […]

US Junior Highlight: Ted Li

(by Steve Hopkins) Ted Li has had a busy 2019.  The San Diego native has played in five USATT tournaments (gaining points in 4 of 5).  The 14-year-old has achieved a personal best rating of 2509.  At the Nationals this year, Ted’s record was 21-4.  This great result included first place in Cadet Boys, his […]

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Coaching Tip of the Week: Topspin Defense

September 16, 2019
Coaching Tip of the Week: Topspin Defense (By Larry Hodges) Look through almost any table tennis instructional book… Read More

Yuxiang Li Joins Butterfly

September 16, 2019
Yuxiang Li Joins Butterfly (by Steve Hopkins) This week, Bowmar Sports announced that Yuxiang Li Head Coach at New… Read More

Paraguay Open: USA’s Kai Finds a Way in Paraguay

September 15, 2019
Paraguay Open: USA’s Kai Finds a Way in Paraguay (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 2019 ITTF Challenge… Read More

WAB Featured Club: Boston Table Tennis Center

September 15, 2019
WAB Featured Club: Boston Table Tennis Center (by Steve Hopkins) The Boston Table Tennis Center is in Medford,… Read More

Broward Table Tennis Club promotion video

September 12, 2019
The Broward Table Tennis Club is at 3371 N. University Drive in Davie, Florida, just North of Miami… Read More

Coaching Tip of the Week: Smashing Lobs

September 9, 2019
Smashing Lobs (By Larry Hodges) Smashing a lob is more difficult than it looks. There are several reasons… Read More

Buzz: US Junior Highlight – Sally Moyland

September 9, 2019
Buzz: US Junior Highlight – Sally Moyland (by Steve Hopkins) Sally Moyland is a rising star from Freemont,… Read More

WAB Club Feature: Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club

September 9, 2019
WAB Club Feature: Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club (by Steve Hopkins) Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club… Read More
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