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Tip of the Week – Recipe for Table Tennis Success

(By Larry Hodges) Who knew that cooks could be so good at table tennis! With a little tongue in cheek, and yet the touch of truth, here are fifteen ingredients to table tennis success. 1.      Put in lots of practice thyme. 2.      Always turnip on time for practice. 3.      Lettuce be thankful for all the hard practice you’ve […]

RI Junior Championships

(by Steve Hopkins) On May 18th, Rhode Island Table Tennis held their annual Rhode Island Juniors Closed and the Rhode Island High School Championships.  It is a modest event in a small State but there is recognizable impact for the club and the schools that sent players.  This year there were 23 singles entries in […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Broward Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) The Broward Table Tennis Club is in Hollywood, Florida, just North of Miami in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton metropolitan area of the Southeast coast of the State.  The club is near to Florida’s Turnpike about 12 miles from Fort Lauderdale and 25 miles from Miami Beach. Broward Table Tennis Club merged with South […]

Tip of the Week: First Block and First Counterloop

(By Larry Hodges) Do you often have trouble blocking or counterlooping against your opponent’s opening loop against backspin? If you are like most players, of course you do – and there’s a simple reason for it. Most players practice blocking and counterlooping in rallies where they start the rally by serving topspin. And so they […]

Slovenia Open Challenge Series Review: Pota, Zhang, Afanador

(by Steve Hopkins) The Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Series Slovenia Open concluded on Sunday.  The group qualifiers ended on Thursday and the knock out stages began on Friday.  As a part of the Challenge Series, the top players were not at the most elite level, but with the top seeds in the low 30s of […]

Slovenia Open Update: Collision Course for Lily Zhang and Adriana Diaz

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Series Slovenia Open is underway.  The group qualifiers ended on Thursday and the knock out stages began on Friday. USA’s Ye Tian held his position in the group stage – seeded second and finishing second.  His loss to Thailand’s Tanviriyavechakul was extremely close.  In fact, […]

WAB Club Feature: Ly Table Tennis Academy

(by Steve Hopkins) Located in the LaSalle borough of Montreal, in the south-west portion of the Island of Montreal along the Saint Lawrence river, is the Ly Table Tennis Academy.  LYTTA has 8 quality tables and is aimed at players of all levels.  The club is designed with table tennis in mind as it has […]

Tip of the Week: Playing Short Pips on the Forehand

(By Larry Hodges) Now that Sweden’s Mattias Falck made it to the final of Men’s Singles at the Worlds using short pips on the forehand, there’s going to be a sudden increase in players playing this way. I think that’s a very good thing – I miss the days where there were far more contrasts […]

Serbia Open Challenge Series: Afanador, Drinkhall Excel

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo courtesy of ITTF) With a draw including World No. 66 Stefan Fegerl as the top seed, the Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge, Serbia Open was not on par with last week’s World Championships, or even with a major tour event.  However, it did include a solid core of up and coming players and […]

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