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Coaching Tip of the Week: “Proper Way” is What Works for You

Coaching Tip of the Week: “Proper Way” is What Works for You (By Larry Hodges) Kids are almost always taught the “proper way” to play by coaches. But older players sometimes already have bad habits or have developed an unconventional playing style. Should they also be taught the “proper way” to play? The answer is […]

2019 World Cadet Challenge Recap

2019 World Cadet Challenge Recap (by Steve Hopkins, photo courtesy of ittfworld) In the last few days of October, Wladyslawowo Poland was host to some of the best young players in the world.  The 2019 World Cadet Challenge featured singles and team events for players under the age of 15. American players included Ted Li […]

WAB Featured Club: NYITTC

WAB Featured Club: NYITTC (by Steve Hopkins) The New York International Table Tennis Center (NYITTC) is a table tennis training center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Borough of Queens in New York City. The club is a 5000 square foot facility with a wooden floor and eight Butterfly tables.  They also have a lounge, […]

Austrian Open Update: Through to the Quarterfinals in Linz

Austrian Open Update: Through to the Quarterfinals in Linz (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) With 14 of the top 16 players in the World on the Men’s side and 15 of the top 20 players in the World on the Women’s side, the 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum bet-at-home.com Austrian Open is truly an elite […]

Dignics 64 and Dignics 80: A Non-Pro Review

Dignics 64 and Dignics 80: A Non-Pro Review (by Steve Hopkins) I recently had opportunity to try Dignics 64 and Dignics 80.  I have now had the rubber on my paddle for three weeks and I’m ready to share my observations. I have been playing with Dignics 05 since early April, so this wasn’t my first […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: Three Spots or Two?

Coaching Tip of the Week: Three Spots or Two? (By Larry Hodges) When a coach refers to “playing the three spots,” he’s referring to playing both wide angles, and the middle. (The middle is not the middle of the table; it’s the mid-point between the opponent’s forehand and backhand, usually around his playing elbow.) In […]

Hungarian Junior & Cadet Open: Cadet Girls Score Three Medals

Hungarian Junior & Cadet Open: Cadet Girls Score Three Medals (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 2019 ITTF Junior Circuit Premium Hungarian Junior & Cadet Open was held this week in Szombathely, Hungary, a city in the Western county of Vas near the Austrian border.  As a Premium event, this event included many of the […]

Team World Cup Recap: Final 8 for Both USA Teams

Team World Cup Recap: Final 8 for Both USA Teams (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The ZEN-NOH 2019 ITTF Team World Cup opened with group play last Wednesday in Tokyo.  Twelve teams (12 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams) will battle for the World Cup title with qualification based upon a combination of World Ranking and […]

ITTF November Rankings: Fan is First of Four Chinese at Top

ITTF November Rankings: Fan is First of Four Chinese at Top (by Steve Hopkins) The Top 10 players from October have all stayed in the Top 10 in November – but the order has shifted for six of the world’s best men. Fan Zhendong has moved up to overtake Xu Xin for the top spot […]

Coaching tip of the week: How to Push Extremely Heavy

Coaching tip of the week: How to Push Extremely Heavy (By Larry Hodges) A heavy push can cause havoc when done at the right time, and sometimes is all that’s needed to take away an opponent’s effective attack. How do you do this shot? First, keep in mind that it’s not enough to just have […]

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