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WAB Club Feature: Golden Link Sports

(by Steve Hopkins) Golden Link Sports has a long history as one of Butterfly’s largest and best equipment distributors in North America.  They have been the top WE ARE BUTTERFLY group in equipment sales in numerous years.  The group’s Director is Raymond Szeto. Golden Link Sports is located at the Canadian Chinese Table Tennis Association […]

Tenergy 05 and Tenergy 05 Hard: A Non-Pro Review

(by Steve Hopkins) I’ve been playing with Butterfly Tenergy 05 for about two years but I switched to Tenergy 05 Hard a few weeks ago to see how the updated version of 05 would work for my game.  As a 2000-and-change level player, my analysis and comparison of equipment has limits.  I don’t have the arm speed […]

Challenge an Opponent’s Strength

By Larry Hodges Sometimes it’s a good tactic to go after an opponent’s strength. After all, his game is probably based on getting that shot into play, and so you are probably going to have to face it – so rather than have the opponent choose when he’ll use it, why don’t you pick the […]

ITTF March Rankings – And a Peek at April

(by Steve Hopkins) Perhaps the most notable fact about the ITTF World Rankings lists for March is that this is the first time since the new rankings process was instituted that no one in the Top 10 changed positions.  That new process has an emphasis on participation and was designed to create more movement – […]

Coaching Tip of the Week: How to Beat a MUCH Stronger Player

(By Larry Hodges) Let’s start with a reality check: A much stronger player (MSP) is going to beat you if he plays his level. That’s why he’s an MSP. But everybody has “off” days, and if you want to maximize your chances of knocking off a MSP (other than simply improving your own game, in […]

WAB Club Feature: California Table Tennis

(By Steve Hopkins) Located in Rosemead, California, in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley just minutes away from Pasadena, Temple City, Arcadia, San Gabriel, and El Monte, is a unique, full-time table tennis facility. California Table Tennis offers 16 Butterfly tables, professional rubber flooring, and some of the best playing conditions available in the […]

China’s 2019 Championships Team: Not Marvellous?

(by Steve Hopkins) China is at no loss of great table tennis talent.  They hold the top three spots in the World Rankings, and one of their leaders, Ma Long, has dropped as he has recovered from injury.  But most recently, China held an invitational that featured the best 12 players in their country.  This […]

Coaching tip of the week: Be an Olympian – in Your Mind

(By Larry Hodges) If you think of yourself as an Olympian when you play, you’ll play better than if you think of yourself as some scrub at a club. But how can you psychologically pretend to be an Olympian, and how does that help? Great question – and here’s The Twelve Core Psychological Characteristics of Olympiansfrom […]

WAB FEATURED CLUB: 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 club is the biggest professional table tennis-badminton club in […]

Marvellous Twelve Review

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo: Zhao Chunsheng) China’s Marvelous 12 brings the top Chinese players together for an invitational where the first prize is an automatic invite to the World Championships. The first phase of the Marvellous 12 was the selection of the Final 6 which occurred two weeks ago. Six players were seeded based upon World […]

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WAB Club Feature: Golden Link Sports

March 23, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins) Golden Link Sports has a long history as one of Butterfly’s largest and best equipment… Read More

Tenergy 05 and Tenergy 05 Hard: A Non-Pro Review

March 21, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins) I’ve been playing with Butterfly Tenergy 05 for about two years but I switched to… Read More

Two Local Juniors Battle it Out at Table Tennis Tournament

March 20, 2019
(By Andre Stoner) Dion Payne-Miller and Marty Stoner, two South Bend juniors, battled it out in the final… Read More

Challenge an Opponent’s Strength

March 18, 2019
By Larry Hodges Sometimes it’s a good tactic to go after an opponent’s strength. After all, his game… Read More

ITTF March Rankings – And a Peek at April

March 15, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins) Perhaps the most notable fact about the ITTF World Rankings lists for March is that… Read More

Ask The Experts: Jun Gao

March 11, 2019
Ask The Experts: Jun GaoButterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Im a c-pen player, just started playing… Read More

Ask The Experts: Sung Soo Jung

March 11, 2019
Ask The Experts: Sung Soo JungButterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hello,I am struggling to find a… Read More

Ask The Experts: Min Kim

March 11, 2019
Ask The Experts: Min KimButterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I am trying to buy a Primorac… Read More
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