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Puerto Rico Open: Take a Close Look as Deadlines are Approaching

(by Steve Hopkins) The deadline for registration into the 2023 Butterfly Puerto Rico Open is February 15.  Register before Feb 1 (Wednesday) and save $100. If you haven’t yet looked at this event, now is the time. $17,000 in prizes.  A 4-Star event.  International teams.  And for those of you in the Northern half of […]

ITTF Rankings: Fan Holds Top Spot, Calderano Rises to 5

(by Steve Hopkins) China continues to holds the top three spots with Fan Zhendong safely ahead (7725 points), Ma Long in second (4400), and Wang Chuqin narrowly trailing in third (4345).  The next three spots are Tomokazu Harimoto (3860), Hugo Calderano (3525), and Truls Moregard (3345).   The rest of the top 10 are Liang Jingkun, […]

WTT Feeder Doha: A Chinese Sweep

(by Steve Hopkins, photo ITTFWorld) It was a Chinese sweep in Doha, as young Chinese players logged wins in every event at the WTT Feeder Doha 2023 event.  The Feeder events are for players not at the top of the World Rankings (often outside of the World Top 20) – so its a mix of […]

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Size in Table Tennis

(by Larry Hodges) Table tennis is often advertised as a sport that all can play, where size makes no difference. However, it’s not necessarily true. While you don’t have to be tall to win (1971 World Champion Stellan Bengtsson at 5’5″ and three-time World and 2-time Olympic Women’s Singles Champion Deng Yaping was 4’11”), or […]

World Veterans Championships: Americans Make Waves In Oman

(by Steve Hopkins) Americans made real waves at the World Veterans Championships in Muscan Oman last week.  In particular, two of America’s most recognizable veteran couples managed to bring home medals – Donna and David Sakai, and Connie and Del Sweeris. In Mixed Doubles O75, it was these couples battling in the All-American Final and […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Canadian Elite Table Tennis Training Centre

(by Steve Hopkins) The Canadian Elite Table Tennis Training Centre (“the Centre” or “Elite”) is a table tennis club and training center in Mississauga, Ontario. Mississauga is just to the West of Toronto, about 30 kilometers from the city center.  The facility is just off the Ontario 401 Express, easily accessible to the greater Toronto area. The […]

USATT Announces “Top 15 Clubs”

(by Steve Hopkins) Last week, USATT released a list of 2022 Top 15 Clubs.  USATT described the criteria for their 2022 Club Awards as being based upon hard work and dedication to the sport of table tennis – and noted their desire to recognize the organization’s leading contributors who promote the sport of table tennis […]

Calderano: Two-in-a-Row

(by Steve Hopkins) Hugo Calderano has had a perfect start to 2023 – two WTT events and two wins.  In defense of his competition, Calderano has been the top seed in both events – but in Durban last week and Doha this week, the draw was packed with dangerous players in the Top 50 and […]

Anticipation

(by Larry Hodges) Many players confuse anticipation with reaction. Reaction is when you see what the opponent is going to do and then respond to it. (You can usually do so before he actually hits the ball, often early in their forward swing. Reaction is almost always more important than anticipation, but both have their […]

Puerto Rico Open: You’re Invited. See You There?

(by Steve Hopkins) These Puerto Rico Open invitations/info cards went out this week to WE ARE BUTTERFLY clubs. If you haven’t yet looked at this event, now is the time. $17,000 in prizes.  A 4-Star event.  International teams.  And for those of you in the Northern half of the US (or anywhere in Canada) – […]

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Puerto Rico Open: Take a Close Look as Deadlines are Approaching

January 28, 2023
(by Steve Hopkins) The deadline for registration into the 2023 Butterfly Puerto Rico Open is February 15.  Register… Read More

ITTF Rankings: Fan Holds Top Spot, Calderano Rises to 5

January 28, 2023
(by Steve Hopkins) China continues to holds the top three spots with Fan Zhendong safely ahead (7725 points),… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Jinxin Wang – The Backhand & Pivot

January 28, 2023
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New Chapter, New Experiences By: Joanna Sung

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Butterfly Ask The Experts No. 434 – By: Stefan Feth

January 26, 2023
(by: Bowmar Sports Team) Question: It’s pretty widely accepted that when serving underspin, more spin is produced by… Read More

WTT Feeder Doha: A Chinese Sweep

January 26, 2023
(by Steve Hopkins, photo ITTFWorld) It was a Chinese sweep in Doha, as young Chinese players logged wins… Read More

Butterfly Ask the Experts No. 435 – Subject: Equipment Suggestion

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(by: Bowmar Sports Team) Question: “For intermediate player with all around game who like to smash what rubber… Read More

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(by: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Bowmar Sports Tournament Highlights Emily Tan is in action against Xianyao He… Read More
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