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WAB CLUB FEATURE: Los Angeles Table Tennis Association

(by Steve Hopkins) The Los Angeles Table Tennis Association (LATTA) is a non-profit organization established in 1998. The center is one of the largest table tennis clubs in the country with more than 10,000 square feet of space.  It has 20-foot ceilings and red rubber floors. It accommodates 16 tables and has ample parking spaces.  It […]

Butterfly Puerto Rico Open Teams: TTA/888 Won in 2022 – Who Will Win in 2023?

(by Steve Hopkins) The countdown is on for the 2023 Butterfly Puerto Rico Open Teams.  The clock running on the PR Open Teams Information page currently notes that the tournament starts in 131 days.  *There are already 34 teams signed up – its going to be big this year. As we begin to look forward […]

Andalucia World Para Championships: Jenson Van Emburgh Brings Silver Home

(by Steve Hopkins, photo USATT) TeamUSA has a long history of success in major para events, so they entered the Andalucia 2022 World Para Table Tennis Championships with high expectations. The big story of the tournament for TeamUSA was Jenson Van Emburgh in Men’s Singles Class 3.  Jenson had a tight 3-2 win over Ireland’s […]

Coaching Tips of the Week: Backhand Counter Domination

(By Larry Hodges) In table tennis, the forehand is often the more powerful shot – the point winner. But as rallies get faster and fast, the backhand counter becomes more and more important. If you don’t have a strong backhand, you’re at a huge disadvantage. At tournaments, in match after match, I find opponents who […]

Coaching Tips of the Week: Coming Back or Beating Stronger Players

(By Larry Hodges) Suppose you are way behind in a game. It’s likely that the only way of winning is if you play well and your opponent doesn’t. Therefore, assume this is true, and play your tactics accordingly. The same idea can be used when playing a much stronger player – if you can’t beat […]

Puerto Rico Open Teams – A Look Back to “Last Year”

(Steve Hopkins) The countdown is on for the 2023 Butterfly Puerto Rico Open Teams.  The clock running on the PR Open Teams Information page currently notes that the tournament starts in 137 days.  *There’s already 16 teams signed up – its going to be big this year. As we begin to look forward to the […]

Neu-Ulm, Dusseldorf Superteams Advance in Euro Champions League

(by Steve Hopkins) A year ago, Borussia Dusseldorf was Europe’s main “superteam”.  They had one upset loss through the year (to Patrick Franzisca’s Saarbrucken team), but otherwise dominated both the German League and the European Champions League.  At that time, Ovtcharov also had a dominant team (Fakel Gazprom Orenburg in the Russian League) and the […]

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 club is one of the biggest professional table tennis-badminton club […]

Americans in Slovak Republic for WTT Youth Contender

(by Steve Hopkins) Americans Sid Naresh, Nandan Naresh, Aryan Jha, and Sally Moyland competed this week in the WTT Youth Contender event in Senec, Slovak Republic.  Puerto Ricans Enrique Rios, Jabdiel Torres, Jose Nieves, Yadier Lopez, Sergio Perez Bohorquez, Alondra Rodriguez, Valentina Davila and Edmarie Leon Burgos and Canada’s Ching Nam Fu made the trip […]

November Sees Changes at the Top of the Rankings

(by Steve Hopkins) After a busy month of October, there have been some changes at the top of the World Rankings.  Fan Zhendong continues to dominate – his 7700 points is a full 3300 ahead of second place, so he will end the year at No. 1 (again).  Ma Long holds his second position (with […]

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WAB CLUB FEATURE: Greater Vancouver Table Tennis Club

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Coaching Tips of the Week: What Comes First, Speed or Consistency?

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