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Butterfly Interview with Kanak Jha

(by Steve Hopkins) Butterfly Interview with Kanak Jha.  USA’s top ranked player, Kanak Jha touches base with Steve Hopkins at Butterfly.  They discuss Ochsenhausen (Kanak’s German Team), his successes in 2022 (with wins over Hugo Calderano and Tomokazu Harimoto), the upcoming WTT Feeder Event in Fort Lauderdale, and his goal to close out the year […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Sarasota Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins, photo of Sarasota Table Tennis Handicap Tournament Winners) The Sarasota Table Tennis Club is located in Sarasota about half way between Tampa and Fort Myers on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  The facility is just off I-75, near downtown Sarasota and within an hour of downtown Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Fort Myers The […]

German League Final Four – Dusseldorf and Ochsenhausen Lead the Way

(by Steve Hopkins) After seven matches, Dusseldorf is atop the German League with a commanding lead (at 7-0 half way through the season).  The final four at the halfway mark compete in the Pokal Final – in an arena together in front of 5,000 fans.  Currently, Ochsenhausen is in second with their 5-2 record, Saarbrucken […]

Rankings – Harimoto Jumps to No. 2

(by Steve Hopkins) After a busy month of October, the ITTF and WTT Calendars are coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean we are done with movement at the top of the World Rankings.  Fan Zhendong continues to dominate – his 7700 points is 3150 ahead of second place.  But second place, it the […]

Butterfly Interview with Jörg Bitzigeio

(by Steve Hopkins) Butterfly Interview with Jörg Bitzigeio.    Jörg and Steve chat about Kanak Jha’s 2022 successes and the upcoming WTT Feeder event in Fort Lauderdale. Jörg is Kanak Jha’s personal coach.  You can view his Butterfly Coaching Profile for more information. Click here for more information about the WTT Feeder Fort Lauderdale. ________________________ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Butterfly Interview with Kanak Jha

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(by Steve Hopkins) Butterfly Interview with Kanak Jha.  USA’s top ranked player, Kanak Jha touches base with Steve… Read More

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WAB CLUB FEATURE: Sarasota Table Tennis Club

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(by Steve Hopkins, photo of Sarasota Table Tennis Handicap Tournament Winners) The Sarasota Table Tennis Club is located in… Read More

German League Final Four – Dusseldorf and Ochsenhausen Lead the Way

November 27, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) After seven matches, Dusseldorf is atop the German League with a commanding lead (at 7-0… Read More

Coaching Tips of the Week: Recovering from Forehand Attacks from a Corner

November 27, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) When you forehand attack from the wide forehand or wide backhand, following through back into… Read More

Two Weeks Until WTT Feeder Ft. Lauderdale – American’s Seeded First in Both Singles Events

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(by Steve Hopkins) Only two weeks left until the WTT Feeder Fort Lauderdale 2022.  USA’s Kanak Jha is… Read More

Rankings – Harimoto Jumps to No. 2

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(by Steve Hopkins) After a busy month of October, the ITTF and WTT Calendars are coming to a… Read More
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