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Australian Open Recap: That’s Two for Xu

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The Seamaster 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum Australian Open was played this week in Geelong, a suburb of Melbourne located on the Southeastern coast of Australia.  Xu Xin, who rose to the World’s Top Spot in the rankings in July won the tournament.  Xu also won the Korean Open last […]

WAB Club Feature: Spin & Smash Table Tennis & Ping Pong Center

(by Steve Hopkins) Columbus Ohio is home to Spin & Smash, a table tennis club that is part ping pong social club and part table tennis training center. The club features eleven Butterfly tables and there are leagues, classes, clinics, and private coaching available.  The club is open from 10a-10p Mon-Thurs, 10a-11p Fri-Sat, and 1p-10p on Sun. […]

Xu Xin Tops the July Rankings

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) After fifteen consecutive months with Fan Zhendong on top, the July rankings have revealed a new World’s Number 1.  Xu Xin is on top of the rankings this month.  Lin Gaoyuan maintains the second position, and Fan falls to third.  Only 275 points separate the top three, so there may […]

Shahin Akhlaghpasand Joins Butterfly

(by Steve Hopkins) This week, Bowmar Sports announced that Shahin Akhlaghpasand, Coach and Youth Training Program Director at Austin Table Tennis Association has joined the Bowmar Sports Butterfly Team.  Shahin has previously won the Iranian National Championship, and was a representative of the Iranian National Team for nearly 20 years (1998-2007) as a player, advisor, and team captain.  He played in […]

US Nationals: Through an Historic Lens

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by Karuna Jain) FIVE Lily Zhang’s win at the 2019 Nationals raises her even further in the listing of historic US champions.  This is her fifth US National Championship title, and only a very few American women have ever accomplished this feat.  Insook Bhushan has won eleven, Gao Jun has won eight, and […]

WAB Club Feature: Flushing Table Tennis Center

(by Steve Hopkins) Flushing Table Tennis Center s is conveniently located in the Flushing neighborhood of New York City in the borough of Queens, within easy reach of major highways and public transportation.  It is to the Southeast of downtown Flushing towards Kissena Park.  A friendly atmosphere with coaching, tournaments, activities and events.  The club […]

Korea Open Review: Xu Xin Tops Ma Long

(by Steve Hopkins) Busan was the host this week of the Seamaster 2019 ITTF World Tour SHINHAN Korea Open.  Busan is a city of three and a half million on the Southeast coast of South Korea.  It features a long-rounded beach on the edge of the city that looks much like the famed beach in […]

US Nationals Review: Shaking Things Up In Las Vegas

(by Steve Hopkins) Las Vegas was the host for the 2019 US National Table Tennis Championships, and this year’s event brought a lot of excitement – including an earthquake that shook the building immediately after the Women’s Singles Final.  The Las Vegas Convention Center has become the most consistent venue for this event, with its […]

LATTA Joins Butterfly

(by Steve Hopkins) This week, Bowmar Sports announced that the Los Angeles Table Tennis Association (LATTA) has joined the Bowmar Sports Butterfly Team.  The club is a non-profit organization located in the Greater Los Angeles area and featuring former US Olympians Tawny Banh and Crystal Huang as coaches and administrators.    Bowmar Sports looks forward to supporting the […]

Pan Am Juniors: An Incomplete for the Course, An “A” for the Coursework

(by Steve Hopkins) Through Saturday evening, we were all following the results of the 2019 ITTF Pan American Junior Championships closely.  But then, with little warning, the flow of information ceased.  With the venue unavailable on Sunday and tensions from a dispute between the facility and the event organizers reaching the highest levels, power was […]

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