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WAB Club Feature: NY Indoor Sports Club

(by Steve Hopkins) With their club location in College Point, just off of the 678/Whitestone Expressway, the New York Indoor Sports Club is easily accessible from each of the Boroughs of New York City. They have a large facility that features 17 tables, a pro shop, high ceilings, great lighting, and professional flooring.  The NYISC has […]

PongNow: Stephanie Sun

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow interview series discusses table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. This week the guest is Stephanie Sun, who moved to the US after playing table tennis at her university in Hong Kong. She has now graduated from Duke University and is living and working […]

USATT’S Thursday Night Live: The Rachel Yang Show

(by Steve Hopkins) USA Table Tennis continued its T2 Challenge Series this week.  The team format from previous versions has ended (Team Butterfly overcame Team Nittaku 6-3 in that Series).  This week, the event matches two top juniors against each other with the event held at the California Table Tennis Center, a Butterfly Club in […]

PINGPOD Hosts Launch Party: Dora Kurimay Series

(by Steve Hopkins) This week, PINGPOD held a launch party celebration at their facility in Manhattan.  The event was to help promote Dora Kurimay’s new table tennis book and video series, My Stories of Mental Toughness On and Off the Table. The event marked a milestone in Dora’s life.  It was a celebration of her […]

BUTTERFLY FAVORITES: The Control of Tiago Apolonia

(by Steve Hopkins) This is a 2014 video posted by TT Tributes.  The focus of the video is the control of Portugal’s Tiago Apolonia.  Tiago is known for great technique and great movement.  He is an exciting and mobile player who has developed a game with many safe and careful shots.  His style makes for […]

USATT Announcement: New Membership Options

(by Steve Hopkins) USA Table Tennis released a new, simplified membership structure for 2021.  Players will now be able to choose a “BASIC” or “PRO” plan option. The BASIC Plan option will only cost $25 per year.  It allows players to compete in 4 Star events (and below), and USATT Leagues only. The PRO Plan […]

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Fullerton Table Tennis Academy

(by Steve Hopkins) Fullerton Table Tennis Academy  is located off Imperial Highway in Fullerton, California.  The facility is near Bonita Pl and S Harbor Blvd/E Imperial Hwy in the neighborhoods of La Habra.  This positions the club just North of Anaheim with easy access to all of the greater Los Angeles area. The Academy focuses on the […]

2020 Chinese National Championship: Fan Tops Men’s Singles

(by Steve Hopkins) The 2020 Chinese National Championships concluded Saturday in Weihai.  As the rounds progressed, the deep field began to narrow until the top players in the world were left.  The final two players in the Men’s event were Fan Zhendong and Ma Long – and it was Fan that prevailed 4-3.  Fan also […]

PongNow: Michael Landers

(by Steve Hopkins) The PongNow interview series discusses table tennis with some of the best players and personalities in the sport. This edition features Michael Landers -a top U.S. junior who eventually won the US National Championship, and was a part of several successful US National Teams.  __________________________ PongNOW Interview are powered by Butterfly.  […]

BUTTERFLY FAVORITES: Kanak Jha’s 4th in a Row

(by Steve Hopkins) This is a Butterfly Favorite.  Kanak Jha has risen all the way to the Top 30 in the World Rankings.  Along the way, he has dominated competition in the United States.  This Butterfly Favorite is Kanak’s most recent US National Title.  This win in 2019 was his fourth in a row.  Enjoy […]

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WAB Club Feature: NY Indoor Sports Club

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USATT’S Thursday Night Live: The Rachel Yang Show

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(by Steve Hopkins) This week, PINGPOD held a launch party celebration at their facility in Manhattan.  The event… Read More

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