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The Grinding Mentality – How to Play It and Against It

The Grinding Mentality – How to Play It and Against It (By Larry Hodges) The Grinder is a style of play, or really a mentality, where your single-minded focus is on not making any mistakes, and not giving the opponent any easy shots. This often means trying to stretch out rallies as long as possible, […]

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Getting to Know Brian Afanador

(original article at elVocero.com, shown here in Spanish.  Loosely translated and edited by Steve Hopkins with assistance from Google Translate.) With the 2019 Pan American Cup coming to Puerto Rico in a few weeks, Brian Afanador is feeling some additional pressure. His training regimen now includes two innovations that are aimed at efficiency: working fully with French coach […]

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Where Are They Now? Wilson Club Series #3

Where Are They Now? Wilson Club Series #3 (by Steve Hopkins) Article 3:  Bowie, Ty, and Building the Wilson Program For a period from 1985-1992, Wilson, North Carolina became a model for developmental, grass-roots table tennis.  With Butterfly’s North American distributor (Martin Kilpatrick – now Bowmar Sports) located in Wilson, there is a long history […]

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Butterfly 2019 February BTTC Open Tournament

(Courtesy of Broward Table Tennis Club) Butterfly 2019 February BTTC Open Tournament WHEN: SINGLES Friday & Saturday Feb 15,16 / TEAMS Sunday Feb 17, 2019 WHERE: 3371 N. University Drive, Davie FL 33024 SANCTIONED BY: U.S. Table Tennis Organization TOURNAMENT RATING: Four Star TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Carlos Zeller TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE: Carlos Zeller, Terese Terranova REFEREE: Terese […]

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2019 CUSTTA TEAM OPEN

2019 CUSTTA TEAM OPEN Date: Saturday & Sunday, January 26th & 27th, 2019 Address: Calgary United Sports Table Tennis Association Bay #5, 401-33rd Street NE, Calgary, AB T2A 7R3 Sanctioned by: Alberta Table Tennis Association & Table Tennis Canada Entry Deadline: 9:30 pm Monday, January 21st, 2019 Equipment: White 3-star Butterfly G40+ balls (sponsored by […]

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WAB Featured Club: Rhode Island Table Tennis Association

WAB Featured Club: Rhode Island Table Tennis Association (by Steve Hopkins) On January 21st, the Rhode Island Table Tennis Association will host its first sanctioned event of 2019, the RITTA WINTER OPEN.  Our Fall tournament was won by Charles Deng, former US Team member now a local Brown University student.  January 21st should be an exciting day […]

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Raising the Bar to Reign Supreme

Raising the Bar to Reign Supreme (by Johnathan Humbles / Table Tennis Canada) From the start of the day it was obvious that there was a mixed doubles team there to ball. They showed no fear as they tore through the competition. Amassing a combined 66-23 point differential in just the two round-robin stages, Eugene […]

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Picture This: Willy Leparulo’s View at the US Open

Picture This: Willy Leparulo’s View at the US Open (by Willy Leparulo) Picture this. The home of Walt Disney World, Sea World, Epcot and more, but the main event for me was the 2018 US Open of Table Tennis in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. People think of Orlando as having a […]

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Ask The Experts: Changwoo Lim, No. 202

Ask The Experts: Changwoo Lim, No. 202 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I have the table yoshida kaii with rubber rozena and I am excited to change the table for the real Chinese that has approx. 1 mm thick; the yoshida kaii is 7W and the real chinese 5W. I will appreciate if […]

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Where Are They Now? Wilson Club Series #2

Where Are They Now? Wilson Club Series #2 (by Steve Hopkins) Article 2: Brian Pace – The Perfect First Student For a period from 1985-1992, Wilson, North Carolina became a model for developmental, grass-roots table tennis.  With Butterfly’s North American distributor (Martin Kilpatrick – now Bowmar Sports) located in Wilson, there is a long history […]

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