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Table tennis prodigy determined to live up to favourite tag

Table tennis prodigy determined to live up to favourite tag

(Courtesy of buenosaires2018.com) Table tennis prodigy determined to live up to favourite tag Table tennis star Kanak Jha will enter the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) as one of the favourites to win the men’s singles gold. Despite his extraordinary talent and remarkable achievements to date, it is not a position the 17-year- […]

Champions but more than one set to fall

Champions but more than one set to fall

(by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor) Champions but more than one set to fall A total of 15 players on duty who have won ITTF World Tour Men’s Singles titles, add to the list the names of India’s Soumyajit Ghosh and Panagiotis Gionis of Greece who last year enjoyed ITTF Challenge Series success, one fact […]

Tip of the week: Best Way to Learn – Watch, Mimic, Practice

Tip of the week: Best Way to Learn – Watch, Mimic, Practice

(by Larry Hodges) Tip of the week: Best Way to Learn – Watch, Mimic, Practice Often the best way to learn table tennis is to watch a top player and mimic what you see. Pick out someone whose game or strokes you like (or ask a coach to suggest someone to watch), and just watch […]

Trick Shot Lob Video

Trick Shot Lob Video – Can you do this?

(By Alec J Carney) Trick Shot Lob Video Enjoy the trick shot video performed by Alec J Carney – Assistant Center Manager and Senior/Elite Coach at Triangle Table Tennis Alec J. Carney, Assistant Center Manager and Senior/Elite Coach Alec (AJ) grew up excelling at many sports in Rochester, New York, including both baseball and table […]

Tip of the week: Best Way to Learn – Watch, Mimic, Practice

Systematically Practice Against What You Have Trouble With

(by Larry Hodges) Systematically Practice Against What You Have Trouble With Often a player has trouble with something very specific, and yet only practices against it in actual games, where he only sees it now and then. This allows little chance of any type of systematic practice to develop the proper technique. The same player […]

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Ask The Experts: JÖRG BITZIGEIO, No. 169, A Butterfly question and answer

Ask The Experts: JÖRG BITZIGEIO, No. 169, Butterfly question & answer Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Stiga Carbon Forehand Rubber: Tibhar MX-S Backhand Rubber: Tibhar MX-S Question: I am currently using the Stiga carbon blade with Tibhar MX-S rubbers which gives me a fast racket with relatively good spin and control. I would like more control while […]

NYITTC January 20 tournament Open Championship

NYITTC January 20 tournament Open Championship

(By NYITTC) NYITTC January 20 tournament Open Championship TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS: Yuxiang Li (www.NYITTC.com) REFEREE: Jean Sze/CR; RULES: All USATT and regulations apply. USATT Dress Code will apply. EQUIPMENT: Butterfly tables, 3 star white butterfly balls; ENTRY POLICY: All entries must include payment. ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by Jan.17, 2018. Late entries will be […]

Table tennis prodigy determined to live up to favourite tag

Dream come true for Kanak Jha, rankings breakthrough for USA star

(by Simon Daish) Dream come true for Kanak Jha, rankings breakthrough for USA star Regarded as one of the finest table tennis talents to emerge from the United States of America, Kanak Jha has now reached a new milestone in his career with a spot in the top 100 of the men’s world rankings. Occupying […]

ITTF World Tour & T2 Sign Collaboration Agreement

ITTF World Tour & T2 Sign Collaboration Agreement

(Courtesy of ITTF) ITTF World Tour & T2 Sign Collaboration Agreement ITTF to collaborate with T2 Asia Pacific to bring the ITTF World Tour to greater heights. During the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Astana, Kazakhstan; the ITTF World Tour and T2 signed a collaboration agreement. The agreement will see the ITTF […]

Timo Boll takes Ask Pro Anything challenge

Ask a Pro Anything: Timo “the bandana” Boll

(by Wade Townsend) Timo Boll takes Ask Pro Anything challenge The time has finally come for Timo Boll to step up to the plate and take the Ask a Pro Anything challenge with Adam Bobrow, and it may be the best episode yet. What made Waldner the hardest opponent that Timo has faced? Hint hint, […]