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WTT Middle East Hub – Main Draw is Set

(by Steve Hopkins) The first ITTF event of 2021 is officially underway in Doha, and the 8 qualifiers have been decided.  Levenko, Sirucek, Bobocica, Morizono, Alamiyan, Habesohn, Cho, and Geraldo have advanced to join the top 16 seeds in the Main Draw.  And, just like the past two days, some of the qualifiers best known […]

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WTT Middle East Hub – Contender Event Qualifiers

(by Steve Hopkins) The first ITTF event of 2021 is officially underway in Doha, Qatar.  The “Middle East Hub” is a series of four events that begin with the WTT Contender Event this week, then the WTT Star Contender Event on March 5, then the World Singles Qualification Tournament on March 14, and finally the […]

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Coaching Tip of the Week: Learn Something New Each Time You Play

(By Larry Hodges) One of the interesting things one learns when talking to top players is that they say they are still learning. Some even make it a goal to learn something new each time they play. Do you learn something new each time you play? You can learn from your opponents; from watching or […]

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New Tenergy 19 Review by Coach JinXin Wang

Tenergy 19 – Butterfly’s newest high-performance rubber synthesizes speed and spin. When looping both underspin and topspin balls, the arc of the ball, and its steadiness, with this rubber is longer than that of both Tenergy 64 and Tenergy 80. Points to Note: This rubber is especially effective for short backhand flicks against underspin, as […]

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Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC review by coach Jinxin Wang

Lin Yun-Ju Super ZLC Blade 10/10 would recommend it. You should really try out this blade. It has a strong combination for speed, power, and spin. It has terrific handling for short balls. You can feel a gentle sense of control when striking the ball at a close distance. When pushing short or long, you […]

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Ask The Experts: Jishan Liang, No. 379

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I’m a lefty, who gets attacked a lot with high arch loops to my backhand side. I am not able to step around to my forehand side. So I end up making a weak return with my backhand that either goes off the table or easy for the […]

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Welsh Junior to Talk Climate with President Biden

(by Steve Hopkins, photo from prideofsportawards) At age 14, Welsh junior table tennis champion, Anna Hursey, is already making international waves.  She was recognized last year by the UN last year as a Young Champion and included in the UN Climate Change initiative that uses sport to help get the message out.  Hursey speaks English […]

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Butterfly Favorite – PongNow: David Zhuang

(by Steve Hopkins) This installment of the PongNow interview series was originally posted last September.  This edition features David Zhuang, one of the most decorated American table tennis players of a generation.  He is an Olympian, a 6-time National Champion, and a Hall of Fame Member. David’s club is featured this week at ButterflyOnline.com – WAB […]

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WAB CLUB FEATURE: Princeton Pong

(by Steve Hopkins) Princeton Pong’s 10,000 square foot table tennis facility is in Princeton Junction, New Jersey.  They are located between Philadelphia and New York City – centered in one of the largest population centers in the United States.  The elite facility features 14 professional tables,  custom sport flooring, high ceilings, great lighting, a player’s […]

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Ask The Experts: Hui Wang No. 378

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I want to upgrade my blade. I’m looking for a set up that will give me a good combination of ball feel and spin , speed and control . My decision is between the timo boll ALC and the Jun Mizutani ZLC. I also don’t want something thats […]

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WTT’s Doha Event Rosters Suffer Due to COVID-19

February 24, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) The first ITTF events of 2021 are slated to start this week in Doha.  The… Read More

CFTTC Monthly Cash Tournament – Thursday, February 25

February 24, 2021
(By Cape Fear Table Tennis Club) Greetings! Just wanted to remind you that Thursday night (February 25) is… Read More

German League: Regular Season Finale Preview

February 23, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) The top three positions are locked up with Borussia Dusseldorf entering the 4-team playoff as… Read More

Ask The Experts: Liu Juan, No. 377

February 23, 2021
Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question:  I play with the Chinese pen hold grip. My play style… Read More

Coaching Tip of the Week: Rote vs. Random Drills

February 22, 2021
(By Larry Hodges) A rote drill is a drill where you do the same repetitive movement over and… Read More

WAB Club Feature: Jung Table Tennis Club

February 21, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) The Jung Table Tennis Club in Los Angeles is named for its founder and head… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips: Footwork & Shot Combination With Liu Juan

February 21, 2021
Bowmar Sports sponsored coach Liu Juan giving tips on Footwork and Shot Combination https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCtyKUcTjLc For more information about… Read More

German League: Battle for the Final Playoff Spot

February 21, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) After a busy final regular season in Germany, the top three positions are locked up… Read More
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