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2018 World Junior Table Tennis Championships Recap

2018 World Junior Table Tennis Championships Recap (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The World Junior Table Tennis Championships were held this week in Bendigo, Australia.  There were seven events including Boys Teams, Girls Teams, Boys Singles, Girls Singles, Boys Doubles, Girls Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.  The Junior Boys’ Teams were seeded based upon World Ranking […]

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Where Are They Now? Wilson Club Series #1

Where Are They Now? Wilson Club Series #1 (By Steve Hopkins, Photo shows Brian Pace, Oscar Melvin, and Derek May at Butterfly Dojo) Article 1: The Perfect Storm: Butterfly, Bowie, Bowie, Ty, and Brian For a period from 1985-1992, Wilson, North Carolina became a model for developmental, grass-roots table tennis.  With Butterfly’s North American distributor […]

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WAB Club Feature: Maryland Table Tennis Center

WAB Club Feature: Maryland Table Tennis Center (By Steve Hopkins) The Maryland Table Tennis Center is one of the best known full-time training centers in the United States.  Their 10,000 square foot facility is designed with table tennis in mind and features ideal flooring and lighting, high ceilings, and rubber flooring.    MDTTC is located in […]

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Triangle Table Tennis December 2018 News and Happening

Triangle Table Tennis December 2018 News and Happening (By Triangle Table Tennis) Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas! This newsletter is the only email you’ll receive from us this month, so you’ll find summaries and links to everything in this one email — a quick overview of recent news as well as upcoming tournaments [to include our […]

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Ask The Experts: Sung Soo Jung, No. 191

Ask The Experts: Sung Soo Jung, No. 191 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: hello there im a defender in the veterans division(50 years old) what type of tenergy its better for chopin in the forehand and rather close to the table and if you have a suggestion about the type …05 fx etc […]

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Butterfly Rozena Table Tennis Rubber review

Butterfly Rozena Table Tennis Rubber review (By Danny Seemiller) Rozena is an excellent choice for anyone who uses Tenergy but has trouble controlling all the shots. Dan has just started to use Rozena and it is more forgiving than Tenergy but with many of the same characteristics. The spring sponge and the grippy top sheet […]

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Why is Boll Strong? (Video in English)

Why is Boll Strong? (Video and English Subtitles Courtesy of BUTTERFLY/TAKUREPO.com) Special Program Q: Why is Boll strong? A: Services difficult to receive short Sidespin short service Timo Boll (GER) ascended to the World no. 1 spot in March 2018. Young players have distinguished themselves one after another recently. Table tennis has continuously experienced various […]

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MDTTC December Newsletter

MDTTC December Newsletter (By MDTTC) Welcome to the 78th issue of the MDTTC News! As usual, there’s lots of news to report and new and ongoing programs, and we hope to see you at some of them. As usual a special thanks to MDTTC sponsors Butterfly and HW Global Foundation. Make sure to read my […]

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South Bend Table Tennis Tournament & Clinic News

South Bend Table Tennis Tournament & Clinic News (By SOUTH BEND TABLE TENNIS CLUB) 2018 South Shore Butterfly Open  $10,000 in Prize Money!   December 29-30, 2018  Highland, IN (Chicago Area)         (*See information below for New Year’s Camp; Jan 3-5, 2019)    Hello Players,   The 15th Annual South Shore Butterfly Open is […]

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ITTF December Rankings: Last Rankings of 2018

ITTF December Rankings: Last Rankings of 2018 (by Steve Hopkins) The December ITTF World Rankings are out, and very little has changed at the top.  China’s top players, Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin, have retained their No. 1 and No. 2 positions.  Germany’s Timo Boll retains his No. 3 position.  And China’s Lin Gaoyuan retains the […]

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Coaching tip of the week: Style Disadvantage or Tactical Problem?

December 3, 2018
Coaching tip of the week: Style Disadvantage or Tactical Problem? (By Larry Hodges) Many players do not know… Read More

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club

December 1, 2018
WAB CLUB FEATURE: Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club (By Steve Hopkins) On December 1st and 2nd, Seattle Pacific… Read More

Angel’s Cup Butterfly Team Tournament Results

December 1, 2018
Angel’s Cup Butterfly Team Tournament Results (By Steve Hopkins) The annual Angel’s Cup Butterfly Team Tournament was held… Read More

South Shore Sports & Butterfly TT Championships

November 29, 2018
South Shore Sports & Butterfly TT Championships The 15th South Shore/Butterfly Open is scheduled for December 29/30. Playing… Read More

Coaching tip of the week: Punish Passivity

November 26, 2018
Coaching tip of the week: Punish Passivity (By Larry Hodges) If you play an opponent who plays passively,… Read More

2018 Pan Am Championships: Recap

November 25, 2018
2018 Pan Am Championships: Recap (by Steve Hopkins/ Photo by ITTF) Santiago, Chile was host this week to… Read More

2018 Pan Am Championships: Teams Update

November 23, 2018
2018 Pan Am Championships: Teams Update (by Steve Hopkins / Photo by ITTF) Santiago, Chile is host to… Read More

University Table Tennis in America

November 21, 2018
University Table Tennis in America (By Bill Draper) As I finalize this article I am in Munich, Germany… Read More
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