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WAB Club Feature: Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club

(by Steve Hopkins) Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club (MATTBC) is located in Waltham, about 12 miles to the West of downtown Boston.  The club is just off of I-95 and with easy access via public transportation is centrally located for the greater Boston area. The club is one of the biggest professional table tennis-badminton club […]

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DC: Giant Museums, Giant Monuments, and WDCTT’s Giant Round Robin

(by Steve Hopkins) The end of October is a great time to visit the Nation’s Capitol.  The leaves are changing (peak foliage in the DC area is from October 11-25), weekends are filled with festivals  and events (Fall Harvest Festival is Oct 23-24 at Mount Vernon, and the Smithsonian Craft Show  starts on the 23rd […]

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LEAGUE SEASON 5 REGISTRATION

Dear Pod Lovers!   The time has come for a new Season! Remember we have divisions for all levels!   LEAGUE SEASON 5: Start: Nov 1, 2021 Regular Season End: Feb 1, 2022 Each location will run independently from each other Tentatively 5 divisions in each location for all skill levels Top 8 in each division, in each location, […]

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Ping pong legend George Braithwaite to be honored in NYC ceremony 10/23

New Outdoor Ping Pong Tables on Roosevelt Island…    Official Dedication of  THE GEORGE BRAITHWAITE TABLE TENNIS COURT    HONORING THE LIFE OF TABLE TENNIS LEGEND/ROOSEVELT ISLAND RESIDENT “THE CHIEF” GEORGE BRAITHWAITE   Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10am-4pm ***Ceremony starts 11:30 am*** Roosevelt Island’s Capobianco Field   Free Instruction and All-Day Play on Five Outdoor […]

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Playback 19 Bulletpoint Video

Playback 19 An economical choice ideal for schools, recreation centers, sports clubs or heavy-duty home use. Combines a durable steel frame with a beautiful wood finish to ensure years of enjoyable play. The legs are indented from the ends and sides of the table for unhindered footwork. Two safety levers on each table side provide […]

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2021 Butterfly-Sonesta Select Tournament results and photos

If you like playing a lot of matches, then this was the tournament for you. Numerous players played well over 20+ matches over the course of our 4-day 2021 Butterfly/Sonesta Select Tournament. There were nail biting matches that went deuce in the 5th, countless upsets, highs and lows, massive rating gains, but overall, a fun, […]

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First 2021 US Junior Pan American Games Team

(By Joanna Sung) When I first learned that I claimed a spot to represent USA at the Junior Pan American games, I knew that I had to cherish such a great opportunity. I spent afternoons training to polish my skills and prepare for the upcoming tournament. At night, I frantically tried to get ahead in […]

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WAB Club Feature: Silicon Valley Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) The Silicon Valley Table Tennis Club was founded in 2011.  The club features professional flooring, butterfly tables, good lighting and high ceilings.  It is a great environment for elite training.  There is also a Butterfly Pro shop for equipment needs. SVTTC is located in Milpitas, just North of San Jose on the […]

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TTBL Update: Shakeup at Second

(by Steve Hopkins) Through much of the young German League (Tischtennis Bundesliga or “TTBL) season, second place Ochsenhausen has hung tight in tough 3-2 wins.  Before this weekend, Ochsenhausen had clinched each of those tight matches with a Doubles win, their secret weapon using the two young Polish players who play so well as a […]

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Asian Championships: Sangsu Lee Wins

(by Steve Hopkins) With many of the highest ranked players taking a break in this window between the Olympics (this Summer in Tokyo) and the World Team Championships (next month in Houston), the Asian Championships was missing a few big names.  Like the European Championships a week ago, there is some opportunity for younger players […]

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Butterfly R40+ 3-Star Ball – Official Ball Of The World Championships Finals

October 7, 2021
Constantly improving, the R40+ is the third-generation 40+ ball. Manufactured under stricter quality control, the R40+ 3-Star ball… Read More

Sally Moyland – 2021 PanAm Youth Championship

October 7, 2021
(By Sally Moyland) It’s been some time since I’ve competed in an international tournament. The Pan American is… Read More

Welcome to Houston: A World Championships Preview

October 4, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) We are only two months away from the 2021 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Finals… Read More

Coaching Tip of the Week – Ten Table Tennis Quotes for Improvement

October 4, 2021
(By Larry Hodges) “Tactics isn’t about finding complex strategies to defeat an opponent. Tactics is about sifting through… Read More

The new Olympic cycle has already started

October 4, 2021
The new Olympic cycle has already started at the Águilas de la Montana table tennis club in Utuado,… Read More

WAB Club Feature: Song Jeho TTC

October 3, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) The Song Jeho Table Tennis Club (“SJHTTC”) is centrally located in Los Angeles.  The club is… Read More

Euro Teams: No Timo, No Dima, No Problem

October 3, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) Europe’s top teams battled this week in Cluj, Romania.  The German team featured Patrick Franziska,… Read More

The Lasting Legacy Of The Seemiller Brothers On Table Tennis

October 3, 2021
(Courtesy of KDKA) KDKA FanNation South Park Table Tennis https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/6059786-the-lasting-legacy-of-the-seemiller-brothers-on-table-tennis/ Danny, Ricky and Randy Seemiller have been game-changers… Read More
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