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Video is a tribute to Alan Iverson’s classic “Practice” interview To learn more about Practice Partner 20 Robot, please click here Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.

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WAB Featured Club: Boston Table Tennis Center

(by Steve Hopkins) The Boston Table Tennis Center is in Medford, just North of Cambridge and Somerville and only four miles from  Boston’s city center.  The club is just off I-93 (Northern Expressway), and near the Orange and Blue Lines, providing easy access to the greater Boston metropolitan area. The BTTC is a 3000 square foot […]

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Who’s the Next No. 1: Looking Past the Olympics

(by Steve Hopkins, photos by ITTFworld) Often there is a changing of the guard after an Olympics – a time when top players retire and move on to their next challenge.  In a normal cycle the Olympics would have occurred a year ago and the landscape of our sport would already have changed – but this […]

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China’s Olympic “Trials”: Qihao Tops Zhendong in Xingtong

(by Steve Hopkins, photo by ITTFworld) If this event were a true Olympic Trials, the table tennis world might have just been turned on its collective ears. As each of the Chinese Olympic Team members fell to much lower ranked opponents – and if the winner made the team, a relatively unknown Zhou Qihao would […]

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China’s Olympic “Trials”: Surprises in Xingtong

(by Steve Hopkins, photo by ITTFworld) The teams are already set, so the 5-day event is more of a warm-up than a true Olympic Trial.  That said, the goal of the Chinese was to have a competitive internal event that simulated the format of the Tokyo Olympics and prepared their top players for July.  What […]

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Butterfly Puerto Rico Open Teams Postponed

We regretfully announce the postponement of the Butterfly Puerto Rico Open Teams Tournament, originally scheduled for July 30 to August 1, 2021. The new date for the tournament is set for April 8-10, 2022. The island is undergoing a spike in COVID-19 cases, causing increased travel restrictions, limitations on public gatherings, and deteriorating conditions. The […]

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Ask The Experts: Stefan Feth No. 392

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi Stefan Hope you are well. I was thinking of changing backhand rubber to Tenergy 19. 2.1mm. Would that be OK on my blade. Thank you in advance. Kind Regards. P.S. Have always enjoyed watching your coaching videoes Mo Answer:  This Ask the Experts question was answered by Stefan […]

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Ask The Experts: Xin Zhou, No. 391

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi coach I want to use the Timo Boll tj but I’m not sure if I should or not I’m 13 and have small hands but I don’t know if it is a good blade for me my play style is attacking it would be nice if you […]

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Timo Boll’s Review of Butterfly Dignics 09C

May 4, 2021
Below is a product review by Timo Boll that was published on May 4, 2021 – outlining why… Read More

Daniel González fixes his gaze on Paris 2024

May 4, 2021
(By Yamaira Muñiz Pérez, THE SPOKESMAN) Tenimesista Daniel González already suffered and cried all he had to cry… Read More

U.S. Olympian to Compete in Fayetteville Table Tennis Tournament May 7-9

May 3, 2021
(Photo Credit: VisitFayettevilleNC.com) Fayetteville, NC – Juan Liu, who will represent the United States at the 2021 Tokyo… Read More

Coaching Tip of the Week: Team Lineup Strategies

May 3, 2021
(By Larry Hodges) In a team competition, you have to set up your team lineup in advance. How… Read More

Table Tennis Star Returns to Bay Area to Prepare for Tokyo Olympic Games

May 3, 2021
(By Ian Cull/NBC Bay Area) The youngest American athlete from the 2016 games in Rio is now fighting… Read More

Zimmerduell – A fun interview with Timo Boll and Anton Kallberg

May 3, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) Earlier this week the TTBL posted a fun, personable interview with Borussia Dusseldorf teammates Timo… Read More

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Sunny Culture & Sports Center

May 2, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) Sunny Culture & Sports Center is located at Scarborough, Sheppard, and Brimley Street in Scarborough… Read More

BUTTERFLY FAVORITE: Energy of Omar Assar

May 2, 2021
(by Steve Hopkins) This is a Butterfly Favorite.  One of the strongest players through the Dusseldorf Masters Series… Read More
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