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Coaching Tip of the Week: Three Spots or Two?

Coaching Tip of the Week: Three Spots or Two? (By Larry Hodges) When a coach refers to “playing the three spots,” he’s referring to playing both wide angles, and the middle. (The middle is not the middle of the table; it’s the mid-point between the opponent’s forehand and backhand, usually around his playing elbow.) In […]

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Hungarian Junior & Cadet Open: Cadet Girls Score Three Medals

Hungarian Junior & Cadet Open: Cadet Girls Score Three Medals (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 2019 ITTF Junior Circuit Premium Hungarian Junior & Cadet Open was held this week in Szombathely, Hungary, a city in the Western county of Vas near the Austrian border.  As a Premium event, this event included many of the […]

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WAB Club Feature: Allen & Sons Table Tennis Club

WAB Club Feature: Allen & Sons Table Tennis Club (by Steve Hopkins) Located in the San Fernando Valley, North of Santa Monica and Malibu in the greater Los Angeles area is Allen & Sons Table Tennis Club.  The club began in 2012 as the passion of a successful, retiring businessman. The club features group classes […]

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Hungarian Junior & Cadet Open: Americans Making Waves in Vas

(by Steve Hopkins, photo courtesy of ITTF) The 2019 ITTF Junior Circuit Premium Hungarian Junior & Cadet Open was held this week in Szombathely, Hungary, a city in the Western county of Vas near the Austrian border.  As a Premium event, this event included many of the best juniors in the world.  Nikhil Kumar was […]

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Ask The Experts: Sung Soo Jung No. 290

Ask The Experts: Sung Soo Jung No. 290 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I am an attacking player mainly using topspin on forehand. I want to keep my killerspin blade but change my rubbers. I am looking at dignics 05 or tenergy 05 or both. Any suggestions. I am an u15 intermediate player. […]

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Team World Cup Recap: Final 8 for Both USA Teams

Team World Cup Recap: Final 8 for Both USA Teams (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The ZEN-NOH 2019 ITTF Team World Cup opened with group play last Wednesday in Tokyo.  Twelve teams (12 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams) will battle for the World Cup title with qualification based upon a combination of World Ranking and […]

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New York International Table Tennis Center Nov. 3, 2019 Open Results

(By NYITTC) Under 1800  1st Molin Gavish, 2nd Mark Berg Under 1500  1st Julian Morris, 2nd Alex Del Vento Under 1200  1st Julian Morris, 2nd Ethan Leung   纽约国际乒乓球中心11月3日2019年比赛结果 Under 1800  冠军 Molin Gavish, 亚军 Mark Berg Under 1500  冠军 Julian Morris, 亚军 Alex Del Vento Under 1200  冠军 Julian Morris, 亚军 Ethan Leung

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Ask The Experts: Min Kim No. 289

Ask The Experts: Min Kim No. 289 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I’m interested in having more control. What wood of these 3: ZHANG JIKE ALC; INNERFORCE LAYER ALC; BUTTERFLY VISCARIA What rubber of these 3: Tennergy 05, 05 Hard, Dignics: Thank you Answer:  This Ask the Experts question was answered by Min Kim. […]

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New York Indoor Sport Club (NYISC) November 2019 Open

New York Indoor Sport Club (NYISC) November 2019 Open (2-star) USATT-sanctioned Table Tennis Tournament Sunday, November 10th, 2019 ENTRY DEADLINE: November 6th, 2019 VENUE: New York Indoor Sports Club (NYISC), 15-35 126th Street, 2nd Floor, College Point, NY 11356 718-358-8860 (Yu Shao) EQUIPMENT: Only ITTF/USATTapproved equipment will be used. Tables: Butterfly Centerfold and Europa; Nets: […]

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2019 South Shore Championships & Junior Championships video

2019 South Shore Butterfly Open  $10,000 in Prize Money! November 16-17, 2019 Highland, IN (Chicago Area) Hi Table Tennis Players,  The South Shore/Butterfly and Wasserman Championships are scheduled on a new date this year. November 16/17 in Highland, Indiana.  The Marriott Courtyard and Fairfield hotels have a tournament rate of $92.99. Fairfield includes breakfast. The […]

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ITTF November Rankings: Fan is First of Four Chinese at Top

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Coaching tip of the week: How to Push Extremely Heavy (By Larry Hodges) A heavy push can cause… Read More

GVTTC Joins Butterfly

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GVTTC Joins Butterfly (by Steve Hopkins) This week, Bowmar Sports announced that the Greater Vancouver Table Tennis Club… Read More

WAB Club Feature: Greater Vancouer Table Tennis Club

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WAB Club Feature: Greater Vancouer Table Tennis Club (by Steve Hopkins) The Greater Vancouer Table Tennis Club (GVTTC)… Read More

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Team World Cup Preview (by Steve Hopkins) The ZEN-NOH 2019 ITTF Team World Cup starts this Wednesday in… Read More

Ask The Experts: Jon Ebuen, No. 287

November 1, 2019
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Dan Seemiller’s 2020 Olympic Preparation Update

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A Lightbulb in Your Head: Mindless Swinging or Tactical Shot-making?

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