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LATTA Open Tournament: Aug. 24, 2019!!! Register Now!!!

Hello Table Tennis Enthusiasts, LATTA OPEN:  SATURDAY, AUG. 24, 2019 (USATT SANCTIONED TOURNAMENT!!! Come join us this Saturday at my LATTA Open!  As always, 2 Players advance from preliminary round robin in all events!  Singles events include U1050RR, U1300RR, U1450RR, U1650RR, U1800RR, U1900RR, U2075, U2175RR, U2300RR!  PRIZE $$$ in events U1900 to U2300!  Trophies awarded in U1050 […]

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Ask The Experts: Jörg Bitzigeio, No. 268

Ask The Experts: Jörg Bitzigeio, No. 268 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Would like to check with you. I have seen Tiago Apolonia ZLC and Jun Mizutani ZLC. i see the wood used is the same. The one difference i see is Tiago Apolonia ZLC, the carbon layer is set on 3rd layer. […]

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Coaching Tip of the Week: Strategic Tactics

(By Larry Hodges) Tactical thinking is what you do to win now; Strategic Thinking is what you do to develop your game in the long run. You need both; here are two articles on this: Strategic Versus Tactical Thinking The Balance Between Tactical and Strategic Thinking But there is also what I call Strategic Tactics. […]

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U.S. Juniors and Cadets Excel in El Salvador

(By Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 2019 El Salvador Junior & Cadet Open, an ITTF Junior Circuit Event, was held this week in San Salvador.  Eight players made the trip to represent the USA.  The tournament featured six junior events (Boys Singles, Girls Singles, Boys Doubles, Girls Doubles, Boys Team, Girls Team), six cadet events (Boys […]

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(By Steve Hopkins) PongPlanet is a full-time table tennis club with a variety of programs for adults and juniors of all levels. The club is located in San Carlos, California, about half way between San Francisco and San Jose, just off the 101 on the West side of bay. PongPlanet has its roots in the Palo Alto […]

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Bulgaria Open Recap: Harimoto’s First Win of 2019

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 2019 ITTF World Tour, ASAREL Bulgaria Open was played this week in Panagyurishte.  This was a good week for Butterfly player Tomokazu Harimoto.  Japan’s 16-year-old phenom entered the tournament as the top seed and did not disappoint.  He spread out three lost games over the four matches leading to […]

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Tawny Banh Joins Butterfly

Tawny Banh Joins Butterfly (by Steve Hopkins) This week, Bowmar Sports announced that Tawny Banh, coach of Los Angeles Table Tennis Association, has again signed with the Bowmar Sports Butterfly Team.  Banh is a USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame member, Olympian, Pan Am Team Champion and has accumulated a series of Team, Doubles, and […]

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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 […]

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World Cup Invitations: Kanak Jha to Join World’s Best in Chengdu

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 2019 ITTF Men’s World Cup is one of the annual highlights of the ITTF calendar.  This year, the event will be held in Chengdu, China beginning on November 29th.  There are 20 players who are invited each year based upon qualifying events and the August World Rankings.  The current World Champions is […]

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Ask The Experts: Nan Li, No. 267

Ask The Experts: Nan Li, No. 267 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I’m looking to upgrade my bat. I’m currtly using a unknown blade with back hand butterfly sriver a and forehand yasaka mark v. for spin. Could you please recommend me in the right direction. Answer: This Ask the Experts question was […]

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Ask The Experts: Brian Pace, No. 266

August 14, 2019
Ask The Experts: Brian Pace, No. 266 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi I’m an attacking… Read More

Ask The Experts: Cherry Zhao No. 265

August 12, 2019
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Coaching Tip Of The Week: Serving Short

August 12, 2019
Coaching Tip Of The Week: Serving Short (By Larry Hodges) One of the most fundamental rules of serving… Read More

Pan Am Games Recap: Excitement in Lima

August 12, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins, photo courtesy of ITTF)   The 2019 Pan American Games finished over the weekend in… Read More

Pan Am Games: USA are Men’s Team Champions

August 11, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins) In the Team format used at the Pan Am games, Doubles is the first match… Read More

Pan Am Update: A Puncher’s Chance – USA Upset Brazil

August 10, 2019
(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) Team USA has completed an upset of the Brazil Team in the Semifinals… Read More

NYISC August 18th Sunday 2019 Tournament with $500 Open Event

August 10, 2019
New York Indoor Sport Club (NYISC) August 2019 Open (2-star) USATT-sanctioned Table Tennis Tournament Sunday, August 18th, 2019… Read More

Training Video #2: Coach Li of New York International Table Tennis Center

August 10, 2019
(Written By Yuxiang Li and Edited by Steve Hopkins) [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkxNfVzI9gY&feature=youtu.be[/embed] To execute a loop with proper technique, the… Read More
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