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Ask The Experts: Brian Pace, No. 266

Ask The Experts: Brian Pace, No. 266 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi I’m an attacking player on both wings currently ranked 20 in england I punch and block on the backhand and more of a top spin player on the forehand was thinking of changing backhand rubber to tenergy 80 as 64 […]

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Ask The Experts: Cherry Zhao No. 265

Ask The Experts: Cherry Zhao No. 255 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I am 63, have been playing 3 years 3 or 4 times a week and play in 2 local teams. I am still average standard but improving and often attend training sessions. My style is aggressive using a good range of […]

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Coaching Tip Of The Week: Serving Short

Coaching Tip Of The Week: Serving Short (By Larry Hodges) One of the most fundamental rules of serving is that you have to be able to serve short. A deep serve may be effective against some players, and up to a certain level, it may always be, but if you cannot serve short, you will […]

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Pan Am Games Recap: Excitement in Lima

(by Steve Hopkins, photo courtesy of ITTF)   The 2019 Pan American Games finished over the weekend in Lima, Peru.  The tournament began on August 4 and concluded on Saturday, August 10.  The tournament featured Singles, Doubles, and Team events.    The top seed in Men’s Singles was Brazil’s Hugo Calderano, with a World Ranking […]

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Pan Am Games: USA are Men’s Team Champions

(by Steve Hopkins) In the Team format used at the Pan Am games, Doubles is the first match played.  The two players who make the doubles team are only eligible to play one of the remaining four singles matches, so most teams hold back their strongest singles player so that that player can play twice […]

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

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) Team USA has completed an upset of the Brazil Team in the Semifinals of the Pan American Games in Lima.  The wins went to Tio/Kumar in doubles, Nikhil Kumar, and Kanak Jha. The Brazilian Team entered as the top seed with good reason.  They are anchored by Hugo Calderano, the […]

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

New York Indoor Sport Club (NYISC) August 2019 Open (2-star) USATT-sanctioned Table Tennis Tournament Sunday, August 18th, 2019 ENTRY DEADLINE: August 14th, 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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Ask The Experts: Wenting Zha, No. 264

Ask The Experts: Wenting Zha, No. 264 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I know flextra is the best rubber to learn the feeling of the ball, but I wonder if tackiness chop is a good rubber to learn the feeling of the ball too? I’m just learning to play but I like the […]

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Pam Am Games (Day 6) – USA Teams Advance to Semifinals

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 2019 Pan American Games is through the fifth day in Lima, Peru.  The tournament began on August 4 and will continue through August 10.  The tournament has now completed the Singles and Doubles events and just the Team events remain. The top seed in Men’s Singles is Hugo Calderano […]

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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
Ask The Experts: Cherry Zhao No. 255 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I am 63, have… Read More

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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