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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 […]

Ask The Experts: Jun Gao No. 393

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hello, I play a close to the table flipping game. Forehand: With the inverted rubber I like to slow and medium loop and the drive the ball. I place an inside out game. Control is a must. I also love to block loops at wide angles. Backhand: I […]

Ask The Experts: Jun Gao No. 380

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I’m a very defensive player, and I utilize a lot of backspin, and try to be pinpoint accurate with placement of the ball. What rubbers and blades would you recommend? I was looking and I like the Cypress T-Max S blade, and the Dignics 09C rubber. Any recommendation […]

Ask The Experts: Jun Gao No. 364

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: Hi I am from Indonesia I user penhold blade. I am confused which one the best Harimoto or Zhangjike penhold because now people use 6mm thick for plastic ball my question why Zhang jike still use 5,6mm as Harimoto 6.2mm? Harimoto is newer version or zjk is newer […]

Ask The Experts: Jun Gao No. 348

Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I want to ask the most important question for me! It is: after the forehand topspin stroke, should you close the racket angle in front of your face??? My couch says that there are two steps of doing a forehand topspin stroke: first-you accelerate into the ball to […]

2019 CTT Butterfly Tournament and Happy Paradise Kids Tournament

Tournament Referee: Steve Lee Tournament Director: Jun Gao Tournament Staff: Emily T. Lee, Kevin Yu Online Registration: Contact Info: or Tel: 626-765-7772 Rating: The rating as of Oct 11, 2019 will be used for qualification. Seeding will be based on the most cur-rent ratings available at draw time. 2019 CTT Happy Paradise Kids […]

WAB Club Feature: California Table Tennis

(By Steve Hopkins) WAB Club Feature: California Table Tennis Located in Rosemead, California, in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley outside of Los Angeles, is a unique, full-time table tennis facility. California Table Tennis offers 16 Butterfly tables, professional rubber flooring, and some of the best playing conditions available in the United States.  The […]

Olympic Dreams Take Hard Work – Gao Jun

(BY RICHARD FINN) Olympic Dreams Take Hard Work – Gao Jun Jun Gao knows a little something about being an Olympian. After all, she played in the world’s biggest sports spectacle four times during her illustrious Hall of Fame career – in 1992 for her native China and then in 2000, 2004 and 2008 as […]

Ask The Experts: Jun Gao, No. 114

Ask The Experts: Jun Gao, No. 114 Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Blade: Clearfield FL Question: I have a blade that wasn’t used much (Clearfield FL). I would like you to suggest me the rubbers for my forehand and backhand use. FOREHAND- mid distance play, topspin, heavy topspin, if chance a flat smash, low backspin BACKHAND- […]

Liberty Mutual Table Tennis Exhibition

Liberty Mutual Table Tennis Exhibition At the recent RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society) Annual Conference in San Diego, California, Tawny Banh and Gao Jun presented USA Table Tennis. Liberty Mutual and all booth visitors had an absolute blast!

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