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Interview With Yukiya Uda & Shunsuke Togami (Part 2/2)

“A Doubles Win Is Essential In Order To Beat China.” (Togami) There are several turning points for athletes, where they are forced to make big choices in their individual athletic lives. There are many cases the choice made at that time can often drastically change their playing careers; either entering further education or being employed? […]

Interview With Yukiya Uda & Shunsuke Togami (1/2)

“I felt my development in the battle against Fan Zhendong.” (Uda) There are several turning points for athletes, where they are forced to make big choices in their individual athletic lives. There are many cases the choice made at that time can often drastically change their playing careers; either entering further education or being employed? […]

The Amount Of Perseverance & Hard Work That Goes Into Table Tennis…

(By: Shivkumar Jha) Table Tennis. Also known as ping pong to the lay people. I recall as a child playing this game myself. I’m not sure why I taught my son this game, but he clearly gravitated towards it playing for the last 5 years himself. Not a day goes by when I question myself if […]

Coach Jeffrey Zeng Leads His Team To Division B Title At America’s Team Championship

(By: Bowmar Sports Team) Congratulations to coach Jeffrey Zeng!  His students, Ryan Lin, Winston Wu and William Wu won Division B at the America’s Team Championship. The America’s Team Championship was held May 28-29 with 47 teams competing.   Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, […]

Table Tennis and (k)Pop Culture: BTS

(by Steve Hopkins) Table tennis regularly finds its way into Pop Culture in the US.  In April, we ran an article here that referenced table tennis as a part of the plot of episodes of MASH, Last Man Standing, Friends, Girls, The Office, The Gary Shandling Show, The Big Bang Theory, King of Queens, Everybody Loves […]

Kanak’s Voice

(by Steve Hopkins) On Tuesday night’s finale of NBC’s musical competition series “The Voice”, there was a segment promoting the Olympics. The show hosts were paired with Olympic athletes and given a quick preview of those athlete’s sports. The hosts then tried to participate. Blake Shelton tried Olympic Curling, John Legend tried Artistic Swimming, and […]

A Table for One: Table Tennis and Isolation

(by Steve Hopkins) With schools and events closing, and many of us banished to our homes even for work, table tennis is one of the few sports that can survive in the limited spaces we have available in our basements and other spare spaces indoors.  When this storm has passed, our sport will be one of […]

Czech Open Recap: Lin Yun-Ju’s First Tour Win

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) A year ago, Taipei’s Lin Yun-Ju had a great year as a junior.  At the time, he was seventeen and managed to win three U21 events at World Tour events and finished in the Top 4 at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.  In March of this year, Lin […]

Table Tennis in 2018: a year to remember in the media!

Table Tennis in 2018: a year to remember in the media! (Courtesy of ITTF) Table Tennis on TV: exceptional exposure, audience & value It’s official! The sky really is the limit in terms of Table Tennis’ global exposure and popularity; and 2018 provided the hard evidence: An accumulative audience of approximately 1 billion people tuned in to […]

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WAB Club Feature: Song Jeho Table Tennis Club

September 25, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) The Song Jeho Table Tennis Club (“SJHTTC”) is centrally located in Los Angeles.  The club is… Read More

Triangle’s 2022 Butterfly September Tournament

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(by Steve Hopkins) Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis Club hosted their Butterfly September open last weekend.  There were… Read More

Pan Am U11 & U13 Results: Team USA’s Strong Results in Santo Domingo

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(by Steve Hopkins, photo USATT) The 2022 ITTF Pan American U11 and U13 Championships were held this week… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips with Yu Di – The Forehand Smash

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(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Yu Di is working with Risheetha Bhagawatulaa on the… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Nandan Naresh – Forehand Loop Side To Side Footwork

September 22, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Nandan Naresh is executing the forehand loop while working… Read More

Butterfly Spin & Smash October Open – Saturday 1, Sunday 2, 2022

September 21, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) USATT Sanctioned 2-Star Table Tennis Tournament with $2,525 in Cash Prizes! Saturday, October 1… Read More

Butterfly Ask The Experts No. 426- Equipment Suggestion

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(By: Bowmar Sports Team) Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer Question: I want to downgrade on my blade… Read More

Coaching Tips of the Week: Blowing Ball in Air

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(By Larry Hodges) We’re going to have a little fun this week. There’s more to table tennis than… Read More
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