Butler Finally Accomplishes Breakthrough at North America Cup
(ITTF) The North America Cup is the continental qualification for the ITTF Men's & Women's World Cups later this year, with the winners gaining direct entry to the prestigious events.

After garnering the golden ticket to the Men's World Cup, the 44 year old expressed "Winning this title is the best of my 2nd career and the most amazing feeling, it felt like I'm in table tennis heaven! I have never won a big North American title before, I was the runner-up at 4 North American Championships in the past, and so this victory is simply amazing!" In an intensely contested Men's Singles gold medal match, the American duo pulled off amazing rallies to thrill the crowd. Butler eventually...Read More


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2015 US Open Event Profile: Tiered Super Round Robin

(USATT) The 2015 US Open is less than two months away, and registration is available online, so if you haven't yet, take this chance to sign up for all the events you would like to participate in!


This year's US Open promises to be the best one yet, with over 1,000 players expected to participate, as well as some exciting events, including... Read More


Stay at Caesars Palace or The LINQ - Amenities Abound!

Guests staying with USATT at Caesars Palace will automatically be upgraded to a Palace Tower Room!

Caesars Palace is one of the most iconic landmarks of the Las Vegas strip providing fun for everyone. Whether traveling with family, friends or yourself, you're ... Read More

Clean Sweep for US at Canadian Junior and Cadet Open

(ITTFRunner up one year ago, Angela Guan reversed the decision at the Butterfly 2015 Canadian Junior and Cadet Open in Markham on the afternoon of Thursday 14th May by beating her nemesis of 2014.

In the final of the Junior Girls' Singles event, occupying the no.3 seeded position in the draw, she accounted for compatriot, Prachi Jha, the top seed (11-7, 10-12, 12-14, 11-8, 12-10, 13-11) to secure her first ever such title. A first for Angela Guan, in the counterpart Junior Boys' Singles event, it was a double first for... Read More  


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History of USATT: Volume XV - Chapter 25

(USATT) "The Milk Irish Open Table Tennis Championships, so called because it's sponsored by a milk company, is one of the biggest sporting events in Northern Ireland. It was staged at the Maysfield Leisure Centre in Belfast, Jan. 28-30, with 13 countries participating. All the countries were from Europe with the exception of Japan and the U.S. whose team consisted of Insook Bhushan and me.


This tournament was considered to be a small one, so we saw juniors being brought in to compete in order for them to gain experience. There were eight tables used for the team competition, but this was increased to 12 for the individual championships.


In our first Team tie, we defeated Denmark, 3-1-I dropped the one match to Pea Toelhj.

We were then in the semi's against England. Insook opened... Read More

11 Questions With... Tahl Leibovitz, Paralympic Gold Medalist 

Q: Why do you play?

A: To test myself, to challenge myself and to battle against myself. 

Q: Which is your favorite tournament? 

A: USA National Championships

Q: Who is your primary Nemesis?

A: Myself.

Q: What is your favorite game tactic to score?

A: Backhand opening, middle, out the forehand hand, then middle again, then forehand smash!

Q: Thoughts on the Poly Ball

A: I prefer the 38mm ball overall, but I do like the poly ball better then the 40mm celluloid ball. ... Read More

Judah Friedlander Smashes all Comers at Moontower Ping Pong

(The InterrobangThe second annual Moontower Ping Pong Smackdown was a pretty great way to spend a hot Saturday afternoon in Austin. It was three hours of fierce ping pong and delicious sliders, ice cream and beer - all free!! In the early rounds it was a sea of comedians like Nate Bargatze, Randy Liedtke, Emo Phillips and Emily Heller squaring off against festival goers who commentators the Sklar Brothers gave nicknames like Austin Christian Bale, Plaid on Plaid and Conspiracy Theory Guy.


The Sklars were the real stars of the event early going, making it actually fun and funny to watch four pairs of people hitting a teeny tiny ball back and forth on stage. And their policy of only interviewing the losers of the matches, who were... Read More


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Jan-Ove Waldner: "I Hope This Was Not the End"

(Paddle PalaceSTOCKHOLM-SÖDERHAMN. 1977 was Jan-Ove Waldner's debut in the table tennis league, in Söderhamns gym.


38 years later, he remains on the same floor.


"I run at full speed. I go in to this as if it were an Olympic final," said Waldner, who turns 50 in the autumn.


SPORT-Expressen accompanied him during an away trip with Spårvägens BTK.

What we saw? A genius at the table, full of emotions - and... Read More


More ITTF: Nittaku ITTF Monthly PongCast - April 2015Watch Here

Meet the Team: Western University Canada
Here's another installment of our Meet the Club series. This week, we'd like to introduce you to a team from up North, the Western University Canada Mustangs.

Western joined the NCTTA in 2002, but it was not until 2009, under the direction of undergraduate student Cyrus Aga that the team gained the status of a super-competitive sports club, and in 2011, a varsity team. Aga managed and coached the team for five years before handing it over to graduate student Sam Howes, who has now been with the team for six years... Read More

More NCTTA: NCTTA Announces 2015 Superlative Selections - 
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Ping-Pong Can Slow Effects of Dementia & Alzheimer's
(CBS Sacramento) The smashes come at a rapid pace for members of the Sacramento Table Tennis Club. But even when they miss their mark, they're right on target when it comes to taking part in an activity that experts say forces our brains to work a little harder, reducing our risk of getting dementia or Alzheimer's. 

As if you needed another reason to play table tennis! - Watch Video


More Health: For Alzheimer's Patients, Ping Pong is a Game - and Therapy 

(LA Times, 2011) On TV screens around the room, Chinese table tennis players are whirling and vaulting, but Betty Stein isn't watching them.

She's utterly absorbed in the ball coming right at her, and she nails it - 10, 20, 30 times, shooting it back at her enthusiastic Ukraine-born coach, Bella... Read More

McAfee's Mechanics: Correcting Movement Problems

(Richard McAfeeDid you know that up to 80% of stroke errors are caused by movement problems?  With this in mind, experienced coaches when observing training focus on watching the lower body first.  Corrections made to the lower body movements often will fix the problems players have in stroke technique.


It is important to remember that movement consists of not only footwork but also body adjustments.  Some athletes move their feet well but have problems controlling the accompanying body adjustments.    One question that coaches often deal with is, "why can a player move well in practice but poorly in actual match play? To understand how this can happen, coaches and athletes need to realize that... Read More


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Dustin Pedroia Shows off Ping Pong Skills at Charity Event
(NESN) Dustin Pedroia talks a big game on the paddles, so it's no surprise he unleashed some fury. Pedroia joined Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron and a host of other Boston athletes Monday at Blazing Paddles next to Fenway Park for New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich's "Ninko's Ping Pong Challenge" charity event. Everyone flashed their skills - or lack thereof - but Pedroia was worth watching because of his reputation as a ping-pong stud... Read More

Jack Sock is the ATP's top Table Tennis Player 

(ATP) After impressive results at the first two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events of the season and a maiden title run in Houston, Jack Sock has reached a career-high Emirates ATP Ranking of No. 33. It turns out those accomplishments may just be overshadowed by his unofficial rank as the No. 1 ping pong player on... Read More

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