Table Tennis player Khoa Nguyen poses for a portrait during the U. S. Olympic Team Media Summit on May 16, 2004 at the Marriott Marquis in New York, New York. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
The 2013 US Open and accompanying 2013 America’s Challenge World Tour event will be breaking all attendance records for a US Open Table Tennis Championship. Counting both events, we have almost 1,200 participants – a new record.
In action at the 2013 Spokane Ultimate Open. Image courtesy of JOOLA USA.
One of the most common reason players have trouble blocking against heavy topspin is because they hold the racket too high.
Wishing ghoulish backhands and frightening forehands to all our table tennis friends!
For those unfamiliar with Valor Games it is a competition designed and geared towards military personnel and veterans who are physically disabled and/or who have suffered from one of several conditions, traumas, or disorders as a result of their service to our country.
Kunal Chodri and Kanak Jha are the respective top seeds in the Cadet Boys’ Singles event; the event that lights the torch for the action to begin in earnest.
Run, Walk, Move it! in support of health and wellness for the LAUSD community! Race followed by exhibition match with the next ping pong stars!! @ Dodger Stadium on Saturday, November 16, 2013
To play table tennis effectively, you need to have a calm, clear mind. How often have you actually played a tournament where you entered every match with a calm, clear mind?
Table tennis has the potential to be helpful for older people with dementia in particular because it combines physical activity with spatial skills, cognition and keeping social.
Exactly as the heading says this is the time to try out new things, develop new techniques, and generally improve your game.
1984: Sue Butler’s “Ping-Pong Diplomacy I and II.” Danny Seemiller at the World Cup. Canadians at the World University Championships. Bundesliga Format and Teams. Brian Eisner and Mike Bush on Training. Eric Boggan’s Bundesliga Debut for his Steinhagen team.
Image courtesy of ITTF.
Listen to what Kanak Jha (USA) had to say after winning his final match to qualify for the knockout stage of the 2013 ITTF World Cadet Challenge.