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Jim Butler

Table Tennis

Jimmy Butler
  • 1992
  • 1996

Home Club: Houston Table Tennis Club
Equipment: JUIC Stellan Bengtsson Alpha blade
Coach: Stellan Bengtsson

How long have you been playing? 23 years

How did you get involved in the sport? Father

Your best victory or tournament? Highest Rating to date? 3-time U.S. Men's Singles Nation Champion 1990, 1992, 1993. Two-time U.S. Olympic Team Member 1992, 1996. Highest US rating 2763. Highest world Ranking #70.

What are your Goals in the sport? To upgrade the Current U.S. System to a more professional model.

Who is your Favorite Player? Why? Jan Ove Waldner Because of his creativity. Because he's a Swede. Sweden has been a great host country to many american table tennis players.

Describe your game or playing philosophy. Playing philosophy is consistency and mistake free play. Make my opponent earn their points with quality shots.

Recent Titles 

  • 2015 North American World Cup Singles Champion
  • 2015 US National Team
  • 2015 Pan American Team
  • 2014 US Men's Singles and Senior Champion
  • 2014 US National Team
  • 2014 US World Team

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