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Zhang Jike – Table Tennis Rock Star

By Patrick Tan. How many times have we been surprised by Zhang Jike? Well, the number isn't actually important. The vital thing is that this player continues to amaze the Table Tennis world from time to time. T...
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Men’s World Cup in Düsseldorf

https://flic.kr/p/pPgeDi  The 2014 ITTF Men’s World Cup showed the fans everything they could hope for in a world-class tournament: Seeing the stars first-hand, watching fantastic table tennis matches on a hig...
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New poly balls: How do we bounce?

There is a recurring theme in the table tennis world at the moment: The new plastic balls. Everybody is talking about the switch and issueing early goodbyes to the established celluloid. Fact is, starting from ...
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“My team? Or me?”

Let’s be honest: “Table tennis is not a team sport. If you want to succeed, you have to work on your own game, your own skills. If the team wins, all the better, but your own win/lose ratio is all that counts...
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Clickball — fun for everyone

Alexander Flemming Butterfly has been supporting "clickball" events for more than a year now, and this new sport is growing steadily. Clickball started out aiming at non-professional players looking for a qui...
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EYC 2014 — exclusive videos & more

Riva del Garda Scenic Riva del Gardo in Italia provides the backdrop for the European Youth Championships held from July 11th - 20th. Over 600 Players from 45 European Countries meet up on the famous Garda l...
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Mental pitfalls No. 1 – Sounds

Do you know this? You are physically fit, perfect preparation, all skills are honed and tactics are working fine in the training hall. But once the competition starts, all of it is gone. Different acoustics, di...