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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 ...

“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...

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...

Tenergy 80 FX – New and Dangerous!

A new addition to the Tenergy Family: The brand new Tenergy 80 FX is now available! The Tenergy 80 FX has, in comparision to the Tenergy 80 a softer sponge (by 4°), which makes for a softer and more controlled...

Butterfly athletes represent ETTU

ETTU Athletes Commission renewed for four years During the elections of the ETTU (European Table Tennis Union) in October 2013 , following the resignation of Italy's Stefano BOSI , the Athletes' Commission has...

On my way to Asia

Reaching the last 16 in the 2013 European Championship (defeated by Ruwen Filus, bronze medalist), Adrien Mattenet now finds himself ranked 52nd in the world. Still the French No. 1, he has to find the way to b...