Thank you to the experts at Stiga, Tibhar, Donic, Nittaku, Andro, and Yasaka for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about table tennis blades. 1) How does blade weight affect performance? Why would a player prefer a light or heavy blade? ANDRO: Weight is of course one of the most important blade criteria. Each player has […]
The 2018 ITTF Men’s World Cup was a table tennis competition held in Paris, France, from 19 to 21 October 2018. It was the 39th edition of the ITTF-sanctioned event, and the third time that it was staged in Paris. Fan Zhendong (CHN) lost only two games throughout the tournament to take the cup at […]
The 2018 ITTF Women’s World Cup delivered on all accounts from Chengdu, China. Reigning World and Olympic Champion Ding Ning (CHN) won her third World Cup in three tries! Defeating defending champion ZHU Yuling 4-0 (11-9, 11-8, 12-10, 11-8). “Today, even though I was able to win 4-0, it’s definitely not an easy match, especially towards the latter […]
Vladimir Samsonov vs Truls Moregardh at the 2018 European Championships 18-23 September, Alicante, Spain ETTC 2018 Daily Schedule Knock-outs Groups Truls Moregardh, Sweden Blade: Carbonado 290 Rubber: Mantra H Paddle Palace PRO SPECIAL: Stiga Carbonado 245 with Stiga Mantra H $305.85 SALE $229.95 Biggest Achievements: Boys’ Singles Silver Medalist 2017 ITTF World Junior Championships Gold Medal Europe Youth […]
You know everything about world number one Fan Zhendong on the table, now learn everything you need to know about the Chinese superstar off the table by watching this exclusive ITTF interview. FAN ZHENDONG Blade: STIGA Infinity VPS V Purchase the STIGA Infinity VPS V Combo Special – $179.95 $144.95 Sale Biggest Achievements: 3 x World Champion Men’s […]
Courtesy of Scott Preiss for Stiga/Paddle Palace I have had interesting assignments over the years, and some on short notice. But this one was short notice and sweet. It was 13 years ago that I entertained Max and his guests with my son Austin at Max’s Bar Mitzvah in Palm Beach, Florida. Perhaps Austin and […]
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