2012 has been a year to remember for the young and talented Lily Zhang, the pride of STIGA’s ICC Elite Team. She has had a dream year, earning titles and breaking new ground for the US on the international scene.
This cool new table tennis video featuring Jean-Michel Saive, welcomes you to STIGA’s Calibra family of rubbers with plenty of slow motion shots showing the spin and trajectory these exceptional rubbers produce. You can read complete descriptions of each rubber’s attributes by clicking on their name at the bottom of the video window!
Overall, I’ve learned an important lesson. I’ve learned that the decision to continue playing is yours. Regardless of the environment or playing conditions, if you want to keep playing table tennis, then you will. It’s easy to come up with excuses to not practice. You could say that you’re too busy and that you should focus on school or try out new things. But the reality is that playing a couple hours every week won’t take away much of your free time, and if you hadn’t practiced, you probably wouldn’t be spending that time meaningfully anyway.
With his red-and-black STIGA endorsed paddle Preiss has toured 11 countries and more than half the states showing off his forehand and backhand opposite his father Scott, racking up 30,000 miles a year.
This fall he’ll go from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Mo., one of the top table tennis colleges in the nation, to play table tennis and golf.
Ariel Hsing and her STIGA/ICC Elite Teammates Lily Zhang and Timothy Wang, are on their way to London to play in the 2012 Olympic Summer Table Tennis Games. Ariel Hsing talks about the experience of making the team on NPR shortly after grabbing the first spot on the US Olympic team in Cary, NC
The Olympic trials are over and the results are in! All three STIGA/ICC Elite Table Tennis Team champions who competed for a coveted spot on the 2012 Olympic team made the cut. Ariel Hsing, Timothy Wang, and Lily Zhang are all headed to the London games this summer.