As an encore to his win at the Qatar Open, Vladimir made a deep run at the 2015 German Open in Bremen — Missing the Semifinals in a closely contested loss to World No.4 and reigning world champion Zhang Jike. Watch highlights of that great match with Jike here —
Check back here as we follow Texas Wesleyan University in their run for a twelfth consecutive National Collegiate Table Tennis title.
Commencing on Tuesday 1st July 2014, all International Table Tennis Federation sanctioned and World Title events will be played using plastic composite balls instead of the traditional celluloid ball. There are no changes to the regulations already in place; plastic balls have been in accordance with regulations since the 1950′s. Table tennis events may still be played using celluloid balls. On the change, the ITTF President Adham Sharara stated: “Any change in sport usually divides the participants into three groups. The “optimists” who believe the change is for the best; the “pessimists” who believe the change is a disaster; and finally the “indifferent” who just go with the flow.”
About a month ago I picked up two sheets of Q1 XD from Tibhar to try them out. I had played with the Q1 original sheets before and the sponge was too soft for me. When I played with XD, which has a harder sponge, I was really impressed with the consistency of the trajectory that the ball enters and exits the rubber. I was also impressed with the amount of spin the rubber generates, even though it doesn’t look or feel grippy.
To me being in great physical shape is a very important component to a successful table tennis game. There are many aspects to the physical game but today I am only going to cover the ones I believe are the most important for table tennis: Endurance; Speed; and Strength. My name is Seth Pech and I’m currently living in Rissen, Germany. I play at a club in Moorage and will soon play the 3rd spot in our club’s Hamburg 5th league team.
3 NEW Rubber sheets and 2 NEW Blades from TIBHAR.
The 3 AURUS rubber sheets are the latest weapons for your table tennis arsenal. Also, TIBHAR introduces the Super Grip System [SGS] to add super control and ball feeling to your game in these 2 updated favorite blades.
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