USA Table Tennis 2011 Nationals: Dec. 13-17 in Virginia Beach

USA Table TennisThe 2011 US National Championships are taking place December 13-17 in Virginia Beach, VA. The entry form is available when you click on this article. The U.S. Nationals is the premier event held by USA Table Tennis, annually drawing hundreds of competitors from around the country…

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Samson Dubina’s Four Stages To Peak Table Tennis Performance: Stage Two

The second stage (August-September) mainly consists of intense footwork practice. Throughout this phase of training, I’m combining my physical preparation from stage one with daily table tennis practice. The focus during these two months is to play long rallies and develop strong footwork, yet also to continue strength and endurance training.

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Four Stages to Table Tennis Peak Performance: Samson Dubina

Over the next six months, I’ll be practicing for the 2012 Olympic Trials. Right now, I just finished the first stage of my training program, and I’m now moving forward with anticipation to the second stage. In each blog posting, I’ll be describing how my training progressed during the previous month and what I hope to accomplish in the next stage

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1991 Korean Women’s World Championship Team Subject of 2012 Movie

Movie "Korea" “Korea”, the movie coming to theaters early next year, is based on the true story of the South Korean and North Korean women’s table tennis teams combining forces at the World Table Tennis Championships in Chiba, Japan. The story is shown through the eyes of Hyun Jung Hwa, the 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist, former South Korea National Team head coach, as well as national hero and celebrity. Hyun herself played a large part in the creation of the movie…

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Los Angeles Times article: Ping Pong Diplomacy July 8, 2011

Front page of Los Angeles Times Sports Section July 8, 2011: It has been 40 years since Ping Pong Diplomacy helped pave the way for China to enter the world’s community and Tim Boggan is growing tired of the diplomacy involved in celebrating Ping Pong Diplomacy. In 1971, the table tennis historian was one of the first Americans to enter China since 1949. But he says the speeches commemorating the 40-year anniversary are full of “niceties” and “politeness” to the point that nobody listens. So when Boggan rises to talk about his unlikely trip to China he delivers an original oration every time…

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Paddle Palace at the 2011 US Open

Thanks to all of our good friends and customers who visited us at this year’s US Open booth! There were many exciting events at this year’s US Open, held in Milwaukee, WI the first weekend in July. There were several events celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy in and around the venue. Over 700 players participated in the U.S. Open, culiminating in an exciting seven-game men’s fnal. The Para Olympic individual and team competitions…

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