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Taking Care of Your Table Tennis Rubber

eppfTable tennis rubber is one of the biggest investments players make in the sport. A new sheet of rubber, right out of the package, is beautiful and clean and fresh. As soon as you play with it – in no time at all – dirt, oil, dust, grime, nicks, and dead spots find their way onto your originally pristine rubber. Without proper cleaning and care, your rubber will get old quickly. So it is a good idea, both performance-wise and budgetwise, to do everything you can to prolong the life of your rubber.

Jimmy Butler on JUIC’s Stellan Bengtsson Alpha Blade

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Jim Butler plays with JUIC’s Stellan Bengtsson Alpha blade. He is a four-time US Men’s Singles Champion, two-time Olympian and a current member of the US National Team. Control is the name of his game and is one reason why he uses the Bengtsson blade. Hear from Jimmy why he is so successful with this blade.

Xu Xin Takes Over the World No. 1 Spot Using His STIGA Rosewood NCT V Blade

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Winner of the Men’s Singles title at the GAC GROUP 2012 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Hangzhou in December 2012, China’s Xu Xin is the new World no.1. The devastating left handed pen-holder, who will celebrated his 23rd birthday on Tuesday 8th January 2013, replaces colleague Zhang Jike at the top of the Men’s World Rankings. On the lists published by the International Table Tennis Federation on Friday 4th January 2013, Zhang Jike, the reigning World champion in addition to being gold medallist at the London 2012 Olympic Games and top of the rankings since July 2012, falls one place to no.2.

Grant Li: College Life With Table Tennis Brings Great Rewards


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.

What are the Advantages/Disadvantages Between Large and Small Headed Table Tennis Blades?

What are the advantages/disadvantages between large and small head blades?  Answer by: Samson Dubina, Rated 2461, 2009 US Men’s National Finalist. Generally, larger head table tennis blades are heavier and smaller head blades are lighter.  The close-to-the-table attackers often use small blades because they are easy to maneuver for serve, serve return, and over the […]

Scouting Your Table Tennis Opponent, by Samson Dubina

Whether you want to make the US Olympic Team, win the senior games, or beat your Uncle Bob; it is always a great idea to scout out your competition. In this article, I’m going to describe two separate methods of scouting your table tennis opponent. The first is the long-term method.

What are the advantages/disadvantages to carbon blades versus all wood table tennis blades?

What are the advantages/disadvantages to carbon blades versus all wood blades?  Answer by: Stellan Bengtsson, Only player to have won singles, doubles and teams at both the Worlds and Europe Championships. 67 International singles, doubles and team titles. Coached Jorgen Persson, JO Waldner, Peter Karlsson and Erik Lindh, all World and Europe Champions. The advantages […]

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