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Stiga Mantra Medium & Hard – New Equipment Review by USATT

Review by Matt Hetherington, USATT, Aug. 15, 2017   Tested Equipment: Blade: DONIC Waldner Senso Carbon V1 Rubber: Stiga Mantra M (Forehand), Stiga Mantra H (Backhand) Rubber Specs: Mantra H: Spin Elastic, Hard Sponge, 47 degree hardness Mantra M: Spin Elastic, Medium Sponge, 45 degree hardness Supplier Statement: The new STIGA Mantra is developed with […]

JOOLA North American Teams Live Stream

Untitled-3For the 18th edition of NATT’s Teams event, we will be enjoying our third year at our new venue! Traditionally the largest table tennis competition in North America, this three-day tournament features a team component in an otherwise individual-focused sport in the US. The first day will give you an opportunity to play higher and lower ranked teams based on your original seeding and will eventually determine your division placement for the rest of the event. After the first day, teams will spend the remainder of the tournament playing in a large round robin and face equally competitive teams that also placed in the same division. Endurance is a key factor to being successful in this tournament as many players will average 20-25 matches over the three days. If you need a break, we recommend checking out matches from the first division. These players are often local and international professional players and the competition is certainly fierce!

Butterfly Teams Live Stream

2015-Butterfly-TeamsHigh profile table tennis returns to Philadelphia over Thanksgiving weekend after an 8 year hiatus. Philadelphia, famous for its cheesesteaks, universities and American history, played host to the 2008 USA Table Tennis Olympic Trials almost 8 years ago. This year, tournament director Dan Seemiller and tournament referee Mark Nordby are excited to bring almost 70 teams (200+ players) to the City of Brotherly Love for the third Butterfly Thanksgiving Teams event.

Samson Dubina – Olympic Hopeful

In August, Samson Dubina began the process of preparing for the Olympic Trials.  Because of the structure of the Olympics, its a long and difficult road for all of those trying – with only 1 to 3 male athletes able to represent the United States in the sport of Table Tennis.  Samson is currently on the short list of favorites, with a ranking in the Top 8.

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