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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What is the effect of sponge thickness? Is it the same for anti/long pips rubber as for offensive rubber?

What is the effect of sponge thickness? Is it the same for anti/long pips rubber as for offensive rubber?  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…

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Perfecting Your Serve by Samson Dubina

Samson Dubina

Improving your serve is the fastest way to progress your game. In this article, I will be outlining nine ways that I personally use to perfect my serve: #1 Use the serves that best setup your game, #2 Train them in a tournament environment, #3 Miss some serves, #4 Use your best serves early, #5 Vary the quality of spin, #6 Remember to attack, #7 Be willing to sacrifice a couple points, #8 Train them to perfection, #9 Play practice matches…

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