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.

DHS Top Ten Rallies of 2014

top10ralliesVideo of the DHS Top Ten table tennis rallies of 2014. Sit back and enjoy! Relive the magic moments of the past twelve months, and enjoy the DHS Top Ten Rallies of the Year . Let the stars of the world entertain you! Revel in defensive skills as the ball is returned from nearer the courts surrounds than the table with pinpoint accuracy. And enjoy breath-taking top spin rallies as the players of the modern era demonstrate their amazing athletic skills.

2014 US Nationals Champion, Jimmy Butler. Finals Match

Jim Butler, 2014 US Nationals ChampionVideo of 2014 US National Men’s Champion, Jim Butler. The former 3-time US National Men’s Champion (1990, 1992, 1993), returns to win his 4th National Championship 21 years later! View highlights of his 2014 US Nationals Championships play.

Stellan’s Secrets – What are the different playing styles and trends of table tennis?

Stellan BengtssonStellan Bengtsson knows a lot about table tennis, both from the perspective as a player who won the World Championships in 1971, and as a world-class coach who has coached some of the top players in the world. On this video, Stellan talks about playing styles and trends of the game.

STIGA 70th Anniversary Video

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We invite you to view STIGA’s 70th Anniversary Video. During our 70 years a lot of things have happened in the world of table tennis. World Champions have come and gone, rules and surroundings have changed, new and innovative products have been developed. This is a history we want to share with all of you!

Calibra Tour: The Rubber for Optimum Ball Contact

calibratourView this great video to learn about the new STIGA Calibra Tour rubbers. The new supermatted surface gives you the optimal ball contact. Take control over the ball and take your game to a new level!

Put the Ball on the Table!

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Once a player has mastered all four aspects, he might feel that he should be in good position for every shot. This is merely wishful thinking! The world’s best players have perfected all four of these footwork elements, yet they are still often caught off-balance. However, when they aren’t in perfect position, they are able to adjust their technique to fit the shot.

New Calibra Family Of Rubber From STIGA: Choose Your Trajectory

This cool new table tennis video featuring Jean-Michel Saive, welcomes you to STIGA’s Calibra family of rubbers with plenty of slow motion shots showing the spin and trajectory these exceptional rubbers produce. You can read complete descriptions of each rubber’s attributes by clicking on their name at the bottom of the video window!

2012 JUIC International Junior Championship – Register Now

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The second annual JUIC International Junior Championship is scheduled for September 14 to 16 at ICC Table Tennis Club in Milpitas, CA. The tournament is one of the few events in the U.S. that offers players the chance to compete with internationally ranked juniors. Registration is open now. Come join the fun!

Review of new plastic Table Tennis Ball

Australian Olympian William Henzell received a proto-type of the new plastic table tennis ball at the 2012 World Championships in Dortmund. This excellent video shows his frank and thorough review of his test of the ball. Everyone is curious about the new balls and there are many questions that William addresses such as, “How differently will they play?”, “Will there be less spin?”, “Are they going to be faster or slower?”. Also included in this Paddle Palace blog is a written transcription of his review.

ICC Head Coach Massimo Constantini Details the Importance of Stance and Posture to the “Ready Position”

Massimo Constantini is ICC’s Head Coach. There he continues working with the three current US Olympians as-well-as other high performance players and juniors. Here, in part 1 of an 8 part audio series on the “Ready Position” in table tennis, he discusses the importannce of stance and posture.

Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang Talk to Bay Area TV About London and the World Games

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Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang talk about their road to London in this Bay Area TV interview. Ariel Hsing & Lily Zhang are two exceptional table tennis players with Olympic Dreams. We are very proud of our young stars. What a great example of youth in our sport. Good luck to our Olympic hopefuls!

Austin Preiss Talks About His Table Tennis Game, Equipment, Training and Play

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Austin Preiss has a long and steeped career in table tennis. Both as a player and as a touring professional with his father Scott. Together they have traveled the world giving table tennis exhibitions to military personnel, school kids, and to employees of large and small companies. Last July Austin took time to talk about his game, his equipment, training and philosophy.

Blake Griffin, professional ping pong player?

Blake GriffinBlake Griffin, pro basketball player, tries his hand at table tennis. His opponent: Soo Yeon Lee, pro ping pong player and professional model. While the players were away from the court, many of them had to find new ways to fill their time. Blake Griffin was no exception to this. Fortunately for Griffin, the lockout is over.

Wang Liqin Multiball video in Rotterdam, May 2011

Wang Liqin’s 30 second multiball training video from Rotterdam, May 2011.

Mie Skov in YouTube Action, talks about STIGA Boost Rubbers

YouTube video of top Women’s player Mie Skov. She also talks about STIGA Boost Rubbers.

Jens Lundquist in YouTube action, and STIGA Rosewood Blades

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YouTube video of STIGA player Jens Lundquist in action. Jens Lundquist also talks about the STIGA Rosewood blades. His playing partner is Jean-Michel Saive.