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World Champions Waldner and Persson Having Fun!

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Jan-Ove Waldner is considered by many to the best server and player of all-time. Someone from Waldner’s home club in Sweden, Angby, told me his wrist is so flexible that he can put his hand flat on his forearm which may be a reason his serves are so hard to read even for world-class players. Read More

World’s Fastest Sport-Table-Tennis or Badminton?

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Badminton is considered the world’s fastest sport based on the speed the birdie which can travel over 200 mph. Table-tennis ball speeds can reach 60-70 mph at highest due to the light weight of ball and air resistance but has a higher frequency of hits in the rallies due to the closer proximity of the players. Read More

ITTF-Asian Cup in Ahmedabad, India-city of my birth!

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The ITTF-Asian Cup will take place this coming weekend in Ahmedabad, India, the city where I was born and spent the first 6 years of my life before moving to Fremont. China’s Liu Shiwen is the only player to have won the title on 4 occasions and will be defending her title. No other player has won more than two titles. Read More

2017 Los Angeles Open

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I went to the Los Angeles Open this weekend which is the biggest tournament in the US after the US Nationals, US Open, and Teams tournaments. I practiced some this week but am not able to find players my level to practice with. Read More

2017 Xiom August Open-Day 3-Sunday

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The final day of the 2017 Xiom August Open featured a half-day of play with 3 events, the Under 2300, Under 1900, and Under 1500. Srinjoy Dutta was the only player to reach two finals on the final day with a win in the Under 1900 and 2nd place finish in the Under 2300. Read More

2017 Xiom August Open-Day 2-Saturday

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The 2017 Xiom August Open continued on Saturday with events from Under 700 to Under 2500. Sarthak Pradhan was the big winner of day 2 by winning the Under 900 and Under 700 events in exciting 3-2 finals by 3 points and 2 points, respectively, and winning a bronze in the Under 1100. Read More

2017 Xiom August Open-Day 1-Friday

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The 2017 Xiom August Open is going on right now with over 70 players throughout Northern California coming to Fremont Table Tennis Academy this weekend (August 25-27) for the tournament. It is a 2-star USA Table Tennis-sanctioned tournament with Read More

German legend Jorg Rosskopf Having Some Fun!

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It looks like it is for a German TV show. When Rosskopf won the World Men’s Doubles title in Dortmund, Germany in 1989, Germany got a really big boost in table-tennis. The capacity crowd was going crazy during their run and especially when they upset the defending World Champions from China! Read More