Tag Archives: Table Tennis

President’s Day Family Ping Pong Battle

Put down those phones and tablets and pick up some paddles! Table tennis is the perfect President’s Day Weekend family-fun activity! President’s Day Weekend gives many family and friends that much needed extra together time. If cold, wet weather is … Continue reading

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Become a Champion with the Chop Block

Adriana Diaz won some key points in her successful U.S. Open Women’s Singles final by using chop blocks to great advantage.  You can do so, too. Against a loop or counter drive to your backhand, try stroking down and to … Continue reading

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2017 Aurora Cup – Growing and getting better every year

Having attracted over 300 players in the past two years, the organizers of the 2017 Aurora Cup understand that we have to keep improving the tournament experience to maintain our reputation for well-run tournaments. One of the improvements for 2017 … Continue reading

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An Introduction to JOOLA Coach Pieke Franssen (Part One)

Pieke Franssen never imagined a table tennis coaching career sparked by one of his seven-year-old neighbors, yet that is exactly what happened. Franssen grew up on a small street in Holland that held only nine houses, and in one of … Continue reading

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Carl Danner Tips: Returning Light Underspin Serves

One of the most challenging serves to return well is also the simplest — a light underspin fairly short on the table. This serve is difficult to flip hard if you can’t be sure of the spin. For this reason … Continue reading

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Much Needed Memorial Day Weekend Ideas

Memorial Day Weekend is a great holiday to fit in some extra family time. The kids have off school, the weather is finally nice and businesses are closed. It’s time to put away the screens we’re constantly attached to and … Continue reading

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Carl Danner’s Improvement Keys for Attackers

Players with attacking styles often reach a plateau at about an 1800-2000 rating, a fairly advanced level where they may have most of the strokes but little success against stronger players. From this point on, further advancement tends to depend … Continue reading

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JOOLA and HW Global Encourage Young Players

JOOLA is excited to be a part of motivating young table tennis enthusiasts with HW Global Foundation’s Talent Development Program. The Talent Development Program started in September 2015 with ten juniors under the direction of four professional level coaches at … Continue reading

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100 Days Out in NYC

We’re on the Road to Rio! Next Wednesday, April 27, marks 100 days until the 2016 Summer Olympics. The 100 Days Out celebration will take place in Times Square in New York City from 2-8 p.m. JOOLA, the official sponsor … Continue reading

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DC Capital Area Table Tennis League Returns This Weekend

JOOLA sponsored, Capital Area Table Tennis League’s spring season begins this weekend on Sunday, April 17th. The first round of the season’s matches will run from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Washington DC Table Tennis Center. The league … Continue reading

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