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CONTENTS USA Table Tennis Magazine FALL ISSUE 2014 Volume 85, Number 5
PUBLISHER: USA Table Tennis 4065 Sinton Road, Suite 120 Colorado Springs, CO 80907
FEATURES Lily Zhang: Youth Olympic Games............................................................ 12 US Nationals Entry Form.......................................................................... 18 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge........................................................................ 22 North American Junior Championships.................................................. 24 Slamfest Charity Event.............................................................................. 28 Bobrow........................................................................................................ 30 International Focus.................................................................................... 32 Hall of Fame Announcements................................................................... 64 Chinese Team Visits North Carolina........................................................ 70 Wally........................................................................................................... 72 FEATURED VIDEOS by Jimmy Butler.................................................. 75
COACHING Zhang Jike by Manabu Nokagama.......................................................... 38 Just Add Variation by Samson Dubina.................................................... 44 Why Table Tennis is Chess at Light Speed by Larry Hodges................ 45 Tips of the Month by Carl Danner........................................................... 46
Tournaments Local and National Tournamnets............................................................. 50 USATT AND OTHER NEWS Editors......................................................................................................... 9 CEOâ€™s Report............................................................................................. 10 USATT Annual Giving Campaign............................................................ 11 USATT National Rankings . .................................................................... 52 USATT Ratings ........................................................................................ 54 USATT Tournament Schedule ................................................................. 60 In Memoriam: Sally Green Prouty........................................................... 68
ON THE COVER: Design by Steve Hopkins. Photo by Remy Gros provided by ITTF.
Photo this page of Lily Zhang. Photo by Remy Gros provided by ITTF.
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PRINTER USA Table Tennis Magazine is published bimonthly. It is the official magazine of USA Table Tennis (USATT), a Class “A” member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Gordon Kaye HEADQUARTERS STAFF Doru Gheorghe, High Performance Dir. Teresa Benavides, Financial Director Andrew Horn, Membership Director Tiffany Oldland, Sanctioning & Ratings Coordinator
From the Editors: Two Steps Forward BRONZE The cover photo is of Lily Zhang winning the bronze medal at the Youth Olympic Games. This was a major accomplishment and a real step forward for U.S. table tennis. The Youth Olympic Games, like the Olympics, are multi-sport events sponsored by the International Olympic Committee and held every four years. Having an American on the podium at the close of this prestigious event is a really good sign for the future of the sport in this country. GORDON KAYE USATT has announced our next CEO, Gordon Kaye. Kaye recently served as General manager of the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Illinois where he was part of a transformation
of the arena that extended throughout Rockford’s downtown. The Center was host to a variety of events, and was home to a minor league hockey team. Clearly he brings a skillset that includes managing staff, running and promoting events, and sales and marketing -- all skills that will translate well to his new role at USATT. Kaye is also a table tennis player. In fact, he has played in more than 30 USATT sanctioned events since 2009. Join us in welcoming and supporting Gordon Kaye as he helps USATT continue to move forward. (GORDON.KAYE@USATT.ORG) Greetings from Rhode Island, Steve and Marie Hopkins, Editors
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CEO Report by Gordon Kaye, CEO
To the USATT Family It is my sincere privilege to be writing to you today as the new Chief Executive Officer of USA Table Tennis. As an avid table tennis player and a seven-year member of USATT, I was honored to be selected to lead our organization into this exciting time for our sport in the United States and abroad. With over 300 Million players worldwide (17 Million in the United States alone), table tennis has firmly entrenched itself as part of the global community. Each day, we see and hear more and more positive news about our sport and the impact it is making. Whether it is studies linking table tennis to cognitive brain development, the role of table tennis in fighting child obesity, our members and clubs reaching deep into their communities to use table tennis as a conduit to positively affect the youth of our nation, or the many (many) celebrities that have embraced table tennis as a vehicle to raise money and awareness for positive social change, table tennis has, in many respects, left the basement and is now part of mainstream American culture. However bullish I may be, as a community we continue to face serious challenges, particularly in resource development for our elite level and grassroots (skills development and learning) programming. We cannot, however, use those limitations as an excuse for not working every single day to bring the many great people and resources that are available to our community together towards a common goal. Over the course of the next several months, we will be developing an aggressive growth plan for USATT focused in four major areas: 1. Value Proposition. I firmly believe that we need to be in the business of providing value back to 10
those of you that invest in us – our members, our clubs and our partners. Simply put, our organization needs to be in the business of providing world class service to our stakeholders. 2. Relevancy. What does USA Table Tennis mean to our existing community – and equally important, the table tennis community outside of USATT? You will see us investing more time and energy in building the bridge between the elite/tournament aspect of our sport (which we now serve) and the more mainstream, “pop culture” table tennis community that exists outside of our sphere of influence right now. 3. Clubs. Clubs are the gateway to the USAT T community, and we need to improve on the services and value that are provided to them. I was very fortunate that, eight years ago, I found a table tennis “home” in Berks County, PA – and have found similar homes wherever life has taken me. I think it is incumbent on us, as the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis, to find opportunities for others to connect with our sport through our outstanding clubs. 4. Collaboration. We simply cannot be an effective without collaboration, commitment and trust. We have so many smart, dedicated people that have put a lifetime into our sport – and by working together, the sky is the limit. I hope to see as many of you as possible at one of our great clubs, at an upcoming tournament or at an event near you! I would also encourage you to reach out to me (my email address is below) with any thoughts, comments, suggestions or ideas – or even just to say hello! Respectfully, Gordon Kaye, CEO Gordon.Kaye@usatt.org
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2014 Youth Olympic Games
Lily Zhang An exciting first for the USA – a bronze medal in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Lily Zhang is not a new name in U.S. table tennis, but it is her name that has ultimately planted the first U.S. flag on an Olympic podium for our sport. Though Lily has won numerous titles over the years, among them a U.S. National Title and several significant junior titles, this win is a first and one of the biggest of her young career.
“My coach, Massimo Constantini, has played a crucial role in my success. He is so passionate in the sport of table tennis and puts in absolutely everything to help me improve. There is not a doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t be in this position without him.” The 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games (officially known as II Summer Youth Olympic Games) was the second Summer Youth Olympic Games. These games are an international sports, education and cultural festival for teenagers that, like the Olympics, are held every four years and managed by the International Olympic Committee. This year, the games were held from August 16 to 28 in Nanjing, China. A side note here: The United States has had a variety of successes in international Paralympic and Special Olympic events. Our country has also had Junior Olympic events within the United States. Lily’s recent win was not just an amazing gain for the U.S., but certainly an amazing gain for 1212
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“It was vital to keep calm, not to rush; if I rushed then I would lose, sometimes it was necessary just to play a little slower” the young woman who manifested it. In a recent interview she began by explaining how hard she trained for the occasion in the weeks prior to taking the International stage at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games. She had participated in many tournaments over the summer and also took part in a number of training camps, all in preparation for the event. The training camps in China and Korea, especially helped her to get in top physical shape and she credited the tournament play as what kept her mentally engaged and prepared for the challenge ahead. Zhang also trained at ICC in Milpitas, California under Coach Massimo Constantini. Zhang is particularly proud of her involvement with ICC. In fact, she made a point to credit Constantini personally when she said. “My coach, Massimo Constantini, has played a crucial role in my success. He is so passionate in the sport of table tennis and puts in absolutely everything to help me improve. There is not a doubt in my mind that I wouldn’t be in this position without him.” Certainly, the ICC has been a huge facet of her success. “I am proud to be a part of ICC, as they have sponsored and helped me so much throughout my entire journey. They, along with my sponsor Stiga, always want the best for me and for that, I am extremely grateful. I’m also thankful to SVTTC, as the coaches there have helped me improve as a person and an athlete. And I’m really
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Youth Olympics grateful to Coach Lily Yip, who was with me this entire summer and really pushed me through to the end! And without question. my family and friends who have never wavered in their support of my dreams since day 1. Of course an event of this magnitude has to be a little nerve-wracking and that was the case for Zhang, but she said her excitement, and the honor of representing the U.S.A. in such a prestigious event helped quell and calm her nerves. Lily expressed that it was her goal to win a medal and she realized that goal... despite a slight disappointment she confessed to in losing in the semifinals. In the end, what she took from the experience was a great sense of pride in accomplishment. Lily knows she performed well. Her first match was against Park Seri from Korea. Seri was a very strong opponent and Zhang put extra time into preparing for the match. Seri is a left-handed player, and playing lefties sometimes leaves Zhang less comfortable, but that was not the case here. Her loss came in the semifinal round where she lost to Doo Hoi Kem, the top seed from Hong Kong. Kem proved to be too much for Zhang, pulling ahead to win 4-1. But we had not seen the best of Zhang. The Bronze Medal match against Miyu Kato was perhaps the most difficult match of Zhang’s career so far. The two have met up before, and they are both powerfully skilled young athletes. Lily stated that she prepared mentally for her line-up against Kato by focusing on Kato’s playing style, particularly her serve. It wasn’t easy as Zhang lost a handful of points due to Kato’s brilliant service style. However, with focus and calm, Zhang stood her ground to recover forcefully. Quickly adapting, she was able to return Kato’s subsequent serves and put the remainder of her energies into changing the rally exchange between them. “It was vital to keep calm, not to rush; if I rushed then I would lose, sometimes it was necessary just to play a little slower”, said Zhang. “In the fourth game, when I led 9-5 and then lost, I started thinking ahead; I kept thinking that if I could win the game I’d be three-one ahead, a big advantage.” Kato scored six points in a row to win that fourth game and tie the match 2-2. Zhang started fast in the crucial fifth game, winning the first four points. Kato then came back scoring three 1414
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quick points of her own. Coach Lily Yip then called a time out. “She told me to take a breather and not to be anxious”, explained Lily Zhang. “She really pushed me through to the end!” says Zhang, of the coach who was by her side the entire summer. It was a tough battle, but ultimately, she beat Japan’s Miyu Kato in six games (10-12, 11-9, 12-10, 9-11,11-9, 11-8), to secure her place on the podium. When asked for comment on the event, Coach Yip noted that, “Both players focused on their backhands; they were a little afraid to use their forehands”, she added, “I tried to encourage Lily to move the direction of the play and to be prepared to play long rallies because Miyu played very safely; it was important that Lily was aggressive.” And how does Coach Yip feel about the win? “The feeling is just amazing. A medal, the first ever Youth Olympic medal for the United States!” The Youth Olympics certainly had more to offer than the big win over Kato. Zhang also played the teams event with Krish Avvari and although they finished third in the group and didn’t make it to the main draw, the experience was a notable one. Not just an athlete, this young woman is driven to success. Currently a student at Berkeley, she notes that college is a huge change from high school. Finding time for her sport is a little challenging … “There’s a lot more schoolwork, activities, and opportunities here and I can only go home on the weekends when I don’t have too much work.” She is careful to add that while she would love to seize every opportunity to go to tournaments, schoolwork and education are a major focus. She does plan to participate in the 2014 World Junior Championships and expects to start training soon. And for those wondering, yes, the 2016 Olympics is on her radar. As for the changes and the new plastic ball, Zhang says only, “It’s a little slower and there’s less spin, but I guess that’s just the sport - constantly changing.” We know Zhang herself is constantly evolving too, and with her ambitious youth, and rock-solid skill set, we are cheering her on for that next Olympic medal.
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Gold for Fan Zhendong at Youth Olympic Games By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Editor Winner of the Men’s Singles event earlier in the year in February at the GAC Group 2014 ITTF World Tour Kuwait Open, China’s Fan Zhendong won the Men’s Singles title at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games on the early afternoon of Wednesday 20th August. However, any suggestions from some quarters that all he needed to do was arrive in the Wutaishan Gymnasium, smile, pick up his racket and the gold medal would be automatically awarded was not the situation. Japan’s Yuto Muramatsu, the second seed, gave the top seed, a torrid time.
Established Lead The Japanese teenager was not playing for second place; at one stage he established a two games to one lead. Unquestionably Fan Zhendong was under pressure; to his great credit he responded; from two-one down he won three games in a row to clinch the title (11-8, 9-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-4). Tactical Change Yan Sen, the Chinese National Team Coach, changed matters, Fan Zhendong obeyed. “The backhand defence of Yuto Muramatsu was very strong, the tactic was to direct the first attack to the middle and then to the backhand”, explained Yan Sen. “I told him to attack the middle, as before, but then attack the forehand.” Wise words, the change of tactic brought success and Yan Sen could be pleased with his player’s efforts. Found Rhythm “Technically, Fan Zhendong played very well; he had a great desire to win and eventually he found a good rhythm to his play”, added Yan Sen, who was equally positive about the concept of the Youth Olympic Games. “It’s a very exciting tournament and a really good platform for these young players”, stressed Yan Sen. “It’s a chance for them to show their passion for the sport; tremendous match experience.” Big Challenge A positive view from the coach and it was the very same from the player. “Here it has been a big challenge for me; it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m the only player representing China”, said Fan Zhendong. “It is such a great honour; I’m very grateful to everyone concerned for giving me this opportunity.” Difficult Match Furthermore, Fan Zhendong underlined the fact that he had faced a most worthy opponent in the final. “The match was not easy, not easy at all”, added Fan Zhendong. “The final was a very hard match but I reached my goal; I made some mistakes at the beginning but my coach gave me good 16
advice how to change and in the fifth and six games I moved much better.”
Next Goal Success in Nanjing, now Fan Zhendong has another goal. “My aim is to play in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games”, concluded Fan Zhendong. “Winning today has given me confidence in achieving that goal.” So, if Fan Zhendong plays and there are three players in a team; who are you going to leave out? On the current World ranking it would be Zhang Jike, Olympic and World champion! Defender Can Succeed Gold for Fan Zhendong and a very worthy silver for Yuto Muramatsu, who is the only defender, male or female in the whole tournament! It seems, especially for the men, there are fewer and fewer defenders on view; equally in Nanjing there is not one single pen-hold grip player in action. Likewise at the Liebherr 2013 Men’s World Cup in Belgium, there was only one pen-holder, Xu Xin and he won the tournament! In Nanjing the one defender was the runner up and frankly only Fan Zhendong was able to cope with his style. A Dying Art Success for two styles that appear dying arts; is it time for coaches to broaden their minds? Sport needs variety; the player in Nanjing who was different ended matters with a silver medal! Yuto Muramatsu was a worthy runner up; Fan Zhendong a worthy champion, gold medallist Men’s Singles Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, another title to a rapidly growing collection. photos by Remy Gros courtesy of ITTF
Silver Medallist in Rabat, Gold Medallist in Nanjing; Liu Gaoyang Sheer Class
By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Runner up in the Girls’ Singles event at the 2013 World Junior Championships in the Moroccan city of Rabat, beaten by Chinese National Team colleague, Gu Yuting in the final; on Wednesday 20th August at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games it was one step higher for Liu Gaoyang. She followed in the footsteps of her nemesis, Gu Yuting who had won the Women’s Singles title four years earlier at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Imperiously she claimed the top step of the podium to receive the precious gold medal. Traditionally Strong Area At the final hurdle, Liu Gaoyang, the no.2 seed, beat Hong Kong’s Doo Hoi Kem, the no.1 seed, in five games. It was a most impressive performance from the 18 year old who hails from Shandong Province in the north of China, the same area of China as the two most recent Olympic Games Men’s Singles gold medallists, Ma Lin and Zhang Jike. Smooth Style Left handed, her play as smooth as silk she moved through the gears like a top of the range Rolls Royce easing its way down the motorway to its ultimate destination. The backhand block was safe secure, creating angles, making Doo Hoi Kem move and forcing errors; equally the velvet exquisitely timed forehand, wide to the Hong Kong teenager’s forehand reaped dividends. Played Better “I played much better than yesterday”, said Liu Gaoyang who at the quarter-final stage had been extended to six games by Chinese Taipei’s Chiu Ssu-Hua. “Today, I had a good feeling for the ball from the very start of the match; I was soon into a rhythm”, said Liu Gaoyang. “I lost the third game because I hurried, I rushed; I calmed down and played better.” Technical Level It was a display of high quality and it paid tribute to the Chinese coaching system; if perfection can be achieved in sport Liu Gaoyang came very near. “I think maybe my technical level is slightly better than that of Doo Hoi Kem”, added Liu Guoyang, a most polite and courteous young lady was arguably giving very modest response; her technical level is better than any other player in the whole tournament! Played Exceptionally Well Liu Gaoyang responded in every respect and her efforts
gained the approval of Yan Sen, the Chinese National Coach, who had guided her fortunes. “Undoubtedly Liu Gaoyang was under pressure but so was Doo Hoi Kem; I think the two players are of a very similar level but today Liu Gaoyang played exceptionally well”, said Yan Sen. “I think she played at 80 per cent or even at 90 per cent of her practice level.” Considering the importance of the contest that was an extremely high percentage. Changes “Doo Hoi Kem only made small changes to her play, Liu Guoyang made many more”, added Yan Sen. “I don’t think Doo Hoi Kem was in good shape today; she didn’t play to her potential, Liu Gaoyang was relaxed and played well.” Liu Gaoyang certainly played well, a fact Zhang Rui, the coach of Doo Hoi Kem, recognised. “Today Liu Gaoyang was full of energy, she was too strong”, said Zhang Rui. “There was a lot of pressure today, Olympic Games produces a very special atmosphere.” Special Performance A special atmosphere and from Liu Gaoyang, it was a special performance, the Women’s Singles title secured in style; great style and have we seen a future Olympic Games gold medallist? Liu Gaoyang in Tokyo in 2020?
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ANNOUNCEMENT: 2014 Nationals to Use Nittaku Premium 40+ Poly Ball BY MICHAEL BABUIN, PHD, P.G. Chairman, USA Table Tennis Board of Directors 2014 US National Championship to Introduce Nittaku Premium 40+ Poly Ball – Final Decision After further discussions and consideration of suggestions from our general membership, our High Performance Committee, our High Performance Director, our Tournament Advisory Committee, our Officials, several Elite Athletes, our Para Director, and several Board members, USATT has decided to utilize the Nittaku Premium 40+ poly balls for all events to be held at 2014 Nationals. While this is a departure from information shared a month ago, we have had ample input and assurances that the new Nittaku Premium 40+ poly ball is the best option for our upcoming National Championship. The input leading to this decision included direct input from both the Nittaku company, the official ball sponsor for USATT, and Paddle Palace, the distributor for Nittaku products in the US. They have assured us that the Nittaku Premium 40+ ball will be available in October of this year. In order to assist members making the transition, USATT and Paddle Palace are working together on providing a promotional offer for USATT members entering the 2014 Nationals. USATT thanks all of the members who have taken the
time to provide input into this watershed decision. You have played a critical role in helping USATT refine and resolve competing considerations, and helping determine the best choice available for seamless execution of our National Championship. When exploring uncharted waters, it is wise to seek varying opinions and perspectives before a final decision is rendered. USATT has listened. Specifically, the following individuals have taken much time and effort in sharing their experience and thoughts related to this important topic, and I want to personally thank them for their contributions, perspectives, and support for the new poly ball. Special thanks go to Doru Gheorghe, USATT High Performance Director; Carl Danner, Chair of the USATT High Performance Committee; Sean O’Neill, USATT Director of Communications; Jim Butler, US Men’s National Team member; Wendell Dillon, International Umpire; and Jasna Rather, USATT Para Program Director. (Note: If anyone was left out, please forgive the unintentional oversight.) In addition, Sean O’Neill has offered to sit down with any member at the Nationals and discuss the transition to playing with the new poly balls. I urge all members to take advantage of this opportunity (as long as Sean is not in the middle of broadcasting matches!). Hoping to see all of you in Las Vegas in December!
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Table Tennis Nation Embraces The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge The Ice Bucket Challenge promotes awareness and raises funds for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease). The challenge exploded onto social media over the summer -- a challenge that was accepted by the table tennis community. In July and August, table tennis players and organizers have done their best to spread awareness and help with solicit donations for ALS research. In fact, the ITTF agreed to give 20 cents to charity for shares by several well-known players. If you would like to donate to ALS, you may visit their donation site directly at als.org/donate
Photos: (left column top to bottom) 1 Fan Zhengdong (Youth Olympic Games Boys Champion) 2 Dmitrij Ovtcharov (Team Germany) 3 Wang Hao (Team China) 4 Adam Bobrow (Table Tennis Player, MC, Writer) 5 Ma Long (Team China) 6 Doru Gheorghe (USATT High Performance Director) (center column left to right) 7 Jorgen Persson (Sweden, Former World Champion) 8 Zhang Jike (Team China) 9 Tiago Apolonia (Team Portugal) (right column top to bottom) 10 Lily Zhang (Team USA) 11 Dora Kurimay (Table Tennis Player, Psychologist, Writer) 12 Jean-Michel Saive (Team Belgium) 13 Tiffany Oldland (USATT Sanctioning and Ratings Director) 14 NATT Staff (Table Tennis Promoters, Vendors, Players) 15 Andrew Horn (USATT Membership Director) 22
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Jack Wang Shock Winner, Crystal Wang as Anticipated, North American Juniors By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor A complete outsider, occupying the no.11 seeded place in the draw, Jack Wang of the United States emerged as the surprise winner of the Junior Boys’ Singles title at the ITTF-North American Championships in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga on Monday 1st September. At the final hurdle, he accounted for Canada’s Filip Ilijevski, the no.4 seed (11-6, 7-11, 11-9, 14-16, 6-11, 11-8, 11-9), having in the penultimate round beaten Jeremy Hazin, the no.6 seed and also from Canada (11-9, 11-8, 11-6, 5-11, 11-7). Overwhelmed “I am still overwhelmed, I never expected this”, said Jack Wang. “I played a very good United States Open this year and practiced hard to come here to Toronto.” Undoubtedly an unexpected winner in the Junior Boys’ Singles event; in the counterpart Junior Girls’ Singles competition matters progressed to a much greater extent as seeding predicted with the United States very much to the fore. Top Seed Prevails Crystal Wang, the top seed, accounted for the one surprise semifinalist, Canada’s Amy Nicholls the no.10 seed (5-11, 11-8, 8-11, 116, 14-12, 11-2), a young lady in form. At the quarter-final stage she had beaten Diane Jiang of the United States, the no.4 seed (11-8, 15-13, 11-8, 9-11, 4-11, 8-11, 11-8), to cause the one upset of note in the latter stages. A place in the final booked, Crystal Wang faced colleague Amy Wang, the no.2 seed and duly justified her top billing by posting a six games win (11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 4-11, 11-3, 11-7). In the counterpart semi-final, Amy Wang had beaten Grace Yang, also from the United States and the no.4 seed, in five games (11-5, 11-7, 4-11, 11-9, 11-2). Lily Yip Delighted “It has been great to see two United States girls in the Under 18 final, both of them are still very young”, said Lily Yip, the United States coach. “Amy is 11 years old, Crystal is 12 years old; Amy is one of my players at the LYTTC and she worked hard to be ready for this competition, practising every day during the summer training camps.” LYTTC is the Lily Yip Table Tennis Center in New Jersey in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States and earlier this year was the venue for a National Training Camp prior to a group of players, which included Crystal Wang, departing for a training stint in China under the guidance of Lily Yip. Maryland Table Tennis Center However, for the vast majority of the time, Crystal Wang is based at the Maryland Table Tennis Center where she is guided by Jack Huang (Huang Tong Sheng, former Chinese Team Member), Cheng Yinghua and other Maryland based coaches. Dedicated to the sport of table tennis, she started playing when only six years old and practices when even advised by her mentors to take a rest! Derek Nie, who won Under 14 Boys’ Singles title at the recent United States Open is also a member of the Maryland Center. More Success for United States Success for the United States in the Junior Girls’ Singles event; also they emerged successful in the Junior Girls’ Singles competition, a three-nil win was recorded against Canada. 24
photos of Jack Wang by Thorsten Gohl, and photo of Crystal Wang by Remy Gros photos courtesy of ITTF
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Back To School Time for US Olympians BY PAUL D. BOWKER Friday was travel day, nearly 3,000 miles from California to New Jersey. Saturday was moving day for 2012 U.S. Olympic table tennis athlete Erica Wu. She had the same anxious feeling as any other incoming freshman at Princeton University moving into their first dorm room. “So far I love it,” Wu said. “The campus is beautiful. Everyone I‘ve met has been so nice. … Everyone here is so smart, so talented.” Two years have passed since Wu made her Olympic debut at age 16 at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She was one of the youngest members of that U.S. Olympic Team, along with table tennis teammate Lily Zhang, also 16; swimmer Katie Ledecky, then a 15-year-old gold medalist in the women‘s 800-meter freestyle; and gymnast Kyla Ross, who won a team gold medal at age 15. But on Aug. 30, the beginning of the 2014 Labor Day weekend, Wu was doing the same thing as any other college student: unpacking her belongings in a dorm room, moving clothes around the room, wondering about what clubs to join and who her new friends would be. On Princeton’s campus in central New Jersey, Wu will have at least one Olympic teammate she can meet between classes for a snack. Ariel Hsing, who competed individually and in the table tennis team tournament in London with Wu, is a sophomore at Princeton. These are athletes who are not only trying to score high in an athletic competition, but also score high in academic achievement. Wu attempted to study for the Scholastic Aptitude Tests at the London Games. “I actually brought my SAT book to the Olympics, and I never opened it,“ Wu said. “I was supposed to. Every time I was like, ‘I’m going to study now, but you know what, maybe I should go and explore the (athletes’) village today.’ I’m glad I did that.” Zhang is the only U.S. athlete who competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. She went straight from China to the start of her freshman year at the University of California, Berkeley. Wu, Hsing and Zhang are just three of the young U.S. Olympians who have since moved on to college. All along the way, schools have celebrated their Olympians. 26
photos: Erica Wu, and US Team Members Wu, Zhang, and Jha. Photos by Steve Hopkins
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Charity Tournament and “Celebrity SLAMFest” by Dean Johnson a Huge Success The 6th annual Capital Group PingPongforCHARITY™ Tournament and Celebrity SLAMFest event heldat the Virginia Beach Field House on Friday and Saturday September 12-13, raised over $40,000 for 3 charity partners – Alzheimer’s Association, Vanguard Landing and People in Need to benefit those facing Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Depression and Homelessness. The program on Friday included 3 highly entertaining and professional exhibitions by Wally Green and Kaz Yokoyama–in 2 local schools and 1 in the showroom of an auto dealer who filled a GMC Pick-Up with ping pong balls for a “Guess the Number of Balls” contest to win a Kettlertable tennis table. The Friday night Celebrity SLAMFest event drew a record attendance of over 300 guests who listened and danced to music by the Deloreans, enjoyed a sumptuous buffet and beverages, open play on 20 tables, live and silent auctions, entertainment by the “Roller Derby Girls” and exhibitions by Wally and Kaz. Saturday’s tournament drew such an overwhelming response that registration had to be closed 3 days early with 180 players participating. Participants included 12 residents of Westminster Canterbury Retirement Community for the Over 75 Seniors event, the entire Cox High School Boys and Girls Volleyball teams and the youngest player at age 7. Event entry fees for 28
youth 17 and under was $15, Adults was $20. Each participant received a free T-shirt and a Kettler paddle. Founder and President of Table Tennis Charity Foundation, Ken Lees said: “We’re extremely pleased with the outpouring of support from our generous sponsors, local amateur players and the public for our event this year. Every year it gets better. In 6 years we have raised a total of $323,000 through annual PingPongforCHARITY™ Events and donated nearly $200,000 to 3 Charity Partners ($87,000 in last 2 years.) We’re looking forward to next year when we plan an even bigger event. We are excited to build upon the momentum, not only with the continuation of the 7th Annual PingPongforCHARITY™ Event in Virginia Beach, but also the expansion in offering the PingPongforCHARITY™ Events nationally to qualifying Non-Profit Organizations who would like to utilize the brand and the proven event model to raise awareness and funding for their local mental health/ brain fitness cause, while integrating the sport into their communities.” Dr. Scott Sautter, Board Certified Neuropsychologist and Chairman of the Table Tennis Charity Foundation, commenting on the benefits of the event to participants, points out that “Neuroscience has demonstrated aerobic exercise improves brain function, and table tennis uniquely offers participants exercise of the mind and body in a safe activity for everyone at any age.”
USATT is an official partner of the Table Tennis Charity Foundation and the PingPongforCHARITY™ Celebrity SLAMFest Events. For more information on Table Tennis Charity Foumdation: • tabletennischarityfoundation. org • pingpongforcharity.com • facebook.com/table tennis charity foundation • twitter.com@ PingPngCHARITY Caption for photo 1 Kaz driving the ball to Wally who is returning from off the stage in the audience during an exhibition on Friday morning at Lynnhaven Middle School in Virginia Beach. Photo by Dean Johnson Caption for photo 2 Kazand Wally during exhibition at Greenbrier GMC dealership in Chesapeake, Virginia. Photo by Dean Johnson Caption for photo 3 Wally Green, Ken Lees, Dean Johnson and Kaz Yokoyama following a meeting at an oceanfront restaurant on the Thursday evening prior to the Ping Pong for Charity Tournament and Celebrity SLAMFestevent. Caption for photo 4 Overview of action during Saturday tournament in which 180 youth, adults and seniors participated.
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Started from the Driveway Now We Here By Adam “my bad! wrong address… I just saw the table on your driveway and thought I would… wait! Don’t call the cops!” Bobrow How did we get here? How can we help others join us? I find that when I ask people if they play ping pong, they often say that they suck. And when I ask them if they want to play, they often say that they aren’t good enough. Well, this news just in: we ALL 30
started as beginners. That’s what starting IS. Of course different people have different levels of hand-eye coordination, speed, reaction time and physical strength before playing the sport… but being ashamed of being a beginner seems counter-productive if you hope to ever grow out of being a beginner. According to the internet, there are over 20 MILLION ping pong players in the US and the
overwhelming majority of those players are “recreational.” Does that mean they aren’t competitive? Well… in many cases, I am sure people play for a leisure activity and don’t keep score, but the very nature of keeping score ISto competitive and while having fun is important, the point of keeping score (no pun intended) is to WIN. So in some senses, the majority of people who keep score while playing… care about the results and want to win… therefore, we could say are competitive. Of those 20 million players in the US, about 9,000 of them are USATT members. That means that over 99.9% of the people who play in this country are “recreational” players. Wouldn’t it be AMAZING for the sport if we could encourage even one TENTH of those players to play at local clubs and compete in leagues and tournaments! How can we make that happen? That seems like a big question that many people have been asking for a long time. When I started playing at a local table tennis club, I was the only teenager there, was surrounded by middle-aged, retired men and it was clear to me that even though I was beating everyone in my family (at table tennis… we all love and respect each other very much), I was significantly worse than anyone at the club. This probably would’ve been true for me at pretty much any table tennis club. Many people, when faced with this reality will not want to bother people, will not want to continually get destroyed match after match and might not even want to come back. People often enjoy being around people their own age… that they can relate to. It’s understandable to want to get a great challenge and play stronger players than you, but for every match that you play against a stronger player, that is asking someone to play with a weaker player… and that player
is saying “sure.” Paying it forward and doing the same for others seems reasonable. If you imagine a new restaurant (or most businesses for that matter), if a new customer walked in, the restaurant would do everything it could to not only make the customer comfortable and happy but make sure that the customer wanted to return and introduce more people to the restaurant. It would seem that table tennis clubs would feel the same way (and many do). Maybe this means running programs for kids, seniors, beginners, having tournaments and leagues for the players… and doing everything we can to help people find good company, other players at a similar level or simply inviting the new players to join us in our enthusiasm for the sport. If players had easier access to finding new people to play with and learning more about the sport, it would be a huge win for all of us. So START that table tennis club at your school, TALK to your local park or community center about putting tables in the multipurpose room, REACH OUT to the principal or athletic director at your kids’ schools and TAKE STEPS to make something happen. Ideas are just a start, but actions need to be taken and being a leader means taking those steps and knowing that there is a much better chance that people will join you if you put in the effort and welcome their help. Maintaining numbers is good, but growing is better. Whether it was a driveway, a basement, an office table, cruise ship or a friend’s house, many us can remember where we started… but now we’re here… so let’s help others enjoy the privileges that we’ve been enjoying for years and years. Ready? SET?? GO! 8>)
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Korea China International Focus: P Germany
Portugal Upsets Germany in Euro Championships And China Dominates Field at the Asian Games
Sensational Scenes in Lisbon, Portugal Crowned Men’s Team European Champions By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor Amid scenes surely never previously witnessed in table tennis arena in Lisbon; Portugal won the Men’s title at the TMS 2014 European Team Championships on the evening of Sunday 28th September. The hero of the hour, the pride of Portugal, the man who delivered the gold medal was the man from the Atlantic island of Madeira, Marcos Freitas. After beating Steffen Mengel in the opening contest in three straight games (11-8, 11-8, 118), he overcame Timo Boll in the fourth match of the engagement (12-10, 5-11, 11-6, 11-9) to seal a dramatic, tensioned packed three-one success. Players in Form Two players in form, two young men who earlier this year have enjoyed success on the international stage and have imposed themselves on the World order, confronted each other in the first match of the final. Steffen Mengel wore the colours of Germany for Portugal it was Marcos Freitas. Urged forward the passionate crowd approaching 2,000, the vast majority in support of the host nation, the top spin attacking play executed by Marcos Freitas prevailed against the arguably powerful and expansive efforts of Steffen Mengel. He won the first game and led 8-5 in the second; his consistency level grew and a rhythm to his play was established. A critical stage of match, Jörg Rosskop, the German Coach called “Time Out”; Steffen Mengel reduced the arrears to one point but never gained parity. Took Risks Two games to nil ahead, Marcos Freitas was in the ascendancy; Steffen Mengel took risks in the third game. Marcos Freitas went ahead 9-2, Steffen Mengel recovered somewhat to win the next three points, prompting Perdro Rufino, the Portuguese coach, to call “Time Out”, the move being to stifle any momentum that Steffen Mengel may have been establishing. Tension was clearly mounting in the Marcos Freitas body, he could see the winning post; eventually, playing consistently he succeeded. The Master of Ceremonies announced in both English and Portuguese “Marcos Freitas three, Steffen Mengel zero; Portugal one Germany zero.” Timo Boll Levels Matters An early lead for Portugal, matters were soon rectified by Timo Boll; close moments in the opening game but Timo Boll never in arrears, the German dominated the second and moved 5-3 ahead on the third. Portuguese coach, Pedro Rufino called “Time Out”, matters were looking bleak for João Monteiro; soon they were even bleaker. At 10-7 with mistakes few and far between from the racket of Timo Boll, the German held three match points at 10-7. João Monteiro saved one match point but no more as the service changed to Timo Boll’s turn. It was back to basics, when it’s close do what you do well, Timo Boll did that; forehand service, move round the backhand, forehand top spin; good night. Intriguing Contest Matters level Tiago Apolonia faced Dimitrij Ovtcharov; notably earlier in the year at the DHS Europe Cup in Lausanne, the two met in opening match in the first stage. Tiago Apolonia emerged successful in a best of five games encounter but then never won another match in the whole tournament! Later in a close seven games encounter at the semi-final stage of Men’s Singles event at the GAC Group 2014 ITTF World Tour German Open, Dimitrij Ovtcharov had won by the 32
minimal margin in the deciding game. However, there was a further ingredient to add in the best physical shape, still recovering from arguably not in the best of form. At the quarter and semi-final stages in Lisbo matches against both Russia and Sweden; on bo former he lost to Alexander Shibaev, in the latte
A New Man Cometh a new day, cometh a new challenge, c fast around the court he won the first two games the third he held match point; German coach Jö Dimitrij Ovtcharov, saved the match point b again at 12-11; at the second attempt he conver when Tiago Apolonia had surrendered five mat the mind. Was it to be déjà vu? It was not but one wondered at the start when five points before the margin was reduced to 9-8 tension in the air. Pedro Rufino called “Time Ou The players returned; outrageous fortune for two match points. Dimitrij Ovtcharov saved th Portuguese on their feet in adulation. It was advantage Portugal.
Electric Atmosphere An electric atmosphere pervaded the arena as M hall to do battle; scintillating rallies with Timo B next four points, advantage Portugal. Totally focused Timo Bol returned to win the s in the third Marcos Freitas established a lead wh “Time Out”. A shrewd move, Marcos Freitas wo fourth game.
More Drama Now, Jörg Rosskopf called for the break. M levelled at 5-all. There was nothing to choose be the stage at which the ball had cracked, it neede Sheer drama, honours shared on the next two point to Marcos Freitas. Sheer pandemonium; MEO Arena. Portugal for the first time ever; success for hos great credit to Germany, in defeat they conducte
A New Level “Congratulation to the winners, they proved t reflected Jörg Rosskopf. “They deserved to win, we did not have best of preparation for the play this team gave its best, it was not easy for us a “We want to beat the best in the World.”
Recovering from Dental Surgery A philosophical Jörg Rosskopf, it was a disappo
“I was not ready for this; the medications that I h am I have not been training”, said Dimitrij Ovtc was too strong, he played perfectly tonight.”
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d to the equation; Dimitrij Ovtcharov was not m dental surgery, whilst Tiago Apolonia was
on, he had played in the third position in the oth occasions he had suffered defeats. In the er to Jon Persson.
cometh a new Tiago Apolonia; full of energy, s, the second in dominant fashion. At 10-9 in örg Rosskopf called “Time Out”. before holding game point at 11-10 and then rted. Memories of the contest one day earlier tch points against Jon Persson flashed across
n Tiago Apolonia trailed 4-6; he won the next 8 in favour of Portugal. There was a nervous ut”. Tiago Apolonia; an un-returnable edge ball; he first; then the MEO Arena erupted, 2,000
Marcos Freitas and Timo Boll returned to the Boll leading 10-8 in the first before losing the
second game with a degree of comfort before hich was reduced to 9-6; Pedro Rufino called on the next two points and then led 3-0 in the
Marcos Freitas moved ahead 5-1, Timo Boll etween the gladiators, at 8-all they were level, ed replacing. points then on the Timo Boll service, match the chance converted, the roof lifted off the
st nation, Portugal proved worthy winners but ed themselves magnificently.
they had a best three players here in hall”, we had misfortunates before this tournament yers who are here; under this circumstances at all.” The goal for Jorg Rosskopf is clear.
ointed Dimitrij Ovtcharov.
have to take are very strong, I am not fit and I charov. “I came here and gave my best; Tiago
ull strength, conversely, Portugal responded.
Portugal’s Marcos Freitas Mental Strength “This was difficult tournament for us, we struggled through the group stages”, said Pedro Rufino. “The power of the team lays in their mental strength, their unity and mental power led to this success.” Furthermore, the Portuguese Team was well prepared. “I was well prepared. I knew what to expect”, said Marcos Freitas. “The crucial match was against Timo, I was persistent, did not give up even when he won second game.” Emotion Now for Portugal, Dubai awaits; they qualify for the World Team Cup next January and maybe for Pedro Moura, the President of the Portuguese Table Tennis Federation more moments of emotion. The national anthem played, he could not hold back the tears, tears of emotion, tears of joy; the day belonged to Portugal.
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Favourite City, Once Again Xu Xin Wins in Incheon, Asian Games Title Secured By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor 10/04/2014: Top spot on the World Ranking list retained, when the official order of merit was issued by the International Table Tennis Federation one day earlier; first position also applied to China’s Xu Xin one day later on Saturday 4th October at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. The no.1 seed, he won the Men’s Singles title beating 17 year old colleague Fan Zhendong, the no.2 seed in the final in six games (11-6, 5-11, 11-13, 11-7, 12-10, 11-8), having overpowered the host nation’s Joo Saehyuk, the no.8 seed, at the semi-final stage (11-2, 11-5, 11-2, 11-7). A devastating penultimate round performance from Xin Xin, whose early timing and powerful forehand gave the Korean hero minimal time to draw breath. Equally, in the impressive scale of victories, Fan Zhendong was not far behind his 24 year old compatriot. He overcame Chinese Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan without surrendering a single game (11-8, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7). Important Platform “This is an important platform for me to prove myself and move closer to my Rio Dream; hence this victory is really meaningful to me”, said Xu Xin, who had sunk to the floor in emotion after recovering from a two games to one deficit to beat Fan Zhendong. “The final was very tough both of us played at a high level; I think the most important factor lies in the crucial points and my mentality”, said Xu Xin. “In the third game, I missed a game point and lost the game but I was able to adjust quickly for the fourth game; I believe that was the key to the victory.” Third Meeting Success for Xu Xin and his second win on the international stage against Fan Zhendong in what was their third meeting. In late November he was beaten by Fan Zhendong in seven games at the semifinal stage of the Men’s Singles event at the GAC Group 2013 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open in Stockholm but when the pair met again, he turned the tables. Earlier this year in January at the GAC Group 2013 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Dubai, at the same stage as in Stockholm, he accounted for Fan Zhendong in five games en route to securing the title. Fourth Final Victory over Fan Zhendong in what is surely becoming Xu Xin’s favourite city; it was no less than his fourth consecutive Men’s Singles final in Incheon and all against colleagues. On the GAC Group ITTF World Tour, the three most recent editions in Korea have all been staged in Incheon. Two years ago in 2012, Xu Xin was beaten in the final by Zhang Jike but in 2013 and earlier this year it was a different outcome. In 2013 he beat Ma Long in the final, earlier this year he secured the top prize at the expense of Fang Bo; now it is three wins in a row and for Xu Xin no doubt the most important of the Incheon successes. 34
Men’s Singles: Quarter-Final Xu Xin (CHN) bt Gao Ning (SIN) 13-1 Joo Saehyuk (KOR) bt Jun Mizutani (JP 11-3 Chuang Chih-Yuan (TPE) bt Pak Sin H 11-8 Fan Zhendong (CHN) bt Koki Niwa (JP
Men’s Singles: Semi-Final Xu Xin (CHN) bt Joo Saehyuk (KOR) Fan Zhendong (CHN) bt Chuang Chih-
Men’s Singles: Final Xu Xin (CHN) bt Fan Zhendong (CHN 11-8
Women’s Singles: Quarter-Finals Liu Shiwen (CHN) bt Lee Ho Ching (H Yang Haeun (KOR) bt Kasumi Ishikawa Zhu Yuling (CHN) bt Seo Hyowon (KO Feng Tianwei (SIN) bt Ai Fukuhara (J 8-11, 11-6
Women’s Singles: Semi-Finals Liu Shiwen (CHN) bt Yang Haeun (KO Zhu Yuling (CHN) bt Feng Tianwei (SI
Women’s Singles: Final Liu Shiwen (CHN) bt Zhu Yuling (CHN
Men’s Doubles: Final Ma Long / Zhang Jike (CHN) bt Fan Z 11-3, 11-7, 11-8)
Women’s Doubles: Final Chen Meng / Zhu Yuling (CHN) bt Liu 11-6, 8-11, 8-11, 11-3, 12-10
Mixed Doubles: Final Kim Hyok Bong / Kim Jong (PRK) bt Ji 12-10, 12-10, 10-12, 11-6, 11-6
France many Korea Korea Spain
11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 PN) 13-11, 7-11, 8-11, 11-7, 14-12,
Hyok (PRK) 11-6, 11-8, 5-11, 11-7,
PN) 11-4, 11-6, 12-10, 11-7
11-2, 11-5, 11-2, 11-7 -Yuan (TPE) 11-8, 11-9, 11-8, 11-7
N) 11-6, 5-11, 11-13, 11-7, 12-10,
HKG ) 11-8, 11-3, 11-7, 11-7 a (JPN) 9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-9, 11-7 OR) 11-4, 11-3, 11-8, 11-8 JPN) 11-9, 11-9, 11-6, 7-11, 3-11,
OR) 11-3, 11-5, 11-1, 11-7) IN) 13-11, 13-11, 14-12, 11-8)
N) 11-6, 11-4, 13-11, 11-7
Zhendong / Xu Xin (CHN) 14-12,
u Shiwen / Wu Yang (CHN) 12-10,
iang Yianyi / Lee Ho Ching (HKG)
World No. 1 and Asian Games Men’s Champion Xu Xin of China *All photos courtesy of ITTF and the tournhament organizing committee
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After winning Gold at the World Championships 2011 in Rotterdam and the gold medal at the London Olympics 2012, many jokingly remarked that the top of the podium at the world championships 2013 in Paris was already reserved â€“ for ZHANG Jike. And they were right. 38
What is the key to his success?
Forehand Topspin on a long shot
Nobody is better suited to answer than the 26 year-old Butterfly player himself. So we invited him last year to the Butterfly headquarters and sat down with him. The result was a fascinating insight into the workings of a great champion. Thank you Zhang Jike for visiting us!
As a first example of Zhang Jikes broad palette of shots, we take a look at his forehand topspin on long shots.
Our findings in a nutshell: We came to the conclusion that it is not the perfect feeling, not the adaption of newest techniques or his trademark banana-flick and serve variations. It is not magic, either.
“To produce maximum power, I bend back my upper body and hip, put my weight on the right foot and extend my arm backwards, straightening it out.” Besides body tension and foot placement, this is the source of Zhang Jikes power on the forehand.
Rather, Zhang Jikes dominance is a product of a “perfect package” of technique, explosiveness and physical and mental strength. Zhang Jike sums it up: “Explosiveness is the reason for my effective game” “In China, this concept” –which is best translated to “explosiveness” – “plays an important role” Zhang Jike explains. It describes the ability to produce a high amount of power on contact and impart it onto the ball. To advance in the system of Chinese table tennis, a player has to get a note confirming the explosiveness from their coaches. “I think this explosiveness is an important reason for my level of play and it makes me special.” Continuously working on their technique and steadily advancing the basic strokes is high priority for a player in Chinese table tennis. Zhang Jike agrees: “It is crucial for a player not to just train the basic strokes, but really pay attention to it in detail and look closely at every part, every movement and every timing. If you make this a part of everyday training routine, you can feel the effect it has on your game.”
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“During a shot, I quickly move my hip, body and arm forward and turn my body to the upper-left position, moving my weight from the right onto the left foot. I always try to hit the ball on its upper side.” Crucial: the Elbow
on back spin shots. His aim here is the same: To produce as much explosiveness as possible. “I bend both my legs, but more so the right side and extend my arm and wrist to the lower right side, so the racket points to the ground.”
Zhang Jike places great importance on the angle of his elbow during the forehand, and keep the elbow tight to the body. Keeping the arm angled like this ensures a minimum of power lost on the shot. This slide show demonstrates, how the lower arm and wrist also imitate this movement:
In this stroke, the explosiveness does not come from the arm or wrist, but rather from movement of the whole body (wrist, arm, body and legs) from the lower right, to the upper left corner. “As with all movements in table tennis, it is important to keep body tension throughout.” Played this way, the power is imparted onto the ball and produces a maximum of spin and speed. “I focus more on putting pressure and rotation on the ball, than try for maximum speed.” The world Champion knows this is not the only way of playing a forehand topspin. Many players –in fact- play it quite differently. “My technique has been a matter of discussion among me and my coaches. We were debating whether we needed to change the whole technique, making it shorter and tighter. But in the end, this technique is unique to me and my playing system and it “lives” on me stepping back from the table and play at least two topspins to score.” Forehand Topspin on Backspin A typical feature in Zhang Jikes play is his powerful forehand topspin with heavy rotation 40
All of these movements demand a certain physical strength of leg- lower body and lower abdominal musculature, which very few non-professional table tennis players possess in the same way as Zhang Jike does. Typical Zhang Jike: Hit the Ball in Front of the Body, Not on the Side
Contrary to most others, Zhang Jike hits the ball in front of his body and accelerates it, supported by his legs and the movement of his body. “This technique enables me to stand a bit further from the table so I can remain in my neutral stance and attack immediately with a topspin.”
the movement of the wrist plays a bigger role. Important to Zhang Jike: “On the backhand topspin on long shots I try to bend my body over the ball and close the racket as much as possible. In contrast to the forehand shot, there is much less space available on the backhand, so the stroke needs to be short and compacted.”
The Swing Back On the backhand topspin, Zhang Jike lifts up his elbow, bends his body slightly to the side and positions the racket in front of his body and closes it. Looking at the picture, two other aspects are obvious: • The elbow is elevated and forwardly positioned • The wrist is bend towards the body The wrist plays an important role in Zhang Jikes topspin, it is –in this picture- pointed towards his body. While the performance of the shot can be increased by this complex swing-back, it is not recommended for players with less exercise, as it can be a source of mistakes if not executed properly. Practise makes perfect. The Stroke Backhand-Topspin on Long Shots Let’s have a look at Zhang Jikes feared backhand topspin. The principle is quite the same as on the forehand side, but the shot is more complex and
On contact with the ball Zhang Jike manages to impart power and spin and take the initiative in a rally. Its intentional effect is that many players struggle to deal with his backhand topspin. The Olympic champion explains his technique:
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“By closing the racket as much as possible, I make sure to hit the upper side of the ball, not smash against it. This creates the spin and the low trajectory and pressures the opponent immediately. It is difficult but also crucial to bend the upper body over the ball in order to play it in the right direction, especially against offensive shots. I also make sure to hit the ball early on the bounce and make my elbow the angling point of the whole shot, supported by the wrist movement. The whole shot becomes unstable, once you move the elbow too much. It has to remain fixed, so you move at a constant angle relative to the ball.”
The picture set to the left illustrates the complex movement of Zhang Jikes backhand topspin on long shots. Backhand Topspin on Back Spin In this last special, we take a look at Zhang Jike’s special technique on playing a backhand topspin on back spin. Zhang Jike places great value on hitting the ball aggressively on the backhand, not wait for the option to play a forehand topspin but rather immediately attack. “With the backhand topspin against backspin it is not possible to support the stroke with the movement of the upper body the same way you could with the forehand”, he says. “In order to compensate you have to tighten the abdominal muscles, which also stabilizes the whole movement of the shot. On this shot as well, I try to hit the ball on its upper side with a closed racket.” The difference to the backhand against long shots can be seen in the picture set to the right. Additional Insights into Zhang Jike’s Special Technique Watching Zhang Jike demonstrating his abilities and technique over the day, we were able to get additional insights into his unique playing style. To have a stable view on the ball and the table, Zhang Jike does not change the line or angle of his view during a shot. As you can see in the picture (right, bottom), his free arm (left arm) remains at the same level (roughly the level of the bounce) and barely moves during a shot. These two facts help him stabilize the stroke even more. “It helps me to keep my body balanced, so I have trained myself not to move my free arm upwards with my body.” Text adapted from Japanese Original by Frank Völler. Translation by Sebastian Hallen. All photos courtesy of Butterfly. All photo sets by Manabu Nakagawa.
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Just Add Variation By Samson Dubina You probably know that you need to vary your loops. However, it is very difficult to consistently give good variation if you haven’t trained for it in practice. In this article, I’m going to suggest 4 variations that you should add to your forehand loop. Vary the degree of spin. By adding more or less spin to each ball, you will be able to learn to better control the ball and you will make it more difficult for your opponent to comfortably block your loop. If you add the no-spin variation, be careful not to loop with too much speed. The more topspin that you add to your loop, the more potential for speed that you can have while still maintaining consistency. Vary your distance from the table. Against some blockers, you need to stay quite close to the table in order to loop. Against some counterattacking/smashing players, you need to give yourself a bit more distance from the table in order to loop. Regardless of who you are up against, it is critical that you be able to smoothly move in-and-out away from the table. If you have merely been practicing side-to-side footwork, it is time for you to add the in-and-out variations to your practices. Vary your ball placement. Improving your ball placement is one of the fastest ways to improve your game. Against those players who are comfortable with both backhand and forehand, you should
often target the center transition point. Against those players who are trying to play full-table forehand or full-table backhand, then you need to work the angles in order to make them play with their weak side. When practicing ball placement, try not to be too self-focused on your stroke, but instead be focused more on your opponent – his strengths and his weaknesses. Vary the type of spin. By adding various amounts of sidespin to the ball, you can make it much more difficult for your opponent to block or counterloop. Practice adding slight amounts of sidespin to your topspin loop. Once you become consistent at that skill, next try to add more sidespin or even sidespin-backspin. The more topspin you apply, the more speed that you can add to your loop. If you loop with pure sidespin or sidespin backspin, make sure that you focus on control, not power. Watch this short clip where I demonstrate the 4 variations with my forehand loop.
Why Table Tennis Is Really Chess at Light Speed By Larry Hodges, We often say table tennis is chess at light speed. It has all the tactics of chess except you don’t have time to think things over - there’s no time clock, just a ball coming at you, often at dizzying speeds. But table tennis is more like chess in other ways as well. Most chess openings involve pushing pawns as players maneuver to control the center of the board and attack with their stronger pieces. Most table tennis rallies start with pushing as players maneuver to control the table and attack with their stronger shots. Chess players try to control the board early on with their bishops and knights, which set up their more powerful pieces, the rooks and queen. Table tennis players try to take control of the rally early on with their opening loops and drives, which set up their more powerful shots, their smashes and loop kills. Chess players often lose when they bring out their queen too early, before their other pieces are in position to support it. Table tennis players often lose when they try to smash or loop kill too early in the rally, before they’ve set up the shot. In chess, if you lose your queen without taking the opponent’s queen, you almost always lose. In table tennis, if you can’t get your best shot into play while your opponent can, you almost always lose. In chess you can start off by pushing your pawn one or two squares. In table tennis you can start off by pushing short or long. Chess players all have a weakness - their king, which they must guard at all times. Table tennis players all have weaknesses, and they must guard those weaknesses at all times. When a chess player is losing he often tries for a stalemate in desperation. When
a table tennis player is losing a point he often lobs in desperation. In chess the pawns are the weakest shot, but used properly, they can win by supporting stronger pieces, by smothering an opponent, or by getting “queened.” In table tennis the push is often the weakest shot, but you can win with it by using it to set up stronger shots, by smothering an opponent with well-placed pushes, or by turning it into a powerful weapon with quickness, placement, heavy backspin, or keeping it short. When a chess player doesn’t know how to react to an opponent’s opening, he studies and learns the proper moves. When a table tennis player can’t return an opponent’s serve, he practices and learns the proper receives. In chess, you have a lot of time to think and plan before each move. In table tennis you have a lot of time to think and plan before each match. In speed chess, you have little time to think and plan before each move. In table tennis you have little time to think and plan before the next point. In chess, you run into time trouble if you can’t quickly and instinctively see the right move in most circumstances. In table tennis you run into trouble if you can’t quickly and instinctively see the right shot in most circumstances. So yes, table tennis is just chess at lightning speed. Which means, of course, that chess is simply table tennis at a glacial pace!
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Tips of the Month
A Good Loss
by Carl Danner
(Tip of the Month: September) Some of your best matches may have been losses. While some players wonâ€™t admit this (because they care only about winning), itâ€™s helpful and realistic to allow yourself a mental reward for an outstanding effort that may have run into someone stronger on the day. However, you should not let yourself accept this reward while the match is still underway --by thinking that it was a good effort even if you lose. That thought can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. To fight this tendency, focus on the need to have (and execute) an affirmative strategy to win those last few points.
(Tip of the Month: October) Some opponents are a little weak or tentative with their attacking shots. Against them, you may want to use deep and aggressive services that some other opponents could loop for winners. A particularly useful version of this is a fast sidespin-topspin serve to the forehand side, where you force your opponent to move to make the play. An opponent with a somewhat shaky loop (or slow feet) is likely to provide a weak topspin shot for your attacking enjoyment. Be sure to stay alert and on your toes for playing the third ball, as you may get an odd return back that requires some movement to pound properly.
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USA Tournament Results Biggest Little City Fall 2014 Reno, Nevada September 6, 2014 Under 2000 RR, Bill Kochenderfer, John Hanna, Mike Sturtevant Under 1425 RR, Jim Richter, Thomas Breunig, Roland Sanders Under 1825 RR, Bill Kochenderfer, Billy Fu Under 1250 RR, Phong Dao, Roland Sanders Under 925 RR, Steve Noble , Graham Matthews SAE Sandpaper SE, Robert Gilley, Martin Mainster Open, Michael Hyatt, James Therriault, Jian Zhuang Over 40 RR, Bill Kochenderfer, Ivan Rubio Over 60 RR, Billy Fu, Roland Sanders, Carlos J. Ortegon Under 1650 RR, Ivan Rubio, Andrew D. Streng Under 1075 RR, Doug Vaughan, Mel Inglima SAE Singles, James Therriault, Roland Sanders SAE Doubles, James Therriault / John Hanna, Michael Martin / Mark T Copeland LATTA Open El Monte, California September 6, 2014 Under 1100 RR, Charles Noone, Emily Shiau Under 1500 RR, Jong Hak Choi, TaeHyun Kim Under 1300 RR, Tae-Hyun Kim, Ronald McPherson Under 1700 RR, Yi Zheng, Kenneth Seiple Under 1850 RR, Ken Trinh, Jong Hak Choi Under 1950 RR, Sonny Walla, Ken Trinh Under 2050 RR, Sonny Walla, Branton Nestor Under 3500 Doubles, Lan Vuong / Jonathan Gebala, LeRoy (Lee) L. Kondo / Peter Chandra Oregon State Championship Beaverton, Oregon September 6, 2014 Open Singles RR Ethan Liu, Maoxi George Wang
Annie Liu and Dick Bennett at the Akron Open
Rockwell Fall Open Cedar Rapids, Iowa September 13, 2014 Singles RR, Noi Sackpraseuth Mike R. Baldwin Dongwang Liu Division A SE, Noi Sackpraseuth, Chi W. Lam, John Oros, Tao You Division B SE, Sang-in Han Phuong Nguyen Division C SE, Dylan Garland Mark Dillman, Nirmal Sharma, Chapagai, Suyash Kelkar Division D SE, Iulian Curtu Ken York, Mark Nightingale Donny Richardson Under 3000 Doubles RR, Zhancai Huang / Roger Miller, Dongwang Liu / Valerie Buffard, Suyash Kelkar / Nirmal Sharma Chapagai Dylan Garland / Donny Richardson Over 3000 Doubles RR, Noi Sackpraseuth / Chi W. Lam, Zongjiang Huang / MengYu Wang, John Oros / Dale Bacon, Arnold Kompaniyets / Brandon McCalley North-West LA Open Canoga Park, California September 14, 2014 Under 800 RR, Max Rambod MiChong Gilbert Under 1000 RR, Ha Luu, Charles Noone Under 1200 RR, Jim Esch, Artem Kalustov Under 1400 RR, Artem Kalustov, An Dang Under 1600 RR, Jimmy Gao, Hilarion Belo Under 1900RR, Jimmy Gao Robert Hershey Under 2050 RR, Robert Hershey
Mohammad Moayery Open Singles RR, Zaman Molla Robert Shahnazari 2014 Butterfly Badger Open Waukesha, Wisconsin September 19-21, 2014 Open Singles RR Wei Qi, Daniel R. Seemiller Under 2500 RR, Daniel R. Seemiller Alex Legaria Under 2400 RR, Ahmed Hendawi, Micaiah Skolnick Under 2300 RR, Maria Castillo, Ahmed Hendawi Under 2200 RR, Maria Castillo, Haibin Huang Under 2000 RR, Tadao (Tom) Inui, David Sun Under 1900 RR, Omofuma Akhigbe, Long Le Under 1800 RR, Thomas M Running Paul F. Williams Under 1750 RR, Weiliang Jordan Sun Edward Mu Under 1700 RR, Mansoor Ali Abdulrasool, Aliraza Ashiqali Under 1600 RR, Mehdi Barati, Kian Beyranvand Under 1400 RR, Moshi Zhao, Emily Su Under 1200 RR, Zeling Yu, Ken Kicinski Under 1000 RR, Varun Senthilkumar Akash Tembe Open Doubles, Wei Qi / Michael Minh Tran, Daniel R. Seemiller / Wojciech Wolski Under 3800 Doubles RR, Ladislav Sranko / Margita Burczyk, WenJie Nie / Mehdi Barati
Juniors U18 RR, Alex Legaria, Peter Jie Yang Juniors U14 RR, Michael Minh Tran David Sun Womens RR, Maria Castillo, Sonjay Henry, Zeling Yu, Yuanli Xie Over 40 RR, Aaron Avery, Ladislav Sranko September Newgy Akron Open Akron, Ohio September 26, 2014 Open Singles Giant RR, Jiaqi Zheng Xue Feng Jia Under 2400 Giant RR, Alex Legaria Felipe Morita Under 2000 Giant RR, Anthony Lewis David Pech Under 1600 Giant RR, Ashwin Turakhia, Zach Spies Under 1200 Giant RR, Ishaq Kothari Anwen Harris Grand Opening Giant Round Robin Norton Shores, Michigan September 27, 2014 Preliminary RR, William Thompson, Francis Hsu, Jaron Faltinowski, Dean Ginther Class A Giant RR, Brian Fowler, Vivek Singh, William Thompson, Brad Overbeek Class B Giant RR, Brad Brushman, Richard LeBaron, Chase F. Klinesteker, Daniel Petterson California Table Tennis Butterfly Rosemead, California October 4-5, 2014 9 & Under RR, Rohan Kumar, Ryan Ren, Kinslee Yu, Stella Gong 13 & Under RR, Shivam Kumar, Steven Gong 15 & Under RR, Nicholas Tio, Steven Gong, Shivam Kumar 11 & Under RR, Rohan Kumar, Ryan Ren, Aaron Chang, Alan Xian 17 & Under RR, Jiaming He, Theodore Tran Under 1300 RR, Steve Lee, James Greenfield Under 1600 RR, Saw Zan, Art Akopyan Under 1750 RR, Kevin Yu, Paul Nguyen Under 1450 RR, William Lin, Saw Zan Under 1900 RR, Kenneth Seiple, Jiho Jung Under 2250 RR, Pin-Chung Chen, Nathaniel Chu Under 2050 RR, Sonny Walla, Iris Mei Yan Wong Under 2500 RR, Theodore Tran, Nicholas Tio
2014 Aurora Fall Open Aurora, Illinois October 11, 2014 Giant Round Robin - Group 1, Emad Barsoum, Attila Ratfai, Wojciech Wolski, Jeff Xiao Giant Round Robin - Group 2, C. T. Pham Seon Ho Kim, Lukasz Niewiarowski Krzysztof Szostak Giant Round Robin - Group 3, Ken Oh Zbigniew Jablonski, Marc Villanueva, Ejaz Shah Giant Round Robin - Group 4, Kian Beyranvand, Cesar Mendoza, Douglas R. Wruck, John Brandt Giant Round Robin - Group 5, James Stout, Jang Won Kim, Jeffrey Liao, Moshi Zhao Giant Round Robin - Group 6, Sarah Zhou, Robert L. Tysl, Mike R. Baldwin Tomasz Szacilowski Giant Round Robin - Group 7, Zexin Jiang, Arsen Gaysin, Asif Rehmani, Natalia Snigurskaya Giant Round Robin - Group 8, Quinn Baker, Manikandan Nagarathnam, William Klase, John Zhong Liu Giant Round Robin - Group 9, Sam Adarkwa Kung Chao, Zigmas Vievesis Mark Nightingale Giant Round Robin - Group 10, Grace Luo, Samuel J. Kramer, Dale A Daguro Nandan Naresh Giant Round Robin - Group 11, Mohammed S. Zaman, Madison Chao, Tim Szot Rhon Daguro Giant Round Robin - Group 12, Brian Ngeunjuntr, Pierre Gabriell Falcis Bhavika Kagathi, Tanay Vutukuru Sacramento Fall Fun For All Open Sacramento, California October 11, 2014 Under 2250 RR, Philip Lim Trieu-Tien (Tom Nguyen Under 1650 RR, Adrian Fu, Kai Zarehbin Under 1050 RR, Evan Chen , Faith Tung Under 450 RR, Emily Yang Derrick Phan Hard Bat RR, James Therriault Philip Lim Under 1950 RR, Robert He, Walter Hua, Chua Guan Under 1350 U18yrs RR, Aarushi Bajpai, Ethan Wang, Samantha Au, Jimmy Huang Under 1350 O18yrs RR, Daniel Wong, Siddhartha Kanungo Under 750 RR, Aurad Kamkar, Ethan Liu Under 150 RR, Natalie Chu, Timothy Rex Young Under 2400 RR, Jordan Yee, Ethan Liu Under 1750 RR, Scott Fong, Shawn Fong Under 1150 RR, Barbara Clark, Daniel
Wong Under 550 RR, George Song, Derrick Phan Under 2050 RR, Evan Tung, Chao Zhang Under 3300 Doubles, Nelson Yu / Aarushi Bajpai, Robert He / Henrik Zhang Under 1450 RR, Henrik Zhang, Nathan Lee Under 850 U18yrs RR, Atul Raman, Aurad Kamkar Under 850 O18yrs RR, Sichan Kanyavong, Javier Montiel Under 250 RR, Yang Hua, Michelle Lin Open Singles RR, Victor Liu Huaiyu Chen Under 1850 U18yrs RR, Wendy Chen, Shawn Fong Under 1850 O18yrs RR, Jason Balderama, Robert Gilley Under 1250 RR, Ethan Wang, Barbara Clark Under 650 RR, Avery Chan , Emily Yang Under 2150 RR, Jordan Wong, Wendy Chen Under 1550 RR, Norman Tu, Adrian Fu Under 2300 Doubles, Sruti Raman / Atul Raman, David Palmore / Greg Rose Under 950 RR, Arisrei Lim , Robert Valenzuela Under 350 RR, Justin Yang, Derrick Phan LATTA Open El Monte, California October 11, 2014 Under 1050 RR, Suvicha Yossunthorn, Derek Hong Under 1500 RR, Ming Chan, Loc Vo Under 1250 RR, Suvicha Yossunthorn Jeffrey Yee Under 1650 RR, Santhoshkumar Srinivasan, Shelley A. Hardy Under 1900 RR, Thomas Koh Dean K. Vuong U-15 yrs RR, Jeffrey Yee, Daniel Treigherman U2100 RR, Oliver Friedman Sonny Walla Under 1750 RR, Richard Simon Santhoshkumar Srinivasan Under 2000 RR, Ruicong Chen Oliver Friedman Under 3500 Doubles SE, Andy Chen / Eng Soedjono, Peter Bunya / (John) Yahya Dabbagh
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Newgy Akron Ohio Giant Round Robin September Newgy Akron Ohio Giant Round Robin Table Tennis Tournament On September 26-27, the Newgy Akron Open took center stage at Walsh University’s Alumni Arena. The new facility hosted the northeast Ohio’s largest event with 133 registered players with excellent conditions including 800 lux lighting, wood floor, and 28’ ceilings. Friday events kicked off with the warm-up events: Open doubles, family doubles, handicap, and junior recreational. The elite Lindenwood University team dominated Friday play with taking first in Handicap and top 4 in Open Doubles. Saturday featured round robin groups of 8 players with the top 4 advancing from each group. In the Open Giant RR quarterfinals 2600-level Xue Feng Jia chopped and looped his way to a 3-0 victory over Lindenwood’s top player Alex Legaria next up Jiaqi Zheng rated 2548 took down Santiago Seville 3-0. Khoa followed suit with a 3-0 win over Gabriel Skolnick. Micaiah Skolnick nearly broke the trend with a 8-5 lead in the fifth over Samson Dubina. Micaiah was stopped short with an 11-9 loss. In the Open semifinals US #1 ranked Olympic eligible female player Jiaqi Zheng took down 2x Olympian Khoa Nguyen 3-1 to advance to the finals. In the other semifinals, former Chinese Superleague player Xue Feng Jia using excellent spin variation and consistency took down Ohio’s #1 player Samson Dubina 3-0. With the experienced Xue Feng Jia easily cruising through 10 straight matches, it looked as if he would take the title and $1000 first place cash. However, Jiaqi Zheng played a smart game and Xue Feng Jia was not able to adjust to her pips attacks and drop shots. Congrats to Jiaqi Zheng for winning her first Newgy Akron Open title. Best wishes to her as she prepares to represent the US at the 2016 Olympics! We would like to thank our dedicated tournament sponsors: Newgy, Studio 330 Wedding Professionals, Union Institute & University, Wil-Cut Engineered Abrasive Solutions, Clear Choice Custom Lasik Center, Paddle Palace, Nittaku, CLJ Studios, Simplex Creative, PainZone, and Butterfly. We would also like to thank our friendly tournament staff: Greg Thompson, Pierce Scott, Randy Burnett, Joyce Burnett, Larry Loutzenheiser, Harsh Khandelwal, Gabe Stauffer, Cathy Steele, Sam Dubina, Nancy Dubina, Marissa Dubina, Heather Dubina, Rachel Detwiler, Ron Martin, Craig Krum, and Orlando McEwan.
TOURNAMENT VIDEO TOURNAMENT PHOTOS
Open Giant RR: 1st Jiaqi Zheng, 2nd Xue Feng Jia, 3rd-4th Khoa Nguyen/Samson Dubina
Under 1600 Giant RR: 1st Ashwin Turakhiak, 2nd Zach Spies, 3rd-4th Adam Hemker/Bobo Shi
Family Doubles RR: 1st Anwen Harris/Zane Harris, 2nd Sarah Sommers/David Sommers
Under 2400 Giant RR: 1st Alex Legaria, 2nd Felipe Morita, 3rd-4th Gabriel Skolnick/Santiago Sevilla
Under 1200 Giant RR: 1st Ishaq Kothari, 2nd Anwen Harris, 3rd Nathen Eldridge/Jeff Pitrof
Handicap RR: 1st Zach Spies 2nd Alex Averin
Under 2000 Giant RR: 1st Anthony Lewis, 2nd David Pech, 3rd-4th Shreyans Bafna/Zuo Li
Open Doubles RR: 1st Gabriel Skolnick/Felipe Morita, 2nd Micaiah Skolnick/Ahmed Hendawi
Junior RR: 1st Daniel Daum, 2nd Andrew Schneider
Juniors Dominate Georgia Games
Sky High September Open
by Wendell Dillon Although we had a full slate of events, juniors dominated the 2014 Georgia Games,, July 19 & 20. We played the junior events on Saturday along with the adult Georgia Cup. This year we started a new event: the Cadet Cup for teams of players under 15 years old. All other adult events were played on Sunday, with juniors also eligible for most events. The team events were split between the two dominant professional clubs. The Atlanta Table Tennis Academy (ATTA) won the Georgia Cup, which was started in 1977. Yang’s Table Tennis Academy won the inaugural Cadet Cup, captained by 12 year old Emilie Lin. The Cadet Cup is a 3 player team playing the world team format of up to 5 singles matches. Each team had to have at least one boy and one girl play each team match. The final team match went down to the 5th individual match with Yang’s defeating ATTA 11-8 in the 5th. The youth movement continued on Sunday with 12 year old Emilie Lin winning the Women’s Singles and juniors doing well in the Men’s singles and class events. 40+ Carlos Ko won the Men’s Singles but14 year old Albert Zhang defeated #2 seed 30+ John Mar in the semifinal and 15 year old James S Wang defeated John in the Bronze medal match. The Thomas Nunes Sportsmanship Trophy was awarded to John Mar. Other winners were: (Because Tennessee doesn’t have a state games competition we welcome them to the Georgia Games. If a player from TN wins a medal, the same medal will be given to the next highest Georgia player)
Aurora, Colorado – September 28th. by Richard McAfee The Sky High Table Tennis Club (Aurora,CO) held its fourth USATT Sanctioned Tournament of the Year on September 28th, 2014. Thirty five players from around Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico took part. The tournament featured the popular “Giant Round Robin” format with players competing in groups of five in the morning to determine their placements in the afternoon divisions. Division play consisted of five divisions each consisting of a round robin of 7 players. In the A Division, Rafael Fuenmayor Lozada went undefeated and collected the trophy and $125 first place prize. Rafael who is from Venezuela, had not played in the USA since 2012 and came in with a rating of only 1932. However, it was quickly apparent that this 17 year old was very much improved and his real rating was very much higher. Rafael is left-handed and his game features a very modern topspin attacking style with lots of power on both sides. Coming in second in the A Division was Edward Yue. Ed plays a close to the table blocking game and has been making steady progress over the last year. For his excellent play, Ed took home the runner-up trophy and $50. The crowd favorite was 9-year old, Jaden Ly. Jaden pulled several upsets, including defeating Larry Rose to take the Division E Championship. Jaden’s dad, Phong Ly also had a great day, as he upset the number #seeded Kyle Angeles in the preliminary round robin, to make his way into the A Division. It takes a lot of work to organize and run a tournament and Sky High is blessed to have a great tournament staff. A big “thank you” to: Josh Harris and Kyle Angeles (Field of Play Operations), Joyce McCready (Results and Computer Operations), Diane McAfee (Athlete Support), and Richard McAfee (Referee and Director). Sky High would like to thank our sponsors, PepPod and Joola, for all their support for our events.
Jr U10: Ethan Ruan Jr U12: Daniel Ng Jr U14: Brandon Koh Jr U16: James S.Wang Jr U18: Jerry Yao Jr U14 Dbl: Brandon Koh/Daniel Ng Jr U18 Dbl: James Wang/Jerry Yao Novice: Alex Yu (11) Men’s Doubles: John Mar, Petro Stirbu Women’s Doubles: Tina Qin/Betty Yu Sen 40+: Carlos Ko Sen 50+: Allan Charles Sen 60+: David Girdner (TN); Lennox Drakes Sen 70+: John Edd Walker (TN); Charlie Slater Class A: Teddy Zhang (11) Class B: Andrew Chen (12) Class C: Gardner Dale (10) Class D: Ethan Ruan (9)
Congratulations to all the winners! Group A: Rafael Fuenmayor Lozada (Denver, CO); Runner -up: Edward Yue (Denver, CO) Group B: Dean Dingyi Chen (Greenwood Villege, CO); Runner-up: Jason Lai (Laramie, WY) Group C: Antonio Varelia Vaaquez (Aurora, CO); Runner-up: Gokah Shah (Denver, CO) Group D: Tan Loi (Thornton, CO); Runner-up: Hristo Djoumaliev (Loveland, CO) Group E: Jaden Ly (Ft. Collins, CO); Runnerup: Larry Rose (Colorado Springs, CO)
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WI 589 Chao, Madison NY 606 Chapman, James MN 1687 Charney, Michael FL 2151 Charoenmit, Chanya NC 2378 Charpentier, Lucas NM 1651 Chartrand, Rick CA 1248 Chau, Eric FL 1571 Che, Paul CA 159 Che, Tiger NY 992 Checa, Luis NJ 1436 Chee, Ethan IL 1425 Chelikani, Advitheey NJ 1959 Chen, Alan CA 906 Chen, Alexander NY 1570 Chen, Alvin GA 1609 Chen, Andrew GA 1341 Chen, Ben NJ 1159 Chen, Bin FN 2715 Chen, Bob CA 907 Chen, Christopher NY 123 Chen, Claire TX 439 Chen, Dennis TX 618 Chen, Emma CA 1070 Chen, Ethan CA 1051 Chen, Evan MA 344 Chen, Jasmine MA 585 Chen, Jason GA 603 Chen, Jesse OR 2065 Chen, Jia Feng (Jason) TX 1750 Chen, Judy TX 1771 Chen, Justin TX 1209 Chen, Kuei-Mei VA 1776 Chen, Le MN 1590 Chen, Leon TX 890 Chen, Maggie CA 1507 Chen, Michael MD 1437 Chen, Patrick GA 1354 Chen, Patrick CA 2202 Chen, Pin-Chung OH 2134 Chen, Po Hsu MD 1353 Chen, Ronald MD 2601 Chen, Ruichao CA 1065 Chen, Sean NY 1626 Chen, Sihai MD 1756 Chen, Spencer CA 1542 Chen, Stephanie NJ 1638 Chen, Timmy NJ 2329 Chen, Timothy TX 1049 Chen, Vincent CA 1690 Chen, Wendy CA 1640 Chen, William CA 2051 Chen, YingZhao GA 2154 Chen, Zhicong CO 1911 Chen, Zhimin(Jimmy) NY 1823 Cheng, Chen CA 2041 Cheng, Emmy WA 1699 Cheng, Gang NY 1875 Cheng, Honfai CA 2124 Cheng, Horace CA 1977 Cheng, Joshua CA 2363 Cheng, Newman CA 410 Cheng, Rachel WA 1854 Cheng, Ting-Chung CA 1026 Chennu, Bala TX 1032 Cheong, Henry MD 1793 Cheong, Si MA 1991 Cheung, Kevin TX 1948 Cheung, Michael Latyan NY 2170 Cheung, Ming CA 1902 Cheung, TingNing CO 1354 Chhabra, Saurabh IN 918 Chhatiawala, Harin MD 1497 Chia, Ken FL 1419 Chickering, Deane CA 132 Chidambaram, Ashwat CA 1140 Chillara, Rishi GA 1547 Chin, Kingsley IL 1231 Chin, Ron FL 1389 Chin, Samuel NY 1975 Chin, Wayne Ming FL 1630 Chirinos, Veronica TX 1230 Chirkli, Abdul MN 2126 Chirmule, Shardul CA 476 Cho, Rachel CA 841 Cho, Stephen CA 2194 Chodha, Kim CA 2035 Chodri, Aditi CA 2482 Chodri, Kunal CA 1143 Choe, Timothy
NJ 895 Choi, Changhyeon CA 1541 Choi, Han Pyo IL 725 Choi, Kevin NY 429 Choi, Sky CA 1164 Choi, Ungsam CA 1898 Chon, Elijah WA 1784 Chou, Bertha TX 1787 Chow, Philip WA 1205 Chramiec, Pete CA 2213 Chu, Anthony FL 2359 Chu, Bin Hai CA 2192 Chu, Isabel NJ 2046 Chu, Jonathan NJ 2053 Chu, Jonathan CA 71 Chu, Natalie WA 1702 Chu, Raymond CA 1891 Chu, Sammy NJ 1940 Chu, Stephen CA 1324 Chu, Suming KS 1734 Chu, Tat Wai NJ 1789 Chu, Tony N.T. TX 2182 Chu, Tsz NC 1324 Chu, Victor TX 2001 Chu, Zhihan IN 1902 Chua, Bun-Hiong CA 2397 Chua, Ethan CA 1797 Chua, Gerry TX 914 Chuang, Scott MA 2389 Chui, Chi-Sun OH 1411 Ciarrochi, Joe IL 1230 Ciofiac, Nicolae CA 1036 Cisneros, Rogelio FL 2370 Ciz, Richard NY 2119 Clang, John CA 1046 Clark, Barbara NJ 822 Clark, Barry VA 1044 Clark, Benjamin AZ 852 Clark, Jeff MD 1921 Clarke, Michael CA 1272 Claude, Lou AZ 1204 Clavijo, Sergio IN 2256 Clyde, Stephen IN 2424 Cochran, Joseph NJ 2253 Cohen, Randy NY 1855 Coiro, Alec CA 1708 Cole, Dan 2002 Coley, Vince AR 1234 Collins, Fred NV 941 Collins, Jeff MI 521 Collins, Michael IL 1330 Colombo, Kevin CA 1525 Colter, Gerald NC 1363 Combs, David TX 1701 Compton, Robert AZ 1966 Cone, Derrick MI 1028 Conklin, Scott GA 1602 Conn, Elijah CA 1650 Connell, Grant IN 1459 Conterno, Nicholas TX 2076 Cook, Grayden GA 1756 Cook, Joshua AR 827 Cook, Tanner MD 1508 Cooke, Peter TN 934 Coona, Varun GA 1882 Cooper, George CA 888 Copeland, Mark HI 1579 Correa, Frank CT 1217 Cortesi, Tony CA 1093 Cortez, Nelson NY 915 Cosby, Gregory 2027 Cote, Alicia OH 1741 Cottrell, Blake PA 2198 Coulter, Chip WA 1216 Cox, Brian PA 1683 Cox, Robert TN 1126 Craighead, Kevin MD 657 Craun, Andrew MI 951 Craw, Stephen IN 1678 Creel, Stephen CA 1512 Crescitelli, Luis TX 2454 Cretu, Razvan VA 1372 Cristofaro, Frank CO 1178 Crozier, Bruce 2268 Csibi, Alex 1998 Cuellar, Jessica MA 2008 Cui, David WA 2290 Cui, Jie IL 1342 Cumby, Chad HI 1617 Cumes, Jeffrey MN 2271 Curran, Nathaniel IN 1553 Czarnecki, Scott CA 1776 Da Vee, Mark CA 1615 Dabbagh, (John) Yahya MD 2034 Dabbs, Ryan IN 1314 Dagher, Charles NC 1655 Dahake, Nikhil
VA 1859 Duan, Wesley AL 1768 Dailey, Tommie FL 1244 Dubai, Asnish GA 1496 Dale, Gardner OH 2481 Dubina, Samson TX 1359 Dallman, Erich CO 1467 Ducek, Premysl NC 1317 Dalton, Rufus IL 886 Dudas, Attila MN 2110 Damyanov, Veselin TX 1062 Duich, Jan NJ 563 Dang, Alyssa FL 1699 Dunlap, Caleb AZ 406 Dani, Samihan NC 1011 Dunn, Andrew IN 1830 Dannenfelser, Tom NY 967 Dunn, Arthur NY 799 Danziger, James NY 182 Dunn, Leina WI 1438 Dargiewicz, Sawyer NH 1547 Duperron, Robert AK 1293 Darnall, Diann CA 964 Durrer, Thomas CT 666 Darsh, Kumar CA 1531 Dutta, Pradipta CA 1238 Dart, John CA 2113 Darukhanawalla, Malcolm CA 616 Dutta, Srinjoy CA 1966 Darukhanawalla, Nash IN 1125 Duvanenko, Victor 1744 Duysens, Alexandre NJ 2241 Dattel, Barry TX 1652 Dy, Edison FL 1298 Daugherty, Michael IL 1845 Dydynski, Jerry MI 1157 Dault, Joe IL 1428 Dyer, Don TX 1435 Davies, Barbara NY 484 Eagle, Jack CA 1622 Davila, Ruben NY 1082 Eagle, Todd AL 1850 Davis, Andrew SD 317 Eastman, Ben UT 1641 Davis, Byron HI 1039 Ebrahimi, David UT 1362 Davis, Carol FN 2156 Edwards, Gillian AZ 1269 Davis, David NC 909 Ehlert, Kurt WI 1731 Davis, Drew NJ 763 Ehrenreich, Martin OH 1231 Davis, LeRoy CT 1673 Eichner, Howard NC 1314 Davis, Richard CA 1864 Dawalbhakta, Samiha NJ 2533 Eider, Cory IN 1806 Eiler, Brandon NY 1846 De Asis, Jed Rave AZ 0 Ekbundit, Patrick TX 630 de Coatpont, Lucie VA 1636 El Oukaili, Talal WI 1835 De Fabry, Lucas NJ 1843 Elazrag, Eymen PA 2034 De Jong, Ivar NY 1784 De Los Santos, Diogenes AK 1927 Elliott, Paul AL 1231 Ellis, Colen AK 1484 De May, David FL 430 Ellsworth, John FL 1747 Deacon, Richard FL 309 Ellsworth, William NY 1113 DeArmond, Christian SC 1454 Elsesser, Bill IL 1316 DeAsis, Francis IL 1493 Emilianowicz, Eryk MI 1079 Decraene, Parker WV 2011 Emmons, Stephen A. OH 1320 Decristofaro, John WV 1621 Emmons, Theron Roy NC 1418 Deepee, Steven NY 1618 Emord, Dan VA 1487 Defrank, Tim MI 1485 Enders, Wayne HI 607 Degawa, Shigemi TX 2151 Enebish, Munkhbileg CA 1725 Dehdashti, Massoud SC 1668 England, David DC 986 Deinoff, Pelle MI 1484 Engstrom, Jim FL 1393 DeJesus, Adrian IL 1524 Erdenebileg, LA 2088 Del Vecchio, Martin Myagmarsuren CA 854 Demartini, Cliff CA 1226 Esch, Jim FL 728 Dev, Rishi CA 1460 Esparza, Rudy GA 415 Devalapalli, Pranav FL 1871 Espenship, Scott NY 1058 DeVenezia, Richard CA 1767 Espinosa, Gabriel CA 1374 Dewhirst, Ken NY 1364 Estill, Alan MI 2313 Dey, Tapabrata FL 2052 Estrada, Carlos CA 112 Dhaka, Anmol TX 789 Diaz de Leon, Gabriel WA 1311 Evans, Adam AZ 1130 Evans, David NE 1649 Dickey, Gordon IL 1815 Evans, J. FL 1502 Dieker, Eric FL 1159 Ewert, Matthew CO 1595 Diep, Duke CA 1243 Ezzo, Steve OH 1663 Dietz, Roy NV 1463 Difuntorum, Reynaldo NJ 928 Fabian, Steven CA 1747 Fahlstrom, Ragnar WA 1824 DiMarco, Gregory KY 1846 Fakharpour, Babak WA 2472 Ding, Billy KY 1715 Fakharpour, Peyton FL 1196 Dinh, Thuan IL 1730 Falcis, Peter CA 2261 Dinh, Tri IL 168 Falcis, Pierre NC 1969 Diwakar, Madhu AR 515 Falco, Angela IL 1430 Dixon, Lawer AR 1571 Falco, John CO 1335 Djoumaliev, Hristo NY 1665 Falk, Clifford OH 894 Doenges, Kevin NC 1897 Fan, Ling MI 1348 Doerr, Timothy NJ 1334 Fang, Bryan AZ 1794 Dok, Daphne TX 1087 Fang, Katherine CT 890 Dolan, Kevin IN 735 Farkas, Joe RI 783 Donadio, Alexander GA 1557 Farrar, William NY 712 Donald, David OH 1658 Faulstich, Stephen MD 1797 Dong, Chun OR 1120 Fechner, Joann MD 1272 Dong, Kai IL 1815 Feerst, David NJ 902 Donthi, Sai TX 1110 Feher, Sam WI 1093 Dorman, Tom MA 2052 Fei, Xianger TX 1523 Dorrell, Jimmy CO 1378 Feinstein, Marilyn Somm CA 1572 D’Ortenzio, Mario AL 1797 Feldman, Danny NC 910 Doshi, Pinku MD 506 Feldman, Ira NC 1229 Doshi, Smit MA 1528 Felsher, Steven IL 1719 Douglass, Robert CT 1540 Feltenberger, Donald IL 1916 Dousmanis, Christos NJ 369 Feng, XinYi IL 1114 Downing, Charlie NY 2021 Feng, Yihao (John) TX 1163 Doyle, Don GA 2584 Feng, Yijun NJ 1681 Doytchev, Doytcho PA 1206 Ferguson, Erik TX 2004 Drake, Kyle CA 92 Ferguson, Michael MO 1290 Drake, Wenyan NC 1010 Ferland, Jacob WI 1446 Draper, Evan MA 1467 Ferreira, Antonio Luis SC 1805 Dreyfus, Stephen NV 1467 Ferrenberg, Allan IL 1780 Driskill, Ryan NY 1503 Fields, Tobias OH 1084 Drsek, John NJ 1980 Files, Justin MD 977 Du, Brandon CA 1739 Finney, Emma WA 1587 Du, Ethan TX 1293 Fish, David GA 2001 Du, James OK 878 Fitzgerald, Kathleen CA 1746 Du, Yufeng(Kevin) CO 1295 Fleming, Mark MD 2035 Duan, Changping
TX 1873 Fleshman, Tom CA 1533 Flexer, Dominique OH 882 Flores, Brandon CA 2047 Flores, David TX 2018 Flores, Mark Andrew AZ 1439 Flores, Salvador MA 1892 Fomin, Dmitri MO 1268 Fong, Joseph NJ 1129 Fong, Molly CA 1519 Fong, Scott NJ 569 Foo, Alysha NY 513 Foote, Graham NJ 540 Forman, Gary OR 1708 Fountain, Eric WA 1655 Frahler, Jeff FL 1851 Francisco, Ramon Paolo IL 2122 Franeczek, Janusz CT 1339 Frankowski, Michael OK 1219 Franks, Cameron MA 2121 Frayberg, Alex MN 1989 Frayne, Elliot NJ 1068 Fredricks, Glenn HI 1661 Freedman, Stephen CA 434 Freeman, Chase NY 1564 Friedlander, Judah CA 811 Friedman, Gerry CA 1917 Friedman, Oliver MA 650 Friedman, Thomas TX 917 Friedmann, Nadav WA 795 Frost, Andrea WA 837 Frost, Bryan CA 1527 Frye, Scott CA 439 Fu, Alice CA 1638 Fu, Ava NV 1766 Fu, Billy GA 1568 Fu, Michael PA 1916 Fu, Yao CA 1599 Fu, Zheng IL 1499 Fudala, Christopher OH 1484 Fullen, Dave NY 1349 Fung-a-fat, Jill NM 1288 Funkhouser, Bob AZ 1817 Furdui, Stelian CA 460 Furze, Eric FL 1409 Fusa, Fernando WI 1568 Gableman, Jim CT 1392 Gabor, Bob CA 2363 Gabriel, Freddie NC 1602 Gabriel, Tom OH 2027 Gacki, Slawomir MA 1409 Gaidarev, Peter CA 1214 Gail, Chris VA 1233 Gajjar, Vraj VA 993 Gallagher, Stark CA 1566 Galm, Steve FL 1821 Galman, Cielo TX 1005 Gambini, Chris NJ 1461 Gambourg, Leonid CA 2171 Gampa, Gaurav CA 1866 Gandhi, Nimesh OK 1696 Gann, Charles HI 1502 Gantala, Rommel DE 965 Ganti, Krishna CA 1432 Gao, Annie MO 1572 Gao, Di CA 2383 Gao, Felix AK 1779 Gao, Jimmy NY 1827 Gao, Junjie TX 1902 Gao, Katie CA 1487 Gao, Patrick NJ 2102 Gao, Sean(Zhongyi) NY 2473 Gao, YanJun CA 1856 Gao, Yuzhang NC 2240 Garcia, Carlos FL 977 Garcia, Gustavo FL 1435 Garcia, Leonel NY 790 Garcia, Miguel NY 529 Garell, Charles CA 1421 Gasca, Fernando FL 1272 Gascoigne, Ian CA 904 Gaskins, George 2083 Gastelum, Pablo NJ 704 Ge, Nicholas CA 186 Gee, Robert AZ 1825 Geete, Jayant TX 1406 Geeze, Christopher NM 1845 Geeze, Donald LA 982 Gehrkin, Jonathan PA 770 Geisinger, Jeffrey CA 1210 Geller, Alan CA 2673 Geng, Shupeng NY 1746 Gennuso, Greg MA 542 Gibbons, Mark MN 175 Gibson, Celeste MN 741 Gibson, Jim KS 1464 Gibson-Birch, Piers
MD 1174 Gilday, Tim FL 1964 Gilkes, Rohan CA 1154 Gillman, Art FL 2040 Gingold, Greg MI 1419 Ginther, Dean NY 834 Giovannini, Matteo TN 1845 Girdner, David CA 1535 Giri, Swathi CA 1423 Girton, Ken FL 1503 Glass, Ray VA 1316 Gleeson, Andrew IL 666 Glickman, Donna NJ 427 Glickstein, Brandon IL 1187 Glowik, Stanislaw FL 1393 Gmach, Ben FL 1486 Gmach, David FL 2040 Gmach, Gal FL 1246 Gmach, Maili TX 728 Godfrey, Michael CA 1257 Goebel, Mike AZ 1483 Goel, Siddarth WV 1435 Goff, Dale NV 909 Goff, Robert NY 1234 Gold, Abe NJ 968 Goldfarb, Matthew OR 1533 Goldsmith, Phil NC 1105 Goldstein, Lev CA 1750 Golez, Ramil NY 1556 Goljan, Miroslav 1983 Golmohammadi, Iraj NC 1808 Gomez, Elias CA 2237 Gong, Renny CA 2307 Gong, Steven MD 1984 Gong, Yunhua CA 1205 Gonzales, Julian FL 1392 Gonzalez, Alberto AL 2020 Gonzalez, Barnabas TX 1284 Gonzalez, Jorge TX 875 Gonzalez, Joshua NY 2107 Gonzalez, Sergio OH 1347 Good, Kevin OH 496 Goodchild, Dustin OH 1501 Goodchild, Zack MI 1372 Goode, Michael IL 1403 Goodfellow, William CA 183 Goodwin IV, James TX 1708 Gopin, Michael NY 1581 Gordon, Andrew NM 1606 Goring, Kali CO 1308 Gorodin, Valeriy TX 1900 Goswami, Pulak CA 1423 Gotliffe, Harvey CA 742 Goto, Akio CA 606 Goto, Hiroki NY 1623 Graber, Jared TX 1319 Gradinaru, David CA 1838 Graff, William OK 630 Graham, Sean IN 1504 Grambo, Alan FL 1374 Grana, Jamie TX 1604 Grant, Giancarlo TX 1042 Graves, Owen NC 1680 Green, Vincent WA 1697 Greenbaum, Michael OH 1666 Greene, Dan CT 1396 Greenfield, Austin 2310 Greenidge, Colin MD 1796 Gregg, Gordon NY 199 Gregor, Becky NY 309 Gregor, Danko NY 1197 Gregor, Paul
AZ 1126 Gregory, William FL 899 Grey, Neil FL 1960 Greydinger, Dimitri IL 1102 Gribinski, Nathalie NV 1687 Gripentog, Robert NY 1882 Gristede, George WA 1904 Grossman, Howard CA 1163 Grubsky, Victor FL 1795 Gu, Maxwell KS 1565 Gu, Peidi CA 2369 Guan, Angela CA 1895 Guan, Walter TX 2505 Guan, Weida FN 2780 Guang, Qing Feng CA 1765 Gubbi, Vidyadhara AZ 1431 Guerin, Bill AZ 1565 Guerin, Bill CA 1549 Gunda, Abhinav NC 964 Gunn, Zannie UT 1181 Guo, Bryan NC 1378 Guo, Jia WA 1936 Guo, Jimmy NY 2103 Guo, Min Xin CA 2403 Guo, Wenbo TN 1842 Guo, Xiaofeng CA 127 Gupta, Avi NJ 298 Gupta, Krishna TX 564 Gupta, Sanjana TX 972 Gupta, Vaibhav NY 1800 Gurevich, Boris IL 2151 Gurklys, Paulius IL 1953 Gutierrez, Antonio NY 1242 Gutierrez, Gustavo WA 1970 Gyonjyan, Tigran CA 1387 Ha, Khiem NV 1647 Ha, Thomas AR 1686 Hadfield, Paul NJ 1238 Hadley, Paul NJ 1505 Hageman, Daniel MA 1332 Hagenburg, Todd NY 68 Hagiu, Alexander NY 1848 Haidvogel, Roger Paul CA 1121 Hajilov, Mansour MO 1817 Halbig, Fred CA 695 Hall, Gordon AR 1884 Hall, Jamey AR 1721 Hall, William CT 1432 Halsey, Jackson OK 1353 Hamby, Mike AR 37 Hamilton, Alanis OH 2130 Hamilton, Don MD 1170 Hamilton, Elliott OH 1987 Hamilton, James AR 2254 Hamilton, James
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RATINGS AL 1864 Hamilton, Terry AR 617 Hamilton, Yi-Mei OH 2282 Hamrahian, Seyed CA 140 Han, Katherine CO 1795 Han, Ki Soo NY 286 Han, Yiguang CA 2581 Han, Zheng TN 2080 Handoko, Liedy FN 1229 Hanke, Sarah TX 923 Hanks, Andrew FL 1114 Hanley, Keith OH 1374 Hanlin, William CA 1755 Hanna, John VA 1633 Hanson, Dana IL 1473 Hara, Erico TN 1599 Hardin, Christopher TX 2022 Harihara Iyer, Ramkumar MD 1056 Harley, Douglas MD 481 Harley, Taliesin FL 1039 Harrell, Brandon OH 1055 Harris, Anwen OH 1795 Harris, Scott VA 1707 Hart, Robert AR 765 Hartmann, Joyce CA 1453 Hartmann, Rudy OK 1495 Hash, David CA 1786 Hashemi, Ross CA 1316 Hashimoto, Margaret CA 1972 Hashimoto, Masaru GA 1520 Hashtroudi, Hassan IL 1329 Hashwani, Malik CA 271 Haumeder, Susan FL 1515 Hayes, Tyler TX 2514 Hazinski, Mark LA 1477 He, Bob CA 663 He, Charlotte NY 1356 He, George CA 2361 He, Jiaming CA 1128 He, William CA 2278 He, Xiaolan NY 1538 He, Yao PA 1601 Hecht, Matt WA 1066 Hegstrom, Christopher CA 1994 Hejazi, Alireza MI 1477 Helfand, Joseph IL 1624 Hemingway, Robert CA 2300 Hendawi, Ahmed TX 1281 Hendler, Alan FL 938 Henry, Ray MO 1786 Henry, Sonjay CA 1810 Heo, Baek Ho PA 1703 Heo, Richard FL 1167 Hernandez, Guillermo CA 225 Herold, Hugh FL 920 Hersey, Sebastian FL 1389 Hersey, Steve MA 1918 Hershenow, Barry NY 1605 Herzan, Paul IL 1185 Hess, Kyle NJ 1737 Hetes, Pavol NJ 2226 Hetherington, Matthew IN 2051 Hicks, H. OR 1064 Hicks, Jim NM 1187 Hicks, Randy IL 1062 Higuera, Mauricio Reyes NY 1511 Hill, David NH 1143 Hill, Douglas NY 813 Hill, Harold NY 1492 Hines, Elliot NY 1917 Hirata, Jonathan VA 1298 Hiratsuka, Jon MA 2158 Hlava, Jiri AZ 1468 Hlushko, Gregory NJ 405 Ho, Brandon CA 993 Ho, Chee OR 2046 Ho, Hung AL 1728 Ho, Hung Mike PA 1636 Ho, Quan
SC 1708 Hoagland, Tim VA 1747 Inger, Mike FL 2008 Hoang, Thuan CA 1730 Innamuri, Pruthvi OR 2028 Hoarfrost, Ryan IL 1975 Inui, Tadao (Tom) OH 1032 Hobrath, Ben NC 2038 Ip, Spencer OH 1086 Hobrath, Gary FL 961 Irish, Janet MD 1967 Hochman, Stephen FL 1461 Irish, Phillip AZ 1472 Hodge, Nicholas WA 1017 Ishii, Art FL 1588 Hodges, Mike OH 2036 Itunin, Aleksandr PA 1416 Hoffman, Brian WA 2172 Iturriaga, Bernardo IL 1469 Hoffman, Muneer AR 1859 Jackson, Don IL 1793 Hogshead, Edward CA 990 Jackson, Doug NC 2287 Hohl, Alex CA 1868 Jackson, Jace CO 1609 Hoi, Pham WA 749 Jackson, Jadon FL 1494 Holck, Bruce GA 1237 Jackson, Marc 1745 Holman, Ken MI 1190 Jackson, Ronald CA 1829 Holton, Chris NJ 1756 Jae, Youngshin MI 968 Homan, Dave TX 961 Jaed, Abu CA 862 Hong, Derek CA 2373 Jafar, Shuja FL 1347 Hooker, Allan CA 1712 Jain, Sahil RI 2021 Hopkins, Steve NJ 474 Jain, Ved CA 278 Horn, Michael CA 821 Jain, Yash CA 229 Horn, Nick CA 1811 Jamagocyan, Varujan CA 71 Horn, Rikki NC 2341 Jamaspi, Behram PA 0 Hornick, Dennis AR 1653 Jambhekar, Kedar GA 1865 Horton, William VA 1882 James, David NY 1674 Hosein, Rafi TX 1687 Jampana, Sreeman IN 648 Hoshino, Yuta NJ 1857 Jang, Tae Geon CA 1476 Hou, David 1193 Jara, Fabiola TX 993 Houser, John NJ 1725 Jariwala, Nikhil NV 1681 Howard, Jack NC 1020 Jarman, Hunter MD 1232 Howes, Jeff CA 1350 Javaherian, Nasrin PA 587 Hric, Ray TX 605 Jayaratne, Sachiko CA 304 Hsiao, Eric NV 1131 Jecov, Dmitri CA 1424 Hsiao, Mark FL 2318 Jeerapaet, Kit TX 2001 Hsieh, Tia NY 1551 Jeet, Cheddie MD 2195 Hsin, Jeffrey NY 2081 Jeong, Tae Jong CA 2495 Hsing, Ariel CA 1547 Jha, Ashish OR 2046 Hsu, Ryan CA 2603 Jha, Kanak MO 995 Hsu, Simon CA 2284 Jha, Prachi NJ 2055 Hu, Xiyue MO 1787 Jia, Tao MD 1515 Hu, Yingyao NC 2216 Jia, Zhen IL 2033 Hua, Peter (Liyang) CA 81 Jiang, Alan CA 103 Hua, Yang UT 1583 Jiang, Amanda NY 765 Huang, Eric NY 341 Jiang, DaHong NY 242 Huang, Ethan CA 2245 Jiang, Diane CA 1898 Huang, Hai Jun NJ 1156 Jiang, Michael CA 2547 Huang, Jeff IL 1416 Jiang, Zexin KS 1054 Huang, Jiawei NJ 1287 Jin, Duk CA 855 Huang, Jimmy OR 1513 Jin, Jeffrey MI 1401 Huang, Junxian CA 136 Jin, Jeffrey CA 2072 Huang, Kerry CA 1773 Jin, Jing TX 2219 Huang, Laura OH 442 Jindal, Nirmit OH 1464 Huang, Lisa CA 308 Jindal, Priyan CA 1440 Huang, Miranda CA 964 Jinon, Noel MD 1319 Huang, Nathaniel NJ 2031 Joe, Billy NJ 1727 Huang, Ray PA 1122 Johns, Dana IL 520 Huang, Shan CA 1724 Johnson, Mark MD 1203 Huang, Siliang CT 1217 Johnson, Mark CA 1610 Huang, Terry FL 1241 Johnson, Paul CA 354 Huang, Waverly SC 1908 Johnson, Richard MD 903 Huang, William MO 1671 Johnson, Robert MD 1845 Huang, Xinsheng Michael MO 2092 Johnston, Jeff MI 1163 Huang, Yihao FL 1879 Johnston, L. A. MS 2285 Huang, Zesheng IL 873 Jones, Benjamin CA 2433 Huang, Zihao (Justin) TX 1197 Jones, David CA 2590 Huang, Zihong VA 1262 Jones, Robert FL 853 Hubner, Bill FL 1893 Jordan, Bernardo NJ 2619 Hugh, Adam FL 2140 Jordan, Garth NJ 2384 Hugh, Judy MN 1549 Joshi, Sandhya MD 1289 Hughes, Harry OK 1227 Jourdan, Tom IL 829 Hughes, John TX 1563 Joy, Rony NJ 1454 Huh, Bong MN 1711 Judd, David MN 2003 Hui, John NY 1659 Juneau, Robert MA 594 Hui, Kelly NC 1658 Juntilla, Michael OH 766 Huland, Matt MD 1080 Juran, Donald SC 1106 Hull, Paul CA 153 Kabiraj, Tanay HI 623 Hunter, Lory FL 1735 Kadin, Rick HI 1682 Hunter, Stewart IL 59 Kagathi, Bhavika CA 2126 Huo, Luvena IL 854 Kagathi, Raj LA 773 Hurst, Robert NY 772 Kahane, Gabriel CA 1774 Hutchins-Knowles, Brian HI 1691 Kahanu, George MN 2145 Huynh, Benjamin CA 1993 Kahng, Alex AL 1578 Huynh, Kevin CA 1874 Kaiser, Tod CA 1367 Huynh, Xuanthai TX 1858 Kajihara, Caroline NJ 536 Hwang, Clarissa WA 1840 Kakade, Manish NJ 460 Hwang, Stephanie NY 1627 Kalir, Oded CA 2295 Hyatt, Michael CA 1277 Kalustov, Artem FL 1109 Hyttinen, Arvo VA 1601 Kaminsky, Barbara CO 1982 Ibegbu, Basil WA 1896 Kanatsu, Naoki CA 888 Ichaso, Bill AZ 1450 Kanchanapelly, CA 946 Ichimura, Emi Radhakrush TX 2279 Ikeizumi, Claudia CA 1923 Kandadi, Sohan FL 1489 Ilanga, Mareuvir MD 1228 Kandel, Adam MD 933 Imran, Ziyan NJ 1904 Kandell, Scott MN 1911 Inderieden, Dan CA 1777 Kang, Danny CA 157 Infeld, Lou
LA 1910 Kang, Sung Ho CA 1715 Korb, Kevin NJ 545 Kannan, Krithik NC 1383 Kornegay, James CA 1354 Kanungo, Siddhartha TX 1582 Kornegay, Stephen CA 627 Kanyavong, Sichan NY 1799 Korobeinik, Ruslan VA 1804 Kapsalakis, Dean CA 1205 Korol, Beni WA 1258 Karimov, Shavkat NY 1446 Kothari, Burair CA 1188 Karno, Marvin NY 998 Kothari, Ishaq GA 1684 Karp, John MN 1805 Kotz, Paul NC 1497 Kartawira, Chris MN 1897 Kouatli, Omar NC 1606 Kartawira, Iwan CA 1556 Kovacs, Tony NC 1023 Kartawira, Karin SC 1539 Kovalov, Max MA 1649 Kasha, Steven CA 1337 Koyama, Jaelyn CA 208 Kashlinsky, Maxim NY 1475 Kozlowska, Anna CA 2576 Kashyap, Anal IL 755 Kramer, Samuel IL 1686 Kasperski, Grzegorz IL 1439 Kravchenko, Pavlo AR 830 Kassees, Ranya CA 1525 Kravtsov, Alexey VA 1378 Kasson, Scott FL 1836 Krecek, Michal NC 1309 Kauffman, Ronald TX 1827 Kressner, Scott AL 1889 Kawamoto, Ernesto Ryuki IL 2232 Kretschmer, Maria IL 1469 Kaye, Gordon FL 1115 Krimshtein, Anna CA 1703 Kazemi, Behnam CA 2055 Krishnamoorthy, Satish MD 2288 Ke, Roy CA 2077 Krishnan, Ananda MD 1798 Ke, Tiffany NY 690 Kron, Christopher NC 1296 Kearney, Joseph F. NY 1061 Kron, Kalina CA 1265 Keely, Roger NY 1162 Kron, Koen SC 1524 Keklak, Jonathan NY 959 Kron, Kort NJ 1346 Kelkar, Rucha MD 1480 Kronlage, Yvonne NY 961 Kendall, Gail NY 2118 Krupinski, Witold(Victor) IL 1858 Kendle, Bradlee IL 918 Krynski, Paul PA 1364 Kennedy, Gary NY 608 Krzyminski, Robert MA 1221 Kenudson, Cris GA 878 Kuang, Brian FN 2235 Kerber, Michael CA 137 Kuang, Connor OH 1696 Keren, Isaac GA 1259 Kuang, Jeffrey OR 1786 Keswani, Max NC 1423 Kuilan, Francisco IN 1316 Keszthelyi, Zsolt NY 1768 Kumar, Alok NY 944 Khadka, Bimal CA 2258 Kumar, Nikhil CA 1783 Khairzad, Kamran PA 1540 Kumar, Pavan NY 721 Khan, Ali NJ 1992 Kumar, Sharath NJ 1809 Khan, Amir CA 2262 Kumar, Shivam TN 1773 Khan, Mohammed CA 2451 Kumar, Shivansh OH 1658 Khan, Mohammed MD 1498 Kung, Ling-bing OH 1917 Khandelwal, Harsh MD 1760 Kuo, Kuan-Ting OH 1984 Khandelwal, Siddharth CA 2086 Kuo, Patrick CO 1805 Khang, Ryan CA 2167 Kuok, Joey OH 2136 Khatami, Ali IL 1985 Kurcz, Marcin OH 890 Khatami, Sarveen IL 2330 Kurek, Artur CA 865 Khaung, Eant (Henry) HI 853 Kuroki, Riko IL 1448 Khoja, Faiz CA 569 Kwan, Elise IL 922 Khoja, Zohayr AR 1639 Kwekel, Joshua AZ 1347 Khoshkhoosani, Seyede CA 1508 Kwok, Hoi(Oscar) 1545 Khoutorsky, Ariel CA 1009 Kwon, Bradley GA 925 Kiker, Chris PA 958 Kwong, Justin CA 1270 Kim, Charles CA 1661 Kwong, Sunny CA 1496 Kim, David MN 744 La Barge, Dustin NY 1491 Kim, Jacob GA 1283 La Greca, Hernan IL 1621 Kim, Jang FN 1424 La Rose, Dennis CA 2011 Kim, Jihyun MD 1619 La, Timothy NJ 1473 Kim, Jun Ki VA 1024 Labell, Max MD 1212 Kim, Kyongsook OR 975 Lackie, Frank IL 1408 Kim, Samuel 1000 Lacson, Lian NJ 1433 Kim, Sean TX 1253 Lahman, Phillip IL 1933 Kim, Seon Ho AZ 1941 Lai, Alex WA 2196 Kim, Valeri TX 1869 Lai, Evan FL 1605 Kimmel, Steven MI 1368 Lake, Charles CA 1514 Kimura, Hiroko OR 1613 Lake, Kyle IL 1685 Kindig, William IL 467 Lakhani, Aarish IL 997 King, Douglas FL 816 Lam, Anita MN 795 King, Robert MN 1918 Lam, Chi IL 765 Kir, Jan NJ 1711 Lam, David CT 921 Kirlew, Kahairi OR 2124 Lam, Hau NY 309 Kirman, Shaye TN 2000 Lam, Jude MD 881 Kislyuk, Alan CA 1632 Lam, Michael NC 1210 Kiu, Sun Wah OK 1759 Lam, Si-Dung CA 1248 Kjos, Clayton IL 2219 Lam, Spenser WI 1242 Klase, William CA 201 Lamba, Shyl FL 1913 Klingberg, Steve VT 1087 Lambek, Bernard FL 2262 Klunthong, Aroon IL 69 Lande, Arnav MI 1815 Knapp, Fred NJ 233 Lande, Aryeh TX 1610 Knowles, Juan CA 1184 Landis, Raymond TX 504 Knox, Toni AL 2130 Landry, David AZ 1565 Ko, Enoch NJ 1453 Lane, Flint AZ 1489 Ko, Mincheol MN 787 Lang, Hongyuan AZ 1426 Ko, Samson MD 2182 Lang, Lixin TX 1280 Ko, Sean SD 258 Lange, Michael NJ 1210 Kocay, Jonathan SD 549 Lange, Roberto CA 1832 Kochenderfer, Bill NY 306 Lanoff, Sam CA 201 Kofman, Shawn IN 1436 Lara, Carlos GA 1866 Koh, C. Brandon CA 2094 Lardon, Mike UT 1154 Kolli, Shyam GA 1782 Laronde, Roy NC 1978 Komlanvi, Edem AR 1345 Larson, Sven NY 1499 Kommel, Aziz AR 1467 Larson, William IL 1114 Kondas, Daniel MA 1117 Lasnik, Howard CA 1787 Kondo, Leroy (Lee) NJ 1068 Latourette, Josh CA 1631 Kong, Alvin CA 1120 Lau, Jason CA 1189 Kong, Kailyn CO 1665 Lau, John FL 1577 Kong, Shek MN 956 Lauer, Doug
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November 15, 2014, GVTTC GIANT ROUND ROBIN, 2 Star Rochester, New York, $435 in Cash and Prizes! November 16, 2014, NW LA OPEN, 1 Star, Para Event, Canoga Park, California
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Announcing the 2014 Hall of Fame Honorees Tawny Banh
Donna Sakai (Mark Matthews Lifetime Achievement Award)
Shelia Oâ€™Dougherty (player)
Dick Butler (contributor)
2014 Hall of Fame Banquet
U.S. TABLE TENNIS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET - 2014
The U.S. Table Tennis Hall of Fame Board of Directors is pleased to announce the names of those to be honored this year at the annual induction banquet during the U.S. National Championships: Tawny Banh, Lisa Gee, and Shelia O’Dougherty (players), and Dick Butler (contributor), and Donna Sakai as recipient of the Mark Matthews Lifetime Achievement Award. This event will take place Thursday evening, December 18, 2014 in the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Tickets ($50 ck payable to U.S.T.T. Hall of Fame) may be purchased in advance by mail from Dick Evans, 2402 Jacox Rd, Hillsboro, WV 23946. Thursday, December 18 at the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
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A Visit from St. Timothy by Larry Hodges As readers here know, Tim Boggan moved in with me recently so I could do the page layouts and photo work on his latest History of U.S. Table Tennis book - this is Volume 15! He's been writing and publishing these books for about 15 years, moving in with me about once a year for 10-14 days. We expect to finish the current one by the end of next week. (We've done the covers and have finished seven of the 25 chapters.) You can learn more about these books (and buy them!) at Tim Boggan Table Tennis, which I created and maintain for him. Tim Boggan, 84, is a Larry: “I didn’t know member of the U.S. Table Tennis Hall of Fame. His two you were a devout sons, Eric and Scott Boggan, Muslim.” both were USA Men's Singles Tim: “I’m not!” Champions and are members of the USATT Hall of Fame. Larry: “Then why are I’m a HOF member also. Eric you writing about a was top 20 in the world. The first thing to know ‘South Koran’?” about Tim is that he keeps (He had me change it to strange hours. He goes to bed around 7:30 PM each night, “South Korean.”) and gets up around 3:00 AM. This means he's impatiently waiting for me to get started each morning. While he's here I do the bulk of my blog entries the night before, but in the mornings before we start I still have to get any new table tennis items, and put it up. Typically we start work by 6:30AM. Except for a 30-minute lunch break, we work until 2:30 PM. That's when I have to leave Mon-Fri to pick up kids for our afterschool program, which lasts until 4:30 PM. I usually then have group or private coaching for several more hours, so I don't get home until sometime between 7:30 Larry: “Is that and 9:00 PM - and Tim's already a ‘yes’ yes, or an in bed. So I do my blog, catch up on other work, read a bit, and go to ‘I’m not paying bed. (Tim sleeps on the sofa in my attention’ yes?” office.) Then I get up by 5:30 AM and we start over. (On weekends it'll be even busier.) This is how we actually do the work. I work on my desktop computer with Tim sitting next to me, looking over my shoulder. He comes prepared, with printouts of each chapter, and notes on where each picture goes. We move through the chapters one photo at a time. Since the books typically are about 500 pages with 900 photos, it's a huge job. We're greatly helped by still another U.S. Table Tennis Hall of Famer, Mal Anderson, photographer extraordinaire. Over half of the photos used are by him. Tim: “Die Lily!” He also helps by scanning the large majority of photos we'll (Okay, he wasn’t use in advance. When it's threatening U.S. time to put in a photo (~900 National Coach Lily times per volume), as Tim Yip; he was referring watches over my shoulder I open the photo, clean it up in to photos of Dai Photoshop, and then place it where Tim needs it. Then he Lili, former Chinese gives me the caption and the champion.) "photo by" credit, and I put 66
Larry: “Photo by?” Tim: “Nobody.” Larry: “Three . . . two . . . one . . .” Tim: “Sorry, photo by Mal Anderson.”
them in. Then we continue. As we move through each chapter I do the page layouts, make sure everything lines up, etc. Since many of the scans are from newsprint or from old, beaten-up or vintage photos, I spend a lot of time cleaning up the photos in Photoshop. I'm sort of an expert at that, from my 12 Larry: “Does years as editor of USA Table Tennis that picture add Magazine. But Tim is pretty picky about one thing - he's constantly to the book?” scanning the backgrounds of pictures, Tim: “No. Put it and always wants them cleaned up. in anyway.” If there's someone standing in the background that detracts from the person featured Larry: “Given the in the photo . . . well, I try choice between doing not to get too emotionally attached to that person. it right or doing it He often mysteriously your way, what do you disappears. I also spend a lot of time removing blemishes want to do?”
from backgrounds. If there's a pixel Larry: “While that shouldn't be there, Tim will find I’m changing it and indignantly demand that the these historically guilty pixel be removed. When the volume is done, I do a accurate pictures lot of pre-press work, getting it into proper PDF format for the printer. by changing I also create the files so we can put them for you, it up for sale on Amazon. Then I should I fix up put together the ads for the newest their technique as volume. Then I sleep for a week. Some of the side effects off all this well?” work? Let's just say I usually do not have Mountain Dew at 7AM. (I normally restrict my soft drinks to one 7.5 oz can per day, Tim: “Something but I'm a bit lax on that during Tim's stays.) But wrong here.” (Said on the days that I get back approximately every five early from coaching (only twice a week it looks like) minutes.) he treats me to extravagant Larry: “Are we meals at nice restaurants. done yet?” (Said It wouldn't be right to approximately every five not mention Tim's ongoing wars with my gate, front minutes.) door, and microwave. Let's just say he and they Tim: “We’re doing fine. don't see eye to eye. But We’re doing fine. (Said eventually he always wins, approximately every five but only after a lot of, well, scrimmaging and loud minutes.) cussing.
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Sally Green Prouty December 23, 1922 – September 7, 2014 by Dean Johnson In December 2008, I paid a visit to Sally & Carlton Prouty at their condo in Ft. Myers, Florida. For a full day, we reminisced, looked at photos and read articles which had been lovingly cared for and meticulously organized by her father, Fred Green. The photos and articles in the album documented Sally’s career from her early teens in the mid-1930s, through the phenomenal ‘40s when she won 5 consecutive Women’s Singles Championships, through the 1950s during which she continued to compete, winning 3Mixed Double titles with her friend Sol Schiff and 1 with 2-time World Champion Johnny Leach. Sally was also a member of the U.S. team to the Worlds in Utrecht, Holland in 1955. In addition to the World Championships, she competed in the British Open in London, and the German Open in Kiel. She also toured military bases in Germany where the team played exhibition matches for U.S. troops. Sally won her first national women’s title in 1940, then went on to win four more successive titles – in New York, Detroit, St. Louis and, again in 1944 in St. Louis where she defeated legendary women’s champion Leah Thall (later Neuberger) in the final. In the “Classic Era” of table tennis, only Dick Miles has equaled Sally’s astonishing record of winning five consecutive national titles. Sally’s career, however, was not limited to table tennis. Sally was an accomplished musician – piano and organ player and singer – a graduate of Butler University and the Jordan Conservatory of Music; she was a competitive swimmer, equestrian rider and bowler as well as a tennis player and tennis instructor. In 2002, at age 80, Sally began a new career. She and Carlton began to perform at local senior centers; Sally played the piano and sang while Carlton (at age 87) danced with the female residents of the centers. (Sadly, Carlton died in January of this year at age 98.) Before leaving for dinner, Sally and Carlton offered to entertain me with a sample of their senior center routine. While Sally sang in her extraordinarily strong and youthful voice, she accompanied herself on the piano while Carlton danced lightly around the room. It was a wonderful experience hearing and watching the two of them perform. In addition to Sally’s many other talents and skills, she was a highly creative writer. Here, in her own words is Sally’s life story titled: Life’s Dinner Menu is Served – At A Table For Two horsd’oeurves I was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 23, 1922. My first major challenge in life was to survive a life-threatening surgery to correct an abdominal condition at the age of 6 weeks. At age 3, I began playing piano by ear and have played it all my life. Starting at age 6, I entertained at family house parties 68
and sing-alongs. At age 4, I started swimming, dancing and elocution classes. As a pre-teen, I swam for the Riviera Club in Indianapolis and trained as a swimmer and diver for the purpose of participating in the Olympic Games. Our team coach was an influential and inspirational man named Bud Sawin who eventually became an Olympic swimming coach. At age 11, a diving accident ended my Olympic dreams. After 1 year I was able to swim but was never again able to compete. Entrée In 1933, at the end of my 11th year, I started to play table tennis. At first, my reason for taking up the game was to improve my coordination and reflexes. My father, Fred, took on the responsibility of helping me to recover. My desire to greatly improve and to compete in the sport of table tennis became evident to me and to others in a very short time. Having an innate drive for perfection, I was self-driven to excel to the best of my ability. This trait can be both a blessing and a curse. It promotes both endless frustration on the one hand and the heights of exhilaration on the other. Even in my octogenarian years, this urge has never abated. Après le diner Which part of a meal is the best? There are some that would say “dessert”. . . and I would certainly agree! In 2001, while playing the piano in the unbelievably beautiful atrium of our local Health Park Medical Center, a lovely lady came over to me and asked me to call her in the morning. When I called she asked me to provide piano entertainment for the residents of an assisted living home. As a result, another fantastic phase of my life began. In a very short period of time, a new career began for me – an 80+ year old, almost-to-be great grandmother! At the time of this writing, Carlton and I have formed yet another of our working partnerships. Like all of those in the past, this one has also been a great success. I play the piano and, because of the extensive repertoire I’ve developed over the years, I’m able to play many of the songs requested by our audiences –thereby bringing back to them the beautiful memories they love to recall. By playing these requests, I also have the assurance that I’m playing the music my audience wants to hear. As I said, this business is a partnership. And my partner is neither passive nor silent! He is a dancer and the ladies love him! Many of the folks in our audience are in wheel chairs and not all of them are able to get up and dance. Well, my dancer takes good care of that! He takes the ladies by both hands and they sway in time to the music. The rest of the audience claps in time to the music. “Mr. Wonderful” Is what everyone calls Carlton, my partner. People often ask me what his real name
happens to be! Aside from dancing, this great partner carries all of my music and does all of the driving. What a guy at 94 years young! This “Dessert” phase has turned out to be the most rewarding phase of my public life. To hear my audiences sing, to see them smile and be happy makes each day special. As a fellow traveler on the senior side of the coin, it is such a great privilege to be involved in this kind of work. If you have a talent, share it with others! It is practically a sin not to share it. Giving of yourself is the most important part of life. It is extremely heartwarming to be able to make other people happy. My goal, even before I was a teen-ager, was to become a United States Table Tennis Champion. I won the title in 1940 at age 17 and continued to defend it for the next four years. Rather than retire after winning the title for five consecutive years, I only relinquished it by being defeated in 1945. I did not easily hand this great honor to anyone else. They had to earn it! When that time came, and the new champion was crowned,
she received my heartfelt congratulations for a job well done! As I reflect on my career in many fields, I recall the tedious hours of practice and youthful impatience, the anxiety of competition and periods of frustration and disappointment. By being able to overcome these obstacles, I reached most of the goals I set for myself. No one gets to the top alone! I’m so thankful to those whose dedication to me helped me to the top. I could not have done it without them! Although my father Fred is now gone, I still hear the same encouraging voice today that I heard, and heeded, since childhood. That voice of love and support has been there for me through all of the many crisis in my life. And what does dad’s voice tell me? “Sally, it is better to be a ‘has been’ than a ‘never was.’” Top Photo by Dean Johnson: Sally with a custom album created by her father Fred which depicts much of her varied career in pictures, articles and stories. Other photos by Mal Anderson.
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Chinese Natonal Team Visits North Carolina
Rare Ping Pong Diplomacy and Training Visit by Chinese National Table Tennis
Team To Triangle Table Tennis in Morrisville, NC
by Dean Johnson
A delegation of athletes and officials from China paid a visit to the Triangle Table Tennis Center in Morrisville, North Carolinamarking an extraordinary event in the history of Chinese/American relations reminiscent of the historic Ping Pong Diplomacy of 1971. During a 3-day visit – from September 24-26 – members and coaches of the Chinese National Table Tennis Team made a one-stop visit in the United States to Triangle Table Tennis to work with aspiring table tennis athletes in developing training techniques and skills designed to improve the quality of their table tennis performance. The 3-day visit was intense for both members of the delegation and attendees. On Wednesday the 24th, following introductions of members of the delegation, a clinic for beginners and intermediate athletes was held from 6:00 to 9:45pm. On Thursday the 25ththe focus was ontips for advanced level athletes and on Friday the 26th Chinese National Team members made themselves available for clinics from 9:30am - 3:00pm. On Friday night team members treated fans to a thrilling round of exhibitions. The mission of the Chinese delegation was to increase awareness of the lifelong health beneﬁts of table tennis for youth and adults; they also hope to help launch a training program for local area youth that will be designed to train and nurture young table tennis talent. Local community leaders and corporate sponsors made possible much of the activities associated with this rare event. President of Triangle Table Tennis, Ann Campbell, during her welcoming remarks, said: “On behalf of all of the members and management of Triangle Table Tennis, it is my privilege and pleasure to welcome this delegation from the Chinese National Team, as well as all of the visitors who are participating in this special occasion. We are delighted and honored that you have joined us for
tennis in the U.S. as a sport that offers both physical and mental health benefits such as quick reflexes and footwork, hand/eye coordination, patience and perseverance.” “Our organization,” she continued,“will promote the development of the sport in both countries and help to build bridges for Sino-US business opportunities and mutual cooperation. We will help businesses establish and set-up recreational table tennis rooms at the workplace to be used for appropriate leisure time, team building, and enhanced company morale as well as tor buildingan enterprise culture. We will also encourage regular business networking meetings, professional training opportunities, creation of promotional films, tabletennis tournament organization, and leagues for members of the organizations in the U.S.and China. We welcome the participation of corporations in both China and the U.S.”Sino-US CEO Table Tennis Association was a co-organizer of the event. Triangle Table Tennis is a 30,000 sq. ft. dedicated table tennis training and competition center, conveniently located in the heart of the Research Triangle area of North Carolina near the RDU airport. We’re open 7 days – approximately 80 hours per week – and we’re proud to serve both elite and recreational athletes. We have over 30 Butterﬂy Centerfold competition tables, GerﬂorTarallex 6.2 mm sport ﬂooring, high intensity (over 1,000 lux) lighting, robots. cardio and strength ﬁtness equipment, a break room, wi-ﬁ, fully stocked pro shop, locker rooms with showers, and spectator seating. We offer private and group lessons, camps, leagues, tournaments, special and corporate events, court reservations, and open play, all of which is managed and led by our professional staff and expert coaches, including former Olympians and current USATT Board members. Triangle Table Tennis has flexible membership options, and is open to drop-in visitors for a daily fee.
three days of exhibitions, training, and cultural exchange. We hope that you will enjoy all of the specialized features offered by Triangle Table Tennis, the largest dedicated table tennis facility in the U.S. Our members and the entire Triangle Table Tennis team look forward to all of our planned activities this week, and to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the Chinese National Team that we hope will include additional visits in the future. We recognize the importance to our sport and to the Town of Morrisville to having this delegation from China here. We are truly honored to be selected to host this event.” During his opening remarks, Dr. Michael Babuin, Chairman of the Board, USA Table Tennis added: “USA Table Tennis is excited and extremely honored to host a delegation of athletes, coaches. and dignitaries from the Chinese National Team representing the Chinese Table Tennis Association and Peoples Republic of China. It is indeed a rare occasion when athletes from the United States have the opportunity to interact and learn from these amazing athletes who represent the very best table tennis professionals in the world. Our local affiliated USATT Club – the Triangle Table Tennis Center, has graciously extended its hospitality to this group on behalf of USA Table Tennis. We hope that participants enrolled in the clinics will take valuable knowledge home with them as well as fond memories of this most historic visit. For non-participatory spectators, we hope you can enjoy watching the exhibition and magnificent skills of our friends from China as they demonstrate how the sport is played at the highest levels.” Another notable event on Wednesday was the announcement of the establishment of the Sino-US CEO Table Tennis Association (CEOTTA) which was recently formed by entrepreneurs from both China and the U.S. CEOTTA’s mission, according to the organization’s representative Maggie Zhang, is: “to nurture and popularize table
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An Amazing Summer By Wally Green Hey guys hope all of you are well and had amazing summers! This summer was insanely crazy for me! From competing in China and Korea Opens to training in Beijing to coaching my student in international junior /cadet competition, doing celebrity exhibitions in Hong Kong for Art Basel, and hosting basketball superstar Chris Paul’s (CP3) event in Las Vegas. Its been pretty crazy! I think I spent only 7 days total in the US the whole summer! Anyway I would really like to take the time out to thank all of you who watched, purchased, and or shared the worlds first hip hop song about table tennis. “A Game Nobody knows!” It already has over 93,000 views
on YouTube worldwide, but it all started here! So with that in mind I would really like to thank you guys for the support, and if you haven’t seen it yet Please check it out! As you guys already may know my main goal is to promote and make this sport a super “kool” and popular sport in the US as well as a big money sport! I want you guys to eventually make some real money for the all the hard work you put in. For all the countless hours of training you put in for what?? To go and win $200!? This is unacceptable! We have to make it better! When there’s a tournament promotes $2500 as first prize, which is very rare! everyone
gets crazy and talks about it like they are going to hit the Jackpot or something! Although it’s a great a start, we still need to think much bigger and better. Take a sport like bass fishing 125,000 to 1 million being the biggest for the first place winner! Not to take anything away from fishing but cmon man, it is fishing! The motto of table tennis should simply just be “bigger and better!” Once that happens everything else will just fall in place! Once again I just want to thank all you guys for the support and let all help in getting this sport to be bigger and better!
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