Mr. Warren Buffet, The Olympics and Table Tennis

July 27, 2012

Hello Subscribers and Table Tennis Enthusiasts!
On the eve of the 2012 Olympic table tennis competition, we wish to share with you this terrific article from Reuters connecting Mr. Warren Buffet, the world’s richest man to American Team Member Athlete, Ms. Ariel Hsing. Enjoy!
For those of you who aren’t aware, Mr. Warren Buffet, is [...]

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Choosing The Correct Blade Handle

July 11, 2012

Are you planning to buy a new blade? Not sure which handle to choose from? This short article will provide you with insight and intelligence. Enjoy!
There are six major handle styles in the marketplace. They are as follows.
Anatomic: A handle that widens in the middle.
Conic: A flattened cone shaped handle that [...]

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JUIC Stellan Bengtsson Balsa-C Review

July 3, 2012

The table tennis brands rarely come out with balsa blades these days. The soft feel of balsa can now be achieved with Hinoki blades, may be that is the reason. The balsa blades are brittle and it’s solid structure vanish slowly after some months of use. All blades change it’s characteristics after a while in [...]

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USA Table Tennis Olympic Hopefuls and India Community Center

July 1, 2012

Greetings Subscribers and Table Tennis Enthusiasts!
Table Tennis is an Olympic event and as we head closer to London 2012 here will be an uptick in publicity for our wonderful sport.
For those of you who missed it, the New York Times did a terrific follow up article on June 21st on Olympic Hopefuls and the India [...]

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How To Prepare for Match and Win! - Mental Readiness

April 11, 2012

By Alfred Najem:
The difference between winning or losing in a match can often come down to just one or two points. How often have you shaken your opponents hand and thought to yourself “if only I had done this”. This article will help you better prepare for your matches and perhaps help change [...]

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US Govt. raid over wood issue

September 1, 2011

A week ago the US Govt. federal agents raided the famous Gibson guitar company. The reason for the raid was the illegal importing of ebony wood from India. The ebony wood is used to make guitars is a distincting wood. The two popular woods, teak and ebony are rarely seen in plantations and forests in [...]

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Google and Motorola on the ping pong table

August 19, 2011

The market has been shocked two days ago by the news of Google acquiring Motorola. I don’t want to get into the details because that is a topic of it’s own.
Larry Page of Google and Sanjay jha of Motorola took a break from the negotiation table, and went for some ping pong. The Ping [...]

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Slowing Down the Game to your advantage

August 10, 2011

Over the past few years the sport of table tennis has increased in intensity. The sport is faster and more athletic than ever. World class players are looping and counter-looping balls at a frequency never seen before. Top coaches are instructing their young protégées to contact the ball as it rises instead [...]

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Tennis to Table Tennis

August 7, 2011

I was helping a young tennis player to learn table tennis strokes at the club yesterday. My observations of him made me think he had to understand the table tennis game. He was comparing table tennis to tennis. He had to change his strokes too. Here are some tips I gave to him.
1. In Tennis, [...]

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Re-impact Taipan Vs Dr.Neubauer Titan blades

July 9, 2011

Taipan: 67gm
Titan: 65gm
Taipan: 8
Titan: 7
Spin Reversal
Taipan: 9
Titan: 6
Dead Ball
Taipan: 6
Titan: 8
Taipan: 7
Titan: 8
Taipan: 8
Titan: 7
Taipan: 8
Titan: 7
Taipan: Hard
Titan: Soft
Face Width
Taipan: Large
Titan: Semi-large
Taipan: 8.7mm
Titan: 8.7mm
Speed Control
Taipan: Forehand and Backhand same speed
Titan: Forehand faster Backhand slower

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