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Welcome to Newgy’s blog!

Filed under: Newgy/Robo-Pong — by Jena N. on August 10, 2010 @ 9:00 am


Welcome to Newgy’s blog! We are excited to share some interesting articles about the table tennis world as well as valuable table tennis training tips, upcoming tournament information, tournament results and much more. We feature a great selection of blog contributors including some of the top table tennis pros and coaches, as well as recreational ping-pong players and Newgy team members. Thanks for stopping by!

2017 U.S. Open Table Tennis Championships – Tentative Event Schedule

Filed under: Table Tennis Tournaments/Results — Tags: , , , — by Jena N. on September 20, 2017 @ 12:44 pm


The USATT has just released the tentative event schedule for the 2017 U.S. Open Table Tennis Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada scheduled for December 17-22, 2017.

This 5-star ITTF sanctioned table tennis tournament includes events for Men’s and Women’s Singles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Hardbat, Sandpaper, Teams, Para and more.

For more details on the tentative schedule, click here.

2017 Newgy and Wang Vision Institute Open Table Tennis Tournament

Don’t miss the 2017 Newgy and Wang Vision Institute Open Table Tennis Tournament presented by Williamson County Parks & Recreation and the Nashville Table Tennis Club, and sponsored by Newgy Industries, Inc. and the Wang Vision Institute.

This two-star USATT sanctioned event features more than $1000 in prize money and includes both a Round Robin Tournament and a Two-Player Team Event.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 (Round Robin Tournament) & Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 (Two-Player Team Event)

Location: Academy Park Gym 120 Everbright St., Franklin, TN 37096 (just outside of Nashville, Tennessee)

Format: Snake Seeded Robin Groups. All players advance to second stage Group Round Robins. Group winners advance to Round Robin Finals.

Referee: Roger Dickson (CR)

The deadline to enter is October 7, 2017.

This tournament is limited to 64 table tennis players so register today!

For more information and for entry form, click here.


2017 SuperMicro U.S. National Table Tennis Championships

Filed under: Table Tennis Tournaments/Results — Tags: , , , — by Jena N. on May 30, 2017 @ 10:47 am


This year’s U.S. National Table Tennis Championships will be held July 3-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Tournament events include: Championship events for Men’s and Women’s Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Sandpaper, Hardbat; as well as Age and Ratings classified events, Para and Team events.

The final registration deadline is May 31, 2017 so sign up today!

For more information and to register to compete, click here.

If you can’t make it to Las Vegas to compete or see the action in person, check out the live stream here.

2017 U.S. National Table Tennis Team Trials

Filed under: Table Tennis Tournaments/Results — Tags: , — by Jena N. on March 26, 2017 @ 1:12 pm


The 2017 U.S. National Table Tennis Team Trials take place March 24-26 at the Triangle Table Tennis Center in Morrisville, NC.

Top table tennis athletes compete for seven fully-funded qualification spots to the 2017 ITTF Leibherr World Table Tennis Championships!

This intense competition features three Rio Olympians – Kanak Jha, Lily Zhang and Wu Yue along with 2008 Beijing Olympian Wang Chen.

The Men’s Trial Entries include: Adar Alguetti, Anil Godhwani, Chance Friend, Gal Alguetti, Gregg Robertshaw, Kanak Jha, Krishnateja Avvari, Kunal Chodri, Nathan Hsu, Nicholas Tio, Nikhil Kumar, Richard Perez, Richard Ciz, Roy Ke, Seth Pech, Sharon Alguetti, Shuja Jafar-Ali, T.J. Beebe, Victor Liu, Yu Shao.

The Women’s Trial Entries include: Amanda Malek, Amy Wang, Angela Guan, Crystal Wang, Grace Yang, Lily Zhang, Rachel Sung, Rachel Yang, Tiffany Ke, Wang Chen, Wu Yue.

Check out the live stream action, plus draws and results here.

Table Tennis Tip ― Devastate the “Top Dog”

Filed under: Samson Dubina,Table Tennis Tips — Tags: , , — by Jena N. on February 24, 2017 @ 3:09 pm

By Samson Dubina, Professional Table Tennis Athlete and Coach

Everyone wants to pull off the biggest upset of the tournament – that is everyone’s aspiration when entering a table tennis tournament.  In this article, I’m going to outline some of the major tactics that can turn your dream into a reality.

Forget About It

Forget about winning, just play your best.  You have about 4-7 seconds between points during the table tennis match.  Instead of spending those 4-7 seconds on calculating your new rating with the big rating adjustment you will get, focus your attention on your performance.  Are you moving well?  Are you spinning the ball? Are you adjusting?  Are you making good decisions?

Expect a Fight

You need to expect this table tennis match to be a huge battle.  Hoping that your opponent will be injured or hoping that his racket fails the thickness test won’t put you in the best mindset for an upset.  Of course, things do happen – elite table tennis players get cramps, get injured, get into arguments and have equipment problems – these external factors could seriously help you with a win – but you shouldn’t be hoping for these traumatic events to happen to your opponent.

Take Some Risk

If you play normal and your high-level opponent plays normal, then you will likely lose.  Especially in the beginning of the table tennis match, you must take measured risks to put pressure on your opponent and steal the first table tennis game.

Don’t Be Risky

Ok, I thought that I was supposed to be risky?  I’m going to re-emphasize the point I just said……       …..MEASURED RISK!  MEASURED RISK!  About 90% of elite table tennis players don’t need to perform against the low guy because the low guy goes for too much risk.  Please don’t try to smash every serve, please don’t try to smash every loop.  Don’t be TOO risky!

Continue to Adjust

For sure, the elite table tennis player is smart.  If he starts losing, you might make some adjustments.  As the table tennis match progresses, continue to think of tactics between points and make the necessary adjustments.  Just because a particular tactic won the first table tennis game 11-2, doesn’t mean that it will continue to work.

Remember It

After the upset, you can go back to the table tennis club the following week.  Instead of just remembering the look on your opponent’s face, you should remember the tactics that you used, remember the mindset that you had, remember the aggressiveness or consistency that you played.  My game is structured around my upsets.  When I had my biggest upsets, I was able to mentally list the factors that contributed to the upset and continue to restructure my game around those aspects.  You can do it too – just remember, write it down and train accordingly!

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