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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!

My Journey to the Perfect Forehand Stroke – Part 1

Filed under: Liliana Kohann — Tags: , , — by Jena N. on November 18, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

By Liliana Kohann – Writer, Singer/Songwriter, Poet, Filmmaker, Illustrator and Ping Pong Enthusiast

Whenever I watch good table tennis players warming up with perfect forehand strokes, I feel a little bit of envy. It always looks so easy for them. Why can’t I do it? I can watch them, I can imitate their motions, but yet, when I am there at the ping pong table, and the ball appears in front of me, my whole body wants to do its own thing. I was so frustrated with my inability to do correct forehand stroke, that I even contemplated giving up on table tennis all together. For a while my Robo-Pong table tennis robot was left alone, locked in my garage. If you saw our last short horror film It Plays, filmed by Adrian Kohann, you will know what inspired that movie. We all may have been there; frustrated that things we know how to do, we can’t do, especially during our table tennis matches. We give up. Yet, in my case the love of this sport, doesn’t let me give up for too long. Last year I made the decision, that I will have to make every effort possible to finally get that forehand stroke correctly.

“How can I help you?” asked coach Leszek Kucharski during my first ever sport camp in Poland.

“I want to feel my forehand.”

“What else? he asked.

“That’s it. I don’t want to think: do this, do that. I want to feel it without thinking. I want to feel it, like I feel my backhand.

My journey to master my forehand stroke started. At the end of my seven-day camp, coach Kucharski was giving us our last tips, while he was comfortably bouncing the ball against the side of the ping pong table. 50 to 100 perfect small bounces against the narrow side of the table, while he is talking! We looked with disbelief. We all tried and couldn’t do even 2 bounces.

“Gosh, it looks so easy for you. Why can’t we do it?” we kept asking.

“ Oh, you can,” he assured us. “The difference between you and I is only a few thousands strokes a day.”

I think I finally got it. I need to accept that it will take me probably much longer than other table tennis players, as I don’t have natural talent, but I do have something that will help me succeed: I have persistence, and a huge desire. I also need to accept the fact that I learn differently. I will have to have courage to ask better players for help. Now it is up to me to commit to those 1000’s of strokes a day.

In my following blogs, I will be sharing with you my journey to the perfect forehand stroke. I will specify my challenges and share with you my strategy to overcome those challenges. I am excited and determined to succeed!

North American Table Tennis Teams 2017 Championship

Filed under: Newgy/Robo-Pong,Table Tennis Tournaments/Results — Tags: , — by Jena N. on November 17, 2017 @ 1:13 pm

 

The 20th annual North American Table Tennis Teams Championships are scheduled for November 24-26, 2017 in the Washington, D.C. area.

This is the world’s largest annual team tournament and will include 233 teams, consisting of approximately 931 table tennis players, from all over the world competing for the 2017 Championship and $30,000 in prize money!

Each team consists of three to five players; all table tennis matches will be played best 3 out of 5 games to 11 points.

Good luck to Newgy’s TEAM ROBO-PONG – Samson Dubina, Sameh Awadallah, Barney Reed Jr. and Mahmoud Ezzat Zaghlo Ahmed!

For more info on this event, visit: http://www.joolateams.com/index.html

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.

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