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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!

Robo-Pong 2015 Giant Round Robin BTCC Open Table Tennis Tournament

Filed under: Newgy/Robo-Pong,Table Tennis Tournaments/Results — Tags: — by Jena N. on October 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am


The Robo-Pong 2015 Giant Round Robin BTCC Open Table Tennis Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1, 2015 in Dania Beach, Florida.

3-Star USATT event – Cash prizes!

Format: There will be two giant round-robin events, one Saturday and one Sunday, with a maximum of 55 players each day. On Saturday, players will be ranked according to USATT ratings or given a rating in case of unrated players and placed in 5 groups of 11 players or lesser number if tournament is not full.  Each player will play the other nine in the group. The winners will be determined based on playing record during the complete round robin for their particular class. On Sunday, the tournament will be conducted in 2 stages. In the first stage, all players will be placed in 8 groups of 6 people. All players will advance to the second stage based on the playing record during the first stage and placed in groups of 5 people, which will play a round robin format. There will be two groups per class and the first and second will come out to play the semi-finals and the winners will go to the finals.

Registration fee: $8

USATT rating fee: $7

Saturday, Oct. 31 tournament: $50

Sunday, Nov. 1 tournament: $50

Entry deadline is October 28, 2015.

Online entry form here

2015 Newgy and Wang Vision Institute Open Table Tennis Tournament

Filed under: Newgy/Robo-Pong,Roger Dickson,Table Tennis Tournaments/Results — Tags: , , — by Jena N. on September 29, 2015 @ 11:15 am


The Two-Star 2015 Newgy and Wang Vision Institute Open Table Tennis Tournament is presented by the Williamson County Parks & Recreation and the Nashville Table Tennis Club and sponsored by Newgy Industries, Inc. and the Wang Vision Institute.

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Location: Academy Park Gym – 120 Everbright St, Franklin, Tennessee 37096

This is a USATT sanctioned tournament and will be refereed by Roger Dickson (CR).


Two Tier Round Robin Groups. Top 40 in Upper Division, Next 16 In Second Division. All players advance to second stage Group Round Robins. Group winners and 2nd place advance to Semi-Finals and Finals.


Entry fee: $59

USATT rating fee: $7

NTTC Member Discount $6

USATT Membership Fees: $49 (1 year) / $130 (3 years) / $25 (Junior 1 year, under 18 on 10/12/13)

College Student: $25

Optional One-Time Tournament Pass – $10 (for those who have never played in a USATT Tournament)

Tournament Schedule:

8:30 to 9:00 am – Player Check-In & Warm Up (all players must arrive by 9:00 am)

Due to high demand and an increase of players, the schedule below may fluctuate slightly.

9:20 am – 8 groups of 5 players (TOP TIER). 4 groups of 4 players (Bottom Tier), singles Round Robin (First Stage) – Note: ALL players advance to a group in Second Round Robin stage. Top Tier advance as OPEN, Class A, B and C as groups of 8. Bottom Tier advance as D and E as groups of 8.

11:40 am – Lunch (Pizza, Fruit & Drinks provided)

12:40 pm – 5 groups of 8 players (Top Tier) as Open, Class A to C. 2 groups of 8 players (Bottom Tier) as Class D and E Round Robin – Division Play (Second Stage). Each group of 8 players will play Round Robin as 2 groups of 4 players. Top 2 players from each group advance to Semi-Finals then Finals.

Awards – Cash Prizes and Trophies:

Open: 1st place – $400, 2nd – $200, 3rd- $100; Class A: 1st place- $100, 2nd – $60, 3rd -Trophy, Class B to E 1st – $50, 2nd and 3rd place Trophies except in the Open division. Unrated players are ineligible for cash prizes.

Entry Form

Deadline to enter: October 11, 2015

Additional Info:

Email Roger Dickson: or Brian Rassavong:

Make Check or Money Order payable to: “Nashville Table Tennis Club”

Mail entry form and Payment to:

Brian Rassavong 536 Spann Court Antioch, TN 37013

Near By Hotels:

Best Western 1308 Murfreesboro Rd. Franklin, TN 615-790-0570

Wingate Inn 1738 Carothers Parkway Brentwood, TN 615-277-8700

Ping Pong for Charity Events

Filed under: Table Tennis Tournaments/Results — Tags: , , , , — by Jena N. on September 11, 2015 @ 2:15 pm


7th Annual Celebrity SLAMFest Kick Off Party

Friday, September 11th, 2015 (7:00 – 11:00 pm)

Featuring The Deloreans & The Evan Button Band, The Roller Derby Girls and two of the most skilled female table tennis players in the the world!

Live Auction, Silent Auction, 30 Ping Pong Tables and 2 Newgy Robo-Pong Table Tennis Robots for sale!  Trips, Gift Certificates, Golf Rounds, TV, Grill and more.

PingPongforCHARITY Tournament

Saturday, September 12th, 2015 (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)

This charity tournmaent is for recreational and amateur players only. All ages groups, Singles/Doubles, Boys/Girls, Men/Women.

Come check out the Professional/Olympic Level Demonstrations!

Events will be held at:
Virginia Beach Field House
2020 Landstown Centre Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

The PingPongforCHARITY Events raise awareness and funding for Mental Health and Brain Fitness for four Charity Partners to include People in Need,  Alzheimer’s  Association, Vanguard Landing and Parkinson’s Association.  Endorsed by, and in partnership with the USA Table Tennis Association, the Table Tennis Charity Foundation is actively integrating Table Tennis Sports and Education Programs in Schools, Churches and Retirement Communities.

For more info, click here


Celebrating Your Table Tennis Wins

Filed under: Samson Dubina,Table Tennis Tips — Tags: — by Jena N. on September 10, 2015 @ 7:00 am

By Samson Dubina

I would like to share a few tips with you regarding celebration in table tennis.  These principles can apply to you regardless if you are competing in your first recreational tournament or an average USATT tournament or playing for a gold medal in the Olympics.

The first point is to KNOW YOURSELF.  Know your personality and know how you personally play your  best.  Do you play best when you are jumping around excited after every point?  Or, do you play best when you are calm, relaxed, focused, and taking your time between points?  If you are quite loud and emotional, then you might play well during certain points, but your game will probably ebb and flow substantially throughout the table tennis match.  If you are quiet and calm, then you might be able to think more clearly and take your time between points.  Every table tennis player is different.  So, I’m going to let you decide for yourself…   how loud or quiet should you be?  Know yourself!

The next point is to BE THE SAME in practice as you are in the table tennis tournament.  If your practice truly is designed to enhance your tournament performance, then every aspect of your practice should be as similar to a tournament as possible – same approach to the game, same mental focus, same time between points, same towel-off breaks, same timeouts, etc.

The next point is to BE FLEXIBLE with your volume.  In some moments, you might feel the need to be slightly more excitable, while other times, you should be quiet and less emotional.

The next point is to BE RESPECTFUL!  Regardless of how loud you are, your goal should be to enhance your own performance, not to hinder your opponent’s performance.  You should never be yelling AT your opponent as if he is the enemy.  If you want to dance around the court for three seconds between points and it helps you play better…  well ok.  But your excitability should not be to intimidate your opponent.

The next point is to UNDERSTAND THE TOURNAMENT ENVIRONMENT!  If you are playing a recreational tournament at a nursing home or at a wedding, you should probably not be yelling at all.  If you are playing a tournament in a quiet environment and there are other matches in progress, be considerate of the other table tennis players.

Finally, when you lose a match, TAKE THE BLAME on yourself.  Don’t blame your opponent’s yelling and dancing and screaming as an excuse to why you lost.  Even though I want you, my reader, to follow these principles of knowing yourself, being the same, being flexible, being respectful, and knowing the environment, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your opponent will follow these principles.  Even if he is excessively screaming and obnoxiously shaking his fist in your face, you still have a responsibility to focus on your strategy, play your best and take the blame if you lose.

Improving Your Forehand Shots in Table Tennis

Filed under: Samson Dubina,Table Tennis Tips — Tags: , — by Jena N. on September 8, 2015 @ 1:15 pm

By Samson Dubina

When hitting backhand, many table tennis players do a great job hitting to different locations on the table.  Because they are able to bend at the wrist, these players are easily able to contact the inside of the ball, the back of the ball, and the outside of the ball in order to hit to different locations.

When hitting forehand, statistics prove that many table tennis player hit the ball cross-court very often.  Why is it that the average 1200-1800 rated players hit 80% of their forehands crosscourt to hit opponent’s forehand?  The reason is because they contact the outside of the ball.  In order to understand how to hit the inside of the ball, I want you to go stand in your ready position behind your table tennis table.  Hold a ball in your hand and extend it to your right side.  Look at the ball.  The side that you are seeing closest to you is the inside and the side furthest from your is the outside.  Most players contact the outside of the ball and drive it crosscourt to their opponent’s forehand.

In order to hit the inside of the ball, there are a few things that you must master.  First, position your body so that your feet are parallel to the table.  Now put your right foot back about 12-18”.  Next, as the ball is approaching, rotate your shoulders back as you rotate your body back while keeping your weight equally balanced on both feet.  Next, take your wrist back very slightly so that your angle allows you to contact the inside of the ball.  And finally, allow the ball to come back deeper before contacting it.

Before you can perfect this forehand in a table tennis match, try to first practice it with these drills.

Drill #1

Attack with your forehand down-the-line while your training partner or Robo-Pong table tennis robot plays the ball exclusively to your forehand.

Drill #2

Attack one forehand and one backhand, while making sure that every forehand is down-the-line.

Drill #3

Attack with your backhand for several balls, then suddenly when the ball changes to your forehand, try to attack with a variety of placements, such as down-the-line, to the transition point, and crosscourt.

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