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2018 Triangle July Open Wrap Up

  Over the weekend, we hosted our 2018 July Open Tournament.  61 players competed in a variety of events, including U1000, U1500, U1850, U2050, and a 51-Point Handicap fun event. The U1000 was an odd event this time around.  Of the 8 players that entered, only 3 came in with a USATT rating, guaranteeing that […]

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2018 Triangle June Open Review

Last Saturday, we ran our 2018 Triangle June Open Tournament.  51 players from 5 states competed in events ranging from U550 to U2100.  In the U550, a small field of only 5 players battled for the top 3 spots in a round robin format.  Young local Jean Dominguez didn’t drop a single game, but was […]

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Triangle Junior Elite Training Program

Triangle Table Tennis is proud to announce the creation of the Triangle Junior Elite Training Program. This program has been created to produce nationally-ranked junior table tennis players.  Utilizing structured, Olympic-style training, the goal is to develop players that will contend for National Championships, the US National Team, and the Olympics.  The training techniques, concepts, […]

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2018 May “Upside Down” Open Recap

Last weekend, we ran our annual “Upside Down” Open.  This tournament flips the prize pool, paying out the most for the lower events, which is a fun change for the entry-level players.  This 4-star tournament featured 7 rated events and 1 fun event over two days.  The U900 kicked off the weekend and paid out […]

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2018 Triangle April Open Summary

The 2018 Triangle April Open (2-star) ran last Saturday, with 55 players and 5 different events.  In the U600, 8 players competed in a round robin group to determine the players to make it onto the podium.  With several players rated very closely, this group was up for grabs from the get go.   Top seeds […]

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Post-Tournament Assessment & Training

One of the biggest conflicts you will have after playing the tournament is, what next? You have trained, prepared, and competed at your best. There is an emotional level that is reach in tournament play, and that is due to the raised stakes of creating the result that you are looking for. And after the […]

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2018 Butterfly Cary Cup Largest to Date

With over 220 players registered and nearly 1,400 matches played over 4 days, the 2018 Butterfly Cary Cup was our biggest tournament since our opening in 2014.  With participants representing 18 different states, Washington D.C., Canada, Nigeria, India, and Bermuda, we had a well-rounded field with strong competition in each event. Matches started Thursday afternoon […]

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Mastering the Mental Approach to Tournament Play

Mastering the Mental Approach to Tournament Play With the Cary Cup around the corner and players putting the final touches on their training program, I thought I would take a departure from training tips and open up another aspect of table tennis. There are a multitude of things you have to do off the table […]

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2018 Triangle February Open Write Up

Last Saturday, we ran our 2-star 2018 Triangle February Open Tournament.  While it was 75 and sunny outside (in late February no less), we still had over 70 players spread out over 5 events and 32 tables.  This was by far our biggest February tournament to date, with participation nearly doubling last years numbers. The […]

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Mastering the Backhand Smash

If you’re not using the backhand loop as the primary attack shot on the backhand, then adding in the backhand smash can be a nice addition to your arsenal. The backhand smash is a unique skill that presents its own set of circumstances for your opponent to manage. This is the shot that must be […]

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