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Expert table tennis

As I do a lot of reading and writing on topics related to table tennis myself, my #1 source of information is the internet, and in particular a number of specific sites with high quality information. Expert table tennis is one of those sites, and is of particular interest regarding […]


Posted by admin - February 27, 2018 at 9:32 am

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Fitness Walkthrough

I’ve known Kevin Finn for many years as we’re both keen participants of the OOAK table tennis forum. It’s only about a year back when I checked out his Fitness Walkthrough website, that I came to realise how much he knows about fitness, health and nutrition, especially related to table tennis. Kevin has […]


Posted by admin - February 25, 2018 at 4:35 am

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OOAK Table Tennis Shop update

I found some time over Christmas for a much needed update of the OOAK table tennis Shop website. Some re-organisation to reduce clutter and excess information was well overdue, as well as some focus on what the shop specialises in. OOAK Shop has tons of information and articles on table tennis equipment, […]


Posted by admin - February 8, 2018 at 7:53 am

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New ABS Table Tennis Balls for 2017/2018

Plastic table tennis balls became legal for competition in 2014. Although the old celluloid balls remained legal as well, manufacturers quickly saw the writing on the wall, and started phasing out celluloid balls. As well as a change from celluloid to plastic, the ITTF imposed a requirement (with no apparent […]


Posted by admin - November 12, 2017 at 8:17 am

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Darker Interview

  As one of the few Darker Table Tennis blade distributors in the world, OOAK Table Tennis Shop is privileged to be granted an interview with Darker, the Japanese table tennis manufacturer. Darker Japan has always been a bit of boutique manufacturer that was mainly known by the blade connoisseurs that appreciate […]


Posted by admin - October 22, 2017 at 9:38 am

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TSP Regalis Blue / Red Review

TSP Regalis is a new (2016) rubber from TSP made in Japan designed for use with plastic balls. Unlike the latest generation of most Tensors or tensioned rubbers that tend to have a high catapult causing loss of control, the Regalis are very linear, offering high speed that varies depending […]


Posted by admin - October 16, 2016 at 10:22 am

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An App to improve your Table Tennis? – Interview with TTedge

Is it possible for a Phone App to improve your ‘real life’ Table Tennis? Well I admit I was very skeptical at first, but this App by ttEDGE has blown me away, and continues to impress me with the modules they add! This App comes from the makers of ttEDGE, […]


Posted by admin - May 8, 2016 at 8:55 am

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Super light table tennis bat of 115g – is it possible?

I’m sure most of you have tried some light bats, but is it possible to have a blade with 2 inverted rubbers with a weight of only 115g? Would it have any power? How well would it work? Through my work with the OOAK Shop, I get to assemble a […]


Posted by admin - January 18, 2016 at 10:08 am

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Koki Niwa signs up with Victas!

Koki Niwa sponsored by Victas As of Jan 1st 2016, VICTAS has signed a sponsorship deal with Koki Niwa (Meiji University) for five years, where he will be a sponsored player as well as an advisor to the company. Koki Niwa was the gold medalist at the 2010 Youth Olympic […]


Posted by admin - January 5, 2016 at 9:07 am

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Interview with the great Norio Takashima!

OOAK Table Tennis Forum has just published an exclusive interview with the great Norio Takashima. Special thanks goes to Steven Feltstein who organised this interview, and of course to Mr Norio Takashima who obviously spent a great deal of time answering all our questions! Norio Takashima was one of the […]


Posted by admin - February 27, 2015 at 6:15 am

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