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USA Table Tennis Resident Training Program in Colorado Springs at the US Olympic Training Center
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US Table Tennis Association Foundation Approves Grant to USA Table Tennis
$145,000 Grant To Be Used to Support USATT and US National Team Programming.
2015 ITTF Latin Am Champs & Pan Am Final Qualification
Team USA Men qualify for the 2015 Pan American Games with 3-1 win over Peru. Video Coverage.
The Odyssey of Ruichao Alex Chen a Chinese Star from Sweden in America
Ruichao Alex Chen, 17, was once just another future star player born in Sweden, which has a rich table tennis history.
USATT Club News & Events
2015 Butterfly Cary Cup
More than 200 players competed in 12 events for a total of $21,750 in cash and prizes. This year’s competition was particularly keen, with 60 players rated over 2000, and 20 players rated 2500 or higher.
XIOM Round Robin Event at Smash Table Tennis
33 players participated in this weekends first ever USA Table Tennis sanctioned event at Smash Table Tennis in Sterling, Virginia. Players were initially placed into group of 3 to determine their bracket for the main championships.
National College Table Tennis Association (NCTTA)
Texas Wesleyan is on a Mission 12th in a Row
On February 21st and 22nd, Texas Wesleyan showed why they are still the top dog in college table tennis and why the possibility of winning a 12th title in a row is not out of the question.
USATT History & Hall of Fame
History of USATT - Volume XV - Chapter 17
1987: Sweden’s Mikael Appelgren and South Korea’s Yang Young Ja Win U.S. Open. 1987: Scott Bakke Talks with “The Apple,” and Sue Butler has a Close-up Conversation with Three Swedish Team Members.
2015 Hopes Camp and Tournament
March 21, 2015: If you haven’t already signed up for the Hopes Weekend Camp and Hopes Regional Tournament, please do so at your earliest convenience. The deadlines are soon approaching!
Toronto the Destination for Canadian Junior and Cadet Open
Designated a city, as opposed to being a town in July 2012, Markham will be the home for the forthcoming Canadian Junior and Cadet Open.
Friends & Partners
Watch Dodgers players boo ping pong master Clayton Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw and Corey Seager square off against Justin Turner and Daniel Coulombe in the Dodgers Ping Pong Finals
Pongstarz CEO Kim Gilbert and Kipp Smackdown For Bay Area Schools
Many of Silicon Valley’s elite tech companies, corporate sponsors, and Pongstarz converged on the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA for the 2015 KIPP Ping Pong Smackdown, which raised $700,000 in just one night of ping pong for KIPP Bay Area Schools.
Paul David - Interview
Rahul Acharya interviewed Guyanese National Team Member Paul David at the Westchester Table Tennis Center.
Around the Net
Table Tennis Anyone? SPiN Opening In Chicago At Marina City
A new table tennis-themed, restaurant/bar/social club, which has the backing of actor Susan Sarandon (who reportedly is a table tennis ninja), is in the works for Marina City.
American Crystal Wang turning heads in table tennis at age 13
Wang, a seventh-grader, already has an impressive résumé: She is the youngest player to make the USA national team (men or women), the youngest to win an under-22 singles title at nationals (also among men or woman) and the youngest to make the final of the men's or women's singles at nationals.
11 Questions with USATT Members
What is the best serve in Table Tennis?
The motion of the serve is much less important than the quality of your contact with the ball. For most serves, this relies on a very well-timed flick of the wrist.
ITTF Level 1 Coaching Course - Flushing, New York
The Chinese Community Centre Table Tennis Club of Flushing, New York (CCCF) in conjunction with American Youth Table Tennis (AYTTO )is proud to announce that it will host an ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coaching Course from April 6-10th, 2015.
Para News & Events
Arrival: May 5, 2015, Departure: May 10, 2015, 1st Entry Deadline: February 10, 2015, 2nd Entry Deadline: March 10, 2015