Inclusion - Table Tennis 2.0

Dec. 11, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

Las Vegas, NV – Sports fans and invention lovers have the opportunity to see the future in action.  The future is called INCLUSION, a super-hot, ultra-cool new way to experience Table Tennis, which will be on display at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort from December 16th-20th during the USA Table Tennis National Championships.  

INCLUSION combines Table Tennis and Racquetball to create an exciting, dynamic playing experience.  The patented Plexiglas sidewalls offer an added dimension for skilled players to produce advanced, angled shots while as a bonus, functioning as "bumpers" to help novice players enhance their skills.

“I’m a believer in INCLUSION to help athletes train and have fun at the same time,” said Whitney Kraft, Director of Tennis at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, which purchased the first INCLUSION unit for the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships.  “Clearly, INCLUSION develops enhanced reactions and makes for creative thinking, strategy and tactics.”

Founder and Chief Optimist Marco Santini promises that the rules, similar to Table Tennis, are easy to learn.

“This is a fun game for people of all skill levels,” says Santini.  “Its modern design and exciting game play are perfect for athletic halls, game rooms and offices that put a premium on mental stimulation.  Our goal is to bring people together in the real world through invigorating, physical activity.”

The current INCLUSION product was hand-crafted in Allentown, PA and was designed to fit with all existing tables.  Over the last year, INCLUSION has been featured at many successful events including Google NY, Chelsea Piers, SPiN NY, Bryant Park, Harvard Table Tennis Club, Brown Table Tennis Club, Alley NYC, Westchester Table Tennis Center, Uncubed, Rare Art Gallery and the US Open Tennis Championship.

“I think INCLUSION adds a new dimension to Table Tennis,” said USATT CEO Gordon Kaye.  “I’m excited to see it in action.”