2017 USATT Hall of Fame Inductees

By Sean O'Neill, Hall of Fame | May 15, 2017, 12 a.m. (ET)

USATT Hall of Fame Board of Directors Announces 2017 Inductees and Mark Matthews Achievement Award Winner

May 15, 2017 (Colorado Spring, CO) - The U.S. Table Tennis Hall of Fame Board of Directors is pleased to announce the names of those outstanding players and contributors to be honored with induction at this year's annual banquet. 

Athlete: Marcelino "Marcy" Monasterial. Contributors: Bowie Martin, Sr. and Scott Preiss. This year's Mark Matthews Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Dell Sweeris. 

The U.S. Table Tennis Hall of Fame Annual Induction Banquet 2017 will be held Thursday evening, July 6th during this year's U.S. National Championships at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Tickets are available through USA Table Tennis Headquarters.  Please contact Andrew Horn at andrew.horn@usatt.org for tickets.

Marcy Monasterial

 Marcy Monasterial - Athlete

  • 1992 Paralympic Games - Bronze Medalist
  • 1990 World Championships for the Disabled - Quarter Finalist 
  • 1988 Paralympic Games - Quarter Finalist
  • 1987 World Handicap Game - Silver Medalist
  • 1957 World Championship - US Team Member

Bowie Martin, Jr.

Bowie Martin, Sr. - Contributor

  • 1960 Co-Founder of Martin-Kilpatrick Table Tennis Company  
  • 1977 USTTA Vice President
  • Founder of Table Tennis Manufacturer's Association (funded first USTTA Executive Director Position)
  • 1977 Butterfly Table Tennis Club  (Full-time: Wilson, NC)
  • USA Table Tennis National Team Clothing Sponsor (Butterfly)
  • USA Table Tennis National Table Sponsor (Butterfly)
  • USA Table Tennis National Ball Sponsor (Nittaku)
  • Sponsor of over 100 top US Juniors and National Team Members

Scott Preiss

Scott Preiss - Contributor

  • Former US World Team Trainer at the World Championships
  • US National Table Tennis Touring Coach
  • Former Director, US Olympic Training Center Resident Athlete Program
  • Certified USA National Level Table Tennis Coach
  • USA Table Tennis Ambassador

Dell Sweeris

Dell Sweeris - Mark Matthews Lifetime Achievement Award

  • 1965, 1967 &1969 World Team Member 
  • 1971 Canadian Open Singles Champion
  • 1972 Ping-Pong Diplomacy Participant
  • 4 x US Open Mixed Doubles Champion with wife, Connie
  • USATT Board of Directors & Foundation Member
  • 2010, 2012, 2014 US Open LOC Tournament Chairman

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2017 USATT Hall of Fame Donors

Special Contributor - USTT Hall of Fame would like to thank Si Wasserman for his continued support of the Wasserman Scholarships, Tim Boggan History Books, and the Lily Yip Junior Program. 

Diamond - $300 & up

  • Butterfly
  • Linda Hsing
  • Yvonne Kronlage
  • Christian Lillieroos
  • Paddle Palace
  • St. Louis Table Tennis Club
  • William Steinle

Platinum - $200 & up

  • Yim & Betty Gee
  • Michael Hsing
  • Gordon Kaye
  • Pete May
  • Sean O'Neill
  • Donna & David Sakai
  • Todd Sweeris & Family

Gold - $100 & up

  • Mike Babuin
  • Insook & Shekhar Bhushan
  • Scott Butler
  • Marilyn Sommer Feinstein
  • Lisa Gee
  • Greg Gingold
  • Stephen Hochman
  • Hans & Wen Hsu
  • Tongsheng Huang
  • Tahl Leibovitz
  • Richard McAfee
  • Jim McQueen
  • Robert Saperstein
  • Mitch Seidenfeld
  • Santos Shih
  • Stanley Sokol
  • Thelma Sommer
  • Chiyako & Mikizo Suzuki
  • Dennis Taylor
  • William Walk

Silver - up to $100

  • Sharon Acton
  • Dennis & Ruth Creech
  • Diana Gee
  • Richard Hicks
  • Larry Hodges
  • Bruce & Louise Holck
  • Darrell & Ann Holland
  • Dean Johnson
  • Howard & Patricia Teitelbaum
  • Westchester Table Tennis Center
  • John Wetherbie