USA Hopes

We are excited to kick off the USA Hopes Tour for 2018! You can find an introduction to the program below, followed by additional information on how to qualify and also how to put forward a proposal for hosting of USA Hopes Tour events for this year.

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Distinguishing the Difference Between USA Hopes Tour and USA Youth National Ranking Tournament:

In general, there are several big differences between the ITTF/USATT Hopes 2018 program and the USATT National Ranking Tournament in Florida:

 

  • For the ITTF/USATT Hopes just players born 2006/07 are allowed to play the tournament, in Florida there is no age minimum or limit.
  • At the regional ITTF/USATT Hopes camps + tournaments most participants will “just” come from the specific region, means for example players from the east coast will normally not participate at the west coast or the opposite.
  • For Florida the event is based on the idea to bring together kids from all over the country, furthermore they can play the mini-cadet event, too, there. People can compare it more with an event like the US Nationals instead of putting it in relation to the ITTF/USATT Hopes program.
  • The USATT National Ranking Tournament is an additional opportunity for young kids like Hopes to attend a national event on the highest level.
  • ITTF/USATT Hopes 2018 program results will not count for the USATT National Ranking Points System, the three combined events for this separate points system are the two National Ranking Tournaments (Florida + one more in autumn) and the US Nationals.
  • By having for the ITTF/USATT Hopes 2018 program 10 spots per gender to advance to the ITTF North America Hopes Challenge in Canada and only 6 spots per gender will be used for the regional ITTF/USATT Hopes tournament winners, USATT can nominate 4 more players per gender based on the sole discretion of USATT National Team Development Coach Pieke Franssen in consultation with the USATT High Performance Director Jörg Bitzigeio. The event in Florida is an additional chance for players beside the ITTF/USATT Hopes camps + tournaments to present and recommend themselves for this 4 spots and their performance (not only their result) can influence the decisions.



Full Selection Procedures can be found below:

 


Confirmed Dates for 2018

2-4 March: Lily Yip Table Tennis Center, New Jersey
16-18 March: California Table Tennis Club
6-8 April: New Jersey Table Tennis Club
13-15 April: Alameda Table Tennis Club, California
20-22 April: Columbus Table Tennis Club, Ohio
27-29 April: Maryland Table Tennis Center, Maryland
 
ITTF-North American Hopes Challenge

May 31-June 2 2018 - Continental Hopes Camp + Event

Canada

 

ITTF-Hopes Week & Challenge

August 2018 – World Hopes Camp + Event