Table Tennis Clubs Where I Have Played

by Will Shortz

Below is a list of 177 U.S. table tennis clubs, in 43 states, where I have played as of April 12, 2014, along with 56 more clubs in 20 foreign countries. To the best of my knowledge I hold the record for playing at more U.S. table tennis clubs, located in more U.S. states, than anyone else in history.

States not yet played in: Hawaii, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Alabama

  • North East Alabama Table Tennis (Anniston) — Sept. 14, 2010

Alaska

  • Anchorage Table Tennis Club — June 6, 2013
  • Eagle River Table Tennis Club — June 9, 2013
  • Fairbanks Interior Table Tennis Club — June 10 and 11, 2013
  • Homer Table Tennis Club — June 7, 2013
  • Juneau Table Tennis Club — June 5, 2013
  • Soldotna Table Tennis Club — June 8, 2013

Arizona

  • Phoenix Table Tennis Club — Aug. 29, 2011

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Independent Table Tennis Association (Sherwood) — May 30, 2007

California

  • Alameda Table Tennis Club — July 31, 2010
  • Gao Jun Table Tennis Club (El Monte) — Dec. 12, 2012
  • Gilbert Table Tennis Center (Los Angeles) — July 11, 2005
  • Grace Lin Table Tennis Club (El Monte) — Dec. 12, 2012
  • Los Angeles Table Tennis Association — March 12, 2010
  • Palo Alto Table Tennis Club — Aug. 8, 2009
  • Peninsula Table Tennis Club (Burlingame) — Aug. 7, 2009
  • San Diego Table Tennis Association — Aug. 27, 2011
  • San Francisco Chinatown Table Tennis Club — Aug. 7, 2009
  • San Gabriel Valley Badminton and Table Tennis Club (El Monte) — Dec. 12, 2012
  • SPiN LA (Los Angeles) — Dec. 11, 2012
  • Westside Table Tennis Center (Los Angeles) — July 10, 2007

Colorado

  • Aurora Table Tennis Club — July 13, 2008
  • Top Spin Table Tennis Center (Littleton) — July 28, 2012

Connecticut

  • Fairfield Table Tennis Club — Sept. 29, 2007 and Feb. 6, 2010
  • Greater Hartford Table Tennis Club — May 17, 2008, Jan. 9, 2010, and Dec. 21, 2013
  • Lower Naugatuck Valley Table Tennis Center (Shelton) — June 5, 2008
  • Stratford Table Tennis Club — Feb. 22, 2011

Delaware

  • Newark Table Tennis Club — July 12, 2009

Florida

  • Broward Table Tennis Club (Dania Beach) — April 7, 2011
  • Palm Beach Table Tennis (Boca Raton) — April 6, 2011

Georgia

  • Atlanta Georgia Table Tennis Association — March 28, 2004
  • Atlanta Jewish Community Center Table Tennis (Dunwoody) — March 27, 2010
  • Georgia Tech Table Tennis Association (Atlanta) — March 26, 2010

Idaho

  • Boise Table Tennis Club — June 30, 2010

Illinois

  • Chicago Slam Tennis Tennis Club — Aug. 29, 2009
  • Chicago Table Tennis Club (Glenview) — Aug. 29, 2009
  • Killerspin Table Tennis Club (Chicago) — Aug. 2, 2003
  • Sangamon Table Tennis Club (Springfield) — Sept. 1, 2011
  • Schaumburg Table Tennis Club — Aug. 30, 2009
  • Xilin Table Tennis Club (Naperville) — Aug. 30, 2009

Indiana

  • Indiana University Table Tennis Club (Bloomington) — May 2, 2008
  • Kokomo Table Tennis Club — Dec. 26, 2007
  • Monon Center Table Tennis Club (Carmel) — several times beginning Aug. 31, 2009, most recently on Nov. 2, 2013
  • Purdue University Table Tennis Club (West Lafayette) — Sept. 2, 2009, Dec. 19, 2010, and Jan. 4, 2013
  • South Bend Table Tennis Club — Sept. 4, 2009
  • Southern Indiana Table Tennis Association (New Albany) — Sept. 24, 2008
  • Table Tennis Club of Indianapolis — many times on trips to Indiana beginning Dec. 27, 2001, most recently on Nov. 1, 2013
  • Three Rivers Table Tennis Center (Fort Wayne) — Dec. 27, 2005

Iowa

  • Quad-City Table Tennis Club (Davenport) — Sept. 11, 2013
  • University of Iowa Table Tennis Club (Iowa City) — Sept. 11, 2013

Kansas

  • Abilene Table Tennis Club — Aug. 31, 2011

Kentucky

  • Lexington Table Tennis Club — Sept. 11, 2010
  • Table Tennis Club of Louisville — Sept. 11, 2010

Louisiana

  • Shreveport Table Tennis Club — Sept. 13, 2010

Maine

  • Bangor Table Tennis Club — Jan. 3, 2012
  • Maine Table Tennis League (Lewiston) — Jan. 2, 2012

Maryland

  • Baltimore Table Tennis Club (Randallstown) — May 18, 2006
  • Club Joola (Rockville) — Aug. 15, 2008 and Aug. 10, 2012
  • Maryland Table Tennis Center (Gaithersburg) — April 1, 2008
  • Potomac County Table Tennis Club (Cabin John) — June 10, 2005
  • Western Maryland Table Tennis Club (Cumberland) — June 27, 2009

Massachusetts

  • Academy of Table Tennis (Newton) — April 27, 2007
  • Bay State Table Tennis Club (Springfield) — Aug. 12, 2008, Sept. 18, 2012, Apr. 25, 2013, and May 7, 2013
  • Boston Table Tennis Academy (Watertown) — April 24, 2011
  • Boston Table Tennis Center (Medford) — April 28, 2007, March 14, 2009, and others
  • Harvard Table Tennis Club (Cambridge) — April 11, 2010
  • Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club (Waltham) — Dec. 21, 2013
  • MIT Table Tennis Club (Cambridge) — April 10, 2010
  • Northeastern University Table Tennis Club (Boston) — April 4, 2009
  • Tufts Table Tennis Club (Medford) — April 5, 2009
  • Waltham Table Tennis Club — March 15, 2009

Michigan

  • Farmington Hills Table Tennis Club — Dec. 22, 2011

Minnesota

  • Table Tennis Minnesota (South St. Paul) — Sept. 12, 2013

Missouri

  • Ozarks Table Tennis Club (Springfield) — Sept. 12, 2010

Montana

  • University of Montana Table Tennis Club (Missoula) — June 29, 2010

Nevada

  • Las Vegas Table Tennis Club — Aug. 28, 2011
  • Olympic Table Tennis Club (Las Vegas) — Aug. 28, 2011

New Hampshire

  • Nashua Table Tennis Club — March 14, 2009
  • New Hampshire Table Tennis Club (Manchester) — Jan. 1, 2012

New Jersey

  • Cranford Table Tennis Club — June 15, 2009
  • Dumont Table Tennis Club — Nov. 26, 2011
  • Fair Lawn Table Tennis Club — July 12, 2009 and Oct. 31, 2010
  • Han-In Table Tennis Club (Palisades Park) — Oct. 28, 2012
  • Hoboken Table Tennis Club — Sept. 22, 2007
  • Lily Yip Table Tennis Center — Jan. 15 and 29, 2011 and others
  • Madison YMCA Table Tennis Club — Oct. 23, 2009 and June 6, 2010
  • Monroe Table Tennis Club (Monroe Township) — June 8, 2009
  • New Jersey Everbright Table Tennis Club (Edison) — June 26, 2010
  • New Jersey Table Tennis Club (Westfield) — many times beginning May 20, 2006, plus several tournaments
  • Passaic Table Tennis Club — Feb. 6 and Mar. 6, 2009
  • Princeton University Table Tennis Club (Princeton) — July 16, 2008 and July 17, 2009
  • TopSpin Table Tennis Club (Bridgewater) — Dec. 29, 2012
  • Topspin Table Tennis Center (Somerset) — Nov. 27 and Dec. 12, 2010
  • West Jersey Table Tennis Club (Pennsauken) — Oct. 13, 2011

New Mexico

  • Santa Fe Table Tennis Club — Sept. 30, 2011

New York

  • Asociacion New York Tenis de Mesa (Manhattan) — Nov. 19, 2013
  • Big Apple Table Tennis Club (Astoria, Queens) — Nov. 17, 2007
  • Binghamton Table Tennis Club — June 11, 2010
  • Binghamton University Table Tennis Club (Binghamton) — April 26, 2008
  • Bohemia Table Tennis Club — May 29, 2009
  • Brooklyn Nison’s Table Tennis School — Sept. 5, 2008
  • Burke Table Tennis Club (White Plains) — alternative home club from July 23, 2001 to Dec. 2009
  • Chinese Community Center of Flushing — Dec. 20, 2011 and Jan. 24, 2013
  • Dynamo Table Tennis Club (Brooklyn) — May 21, 2009
  • East Northport Table Tennis — May 2 and Sept. 19, 2009
  • Fairport Table Tennis Club — Mar. 27, 2013
  • Fashion Institute of Technology Table Tennis Club (New York City) — Nov. 19, 2006
  • Fat Cat (New York City) — Apr. 12, 2014
  • Friendship Table Tennis Club (Flushing, Queens) — several times beginning Aug. 23, 2008
  • Genesee Valley Table Tennis Club (Rochester) — Feb. 26, 2011, and September 7, 2013
  • Greater Buffalo Table Tennis Club (Tonawanda) — Dec. 11, 2008
  • Hampton Table Tennis Club (Watermill) — July 17, 2010
  • Hempstead Table Tennis Club — Oct. 22, 2009
  • King Pong in Soho (New York City) — many times beginning Mar. 30, 2012, most recently on June 26, 2013
  • Lost Battalion Hall Table Tennis Club (Rego Park, Queens) — home club during the mid-1980s beginning April 24, 1985
  • Manhattan Table Tennis Club (New York City) — several times beginning Oct. 29, 2003
  • Mid Hudson Valley Table Tennis Club (Kingston) — May 14, 2009
  • New York Indoor Sports Club (College Point, Queens) — Oct. 15, 2012 and Aug. 27, 2013
  • New York International Table Tennis Club (Flushing, Queens) — many times beginning June 18, 2007
  • New York Table Tennis Club (Flushing, Queens) — many times beginning Nov. 9, 2006
  • New York Table Tennis Federation [Chinatown] (New York City) — Sept. 17, 2007
  • New York Table Tennis Inc. (Flushing, Queens) — several times beginning May 8, 2008
  • Niskayuna Table Tennis Club — April 25, 2011
  • Ossining Table Tennis Club — Mar. 22, 2008
  • Ping Table Tennis Club (Wappingers Falls) — April 1, 2013
  • PiPs (Brooklyn) — April 16, 2012 and Mar. 9, 2013
  • Port Washington Table Tennis Club — Feb. 4, 2010
  • Rivertowns Table Tennis Club (Hastings, Ardsley, and Tarrytown) — home club from May 1, 2001, to May 4, 2011
  • Roosevelt Table Tennis Club (Roosevelt Island, New York City) — Mar. 30, 2012
  • RPI Table Tennis Club (Troy) — Feb. 12, 2011, and April 21, 2012
  • St. Lawrence Valley Table Tennis Club (Potsdam) — Sept. 8, 2012
  • SMC Table Tennis (Woodbury) — Jan. 7, 2014
  • SPiN New York (New York City) — many times beginning June 29, 2009, most recently on Dec. 20, 2013
  • Syracuse Table Tennis Club — September 8, 2013
  • Utica Table Tennis Club — Jan. 28, 2012
  • Vassar Table Tennis Club (Poughkeepsie) — Dec. 13, 2011
  • Wang Chen’s Table Tennis Club (New York City) — several times beginning June 20, 2005
  • Westchester Table Tennis Center (Pleasantville) — home club beginning May 6, 2011
  • West Side Table Tennis Club [Marty Reisman’s] (New York City) — many times circa late 1970s/early 1980s

North Carolina

  • Charlotte Table Tennis Club — Sept. 16, 2010

Ohio

  • Canton Table Tennis Club — Aug. 28, 2009
  • Cleveland Table Tennis Association — Sept. 27, 2007
  • Columbus Table Tennis Club — Dec. 23, 2007, Sept. 10, 2010, and Sept. 2, 2011
  • EJFLC Table Tennis Club (Akron) — Aug. 17, 2004
  • Newark Table Tennis Club (Heath) — Dec. 16, 2010
  • Strongsville Table Tennis Club — Dec. 22, 2009
  • Tri-County Table Tennis Club (Lyndhurst) — Dec. 26, 2009

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma Table Tennis Club (Oklahoma City) — July 31, 2006

Oregon

  • Blitz Club (Portland) — July 14, 2012
  • Portland State University Table Tennis Club — Oct. 10, 2009
  • Portland Table Tennis Club — Oct. 9, 2009; and July 12, 13, and 15, 2012

Pennsylvania

  • Allentown/Lehigh Valley Table Tennis Club (Allentown) — Dec. 28, 2001, Dec. 21, 2004, and June 5, 2008
  • Carlisle Area Table Tennis Club (Carlisle) — June 26, 2009
  • Chicken House Table Tennis Club (Gordonville) — Oct. 11, 2008
  • Flick! Table Tennis Performance Center (Philadelphia) — Jan. 12, 2014
  • Lancaster Table Tennis Club — July 18, 2009
  • Manor Table Tennis Club (Lancaster) — Oct. 10, 2008
  • Nanticoke Table Tennis, Inc. — July 15, 2008
  • Newtown Table Tennis Club — April 10, 2006
  • Overbrook Cobbs Creek Table Tennis Club (Philadelphia) — Sept. 30, 2009
  • Pottsgrove Table Tennis Club (Pottstown) — Oct. 18, 2007
  • The Table Tennis Centre (Mercersburg) — Sept. 3, 2011
  • Trolley Car Table Tennis Club (Philadelphia) — April 28, 2010, Jan. 24, 2012, and Jan. 12, 2014

Rhode Island

  • Brown Table Tennis Club (Providence) — April 24, 2011
  • Rhode Island Table Tennis Association (Manville) — May 18, 2008

South Carolina

  • Aiken Table Tennis Association — Sept, 15, 2010

Tennessee

  • Newgy Table Tennis Club (Gallatin) — Oct. 14, 2009

Texas

  • Austin Table Tennis Association — July 12-14, 2013

Utah

  • Wasatch Front Table Tennis Club (Salt Lake City) — Aug. 5, 2005

Vermont

  • Champlain Valley Table Tennis Club (Burlington) — Aug. 13, 2008
  • Green Mountain Table Tennis Club (Rutland) — Jan. 4, 2012

Virginia

  • Northern Virginia Table Tennis Center (Chantilly) — Sept. 17, 2010; Aug. 11 and 12, 2012
  • Northern Virginia Table Tennis Club (Arlington) — Aug. 9, 2012
  • University of Virginia Table Tennis Club (Charlottesville) — April 2, 2008

Washington

  • Washington Table Tennis Center (Bellevue) — July 2 and 4, 2010

West Virginia

  • Charleston Table Tennis Club — Dec. 20, 2010
  • Clarksburg Table Tennis Club — Dec. 26, 2011

CANADA

Ontario

  • Canadian Chinese Table Tennis Association (Markham) — Dec. 14 and 16, 2008
  • Centrum Table Tennis Club (Mississauga) — Dec. 15, 2008
  • Kanata Table Tennis Club (Ottawa) — Sept. 9, 2012
  • Matty Eckler Community Center Table Tennis Club (Toronto) — Dec. 14, 2008
  • My Table Tennis Club (Markham) — Dec. 13, 2008
  • Pickering Table Tennis Club — Dec. 16, 2008
  • Play for Fun and Fitness Table Tennis Club (Toronto) — Dec. 12, 2008
  • Progress Table Tennis Club (Toronto) — Dec. 17, 2008
  • Top Spin Table Tennis Club (Vaughan) — Dec. 16, 2008
  • Toronto Table Tennis Club — Dec. 13, 2008

Québec

  • Club Intersport (Drummondville) — Sept. 10, 2012
  • Club Prestige (Montréal) — Sept, 11, 2012
  • Club Réflexe (Laval) — Sept. 11, 2012
  • Ping-O-Max (Trois-Rivières) — Sept. 10, 2012

OTHER COUNTRIES

Belarus

  • Klub Nastol’nogo Tennisa Atlant (Minsk) — Oct. 28-30, 2008

Brazil

  • Olaria Atlético Clube (Rio de Janeiro) — Oct. 8, 2007

China

  • Beijing Chaoyang Stadium Table Tennis Club — Oct. 18, 2013
  • Beijing Huading Fengsheng Table Tennis Club — May 19, 2012
  • Beijing No. 66 Middle School Table Tennis Training Center — May 15, 2012
  • Beijing Railway Workers' Table Tennis and Badminton Club — Oct. 19, 2013
  • Beijing Stadium Table Tennis Club — May 18, 2012, and Oct. 12, 2013
  • Beijing Table Tennis Fitness Foundation — May 23, 2011
  • Cai Qiao Table Tennis Club — Oct. 14, 2013
  • Dongdan Sports Center Table Tennis Club (Beijing) — May 19, 2011, and May 16, 2012
  • Haidian Sports Training School Table Tennis Club (Beijing) — May 14, 2012
  • Nangong Sports Club Table Tennis (Fengtai district, Beijing) — May 21, 2012
  • Shichahai Sports School Table Tennis Training Center (Beijing) — May 16, 2012
  • Tien Xiao Table Tennis Club (Beijing) — Oct. 17 2013
  • Xi Yue [New Happy] Table Tennis Club (Beijing) — Oct. 13, 2013
  • Youth Sunshine Table Tennis Club (Beijing) — Oct. 13, 2013

Croatia

  • Arena Sport Cafe (Precko, Zagreb) — Oct. 2, 2012
  • Stolnoteniski Klub Koprivnica (Koprivnica) — Sept. 24, 1997
  • Stolnoteniski Klub Opatija (Opatija) — Oct. 13-15, 2004
  • Stolnoteniski Sportski Klub "Srdoci" (Rijeka) — Oct. 4-6, 2012

Czech Republic

  • Sportovní Klub Stolního Tenisu Brno (Brno) — Oct. 9, 2001

Estonia

  • Tallinn MTÜ Lauatennis Kristiine Sport (Tallinn) — Oct. 20 and 21, 2010

France

  • Club de Tennis de Table d’Epernay — June 14, 2003
  • Club de Tennis de Table d’Is-sur-Tille — May 21 and 22, 2005

Hungary

  • Egriasztalitenisz (Eger) — Oct. 11 and 12, 2005, and Nov. 8 and 9, 2011

India

  • Goa Table Tennis Association (Panaji) — April 15, 2008

Italy

  • Lucca Tennis da Tavolo (Lucca) — March 10, 2006

Jamaica

  • Kingston YMCA Table Tennis Club — Jan. 3 and 4, 2008

Japan

  • Famitaku (Tokyo) — Aug. 5, 2013
  • ITS [International Table Tennis Stage] Table Tennis Club (Mitaka, Tokyo) — Aug. 5, 2013
  • Narita Elementary School Table Tennis Club (Narita) — Aug. 2 and 4, 2013
  • Narita Table Tennis Association — Aug. 1 and 3, 2013

Latvia

  • Sporta Kluba “Universitates Sports” Galda Tenisa Sekcija (Riga) — Oct. 22, 2010

Lithuania

  • Tennisis (Vilnius) — Oct. 23, 2010

Netherlands

  • Tafeltennis Centrum Amsterdam Keizersgracht 209 (Amsterdam) — Oct. 13, 1996
  • Universitaire Sportvereniging Table Tennis Club (Amsterdam) — Oct. 13, 2003

Poland

  • Sochaczewski Klub Tenisa Stolowego (Sochaczew) — Oct. 27, 2010
  • Warsaw [club name not known] — Sept. 28, 1985

Slovakia

  • SKST Centrum Zilina (Zilina) — April 25, 2009

Turkey

  • Antalyaspor Masa Tenisi Subesi (Antalya) — Nov. 4 and 5, 2009
  • Fenerbahçe Veteran Masa Tenisçiler Spor Kulübü (Göztepe, Istanbul) — Nov. 8, 2009

Ukraine

  • Uzhgorod Nastilnyj Tenis (Uzhgorod) — Nov. 4, 2011

 

SUMMARY

U.S. clubs 177
Foreign clubs 56
Total 233
U.S. states 43
Foreign countries 20

RULES

My rules as to what constitutes a club that may be counted:

  1. It must be a club that has a name, whose members play regularly, and that is open to the public. Playing informally at a school, church, recreation center, company, or private home doesn’t count.
  2. A tournament sponsored by a club counts only if the event is held at the club’s usual place of play.
  3. If a club has multiple locations, it counts only once.
  4. If a club moves or changes its name, it counts only once. However, if a club both moves and changes its name, the new place is considered a new club.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Fri., Apr. 25 (6pm- )

Table tennis championship for the Horace Greeley High School Table Tennis Club

Sat./Sun., April 26-27

Over *$7,000* in prizes, first prize $2,500

Sat., May 3 (1 pm- )

Free tournament for high school students from Westchester County and New York City • Spectators welcome

Sat., May 17 (10am-4pm)

Annual outdoor fair. Volunteers wanted to help promote the club.

Sat./Sun., May 24-25

$5,000+ in prizes • $1,500 first prize

Fri., June 27, 2014

Learn from a master, Slovenia's Bojan Tokic, currently ITTF-ranked #50 in the world.

Sat./Sun., June 28-29

$5,000+ in prizes • $1,500 first prize

Mon.-Fri., July 7-11, July 14-18, Aug. 11-15 (10am-3pm daily)

Intensive training with Robert and Rawle

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spring Kids' Tournament

22 players. Congratulations to Johannes Kantorczyk (10 & Under), Henry Nicklin (11 & 12) and Noah Landgarten (13 & 14). More results, winners' photos.

"60 Minutes" on Bob Mankoff

… is here. The WTTC scene starts at about 11:45.

March Open

122 players. In the final of the open event, the WTTC's Kai Zhang (2685) upset China's Bob Chen (2740) 5, 9, -9, -8, 6. Bob had beaten Kai in straight games only the week before at F.I.T. Results and photos. Video of the finals.

February Open

142 players, 12 rated 2475+. Eugene Wang (2815), reigning U.S. Open champion, defeated Kai Zhang (2670) -11, 10, 3, 8 in the final. Results and photos. Also: Video of the finals. (The fourth game contained the most amazing rally of the weekend.)

"60 Minutes" at the Club

60 minutes
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Morley Safer and a film crew from "60 Minutes" were at the club on Feb. 19 to film Bob Mankoff and Will Shortz playing TT.

January 2014 Open

118 players. The WTTC's own Kai Zhang (2670, ranked #5 in the country) defeated XinXu Zhao (2535) -13, 5, 7, 9 -- for his 8th win at a WTTC Open. Results and photosVideo.

Winter Kids' Tournament

Congratulations to the winners of the WTTC's Winter Kids' Tournament: 10 & Under -- Shaye Kirman, 11-12 -- Abe Gold; 13-14 -- Amel Medunjanin. Winners' photos.

Holiday Clinic a Success

Holiday Clinic 2013
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An average of 25-30 players a day, representing all ages and skill levels, took part in the WTTC's four-day Holiday Clinic, Dec. 27-30. Robert and Rawle did drills and led games. The Dec. 28 group appears above.

December Open

55 players -- a low turnout on account of a snowstorm and the holidays. In the finals of the open, the WTTC's Kai Zhang (ranked 10th in the country) upset Damien Provost (ranked 6th) and Kewei Li (ranked 2nd) to take home the $1,500 grand prize. Warren Rosenberg's action shots. Results and winners' photos.

High School Night

Congratulations to the winners of the Pleasantville HS table tennis tournament, held at the WTTC on Dec. 6: 1. Adam Bucheister 2. Josh Wallen 3. Paul French. Also to the winners of Horace Greeley HS: 1. Robbie Laidlaw 2. Richard Ma 3. Robert Sterian.

November Open

109 players, including 10 rated over 2500. In the final of the open event, Atlanta's Kewei Li (rated 2686) won for the second month in a row, defeating Wen Guo of China (3,15,12). Photos and Results. Video will be posted shortly.

October Open

143 players -- the highest number since Oct. 2011. Five of the country's top 11 players competed. In the final of the open event, chopper Kewei Li (rated 2662) defeated Kai Zhang (2661) (3,9,6). Results + winners' photos. Warren Rosenberg's action shots. Video of the finals. Best semifinal.

September Open

108 players this month. In the final of the open event, the WTTC's Kai Zhang (rated 2648) won in a mild upset over France's Damien Provost (2670). Photos and results.

August Open

109 players. The WTTC's Kai Zhang (rated 2644) defeated his onetime training partner Jing Yi Zhao (2461) in the final of the open event. Results and photos here.

Inclusion Demo

On Aug. 15 Marco Santini demonstrated his new table tennis invention, Inclusion, with side walls added to the table for a new dimension of play. More info here.

July Open

103 players. In the final of the open event, China's Bochao Li (2617) defeated Max Wang (2527) (7,8,9). Results and photos. Warren Rosenberg's photos from Sunday. Video of the finals. 

April-June 2013 League Night

Quarterly results are here. Note: A new Team League Night will start in September.

June Open

118 players. In the final of the open event, Eugene Wang (2810) defeated the WTTC's Kai Zhang (2659) by a hair's-breadth (8,-7,-8,10,3). Video of the final match. Results and photos.

May Open

113 players. In the final of the open event, Kai Zhang (2639) defeated Damien Provost (2686) (9,5,7). Best match of the weekend was a ferocious semifinal pitting Kai against Michael Landers (2567). Kai won (-9,8,-8,9,9). Results and photos.

ITTF Video on the NA Cup

The Westchester TTC is prominent in the ITTF's wrap-up of April events.

April Open

Florida Group April 2013

123 players -- 11 rated 2500+. In the final of the open event, Canada's Eugene Wang (2806) rallied from a two-game deficit to beat France's Damien Provost in a nail-biting deuce-in-the-fifth set (-10,-12,10,5,11). A big contingent from Florida's Broward TTC (above) took part. Results and photos.

North America Cup

Canada's Andre Ho upset the U.S.'s Timothy Wang in the men's final of the 2013 ITTF North America Cup, held April 20-21 at the WTTC. Lily Zhang beat fellow American Ariel Hsing in the women's final. Videos of the top matches can be found on the ITTF YouTube channel. Still shots can be found on Warren Rosenberg's site. The Journal News has an article and a slide show. Also: Newsday slide show. Newsday video. ITTF stories. Bruce Liu photos.

New Club T-Shirts

Our spiffy new club t-shirts are here! They'll go on sale Thurs., April 18. $27.

Mayor to Attend NA Cup

Pleasantville's mayor, Peter Scherer, will attend the North America Cup on Sunday, April 21, and will help award the prizes in the afternoon.

Jan.-Mar. 2013 League Night

Quarterly results are here. Congratulations to Victor Krupinski and all the winners!

March Open

115 players. In the final of the open event, France's Damien Provost (2667) upset Taiwan's Chia-sheng Lee (ITTF-ranked #194 in the world) in straight games (9,10,5). Results and photos.

February Open

108 players -- seven of them over 2400, four over 2500. In the open event, Kai Zhang (2603) upset Damien Provost (2670) in an exciting five-game final (1,11,-9,-10,6). The Costa Rican national table tennis team captured seven prizes over the weekend. Mexico's Yadira Silva made it to the quarters of the open and the semis of the U-2500. The Handicap event drew a record 29 players. Results and winners' photos are here. Warren Rosenberg's action shots are here; digital downloads and prints may be ordered from him.

January 2013 Open

111 players, five rated over 2500. In the open event Kai Zhang (2583) defeated YanJun Gao (2574) in a furious final (13,10,14). Results and photos.

New Article

"Table Tennis With the Crossword Champion" (here).

Beer Pong!

Twenty-three players competed in our Beer Pong tournament on Jan. 19. Results and photos are here. Newsday pre-story and photo here and slide show of the event here. Journal News photos of the event (not looking our best!) here.

Winter Kids' Tournament Results

14 competed. Results and photos.

Hall-of-Famer

Congratulations to founding member Jennifer Johnson for her induction into the Table Tennis Hall of Fame!

December Open

France's Damien Provost defeated Brooklyn's Mishel Levinski (6,6,-10,4) in the final of our December Open. Results and photos. Warren Rosenberg's action shots are here; digital downloads and prints may be ordered from him.

November Open

15-year-old Kai Zhang defeated Max Wang in the final of our November Open, which was part of New York Table Tennis Weekend. Results and photos.

October Open

Eugene Wang (USATT-rated 2783) of the Canadian national table tennis team defeated 15-year-old Chinese phenom Kai Zhang (2557) in straight games to win $2,500 in the finals of the WTTC's October Open. Results and photos.

September Open

Two recent arrivals from China battled it out in the finals of the WTTC's September Open. Kewei Li (USATT-rated 2418) upset Kai Zhang (2560)
7, -9, 6, 10. Altogether 123 players competed, including six rated over 2500. Results and photos here.

August Open

France's Damien Provost (USATT-rated 2695) defeated chopper Qing Liang Wang (2641) 10, 7, 6 in the final of our August Open. Altogether 136 players competed. Results and photos. Freelance photographer Warren Rosenberg's action shots appear here.

Coaching Clinic

Eleven students are taking Sydney Christophe's coaching clinic at the WTTC (Aug. 4, 5, 11, 12, and 25). At the end they'll receive ITTF Level 1 coaching certification. In the photo, Sydney is in the middle row, second from the left.
 

July Open

Kevin Wang (USATT-rated 2476) dispatched Max Wang (2556) 3-0 in the finals of the WTTC's July Open. It was the semifinal matches -- Kevin beating YanJun Gao and Max beating Peng Yin -- that were nail-biters. Each went to five games. Altogether 123 players competed. Photos and Results

June Open

For the first time at one of our Opens, YanJun Gao wasn't the champion or runner-up. France's Damien Provost (2651) beat Peng Yin (2544) in a hard-fought, four-game match. Photos and results

One Year Anniversary

The Westchester TTC turned one year old in May. The club ended the first 12 months with 273 members. Average daily attendance, including walk-ins, is 45-50.

Seniors' Tournament Results

Congratulations to the winners of the club's first Seniors' Tournament on May 12. Photos and results.
 

Doubles Tournament Results

36 teams competed in five events for $2,500 in prizes in our first Doubles tournament on May 5. Photos and results.