2017 U.S. National Table Tennis Team Trials

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The 2017 U.S. National Table Tennis Team Trials take place March 24-26 at the Triangle Table Tennis Center in Morrisville, NC.

Top table tennis athletes compete for seven fully-funded qualification spots to the 2017 ITTF Leibherr World Table Tennis Championships!

This intense competition features three Rio Olympians – Kanak Jha, Lily Zhang and Wu Yue along with 2008 Beijing Olympian Wang Chen.

The Men’s Trial Entries include: Adar Alguetti, Anil Godhwani, Chance Friend, Gal Alguetti, Gregg Robertshaw, Kanak Jha, Krishnateja Avvari, Kunal Chodri, Nathan Hsu, Nicholas Tio, Nikhil Kumar, Richard Perez, Richard Ciz, Roy Ke, Seth Pech, Sharon Alguetti, Shuja Jafar-Ali, T.J. Beebe, Victor Liu, Yu Shao.

The Women’s Trial Entries include: Amanda Malek, Amy Wang, Angela Guan, Crystal Wang, Grace Yang, Lily Zhang, Rachel Sung, Rachel Yang, Tiffany Ke, Wang Chen, Wu Yue.

Check out the live stream action, plus draws and results here.

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The $3000 Newgy Ohio Open Table Tennis Tournament

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The $3000 Newgy Ohio Open Table Tennis Tournament is set for Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Shaw Jewish Community Center (JCC) - 750 White Pond Drive, Akron, Ohio 44320.

This 2-star USATT sanctioned event will include international competition, prize money and trophies, free lunch and dinner, free parking and discounted hotels.

The format is Giant Round Robin with groups of seven table tennis players with four table tennis players advancing from each group. Competitors should expect to play 5-10 table tennis matches per event.

Giant Round Robin (RR) Events include:

  • Open Giant RR
  • Under 2600 Giant RR
  • Under 2400 Giant RR
  • Under 2200 Giant RR
  • Under 2000 Giant RR
  • Under 1900 Giant RR
  • Under 1800 Giant RR
  • Under 1600 Giant RR
  • Under 1400 Giant RR
  • Under 1200 Giant RR
  • Under 1000 Giant RR

This tournament will also include Fun Mini Round Robin Events with groups of 3-4 table tennis players with 1 player advancing from each group. (USATT membership not required for these events)

Fun Mini Round Robin Events include:

  • Open Doubles
  • Recreational Doubles
  • 31-Point Handicap
  • Recreational Singles

All table tennis matches are best 3 out of 5.

For more tournament information and to register, click here.

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Robo-Pong Broward Open Table Tennis Team Tournament

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The Robo-Pong Broward Open Table Tennis Team Tournament is set for Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Broward Table Tennis Club - 3371 N. University Drive, Davie, Florida 33024.

This 4-Star USATT sanctioned team table tennis tournament includes the following event categories:

U-4800

U-4300

U-3800

U-3300

U-2800

Tournament Director: Carlos Zeller

Tournament Referee: Terese Terranova (NR/IU)

Entry deadline is February 4, 2017.

Click here to register.

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FIT Newgy Open Table Tennis Championships

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The 26th FIT Newgy Open Table Tennis Championships is set for November 12-13, 2016 at the Fashion Institute of Technology – Building A – 7th Avenue at 27th Street, New York, New York 10001-5992.

Almost $3000 in prize money is up for grabs at this popular 2-star USATT sanctioned table tennis tournament.

This tournament features 18 events for all ages and playing levels, ranging from Junior, Seniors, College Open, Under 1050, Under 2050 and many more. The format will be Round Robin, with three or four players per group. The player with the best record in the group will advance to the single elimination draw. All matches are best 3 out of 5 games.

Click here for more information.

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2016 U.S. Open Table Tennis Championships

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The 2016 U.S. Open Table Tennis Championships are set for December 12-17, 2016 at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada!

This 5 Star tournament includes 94 different table tennis events including Men’s and Women’s Singles, Men’s and Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Junior Teams, Cadet, Sandpaper, Hardbat, Recreational and many more.

The 2016 U.S. Open Table Tennis Championship is open to all members of the USATT and to members of ITTFaffiliated associations.

The previous year’s event drew more than 1,100 table tennis players from all around the world.

The Linq and The Flamingo are this year’s official tournament hotels.

The entry deadline is Nov. 20, with Early Bird entry available through Nov. 6.

Online entry is now available. Click here to for more information and to register.

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Newgy Cincinnati Open 4-Star Table Tennis Tournament

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The Newgy Cincinnati Open 4-Star USATT table tennis tournament is this weekend, May 9-10, 2014 at the College Hill Recreation Center – 5545 Belmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224.

The format will be giant round robin groups of around eight players with the top four players from each group advancing to the single elimination stage. This tournament will feature awesome playing conditions with 16 professional ping-pong tables in a 17,000 square foot gym.

Admission is free for spectators!

Tournament sponsors: Newgy Robo-Pong, Martin & Associates, Wil-Cut and Wide-band

Tournament staff:  Barry Carlin, Tom Leslie, Greg Thompson, Perry Wilson, Pierce Scott, Randy Burnett, Joyce Burnett, Sam Dubina, Nancy Dubina, Roger Liu, Karen Pon, Raymond Johnston, Orlando McEwan, and Seth Pech.

Click here to see the draw for this tournament.

Below is a list of helpful mental strategies to keep in mind while competing in a table tennis tournament, provided by Pro Table Tennis Player and Coach, Samson Dubina.

1. Watch your opponent in a prior match and study his or her style, serve, and serve return. Before beginning a match, also make sure to check his or her racket.

2. Be ready to work hard for your win. Earned – never given. Don’t expect your opponent to miss your trick-serve at 10-9. Be ready to work hard to earn each and every point!

3. Before beginning a match, don’t look at your opponent’s rating – it probably isn’t accurate anyway. Focus your attention on your strategy, not his or her rating.

4. Focus on having fun and applying your strategy. If you think too much about the benefits of winning or the consequences of losing, you will have unnecessary pressure.

5. Reflect between points and ask yourself questions. One mistake won’t hurt you, but if you continue to make the same mistake again and again, you will lose.

6. If you lose a match, admit that you lost. Making excuses will not help you to think clearly for your next match.

7. Be absolutely sure to go through your pre-point and post-point routine, every time.

8. Enjoy close games. Be excited when the game is close and be excited that you have the chance to perform.

Good luck to everyone playing this weekend!

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