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Friday, April 21, 2017

Lakeland Table Tennis To Renew USATT Sunday League

LAKELAND TABLE TENNIS TO OFFER USATT LEAGUE EACH SUNDAY



Brad Woodington, the President of Lakeland Table Tennis Association, has announced that the Lakeland Table Tennis Singles League will begin on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Woodington noted that several years ago, Lakeland Table Tennis had one of the largest USATT Leagues, which was very popular with players from all over Central Florida.

Renewed interests by many players and requests for the re-start of the Lakeland League has been heard. Woodington is excited about the possibilities of again becoming one of the largest USATT sponsored Singles League.

There is NO additional cost to join the Lakeland Table Tennis League, and you do NOT have to be a paying member of the USATT to join the league. All players from all ages and skills are welcome. 

HOW DO I JOIN THE LAKELAND TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE?

It is really simple! Just show up and sign the League Sign-In Sheet with your name and other information. Then, you just play as many matches as you wish with the other players who are on the list. You can play just one match or try to play everyone else that signs up! Remember, this is voluntary, but there is NO extra charge to join in the fun!

DO I GET A USATT RATING FOR THE LEAGUE?

Yes! After all the matches are played on Sunday, the results are submitted electronically to the USATT. A new League Rating is then generated for each player that competes. The new rating will be visible on each player's Profile Page on the USATT website. You can watch your League Rating climb as you continue to practice and improve each Sunday.

HOW ARE THE SCORES REPORTED DURING THE LEAGUE?

There is a scoresheet available. Whenever you finish a match, simply enter the name of the two players, the scores and circle the name of the winner. Do this with each match that is played. The scoresheet is then submitted electronically to the USATT League as soon as the League session is completed, The USATT then updates your new League Rating automatically. You do not have to wait several days. It is almost instantly updated!

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE IN THE USATT LEAGUE?

Most players enjoy the competition with friends where the score is kept and reported. It allows players to view the progress they are making. It is also a great help in preparing players for upcoming USATT tournaments. Also, the USATT is providing this at no extra charge to help promote our great sport. Players have had very positive comments about their participation. So come on out to Lakeland Table Tennis and have some great competition and fun!

WHEN IS THE LAKELAND TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE SESSIONS?

The new Lakeland Table Tennis League will begin on April 23, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The league will be available each Sunday at the same time. You do NOT have to be there for the entire session. You can come at any time and play as many matches as you desire or have time. Just remember to sign in with your information and complete the scores on the scoresheet when a match is played. All matches are the best 3 out of 5 to 11. All USATT rules apply to the league competition.

WHAT IF I AM NOT A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE USATT?

No problem! You are eligible to play and a new Player Profile will be generated for you with a player number. That way, you can check on your new League Rating after each League session. Remember, there is no additional cost. At Lakeland, all you pay is $2.50 for the entire session as you enter the facility, There are NO other charges, membership fees or other expenses and parking is free. So, bring your paddle and a ball and have some great fun!

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Just contact the League Director, Brad Woodington. He will be glad to answer your questions and be sure you get started in the Lakeland Table Tennis League. You can contact Brad at the following Email address: bradwoodington@gmail.com 

You can also visit our Lakeland Table Tennis League Website Page: 
http://www.floridatt.com/lakelandtt/page.php?6



Saturday, April 15, 2017

GREAT USATT TOURNAMENTS COMING TO LAKELAND, FLORIDA!!!

TWO GREAT USATT TOURNAMENTS IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA

Florida Orange Blossom Series Spring Classic--May 5-6, 2017
Sunshine State Games-Florida Table Tennis Championship--June 17-18, 2017

Brad Woodington, the Tournament Director for all Lakeland Table Tennis Association Tournaments, is truly excited about the two great USATT tournaments coming to Lakeland, Florida. Woodington expects players from local, national and international areas to attend these two fabulous tournaments. 

FLORIDA ORANGE BLOSSOM SERIES--MAY 5-6, 2017

This highly popular USATT sanctioned tournament is part of a series of four great tournaments in the Florida Orange Blossom Series. Over $2100.00 in prize money will be available along with trophies for the first four places in each class of competition. A special pizza luncheon with soft drinks and bottled water will be provided for the players. 

All players will earn SERIES POINTS at this tournament, which will be totaled at the end of the season with serious prizes and cash awarded to the various winners. A great Newgy Robot, valued at over $1100.00 will be the grand prize along with close to $500.00 in prize money. Players are urged to attend all four of the SERIES tournaments to have a better chance of winning. Players from all classes are eligible to win, based on the total points earned at each tournament.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON-LINE FOR ORANGE BLOSSOM TOURNAMENT



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FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE GAMES
FLORIDA TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

The spectacular Florida Sunshine State Games for Table Tennis is coming to Lakeland, Florida on June 17-18, 2017. Registration is already open for this huge USATT sanctioned tournament. Players are expected from all over for this wildly popular tournament. The Florida Sports Foundation is the proud sponsor of this great event. 

DATES
Saturday, June 17 – Sunday, June 18
Saturday
9 a.m. Under 1325 RR Singles
10 a.m. Under 2100 RR Singles
10 a.m. Sandpaper RR Singles
11:30 a.m. Under 1700 RR Singles
1 p.m. Under 2500 RR Singles
2:30 p.m. Under 1875 RR Singles
4 p.m. Under 1450 RR Singles
5:30 p.m. Under 2200 RR Singles
Sunday
9 a.m. Under 1800 RR Singles
10:30 a.m. Open RR Singles
Noon Under 2000 RR Singles
Noon Under 1200 RR Singles
1:30 p.m. Under 1575 RR Singles
3 p.m. Under 2300 RR Singles
3 p.m. Super Big Ball 44 mm RR Singles




Friday, April 7, 2017

GREAT TOURNAMENTS COMING TO LAKELAND, FLORIDA!

TWO GREAT USATT TOURNAMENTS IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA

Florida Orange Blossom Series Spring Classic--May 5-6, 2017
Sunshine State Games-Florida Table Tennis Championship--June 17-18, 2017

Brad Woodington, the Tournament Director for all Lakeland Table Tennis Association Tournaments, is truly excited about the two great USATT tournaments coming to Lakeland, Florida. Woodington expects players from local, national and international areas to attend these two fabulous tournaments. 


FLORIDA ORANGE BLOSSOM SERIES--MAY 5-6, 2017

This highly popular USATT sanctioned tournament is part of a series of four great tournaments in the Florida Orange Blossom Series. Over $2100.00 in prize money will be available along with trophies for the first four places in each class of competition. A special pizza luncheon with soft drinks and bottled water will be provided for the players. 

All players will earn SERIES POINTS at this tournament, which will be totaled at the end of the season with serious prizes and cash awarded to the various winners. A great Newgy Robot, valued at over $1100.00 will be the grand prize along with close to $500.00 in prize money. Players are urged to attend all four of the SERIES tournaments to have a better chance of winning. Players from all classes are eligible to win, based on the total points earned at each tournament.




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FLORIDA SUNSHINE STATE GAMES
FLORIDA TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

The spectacular Florida Sunshine State Games for Table Tennis is coming to Lakeland, Florida on June 17-18, 2017. Registration is already open for this huge USATT sanctioned tournament. Players are expected from all over for this wildly popular tournament. The Florida Sports Foundation is the proud sponsor of this great event. 

DATES
Saturday, June 17 – Sunday, June 18
Saturday
9 a.m. Under 1325 RR Singles
10 a.m. Under 2100 RR Singles
10 a.m. Sandpaper RR Singles
11:30 a.m. Under 1700 RR Singles
1 p.m. Under 2500 RR Singles
2:30 p.m. Under 1875 RR Singles
4 p.m. Under 1450 RR Singles
5:30 p.m. Under 2200 RR Singles
Sunday
9 a.m. Under 1800 RR Singles
10:30 a.m. Open RR Singles
Noon Under 2000 RR Singles
Noon Under 1200 RR Singles
1:30 p.m. Under 1575 RR Singles
3 p.m. Under 2300 RR Singles
3 p.m. Super Big Ball 44 mm RR Singles











Sunday, March 26, 2017

Last Week To Register For Great Clearwater USATT Tournament!!!

LAST WEEK TO REGISTER!!!
HUGE MID-FLORIDA TOUR TOURNAMENT COMING TO CLEARWATER!!!
APRIL 1, 2017
$2400.00 PRIZE MONEY---100 PLAYER MAXIMUM LIMIT
USATT SANCTIONED TWO-STAR TOURNAMENT


There is great enthusiasm in Clearwater, Florida as tournament officials prepare for one of the largest tournaments held in Clearwater, Florida. Officials are looking for the maximum of 100 players to be in attendance, with a possible waiting list. 

The prize money has been increased to $2400.00 with $1000.00 for the first place winner in the Championship Class. An additional $500 is allotted for second place. Also, in the Elite Class, $200.00 will be awarded for first place and $100.00 for second place. In all other classes, $50.00 for first and $25.00 for second will be provided. Trophies will be awarded in all classes.

This wildly popular Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour Tournament uses the Colossal Round Round Format with 10 players in each round robin class in a full tournament. Players will compete against all other players in their class with the winners determined by their playing record during the tournament. In a full tournament, players will have nine matches to complete during the day.

The tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the fabulous Long Center in Clearwater, Florida. The facility is open at 8:00 a.m. for Check-In and practice. 

You don't want to miss this spectacular Mid-Florida Tour Tournament. The top four players in each class will win TOUR POINTS that accumulate at each Mid-Florida Tour Tournament. At the end of the year, the winners will be awarded some serious prizes, including a top of the line Newgy Robot, valued at over $1000.00. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the winners of the Tour.


For additional information:
Contact Carolyn Adams
727-557-7299
carolyn@sunsettabletennis.com



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mid-Florida Tour Tournament Coming To Clearwater-April 1, 2017

HUGE MID-FLORIDA TOUR TOURNAMENT COMING TO CLEARWATER!!!
APRIL 1, 2017
$2400.00 PRIZE MONEY---100 PLAYER MAXIMUM LIMIT
USATT SANCTIONED TWO-STAR TOURNAMENT

There is great enthusiasm in Clearwater, Florida as tournament officials prepare for one of the largest tournaments held in Clearwater, Florida. Officials are looking for the maximum of 100 players to be in attendance, with a possible waiting list. 

The prize money has been increased to $2400.00 with $1000.00 for the first place winner in the Championship Class. An additional $500 is allotted for second place. Also, in the Elite Class, $200.00 will be awarded for first place and $100.00 for second place. In all other classes, $50.00 for first and $25.00 for second will be provided. Trophies will be awarded in all classes.

This wildly popular Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour Tournament uses the Colossal Round Round Format with 10 players in each round robin class in a full tournament. Players will compete against all other players in their class with the winners determined by their playing record during the tournament. In a full tournament, players will have nine matches to complete during the day.

The tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the fabulous Long Center in Clearwater, Florida. The facility is open at 8:00 a.m. for Check-In and practice. 

You don't want to miss this spectacular Mid-Florida Tour Tournament. The top four players in each class will win TOUR POINTS that accumulate at each Mid-Florida Tour Tournament. At the end of the year, the winners will be awarded some serious prizes, including a top of the line Newgy Robot, valued at over $1000.00. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the winners of the Tour.


For additional information:
Contact Carolyn Adams
727-557-7299



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER ORLANDO TOURNAMENT!!!

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER ORLANDO TOURNAMENT!!!

The tournament officials for the Central Florida Table Tennis Club in Orlando, Florida have announced an extremely popular Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour Tournament is coming to Orlando, Florida on March 18, 2017. During this fully sanctioned USATT tournament, players will be eligible to earn TOUR POINTS which accumulate during the season. Prizes, awards and cash awards will be presented to the winner of the Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour at the conclusion of the 2017 season. One of the large prizes is a top-of-the-line Newgy Robot, valued at over $1000.00. Players have a much better chance of winning the top prizes by attending as many Tour Tournaments as possible.

The Orlando Annual Winter Open 2017 will feature a Colossal Round Robin Format which allows 110 players to compete for the cash prizes and trophies that are available. A complimentary Pizza luncheon is available to the players, with bottled water and soft drinks. The Orlando officials are expecting a huge number of players to attend this Mid-Florida Tour Tournament event in their great facility in Orlando, Florida.

DON'T MISS THIS FABULOUS USATT TOURNAMENT!!!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Orlando Winter Open Table Tennis Tournament--Last Week To Enter!!!

MID-FLORIDA TABLE TENNIS TOUR TOURNAMENT 
ORLANDO'S ANNUAL WINTER OPEN 2017
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

DON'T MISS THIS GREAT TOURNAMENT!!!



The tournament officials for the Central Florida Table Tennis Club in Orlando, Florida have announced an extremely popular Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour Tournament is coming to Orlando, Florida on March 18, 2017. During this fully sanctioned USATT tournament, players will be eligible to earn TOUR POINTS which accumulate during the season. Prizes, awards and cash awards will be presented to the winner of the Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour at the conclusion of the 2017 season. One of the large prizes is a top-of-the-line Newgy Robot, valued at over $1000.00. Players have a much better chance of winning the top prizes by attending as many Tour Tournaments as possible.

The Orlando Annual Winter Open 2017 will feature a Colossal Round Robin Format which allows 110 players to compete for the cash prizes and trophies that are available. A complimentary Pizza luncheon is available to the players, with bottled water and soft drinks. The Orlando officials are expecting a huge number of players to attend this Mid-Florida Tour Tournament event in their great facility in Orlando, Florida.

DON'T MISS THIS FABULOUS USATT TOURNAMENT!!!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Upcoming USATT Tournaments in Florida

MID-FLORIDA TABLE TENNIS TOUR TOURNAMENT 
ORLANDO'S ANNUAL WINTER OPEN 2017
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017


The tournament officials for the Central Florida Table Tennis Club in Orlando, Florida have announced an extremely popular Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour Tournament is coming to Orlando, Florida on March 18, 2017. During this fully sanctioned USATT tournament, players will be eligible to earn TOUR POINTS which accumulate during the season. Prizes, awards and cash awards will be presented to the winner of the Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour at the conclusion of the 2017 season. One of the large prizes is a top-of-the-line Newgy Robot, valued at over $1000.00. Players have a much better chance of winning the top prizes by attending as many Tour Tournaments as possible.

The Orlando Annual Winter Open 2017 will feature a Colossal Round Robin Format which allows 110 players to compete for the cash prizes and trophies that are available. A complimentary Pizza luncheon is available to the players, with bottled water and soft drinks. The Orlando officials are expecting a huge number of players to attend this Mid-Florida Tour Tournament event in their great facility in Orlando, Florida.

DON'T MISS THIS FABULOUS USATT TOURNAMENT!!!





Sunday, February 12, 2017

Latest Florida Table Tennis News

LAST WEEK TO ENTER USATT TOURNAMENT IN LAKELAND


The Florida Orange Blossom Winter Open Table Tennis Tournament will be held in Lakeland, Florida on February 17-18, 2017. Friday night will feature three events: Super Big Ball Singles, Sandpaper Singles and Doubles. All events on Friday night begin at 6:00 p.m. Players may enter all three events.

The Colossal Round Robin Singles Event will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 with the tournament beginning at 9:00 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to the top 4 places in all the classes and a total of over $2000.00 in cash will be available in all the events at the very popular two day tournament. Complimentary lunch will be provided for all players on Saturday.




LAST WEEK TO REGISTER!!!



Monday, January 30, 2017

Latest Florida Table Tennis News

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR LAKELAND USATT TOURNAMENT
FEBRUARY 17-18, 2017


Tournament officials at Lakeland Table Tennis Association in Lakeland, Florida are now registering players for the first USATT tournament of the 2017 season in Lakeland, Florida.

The Florida Orange Blossom Series Winter Open will be held on February 17-18, 2017, with three exciting events on Friday night and the very popular Colossal Round Robin Singles on Saturday.

Friday night will feature USSTTA sanctioned Sandpaper Singles, SBBTTA sanctioned Super Big Ball Singles and in addition, the Florida Winter 2017 Doubles Event will he held. All events on Friday night will begin at 6:00 p.m. The gymnasium will open at 5:00 p.m.for practice, registration and warm-up.

The Saturday Colossal RR Singles Event will begin at 9:00 a.m. A maximum number of 121 players may enter this event. The gymnasium will open at 8:00 a.m.for practice, registration and warm-up.





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FLORIDA ORANGE BLOSSOM SERIES
MID-FLORIDA TOUR
2016 SEASON WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Brad Woodington, the Director of the Florida Orange Blossom Series and The Mid-Florida Tour, has announced the winners of the 2016 season. The prizes will be awarded for both the Series and the Tour at the next tournament in Lakeland, Florida (February 18, 2017) during the lunch break for the tournament (around Noon). All winners should make plans to be present for the special ceremony and to receive their prizes.

Two Newgy Deluxe Table Tennis Robots and close to $1000.00 in cash will be awarded to the winners of both of the 2016 season events in the special ceremony. Each Newgy Robot has a MSRP of $1,199.00. It is the most popular and best selling Newgy Robot.
OFFICIAL WINNERS LIST (in order):

FLORIDA ORANGE BLOSSOM SERIES
Hou, David 430
Ostrowski, Ted 390
Ngo, Nelson 360
Bubis, Igor 350
Hadley, Ken 350
Jeerapaet, Kit 330
McCoy, Tyson 330
Miller, David 320
Swift, Ben 300
Borges, Jose 290
Hanley, Keith 290
Ly, Brian 290
Monopoli, Jerry 290

MID-FLORIDA TOUR
MARIK, VICTOR 34
SIMON, STEVE 34
JEERAPAET, KIT 32
TANGYINGYONG, SUTANIT 29
BUBIS, IGOR 28
CIZ, RICHARD 27
LY, VAN 27
ALSAFFAR, ALI 25
SAPP, SHAUN 25
CHEN, MICHAEL 23

FINAL STANDINGS OF ALL PLAYERS 2016




Saturday, January 14, 2017

TWO GREAT USATT TOURNAMENTS COMING TO FLORIDA

LAKELAND PREPARING FOR FIRST TOURNAMENT OF 2017


Brad Woodington, the Tournament Director of Lakeland Table Tennis, is excited about the new 2017 season of USATT sanctioned tournaments in Lakeland, Florida. This will be the 16th year in which Lakeland TT has been sponsoring quality USATT events. 

The first tournament will be a Florida Orange Blossom Series Tournament and will be held on February 17-18, 2017 at the Simpson Park Community Center in Lakeland, Florida. A total of 24 first class Butterfly Tables will be available for the tournament. The official ball of all the tournaments in Lakeland and just about all sanctioned tournaments in Florida will be the Nittaku 3 Star Premium 40+ white ball. This ball has been acclaimed as the best ball in the world and is the first choice of many players around the world. The USATT has also chosen this ball for the U.S. Open and the Nationals.

Over $2000.00 in cash and trophies for the top 4 places in each event will be available.
Complimentary lunch of pizza, soft drinks and bottled water will be provided to all players.
Tournament results will be submitted to the USATT within 10 minutes of the close of the tournament, with new ratings normally posted on the following Monday by the USATT.

Registration is now open for this spectacular tournament.

Players can view the Entry Form at the following link:  VIEW THE ENTRY FORM

Players can register online at the following link:  REGISTER ONLINE




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JACKSONVILLE USATT TOURNAMENT ALMOST FULL!!!


As of this article date, the Jacksonville Ishaka Table Tennis USATT tournament is almost full. In fact, there are only 8 places left in this fabulous tournament. This is the first of many tournaments in Jacksonville, Florida and the excitement is at a frenzied level. It's not too late to enter, but players need to be quick as the tournament should fill up shortly.

The tournament will be held on January 28, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. It will be the first Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour event of 2017. A top-of-the-line Newgy Robot and almost $500.00 in cash will be available for the winners of the Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour, so don't miss out on this first tour tournament of the season.


REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN FOR THE TOURNAMENT!!!

Players can find out all the information about the tournament and how to register at the link below.







Saturday, January 7, 2017

Excitement In Jacksonville As New USATT Tournament Nears


The Table Tennis officials from the Ishaka Table Tennis Club in Jacksonville, Florida are gearing up for a great USATT sanctioned tournament. The Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017. As of this report, close to 30 players have already registered and officials expect the tournament to be completely filled before the deadline. 

The maximum limit of players for this tournament is 44, so be sure to register as soon as possible to secure your place. The Entry Form and all other information is available at the link listed below:




Monday, January 2, 2017

Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour Is Expanding for 2017 Season

JACKSONVILLE TABLE TENNIS CLUB JOINS 

THE MID-FLORIDA TOUR

In a very important announcement for Table Tennis in Florida, the Jacksonville Ishaka Table Tennis Club has officially joined the Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour. The addition of Jacksonville now spreads the coverage area across the state of Florida. Tour sites now include Clearwater, Lakeland, Orlando and now Jacksonville. Clearwater, Lakeland and Orlando have already committed to two exciting tour tournaments in 2017 and Jacksonville has scheduled one tour tournament, for a total of seven USATT sanctioned tournaments so far this season. Jacksonville may add another tournament at a later date and a couple of other clubs may also join the tour this year.

The Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour will again offer a deluxe model of the famous Newgy Robot for the winner and additional cash prizes approaching $500.00 for the top finalists in tour points during the season. Players earn Tour Points at each Mid-Florida tournament in each event for First, Second, Third and Fourth Place. The Tour Points accumulate during each of the seven tournaments and the players with the highest number of Tour Points will be eligible for the prizes. All classes and events are eligible, regardless of the player’s rating or rank.

To find out all the information about the Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour, just visit the special website listed here:  http://www.floridatt.com/midfloridatt


The first Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour will be held on January 28, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. You can view the Entry Form on the following website:  http://hunterinthemorning.com/ishaka/