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Sunday, January 14, 2018

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR GREAT LAKELAND TOURNAMENT!!


LAKELAND TABLE TENNIS ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF ORANGE BLOSSOM SERIES

The Lakeland Table Tennis Association in beautiful Lakeland, Florida has announced a significant expansion of their very popular Florida Orange Blossom Table Tennis Series Tournaments for the 2018 season. Lakeland will host six major USATT sanctioned quality tournaments during the season in the spectacular Table Tennis Series. This is an increase from four tournaments in the series during the past several years. All the two-star sanctioned tournaments will be held at the Simpson Park Community Center in Lakeland, Florida. The tournament will have 24 Butterfly tables available for the exciting, competitive events.

GREAT 2018 SEASON!
Brad Woodington, the President of the Lakeland Table Tennis Association, emphasized the importance of continuing and expanding the series to six high quality tournaments. Athletes will earn Series Points at each of the six Lakeland tournaments, depending on what place they finish in their particular class of competition. Series points are awarded in all classes and players in each class have a real chance to earn series points and compete for the awards to be presented at the end of the 2018 season.

COLOSSAL ROUND ROBIN!
All six tournaments will utilize the popular Colossal Round Robin format, with 11 players in each class during a full tournament. This format allows up to 10 matches during the tournament day against quality opponents. A special pizza, soft drink and bottled water lunch is complimentary to all players.

FRIDAY NIGHT EVENTS!
In addition to the USATT Sanctioned tournament, held on Saturdays beginning at 9:00 a.m., there will also be three extra Friday night events beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The three events include a USSTTA sanctioned tournament (Sandpaper), a SBBTTA sanctioned tournament (44mm Big Ball), and a championship Doubles Tournament. Athletes may enter one, two or all of the Friday night events. The Friday night events will all finish on Friday night with trophies awarded to the top four places.

PRIZES AND TROPHIES!
Over $2100.00 will be available during the fabulous two-day tournaments, with trophies presented to the top four places in each class of competition. Players may join the USATT or purchase a tournament pass to compete in the Saturday Colossal Round Robin. USATT Membership is not required for the three events on Friday night. Players who compete in the USSTTA sandpaper event automatically become a member and those who compete in the SBBTTA (44 mm Big Ball) event also become an automatic member at no cost for membership.

REGISTER TODAY ON-LINE!
Registration is available on-line for all the events at the Lakeland Table Tennis Website, along with a great detail of information about the tournament, the local club, directions and weekly play. You can view the website at: http://www.floridatt.com/lakelandtt

We are hoping for a record number of participants during our 17th season of providing quality Table Tennis Tournaments in Lakeland, Florida. We hope to see you there!!!



Saturday, January 6, 2018

GREAT NEWS FROM LAKELAND TABLE TENNIS IN LAKELAND, FL !!!

LAKELAND TABLE TENNIS ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF ORANGE BLOSSOM SERIES



INCREASE FROM 4 TO 6 TOURNAMENTS!
The Lakeland Table Tennis Association in beautiful Lakeland, Florida has announced a significant expansion of their very popular Florida Orange Blossom Table Tennis Series Tournaments for the 2018 season. Lakeland will host six major USATT sanctioned quality tournaments during the season in the spectacular Table Tennis Series. This is an increase from four tournaments in the series during the past several years. All the two-star sanctioned tournaments will be held at the Simpson Park Community Center in Lakeland, Florida. The tournament will have 24 Butterfly tables available for the exciting, competitive events.

2018 SHOULD BE RECORD YEAR FOR PARTICIPATION IN LAKELAND
Brad Woodington, the President of the Lakeland Table Tennis Association, emphasized the importance of continuing and expanding the series to six high quality tournaments. Athletes will earn Series Points at each of the six Lakeland tournaments, depending on what place they finish in their particular class of competition. Series points are awarded in all classes and players in each class have a real chance to earn series points and compete for the awards to be presented at the end of the 2018 season.

VERY POPULAR COLOSSAL ROUND ROBIN FORMAT
All six tournaments will utilize the popular Colossal Round Robin format, with 11 players in each class during a full tournament. This format allows up to 10 matches during the tournament day against quality opponents. A special pizza, soft drink and bottled water lunch is complimentary to all players.

SPECTACULAR FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL EVENTS
In addition to the USATT Sanctioned tournament, held on Saturdays beginning at 9:00 a.m., there will also be three extra Friday night events beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The three events include a USSTTA sanctioned tournament (Sandpaper), a SBBTTA sanctioned tournament (44mm Big Ball), and a championship Doubles Tournament. Athletes may enter one, two or all of the Friday night events. The Friday night events will all finish on Friday night with trophies awarded to the top four places.

PRIZE MONEY AND CUSTOM TROPHIES IN ALL CLASSES AND EVENTS
Over $2100.00 will be available during the fabulous two-day tournaments, with trophies presented to the top four places in each class of competition. Players may join the USATT or purchase a tournament pass to compete in the Saturday Colossal Round Robin. USATT Membership is not required for the three events on Friday night. Players who compete in the USSTTA sandpaper event automatically become a member and those who compete in the SBBTTA (44 mm Big Ball) event also become an automatic member at no cost for membership.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN--EASY TO REGISTER ON-LINE!
Registration is available on-line for all the events at the Lakeland Table Tennis Website, along with a great detail of information about the tournament, the local club, directions and weekly play. You can view the website at: http://www.floridatt.com/lakelandtt

DON'T MISS THIS GREAT USATT TOURNAMENT IN LAKELAND, FL
We are hoping for a record number of participants during our 17th season of providing quality Table Tennis Tournaments in Lakeland, Florida. We hope to see you there!!!