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Monday, April 16, 2018

TWO GREAT USATT TOURNAMENTS COMING TO LAKELAND, FL


NOW REGISTERING FOR MAY 4-5, 2018 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







SUNSHINE STATE GAMES--TABLE TENNIS COMING TO LAKELAND, FL

The Florida Sports Foundation has announced the schedule for the very popular Sunshine State Games 2018. Table Tennis again is one of the premier events being offered. Players from all over the state and beyond are sure to be in attendance for this special championship event.

A new event has been added to the exciting list available to players. The new event will be provided for players who are Age 50 and above with the added bonus of this event being a qualifier for the Florida Senior Games State Championship. Only the first 32 seniors will be registered, so be sure to register as soon as possible to claim your position in the event. This 50+ Age event is not a USATT event, so USATT membership is not required.

Registration is now open. You can register Online and find out all the details about this great Table Tennis event at the following website: http://www.flasports.com/ssg-table-tennis/

TABLE TENNIS EVENTS AVAILABLE:
Saturday, June 16

9:00 a.m. – Under 1325 RR Singles

10:00 a.m. – Under 2100 RR Singles

10:00 a.m. – Sandpaper   RR Singles
11:30 a.m. – Under 1700 RR Singles
1:00 p.m. – Under 2500 RR Singles
2:30 p.m. – Under 1875 RR Singles
4:00 p.m. – Under 1450 RR Singles
5:30 p.m. – Under 2200 RR Singles

Sunday, June 17
9:00 a.m. – Under 1800 RR Singles
10:30 a.m. – Open RR Singles
Noon – Under 2000 RR Singles
Noon – Senior 50+  RR Singles 32 player max
1:30 p.m. – Under 1575 RR Singles
3:00 p.m. – Under 2300 RR Singles

3:00 p.m. – Super Big Ball 44 RR



SPECIAL HOTEL RATES FOR ALL LAKELAND TOURNAMENTS

The Lakeland Table Tennis Association has reached an agreement with Ramada Lakeland to provide lodging for players who enter any of the tournaments in Lakeland, Florida during the 2018 season. The special rate will be only $59.95. This fabulous Wyndham Hotel Group property is located only one mile north of the Lakeland Tournament site. Be sure to reserve your rooms in advance, as the rooms are expected to fill up quickly.


For detailed information, click on the following link: 

Monday, April 9, 2018

CURRENT TABLE TENNIS NEWS FROM FLORIDA

2018 CLEARWATER SPRING OPEN--April 14, 2018


The Sunrise Table Tennis Club has scheduled a USATT Two-Star Tournament for April, 14, 2018 at the Long Center in Clearwater, Florida. A Giant Round Robin format will be used according to tournament officials. Pizza and drinks will be provided for players for lunch.

Tournament officials need support from local players and others around the state and region to continue to provide quality USATT tournaments. At the time of this report, only 28 players have registered. Support for all local Table Tennis Clubs is important. Without player participation, local clubs may be forced to suspend USATT sanctioned tournaments. Please help support Table Tennis in Florida by attending the local tournaments throughout Florida.

For detailed information about the Clearwater Tournament, please visit their website:

https://sunrisetabletennis.com/tournaments/clearwater-spring-open-2018/

For questions about Registration, you may phone Carolyn Adams: (727) 557-7299


SUNSHINE STATE GAMES--TABLE TENNIS
JUNE 16-17, 2018
LAKELAND, FLORIDA
The Florida Sports Foundation has announced the schedule for the very popular Sunshine State Games 2018. Table Tennis again is one of the premier events being offered. Players from all over the state and beyond are sure to be in attendance for this special championship event.

A new event has been added to the exciting list available to players. The new event will be provided for players who are Age 50 and above with the added bonus of this event being a qualifier for the Florida Senior Games State Championship. Only the first 32 seniors will be registered, so be sure to register as soon as possible to claim your position in the event. This 50+ Age event is not a USATT event, so USATT membership is not required.

Registration is now open. You can register Online and find out all the details about this great Table Tennis event at the following website: http://www.flasports.com/ssg-table-tennis/

TABLE TENNIS EVENTS AVAILABLE:
Saturday, June 16

9:00 a.m. – Under 1325 RR Singles
10:00 a.m. – Under 2100 RR Singles
10:00 a.m. – Sandpaper   RR Singles
11:30 a.m. – Under 1700 RR Singles
1:00 p.m. – Under 2500 RR Singles
2:30 p.m. – Under 1875 RR Singles
4:00 p.m. – Under 1450 RR Singles
5:30 p.m. – Under 2200 RR Singles

Sunday, June 17
9:00 a.m. – Under 1800 RR Singles
10:30 a.m. – Open RR Singles
Noon – Under 2000 RR Singles
Noon – Senior 50+  RR Singles 32 player max
1:30 p.m. – Under 1575 RR Singles
3:00 p.m. – Under 2300 RR Singles
3:00 p.m. – Super Big Ball 44 RR



LAKELAND TABLE TENNIS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL HOTEL RATES

The Lakeland Table Tennis Association has reached an agreement with Ramada Lakeland to provide lodging for players who enter any of the tournaments in Lakeland, Florida during the 2018 season. The special rate will be only $59.95. This fabulous Wyndham Hotel Group property is located only one mile north of the Lakeland Tournament site. Be sure to reserve your rooms in advance, as the rooms are expected to fill up quickly.
For detailed information, click on the following link: 








Thursday, April 5, 2018

NOW REGISTERING FOR USATT TOURNAMENT IN LAKELAND, FL


NOW REGISTERING FOR MAY 4-5, 2018 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!!!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Sunday, February 11, 2018

UPDATE ON TOURNAMENT IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA

LAKELAND TOURNAMENT IS FULL WITH WAITING LIST



Brad Woodington, Tournament Director and President of the Lakeland Table Tennis Association has announced that the upcoming Feb. 17th Colossal Round Robin Singles Event is now full with 99 players registered and 10+ players on a Waiting List. There are still openings in all the Friday night events.

Woodington urges all players who are currently registered to please notify him if they cannot attend, so that the players on the Waiting List can enter the tournament. You may phone Brad Woodington at: 863-370-5163 (cell) or Email him at bradwoodington@gmail.com 

Please continue to check the status of the Registered Players on-line as updates are completed when player registrations change. You can check the status of registrations at the following link:

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION LIST


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Table Tennis News From Florida

Lakeland Tournament Almost Full


Brad Woodington, Tournament Director at Lakeland Table Tennis Association is excited about the great participation for the Florida Orange Blossom Winter Open that will be held in Lakeland, Florida on February 16-17, 2018. There are only a handful of openings for registration. The Winter Open can only accommodate 99 players in the Colossal Round Robin Singles Event due to a facility use conflict.

Woodington announced that a special ceremony is planned at the tournament to distribute the awards and prizes for the Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour 2017 and the Florida Orange Blossom Series 2017. The presentations will be made during the lunch break at the tournament. Two Newgy Robots will be awarded, along with other prizes and awards.


You can view the registered players at: 
http://www.floridatt.com/lakelandtt/news.php

You can register or be placed on a waiting list at:  http://www.floridatt.com/lakelandtt/page.php?133

The waiting list will be populated according to the time of registration. Remember, only 99 players may enter the Colossal Round Robin Singles Event.


If you have questions or need more information, please contact Brad Woodington:
bradwoodington@gmail.com
863-370-5163 (cell)




Monday, January 22, 2018

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM LAKELAND TABLE TENNIS!!!

REGISTER NOW FOR THE FIRST USATT TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR IN LAKELAND, FL.
FEBRUARY 16-17, 2018



FLORIDA ORANGE BLOSSOM SERIES WINTER CLASSIC 2018
FEBRUARY 16-17, 2018
LAKELAND, FLORIDA

Lakeland Table Tennis Association is hosting their first USATT tournament of the year in Lakeland, Florida. The next sanctioned tournament will not be until May of 2018, so don't miss this one.
SPECIAL NOTICE!!!
ONLY 99 PLAYERS MAY ENTER THIS TOURNAMENT.
(Due to Facility Use Conflict)

Colossal Round Robin Singles Event
Saturday Morning-Feb. 17 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
121 Player maximum entries accepted
Over $2000.00 in Prize money is available
Trophies for the top 4 places in each of the 11 classes
Complimentary Lunch is provided

SBBTTA Sanctioned Tournament (Super Big Ball Singles)
Friday Night-Feb. 16 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Trophies for the top 4 places and $25.00 Prize for the winner

USSTTA Sanctioned Tournament (Sandpaper Singles)
Friday Night-Feb. 16 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Trophies for the top 4 places and $25.00 Prize for winner

Florida Fall Doubles Championship
Friday Night-Feb. 16 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Trophies for the top 2 teams and $25.00 for winning team

REGISTER TODAY FOR THIS GREAT TOURNAMENT!!!



REMEMBER!!!
ONLY 99 PLAYER LIMIT.
REGISTER TODAY TO SAVE YOUR PLACE!!!

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!!!