April 6, 2017 was World Table Tennis Day – on that day, AGTTA, Inc. kicked off our initiative to increase Table Tennis play in the world by sharing with you our fundraising page for a much needed facility in Atlanta, Georgia. Please share our fundraising link and donate as you can, to help us bring World Table Tennis to life in Atlanta Georgia!!!
Giant Round Robin Tournament, March 4th, 2017
Here are the winners from our March Atlanta Table Tennis Tournament:
Atlanta 2016 Giant Round Robin Tournament
On November 5th, we held our popular GRR Tournament. Congratulations to Rachid El Boubou, the winner of our championship division! Peter Stirbu came in second, Corey VanWagner in third, and Sean Brown finished fourth.
The finalists (photo by Oana Hogrefe):
NCTTA tournament hosted by AGTTA
Seven colleges participated in the NCTTA tournament: Mississippi College, Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, Auburn, University of Georgia, UAB and Georgia Gwinnett College
Congratulations to Mississippi College for winning the championship!
Georgia Tech placed second, University of Georgia was third.
The MC team includes player Jeremy Gore of Arkansas, Qing Wei Sun, Yichi Zhang, Tong Zhang & Coach Cheng Li, all natives of China.
photos by Andy Kanengiser
Atlanta Table Tennis Open
The Atlanta Table Tennis Open was much enjoyed by all participants! Thank you, to the organizers and players, for making it such a success!
Click on the photo below to read an article highlighting this tournament on the USATT website.
(Images courtesy of Oana Hogrefe — see more on the AGTTA Facebook Page!)
NCTTA Division Championship hosted by AGTTA Feb 11, 2017
The NCTTA Division Championship, was hosted by AGTTA, Inc. in Atlanta, Ga. this Saturday.
In cooperation with the NCTTA, AGTTA, Inc. is proud to host this Collegiate tournament free of charge for the second straight year.
Brian Crisp, President of AGTTA, Inc. and Willy Lepaurlo, President of the NCTTA, work together, along with other NCTTA and AGTTA officials and members to hold this tournament.
Brian said he would like to see other facilities throughout the country provide the same level of support to the NCTTA.
Brian also points out that with the increasing awareness of the long term Mental and Physical benefits of Table Tennis, and the Team Building aspects, it just makes sense that AGTTA, should help college athletes participate in a great tournament environment in their BiAnnual event. He went on to say, he would like to see Corporate America support these efforts, as this sport improves mental performance and physical well being of employees.
–Georgia Gwinnett College
–University of Alabama
–Mississippi State University
–Georgia Institute of Technology
–University of Georgia
–Jefferson State Community College
View this document for the whole article and photos.
Photo credits to Andy Kanengiser of Mississippi College.
September 2016 news
AGTTA’s friends Emilie Lin and Daniel Ng were selected to the USATT Junior Girls Team, and the USATT Mini Boys Team, respectively. Congratulations to both!
Eric Xie has become AGTTA’s Youth Director – glad to have him on our team!
ITTF 2015 Male Star of the Year, Quadri Aruna Visited AGTTA
AGTTA is pleased to share a recent visit to our club on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 by current World # 50, Olympian, and ITTF 2015 Male Star of the Year, Quadri Aruna from Nigeria.
Every Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1:30, AGTTA offers free group coaching. The free coaching program has become one of the most popular features of our club. Classes geared toward juniors, beginner adults, and intermediate level players help our players develop their skills in a fun group setting. See our coaching page for information about our volunteer coaches.
AGTTA Holds First ITTF Course in Southeast
AGTTA and the Atlanta Contemporary Chinese Academy teamed up to host the first ITTF-PTT Level One coaching course held in the southeast part of the United States. Richard McAfee was our course instructor. He has taught this course all over the world. There were 13 participants, several of whom came from outside of Georgia. The course was extremely educational and fun. Thanks to everyone who helped bring this prestigious course to Georgia.
You may have noticed the sign at the sign-in table on Tuesdays about using approved equipment and not using speed glue. AGTTA encourages all players to use approved equipment. We have a number of players who are not serving legally. If you are hiding the ball with your arm, not tossing the ball six inches, or lowering the ball below table level, you are not serving legally and you are getting an unfair advantage in games. Please make sure you are serving legally. Your fellow club members will greatly appreciate it.
AGTTA is a nonprofit corporation that relies for the most part, on volunteers to run our club. We currently could use help in several areas. Volunteer coaches, photographers, media specialists, tournament helpers, marketing specialists, grant writers, assistant league directors, and coaching assistants are just a few of the jobs that we could use help with. If you have a special skill that you feel could help our club, contact Brian Crisp at firstname.lastname@example.org.