AFRICAN IN DIASPORA TOURNAMENT A HUGE SUCCESS
AGTTA hosted the 5th African in Diaspora on 8/3/2019, and it was a resounding success. 104 eager players had a wonderful time in the multiple-event tournament.
African Meat Pies were served for lunch, and they were delicious, many thanks to all the tournament organizers and sponsors for a great job!
Liang Jishan prevailed as the Champion, defeating Hammed Adeyinka to claim the $1,000.00 first prize.
The tournament featured numerous players rated over 2000, which ensured a great number of exciting matches.
AGTTA and Paddle Palace look forward to sponsoring this tournament again next year!
ATLANTA GEORGIA TABLE TENNIS hosts 2019 Paddle Palace Georgia Games
AGTTA has hosted the Georgia Games for several years. This year, 130 players participated in this two-day Table Tennis extravaganza!
One of the constants in the Georgia Games is the Cup challenge between USATT affiliates clubs for the privilege of having their team’s name on one of the many plaques that adorn the Georgia Cup!
This year’s winner from among seven teams is AITTA, shown here with Coach Yang Shigang’s Cup Team:
We also have a Cadet Team Cup competion, for the Cadet Cup:
Shown below are this year’s winners from AITTA, along with Silver Medalists from AGTTA, and Bronze Medalists from EC Sports:
Another very special award given is the Thomas Nunes Sportsmanship award, given annually in honor of Thomas, who was known as a person of great sportsmanship in the game. The trophy was awarded to Jinhai Feng based on his good sportsmanship toward his opponents.
The Men’s Singles division was won by Kaipeng Xu from Georgia Tech, who faced Joe Ryan of AGTTA in a fantastic singles final. Cody Wang of AITTA earned The Bronze medal.
AGTTA hosts Paddle Palace Summer Open
Atlanta Georgia Table Tennis Association hosted the Paddle Palace Atlanta Summer Open tournament on June 1st, 2019.
We experienced a packed house and 110 happy players enjoyed the competition for prize money and trophies in 9 well-arranged
events throughout the day.
The events ranged from U900 through the Championship round. Paddle Palace provided gift certificates for winners
where no cash prizes were available.
The crowd was treated to a spectacular 7-game Championship Finals match between Hammed Taiwo Adeyinka and Kazeem Makanjuolahas, a wonderful championship match, with Adeyinka prevailing in the end and capturing the $1,000 first place Prize. A great match, sprinkled with quite a few standing ovations for most excellent points, enjoyed by all!
You can watch the final here.
We appreciate Paddle Palace’s continued sponsorship of our tournaments!
AGTTA hosts Paddle Palace GRR Spring Open
Atlanta Georgia Table Tennis Association hosted the Paddle Palace
Spring GRR tournament. We experienced a packed house and
Had a new event added for Novice players.
Emmanuel Tuglo and Petrica Stirbu has a wonderful Championship
Match, with Emmanuel prevailing in the end. A great match, enjoyed by all!
You can watch the final here.
We appreciate Paddle Palace continued sponsorship of our tournaments
The Paddle Palace 2018 Winter Greater Round Robin
The Paddle Palace 2018 African In Diaspora Tournament
Atlanta Fall Open and Results
Atlanta Summer Open and Results
Atlanta Giant Round Robin Results
Atlanta Fall Open Results
AGTTA hosted our annual Fall Open tournament on September 9, 2017.
The Championship group was a very interesting competition with Rachid El BouBou, Senior Elite Coach of Triangle Table Tennis in Morrisville, NC, upsetting Atlanta International Table Tennis Academy’s Coach Shigang Yang in a thrilling Semi-Final match. Eventual winner, AJ Carney, also of Triangle Table Tennis, defeated AGTTA’s Lead Coach, Petro Stirbu in the other Semi Final match before defeating El BouBou for the Championship.
In other great matches the U2300, had two of our younger players, both from AITTA, Daniel Ng and Sabrina Zhu, dueling it out with Daniel Ng prevailing.
Great matches and great sportsmanship, congratulations to all our winners, and competitors for a GREAT Fall Open!
Check out our Tournaments page for frequent updates to events hosted by AGTTA.
AGTTA hosted the 3rd African In Diaspora Table Tennis Tournament:
It was a pleasure to host this wonderful tournament. We look forward to having it again next year with an expanded format.
Highlights: this time we were happy to have Atanda Musa from Nigeria play and a number of players from all over the US as well. Di Yu, of Triangle Table Tennis was the eventual winner, with AJ Carney, also from Triangle Table Tennis becoming the Runner Up. Rachid El BouBou, finished 3rd, and Atanda Musa 4th.
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!!!
Alberto Prieto, owner of Valor, is offering to anyone who pledges $150 or more to our fundraiser, a 35% discount on online orders (offer not to be combined with sales or other discounts).
Atlanta Spring Open, June 3rd, 2017
Here are the winners from our June Atlanta Table Tennis Tournament:
Atlanta Giant Round Robin, 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.
2016 Georgia Games
(Images courtesy of Al McLeod)
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.