Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Regular Practice

In addition to the high school tournament today, LRTTC held a regular practice session today with a great turnout of 10 players:  Amresh, Charlie, Kedar, Manju, Mike, Mohan, Qiang, Rajeeb, Siva, and Viful.

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Regional Training Opportunities, May and June 2013

There are 2 upcoming opportunities for table tennis enthusiasts to participate in quality training.

The Austin Table Tennis Association is hosting a Master Clinic conducted by Richard McAffee, an ITTF International Course Conductor, USATT National Level Coach, Author of “Table Tennis, Steps to Success”, and a USATT Hall of Fame Inductee.  The class is limited to 16 entries, so sign up early.  Players wishing to attend must have a USATT rating of 1700 or above.  The class takes place in Austin on Saturday, June 15.  Download the Registration form and class description pdf files.    

The Oklahoma City Table Tennis Club is hosting a 3-day camp conducted by former 1971 World Champion Stellan Bengston.  The camp dates are Friday-Sunday, May 3-5.  There will also be a 1-day clinic on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 12pm - 5pm.  Registration and more information can be found at http://tt.gladius.us/.

Here is the email I just received about the OKC camp:

"Stellan Bengtsson is the 1971 World Singles Champion. He is also won the 1973 World Doubles Championship, 1973 World Teams Championship and holds 67 International Titles.

He will be conducting a coaches clinic in Oklahoma City, OK at the Crossroads Mall on Thursday May 2, 2013 from 12 noon until 5 PM.  This is the Oklahoma City Table Tennis club facility. The street address is 7000 Crossroads Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73149. If we only have 4 attendees the price will be $150. If we have 6 to 8 the price will probably be $120. If interested contact Mats Johannason and tell him you heard about the coaches clinic from Carl Miller. His phone number is 918-851-5885 and his e-mail is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

They may also have some openings for the players camp at the same location on May 3-5, 2013. If interested in this contact Mats at the above information and tell him you heard about it from Carl Miller. More information can also be found at tt.gladius.us. If you need help finding the location then call Britt Salter at 405-306-7227."

 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Last Saturday, Mike (LRTTC) and Feng played Scott and Jim in their last remaining team match in the AITTA/Sherwood league.  Scott and Jim won the team match.  Scott also defeated Mike in a match that decided the individual champion of the league season after all matches have been concluded.  Both players finished the season with identical 23-1 match records.  But in the first tiebreak category of a player's overall game record, Scott's game record of 68-9 (89.6%) edged Mike whose game record is 71-11 (86.6%).

Congratulations to Scott on the individual win, and to Scott and Jim for winning the overall team season title.

LRTTC would also like to thank Jim for becoming LRTTC's newest subscriber.

Another player also deserves recognition.  Jeff Pratt of LRTTC and his teammate John Miller finished with a perfect 9-0 match record to win the C league team title.  Jeff also claimed the C league individual title with an impressive 17-1 match record.  Congratulations Jeff and John!

Russ Hamilton (Bentonville), the newly crowned Arkansas State Champion, was in town for a tennis tournament and stopped by LRTTC for practice on Saturday.

The 2-person team tournament was held Sunday (yesterday) in Sherwood.  Parimal (LRTTC) and Amresh defeated Tom and Ben in the finals.  Congrats to both teams on making it through tough matches to reach the finals.  The match came down to the final doubles match where Parimal and Amresh prevailed.  Congrats to them on their big win!  

Photos and current league standings are below.

We are collecting more photos and will post them this week.  In the meantime, here are some photos from Saturday:

Photos of activity from Saturday, April 20, 2013:

Here are the latest results from the league (you may need to scroll to the right to see the full sheet)