The Sunrise Table Tennis Club, Inc. (STTC) is a Not-For-Profit
Organization run by
volunteers, and provides all
services and equipment for training and play at each of the four
locations in Pinellas County, Florida.
Membership donations and Corporate Sponsorships enable
us to purchase and
maintain equipment, run several
tournaments each year, offer training programs for
Seniors, and host our other
educational events and programs.
Our scheduled play and
tournaments are always open to
the public - stop by anytime and join in the fun!
The Mission of the Sunrise Table Tennis Club is to
facilitate education in the sport of table tennis by
providing the Members of the Club and the community of
Pinellas County the resources, scheduled play and programs
for training, regular practice and competition in the sport
of table tennis.
- Monday, January 16th, St Pete Beach. (Closed for
- Saturday, January 21st, Long Center. (No club
- Saturday, January 28th, Long Center. (No club
- Saturday, February 4th, Long Center. (No club
- Saturday, February 11th, Long Center:
Clearwater Club Challenge Tournament
- Saturday, February 18th, Long Center. (No club
- Tuesday, February 28th, Long Center. (No club
January Handicap Doubles Winners
Congratulations to Ralph & George, the winners of the
Handicap Doubles Competition this month!
Team Challenge Tournament
Our STTC team will travel to Land O Lakes on Saturday, January 21, 2017, to play the LOL team. We lost to them in our first team tournament back in September, now it's time for revenge! Review with our team captain, John Reynolds, if you want to go. We will only have places for 18 players, so RSVP ASAP. There will be an entrance fee of $5 per person (which amounts to less than we would have to pay for the gym). Payments will be collected by John for the upcoming LOL tournament. All entry fee money will go towards our local Summer Camp Fund for kids. We are anticipating that matches will be best of 5.
The Sunrise Table Tennis Club, Inc. Board of Directors will hold their annual
meeting on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Ross Norton Recreation Center, 12:00 noon.
The Officers will present their annual reports and the Board will vote on the STTC budget
for 2017. All STTC members in good standing are invited to attend. Memberships will be available
at the door for any non-members wishing to attend. Normal club play will be available at
Ross Norton as well, beginning at 12:00 as usual.
Steve Simon Memorial Challenge Tournament
1501 N Belcher Rd
Clearwater, FL. 33765
||Saturday, February 11th, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Registration and Check-In: 8:15-8:45am.
This tournament is open to anyone who wishes to enter. Participants may
play in any of the Clearwater Club Challenge Tournament Series events, one or more.
FREE Pizza and Drink to All Participants.
There will be no tables available for open club play the day of the tournament. All the tables will be reserved for the event.
Where: The Long Center
When: Thursdays, Jan 5-26, 2016,
either 9:30am or 10:30am session.
Participant pays $30.00
for all 4 weeks, no make-ups.
The STTC pays $10.00 to the
coach for each participant, as a subsidy.
Age 55+ and current STTC membership.
Space is limited
- first come, first served.
To register: Contact Carolyn
Click Here to send email
Senior Training Participants
Countryside Recreation Center
: Saturdays, Noon to 1:30pm
racket provided.JOIN OUR JUNIOR TRAINING PROGRAM:
lesson weekly with
players under the age of 17.
John (727) 409-5172
Table tennis is a sport that lasts an entire lifetime
and teaches life skills such as sportsmanship, competitive
spirit and self-discipline. New students may show up at the
scheduled lesson time to enroll. There is no required
advance payment or registration.
Table tennis is a sport that lasts a lifetime. To encourage
participation of new Juniors and to provide an incentive to all
Junior players to become knowledgeable and skilled in our sport, we are offering a
$200.00 Junior Merit Award to each of the four junior players who are first
to complete the Junior Merit Award Competition during the year.
How to Qualify
- Be under the age of 18
- Enroll in the competition
- Get signed permission from parent or legal guardian
- Note: Available only to juniors who have not previously received
- Be one of the 1st four Juniors to meet all of the qualifications
- Complete qualifications no later than December 31st, 2017
Congratulations to Nicholas and Jenson, two proud recipients of the STTC Junior Merit Awards for 2016! These star juniors met all the qualifications and were each awarded $250.
John Reynolds, ITTF Coach, and Eddie Curren, STTC Programs Director, take time to work with The Arc disabled participants. John and Eddie volunteer to work with the Long Center and
The Arc Tampa Bay
every other Tuesday morning.
The Arc players practice hitting balls on the STTC Newgy ball robot.
Congratulations to Sherlyn Barie-Perez, our first Junior member to receive the STTC Junior Merit Award! As part of her qualifications, "she wrote the following essay on Sportsmanship"...
We had a special visit on Thursday, August 25, from BayNews 9. Special event reporter Virgina Johnson visited our Thursday morning practice at the Long Center. She had contacted the Long Center to do a follow-up story on local table tennis to the Rio Olympics.
The video above shows her visit with Coach Gary and several other players. Take a look at the video; it's a real blast for our club!
A well fought battle on 9/10/2016 between TEAM STTC and TEAM
LAND-O-LAKES. 18 players from each team were divided into three
groups of 12 players each, STTC Group One out-pointed the LOL
players but STTC Groups Two and Three fell a little short,
giving the overall points and victory to a scrappy LOL group of
On the whole, all had a great time, great play and not to forget
, get snacks provided by Newton and Don. It was a super day of
table tennis. After the tournament many LOL players stayed
around for additional play.
We hope to do it again soon at the Land O Lakes club.
-John, Tournaments Officer
The Sunrise Table Tennis Club is a Not-For-Profit Organization run by
volunteers, and provides all
services and equipment for training and play at each of the club
Your support in the way of membership donations enables us to purchase and maintain equipment (tables, nets, barriers, robots, etc.), run tournaments, offer
subsidized training programs for Juniors and Seniors, and host other
educational events and programs in table tennis.
The Basic Membership donation includes the following benefits:
- Discounts for some tournaments, facility usage fees and
- Eligible to participate in the Junior and Senior
- Eligible for the annual STTC recognition awards.
- E-mails for tournaments, schedule changes, club
news and special announcements.
- Free entry at the Annual STTC Educational Seminar Pizza Party.
- Free use of the practice robot.
- Other discounts and benefits as additional programs become available.
Every Member will receive an email notice when their membership expires. Please be as generous as you have in the past and help us
to achieve our Mission. Prompt renewal is greatly appreciated, as are higher-level donations above the Basic Membership.
Basic 1-year Membership Donations are very low. Less than $3 per
- $35 Individual
- $45 Family
- $25 Junior (under 18)
- $25 Seasonal (less than 6 months here)
Click here for
membership details and application.
Note: Join or renew your USA Table Tennis
membership through the STTC and 10% stays with the STTC for club
programs. Add it with your STTC
membership application, or give your USATT renewal to a
The Sunrise Table Tennis Club, Inc. is a Not-For-Profit
501(c)(3) Public Charity Organization. Your membership donation
qualifies as a tax-deductible charitable donation (excluding the
value of benefits received). Please consult your tax advisor. A COPY OF
THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (#CH46329) AND FINANCIAL
INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE
FLORIDA DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY
CALLING 1-800-HELP-FLA TOLL-FREE WITHIN
THE STATE, OR (850) 410-3800.
REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT,
APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE
Many of you have been asking if we have any Club Play Rules. The answer is... YES, WE DO!
CLUB PLAY RULES...
Remember, everyone deserves the opportunity to play.
By Rudy Santo, Certified USATT Umpire
As a certified USATT umpire I would to comment on a table tennis rule that I see being violated often during
tournament play. It is the table tennis service rule. Table tennis service rules are outlined in sections 6.0
thru 6.6 of the USATT Rules Manual and all tournament players should be familiar with them and abide by them.
These are a few of the service rule violations that I have observed in recent tournaments
Click here to read more...
Providing education in table tennis
and ping pong. Serving Pinellas County and surrounding towns
in the Tampa Bay area, Florida; including Clearwater, Largo, St. Petersburg,
Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Pinellas Park, Gulfport, St. Pete Beach,
Clearwater Beach, Seminole, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Oldsmar,
Bellair, Indian Rocks Beach, Indian Shores, Redington Shores, Madeira Beach,
North Redington Beach, Treasure Island, Lealman, Ridgecrest, Feather Sound, Highpoint,
Kenneth City, Bay Pines, Belleair Bluffs, Harbor Bluffs, Bellair Beach, Ozona, East Lake,
Beacon Square, Elfers, Holiday, Trinity, South Pasadena, Tierra Verder, Port Richey,
(Click on picture to watch video.)
Clearwater Winter Open
Florida Senior Championships
Clearwater Fall Open
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About service rules: