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About the Sunrise Table Tennis Club

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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 club 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 Juniors and 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!

Our Mission

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.

News & Events

Training & Play: Closures and Schedule Changes
  • Friday, November 11th, Rigsby. (Closed for the holiday.)
  • Saturday, November 12th, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Tuesday, November 15th, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Thursday, November 17th, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Saturday, November 19th, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Thursday, November 24th, Long Center. (Closed for the holiday.)
  • Friday, November 25th, Rigsby. (Closed for the holiday.)

Senior Training Clinic with Coach Gary
Contact Carolyn to be on the list for next session.

The Long Center
Hours: TBD

Cost: Participant pays $20.00 for all 4 weeks, no make-ups.
The STTC pays $20.00 to the coach for each participant, as a subsidy.
Qualifications: Age 55+ and current STTC membership.

Space is limited - first come, first served.
To register: Contact Carolyn Adams: Click Here to send email

Senior Training Participants
Senior Training Participants Sept 2016

Junior Merit Awards Competition 2016
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 $250.00 Junior Merit Award to each of the four junior players who are first to complete the Junior Merit Award Competition during the year.

  • Be under the age of 18
  • Enroll in the competition
  • Get signed permission from parent or legal guardian
How to Qualify
  • Be one of the 1st four Juniors to meet all of the qualifications
  • Complete qualifications no later than December 31st, 2016

Junior Training with Coach Yani
Location: Countryside Recreation Center
Hours: Saturdays, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Loaner racket provided.

Group lesson weekly with Coach Yani
Open to players under the age of 18.
More Info: Martin (727) 888-3654 email

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.

Happenings Around the Club
Sherlyn Receives Junior Merit Award
Sherlyn Merit Award
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"...
Watch STTC on Bay News 9!
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!
Team Competition
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 players.

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

Team Competition Sept 2016 Team Competition Sept 2016
Jenson Heads to Europe : June 2016

See Jenson competing at the Para Table Tennis Spanish Open:
                2016 Para Spanish Open Slide Show
Read about Jenson at the Romanian Para Internationl Open Championship:
                Local Mayor Displays Skills, Junior Players Cause First Stage Upsets

Jenson won the Para Event on July 9th at the National Table Tennis Championships in Las Vegas. Coach Gary was at his side. Congratulations to both!

Jenson at the Nationals.

Jenson is a student of our own club coach: ITTF Coach Gary Fraiman.

Jenson Van Emburgh, a 16 year old and a member of the United States 2016 Para Junior National Team will be competing in two ITTF professional table tennis tournaments during the month of June. Jenson will be competing in the Para Spanish Open in El Prat de Llobregat, Spain and the Junior Romanian Open in Clui Napoca, Romania.

Jenson is a wheelchair player with a class 3 disability classification and has competed in many national and international tournaments with many successes. He is partially sponsorship by the Butterfly Table Tennis Company...

ITTF Certified Coaches

Congratulations to John Reynolds, Gary Fraiman and Phil Gehres for attaining ITTF Level 1 Coaching Certification. They attended the Coaching Certification Seminar in Destin, Florida. The picture below, from left to right: John, Roger Dickson (instructor), Gary, Phil.

Certified Coaches

Read more here:

Destination: Destin

About Club Membership
Sunrise table Tennis

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 locations. 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 education programs.
  • Eligible to participate in the Junior and Senior training programs.
  • 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 month:
  • $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 club officer.

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 STATE.

STTC Play Rules
Many of you have been asking if we have any Club Play Rules. The answer is... YES, WE DO!


Remember, everyone deserves the opportunity to play.

Service Rule Violations
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
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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, Redington Beach.

Upcoming Tournaments:

2017 Scheduled Tournaments
February 11th
- Club Open Tournament
February 25th
- Goodlife Games
April 1st
- Clearwater Spring Open
  Two-Star Sanctioned
May 27th
- Club Open Tournament
July 8th
- Club Open Tournament
September 9th
- Club Open Tournament
October 14th
- Clearwater Fall Open
  Two-Star Sanctioned
December 4th-5th
- Senior State Games

Latest Videos

(Click on picture to watch video.)

Dr Dan
Aug 2016

Clearwater Winter Open
January 2016

Florida Senior Championships
December 2015

Clearwater Fall Open
November 2015

Dr Dan
July 2015

For more videos
go to our YouTube page
Tournament Winners:
About service rules:
Umpire's Corner
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