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.
Science TV Show for the Science Channel
The members of STTC have been invited to participate as
extras in a Kevin Loves Science
TV Show, to be
filmed on September 29th, starting at noon, at 3 Daughters
Brewing in St. Petersburg. The show will start with shots of
our members playing table tennis, and culminating in 10,000
table tennis balls being blown out (through chemical
processes) of a dumpster. If you would like to participate,
with your full name, phone number and email
address. The show can't mention our club directly if you
have one, or check with Steve if you don't (but it's
optional). There will be mingling and hobnobbing in the late
afternoon for anyone who sticks around after the shoot.
Thank you John Mason for your volunteer work!
made repairs to a broken wheel on a table at the Ross
Recreation Center. He took it apart, took it home, went to Home Depot, bought a new wheel, welded it and installed it
this past Sunday. Thank so much, awesome job!
- Saturday, October 1st, Long Center. (No club
- Tuesday, October 4th, Long Center: Handicap
Doubles Competition (and open club play).
- Friday, October 7th, Rigsby Rec Center. (Closed
for tournament table setup at Long Center.)
- Saturday, October 8th, Long Center:
2016 Clearwater Fall Open
USATT-Sanctioned 2-Star Event
Six Rated Events
Over $1,000 Prize Money
Open & U-2000: Limited to first 20 registered
Other Events: Limited to first 16 registered players.
WHERE: The Long Center
1501 North Belcher Rd
Clearwater, FL 33765
WHEN: Saturday, October 8th, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
Gym opens 8:00am.
First event will begin at 9:00am.
Check-in 1/2 hour before player's first event.
check-in may forfeit reservation.)
Entry deadline is October 7th at 6 pm
For questions related to registration:
CLICK HERE TO SEND EMAIL
Or phone: Carolyn Adams (727) 557-7299
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.
This tournament is part of the
The top four players of each division in each series
tournament at the three participating clubs gain tour points
that accumulate throughout the year. Each club is hosting two tournaments to
give players six chances to earn points for the series. All players registered in our
Clearwater Fall Open Tournament
will be automatically entered into the tour.
Registered Players (updated 9/25/2016)
Registration will be open until Oct 7th at 6:00pm.
ENTRY FEES PAID
Kit Jeerapaet - 2262 Open
Aswin Kumar - 1753 U2000, U1800
Chuck Michell - *1750 U2000, U1800
Steve Simon - 1583 U2000, U1800
Phil Gehres - 1492 U1800, U1600
Patrick Fort - 1454 U2000, U1800
Michael Daugherty - 1383 U1800, U1600
Bill Robbins - 1296 U1800, U1600
Tara Profitt - 1138 U1600, U1400
Nancy Calderone - 793 U1200
PAYMENT DUE (by Oct 7th, 6pm)
Event reservation is
not guaranteed until paid.
|*Rating is estimated.|
The Long Center
: Thursdays, Oct 6-27, 2016, either 9:30am or 10:30am session.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
Click Here to send email
Senior Training Participants
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.
How to Qualify
- Be under the age of 18
- Enroll in the competition
- Get signed permission from parent or legal guardian
- Be one of the 1st four Juniors to meet all of the qualifications
- Complete qualifications no later than December 31st, 2016
Countryside Recreation Center
: Saturdays, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
racket provided.JOIN OUR JUNIOR TRAINING PROGRAM:
lesson weekly with
players under the age of 18.
Martin (727) 888-3654
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.
Watch STTC on Bay News 9!
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
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...
See Jenson competing at the Para Table Tennis Spanish
2016 Para Spanish Open Slide Show
Read about Jenson at the Romanian Para Internationl Open
Local Mayor Displays Skills, Junior Players Cause First Stage
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 is a student of our own club coach:
ITTF Coach Gary Fraiman.
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,
Read more here:
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
For more videos
About service rules: