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 Bayevery other Tuesday morning. The Arc players practice hitting balls on the STTC Newgy ball robot. Continue reading “Working with The Arc”
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:
“As some may define sportsmanship as being fair and showing respect for your opponent I think it means much more than that. Good sportsmanship comes from players who are determined to give it a 100 percent all the time, that means playing clean and handling both victory and defeat with grace, style and dignity.
Continue reading “Sherlyn Receives STTC Junior Merit Award1”
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. Continue reading “Team Competition”
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. Continue reading “Jenson Heads to Europe : June 2016”
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. Continue reading “ITTF Certified Coaches”
Day Two of the Florida State Senior Games Table Tennis Championship Tournament. Some heated matches taking place at the Long Center on December 8th, 2015. New tables, nets and barriers that spanned all three courts created a professional atmosphere that was appreciated by players and tournament directors alike. Continue reading “2015 Florida State Senior Games”
Jenson Van Emburgh
Born: Naples, Florida, 5/28/2000
Hometown: Middleton, Wisconsin
Current Residence: Belleair Beach, Florida Continue reading “Top Para-Player Jenson”
STTC made an awesome showing at the Sunshine State Games. There were a record number of entries in most events so the competition was tough. Some of these players are getting good. They are going to be harder to beat next year. It was a fun weekend! Continue reading “Sunshine State Games”
Sunrise Table Tennis Club winners at the Florida State Closed Table Tennis Tournament in Orlando on November 15th, 2014.
Sherlyn Barvie Perez, born in 2003 near Havana, Cuba, began playing table tennis when she was seven and won her first tournament at the age of eight years old. Her table tennis awards include: Continue reading “Junior Champion”