Working with The Arc

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.

Sherlyn Receives STTC Junior Merit Award1

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 …

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.

2015 Florida State Senior Games

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.

Sunshine State Games

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!

Junior Champion

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: