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About the Sunrise Table Tennis Club

Sunrise table Tennis

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

Congratulations to our new Programs Director: Ed Curran! Ed volunteered for the position and was voted in unanimously by our current Board members.

Congratulations to our members who won medals at the recent Florida Sunshine State Games!!
Sherlyn: U2500 Gold; U2100 Bronze
Igor: U2200 Bronze
Phil: U1575 Gold
Honorable mention to our members Daniel, Ziya, John R., Bill R., Keith and Carolyn, who also participated in the tournament.

See Jenson competing at the Para Table Tennis Spanish Open:
                2016 Para Spanish Open Slide Show

Training & Play Closures & Schedule Changes
  • Friday, June 24th, Safety Harbor. (No club play - setup at Long Center.)
    Volunteers are needed to help with tournament setup.
    Please come to the Long Center, 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
  • Saturday, June 25th, Long Center: Dr Dan Tournament
  • Monday, July 4th, St Pete Beach. (Closed for holiday.)
  • Thursday, July 14th, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Saturday, July 16th, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Saturday, July 23rd, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Note: Early entry to the gym for table set-up at Long Center
    before 8:30am on weekdays is not available for the summer.


Dr Dan Tournament Series
2016 Dr Dan Tournament Series Event #2

WHERE Long Center
1501 N Belcher Rd
Clearwater, FL. 33765
MAP
WHEN June 25th, 2016   9:00am - 4:00pm
Registration and Check-In: 8:15-8:45am.
Printable Entry Form
Tournament Flyer

This tournament is open to anyone who wishes to enter. Participants may play in any of the Dr Dan 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.


Registered Players
Updated 6/23/2016

Ty Hoff 2110
Jeffrey Dykes 1724
Ed Curran 1544
Ted Ostrowski 1528
John Reynolds 1511
Chuck Michell *1450



Steve Simon 1331
Maurice Cohen 1316
Bill Robbins 1286
Jacob Forman 1100
Carolyn Adams 1085
Rick Haramy *1050



Vlad Hoff 962
Raziya Charaniya 922
Russell Hires 875
Timothy Huynh 814
Nicholas Kozenieski *600
Christopher Bower *?


*Rating is estimated.
Senior Training Clinic with Coach Gary

Location:
The Long Center
Hours: Thursdays, Sept 1-27, 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 Adams: Click Here to send email



Senior Training Participants
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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.

Eligibility
  • 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.

JOIN OUR JUNIOR TRAINING PROGRAM:
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
Jenson Heads to Europe : June 2016

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...
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Jenson
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

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.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF STTC WINNERS

Senior Games 2015

Top Para-Player Jenson

Jenson Van Emburgh
Born: Naples, Florida, 5/28/2000
Hometown: Middleton, Wisconsin
Current Residence: Belleair Beach, Florida
Facebook Fan Page: Jenson Van Emburgh Athlete
Website: www.jensonvanemburgh.com
Height: 5'4" Weight: 125
High School: Seminole High
Coaches: Currently Gary Fraiman; Formerly Latso Sranko

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Para-Player Jenson
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.
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Sunshine State Games Champs
Florida Closed Winners - Sherlyn Barvie Perez and Kit Jeerapaet

Sherlyn Barvie Perez and Kit Jeerapaet
Sunrise Table Tennis Club winners at the Florida State Closed Table Tennis Tournament in Orlando on November 15th, 2014.
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Sherlyn Barvie Perez
Kit Jarapeet
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...
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Sherlyn Barvie Perez

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 (USATT.org) 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!

READ THE CLUB PLAY RULES...

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
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, Redington Beach.

Upcoming Tournaments:

- Dr Dan Series Event #2 


2016 Scheduled Tournaments
August 27th:
- Dr Dan Series Event #3

October 8th:
- Clearwater Fall Open

Latest Videos

(Click on picture to watch video.)

Clearwater Winter Open
January 2016

Florida Senior Championships
December 2015

Clearwater Fall Open
November 2015

Dr Dan
July 2015

Dr Dan
May 2015

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