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About the Sunrise Table Tennis Club

Sunrise table Tennis

The Sunrise Table Tennis Club is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteers, and provides all services and equipment for play at each of the four club locations in Pinellas County, Florida. Membership donations and Corporate Sponsorships enable us to purchase and maintain club equipment, run several tournaments each year, offer subsidized programs for Juniors and Seniors, and host other special events and programs.

Club News & Events

Club Play Closures & Schedule Changes
  • Thursday, August 13th, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Saturday, August 15th, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Saturday, August 29th, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Sunday, September 6th, Ross Norton.  (No club play.)
  • Saturday, September 26th, Long Center: Dr Dan's Rapper Tournament

NOTE: St. Pete Beach play on Thursdays will switch to Wednesdays, for the summer.
NOTE: At Long Center, there is an additional play time on Thursdays 5:30pm to 8:30pm, for the summer. Please do not arrive early, and you must be out the door by 8:45pm.

Dr Dan's Rapper Tournament
It was a dark and stormy morning and it made for a great day to be inside for a table tennis tournament at the Long Center. For the brave that ventured out in the rainy weather had a fun filled day with some great matches played. And some Queen’s pizza for lunch.

37 singles players and 8 teams of doubles each played in a round robin leading into a single elimination.

Our next Dr Dan tournament is on September 26. Hope to see you there.

2015 Dr Dan's Rapper Tournament Series Winners

Event #2 Event #3 Event #4
Class A 1 - Peter Wu
2 - Mark Vrahotes
3 - Jason Young
1 - Felipe Ruiz
2 - Melvin Evans
3 - Mark Vrahotes
1 -
2 -
3 -
Class B 1 - Ted Ostrowski
2 - Ken Yasell
3 - Art Espanol
1 - Loc Dang
2 - David Borazan
3 - Alex Biggs
1 -
2 -
3 -
Class C 1 - Maurice Cohen
2 - Lars Finley
3 - Rick Haramy
1 - Juli Blass
2 - Bruce Ward
3 - Travis Allen
1 -
2 -
3 -
Class D 1 - George Gutwirth
2 - Timothy Huynh
3 - Ford Ho
1 - Timothy Huynh
2 - Mylin Ruiz
3 - Kevin Horvet
1 -
2 -
3 -
Doubles 1 - Richard Junkas/Ernest Estrada
2 - Jason Young/James Wang
1 - Don Tran/Thang Cao
2 - Loc Dang/Melvin Evans
1 -
2 -

Handicap Singles Competition St. Pete Beach
This competition is an optional event taking place at the St. Pete Beach Community Center every Wednesday night during the summer. First night will be on June 3rd and will start at 6:30 pm and finish before 8:00 pm.

The entry fee will be $2.00.

The lower rated player in each match will receive a number of points based on the difference between each player’s USATT rating or estimated rating.

Players will play in a round robin group of 5 or less players. One game will be played with each player in the round robin group. The game will be played to 21 points with two serves each alternating. One serve each if score reaches 21-21. Player must win by two points.

If there is only one round robin then the player with the best record wins and takes 100% of the pot. If there is more than one round robin then there will be a playoff between the winners of each round robin. First place will take 75% of the pot and second place will take 25% of the pot.

Player’s ratings will be regularly adjusted according to wins and losses.


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

Location: The Long Center
Cost: $20.00 for all 4 weeks (no make-ups)
Qualifications: Age 55+ and current STTC membership.

Space is limited - first come, first served.
To register: Contact Carolyn Adams, 727-557-7299

Senior Training Participants March 2015
Senior Training Participants, March 2015

Reach For The Stars Campaign 2015
Reach for the Stars


The Sunrise Table Tennis Club is appealing to its membership and community sponsors for the funds needed to finance the STTC Special Programs for 2015. The Reach For The Stars Campaign 2015 goal is $10,000 to fund the following programs:

  • $1,000: Junior Development Program
  • $1,000: Equipment and Uniforms for Juniors
  • $1,000: Senior Development Program
  • $1,000: Juniors and Seniors Subsidies
  • $1,000: "Select Player" Sponsorships
  • $5,000: Tournament Tables and Nets

Junior Development Program
Location: Countryside Recreation Center
Hours: Saturdays, 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Loaner racket provided.

Monthly: $25 per Student or $35 per Family (group lesson weekly, 4 per month).
Individual: $10 per lesson/week.


More Info: Contact Rudy Santo, 727.541.4039

Details: Click Here for Junior Development Program Page

Happenings Around the Club
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!

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.

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...

Sherlyn Barvie Perez
Sherlyn's Latest Wins

11-year-old Sherlyn Barvie Perez won second place in the Elite class at the MID-FLORIDA table Tennis Tour ' July Classic...

Personal Best Award at National Senior Games

Leurene Hildenbrand Has received an award for personal best National Senior Games Tour and was part of the NSG Celebration in Cleveland July 25...

About Club Membership
Sunrise table Tennis

The Sunrise Table Tennis Club is a non-profit organization run by volunteers, and provides all services and equipment for play at each of the club locations. Your support in the way of membership donations enable us to purchase and maintain club equipment (tables, nets, barriers, robots, etc.), run tournaments, offer programs for Juniors and Seniors, and host other special events and programs.

The Basic Membership donation includes the following benefits:

  • Discounts for some tournaments, facility usage fees and special programs.
  • Eligible to participate in the Junior and Senior programs.
  • Eligible for the annual STTC recognition awards.
  • Eat free at the Annual STTC 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 achieve our goals. Prompt renewal is greatly appreciated, as are higher-level donations above the Basic Membership.

Basic Membership Donations are very low. Less than $3 per month:

  • $35 Individual
  • $45 Family
  • $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 15% 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 is a registered Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization, as a self-governing division of the Sunrise Sports Foundation. All donations above the Basic Membership amount are qualified as tax-deductible charitable donations (excluding the value of special benefits received). Please consult your tax advisor.

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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Our Mission

The purpose of the Sunrise Table Tennis Club is to provide the members of the Organization and the community of Pinellas County the resources, equipment, scheduled play and programs for regular practice, participation and competition in the sport of table tennis. The Sunrise Table Tennis Club is a Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization, legally registered under the name Sunrise Sports Foundation, Inc.

Providing sports facilities for table tennis and ping pong players. Serving Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties 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's Rapper Tournament Series Event #4  

November 7th: - Clearwater Fall Open

Latest Videos

(Click on picture to watch video.)

Doctor Dan
May 2015

Clearwater Open
January 2015

Dr Dan's Dec 2014

Holiday Dinner Party 2014

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