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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. The STTC is a self-governing division of the Sunrise Sports Foundation.

Club News & Events

Club Play Closures & Schedule Changes
  • Thursday, December 18th, St. Pete Beach. (No club play.)
  • Wednesday, December 24th, Ross Norton. (Closed for Christmas.)
  • Thursday, December 25th, Long Center. (Closed for Christmas.)
  • Thursday, December 25th, St. Pete Beach. (Closed for Christmas.)
  • Saturday, December 27th, Long Center. (Dr Dan's Holiday Remedy Tournament.)
  • Wednesday, December 31st, Ross Norton. (Closed for New Year.)
  • Thursday, January 1st, Long Center. (Closed for New Year's Day.)
  • Thursday, January 1st, St. Pete Beach. (Closed for New Year's Day.)
  • Saturday, January 10th, Long Center.  (No club play.)
  • Saturday, January 17th, Long Center.  (No club play.)
  • Saturday, January 24th, Long Center.  (No club play.)
  • Saturday, January 31st, Long Center.  (No club play.)
Dr Dan's Rapper Tournament
2014 Dr Dan's Rapper Holiday Remedy

WHERE Long Center
1501 N Belcher Rd
Clearwater, FL. 33765
WHEN December 27th, 2014 8:15am - 4:00pm
Registration open until 8:45am.
Printable Entry Form
Tournament Flyer

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
Registered Players
Updated 12/9/2014

Felipe Ruiz - 1790
George Scheipner - 1359
Carolyn Adams - 1085
Serena Tian - *1050

Margo Lindsay - 1020
Rick Haramy - *1000
Bruce Ward - 958
Cynthia Tian - *800

Mylin Ruiz - 705
Juan Ruiz - 609
Tony Getman - *?
Nancy Caldrone - *?
*Rating is estimated.

Clearwater Winter Open Tournament
2015 Clearwater Winter Open
WHERE: The Long Center
1501 North Belcher Rd
Clearwater, FL 33765
WHEN:   Saturday, January 24th, 2015  8:00am - 5:00pm
Entry deadline is January 23rd at 6 pm

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.

Holiday Dinner Party - Sunday, December 14, 2014

Holiday Dinner Party, December 14th

The Party was great fun, with a delicious buffet, full bar and live music by Ron and the Classics. There was plenty of dancing and holiday cheer.

The STTC Awards for 2014 were presented. The winners were:

Ash Dubal                Most Improved Player of the Year
(rating rose 268 points last tourney)

Shari Pentecost      Rookie of the Year

All three of these volunteers went above and beyond to help the club:

Bruce Ward    Outstanding Volunteer Initiative
(fixed nets, helped people without being asked, was the ‘voice’ of tournaments)

Bob Gabriel    Most resourceful Net Revitalizer
(repaired many nets)

John Mason  Most Dependable Table Revitalizer
(welded broken tables and has done for years)

All three of these players have improved greatly in all areas this year, but we are recognizing their achievement for one thing in particular:

Brian Smith   Excellence in Underspin

Maurice Cohen       Mastering the Tomahawk Serve

Eric Dieker               Master of Experimentation 

Last, but not least we express our gratitude for the work of our Facilities Mangers at Ross Norton and Long Center:

Igor Bubis                Excellence in Facilities Management

Joe Mannion            Excellence in Facilities Management

There was also a trophy presented to the STTC Golden Girls, who are women players who have won at least one gold medal at each of a club tournament, a regional tournament and a national tournament.

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
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.
  • 25% discount on the purchase of Giant Dragon rackets, rubbers and other products.
  • 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
Click here to

Giant Dragon STTC Discounts

Have you been procrastinating?

Getting a new sheet of rubber or a new blade can be expensive. The STTC President, Bill Robbins, is now selling table tennis equipment. His business named "Blazin' Paddles" is currently offering Giant Dragon blades and rubbers. These products are inexpensive and of high quality. He will be offering a 25% discount to Sunrise Table Tennis Club members receive a 25% discount, and all other table tennis club and association members receive a 15% discount.

Products will be available at many of our Club locations and at upcoming tournaments. For more information on the Giant Dragon products email Bill at

Sunrise Foundation

Our Mission

The Sunrise Sports Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. The goal of the Foundation is to promote low-cost or free athletic competitions and educational clinics for all adults and juveniles to promote fitness and personal excellence through planned athletic activities, educational, recreational, competitive and social events. We provide free activities to all juveniles under the age of 17 and have a plan for subsidizing indigent seniors. The STTC is one of the Florida sports clubs that provides the facilities, activities and opportunities for the Foundation to achieve these goals.

The Sunrise Table Tennis Club is a self-governing division of the Sunrise Sports Foundation.

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.

Latest Videos

(Click on picture to watch video.)

Clearwater Open
November 2014

Sandpaper Sept 2014

Dr Dan's Sept 2014

For more videos
go to our YouTube page
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Umpire's Corner
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