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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 subsidized training programs for Juniors and Seniors, and host other educational events and programs.

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

Training & Play Closures & Schedule Changes
  • Tuesday, December 1st, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Saturday, December 5th, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Tuesday, December 8th, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Saturday, December 12th, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Friday, December 25th, Safety Harbor. (Closed for holiday.)
  • Tuesday, December 29th, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Thursday, December 31st, Long Center. (No club play.)
  • Friday, Jaunuary 1st, Safety Harbor. (Closed for holiday.)

Holiday Achievement Awards Fiesta

Holiday Achievement Awards Fiesta

Location: 2 Palms Bar & Bistro
2950 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33759 map
Date & Time: Sunday, December 13th, at 4pm

Dance Music by Ron Acierno

Ron and the Classics
For reservations,
call or email Bets Meier:

Or use the link to register online:

Click Here to email

Donation: $20 Per Person
(tax and tip included)
  • Fajitas, Tacos, Salad
  • Rice/Beans, Quesadillas
  • Salsa, Guacamole, Key Lime Pie
  • Soda and Water Included
  • Draft Beer $3, House Wine $3
  • Well Drinks $1 off
Holiday Party

Clearwater Winter Open Tournament
2016 Clearwater Winter Open
USATT-Sanctioned 2-Star Event
10 Rated Events
Over $1,400 Prize Money
Limited to the first 16 registered players for each event!

WHERE: The Long Center
1501 North Belcher Rd
Clearwater, FL 33765
WHEN:   Saturday, January 23rd, 2016  9:00am - 5:00pm
Gym opens 8:00am.
First event will begin at 9:00am.
Check-in 1/2 hour before player's first event.
(Late check-in may forfeit reservation.)
Entry deadline is January 22nd at 6 pm


For questions related to registration:
Or phone: Carolyn Adams (727) 557-7299

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.

This tournament is part of the Mid-Florida Table Tennis Tour.
The top four players of each division in each series tournament at the three participating clubs gain tour points that accumulate throughout the year. Each club is hosting two tournaments to give players six chances to earn points for the series. All players registered in our Clearwater Winter Open Tournament will be automatically entered into the tour.

Registered Players (updated 11/30/15)
Registration will be open until Jan. 22nd at 6:00pm.

Gordon Weinblatt - 1624 (U2100, U1950, U1800)
Michael Daugherty - 1397 (U1800, U1650)

Steve Simon - 1339 (U1500, U1350)
Robert Funkhouser - 1311 (U1500, U1350)
Lesek Rumak - 951 (U1200, Sandpaper)

*Rating is estimated.

Notice Regarding Top Para-Player Jenson

Jenson had a mishap while earlier this month and suffered a broken femur while sleeping. He underwent surgery at All Children's Hospital to repair the break, and spent a few days in recovery. He will be away from table tennis recouping for over a month.

He was scheduled to compete in the U.S. Nationals in Las Vegas in December.Jenson is a top-rated para-player and played in Europe earlier this year before moving from Wisconsin to Clearwater.

We all wish him a quick recovery. He surely will be missed.

Para-Player Jenson
In recovery room.

Para-Player Jenson
Back to table tennis practice.

Bright Sunrise Campaign 2016
Bright Sunrise Campaign


The Sunrise Table Tennis Club is appealing to its membership and community sponsors for the funds needed to finance the STTC Educational Programs for 2016. The Bright Sunrise Campaign 2016 goal is $5,000 to fund the following programs and equipment:

  • $1,000.00: Junior Merit Awards
  • $1,200.00: Senior Training Clinics
  • $1,200.00: Member Training Clinics
  •   $600.00: Community Outreach Programs
  • $1,000.00: Equipment Improvement Fund

Senior Training Clinic with Coach Gary
This October session is now full.
Contact Carolyn to be on the list for next session.

The Long Center
Hours: Thursdays, Oct. 15 - Nov. 5, 2015
Enroll for either 9:30am or 10:30am session.

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: Click Here to send email

Senior Training Participants March 2015
Senior Training Participants

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

Group lesson weekly, 4 per month.
More Info: Keith Hanley 727.831.6931

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.

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...

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 enable 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 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, 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 (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!


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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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:

- Florida Senior Games
December 7th-8th
Ages 50+
Singles, doubles and mixed doubles

- 2016 Clearwater Winter Open:

Latest Videos

(Click on picture to watch video.)

Clearwater Fall Open
November 2015

Dr Dan's
July 2015

Dr Dan's
May 2015

Clearwater Winter Open
January 2015

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