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
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
Seniors, and host other
special events and programs.
- Thursday, September 3rd, Long Center. (No club
play for the morning session.)
- Saturday, September 5th, Long Center. (No club
- Sunday, September 6th, Ross Norton. (No
- Monday, September 7th, St. Pete Beach. (Closed
- Tuesday, September 15th, Long Center. (No club
- Saturday, September 19th, Long Center. (No club
- Saturday, September 26th, Long Center:
Dan's Rapper Tournament
NOTE: St. Pete Beach
summer play on Wednesdays is switched back to Thursdays.
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.
We just received news that Frank Bush, one of the founding
members of the Sunrise Table Tennis Club, passed away on Sunday,
Frank was instrumental in establishing the club in 1989,
together with Myrtle and Gil Wilkins. He was the treasurer,
tournament organizer, computer expert and more. He was also a
good player, who won the Bronze medal for table tennis in the
1993 Huntsman World Senior Games.
Not many of the current members will remember him, but we will
always honor him when we play at the Sunrise Table Tennis Club.
We thank Myrtle, Gil and Frank, and everyone else along the way
that has kept the club going. Without them, we would not be where
we are today.
Frank's family has asked that donations be made in his name to
the Sunrise Table Tennis Club in lieu of flowers or baskets.
For more information on contacting the family, please ask Keith
Click Here to view Frank's obituary.
Hello Fellow Players,
There has been a recent change to the organizational structure
of our club that deserves explanation. The Sunrise Table Tennis
Club (STTC) proposed several amendments to the Bylaws of the
Sunrise Sports Foundation, Inc. (SSF), the parent organization
of the STTC. The Board of Directors of the SSF accepted these
amendments by majority vote.
This change to the SSF Bylaws merges together the two entities
into one organization. The Officers of the STTC (Martin Shapiro,
William Robbins, Keith Hanley and Carolyn Adams). are now also
the only members of the Board of Directors of the SSF, and the
new combined organization operates under one mission:
"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 organization will operate publicly as the Sunrise Table
Tennis Club. The Sunrise Sports Foundation corporate name will
be maintained for the time being as the IRS-approved 501(c)(3)
Charitable Organization for legal purposes, such as receiving
tax-deductible donations and securing grants, but will no longer
exist as a separate organizational entity for oversight of the
STTC or other sports activities.
We thank the former Directors of the SSF for their service and
hope that they will continue to contribute to the STTC.
It is our hope that these changes will strengthen our club and
allow for further growth.
Thank you for your time,
P.S. There have been unauthorized claims of control of the SSF
Board by others since this change. These have no legal basis and
are simply untrue, despite their vociferousness. Please don't
hesitate to ask any of the STTC Officers for more details.
2015 Dr Dan's
Rapper Tournament Series Event #4
and Sandpaper SE Regional Quallifier for the 2016 WCPP
1501 N Belcher Rd
Clearwater, FL. 33765
||September 26th, 2015 8:15am - 4:00pm
Registration open until 8:45am.
Players may participate in any of the Dr Dan's tournament series, 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.
The Long Center
: Thursdays, Sep. 10 - Oct. 1; enroll for either
9:30am or 10:30am session.Cost
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
Click Here to send email
Senior Training Participants, March 2015
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
- $1,000: Senior Development Program
- $1,000: Juniors and Seniors Subsidies
- $1,000: "Select Player" Sponsorships
- $5,000: Tournament Tables and Nets
Countryside Recreation Center
: Saturdays, 12:30pm to 2:00pm
racket provided.JOIN THE PROGRAM:
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
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!
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, 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...
11-year-old Sherlyn Barvie Perez won second place in the
Elite class at the MID-FLORIDA table Tennis Tour ' July
Leurene Hildenbrand Has received an award for personal best National Senior
Games Tour and was part of the NSG Celebration in Cleveland July 25...
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
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
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
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.
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 >>
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,
(Click on picture to watch video.)
Dr Dan's Dec 2014
For more videos
About service rules: