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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
  • Saturday, January 31st, Long Center.  (No club play.)
  • Saturday, February 7th, Long Center.  (No club play.)
  • Saturday, February 14th, Long Center: Dr Dan's Rapper Cupid's Clash Tournament.
  • Monday, February 16th, St. Pete Beach (Closed for Presidents Day.)
  • Saturday, February 21st, Long Center.  (No club play.)
  • Saturday, February 28th, Long Center.  (No club play.)
Handicap Doubles Pizza Party

On January 27th at 11:30am, a handicap doubles pizza party will be held at Queens Pizza on Belcher Road. All who have played "Handicap Doubles" at the Long Center in 2014 are invited for free pizza and soft drinks.

Dr Dan's Rapper Tournament
2015 Dr Dan's Rapper Cupid's Clash Series Event #1

WHERE Long Center
1501 N Belcher Rd
Clearwater, FL. 33765
WHEN February 14th, 2015 8:15am - 4:00pm
Registration open until 8:45am.
Printable Entry Form
Tournament Flyer

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.

Registered Players
Updated 1/27/2015

James Lynum - 1957
Richard Moreau - 1538

George Scheipner - 1353
Carolyn Adams - 1085

Juli Blass - 1004

*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

It was an overcast and rainy morning. It was a great Saturday to be inside playing table tennis at the Long Center for the Clearwater Winter Open. 49 players participated in this tournament. There were many family members and other spectators watching some excellent rallies and matches. It was a long day but fun was had by all. And of course, the usual delicious pizza from Queens for lunch.

Our next USATT-sanctioned tournament will be held on 11/7/15; 52-player limit. It will be the same format, so hope to see you there. In the meantime, come play our 2015 Dr Dan's Rapper Tournament Series.

2015 Clearwater Winter Open Winners

Championship Class A Class B
  1. Aroon Klunthong
  2. Robert Carra
  3. Chi Chan
  1. Dewey Arnette
  2. Edis Osmanagic
  3. Mark Vrahotes
  1. Felipe Ruiz
  2. Rod Sneath
  3. John Shultz

Class C Class D Class E
  1. Sean Hernandez
  2. Tyson McCoy
  3. J Shay Langley
  1. Michael Daugherty
  2. Shamir Kotadya
  3. Matti Launonen
  1. Bruce Hertel
  2. Tommy Migliaccio
  3. William Wolf

Reach For The Stars Campaign 2015
Reach for the Stars Sunrise Sports Foundation


The Sunrise Sports Foundation, Inc., parent organization of the Sunrise Table Tennis Club, is appealing to the membership of the STTC 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

Senior Training Clinic January 2015 with Coach Gary

Location: The Long Center
Hours: Thursdays, January 8-29, 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, 727-557-7299


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.
  • 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

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.

Upcoming Tournaments:

- Dr Dan's Rapper Cupid's Clash Series Event #1  

May 16th: - Dr Dan's Rapper Series Event #2

July 25th: - Dr Dan's Rapper Series Event #3

September 26th: - Dr Dan's Rapper Series Event #4

November 7th: - Clearwater Fall Open

Latest Videos

(Click on picture to watch video.)

Dr Dan's Dec 2014

Holiday Dinner Party 2014

Clearwater Open
November 2014

Sandpaper Sept 2014

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