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Tulsa Table Tennis Club

Table Tennis is the largest participation sport in the world per the Olympic.org web site (click then scroll down alittle).



Tuesday - 10-15-19

Hamid Ezzat just won Gold in a tournament he played at this weekend at Westchester, New York and got his picture on the ittf.com website! Hamid is officially a World Champion!! Tulsa's first international/worlds Gold medalist!  Click below to see the pic. He won More Info

Tuesday - 10-15-19

Bixby - Kelly will not be out tonight (or next Tuesday either).

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Monday - 10-14-19

Knox church - 12 players. Mike Hamby, Tom Jourdan, Shweta Govind, Diego Fernandez, Alex Tupas, Corey Flaugher, Dylan Garland, Drew Cowan, Robb Lee, Stephan Denis, Ray Pestridge, David (from Washington state).

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Ray Pestridge Newgy robot for sale  - click here

For a web page of links to videos shot by local television stations - click here

For table tennis coaching at Dawson by Ray Pestridge - 405-269-9489 or see link (17) below.

For places to play ping pong (ie bars and businesses) -
see Link (1a) below.


The Tulsa Table Tennis Club meets at 2 places:

Monday      6:00 pm  to   10:00 pm (Knox church)
Tuesday     6:00 pm  to    9:00 pm   (Bixby)
Thursday    6:00 pm  to   10:00 pm (Knox church or Bixby - see below)

(1) John Knox Church (6 tables)
2929 East 31st, Tulsa, Ok. 74105
(on 31st between Harvard and Lewis on the north side of 31st).
Contact: Drew Cowan - 918-519-7276 (Drew is a member of this church).
Or contact Kelly or Bob (see the contact us page).
(date moved in - 6-4-19)
Enter on the south side in front of the church's parking circle.
This door will be locked at all times. To get in, you need to call someone that is in the building to come and open the door or you need to bang on the south door (where we enter) or the window on the east side of the fellowship hall (which is where we play) until someone hears you. There is no church staff to open the door.
Meets Mondays and most Thursday nights - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Note - no play on the first Thursday of each month.
Instead, we will play at Bixby on the first Thursday of each month.
(for updates on the John Knox Tulsa table tennis page - click here)
1 Stiga Evolution rollaway (3/4" top)
4 Butterfly Centerfold 25 tables
1 Stiga Expert VM (not a rollaway but 2 halves)
The Fellowship room is 39' x 85'.
For a link to the church's website - click here

Note - 11-7-19 - there will be no play  at Knox Church. Instead, we will meet at Bixby (on the first Thursday only of each month).

Welcome New Members!

Dylan Garland (8-29-19)
Robb Lee (8-29-19)
Chuck Urasaki (7-25-19)
Shweta Govind (6-20-19)
Enrique Perez (4-25-19)
Bruno Fernandez (1-15-19)
Diego Fernandez (1-15-19)
Garrett Schaede (12-3-18)
Vignesh (10-2-18)
Shane Spicer (9-4-18)
Bill Wyman (8-9-18)
Richard Hart (1-9-18)
Jaesung Kim (11-27-17)
Brad Balmer (9-19-17)
Ly Nguyen (7-25-17)
Robert Yang (5-1-17)
Luke Nell (5-1-17)
Corey Flaugher (5-17-17)
Stephan Denis (5-1-17)
Corey Cook (4-20-17)
Carson Thoma (2-6-17)
Bret Thoma (2-6-17)
Edwin Jin (10-4-16)
Matee Chinsethagid (10-4-16)
Brian Flinn (8-15-16)
Stephen Littlechild (8-1-16)
Randy Brooks (2-9-16)
David Leonard (1-19-16)
Tim Schley (4-21-15)
Sam Samour (4-21-15)
Eli Betinjani (3-10-15)
Jim Rice (11-25-14)
Charles Deng (11-18-14)
Wesley Li (9-30-14)
Chris Park (8-26-14)
John Kerfoot (8-12-14)
Eddie Tibbs (7-29-14)
Eric Drake (7-22-14)
Tom Harrison (3-20-14)
Madhu Koduri (8-27-13)
Jason Taylor (8-13-13)
Ty Johnson (4-9-13)
Jim Stewart (4-4-13)
Jim Zink (4-4-13)
Tom Jourdan (3-14-13)
Ouli Jourdan (3-14-13)
Chris Park (3-12-13)
Ted Hill (3-5-13)
Chris Stillwell (3-5-13)
Dan Theuber (11-16-12)
Ken Wagner (11-13-12)
Braden Wagner (11-13-12)
Obie Bryant (10-29-12)
Jeff Notley (10-29-12)
John Cai (9-11-12)
Drew Cowan (8-1-12)
Kyle Sanchez (5-31-12)
Randy White (5-29-12)
Daryl Chronister (5-17-12)
Matt Hand (5-17-12)
Bohyun Nam (5-8-12)
Don Tiger (1-10-12)
Bruce Hudkins (8-30-11)
Kyle Ng (8-16-11)
Don Little (8-11-11)
Justin Holland (8-9-11)
Glen Grusendorf (7-5-11)
Martin Ndengang (3-22-11)
Josh Ford (2-22-11)
Bryan Figg (2-21-11)
Jacob Herriman (1-25-11)
Sina Asadallahi (12-09-10)
Fernando Prato (11-23-10)
Harish Patel (11-16-10)
Johnny McClanahan (9-21-10)
Ray Pestridge (8-23-10)
Steven Szabad -(8-10-10)
Mike Hamby - (6-3-10)
Michael Childers (6-1-10)
Jacob Childers (6-1-10)
Jared Childers (6-1-10)
Darren Delaune (5-25-10)
Betty Bermudez (4-28-10)
Hugh Pham (3-4-10)
Nathan Littledave (2-8-10)
San Z.  (2-2-10)
Manan Azhar (12-8-09)
Antonio Lewis (8-7-09)
Greg McCann (6-9-09)
Igor Shendrik (5-27-09)
Olga Shendrik (5-27-09)
Di Jin  (3-30-09)
Zaeen Afzal (2-26-09)
Dwayne Beavers (2-17-09)
Brett Robbins (2-3-09)
Thomas Berryhill (2-3-09)
Ben Bass (1-20-09)
Dane Boswell (11-17-08)
Chris Agimudie (11-13-08)
Nick Agimudie (11-13-08)
Hung Bui  (10-20-08)
Marshall Earnest (10-7-08)
Phil Narotam  (9-25-08)
Glenn Godsey (9-22-08)
Marshall Earnest (9-9-08)
Steve Ford (8-19-08)
Joe Spaulding (5-19-08)
Yee Yang (5-15-08)
Jim Hughes (4-1-08)
John Moore (3-22-08)
Jim Rice - (2-19-08)
Charles Johnson - 12-27-07
Marty Andrews (11-2-07)
Jody Vivion (6-19-07)
Zack Eldridge (5-10-07)
Corey Flaugher (4-3-07)
Seth Sheriff (1-30-07)
Huy Nguyen (1-11-07)
Ted Bennett (1-4-07)
Mark Wallace (12-21-06)
Taylor Carmona (9-7-06)
Steve Orrick (9-7-06)
Ken Baird (8-22-06)
Mats Johansson (7-27-06)
Ray Wilson (5-25-06)
Bill Ridout (4-10-06)
Alex Tupas (3-21-06)
Tim Yardy (2-9-06)
Gene Bowlin (2-7-06)
Joe Landers (1-27-06)
Ray Awe (10-20-05)
Tao Wang (8-11-05)
Amit Gujar (8-4-05)
Ron Adhikari (7-19-05)
Bill Dickson (4-11-05)
Peter Zhang (4-5-05)
Bob Endres (3-29-05)
Melvin Norton (3-7-05)
Rajat Kaul (3-1-05)
Phil Sallee (12-7-04)
Josh Sallee (12-7-04)
Ted Hill (11-22-04)
Peng Yan (10-12-04)
Zack Pfaff - 9-20-04
Jose Correa (7-17-04)
J. Ray Huang (7-12-04)
Joe Monroe (7-15-04)
George Valverde (6-16-04)
Tony Hicks (6-8-04)
Leonard Williams (5-11-04)
Jeff King (5-11-04)
John Abraham (5-11-04)
John Walsh (4-6-04)
John Walsh Sr. (4-6-04)
Corey Flaugher (4-6-04)
Loyd Garrison (3-30-04)
Richard Selman (3-30-04)
Eddie Collins (3-23-04)
Carl Spendiff (3-1-04)
Rob McKinney (2-23-04)
Laury Lee (12-7-03)

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(2) Bixby Community Center (6 tables)
211 N. Cabaniss
Bixby, Ok. 74008
Center Phone: 918-366-4841

Meets Tuesday nights  - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
and the first Thursday of each month - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

(Old Doc's Supermarket)
2 Stiga 3000 Quickplay rollaways (3/4" tops),
2 Stiga 410Q - (1" top)
1 - Stiga Privat Roller (3/4" top)
1 - older table that still works well
The actual playing area is 44' x 105' (and there is 12' walkway on each side of the pillars that we don't play on).

Directions to the center:
The center is south of Tulsa on Memorial.
Go to  151st and Memorial Dr. then go east 1 block then go south 1 block.
(151st is the 2nd traffic light south of the Arkansas River bridge).
151st is also Highway 67)

(3) Brad Balmer's club in Broken Arrow
Northside Christian Church
Family Life Center Gymnasium
1221 N. Elm, Broken Arrow, OK.
Just south of the Broken Arrow Expressway (ie HWY 51) on Elm.
8 tables as of 8-28-18
League night on Friday nights.
Gym opens at 6:00 PM, play begins 6:45.
Round Robin format.
RR will be 5 players sometimes 6.
Players will be matched with similar skill levels.
Saturday's - junior training from 11:00 am to 1:00 PM.
For info call Brad: 918-240-7465.
Email: bappcbrad@yahoo.com

For all the details check out our website at: http://brokenarrowpingpong.com/

Or check out our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brokenarrowppc/
This will be a competitive league for all levels of skill. Spread the word and bring a friend.
First time is free.
Will have 4 tables - mostly Prince Challengers.
(started club at Northside on 11-10-17)

Hope to see you! Email or call me with questions.

Tulsa Table Tennis Club Contacts:
Kelly Boyce
Cell: 918-640-2209
email: kellyboyceba@gmail.com

Bob Kyker
Cell: 918-892-2812


Number of email addresses signed up for the new Mail Chimp email newsletter
(new Mail Chimp email program began 3-3-13):
(Note - we no longer use the newsletter).

03-03-13 - 237
02-02-12 - 220
07-05-11 - 210
03-04-10 - 175
10-10-09 - 161
02-12-09 - 141
02-26-08 - 129
09-04-07 - 119
05-10-07 - 104
12-28-06 - 93
03-21-06 - 82
12-17-05 - 78
08-06-05 - 67
04-09-05 - 65
12-11-04 - 60
10-24-04 - 52
07-17-04 - 40
07-09-04 - 34





(1) How have the new plastic balls changed table tennis - click here

or to view a club webpage with this info - click here

(1) to view You Tube videos of Tulsa Table Tennis players - click here

(1a) Bars/Places in Tulsa to play ping pong:

(1) Lefty's bar- 10 N Greenwood Ave A, Tulsa, OK 74120 (downtown Tulsa) - 918-794-0017. Sunday's only starting 6:30 PM.

(2) Sharky's bar - 3415 South Peoria, Tulsa. 918-742-9500

(3) The Tulsan Bar - 412 East 2nd, Tulsa. 918-409-0085. Have one table. Have league play - costs $25.
Open 4:00 PM to midnight. One way to get there - go to Peoria and 2nd street, go west about 1/2 mile - on the south side of road. Just west of Hwy 75 and south of I-244.

(4) XTreme Kart Racing and Virtual Reality Arena (added on 10-9-19)
708 West Kenosha, Broken Arrow. 918-286-6655.
On the northwest corner of Kenosha (71st street) and Elm.
Open until at least 10:00 PM most days.

(1b) Best of Pongfinity (added 8-21-18) - click here

(2) Oklahoma City Table Tennis Club CLICK HERE.

(3)  Muskogee Table Tennis Club - click here

(4)  Bartlesville Table Tennis Club - click here

(5)  Jopln Table Tennis club

(6) Wichita, Kansas Table Tennis club (e.g. John Potochnik)

(7) Wichita Falls Texas table tennis club - click here

(8) Arkansas Independent Table Tennis Association (home of the Little Rock Open, Eugene Atha, etc) - click here

(9) Springfield, Missouri Ozark Table Tennis club (ie Bill Lewis, etc ) click here

(10) 5/08 added - Table Tennis is the largest participation sport in the world per the Olympic.org web site:
(then scroll down alittle.

(11) For National Ratings - by player name - of table tennis players - click here

(12) For a list of the other Table Tennis Clubs or Ping Pong Clubs in any state - click here

(13) List of top 25 players in the USA - click here  - then click on the "top 25 USA men" or women links

(14) For a list of the tournaments in this region - traditional   or by new format

(15) USATT home page: click here

(16) Tulsa Table Tennis Club Membership by Expiration date and expired memberships: click here

(17) Table Tennis Coaching at the Tulsa Club in Dawson. Ray Pestridge has recently passed the ITTF Level 2 Coaching Course and is the current Gold Medalist of the National Senior Games for both Menís Singles and Menís Doubles for his age group. He is now offering Coaching Sessions at the Dawson Club on Mondays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Anyone interested can contact Ray on 405-269-9489.
Interested in a Robo Pong (table tennis robot) to better your game? Ray is a Newgy Affiliate and is offering free set up and free coaching to anyone purchasing a Newgy Robo-Pong through him.

(18) 8-26-12 added - a Table Tennis documentary featuring Ariel Hsing, Lily Zhang, Michael Landers (all going to the Olympics) - courtesy of Johnny McClanahan (sent in 7-6-12) - click here

(19) 1-6-12 - for a web page of world class players on You Tube - click here

(20) "pong finity trick shots" - type this into youtube.com's search field to see some amazing shots (this was submitted by Bob Kyker on 11-26-16).

(21) 7-31-11 added - Bruce Lee playing ping pong (compliments of Johnny McClananhan) - click here

(22) 6-2-11 - New York Times article "The little white ball obsession that isn't golf" - click here

(23) 7/09 added: What is a "ping pong door"?  click here

(24) 7/09 added: Where is the most expensive table tennis club in America? Spin New York

(25) 7/09 added: President Obama buys a ping pong table for the White House - click here

(26) 11/08 added: Cole Ely's table tennis equipment site (best prices) - click here

(27) Misc. old info and links and web pages that used to be on the home page - click here

(28) For a list of World Ranking of players - click here

(29) For an article on Ping Pong Diplomancy 1971 (They were the first group of Americans allowed into China since the Communist takeover in 1949 and started the last table tennis craze in America) click here

(30) What style of player are you?
Go the the "facts" web page (click here)and scroll down to article #24 for a list of the 8 styles or types of players or for the full article - click here

(31) For some funny online videos and games of table tennis-
      (a) miniclip.com table tennis - click here (recommended by CoryTaylor)

(32) The ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) home page - click here

(33) Table Tennis rules - from Pong WorldITTF rules, from USATT

(34) To see how the USATT rating system works - click here  (then click on "how does the USATT rating system work").

(35) Square footage space used by the Tulsa table tennis club - click here

(36) USATT liability insurance - what does it cover - click here


Techniques on how to play and other informational sites

(37) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_tennis - general info and links to other sites

(38) Megaspin.com table tennis info page - click here

(39) Butterflyonline.com FAQ page - click here

(40) http://www.newgy.com/ttcommunity/CoachingArchives.html - coaching links

(41) http://www.jimlangley.net/aboutjim/pingpongprimer.html - Ping Pong primer

(42) Square footage space used by the Tulsa table tennis club - click here




Other info:


Ron Shirley, from the Oklahoma City table tennis club, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2007

 click here (for obituary notices on the Tulsa site).






Tulsa Ping Pong Club uses orange or white Nittaku Nexcel poly/plastic balls.
For more contact info for the Ping Pong Club, see contact page. ("Ping Pong" is a registered trademark of Escalade Sports).