Tulsa Table Tennis Club

Table Tennis is the largest participation sport in the world per the Olympic.org web site (then click the "history" tab).



Tuesday - 5-3-16
Update on the 5 Tulsa players going to the Springfield, Missouri tournament on June 4: Okba Al Harfouch, Jason Taylor, Corey Bryant, John Moore, Tom Jourdan. More Info
Tuesday - 5-3-16
Bixby - 11 players. John Moore, Alex Tupas, Okba Al Harfouch, Wesley Li, William Jabr, Tom Jourdan, Corey Bryant, Michael Barns, Sam Samour, Jason Taylor, Kelly Boyce. More Info
Monday - 5-2-16
Dawson - 15 players. William Jabr, Ray Pestridge, Alex Tupas, Hamid Ezzat, Okba Al Harfouch, Samer Chaar, Rachid El Boubou, Bill Wyman, Mike Hamby, Kyle Sanchez, Jason Taylor, Tom Jourdan,  Mats Johansson, David Leonard, Bob Kyker More Info


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

Nicky Agimudie is offering coaching lessons and training in Broken Arrow for $40 per hour.
Those interested, call 918.361.5936

For table tennis coaching at Dawson by Ray Pestridge - 405-269-9489 or see link (16) below.

The Tulsa Table Tennis Club meets at 2 places:

Monday      6:00 pm  to   9:00 pm
Tuesday     6:00 pm  to   9:00 pm
Thursday    6:00 pm  to   9:00 pm

(1) Dawson Community Center
2035 N. Kingston Place, Tulsa, Ok. 74145
No phones. No staff.

Meets Monday and Thursdays nights - 6:00 to ?

(no one works at Dawson Community Center - players only)
1 Stiga 410Q (1" top)
4 Butterfly Centerfold 25 tables
Directions to Dawson:
Dawson is in the northeast part of Tulsa.
Go to Sheridan and Virgin St., then 4 blocks west.
(Virgin is between Pine St. and Apache St.)

Welcome New Members!

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
211 N. Cabaniss
Bixby, Ok. 74008
Center Phone: 918-366-4841

Meets Tuesday nights only - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

(Old Doc's Supermarket)
2 Stiga 3000 Quickplay rollaways (3/4" tops),
1 Stiga Evolution rollaways (3/4" top)
1 Stiga 410Q - (1" top)

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)

Club Contacts:
Kelly Boyce
HM:  918-355-0156
Cell: 918-640-2209
home email: kellyboyceba@gmail.co m (space added to stop spammers)

(3) Peace Academy
4620 S Irvington Ave
Tulsa, OK 74135
Fridays 9:45 PM to 12:00 AM.
We play in the school gym.
Have at least 2 tables
Shahzad Siddiqui.
email: ss0205@hotmail.com
(not associated with the Tulsa Table Tennis Club)


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

(2) For information on the Oklahoma City Table Tennis Club CLICK HERE.

(3) For information on the Muskogee Table Tennis Club - click here

(4) For information on the Bartlesville Table Tennis Club - click here

(5) For information on the Jopln Table Tennis club

(6) For information on the Wichita Falls Texas table tennis club - click here

(6a) For info on the Arkansas Independent Table Tennis Association (home of the Little Rock Open, Eugene Atha, etc) - click here

(6b) For info on the Springfield, Missouri Ozark Table Tennis club (ie Bill Lewis, etc ) click here

(7) 5/08 added - Table Tennis is the largest participation sport in the world per the Olympic.org web site:
(then click on the "history" tab).

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

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

(10) List of top 100 players in the USA - click here  - then click on the "top 100 USA men" or women links

(11) For a National or state Member Rating distribution Chart (no names - number of players only only) click on "usa table tennis rating distributions by state" - click here

(12) For a National # (number of players only) of Members by State Chart - click on "distributions" -  click here

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

(14) USATT home page: click here

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

(16) 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.

(17) 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

(18) 1-6-12 - for a web page of world class players on You Tube - click here

(19) 8-26-11 added - ttxonline.com - Stephen Ackart's favorite company to buy table tennis equipment

(20) 3-21-13 - for a link to lots of video at table tennis master - click here

(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 glossary of table tennis terms -

(a) http://www.hickoksports.com/glossary/gtabletennis.shtml

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

(30) USA open champions - click here

(31) US national champions - click here

(32) 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

(33) 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

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

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

(36) Advice on your first table tennis tournament - click here (from About.com)

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

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

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

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


Techniques on how to play and other informational sites

(40) Thinkquest.org site - click here  (lots of links to click on the left side).

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

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

(43) Butterflyonline.com FAQ page - click here

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

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

(46) http://www.pongworld.com/tips/tips_comp.php3 - tips for competitive play

(47) http://tabletennis.lifetips.com/cat/60202/ping-pong-rubbers/index.html - table tennis rubber info

(48) http://tabletennis.lifetips.com/tip/89403/table-tennis-tips/table-tennis-tips/what-are-my-table-tennis-player-styles.html - styles of play

(49) http://www.answerbag.com/c_view.php/749 - from Answer Bag - questions and answers page

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

(51) Ladder tournament results - click here




Other info:


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

Read more about Ron here or click here (for obituary notices on the Tulsa site).






Tulsa Ping Pong Club uses yellow Nittaku Regular 3 star balls.
For more contact info for the Ping Pong Club, see contact page. ("Ping Pong" is a registered trademark of Escalade Sports).