**Tenergy 05 Hard On Sale - Save 5% **
CAD 1.32
Your Account
Southern Calif. Schools Table Tennis Tournament

Southern Calif. Schools Table Tennis Tournament

(By LATTA)

“What a very bright & young day at LATTA on Sunday, March 24….Southern Cal Schools Table Tennis Tournament!  We had about 40 young players, from middle school (grades 6-8) to high school (grades 9-12).  The 4 schools were represented by Gabrielino High School (San Gabriel), Walnut High School (Walnut), Mark Keppel High School (Alhambra), San Gabriel Academy (private school in San Gabriel, grades 6-8) and LATTA (grades 6-8).  LATTA swept in Team and Singles Competition, taking 1st place in both events!  2nd Place in Singles was well deserved Mark Keppel HS while an energectic San Gabriel Academy placed 2nd in Team event.  There were many exciting points and intense matches too!  At times, I felt like it was a USATT sanctioned tournament!  I was so proud of my LATTA Students and all the other young Youths as well.  The top player from the tournament was 8th grade Kimberly May of LATTA!  The beauty of table tennis is that any age, size and gender can compete against each other!  

Aside from winning, it was just a wonderful scene for our table tennis community, promoting our sport, especially to the newer faces of recreational, lower level and intermediate play.  It was not only a fun experience for the kids and their parents, but to be educated and aware that table tennis clubs DO exist in many So. Cal cities!  Our mission is to attempt to build up a league among schools!  Everything takes time & teamwork!

Special thanks to HS sophomore, Alan Xian (rated 1881), Sean Lehnhoff (San Gabriel Academy Faculty) and HS senior Bryson Manalang (rated 1142) for organizing!  A big applause to all the Parents that came to support their kids!  We hope to make this School Competition an annual thing!”

Posted by Tawny Banh on Monday, March 25, 2019

Posted by Tawny Banh on Monday, March 25, 2019

Latest News

Coaching Tip of the Week: Topspin Defense

September 16, 2019
Coaching Tip of the Week: Topspin Defense (By Larry Hodges) Look through almost any table tennis instructional book… Read More

Yuxiang Li Joins Butterfly

September 16, 2019
Yuxiang Li Joins Butterfly (by Steve Hopkins) This week, Bowmar Sports announced that Yuxiang Li Head Coach at New… Read More

Paraguay Open: USA’s Kai Finds a Way in Paraguay

September 15, 2019
Paraguay Open: USA’s Kai Finds a Way in Paraguay (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 2019 ITTF Challenge… Read More

WAB Featured Club: Boston Table Tennis Center

September 15, 2019
WAB Featured Club: Boston Table Tennis Center (by Steve Hopkins) The Boston Table Tennis Center is in Medford,… Read More

Broward Table Tennis Club promotion video

September 12, 2019
The Broward Table Tennis Club is at 3371 N. University Drive in Davie, Florida, just North of Miami… Read More

Coaching Tip of the Week: Smashing Lobs

September 9, 2019
Smashing Lobs (By Larry Hodges) Smashing a lob is more difficult than it looks. There are several reasons… Read More

Buzz: US Junior Highlight – Sally Moyland

September 9, 2019
Buzz: US Junior Highlight – Sally Moyland (by Steve Hopkins) Sally Moyland is a rising star from Freemont,… Read More

WAB Club Feature: Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club

September 9, 2019
WAB Club Feature: Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club (by Steve Hopkins) Massachusetts Table Tennis and Badminton Club… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.