(by Steve Hopkins)
With their location in Santa Clara, Spartans Table Tennis Club is just North of San Jose at the South tip of the San Francisco Bay with easy access to the major metropolitan centers of Northern California. The facility is over 16500 square feet; ample space for 30 tables. Spartans work with their long-time partner, Swan Warriors Table Tennis – with the Swan group in charge of open play which runs in the back portion of the club, and the Spartans in charge of professional training and development in the front portion.
Spartans Table Tennis Club is more of a training academy than a traditional club. As noted above, there are open play options for casual players – but the Spartans group are not actively in charge of those options. That said, all are welcome at the club. There are options for players of all levels. There are leagues on Sundays and there will be sanctioned tournaments as well.
The unique feature of Spartans Table Tennis Club is the focus on high quality professional training for both kids and adults. Their five high level coaches are dedicated to discovering and cultivating talent.
There are two main categories of training at Spartans Table Tennis Club. The first is the formal student program – a long term, comprehensive training package for young students who want to be competitive in the sport. Participants in this program range from ages 7-17. The second type of -training is one-on-one personalized training. This category of training is open to players of all ages and levels. The goal is to improve their skills in the sport while having a good workout.
Five years ago, the core Spartans leadership began working with Nikhil Kumar. Nikhil achieved his goal of becoming an Olympian this year. Within the next five years, Spartans Table Tennis coaches hope to identify and develop the next generation of Olympians.
Like all clubs across America, Spartans Table Tennis Club is closed as we all deal with the COVID-19 crisis. However, the Spartans team is still working together. Tao Wenzhang posted photos last week of team video workouts and meetings.
Location: 3051 Corvin Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95051
Contact: spartansttc.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | 626.298.0243
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