(by Steve Hopkins)
The Los Angeles Table Tennis Association (LATTA) is located in El Monte, California, just to the east of Los Angeles. The location at 10180 Valley Blvd, is just off of the 10 with easy access to the greater Los Angeles area.
LATTA is a non-profit organization established in 1998. The center is one of the largest table tennis clubs in the country with more than 10,000 square feet of space. It has 20-foot ceilings and red rubber floors. It accommodates 16 tables and has ample parking spaces.
One of the most unique advantages of LATT is the coaching staff, led by legendary female players Tawny Banh and Crystal Huang. Banh is a two-time Olympian and a Pan Am medalist, and Huang was an Olympian and a former US Champion. The facility features coaching, monthly tournaments, and Saturday round robin competitions. They have also partnered with local Parks & Recreation departments and other community groups to try to help expand the sport through after-school athletic programs.
Whether you are looking for a place for competition or training or fun, there are options available for you at Los Angeles table Tennis Association.