WAB Featured Club: MK Georgia Table Tennis
(by Steve Hopkins)
MK Georgia Table Tennis is in Duluth, Georgia just off of I-85 to the Northeast of Atlanta. Duluth is in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, and is a suburb with a strong Asian influence which includes about 10% of the population being of Korean descent. The club itself is located off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on the North side of Duluth.
MKGTT is fully air-conditioned, an important feature for summers in Georgia. The facility features 8 professional tables, professional quality red rubber flooring, high ceilings, a practice robot, customized high intensity lighting, and spectator seating. The club is a great location for competition, fun, or training.
The club name (“MK” Georgia Table Tennis) comes from the director and head coach, Ms. Min-Kyun Kim. Ms. Kim is a well-respected USATT Certified National level coach, an ITTF International level umpire, a former Junior National Team Member of South Korea, and a former professional player in Korea (for Korean Air).
Min-Kyun was one of the coaches that were invited to participate in the 2018 Super Camp. The Super Camp was a gathering of some of the best coaches from across the country at the Triangle Table Tennis Club last December. They came to share their experience, knowledge, and training methods with national team members and select elite players. The invitation speaks volumes as other coaches who were invited included the USATT High Performance Director Joerg Bitziegeio, Olympian Gao Jun, MDTTC’s Wang Qingliang, Dutch Olympic Coach Pieke Franssen, and a handful of others. These were some of the most elite and diverse coaches the U.S. has to offer joining forces to push the game forward.
Whether you are looking for some friendly competition and exercise or complex tactics and development of an elite level game, MK Table Tennis Academy has options to fit your needs.
Contact: Coach Min-Kyun Kim
Location: 3170 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth GA 30097
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm