WAB FEATURED CLUB: Texas Table Tennis Club
(by Steve Hopkins)
The Texas Table Tennis Club (“TTT”) is one of the largest table tennis clubs in the State of Texas. They have 12 Butterfly tables on red rubber flooring in a 6500 square foot facility. The ceiling is 13 feet high with excellent lighting. The club is located on Sovereign Drive on the West side of Houston. They are located just off of the Sam Houston Tollway and the Westpark Tollway. This location is in the Chinatown area which is convenient to all of Houston and the surrounding areas.
The Center has about 50-60 regular members, as well as a number of premium memberships for business people. One emphasis of the club is on professional coaching for elite players and juniors in the greater Houston area. In 2016, the Texas Table Tennis was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Texas Congressman Al Green for its long-time service and contribution to the promotion and development of table tennis in the greater Houston area (the presentation was to TTT Chairman and Founder James Shu).
Texas has been one of the hot beds of elite table tennis in the country, and Houston is one of the centers of table tennis in Texas. Many top players have competed and trained at Texas Table Tennis including with a list on their site that includes: Jimmy Butler, Timothy Wang, Kewei Li, Mark Hazinski, Fei-ming Tong, Yue Wu, Jack Wang, Ruichao Alex Chen, Cory Eider, Allen Wang, Sara Fu Hazinski, Angela Guan, Sharon Alguetti, Gal, Alguetti, Adar Alguetti, Zhirui Zhao, Gaoxiang Zhao, Cheng Li, Yichi Zhang, Tong Zhang, Victor Subonj.
Location: 5902 Sovereign Drive, Houston, TX 77036
Hours: Monday – Friday: 2:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am to 9:30pm