WAB Featured Club: Wang Chen Table Tennis Club
(by Steve Hopkins)
With three locations in the greater New York City area, the Wang Chen Table Tennis Club is strategically placed to serve the largest metropolitan area in the United States. The locations are in Manhattan in New York as well as Westwood and Newport in New Jersey. The Newport location is on the New Jersey side of the Holland Tunnel, the Manhattan location is on the Upper West Side at 100th Street near Broadway, and the Westwood location is off of Old Hook Road in the Northeast corner of New Jersey near the New York border.
Wang Chen Table Tennis Club is owned by Olympian Wang Chen. Born in Shanghai, China, Wang moved to the United States in 2000. The first of her clubs was opened in 2004 on New York’s West Side. In 2008 at the Summer Olympics, Wang became the first American to reach the quarterfinals in table tennis. Her list of accomplishments as a player is too long to list, some highlights include a World Ranking as high as 15, a fifth-place finish in the Olympics, a many time ITTF tour event champion, and the US National Champion twice. Wang’s 30 years of experience makes her an ideal coach, and she has put together a team of coaches that includes Tina Mai Han, John Zuehlke, and Ana Aleksandric.
The club offers professional coaching, after-school programs, table tennis camps, tournaments and league play. Whether you are trying to be the best in your neighborhood or the best in the world, Wang Chen Table Tennis Club has options for you.
Upper West Side, New York – 250 W 100th St New York, NY 10025 USA Phone: 212-864-7253
Westwood, New Jersey – 41 Bergenline Avenue Westwood, NJ 07675 USA Phone: 201-497-6880
Newport, New Jersey – 31 River Dr S Jersey City, NJ 07302 USA Phone: 201-984-2172
Hours: Monday to Friday: 3:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am to 10:00pm