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This Week's Activities

Monday
December 1st
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Bloomington Community League (Mon)
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Adult Drills & Skills at the Training Center (Mon)
Tuesday
December 2nd
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Daytime Pong at the Training Center (Tue)
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Advanced Clinic at the Training Center
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Robbinsdale Open Play
Wednesday
December 3rd
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Bloomington Competition Elite/League
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Adult Drills & Skills at the Training Center (Wed)
Thursday
November 27th
Sorry, no activities today
Friday
November 28th
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Open Play at the Training Center
Saturday
November 29th
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.KidzPong Junior Program at the JCC
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Adult Drills & Skills at the JCC
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Minnesota Junior Team at the JCC
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Saturday Round Robin Tournament at the JCC
Sunday
November 30th
Sorry, no activities today
Additional information:
Intermediate Clinic at the Training Center canceled on November 27th
Daytime Pong at the Training Center (Thu) canceled on November 27th
Super League at the JCC canceled on November 27th
Individual Coaching at the Training Center canceled on November 30th
Bloomington Community League (Tue) canceled on December 2nd
Bloomington Community League (Tue) canceled on December 9th

Training Center Hours

Monday to Friday8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.Member Hours
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.Non-Member Hours
Saturday8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.Member Hours (front door locks at 5:00pm)
Sunday8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.Member Hours (front door locks at 5:00pm)
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Non-Member Hours


MEMBER GUIDELINES

Members may use the Training Center during these posted hours but the Training Center will not be staffed during all posted hours.

Monday through Friday the 1185 office building doors are locked to the outside at 9 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays the doors are locked at 5 p.m. Members who use the Training Center after these hours must enter the building before the doors are locked to the outside.

During all unsupervised hours members will enter the Training Center using a number code.


NON-MEMBER GUIDELINES
Non-members will be able to use the Training Center during these posted hours.

During these hours the Training Center will be staffed with teaching professionals or club supervisors.

Table Tennis Minnesota
Training Center & Retail Sales
1185 Concord St. N. 
Suite 305
South St. Paul, MN 55075
(651) 348-6362

What is Table Tennis Minnesota?

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We organize leagues, tournaments, and coaching for players of all ages and levels of play. Our certified USATT coaches and league coordinators help you select equipment, learn official rules, and improve your game. You can train seven days a week at our world class training facility.  We organize a full schedule of USATT sanctioned tournaments and run a local round robin tournament every Saturday afternoon. Private lessons and coaching clinics are presented by nationally recognized coaches and our league system is one of the best in the United States. We are excited to have you join our growing community of players.

  • Leagues for All Ages and Levels of Play
  • Training Center Open 7 days a Week
  • Fun And Exciting Tournaments
  • World-Class Coaching
  • Learn Official Rules and How to Select Equipment
  • Top 10 Junior Program in the US
  • Great Playing Conditions
  • Training Clincs for all Ages and Levels of Play

Featured Articles

Super League Tryouts - Session 2 - This Thursday!

The Super League is using a format that allows players an opportunity to tryout each session for five available spots.  Anyone with a USATT over 1800 or prior permission can tryout for the league.  

Tryouts will be held on Thursday November 20, 2012 for session 2 of the Super League. 

Daytime Pong is coming to the Twin Cities


Daytime Pong starts Tuesday 10/14/2014 and Thursday 10/16/2014.  Everyone is invited to participate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., but mostly those of you with flexible work schedules, retirees, and afternoon/night-shift workers. It’s what many of you have been waiting for, to play ping pong during the day.  You can play one or both days for double the fun!  Daytime pong is held at the Table Tennis MN Training Center.  Cost is $5 for non-members.

Please click here for event details and directions for Daytime Pong (Tue)
Please click here for event details and directions for Daytime Pong (Thu)

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Table Tennis MN Training Center in Saint Paul

Schedule Changes to Monday Night Table Tennis League


Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the 2014 Fall Session of the Bloomington Community League will be split between Monday and Tuesday nights.  Here is the league's new fall schedule:

Oct. 14 (Tuesday Night)
Oct. 20 (Monday Night)
Oct. 27 (Monday Night)
Nov. 18 (Tuesday Night)
Nov. 25 (Tuesday Night)
Dec. 1  (Monday Night)
Dec. 8  (Monday Night)

Youth Olympic Games Tribute to Lily Zhang

 

Ma Lin vs. Dimitrij Ovcharov - Russian Premier League Final

Found this match from last year's Russian Club Championships 2012-2013 Men's Premier League and enjoyed watching Ma Lin at his surly best!  it's rare to see two player's in the top 5 in the world from this camera angle.  In the first game, Ma Lin makes it clear that no matter the score or the quality of your opponent, never give up!

Minnesota Table Tennis Loses Charlie Disney

by Joel DeRider

Veteran table tennis player and Minnesota native Charlie Disney passed away this week. Charlie was my coach, a mentor and my friend.  In his memory, I have written a short post to discuss a small part of his fifty plus yearlong involvement in table tennis.  

Any player who met Charlie could tell you two things about him: he had a personality that would not be denied, and he loved table tennis to the bone. He ran multiple table tennis clubs in the Twin Cities over the years, most notably Magoo’s and Disney’s, which were the primary hubs for beginners and veterans alike. New faces were always greeted the same way, a serious question, “Do you want to get good?” And if you wanted it, wanted it enough to work for it, he’d want it for you too.

I first saw Charlie at an exhibition in the Apache Plaza in 1972. Charlie was never more at home than with a paddle in his hand, save, perhaps, in front of a crowd. Such exhibitions were one of Charlie’s many endeavors to bring in new players to the sport, which he would devote much of his boundless passion to for decades to come. Charlie was dazzling. Trick shots, spin, his signature “lead ball” – letting new players try their luck against a ball he swore he made so heavy, they’d never get it back over the net. Inverted rubber for the new player, heavy backspin to their forehand, all leading to a shot that, true to his word, never made it back over the net.

To me, and probably to many, it was like magic.

Charlie’s role in table tennis didn’t end in Minnesota. He played his role in Ping-Pong Diplomacy, having the honor of delivering the message of the Chinese invitation to the USTTA President in 1971. He’d later take the role of USTTA President from 1974 to 1975, fitting for a man who always felt a sense of legacy for the sport he loved. He was proud not just of his accomplishments, but of those players he had the chance to help elevate to their fullest potential.

When Charlie first became my coach, he asked me how often I thought I won. I said matter of fact, “Most of the time.” So Charlie told me that I ought to write down the results, win or lose, for one week. I thought it was ridiculous, but I took his suggestion – and found that I won, very little. All the losses that youth marked as “Not being important” - the matches I played when I was tired, where I was unlucky, were still losses. The lesson stuck with me: arrogance is confidence that flies in the face of statistics.

Charlie Disney leaves behind a legacy: showman, club owner, promoter, and player. He never held back, never gave anything less than a thousand percent, and everything he did in table tennis was in service to the sport he loved. To those who saw those exhibitions, or saw him at Disney’s, they’d agree with one of his mottos – he was dominant.

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