OKC TABLE TENNIS CLUB


General Information!

LINK To General Club Info (Hours, Cost, Address, etc.)

We Are Back!! New Location!

The club is open in the new building… Normal hours. Yeah!!!

Our new place is still be in the “In The Gap” complex, but is now located in a separate building. The new building is across the parking lot to the east. When you pull into the “In the Gap” lot, instead of turning right to go to the old place, keep driving east and look for the smaller steel building just south of the giant gym. The entry door is on the west side near the north end of the building.

In The Gap is located at at 5517 NW 23rd. Okc., OK 73127. This is roughly 1 block east of MacArthur on the north side of NW 23rd. To get to the new location from NW 23rd and MacArthur go east, then turn left (north) onto Moulton Drive (first street on the left). Once on Moulton Drive, head north, then take the first right into the parking lot on the right (this is only about 100 yards). Once in the parking lot, proceed due east to the smaller steel building just south of the big Gymnasium. The entrance is on the west side of the building near the north end.

League Results

Monday, 8 Aug 2022

  • Group “A”: Logan Watson was mean again! 
  • Group “B”: Norman “The Beast” Behymer was on fire! 
  • Group “C”: Brandon Le played great!
  • Group “D”: Lookman Ajaga was too tough!
  • Group “E”: Houston Barnett had the answers!

(Recent Results)

Note 1: Due to excellent league numbers, league matches are best 2 games of 3 (to 11).  

Note 2: Please call or text if running late or even cutting it close.  We really need to know who all is playing BEFORE 7:00.  10 minutes till is ok, but cutting it close… 15 till works better. Thanks everyone!

Thanks for all the help!!!

On Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21, we had very productive work days. We got old barriers broken down, new barriers assembled, many floor tiles replaced, tables located, and floor swept and mopped!!! Whew!!! We also got most of the front/office “stuff” organized.

Tuesday, May 31 was MOVING DAY! We had a “beyond awesome” turnout for our move. Thanks so, SO much to all the awesome folks who came out and made the move happen MUCH faster than I expected. You are AWESOME!!!

May 21 Tournament Results!

Butterfly, Essential Table Tennis, and OKCTT hosted a 2-Star tournament in Moore on May 21. Results are online at Omnipong. LINK TO OMNIPONG RESULTS PAGE

Link to U1000 Event <><><> Link to U1400 Event

Link to U1800 Event <><><> Link to U2000 Event

Link to U2400 Event <><><> Link to Open Event

Group Lessons on Saturdays

We’ve had a nice influx of new and newer players lately.  To help them all get started out, we are offering Table Tennis Basics group lessons on Saturdays.  These lessons are free with club entry.  We generally spend about an hour going over the basic grip(s) and strokes – plus a little extra when we have time.

We are seriously considering adding a more advanced group lesson as well.  We have a bunch of advanced beginners, intermediates, and even really good players who need some help.

We try to start the beginner group group around 1:15 pm.   If you are interested, please try to get to the club by 12:30 or 12:45.

We usually also offer intermediate and more advanced group lessons after the beginner lesson – starting around 3:00.  Interested players should arrive early enough to get loosened and warmed up prior to the lesson.  Note that we reserve the right to limit the participants in the later lesson.  If players can’t do the required strokes, they will not get much out of the lesson and could hold back the more advanced players.  We can (and generally try to) tailor the earlier lessons to help these players advance into the later lesson.

LINK (I’ll try to add new content more often!)

Winter State Games Tournament!

The Winter State Games of Oklahoma was held on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The results are up and available Omnipong Link.

EVENTGoldSilverBronze
Under 800Dennis RhodesNoelle CullisonJoseph Hayhurst
Under 1200Keon AzadiDhruv DusadNicole Cullison
Under 1500Andrew MinardJames RodriguezNorman Behymer
Under 1750David LeonardJourdan TomDalton Daugherty
Under 2000Okba Al HarfoughRobert YangDalton Daugherty
Open SinglesMichael LauroJeffrey WatersMaria Tran
JuniorsKevin LuMaria TranNoelle Cullison
PP SGLsJohnny TranJoe TranDhruv Dusad
U3800 DBLsLogan Watson & James RodriguezMichael Lauro & Cole ElyWinfred Addy & Linda Piatt
U2800 DBLsPratyush Mohanty & Dhruv DusadAndrew Minard & Johnathon FieldsCharles Brooks & David Willard

More info will be posted on our Tournament Page.

2019 Senior Games!

The 2019 Senior Games Table Tennis tournament was held on Saturday, October 19th. We had a pretty good turnout.

Results Link

The Ladies
The Guys…

The Dale Goodman Memorial Tournament was Fun!!!

The 2019 Dale Goodman Memorial Tournament was held on Saturday, October 12. We had a pretty good turnout and there was lots of excellent table tennis!

Thanks to everyone who played, watched, and came it to buy one of our Tournament Shirts. We really appreciate the support!

The random-draw “Dale Doubles” event was a blast and was won by the team of Ray Pestridge and Keon Azadi. They beat out Abdullah Alnashi and Kathleen Fitzgerald in the final.

The giant Round Robin event ended up with winners in five different groups: A) Logan Watson, B) Abdullah Alnashi, C) Cole Ely, D) Gerardo Castillo, and E) Oliver Pierce. Sorry that I don’t have pics!

LINK TO TOURNAMENT PAGE

We added a new TT Stuff (for sale or trade) Page

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but haven’t got around to it.  Ray Pestrige is selling his Newgy 2050, so I found some inspiration!  LINK TO PAGE

3rd Annual Dale Goodman Tournament

2018 Dale Goodman Group Photo

We hosted our third annual Dale Goodman Tournament on Saturday, October 20th!  We had a good turnout, and everyone seemed to have a good time!  Thanks to everyone who participated!  We had players from Kansas, Arkansas, SE Oklahoma, and the Tulsa area, so special thanks to these travelers!    LINK to Complete Results

The morning was dedicated to random draw “Dale Doubles”, which always results in some interesting partnerships.  For the second consecutive year, Cam Franks got lucky (again!) and pulled a very strong partner.  This year it was Logan Watson, and the two lefties won it all.  Cam played very well, but they still had some competition!  Their Semifinal match with Dalton and David went 5 games and their finals match was pretty tough as well.

    • 1st:  Logan Watson & Cam Franks
      2nd:  Jim Short & Andrew Minard
      3rd:  Dalton Daugherty & David Hash

The afternoon session was run as a Giant Round Robin, so all players were ranked then broken up into 7 teams using the “snake” method.  This results in each group having a wide range of players.  The top finishers in each group advanced to the “A” Group, second place to “B” Group, etc…

President:  Britt Salter

Vice President:  David Hash

Secretary:  Mike Patel

Assistant Secretary:  Damion Swearingen

Treasurer:  Linda Piatt

Assistant Treasurer: Dalton Daugherty

Sergeant at Arms: Kathleen Fitzgerald

Group Lessons on Saturdays

We’ve had a nice influx of new and newer players lately.  To help them all get started out, we are offering Table Tennis Basics group lessons on Saturdays.  These lessons are free with club entry.  We generally spend about an hour going over the basic grip(s) and strokes – plus a little extra when we have time.

We are seriously considering adding a more advanced group lesson as well.  We have a bunch of advanced beginners, intermediates, and even really good players who need some help.

We try to start the beginner group group between 12:45pm and 1:15 pm.   If you are interested, please try to get to the club by 12:30 or 12:45.

We usually also offer intermediate and more advanced group lessons after the beginner lesson – starting around 3:00.  Interested players should arrive early enough to get loosened and warmed up prior to the lesson.  Note that we reserve the right to limit the participants in the later lesson.  If players can’t do the required strokes, they will not get much out of the lesson and could hold back the more advanced players.  We can (and generally try to) tailor the earlier lessons to help these players advance into the later lesson.

Equipment Discussion

The Equipment Section has been updated – check it out!  While we are talking about equipment, this is a reminder that the OKCTT Club is a Paddle Palace and Cole’s TT distributor.  We sell their equipment at their advertised price.  If you need equipment or accessories, please check with the club.  The club makes a little money on each sale – and we need the money!  Also, when you buy from the club, we will go out of our way to help with any equipment problems.  If you buy elsewhere, don’t be too surprised if your problems do not become our top priorities.

Find us On Facebook

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Facilities:

We have 9 tables set up for normal play.

All tables are either Butterfly Centerfold 25’s or Europa’s

We have two bathrooms

The club is climate controlled

We have  bottled water and some snacks available

We have a Pro Shop with a good selection of equipment

Individual Blades starting around $20

Individual Rubber Sheets starting at $10/sheet

Balls ranging from 6 for $$7.50 up to 3 for $9

Racket Cases

Rubber Cleaning supplies

Other Misc. accessories

We are a Paddle Palace distributor, so can get anything from their catalog or site for PP prices

We also offer an assortment of equipment from Cole’s TT

19 responses to this post.

  1. I’m trying to get a big group of players from the Tulsa Club to go. So far we have quite a few interested, seasoned and beginners. I’ll try and keep up to date on the blog to see when the new entry form is on here and will print and hand them out. Let us know when the new form is done.

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  2. Posted by Adil zegrati on May 20, 2012 at 3:10 am

    I am trying to get enrolled !! I played tennis since i was 5 but i love playing ping pong aswell i like that saturday schedule!! noon to 4 it will be nice if ill be able to play that day please let me know thank you

    Reply

    • Come see us! Everyone is welcome – we are generally there a bit later than advertised on Saturday. Sometimes we close at 4:00pm, but many times we run till 4:30pm or even 5:00pm.

      Britt

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  3. Posted by Randy Colton on August 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Britt- thanks for your time brother! I met a number of genuinely nice people and saw some great play!!This tournament should be used to promote the club! I can help! I handle marketing/promotions for Wells Fargo Advisors Waterford Branch- The Vance Auto Group- Louie’s (all 23 locations)- we can have a ton of fun and do a lot of fantastic things for charity! My son, Graham Colton ( http://www.grahamcolton.com) just received ‘Best Song Writer’ by The Gazette and is playing the bracket party at 7:00pm on September 13th which is one week prior to official play on September 20 at The Belle Isle Brewery. Channel 4/43 is our TV media partner. I will deliver new posters next week. Lunch on me when easy for you!

    Cheers- Randy

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    • It was nice meeting you, and we are getting excited about your upcoming tournament. I’ll be putting a notice and link up on our front page ASAP.

      Britt

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  4. Posted by Elliot thomas on September 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Just moved to okc from NY and i love to play ping pong.
    Just looking for a place to smack the ball around alittle.

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  5. Posted by paul pray on November 6, 2012 at 11:37 am

    do you have paddles to borrow when they arrive to play or have to buy some before hand???

    Reply

    • Thanks for asking Paul! I though I had that info on the front page, but was mistaken. I added it to the “Oklahoma City Table tennis – Basic Info” tab on the right side of the screen. I will soon be adding more equipment information on an Equipment Page. Oh, and yes, we have loaners available free – we have discussed charging a small fee for loaners, but have yet to come to a consensus…

      Britt

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  6. Posted by Xavier lee on September 29, 2021 at 10:14 am

    How much does it cost for club entry? Looking at some lesson on Saturday. Not sure if I’m a beginner or more advanced thank you.

    Reply

    • I need to check comments WAY more often! We do free group lessons starting around 1pm on Saturdays. Individual
      lessons are also available, but will need to be coordinated first. Thanks!

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  7. Posted by Russ Goodman on December 14, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Awesome! I thank you for this. I am Dale’s youngest brother and I played at your facility when I came to visit. I hope you continue this tribute as I know he was there watching.

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  8. Posted by Alan McDowell on February 21, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    I am looking to contact anyone who has information on the history of Oklahoma Table Tennis Championships in in the 1950s. My father was an army officer stationed at Fort Sill, Lawton Oklahoma from 1953 to 1955. He was a lieutenant teaching in the artillery school. His favorite sport was table tennis and sometime during this period he and a fellow officer, who was Black, whose name I do not know, entered the Oklahoma state tournament as a doubles team. My dad described a large crowd gathered to watch them play their first match. This was very unusual for an early round match with unseeded players. The only reason he could think of was the race of the teammates. He did not report the crowd as hostile, at least to him, his playing partner may have felt differently.

    Is it possible with this unknown black officer was a trailblazer? I would like to learn his name, if possible. I can provide more details.

    Alan McDowell
    alan.d.mcdowell@gmail.com

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    • Alan – Sorry for the late reply. There aren’t a lot of folks from that era around. Louise Copley and perhaps Larry Kessler, are the first names that pop up for me. Unfortunately I haven’t seen or talked to either of them in a few years. Ed Fagen might know something, but is probably a bit young for mid-50’s.

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  9. Posted by Charlotte Hyllekvist Kindt on August 5, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Hi 🙂 My name is Charlotte Kindt, and I’m from Denmark. I am 47 and I will be an exchange student (master’s in educational psychology) at OU this fall meaning I am moving to Norman to live with a family during my stay. I play table tennis here in Denmark – it is something I enjoy with my husband, whom I met through this sport 🙂 I have played for 7 years (plus two years when I was 16 :)) Would it be possible for me to come by your club for some practice while I’m here? It would mean a lot 🙂

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