General Information!

LINK to General Information

Work Schedule and Progress on 50Mac

Our next work day will be [TBD]…  I’d like to get a bit more done before Turkey Day, but it might not happen…  Keep checking and I’ll post when I have a target day and time picked.  We need to work on the following things:

  • We need to put a bit more concrete patch down in a couple areas.
  • We still have a bit of floor cleaning and prep to do, but they are getting there!
  • Lighting – we need to change more ballasts and light bulbs…  Sigh!!!
  • We need to do a barrier evaluation.
  • Time permitting, we have a lot of barrier repairs that need to be accomplished.  We also will probably need to build some new barriers…

Progress so far:

  • Packed up old club on Friday, Nov 3.  Thank to David Hash, Carl Deal, Terry Holley, Linda Piatt, Logan Watson, Dalton Daugherty, Seif Azadi, Keon Azadi, Maria Tran, Tiffany Salter, Jeff Waters, Kathleen Fitzgerald, John Noori for their help! (I am pretty sure I’m forgetting someone(s), but my brain hurts…)
  • Moved everything on Saturday, Nov 4.  Thanks to David Hash, Logan Watson, Dalton Daugherty,  David Correa, and Keon Azadi for their muscle.  I’d like to thank Linda Piatt, Kathleen Fitzgerald, and Seif Azadi for their muscle AND organizing help!
  • With the help of the fine folks from OEM Products Inc., we got the nasty old linoleum tiles removed on Saturday, November 9.  Thanks to David Correa for getting us hooked up!  Thanks to OEM for bringing out their super cool machines and putting on a tile removal exhibition!  I can’t believe how quickly they got id done, or how nice it turned out!  Check out the machines! LINK  TO OEM PRODUCTS.
  • Floor Removal Picture

Rex Getting Started – Nathan Supervising!

Nathan – About Half Done


  • We had a floor and light  party on Sunday, November 10.  We had to move the remaining tile debris to our corner pile, then sweep the rest of the floor.  We also changed out ~30 light bulbs and identified a few fixtures with bad ballasts.  Thanks to Joe Cooper, Hank Park, David Correa, Damion and Melody Swearingen, Logan Watson, Kathleen Fitzgerald, and whoever else I might have forgotten.
  • On Thurdsay, Nov 16.  We did the following:
    • Got all the tile debris moved from the floor piles, to a roll-off dumpster.  Carl brought his skip loader that made the task much easier, but there was still plenty of manual shoveling and debris moving.
    • We got most of the remaining little bits of tile picked up and got some sweeping done.
    • We got a bunch more bulbs changed and changed about a half-dozen ballasts.  Still need more light bulbs and probably more ballasts…
    • Thanks to Carl Deal, David Hash, Jerry Miller, John Gillette, Mike Patel, Damion Swearingen, Terry Holley, Dennis Rhodes, Esther Lamptey, Tiffany Salter, and anyone I rudely forgot for the help.
  • On Saturday, Nov 18.  We did the following:
    • We put concrete patch in some areas to smooth the floor.
    • Got most of the remaining little bits of tile picked up (not much left) and get the floors swept better.
    • Lighting – we changee out ~15 ballasts and a lot of light bulbs.

New Place “50Mac”

We will be reopening (probably early December) at a new place near 50th and North MacArthur (5845 NW 50th, Warr Acres, 73122).  The place used to be a grocery store and should work out well once we get everything sorted.  It has plenty of room for 10 tables – with each court being plenty big enough for doubles!

The Plaza Mayor/Crossroads Era is Over…

Plaza Mayor management decided to close down the mall.  October 31 was our last day playing there.

Our new home will be at 5845 NW 50th which is just east of MacArthur on the north side of 50th.  The new place is not ready for play yet – we expect to start playing in December.  We need to remove old bumpy linolium floor tiles, smooth out the floor, likely paint the floor, and get the lighting sorted out.

We will need help with our renovation project!  I was not impressed with the turnout for our packing party and was very disappointed with the lack of support for our move.  I expected much better.  We need a lot more folks to step up and help.  The same few people can’t continue to do everything – at least not if the club is to continue.  Our club is a non-profit organization.  Nobody gets paid anything for what they do at the club – not the President, Vice-President, any other Board Member, or anyone else.

Our working schedule at 50Mac (Nickname for new place) it To Be Determined (TBD), but it is very like we’ll be working next Saturday.  Details on work schedule will be posted here and (hopefully) on our Facebook page.  The more help we get, the quicker we’ll be done and the sooner we’ll be playing again!


2nd Annual Dale Goodman Tournament Oct 21, 2017

On Saturday, October 21, 2017 The Oklahoma City Table Tennis Club hosted the second annual Dale Goodman Memorial Tournament.

The tournament went very well.  Random Draw “Dale Doubles” was in the morning and Handicap “Treachery” Singles was in the afternoon.

Doug Marks and Cam Franks won the Random Draw Doubles.  Mike Patel and Maria Tran took 2nd.

Maria Tran won the Handicap Singles.  Brian Stephens played very well and took 2nd.

Thanks to everyone who played!  I hope everyone had a good time!

LINK to Tournament Page

This Week’s League Winners!

Monday, Oct 23 – Another Monster League!

  • Group “A”: Jeff Waters was too tough!
  • Group “B”: Peter Dao was on fire!
  • Group “C”: Lemuel Franks had all the answers!
  • Group “D”: Dennis Rhodes played well!
  • Group “E”: Suvansh Arora won in his first visit!

(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.  5 minutes till is ok, but cutting it close… 10 till works better. Thanks everyone!

Oklahoma Senior Games was held on Saturday, Oct 7!

We had a good turnout, and everyone seemed to have a good time and got plenty of Table Tennis!  Our Road Warrior award for this tournament goes to Rusty Carter, who came up from Austin, TX!

The results are summarized below. Note that, due to the many different age groups coverer, i.e. 50-54, 55-59… etc. The results below do not show all the gold medals awarded…

Women’s Singles
1st Place    Esther Lamptey
2nd Place   Linda Piatt
3rd Place    Kathleen Fitzgerald
4th Place    Debbie Pestridge

Women’ Doubles
1st Place    Esther Lamptey and Linda Piatt
2nd Place   Debbie Pestridge and Kathleen Fitzgerald

Men’s Singles
Group A
1st Place   Ray Pestridge
2nd Place   Mike Patel
3rd Place   Rusty Carter
4th Place   David Correa
5th Place   Cole Ely

Group B
1st Place   John Gillette
2nd Place  Dennis Rhodes
3rd Place   Joe Tran
4th Place  Mark Yelavich

Men’s Doubles
1st  Place  Mike Patel and David Correa
2nd Place  Cole Ely and Britt Salter
3rd Place  Rusty Carter and Ray Pestridge
4th Place  David Hash and Dennis Rhodes
5th Place  John Gillette and Joe Tran

Mixed Doubles
1st Place  Linda Piatt and Mike Patel
2nd Place  Kathleen Fitzgerald and John Gillette
3rd Place  Debbie Pestridge and Ray Pestridge
4th Place  Tiffany Salter and Joe Tran

Link to 2017 Senior Games Page


OKCTT In The News!!!

The Daily Oklahoman did a very nice article on the OKC TT Club.



 2017 Summer State Games

The Summer Games were held on Saturday, June 24.  We had a decent turnout and were lucky to have some strong players come in from surrounding states and from the Tulsa area.  Thanks to everyone who came to play, watch, or otherwise support!


2017 Summer Results

A brief write-up will be coming and, if I can figure out how to do it, some pictures will be added… See Tournament Page for details.


Payment Changes Starting Feb 2017!

Our club costs have gone up a bit over 50% since we started at Plaza Mayor.  We haven’t raised rates in over 10 years.  With the higher costs, our bank account has been steadily dwindling, hence, we have to raise our rates to it to make sure we can continue operating.  I know this won’t be a popular decision, but raising rates is better than closing the club…

Starting in February our fee schedule will change LINK TO SCHEDULE CHANGE FLYER.

We will have three fee levels – plus one Annual Fee option.  New fees below:

Adults:  $7/day, $45/month, or $500/year *

Adult Students (Undergrad College only): $5/day, or $35/month

Youth Students (High School and younger): $4/day, or $30/month

* note: yearly memberships will be from Jan 1 to Jan 1 only – we will pro-rate the 2017 fee since option starts in Feb.  2017 Annual memberships will be $465 for Feb thru Dec.  Also annual memberships will be non-refundable – no adjustments will be made should someone decide not to (or otherwise end up being ) unable to play.

2017 Winter State Games Is History!

The 2017 Winter State Game was held on Feb 11, 2017 at the OKCTT Club.  A more complete write up coming – on the Tournament Page.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Ping Pong Singles Joe Tran (OKCTT) Dennis Rhodes (OKCTT) Terry Holley (OKCTT)
Ping Pong Women Linda Piatt (OKCTT) Alanis Hamilton (Bentonville, AR) Annie Vo (OKCTT)
Ping Pong Junior Kaden Seward (Joplin, MO) Jason Piech (Rogers, AR) Maria Tran (OKCTT)
TT U1000 Jason Piech (Rogers, AR) Alex Piech (Rogers, AR) (Remaining players unrated…)
TT U1300 Kaden Seward (Joplin, MO) Jason Piech (Rogers AR) Cory Bryant (Tulsa TTC)
TT U1600 Mike Patel (OKCTT) Kaden Seward (Joplin, MO) John Moore    (Tulsa TTC)
TT U1900 Logan Watson (OKCTT) David Correa (OKCTT) Okba Al Harfouch (Tulsa TTC)
TT Open Winfred Addy (OKCTT) Russ Hamilton (Bentonville, AR) Michael Lauro (Little Rock, AR)
U2700 Doubles Sage Crane Neosho, MO) & Kaden Seward (Joplin, MO) Mike Patel (OKCTT) & Linda Piatt (OKCTT) Tiffany Salter (OKCTT) & Maria Tran (OKCTT)
U3800 Doubles Michhael Lauro (LRTTC) & David Correa (OKCTT) Logan Watson (OKCTT) & Cory Bryant (Tulsa) Ray Pestridge (Stillwater) & Okba Al Harfouch (Tulsa TTC)

Link to Tournament Page

 2016 Oklahoma Senior Games!!!

OKCTT hosted the 2016 Senior Games on October 1, 2016.

The tournament was a lot of fun and there was some outstanding play in both singles and doubles!  Thanks to all who came to participate or watch!  More info available on our Tournament Page…

Link to Medal Results

Link to Overall Top 3

Link to our Senior Games Tournament Page

First Annual Dale Goodman Memorial Tournament!

September 17, 2016  The Oklahoma City Table Tennis Club hosted the first annual Dale Goodman Memorial Tournament.  It was a blast!!!


We still miss Dale very much and a Dale Goodman Memorial Tournament was way overdue.

Check out results and details on our  DGM Tournament Page

 Summer State Games are Finished!

The Summer State Games of Oklahoma were held on Saturday, June 18.

Results are available on the Omnipong Site LINK TO RESULTS and also on the USATT Rating Site LINK TO RATINGS.

We had a fairly small turnout, but overall a very good tournament.  Thanks to everyone who played, watched, or helped!

Omnipong torunament software was used for the first time.  Overall I liked it a lot – once I get smarter and fine tune my match scheduling and organization I think it will be great.  A couple folks got delayed more than I wanted – sorry!!! Even with that, we finished almost an hour ahead of my (very conservative) schedule.

We would like to hear how folks liked the new format, i.e. sending out whole Round Robin Brackets rather than calling each match individually.  I hope it reduces distractions – both the constant match calling and the excessive traffic through some courts.

Thanks again!

Details are on our 2016 Summer Games Page.

2016 Winter Games are Over!

We hosted the 2016 Winter State Games of Oklahoma on January 23, 2016.  The results are on our 2016 Winter Games Page.  Also, the tournament has been processed by both USATT and Ratings Central.  (Still working with USATT to get it processed with them)  Links below…

LINK to USATT Ratings Page

LINK to the 2016 Winter SGOO Page

LINK to the Ratings Central Page

Big USATT Fee Structure Changes

The USATT has recently made some significant changes to how memberships and tournament fees will be handled.  LINK TO DETAILS ON USATT SITE  I think these changes are a step in the right direction, and will benefit many players.  The changes changed include, but are not limited to the following: (See USATT Site for full details)

  • Membership fee structure has been changed.  Not surprisingly, they went up.  Adult one-year “General Memberships” will cost $75 per year (one year memberships were previously $49/year). The good news (for many) is that tournament ratings fees ($7 to $10(ish?) per tournament) will be eliminated.  This means that anyone entering four tournaments per year is getting off cheaper (three per year is about a wash).
  • Tournament ratings fees will be eliminated (yeah!).
  • Tournament Passes will no longer be limited to one-time usage only.  Tournament passes will cost $20 ($25 for Nationals and Open) and they are unlimited.  The old tournament passes were $10, but there was a $7 rating fee as well, so the cost has effectively gone up $3/tournament.

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.

2014 Board:

  • President:  Britt Salter
  • Vice President:  Dr. “G” Lu
  • Secretary:  Carl Deal
  • Assistant Secretary:  Jeff Waters
  • Treasurer:  Linda Piatt
  • Assistant Treasurer: David Hash
  • Sergeant at Arms: Kathleen Fitzgerald

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

Facebook Page


We are located in Plaza Mayor (was Crossroads Mall).  Our specific location is on the second floor on the west end of the mall.  The easiest way to find us is to enter through the north entrance (the one on the west side that is on the second floor) and go straight through the Mall (go straight south).  You should see us – we are two doors down – to the left – of the Karate place.  This makes us the third store east of the big department store on the west end of the mall (old JC Penneys?).

Operating Hours:

We’ll be open the same hours as before – Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday from noon to 4:00pm.


We charge $5 for adult entry and $3 for students and those 18 years old or younger.  We also have monthly memberships available – check at the club for details.


  • We have 9 tables set up for normal play.
  • We  have another table set up in a separate room for robot or multi-ball training.
    • All tables save one are either Butterfly Centerfold 25’s or Europa’s
  • We have one bathroom, plus more in the Mall
  • The club is climate controlled
  • There are security guards in the mall and in the parking lot
  • We have  bottled water, some sports drinks, and some snacks available
  • We have a Pro Shop with a good selection of equipment
    • Pre-Made Paddles starting around $25
    • Individual Blades starting under $20
    • Individual Rubber Sheets starting at $10/sheet
    • Balls ranging from 6 for $6 up to 3 for $10
    • Racket Cases
    • Rubber Cleaning supplies
    • Other Misc. accessories
    • We are a Paddle Palacedistributor, so can get anything from their catalog or site for PP prices
    • We also offer an assortment of equipment from Cole’s TT

Contact Information:

Britt Salter (405) 306-7227

David Hash (405) 850-1937

Email Britt at “bsalter 5 at gmail dot com”  (Remove spaces, change “at” to @, and “dot” to “.”)


21 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.


  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


    • 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.



      • Posted by Hicham on June 3, 2013 at 12:01 pm

        What’s the address? Just moved to OKC!

      • Definitely come see us! The address, hours, and all sorts of other stuff are on the Home Page. You might have to scroll way down if using a phone – but they should be handy if you use a computer. bes

  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


    • 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.



  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.


  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???


    • 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…



  6. Posted by Hicham on June 3, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Just moved to OKC with my job and was looking to join a table tennis club. I play fairly good and would love to meet new people and play.


    • Be happy to meet and play you


      • Posted by Hicham on September 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm

        Thank you for your reply. I visited the club week (I had hard time finding it), but it was closed. What are the hours of operations? Thank you

      • Sorry to hear that you had trouble. Come back and see us during our operating hours!

        Our operating hours and directions to the club are on the home page of this site. Both are in the “Oklahoma City Table Tennis Club – Basic Info” box near the top on the right side. They are repeated near the bottom of the home page as well.

  7. Posted by brett mcclelland on November 22, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Is this group and org still up and running strong? Something I’m definitely interested in let me know thanks!


  8. Posted by Tim Rhodes on January 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Looking to promote an event for players 50 and older at the Yukon Senior Games in April 2016. Please advise any way you can help get the word out. We will offer Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles. A few club players have played in the past. John Gillette, Kathleen Fitzgerald just to name a few.


    • Tim – Sorry for the late response. We can definitely help you out a bit. Please send me more information. We can put a notice on this site, talk it up at the club, and even put out some flyers.


  9. Posted by Shannon Semet on June 2, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    How do we know if there is a tournament scheduled for Saturday? We are interested in coming this Saturday, June 4th, but only for open play.


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