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Happy Lunar New Year- Year of the Dog- from ATTA!

2018 Austin Winter Open

A new year brings new winnings- Coach Shahin from ATTA took the finals 1st place by making quick work of his opponents with his service and serve receive game.  Coach Shahin is a member of the Iranian National Team, the ATTA coaching staff, and has international experience competing in ITTF events and the 2004 Olympics.  He used this experience to his advantage by creating easy openings for his aggressive play style and contained his opponent's offensive capabilities through sound handling of their serves.

There were other winners at the 2018 ATTA Winter Open with Clark Kim looping through opponents to a 196 rating point gain to top out at 1603; Lee Abraham taking advantage of the wide angles with 125 points to 1676; and our own President Masoud Mojtahed playing injured but smart, using his service and block to take 112 points to a final rating of 2005.

The January 20th tournament was one for the record books with 98 entries with over 300 matches played.  Eighteen of the twenty-seven possible awards went to ATTA members!  Thank you to Marguerite Cheung, the tournament staff and volunteers for running a smooth tournament; and congratulations to all that took home a trophy!

With so many entries the recent tournaments show that the tournament scene is getting more active, with more new players entering and several older players returning to the scene.  If you've been thinking about trying out a tournament, come in for a days worth of competition!


 
 
December 2017 and January 2018 ATTA League Summaries

Winter is wrapping up, come in on league nights to warm-up and break a sweat!  If you haven't played in Monday or Wednesday night league, check it out by speaking to the front desk and registering before 6:30PM on league nights!  This month's newsletter covers December 2017 and last January.  Take a look at who's rising through the ranks...

Check out Lee Abraham's August summary to find out who did well!
December 2017
January 2018

 
2017 World Junior Circuit Finals Highlights: Maki Shiomi vs Su Pei-Ling (Final)
2017 World Junior Circuit Finals Highlights: Maki Shiomi vs Su Pei-Ling (Final)
 
2017 World Junior Circuit Finals Highlights: Kanak Jha vs Vikash Manav Thakkar (Final)
2018 World Junior Circuit Finals Highlights: Kanak Jha vs Vikash Manav Thakkar (Final) 
Volunteer!
2018 Spring Youth Program

The 2018 Spring Youth Program is now available with different options of training!  Training programs are structured and designed for so that kids can start out with a training regimen targeted toward learning the basics and progress to professional level training.

The spring semester will be running from January 8th - June 3rd with a one week break March 12-18th.  Please click here for more details.
Interested in going to a USATT Sanctioned tournament? 
Talk to our friendly staff at the front desk for entry forms, carpooling groups, and to find out who's planning to compete.  Join in on the fun!
Want information on coaching, league nights, or equipment?  Want to host a party or work function at Austin Table Tennis?  Interested in getting some lessons?

Contact us at 512-491-7664, or shoot an email to jeffnguyen@austintabletennis.net and we'll be happy to help you out!
 
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Upcoming Events

April 14: Texas Wesleyan Open Ft. Worth, TX **

April 18-22: 2018 NCTTA Championship Round Rock, TX ***** (Spectating and volunteering only)

April 28: Austin Spring Classic Round Robin Austin, TX **


 

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