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Fri-Sat. April 7-8, 2017 Jerry Smith Alaska HARDBAT CHAMPIONSHIPS,

All participants use harbat paddles.  Mens and women's divisions.  Open Singles, Novice Singles, Open Doubles, Limited Doubles. See rules and equipment list at HARDBAT.COM.  Sponsored by FITT Club, at UAF Gym in Fairbanks, AK.  Contact: Diann Darnall, diann.darnall@gmail.com or 907-978-2388  ENTRY FORMS HERE 

Table Tennis Skills clinic: March 4, 2107 9AM to 2PMcost $79. Coached by Karl Augestad and AKTTC members.  Application form here.  Deadline is 3/2/17 @ 8PM, limited to 10 participants, minimum 6.  SIGN UP NOW.  CALL Karl Augestad 907-360-4276 for more details. LATE FEE +$10 for day of sign up subject to availability. 

Table Tennis Skill Clinic, March 4th was successful!   

Replay the Live STREAM of the Table Tennis Clinc fb.me/Akttclub on FACEBOOK (low bandwith connection during the live stream resulted in lower resolution of FB LIVE recording)   

 Beginner and intermediate players were introduced to footwork skills, stroke development, multi-ball drills, competition strategy and fun activites at this exhausting clinic. A 3 hour Video was produced for students to review their coaching instructions.  (Sample video soon)

Head Coach Karl Augestad, Mike Mann, Tony Lauderdale, Derrick Sander, Anton Villacorta, Mark Weissler, JC Murray, Victor Nealeigh (missing Ron Pollock), assistant coaches: Terry Jose, Martin Chvatal

Organized by coach Karl Augestad and 2 assistant club members, Terry Jose & Martin Chvatal exercised multiple drills to improve skills.

Update 3/17/17: The 3 tables from THE DOME have been recovered and are in great condition.  Thanks to Alice and Bryan with the DOME Management and Board of Directors for allowing us to remove the tables. Fortunately the tables were in an air pocket behind a set of bleachers and lighting fixtures protected them from damage from the weight of the heavy roof.  Thanks to AKTTC members Paul Richards, Terry Jose, Paul Fernandez and Karl Augestad. On Jan 23rd, 2017 The Dome's Roof had collapsed.  So future sessions scheduled for Mondays were postponed indefinitely.  News is the Dome roof will be restored and I bet the lighting will improve in the rehab.  

Women’s Hardbat Events at USATT Nationals

L-R: Andrea Gelvin, Eva Partyka, Betsy DeMay, Doron Partyka, Aporn Stein, Diann Darnall and Regine Hock.

Ladies who participated in the Jerry Smith Alaska Hardbat Championships April 3rd -4th, 2015 at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Women’s Hardbat Events at USATT Nationals 

Calling all women, dust off your Hardbat and get ready for Vegas in December!  What… you don’t have a Hardbat, no problem; you still have time to get one. 

Classic Table Tennis is underway with new Hardbat events for women: 

Wednesday, Dec. 16th - #79-Women's Hardbat 40+ at 8:45am

Thursday, Dec. 17th - #81-Women's Hardbat 60+ at 11:00am

 

Saturday, Dec. 19th - #83-Women's Singles Hardbat Singles at 8:00am

Posted in Sept. 2015:

Arctic Winter Games 

Team Alaska Juniors & Juveniles 

male & female Tryouts Tournament 

Saturday September 26 from 12 PM to 3PM

Held at the AT & T Sports Pavilion, 11041 O'Malley Centre Dr. Behind the Alaska Club South, SE corner of O'Malley Rd. and Old Seward Hwy.

2014 Team Alaska Table Tennis Team, Fairbanks Alaska

If you are interested in competing CONTACT Gretchen immediately for   instructions and information on the cost and format.  Open to juniors born after 1998.  Here is the Technical Package for the 2016 AWG.

http://www.arcticwintergames.org/2016%20Technical%20Packages/Table%20Tennis.pdf

ARCTIC WINTER GAMES TEAM INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Gretchen Wehmhoff: PLEASE CALL/Text:  907-242-6061  or  alaskagretchen@icloud.com 


On August 22-23, 2015 "The Alaskan Six" will be entering the Seattle Open in Bellevue, WA.  A four star USATT sanctioned tournament sponsored by Butterfly North America and Seattle Pacific Table Tennis Club featuring 20 various divisions in singles and doubles.  
Alaskans participating are: Kyle Yan, 26 USATT rating 2018, Karl Augestad, 56 rating 1807,Chidi Nwokori, 46 rating 1772, Mike Mann, 48 rating 888, JohannDonath, 27 rating 658,Zackary John, 22, unrated, (estimated 1100).  Events Alaskans will be competing in will include U1250, U1400, U1550, U1700, U1850, U2000, U2150, U2300, U2450 & Open Singles,  Plus U4200 & Open Doubles.  We estimate 200-300 participants from Canada, WA, OR, CA, AK and other nearby states.  The Six are training 4-5 days a week at various private parlors, ATTSP and homes since early July.  
 
 

Special Goodbye Session for Paul and Young Elliott, tonight Sunday April 5, 2015 from 8:30-11PM.  Come wish them well on their new adventures.  Paul serves it up with keen eye-on-the-ball technique!

Both Paul and his wife Young play table tennis and have entered tournaments in the past.  Young was a member of our All Women's League back in 2011. Paul is considered our second top active rated player in our club at just over 1900.  

Paul has served in our military for over 17 years.  Stationed here for a few years but heading south later this week.  Paul said he will miss the 

Concrete Ping Pong Tournaments:
Mon. Sept. 15, 2014: @ Delaney Park Strip Concrete Table 


* Mon. Sept. 15, 2014 Outdoor Concrete Ping Pong Tournament, Downtown Park Strip table, 9th & D Street @ 4-9:30PM, Check in 3:45-4:30PM. ENTRY DEADLINE Tues. 9/14/14 by 10PM.   4 Divisions, 1) YOUTH SINGLES: 12 & under, JUNIOR SINGLES: 17 & under, 3) ADULT RECREATIONAL SINGLES and 4) OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES divisions.  Limited 8 for Youth & Juniors and 16 players for Recreational & Open division.  Male and Female divisions for 3 or more in any division, IE: must be minimum of 3 female and 3 males to separate age or skill division.  Open Championship singles is open to all ages and skill for CASH PRIZES (Estimated from $60 to $150.  Allowed to enter up to two divisions per person.  Single Elimination with consolation matches for 1st round losers on Butterfly tables on the grass. Entry fees apply.  Trophies for 1st & 2nd in each division & 1st place consulation winners. Contact: Karl Augestad for more information, (907)360-4276. PDF Entry forms at www.akttc.com.  

 (UPDATED 9/14/14) Cermonial RIBBON CUTTING for the new Concrete Table will be at 5:45PM.  Come join us for food, drinks and fun.  The LAST outdoor ping pong tournaments are set for the Delaney Park Strip table from 4PM-9:30PM. USE OF ALL 2 or 3 TABLES (1-concrete & 1 or 2 butterfly tables) for this event to avoid LATE matches. 

Singles Competition in 4 Divisions: 1) Youth Singles 12 & under, 2) Junior Singles 17 yrs & under, 3) Adult Recreational Singles and 4) Open Championship Singles.  Limited to 8 to 16 player per division.  Maximum two divisions per person.  See Entry form for more information.

SUBMIT ENTRY FORMS ASAP TO AVOID CANCELLATION OF DIVISIONS OR EVENT. 

Entry Form & Schedule of Events CLICK HERE   Click on photo to the right for images from the 2013 tournament.

Special Table Tennis Drop-in Sessions 

Join us and guest, Karl-Josef Assenmacher from Germany.  Open play and challenge matches.  All Skill levels welcome to join in.  $7/per person, limited to 32 players.  Spectators wecome free.  Held at the AT & T Sports Pavilion.

 

 The Anchorage Park Foundation presents the first annual Minnesota Park Outdoor Ping Pong Tournament to celebrate the new concrete ping pong table at (you guessed it) Minnesota Park on (you guessed it) Minnesota Drive.  You will play not only against your opponent, but also against Mother Nature as her gale force winds whip down the Minnesota corridor.  Just kidding.  That doesn’t happen.
DETAILS:

WHEN: Monday, August 19th 2013 at 5:30 PM.
WHERE: Minnesota Park, on Minnesota Drive and 36th, just north of Spenard
FORMAT: Games to 11, win by 2. 
FOOD: Pizza
FRIENDS: All are welcome, even if they are not playing ping pong.  Bring your spouses, kids, dogs, enemies.
PRIZES: There will be prizes for the top 3 finishers. Nice ones.
REGISTRATION: There will only be 32 spots available. Fill out this form below or click this link:http://bit.ly/13iqTyB 

AWG Table Tennis Umpire Clinic

Become an umpire or volunteer with Fairbanks Interior Table Tennis to be part of the Arctic Winter Games Table Tennis activities.  Mark your calendar for Sat and Sun March 9th & 10th, 2013. FITT will host a Table Tennis Umpire Clinicfrom Gregory Chan from Canada.  Clinic held at UAF in Fairbanks, AK.  This will help get Umpires for the Arctic Winter Games 2014.  Very important we need as many people as possible to take the clinic. There will be a small tournament to play in on Sunday. (FITT CLUB LINK)  

FITT Contact Diann Darnall: 907-479-5421 diann.darnall@gmail.com or Alan Hoover: ahoover@newsminer.com 

Anchorage Open Table Tennis sessions:

See the CALENDAR (click here) take a close look at starting times, some vary.

Click image to link to Calendar

FRIDAY:  (Feb. 22 start at 9PM)  Then 9:30PM to 12:30AM on March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29   

WEDNESDAY & SUNDAY:  9PM-11:55AM  Feb. 17, 20, (24th starts at 10PM) 27   March 3rd

Thursdays:   8:30AM to 1PM.   Feb. 21, 28    March 7, 14, 21, 28    April 4, 11, 18, 25

All open play at the AT&T Sports Pavilion, 11051 O'Malley Centre Dr.  Cost is $7. 

Check out our CALENDAR for dates and times for open play.

 

APPLE iPhone 5 TV Ad "Dream" featuring Table Tennis 

 with the Williams Sisters.  Williams Sisters featured in iPhone 5 TV ad.

Check it out:  (CLICK HERE)

Love my iPhone and now we will have to start setting our iPhones to "do not disturb" during my play sessions.  Can you count the technical rule errors in the rally?  We know it was not intended for realistic depiction of the sport and is effective for the feature they are emphasising.  It would be a dream taking on the William sisters!

 

Alaskan Wins USATT National Hardbat Championship USATT National Hardbat Champion Dave DeMay (left) of Eagle River and finalist Roger Keely (right) of California
The USATT National Tournament held December 18-22 in Las Vegas Nevada hosted 790 athletes from throughout the country in over 60 Table Tennis events.  
Fairbanks Interior Table Tennis (FITT) member, Dave DeMay, lead Team Alaska at the 5 day competition.  DeMay is bringing home the Gold Medal and the1500 Hardbat Championship Trophy back to Alaska.  
Dave's first match was against the No. 1 seeded Albert Blatt from Florida. After losing the first game 21-15, Dave rallied and won the next two close games and the match. 
Dave moved into the Semi-final Round and faced two-time National Champion Tim Wright from Arizona. After dropping the first game 21-11, and trailing 8-2 and 13-6, Dave found Tim's weakness and began to catch up.  Behind 19-16, Dave used a combination of spinny serves and solid defense to tie the game at 20-20 and take the win at 22-20.  Dave's defense was rock solid again in the third game, varrying the spins on his chops and serves taking the final game of the match at 21-9. 
In the finals, Dave faced Roger Keely of California and won a close first game at 21-18.  Roger came back with a strong backhand kill shot and won the second game 21-14.  The third game was a close defensing battle all the way until 18-18 when Dave dominated the next three points for the championship.
DeMay also won his round robins in the rating classes of 1800, 1700, 1600, and advanced to the quarter finals in the 1600 Seniors.
Other FITT members of Team Alaska playing in the National Tournament were Jane Parrish, Jamo Parrish, and Diann Darnall.  Diann's strongest finish was in the 1400 rating class making it to the round of eights.  
For more information on Fairbanks Table Tennis go to: 
http://fitt-club.net/

The Alaska Open Table Tennis Tournament

An international field of players participated in the Alaska Open Tournament on Sat. Sept. 29, 2012 at the AT & T Sports Pavilion in Anchorage, Alaska.  A full lineup of events in singles & doubles.  Twenty Two players were allowed to enter up to 2 singles events and one doubles.  

Kris Abegge, Mary Nomani and April Ward, Alaska Women's Singles
Players representing various countries and ethnic distinctions from native Alaska, China, Korea, Germany, Ukraine, Samoa, Nigeria, Pakistan, Spain, Japan, Mexico and Norway.  Check out the full story at the tournament link.   (PHOTOS CLICK HERE)

Open Singles: 1. Alex Hoffman, 2. Chidi Nwokorie 3. Kyle Yan 3. Yuriy Solovyov

Women's Singles: 1. Mary Nomani  2. April Ward  3. Kris Abegge

Class B Singles: 1. Jimmy Gao  2. Wade Wruck  3. Matthew Cortz  3. Paul Fernandez

Class C Singles: Jacob Wingerd  2. Dean Silvis  3. Lian Lincoln  3. Mike Mann

Open Doubles: 1. Alex Hoffman and Yuriy Solovyov   2. Karl Augestad and Todd Woodhouse  3, Paul Elliott and Kyle Yan  3. Jimmy Gao and Chidi Nwokorie  Alex Hoffman and Chidi Nwokorie

17 & Under Singles: 1. Alex Hoffman   2. Andrew Kim   3. Lian Lincoln  4. Muhammad Umair Nawaz

Senior Singles 50 & over: 1. Karl Augestad  2. Todd Woodhouse   3. Wade Wruck  

 

 

Google Doodle on Google.com homepage: Aug. 2, 2012, Ping Pong, Wiff Waff, Flim Flam... Table Tennis!  The game you love.  Check out the Olympics Table Tennis Action.  

Google Doodle You Tube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMie5sKhb9c

Olympic Table Tennis at NBColympics.com, see reply videos of all the action. Table Tennis Women's Singles 1st Round - Croatia v United States Replay - London 2012 Olympic Games Ariel Hsing & Lily Zhang (see 1st round Women's Team match click the link on the image to the left)  We in Alaska are proud of their performance, sportsmanship and dedication to the sport.

 

 

 

May 27-28, 2012 America's Team Championships

The "Alaskan Assassins Team" competed in Rockford, ILat the America's Team in Rockford, IL. May 26-27, 2012. Sponsored by Newgy & Killerspin in a Benefit for the Boy's & Girl's Club of Rockford, IL.  This Alaskan team finished in 4th Place in division C.

Read about the tournament, conditions, perspective and activates during the Memorial day weekend.

C Division Result Sheets Round Robin Match sheets scores & tie matchups

(Click Here) ARTICLE on TOURNAMENT

(click Here) PHOTOS

Teams Final Results Sheets (A-D division)

Christopher Lam defends against 9 year old Michael Tran from Team Schnitzel.
Newgy Robo-Pong Inter: Fred Cantarelli, Sameh Awadallah, Wei Qu and Roger DicksonSouth Bend TTC, Dan, Stephen and Dan

 

In the A Division, Congrats to Newgy Robo-Pong Internationalfor winnning the top division at the 2012 America's Team Championship.  The team of Sameh Awadallah, Wei Qi, and Fred Cantarelli were well managed by Roger Dickson.  Second Place went to South Bend TTC, Dan Seemiller, Stephen Clyde and Dan Seemiller Jr. 

 


 


 



NEW Events Calendar  See the OPEN PLAY dates, times for the tournaments, leagues, clinics, demos and special events for the AKTTC

Frost Spin TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE: Sessions from 2/2/12 to 4/26/12.  LOOK closely at dates and times.  Are you interested? Demand is high and this league WILL fill up so return your application and fees ASAP.  APPLICATION FORM  Contact Karl today to place you on the list of players.  Limited to 24 players.  All Skills & ages.  See LEAGUES link here on the tournaments page.

 

Winter Semester Table Tennis Tournament action at UAA, Jan. 24, 2012

UAA Singles Table Tennis Tournament Results .Wed.  March. 21 at Student Union Hall, See the RESULTS HERE and  PHOTOS  

Open Play Table Tennis  at AT&T Sports Pavilion 11051 O'Malley Centre Dr. in Anchorage MAP HERE

Anchorage Daily News "Events".  

See full schedule for Anchorage and other cities in Alaska.  Click HERE

Check out our LINKS for training, tps and equipment for table tennis

 Alaska TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE 2012  Various skill divisions A-E, Youth & Senior age groups, Singles & Doubles

Join us to play at Check out the new LOCATIONS TO PLAYpage for more dates & locations.

 

Come out and play the fast sport of Table Tennis.  AKA: Ping Pong.  Alaska Table Tennis features clubs and events from all over the Great Land.  Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Soldotna, Wasilla, Eagle River, Homer and Dillingham. Most table tennis clubs offers open play days.  Some host tournaments, offer coaching, perform demos and have set up competitive weekly leagues.  All skill levels and ages welcome.  Check out our information.

 

 

New Blog Post (5/18/12): International Players visit Alaska. CLICK HERE 

Alaska Yukon Challenge 2012, Whitehorse, Yukon Canada.   Results & article 

BIG BALL AND HARDBAT Frost Spin league session article, photo link and link.  Click here.

VISITORS TO ALASKA OFFER INSIGHT TO THE LOCAL PLAYERS

Mr. Noh-Woo from South Korea  (a Korean Airline pilot) visited Alaska on May 7 & 10, 2012.  We estimate his USATT rating about 2100 level or better, yet in his home region he is in level 2.  A strong serve, quick hands and feet and steady forehand and loopdrive.  See photos here.  Check out the blog here  

 


 

NEW ALASKAN WOMEN'S TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE

Susan, Danet, Gretchen, Mary, April, Kris, Young

Women's league now on Mondays from Oct. 29 to Nov. 19th from 8-9:30PM.  All skill levels welcome with coaching from Karl Augestad, AKTTC club coach & rep.  Lots of fun, excitement and interaction among the athletes.  Each week several new tips and  exercises for all participants.  Runs 8 sessions until Nov. 19, 2012. 

Dates are: Sept. 27, Oct. 5, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12 and 19.  (DROP IN SESSIONS WELCOME)



The 2nd Season Frost Spin League session is set for Aug.23-Nov. 19, 2012.  (click here for information)

All skill levels welcome to this weekly session of various themes in table tennis.  Lots of fun and plenty of play.  
You asked for Doubles... Cade, Jose, Daniel and Zack in action

BIG BALL AND HARDBAT Frost Spin league session article, photo link and link.  Click here.

Frost Spin League New Season starting August 23 (proposed date, stay tuned), CONTACT Karl at (907)360-4276,    (2012 Winter Info sheet click here)     (Check out the photos)

 

2012 Alaska Hardbat Championships RESULTS  Alan Hoover defended his title at the FITT Club hardbat tournament in Fairbanks, Alaska March 30-31, 2012.  See detailed article here

 

 

Record Turnout for Open Play on 1/13/12 with 28 players at ATTSP.  See photos.

 

 

 

The ALASKA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS has been postponed until SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2012.  

Due to scheduling conflicts with the tournament director and low interest at this time.  We appologize for this inconvience but the Alaska Open will be held later this year.  Contact Karl Augestad for more information: actvid@gmail.com or cell: 907-360-4276.  

This tournament will be a USATT sanctioned tournament featuring 14 divisions including Open Men's & Open Women's, Open Doubles, B/C Doubles, Mixed Doubles, 4 skill divisions, 2 senior age divisions, 1 male & 1 female junior divisions & hardbat.  Entry form soon.  Entry deadline Wed. Sept. 26, 2012 at 11PM.  Cash Prizes & Trophies.  (Info & Entry form soon)

PREVIOUS DATES AND TIMES 2012
Wed. Jan 25 @ 9-11:45PM OPEN PLAY
Wed. Feb 1 @ 9-11:45PM OPEN PLAY
Thur. Feb 2 @ 9-11:45PM LEAGUE #1 STARTS
Wed. Feb 8 @ 9-11:45PM OPEN PLAY
Sat. Feb. 11 @ 9AM-11AM LEAGUE #2 
Sat. Feb. 11 TOURNAMENT CANCELLED.
Wed. Feb. 15 @ 9-11:45PM Open Play
Wed. Feb. 22 @ 9-11:45PM Open Play
Thur. Feb. 23 @ 7:30-9:30PM LEAGUE #3
Wed. Feb. 29 @ 9-11:45PM Open Play
Thur. Mar. 1 @ 7-9PM LEAGUE #4
Wed. Mar. 7 @ 9-11:45PM Open Play
Thur. Mar. 8 @ 7-9PM LEAGUE #5
Wed. Mar. 14 @ 9-11:45PM Open Play
Thur. Mar. 15 @ 7-9PM LEAGUE #6
Wed. Mar. 21 @ 9-11:45PM Open Play
Thur. Mar. 22 @ 7-9PM LEAGUE #7
Wed. Mar. 28 @ 9-11:45PM Open Play
Thur. Mar. 29 @ 7-9PM LEAGUE #8
Fri. Mar. 30 @ 5-9P Tournament FAIRBANKS, UAF Patty Gym, AK Hardbat St Championships
Sat. Mar. 31 @ 11A-4P in FAIRANKS, UAF Patty Gym, 9AM-4PM, AK Hardbat State Championships by the FITT club 
Wed. April 4 @ 9-11:45PM Open Play
Thur. April 5 @ 7-9PM LEAGUE #9
Wed. April 11 @ 9-11:45PM Open Play
Thur. April 12 @ 7-9PM LEAGUE #10
Wed. April 18 @ 7-9PM LEAGUE #11
Wed. April 18, @ 9-11:45PM Open Play
Wed. April 25 @ 9-11:45PM Open Play
Thur. April 26 @ 7-9PM LEAGUE #12 last session
Fri. April 27 New Date: Posponed until Sat. Sept. 29, 2012- AK OPEN TOURNAMENT
Sat. April 28 New Date: Postponed until Sat. Sept. 29, 2012- AK OPEN TT TOURNAMENT
Wed. May 2 @ 9-11:45PM Open Play
Mon. May 7, 2012 @ 7:15AM-9:30AM (Yes in the morning)
Wed. May 9 @ 7-9PM Open Play
May 12-13, 2012 TOURNAMENT, Alaska Yukon Challenge in Whitehorse, Yukon Canada. 
Mon. May 14, 2012 @ 7:15AM-9:30AM (Yes in the morning)


Frost Spin HARD BAT SESSION 3/29/12:
   Great Matches with round robin pools resulting in the top 8 players battling it out in best 2 of 3 games to 21 point.  15 players attended and were divided in 4 pools of 3 or 4 players.  Lots of loud clicking and chopping.  Top two from each pool advanced to a single elimination playoff round.  In the semi finals Karl Augestad beat Cobin Sawyer in 2 straight.  And Kyle Yan edged out Chidi at 21-19 in the 3rd.  Then in the finals Karl Augestad held on to win 21-17, 21-16 in the first league hardbat session.  Check out the BIG BALL (44mm size) League session set for April 5th, 7-9PM, drop-in players welcome.  See League page for more information.

 Grant, Lucas, Zack and Mark swat the hardbats on last Thursdays League session

March 30-31, 2012 Alaska Hardbat State Championships Held in Fairbanks,Alaska at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Patty Center.  Friday 6P-10PM & Sat. 9A-5PM.  Bring your pips and smack the ball in classic games to 21 points.  Sponsored by the FITT Club.  Entry forms and information soon. Lets see which city can come out and take the titles.  Singles & Doubles.  Contact: Diann Darnall, email: diann.darnall@gmail.com

The FROST SPIN League is having a HARDBAT session on March 29 for all participants.  Good prep for the next days event in the frozen northern city.

Alaska State HARDBAT ChampionshipsTournament Scheduled for March 30-31, 2012 in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Sponsored by the FITT Club and held at UAF campus, Patty Center Gym. The trash talking has begun with the Anchorage players challenging the Fairbanks blokes to a grudge match in the classic hardbat style.  Check it out soon at: FITT Club  (click for link) Entry form and info soon.  See our tournament link too.

Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska in Whitehorse Yukon: March 4-10, 2012.  Team Alaska Table Tennis consists of 8 athletes and 2 coaches.  Members left Anchorage & Fairbanks on Fri. March 2nd via coach buses on their 12 hour plus drive to Canada.  Early results are the Juvenile Females made it to the metal round and competed for the Bonze Ulu metal but were edged out by the Nunavik team.  Junior Males earned a Bronze Ulu in the doubles in an exciting 5 games match against Team Yukon.  And the Juvenile Males earned bronzes Ulus in Team and Doubles.  

Follow on Facebook (HERE)

Team Alaska Facebook (HERE)

Photos on Flickr Check it out (HERE)

 

DONIC Persson 25 tables are here!  Come out and play on this week on Wednesday and Thursdays remaining weeks in Feb. March & April 2012 at the AT & T Sports Pavilion.  

 

 Karl and Chidi trying out the new Donic. They are fast with a nice bounce. Chidi is not as fond of the new tables as I.

See Karl & Kyle in action.  On the President's Day Open Play session on the new Donic TTT.  (Click Here) View in Vimeo.

 

 Alaskans at the North American Table Tennis Team Championships

Read the Blog & Results here

Read Travel, Timing, Thanks & Technology blog post here

Alaskans attended the NATT Teams in Baltimore, MD.  Nov 25-27, 2011.  More than 200 teams enter annually, and more than 1,000 players join this event! On 144 tables in a hall of 150,000 square feet.   A Team event (3-5 players per team in simular skill levels) with Alaskans Andy Hutzel, Karl Augestad and Kyle Yan represented on two teams.  Andy will be on "Loop there it Is" and Karl and Kyle on "Arctic Frost Spin".  See more about: North American Table Tennis

 

Kyle & Ben Big Paddle vs. Mini Paddle

 

SPECIAL HOLIDAY OPEN PLAY Monday Jan 16 @ 10AM-2P MLK DAY  Open Table Tennis Play, New players are always welcome, bring a friend.  Small round robin pools for all levels. Held at ATTSP.

TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE NIGHT: Weekly starting Jan. 26 (Now the 2/2/12 start date) to the ends April 19 2012 (Now ends 4/26/12).  Held at the AT&T Sports Pavilion.  Are you interested?

APPLICATION FORM (CLICK HERE for PDF file)

Contact Karl Augestad NOW and get on the waiting list.  Competitive nightly matches will vary from singles, doubles, handicap, team, random and skill groups.  Email Karl at actvid1@mac.com ASAP if you are interested.

Cost for the 12 weeks of action will be $125 per participant.  $35 retainer secures your spot.  Balance due by 1/21/12.  LIMITED TO 24 PLAYERS, 6 Alternates & waiting list.  Read application form for more details.

All players receive:

  • Limited edition Alaska Table Tennis League T-shirt.
  • Entry waiver for Tournament in March 2012, limited to 1 singles & 1 doubles event.  
  • Limited edition collectors Alaska Table Tennis Trading pin
  • End of season Awards Party with games, food, drinks and fun.  Early May 2012. Location TBD.
  • 12 sessions of Table Tennis play.  2 hours every Thursday 7-9P, 1/26 to 4/19/12 except for 3/15/12.
  • Sessions in skill singles, random doubles, rated doubles, team, timed singles rounds, handicap and hardbat.

Points awarded to players for each nights attendance and added points for top results.  Added points for sportsmanship, volunteering, most improved, most losses,  Awards include trophies & TT equipment prizes for top end of season finishers.  Awards evening in early May.  

 

OPEN TABLE TENNIS PLAY on Monday Jan. 2nd, 2011 at ATTSP from 1PM to 4:15PM.

Table Tennis training in Eagle River on Tuesday 1/3/12 at 7PM-9:30P, Call Karl for directions and to indicate you want to join us.  (907)360-4276.

TABLE TENNIS RULES OF THE GAME & BASIC/ADVANCE STOKE PRESENTATION        by Karl Augestad.   Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 from 10AM to 11AM, during the open practice session at AT&T Sports Pavilion open play 9AM to 1PM. 

For all who pay to participate on Saturday's practice ($7.) I encourage you to a attend and participate in this special presentation.  Open play starts at 9AM, Presentation by Karl Augestad, coach/coordinator for Alaska Table Tennis 

Listen and participate in this informative event.  A must for all who need a refresher and new to the game.  Ask questions about rules and regulations, racket rubber types and their effect on the spin and control of the ball.  Outline:

  • Know the rules, top misunderstood rules on service, scoring, lets, rackets and conduct.  Q & A.  Printed USATT rules available to all who attend.
  • Footwork & Strokes: ForeHand (FH)and BackHand (BH) flat hit AND topspin stokes.  2 different shots.  
  • FH & BH push and chop.  Again two different shots.  See and feel the difference.
  • Loop and Loop drive.
  • Smash and block.
  • Advanced shots: drop, sidespin and lob
  • The Serve. 6 major placements for the serve, the short serve, heavy spin, deception and no spin serve.  See the "Tween" and the worlds fastest serve!   

Karl will have a selection of pre assemble recreation rackets and custom rubber sheets, blades, cases, balls, cleaner, protective sheets and accessories for interested players following the presentation for sale.  If you are serious about the sport you will have one or several rackets for you to use for competitive play.  See Smooth rubber vs. pimpled rubber to understand the importance to know what they do and don't do to your ability to control the spin of the ball.

 

Fridays Dec. 16, 23, 30 from 7PM to 10PM.  Arrive early as we have been getting up to 20 players or more.  Up to 7 tables will be set up for open play, doubles only and round robin singles groups.  Lately we have been matching skill of players and grouping them in 4-6 players in round robin timed best 2 out of 3 games for 7 minutes.  Get plenty of play in short order.  

Sat. Dec. 17th 10AM -11AM "Rules of the Game & Basic/Advanced Stroke Presentation"Karl teaching during a table tennis clinic in Anchorage by Karl Augestad, open to all who participate in the open practice session this Saturday at the AT&T Sports Pavilion.  Learn the official rules of the sport, see stokes demonstration including the smash, loop, lob, topspin,flat hit, push, chop and special section on "The Serve".  See the "TWEEN" and the World Fastest Serve!  If you plan to attend please RSVP to actvid1@mac.com by providing your name, email and phone. MORE INFO HERE.  

Sat.  Dec. 17th, OPEN PLAY from 9AM to 1PM at AT & T Sports Pavilion OPEN PLAY $7./per person.

 

Jan. 2012  Peninsula Winter Games  Alaska.  Dates are Last week in January.  Details, exact dates, times, location pending.  Contact Ron Levy for more information.  907-394-0126, or 907-252-6931, rlphoto@gci.net.  Check back toSoldotna website for future updates.

Sunday Nov. 27, 2011 Final Day of tournament events & results  Check ito out at the BLOG

Best Photos from Fri-Sun, Nov. 25-27, 2011

Thursday Nov. 24, 2011 See the latest Blog & photos from Baltimore, MD. Written by Karl Augestad.

All the Alaskans are in Baltimore for the NATT Teams and ready to play on Friday.  

Lots of photo while in city.  See the sights, people and venue.  See the photos HERE.

Read the blog: Travel, Timing, Thanks and Technology gets me to the "Teams" See the Blog HERE.   Baltimore Sun News article Here.

Check out the Facebook JOOLA USA PAGE.  Look for the photos of Alaskans, Andy Hutzel, Arctic Frost Spin Teammate Ralph Stadleman and myself.  I am sure Kyle Yan and Zack Gholston will be there soon.

Tues. Nov 22, 2011 Andy and Kyle are now in Maryland. Playing at clubs like Maryland Table Tennis center in Gaithersburg and the Joola Table Tennis club.  Kyle got a new racket & is eager to try it out in the upcoming tournament.  Andy is touring clubs in Virginia and Maryland.  Karl arrives on Wednesday. See more updates daily at the BLOGS.

AWG & Singles & Doubles Tournament Nov. 12, 2011

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRI. NOV. 11TH AT 6PM.

Open Practice Friday Nov. 11 at 3-5P and 9-11PM at the AT&T Sports Paviliion.  Cost is $7/player.

Active Military players receive $5/per event discount.  See entry form for details. 

See Tournament Link for more details and information.

Entry Form Click here for a PDF version, print and email, fax, mail or call in your entry.

Events: Singles in A, B, C & D skill divisions for all ages. Juniors Male and Female Singles, born in 1994 or later. Juveniles Male andFemale Singles, born in 1997 or later. Doubles in A/B and C/D skill divisions.

 

Arctic Winter Games Tryouts: for the 2012 Team Alaska open to Male & Female born 1994 or after. Bidding for 2 Junior Male & 2 Junior Female team member positions 2 each Juvenile Male & 2 Juvenile Female. More info at: AWG 2012 Technical Package PDF at the Arctic Winter Games 2012 website.

If you have any questions please contact Karl Augestad (907)360-4276 or email at actvid1@mac.com

NOV. 12, 2011 TOURNANMENT:

Singles & Doubles tournament All ages and skill levels welcome.  featuring the Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska Tryouts.  Sat. Nov. 12, 2012.  Active Military discount, see below.

Location: AT&T Sports Pavilion, 11051 O'Malley Centre Dr. (SE corner of Old Seward & O'Malley Road, behind the Alaska Club South)  See map on entry form

Information and entry form: (Click for printable PDF)    ENTRY FORM

Events: Singles in A, B, C & D skill divisions for all ages. Juniors Male and Female Singles, born in 1994 or later. Juveniles Male andFemale Singles, born in 1997 or later. Doubles in A/B and C/D skill divisions.

Arctic Winter Games Tryouts: for the 2012 Team Alaska open to Male & Female born 1994 or after. Bidding for 2 Junior Male & 2 Junior Female team member positions 2 each Juvenile Male & 2 Juvenile Female. More info at: AWG 2012 Technical Package PDF at: http://www.awg2012.org/Files/TP%20-%20Table%20Tennis.pdf

Times: Doors Open at 8AM, Events start at 9AM, End at 5:30P. See schedule below for details.

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO \FRI. NOV. 11TH AT 6PM.  Good to hand deliver to the Nov. 11th open practice from 3-5PM at ATTSP.

Entry Deadline: Thurs. Nov. 10, 2011 by 9P.

Full entry form AND FEES must be received by deadline to avoid late fees. Late entries accepted based on space available.  AWG events will have NO LIMIT to entries.  

Fees: All participants $10. facility fee. $20. for A or B. $15. for C and D division singles, $10 each for Doubles participant. Active Military Discount $5/ per event.

Late Entries add $10 after 11/11/11 6PM.  No refunds after deadline . (No Exceptions)

Eligibility: All ages & skill levels. Adult signature required if 17 & under. Adults can enter 1 singles & 1 doubles. Juniors/Juveniles can enter 1 Age group & 1 skill Division singles & 1 doubles. Subject to change based on entries. Non USATT sanctioned event.

PRACTICE DAYS: Fri. 11/4/11 @7-9P, Fri. 11/11/11 @ 9P-11P at ATTSP. Also: Tues, Wed.,Thurs. & Sat. Times & locations available: call Karl Augestad.

Additional Information: Karl Augestad at (907) 360-4276, actvid@gmail.com Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska contact: Bill Cotton 440-1392, wcotton@gci.net


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Alaskan Assassins attending the North American Teams Table Tennis Tournament November 27-30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. 
  
Tournament Results:

 

 

RE-CHECK DATES & TIMES (CLICK HERE)  O'Malley Sports Facility Website "
Adult Open Gym Times" to CONFIRM times below have updated or changed.

FULL ALASKA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE HERE Anchorage, Fairbanks and Elsewhere Alaskans will be entering.

Vang vs. Gil during the Fall 2013 Tournament at ATTSP

 

 

Linda (Boyd's Daughter) and Boyd Bennett the birthday boy

Long time Alaskan Table Tennis Coach, Boyd Bennett turns 85 year old.  See UPDATED MORE PHOTOS here of Birthday celebration in Eagle River on Sat. Sept. 14th.  Family and friends gave tribute to the founder of the Anchorage Table Tennis club from 1970 to the early 80's.  Present were Boyd's wife, Shirley, daughter Linda, grandson Brant, Andy Hutzel, Kyle Yan, Paul Elliott and Karl Augestad.  His seed set the foundation to growth of table tennis in Alaska.  He is Alaska's first inductee in the Alaska Table Tennis Hall of Fame!  He was a GOLD Ulu winner in men's singles in 1970 and former Alaska Open Singles Champion.  Played over seas in the Europe and in the military.  His back hand flick was feared by all agles.  See a neat interview back in 2012 by Karl Augestad at the "Parlor" above his garage!  (VIDEO INTERVIEW CLICK HERE)

(Click HERE to See Calendar)

 

 

Anchorage Park Foundation 1st Annual Ping Pong Tournament 

Thanks to the Anchorage Park Foundation for hosting the first annual Minnesota Park Outdoor Ping Pong Rain or Shine the event went on. Splashy play back and forth with plenty of close matchups. Tournament on Monday August 19, 2013.  Held to celebrate the new concrete ping pong table at (you guessed it) Minnesota Park on (you guessed it) Minnesota Drive.  In a "Final Four" type bracket 32 players braved the elements to play not only against their opponent, but also against Mother Nature.  RAIN!  Yes it was wet but fun.

Several subsitutes filled for no-show players.  Plenty of players showed up to fill the wet shoes.  Including Paul Elliott from the AKTTC.  The first round of matches took just over an hour with a single game to 11 point, serving rotation every 2 points and swapping sides at the first to 5 points.  See the PHOTOS and FINAL RESULTS HERE  

 

1st Annual Minnesota Park Ping Pong Champion, Karl Augestad

Steel net, wet and yet still lots of fun


 

Informative and fun Table Tennis VIDEOS  Henry is a traveler who loves the game. Oregon, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Utah, Washington he loves to play. Suggested by Henry Blankenship.  Longtime friend of Alaskan, Andy Hutzel.  Partners in their World Record Table Tennis Endurance many years ago.

The fight against Alzheimer’s with table tennis: http://bcove.me/qfsgx25r 

Video of step by step way "How it is Made" Nittaku Table Tennis Balls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=noxZ2D4Zcjo

Alaska Yukon Challenge  set for May 10 & 11, 2013 at the AT & T Sports Pavilion. Team and Singles events with $1000. in Prize Money & Trophies.  Thakns to Whitehorse Sponsor: Mega Reporting, Inc.,

Jimmy Gao & Chidi N., Open Team Champions, $200 for 1st place in the 2013 Alaska Yukon Challenge

Mark Weissler & Cade Loving, Novice Team Champs, AK-Yukon Challenge 2013 big break in activity at the AT & T Sports Pavilion as the venue gets a NEW WOOD FLOOR.  Activity resumes September 15th and later.

 

 

Support Alaska Table Tennis buy a Flaming Snowball Salmon Table Tennis Trading pin limited edition Alaska Trading Pin.  

On SALE! $6.50.  Regularly $7.50 and includes postage to USA addresses.  (CLICK HERE TO ORDER) Questions or information needed Contact: Karl Autestad at akttclub@gmail.com, or call 907-3604276.

Design features ALASKA SALMON on top of a flaming snowball, Alaska Flag of the 8 stars of gold on a field of blue on the paddle, large size is 2" x 2".  Pin lapel back. 

 


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