Friday League Night ...
03/23/18 Club opens at 6p
Must be signed in by 6:40p
Play starts at 6:50p at the
Northside Christian Church
1221 N Elm Pl., Broken Arrow, OK.
Friday Open League Night has a competitive Round Robin format. To play you must sign up by 6:40p. You can call me at 918 240-7465 to sign up in advance. You must be present by 7:00p to compete. We play at the Northside Christian Church, at 1221 N. Elm Pl. BA 
First night is free!   Regular Fee Schedule Below.

Good Luck

from the
South Bend TTC
Attention: Schedule update
League Night for this Thursday 3/15
and Jr. Class for 3/17 are cancelled. I am attending a tournament in South Bend, Indiana. The next League Night will return to Fridays, 3/23.   Next Jr. Class will be  3/24. Sorry for the changes... Call 918 240-7465 for details.

Broken Arrow, OK.

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Attention:  League night is open to all players! Beginners are welcome! You do not need to attend every week! You can participate in accordance to your schedule. Details as to how we conduct league night are explained throughout this website.... Come join the fun!
(above) League night 03-08 with Jeff Notley (lft) defeating Jason Mann 2/1 in a closely contested finals for the RR # 2 top spot. Jeff and Jason continue to improve each week.              Next  league night returns to Fridays, 03/23, 6p at Northside. Junior training class on Saturday (03-24), 10a. (below) Junior team member Steele Cullison trying to win the 100 Club trophy by bouncing the ball 100 times forehand and backhand without missing.. For info contact Brad.  
Call 918 258-9595

     Check this    out !!!



Call Brad
918 240-7465
Welcome to the Broken Arrow Ping Pong Club's new web site. League play on Thursday nights will have a  competitive format. Participants will be assigned a rating based on skill level or use their current USATT tournament rating. All skill levels are welcome and will be matched with others at your level. You do not need to attend every week.  See below as to how our rating system works. Players ratings will be updated weekly and published on this website. Game and match records will cumulatively evolve week to week and posted. When you attend, the top 4 rated players along with the table 2 winner from the previous week will compete in a Round Robin on table 1. The next 4 rated individuals and table 3 winner will be matched in a 5-person RR to battle it out on table 2. This format continues for all players. We will charge for play and use these funds for rent, and to purchase more tables and equipment. We are non-profit.
Call me with questions. 918 240-7465.  Brad
If you are looking for a tournament to play in, check out the 54th St Joseph Valley Open in South Bend, Indiana. The date is March 17-18, with entry deadline coming up soon. Go to the OmniPong website under Tournaments, Indiana and click on the event. Then register through this website. This has always been one of the top tourneys in the U.S. Hope to see you there. Below is an article I wrote about the SJVO a few years ago.
Oklahoma Winter Games Doubles Finalist (l/r) Okba Harfouch-Brad Balmer (2nd Pl.) Ray Pestridge-Yee Yang (1st Pl.) Okba also won the U-2000 rating event.   Local players bringing home some hardware.  Results link,
Attention: the Tuesday Recreation Night (Roots Building), is moving to Thursdays in the Gym.
For info, call John Strelow at 918 355-9767
A table will be designated for open play,  (singles or doubles)
You can play without having to compete in the regular league.
Bring a paddle, bring a friend and join in the FUN !!!!!!

Next  Junior Class is on Saturday, 3/10/18
with a new time, of 10a-12n. Table Tennis is such a family friendly sport. It can offer youth an outlet to grow positively into adulthood. It's an alternative to the smart phones, I-pads, computers, TV and such. Instead of watching your kids participate in sports, you can participate with them. Ping Pong affords your family that opportunity. Below, right are 4 articles written by successful adults (2 professors, a Dr. and a Hollywood actor/coach) who grew up in in the South Bend TT Club. Please, if you have children that are looking for a path, read these presentations. They tell stories of the positve influence a club can have. We plan to teach more than just a forehand loop and a backhand chop. We want to imprint the lesson that  hard work can lead to improvement. This is  such an important lesson that can be transferred to whatever it is your children find interest in. We will build a non-bullying environment, while emphasizing good sportsmanship, honesty, team-work, and focused effort. We plan to make this entire plan fun to be a part of. The one requirement that we ask is that you too become a part of the club. If you know of a local youth that would be interested, contact Brad (918) 240-7465
Link to Omnipong tournament schedule
   Check out this article written by former junior member,
Dr. David Krizman for the,

South Bend
Table Tennis Club

Dave K 3.pdf
     Check out this article written by former junior member,
Allen Levin for the,
South Bend
Table Tennis Club

Allen L 2.pdf

Check out this article written by former junior member, John Kromkowski, about the ,

The South Bend
Table Tennis Club

Check out this article written by former junior member, Paul Kochanowski, about the

South Bend
Table Tennis Club

Paul K..pdf
Families who play together, stay together!!!
Moms, Dads, Brothers, Sisters, Nieces, Nephews, Uncles, Aunts, Gramdmas, Grandpas .
Join forces and head down to the Club
You won't be disappointed...
Attention: I am working on a new merit structure for the clubs rating system. Coupled with the calculated number designation, would be a star degree level of expertise. The star system would range from beginners at 1 star to the most advanced players at 5 stars. Each star plateau has 4 individual levels of copper, platinum, diamond and master. Click the link to see the details. This is an experiment and I welcome your input. The star system would eventually be used in the formation of team leagues. Brad 918 240-7465

BA Ping Pong Star System.pdf

League Night Fees
First night    -    FREE
Adult            -     $4
College 19-21    $2
Age 13-18          $1
12 and under    Free
We are non-profit, fees are used to purchase tables, club equipment and rent 
Broken Arrow Junior Table Tennis Club
is forming and training with the next session on
03/03/18 from 10a-12n

Health benefits from playing Table Tennis....

Whether you’re playing doubles or singles, table tennis, or ping pong, can be a fast-paced competitive sport. In fact, when played at an intense rate, it can be a great way to burn calories and get fit. I've added some links to some related articles below the top 10 list. Check them out.

Here are the Top 10 Health Benefits of Ping Pong:
 *Playing improves hand-eye coordination and it stimulates mental alertness, concentration and tactical strategy. This makes it the perfect game for young people to sharpen reflexes, and for older people to refine tactics.
 *Develops mental acuity. The speed, spin and placement of the ball are crucial in table tennis, and practiced players are highly skilled in both creating and solving puzzles involving these three attributes.
 *Improves reflexes. Due to the fast-paced, short-distance nature of the sport, both gross and fine muscle movements are improved. The game is distinguished by bursts of exertion and recovery, leading to fast-twitch muscle development.
 *It’s easy on the joints. Have you had knee surgery, back problems, tired of twisting your ankles? Try table tennis. It’s a great way to improve your leg, arm and core strength without overtaxing your joints.
 *Burns calories. A 150-pound person can burn 272 calories by playing table tennis for an hour. Considering the fact that the sport is entertaining and addictive, it can be a fun and easy way to burn calories.
 *Offers a social outlet. Whether you play in the community center or at home with friends, table tennis offers a great way to bond with other people while you lose weight. Because young and old people can play the game, it can help improve communication and build relationships, irrespective of age. Playing at home with siblings or parents can bring family members closer and enable them to spend more quality time with each other.
 *Keeps your brain sharp. Alzheimer’s Weekly reports a clear increase in motor skills and cognitive awareness from playing table tennis, after a series of preliminary clinical studies in Japan found that table tennis markedly increases the flow of blood to the brain, and could possibly even prevent dementia.
 *Improves coordination. Following the ping pong ball as it moves quickly toward you, and following its trajectory as your opponent hits it helps improve hand-eye coordination.
 *Improves balance. Staying balanced and being able to quickly change direction are key to being successful in a ping pong rally. This is especially important for the elderly.
 *Stimulates various different parts of the brain. By anticipating an opponent’s shot, a player uses the prefrontal cortex for strategic planning. The aerobic exercise from the physical activity of the game stimulates the hippocampus, the part of the brain that is responsible for allowing us to form and retain long-term facts and events.

Playing Schedule at Broken Arrow
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    Arrow, OK Oklahoma
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                          Club Rating System - how it works
The BAPPC league ratings is a numericial system similar to the chess rating system. The higher your rating, the more advanced your skills. Your rating will increase or decrease based on the spread between you and your opponant. If you defeat someone with a higher rating, you will gain more points than if you were to win against a lower rated competitor. To follow is the grid system used to determine your rating as you win or lose matches.
(Example) The (change) higher rated win , means, player #1 rated 1000, defeats player #2 rated 900, 1000-900=100 pt. spread. #1 increases (+4) to 1004, and #2 goes down (-4) to 896. The (change) lower rated win , means player #1 rated 1000, defeats player #2 rated 1100, 1100-1000=100 pt. spread. #1 increases (+20) to 1020, and #2 goes down (-20) to 1080. Ratings will be updated weekly in the Club Rating tab at the top of this page.
Pt Spread      (Change) higher rated win     (Change) lower rated win 
   0  -  12                             8                                              8
 13  -  37                             7                                             10
 38  -  62                             6                                             13
 63  -  87                             5                                             16
 88  - 112                            4                                             20
113 - 137                            3                                             25
138 - 162                            2                                             30
163 - 187                            2                                             35
188 - 212                            1                                             40
213 - 237                            1                                             45
238 - and up                      0                                             50
THE PING PONG PROFESSOR: Indiana native brings history, ping pong club to Sheridan.

SHERIDAN — Brad Balmer loves ping pong. No, not like you love hitting back-and-forth with your brother in the basement ping pong. Balmer really loves ping pong. Balmer can even tell you why the game is called ping pong.
Who needs a paddle?

Bruce Lee epic, vintage, legendary "Pong" video. This is unbelievable! 
Vintage Table Tennis
SOUTH BEND Tong Zhang of Clinton, Miss., outdueled Mark Hazinski to win the Men’s Open division of the St. Joe Valley Open Table Tennis Tournament Saturday at Indiana University South Bend.
Hazinski, living in Plano, Texas, is a Mishawaka native.
More than 140 players from around the country competed in the event, which was sponsored by the South Bend Table Tennis Club. Results...

 Match between Marty Reisman vs. Victor Barna. 1949 English Open.
Wiff Waff  ??????????????

A little history about Ping Pong,
Wiff Waff, Gosima... Names have been changed to protect trademark? Check it out.
St. Joseph Valley Open Table Tennis Championships
Click the link below to read an article written about the SJVO that is one of the longest running tournaments in the U.S. Sheridan will one day hold events such as this. Hopefully very soon.
Funny ping pong scene,

from Hollywoods Golden Age...    
W.C. Fields was actually a ground breaking juggler and evidently at least a 2000 rated TT player. Dedication and persistence are the key to skillful play.....
Article on formation of South Bend TTC
Click on the link to read about the creation of the South Bend TTC. This was an article written for the USA Table Tennis Magazine. The Sheridan Club will use this as a blueprint for it's growth.
2014 Robo-Pong St. Joseph Valley Open Newscast
South Bends coach Dan Seemiller talks about the 52nd St Joe Valley Open. 2016 event will be held on March 12-13th at the IUSB sports facility. Entry link below.

New Zealanders playing Pong...

Table Tennis and Families are a great combo. Check out this article on "Kiwi Kids."