Next Friday League Night ...
12/01/17 *  Club opens at 6p
Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend
Must be signed in by 6:40p
Play starts at 6:50p 
Friday League Night's are 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 6:50 to compete.
First night is free!

Good Luck

from the
South Bend TTC
Kris & Kara Doornink

307 282-0703 
Happy Thanksgiving

Advertise Here!!! 
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 The 2nd league night saw attendance double to 10 players. Table 1 was once again captured by top local club member Alex Tupas, with a perfect 4-0 match record. Newcomer Robert Yang edged out Brad Balmer with a 9-9 game record, while both tied at 2-2, in matches. 1st timer and avid participant David Leonard earned a hard fought 4th place. It was a very competitive table 1, with 5 closely matched players. Table 2 had club coach Nicole Cullison on top at 4-0 followed closely by long time player John Strelow. Young Allain Tupas compiled a 2-2 record and a 3rd place finish, and followed closely by younger brother Cullin, at 1-3. Both showed great effort and sportsmanship. New club ratings, record and rank are posted on the club's rating page. The club will be closed next Friday/Saturday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be back in action on 12/1. Hope to see you with paddle in hand, and bring a friend!
2nd league night at the new home for the Broken Arrow Ping Pong Club. Newcomer Dave Leonard (left) ready for junior member Allain Tupas to serve. Updated ratings and results are posted,with the write up, coming soon. Hope to see you at the next league night on 12/1. Bring a friend!!!
Welcome to the Broken Arrow Ping Pong Club's new web site. League play on Friday 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.  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 (TBD) and use these funds to purchase more tables and equipment. We are non-profit. More to follow.....
Call me with questions. 918 240-7465.  Brad
Rick Scott read the article on our club opening, in the BA Express, and decided to give us a try.
He stated that he had fun and will no doubt be at the next league night. Why not dust off that old paddle and join Rick on 12/1. It's never to late to open a new door on your journey.
Broken Arrow Junior Table Tennis Club
is forming and training with the next session on
12/02/17 from 9a-12n

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 
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...
Please join John Strelow on TUESDAYS at the Northside Christian Church in the        
"ROOTS" building.
       1221 N Elm Pl. BA
for info call 918 258-2577.
     Click here for dates and time

Club Mission Statement
check it out............
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
  1. December
    Date Time Stadium City
    Broken Arrow
    Arrow, OK Oklahoma
  2. December-Jr
    Date Time Stadium City
  3. December
    Date Time Stadium City
  4. December-Jr
    Date Time Stadium City
                          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."