Next Thursday League  Night
04/25/19 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.
  Breaking News:  League Night is 
changed to this Thursday.  04/25/2019 
Doors open at 6p, play starts at 6:45p . 
 Bring a Friend!!!

Good Luck

from the
South Bend TTC
Attention: League Night!!!   
Thursday - 4/25/19 - 6:30p 
Competition Singles Format

New League Night Fees
First night    -    FREE  
Adult 19 & up- $5   (bronze member) $3
    College 19-25   $2   (bronze member) Free 
    Junior 5-18       $1   (bronze member)  Free
Bronze Annual Membership 19 up - $20 -  5-18  $5
Gold Family Annual Membership -- $100
Silver Individual Annual membership -- $75
Gold & Silver memberships allows unlimited league nights, open play nights during Jr. training sessions and discounts on tournaments..
We are non-profit, fees are used to purchase tables, club equipment, Jr. Team development, and rent. 
  Results: 1st Broken Arrow Table Tennis Open - 53 Entrants
                         1st                         2nd                       Semi                  Semi
Open       Okba Harfouch       Abdullah Alnashi      Robert Yang
O-Dbls     Tupas/Harfouch     Patel/Piatt                 Cullison/Lane           Cowan/Hamby
Womens  Linda Piatt              Nicole  Cullison         Shweta Govind        Grace Carr
O-50         Alex Tupas              Mike Patel
6*             Okba Harfouch      Alex Tupas
5*             Mike Patel               David Leonard
4*             Edgar Acosta          Hassan Shaar
3*             Seif Azadi                Hassan Shaar
2*             Keon Azadi             Garvin Ramkaran
1*             Bruno Fernandez  Diego Fernandez
Novice     Kyle Keath              Matt Zinter
Jr-O          Sam Smithee          Noah Taylor            Sam Carr                  Jacee Grinsteinner
P/C Dbls  Azadi/Azadi            Perez/Lramkaran   Team Grinsteinner Team Ramkaran
Jr Dbls     Taylor/Smithee      Grinsteinner/Cullison Carr/Tramkaran Smithee/Ramkaran
18U          Keon Azadi             Noah Taylor            Sam Smithee            Jacee Grinsteinner
15U          Sam Smithee          Keon Azadi             Sam Carr                   Noelle Cullison
12U          Luke Ramkaran     Max Smithee          Taylor Ramkaran     Steele Cullison

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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!
Call 918 258-9595

Friday Open League Night has a competitive Round Robin format. To play you must sign up by 6:30p. 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 Above.
The 1st Broken Arrow Table Tennis Open had 54  entrants including 16 Juniors. You would be hard pressed to find any club tournament in the country with this amount of Jr's participating in 6 Jr. events. More later on this event. Thank you to all players who made this such a great event.  This was a non-sanctioned event.
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
Junior Doubles winners Sam Smithee and Noah Taylor  (3-4th from left)

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Next  Junior Class is Tuesday 04/23/2019
 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
Photos from this weekends tournament
Yes, we did hand out a few awards.
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
  Results Friday League Night (29)  04/05/19 

           Table  1                                              Table  2                                   Table  3                                
  1st     Brad Balmer        4-0          Obie Bryant                      4-0       John Strelow                        4-0          

  2nd   Cory Flaugher    3-1  
        Scott Bradley                    2-2       Diego Fernandez              3-1      

  3rd    Chris Lane            2-2          Howard Grinsteinner  2-2        Enrique Perez                    2-2
  4th    Nicole Cullison  1-3          David Reynolds               1-3        Bruno Fernandez             1-3               
  5th    Jason Taylor       0-4          Garvin Ramkaran           1-3        Jacee Grinsteinner          0-4           

               Table  4                                                   Table  5                           Table  6
1st      Sam Smithee      4-0         Holly Yowell                  3-0            Max Smithee               3-0
2nd    Noah Taylor        3-1        Luke Ramkaran            3-1            Jaguar Sun                     2-1
3rd     Sam Carr               2-2        Andy Yowell                  2-2             Jade Cullison               1-2
4th     Clint Anderson  1-3        Taylor Ramkaran        1-3             Scarlett Smith             0-3
5th     Noelle Cullison  0-4        Steele Cullison              0-3

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...
Dion Payne-Miller (left) and Marty Stoner took first and second in the 2200 event at the St. Joseph Valley Open Table Tennis Tournament.
Dion Payne-Miller and Marty Stoner, two South Bend juniors, battled it out in the final of the 2200 event at the Robo-Pong St. Joe Valley Open Table Tennis Tournament on Sunday. The two have been playing together for five years under the coaching of Dan Seemiller. They have been friends since kindergarten. They compete every Thursday at the South Bend Table Tennis Club league night, but this is the first time they have ever come up against each other in the finals of a regional tournament. Payne-Miller was on fire and won the match 3-0.
Other local winners were Ronnie Coleman, who placed 2nd in the 1800 event and Ferit Akova who took 3rd in the 1750. Stoner took 3rd in the 18 years and under event. Dominique Clark took 3rd in the 2000 and 1750 events. Coach Seemiller and his brother Randy, from Pittsburgh, took second in the Open Doubles. Payne Miller and Stoner teamed up to take third in the Open Doubles.
The tournament drew 125 players from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma. This was the 55th annual St Joe Valley Tournament sponsored by the South Bend Table Tennis Club. The tournament received support from Visit South Bend/ Mishawaka.
Broken Arrow Junior Table Tennis Team
is forming and training with the next session on
Tuesday  04/23/2019  6-8p  Call Brad for details.  918 240-7465

Sponsors needed for the Junior Team.
      If interested contact Brad at: 
918 240-7465
Check out this article written by former junior member, Paul Kochanowski, about the
South Bend Table Tennis Club

Paul K..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,
Dr. David Krizman for the,

South Bend Table Tennis Club

Dave K 3.pdf
Check out this article written by former junior member, John Kromkowski, about the ,
South Bend Table Tennis Club

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. Apr-Jr.
    Date Time Stadium City
    Broken Arrow
    Arrow, OK Oklahoma
  2. Apr-Lge
    Date Time Stadium City
  3. Apr-Jr.
    Date Time Stadium City
  4. May-Lge
    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."