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NCTTA REGIONALS ARE LIVESTREAMED

NCTTA's Regional Championship weekend is here featuring 5 Regional Championships!

(picture above by Leslie Chen of Syracuse University)

Winners go to the ISET College Table Tennis Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina. NCTTA Midwest Region already crowned its victors but the rest of the College Table Tennis Nation gets its shot this weekend. 

Check out the live streams!

South Regional Championships hosted by Texas Wesleyan University

Powerhouses like Texas Wesleyan, Mississippi College and others will be featured!

Click here for live stream

Northeast Regional Championships hosted by Westchester Table Tennis 

Defending National Champions New York University begins its road to defend its title

Click here for live stream

West Regional Championships hosted by OCTTA

The University of California schools always look strong (Berkeley, Irvine, Davis), but nothing is certain!

Click here for live stream

Mid Atlantic Regional Championships hosted by Triangle Table Tennis Center

Maryland, Pillar College and others looking to mix it up!

Watch Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIV2zq8wXbc

Great Lakes Regional Championships hosted by University of Akron

Cornell, Syracuse and others looking awful strong, tune in to see what happens!

Watch Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaERPXGXTyk

Watch Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1spVZjdklC8

 

Busy Spring/Winter 2019 Semester/Quarter--

The rest of the world doesn't tell time by semesters and quarter system, but we here living the life in College and University understand how it all works and especially in NCTTA.  
 
28 different divisions; 6 Regionals and 1 National Championships is what is coming up for College Table Tennis!
 
Division Champions will be crowned, Singles will be played and winners will be had and the famed NCTTA post season will begin with 6 Regional tournaments happening between February 23rd and March 10th.
 
FIRST however are our Division tournaments starting as early as January 26th and going until mid February!
Click here for an updated Spring/Winter division schedule!    
 
NEXT are the Regional Championships, which is the start of the NCTTA postseason!
Midwest Regional Championships: February 23-24 at University of Iowa
South Regional Championships: March 9-10 at Texas Wesleyan University
Northeast Regional Championships: March 9-10 at Westchester Table Tennis Club
West Regional Championships: March 9-10 at Orange county Table Tennis Club
Mid Atlantic Regional Championships: March 9 at Triangle Table Tennis Center
Great Lakes Regional Championships: March 9-10 at University of Akron
 
LAST but certainly not least is the 2019 ISET College Table Tennis Championships April 12-14th in Greensboro, North Carolina!

Season of Giving--Helping College Table Tennis

Greetings! On behalf of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association, I would like to take a moment to introduce you to the exciting sport of college table tennis. The National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) is a government-recognized 501©(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting competitive college table tennis in the US and Canada. NCTTA works with USA Table Tennis, the sport's national governing body, to further progress the purpose and development of table tennis in America.
 
Check out this highlight reel from our 2018 iSET Collegiate Championships this past April!
 
 
We have 150+ institutions of higher education competing in college table tennis. Our participation of women's teams has increased to 50+ schools, reflecting a steady increase in interest among female athletes. NCTTA continues to be the center point for Collegiate Table Tennis in the USA and Canada and will host regional events for qualifiers of division meets, as well as administering its own singles and doubles events.
 
Every organization requires financial stability to meet its goals, both long and short term. Each year our board of directors is challenged to find new and creative ways to meet these goals. All of our directors are volunteers and participate because of our love for the sports - we can really use all the financial help we get!
 
These funds will be used towards, but not limited to:
  •  Scholarships
  • Division/Regional assistance
  • Equipment
  • Promotions
  • Team support
  • Organizational development
 
Not only will you help strengthen a developing sport, your donation is tax-deductible as well. We sincerely thank you in advance for all your support.
 
If you would like to help us reach our goal, you may:
  • Donate directly from your paycheck from work, check here to see if your company will match your donation!  
  • Submit your contribution online through PayPal:

Please email treasurer@nctta.org if you wish to donate a different amount! 

ISET College Table Tennis Coaching--a Success!

Orlando, Florida at the 2018 USA Table Tennis US Open was the location for the most recent ISET College Table Tennis Coaching class. Alan Chu, Willy Leparulo and Logan Zimmerman were the class conductors. Zimmerman is a recent coaching class graduate and NCTTA Coaching Committee member, from Florida State University.
 
Thanks to ISET for their continued support of the program which serves to create more professional college table tennis coaches throughout the country. NCTTA's overall goal is to create more retention among schools and help create more scholarship programs.  Thanks to Joola for use of their tables and to Gordon Kaye and Mark Thompson of USA Table Tennis for their incredible hospitality and assistance throughout.    
 
Leparulo says, "Without their help we wouldn't be able to hold this class at the US Open. We are so fortunate to have such willing partners." The US Open featured some amazing competition, but beforehand there was this amazing class where a who's who of Florida's top College Table Tennis programs were in attendance from University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida International University and Florida State University.
 
Thanks to all that participated in the event!
 
Newly certified coaches are above

20 Years and Counting--Florida State University Table Tennis

By Michael Reff (Florida State Alum)

NCTTA Media Committee

Florida State University Table Tennis team in 1998 (above) to current 2018 team (beneath)

 

Although a baby pong player's on the way,

The passion project of table tennis at FSU,

Started with a young man in 1998,

Who was about to embark on Graduate school.

A platinum anniversary, Willy Leparulo

Has been a stalwart founder and active coach,

For 20 years he really has much to show,

His legacy as a leader's beyond reproach

FSU TT has been in the champs 5 times,

Leparulo's been a player, coach and advisor,

Womens, men/coed teams and singles have seen their prime.

Each new experience makes him the more wiser.

We all know Willy as NCTTA president,

But when it comes to twenty years we salute you for club building well spent.

NCTTA Members--Doublefish Balls Discount

For 2018-19 season, the best price that Doublefish balls can be purchased through its US distributor is $110 for every 100 balls. This is an increase of 37.5% over previous years and this is after the negotiation by NCTTA representatives.

The purpose of this is to establish a new avenue for NCTTA member schools to purchase balls directly from Doublefish factory in China for a heavily discounted price.

 

The 2018-19 NCTTA season will be using the latest version of Doublefish V40+ balls.

These balls are different than the ones used in previous seasons and can be identified by the yellow star on the top left corner of the box with text ‘TEAM WORLD CUP 2018-2019’.

 

Price (including shipping)

Quantity

Destination

Price

600

USA

$US 260

1200

USA

$US 460

600

Canada

$US 280

1200

Canada

$US 500

 

*Duty/Customs: may potentially be charged to the recipient, especially given the capricious US/China economic relationship right now.

 

SHIPPING

Balls will be shipped directly from DF factory in Guangzhou and the estimated time to arrive in the US would be 1-2 weeks. It will be harder to pinpoint the exact delivery date since customs is an unpredictable factor.

If you need balls by a specific date for a specific purpose, please order directly from the US supplier.

 

I want to order

We are currently looking for a few buyers to test out the purchase process. You’ll obviously receive all of your money back if we are unable to fulfill the order.

If you are interested, please fill out the form here, a seperate mail with payment link will be sent to you ~Wednesday Oct 3rd.

Limit: 1 order per person/school as we are in the alpha testing stage

 

Q&A

Q: Can I resell the balls

A: No. These balls are meant as a member benefit for NCTTA schools/athletes to practice with.

 

Q: Can I receive the balls in China and bring it back to US/Canada by myself.

A: Not right now. Shipping to China requires more logistic efforts, will roll out in the near future if there is sufficient demand. Here is the approximate price to have the balls shipped to China

Quantity

Destination

Price

600

China

~1200 RMB

Shipping dimension [cm]

44.5*27.5*45

1200

China

~2300 RMB

Shipping dimension [cm]

65.5*36*45.5

 

Q: I have more questions!!!

A: Either add a comment here directly on this document or email: vp.internal@nctta.org. I will add common questions to this Q&A section.

 

NCTTA Coaching Certification in Sunshine State in December

The iSET NCTTA College Table Tennis Coaching Certification class is coming to Florida on December 15th and 16th. This is the weekend before USA Table Tennis US Open!

Gordon Kaye and USA Table Tennis graciously have allowed NCTTA to set up shop in the very convention center where all the fun will begin that following week.

Come get your College Table Tennis Coaching certification! Previous classes were held at the University of Iowa and Zing Table Tennis Center. iSET is sponsoring these Coaching Certification classes, and material from this class is taken from the ITTF Coaching Manual as well. Those that complete the class can get a USA Table Tennis Club coaching certification as well as a NCTTA College Table Tennis Certification.

When: December 15th and 16th

Where: Orlando Convention Center where US Open of Table Tennis is to be played

What: College Table Tennis Certification Coaching training

Sign up today! Click here

(Picture of Ohlone College from a couple of years ago being coached by Weida Guan aka "the milk man")

NCTTA REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!

Summer is over and the new 2018-19 season has started for a plethora of NCTTA schools with others joining the new Fall semester in the coming weeks.

Don't delay get signed up for NCTTA's league and tournaments!

NCTTA has been busy over the summer months so make sure you read up our NCTTA Rules!

To register for NCTTA:

1. Fill out NCTTA Registration here

2. Print out NCTTA Eligibility form here (scan/email after your school has stamped it and bring to 1st event)

Deadline to get registered is October 6th!

NCTTA College Membership Discount With USA Table Tennis

NCTTA member schools and its players now get an amazing discount from USA Table Tennis by joining as a club and player!

Join as a USATT club for $25.00 (normally $75) 

  1. Run your own tournaments (read: make TONS of money on a fundraiser)
  2. Get access to great CLUB INSURANCE (Which most of your schools don't provide!)

All this for only 25 dollars for the academic year (until May) and it is open to any NCTTA member school

Join USATT as a member for $25.00 (normally $75)

  1. Get access to tournaments around the country without having to pay any ratings fee!
  2. Get a USATT rating which you can use to raise your college rating, click here to update your NCTTA rating
  3. Participate in more tournaments (Table Tennis is fun!)

All this for only 25 dollars for the academic year (until May) and it is open to any College club player of any NCTTA member school

https://www.teamusa.org/usa-table-tennis/clubs/colleges

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