Rachid El Boubou (C) Tulsa, OK:  1st Place Giant Round Robin Group A.    2nd Place Open  Doubles.
        Kiran Kapoor (L) Valley Park, MO:  2nd Place Open Doubles.   ~ 2019 MO Show-Me State Games Open ~

Liedy Handoko ~ Cordova TN:  1st Place Under 2200;  2nd Place Open Singles;  3rd Place Giant Round Robin;  3rd Place Open Doubles. 
                 Raj Coona ~ Memphis, TN:  3rd Place Open Doubles.         2019 Missouri Show-Me State Games Open ~
 Ilya Rozenblat, Overland Park, KS:  1st Place Giant Round Robin Class B.
    ~ 2019 Missouri Show-Me State Games Open ~


        (L to R.)  Jeff Johnston 2nd Place GRR Group A.   Logan Watson 1st Place GRR Group A.  William Todd 3rd Place Group A.
                                                          Springfield, Missouri Area-Wide TTT.  February 116, 2018


      Tom Jourdan.  3rd Place Group B  & 3rd Place Open Doubles.  2018 Missouri Show-Me State Games!!

                                              Drew Angell ~ Lee's Summit, Mo.  1st Place Under 1800.  
                              2nd Place Giant Round Robin.  August 27, 2017 "Missouri Mini" Tournament.
  • Play on Sundays from 1:30 to 5:30 pm!  
  • Site: O'Reilly-Tefft gym. 1408 E. Pythian Street Springfield
  • No Membership dues. Coaching available upon request!
  • $4 per session. FREE to those 15 and younger!
  • Balls provided, return when finished!
  • President: Bill Lewis                      Email: EpcotMagic@aol.com
    vice-President: Chris Kolb             Email: c.boyd.kolb@gmail.com
    Treasurer: Chris Kolb                     
    TT coach: Omar Roman                Email:  omarhrm2000@yahoo.com
    At-large member:  Joe Fong          Email: joefong888@yahoo.com

  • Excellent lighting, high ceiling and climate controlled!
  • Shower and locker rooms for men and women!
  • Ample parking! All ages and abilities encouraged to play!
  • Handicapped accessible!
  • Drug and Alcohol FREE environment!
  • Maintained by Springfield-Greene County Parks and Rec!

Chris Kolb vs. Dale Boswell (Table 5).    Dennis Yanga vs. Drew Angell Table 6.  "Missouri Mini" Tournament.

Megan Hayes Wichita, Ks.  2nd Place Under 1600 and 2nd Place Doubles.  Giant Round Robin  March 12, 2016

Enter a Domain Name:

          JoAnn and Dave Zapatka - The Founders of Springfield Missouri Table Tennis.  

Jeff Williams 1st Place Open Singles 1997 Springfield Open.  Hugh Mason: Springfield's 1st Chartered President. 

                 (Don't Even Think Of Running Them Over)  Snowmen Have Rights Too ! !                  
 Player, RR & team event forms.  Free to download.  Created from scratch or modified. Each form follows USATT Guidelines for Order of Play.  Have more forms: Single elimination, Double elimination, Match sheets, Tie Breakers, etc - email.  Get busy -  start running a tournament ! !

          (L) Robert Roberts - 3 Time Caribbean Champion.  (R)  Will Shortz New York Times Puzzle Editor.  Their Club
At Westchester, New York.  Great Tables, Fine Lighting, Nice Floors And Custom Logo Barriers.
 (Videos on pages 3 & 5)

             Pre-tournament rules speech prior to beginning of 2014 MO Show-Me State Games Open.

          2014 Table Tennis Highlights.

Three Interplanetary Table Tennis Players.  They're Playing Aboard The International Space Station.  As You Can Tell
The Balls And Paddle Will Free Float In The Air.  To Compensate - They Use Lightly Gripped Shoes To Maintain Balance
And To Grasp The Floor. From What They Tell NASA - No One Can Beat Them From The Other Countries Presently
Orbiting The Planet. Way To Go --- Todd D. And Gary D. And Wendy D.
            www.ITTF.com    (International table tennis players playing around the world. This is the International site for Table Tennis.)
            www.teamusa.org/USA-Table-Tennis   (USA table tennis.  # 1 site for clubs, tournaments, ratings, rules & players in the U.S.)
            www.CornilleauUSA.com  (Sells exclusive Cornilleau products.)
            www.Killerspin.com  (Chicago based. Has produced spectacular matches with stellar players.  Sells everything for TT.)
            www.ButterflyOnline.com  (every item you want or will need. Up-to-date with many matches viewing on a replay system.)
            www.PaddlePalace.com   (buy anything with ease and access to varied TT products.)
            www.ZeroPong.com   (low priced leader with good-end quality.)
            http://www.top20sites.com/top-table-tennis-sites   (not endorsing but it's a starting point for more sites.)
            http://www.Bing.com      (Input table tennis or ping pong and information pops up.)
            http://www.Yahoo.com     (Ubiquitous search engine with lots of info on table tennis and ping pong.)
            http://www.RobbinsTableTennis.com    (Lots of table tennis stuff to order and look at.)  
            http://www.YouTube.com    Input   igottascoot    to view club matches.  Or view world class matches by inputting    ttcountenance
            http://www.bestoutdoorpingpongtables.com    Has numerous outdoor tables to choose from.
            http://www.pingpongruler.com   Comparison charts of various tables and equipment reviews.
            https://www.megaspin.net     Vast array of: specials, latest products and product specials.
            http://www.americantabletennis.com   Deals of the week, what's new, and lots of accessories.

        2013 Table Tennis Highlights.

Lavanya Maruthanpandian.  2nd Under 1200; 3rd Under 1400.  2012 MO Show-Me State Games.


(A brief history of Ozarks Table Tennis Club.)  Club originated as GOTTA - Greater Ozarks Table Tennis Association and was started by Dave Zapatka while a student at Southwest Missouri State University in the fall of 1971.  They played in a building at 2006 N. National Avenue. There were two leagues: one commercial and one university. The commercial league consisted of City Utilities, The Elk's Lodge and the Forsythe Table Tennis Club. The Forsythe Club was run by Jack Harrison a longtime player from Kansas City.  The university league consisted of: Baptist Bible College, Central Bible College, Drury University, Evangel University and SMSU.  Stan Morest was a member of the commercial club and from 1938 to 1939 was the president of the USTTA ... (United States Table Tennis Association as it was then known). From 1975 to 1982 Stan Morest was also an associate editor of the USTTA's monthly magazine and contributed on various topics.  GOTTA then closed its doors in February of 1975.  (Zapatka owned Z Tech Corporation before moving out of the area in 2003.)  Club was inactive through the 1980's before being revitalized by Hugh Mason in 1993. Ozarks Table Tennis Club then achieved USATT accreditation and chartering through Mason's guidance and the club relocated to Wesley United Methodist Church on Republic Road from 1993 to 2001.  Club sponsored two sanctioned tourneys during this 8 year period, one by Ted Murphy from Ozark, MO, in 1997, which garnered 24 players and one by Bill Lewis in 2001, which garnered 27 players.  First event was won by Jeff Williams from Springfield and the latter by Rick Seiler from St. Louis.  Lewis was then elected President who began an affiliation with Springfield Parks & Recreation relocating to O'Reilly-Tefft gymnasium at 1408 E. Pythian Street in 2002.  Ozarks Table Tennis Club has subsequently staged 33 USATT sanctioned tournaments; 7 non-sanctioned tourneys and 5 "mini" tournaments. Thirty-seven tournaments held at O'Reilly-Tefft; 5 held at Baptist Bible College; 2 held at Central Bible College; and 1 held at Parkview High School. There have been 1737 players, $40,970 in payouts and multiple thousands of matches played and completed.  Eminent players in Springfield: Eric Owens, 2003 USA National champion; Mark Hazinski, world rated #367; Choor Sime Oh (from Malaysia) world rated #536; Alfred Najem (from Lebanon) world rated #602; Paulo Rocha (from Brazil) world rated #633; Fernando Yamazato (from Brazil) world rated #682; Venkat Ramesh (from India) world rated #725; and Joey Cochran world rated #1138.  Notable Springfield champions: Alfred Najem "5 times"; Parviz Mojaverian, Overland Park, KS "4 times" and Richard Martin, Kansas City, MO "3 times".  Springfield is a recognized leader in table tennis in both Missouri and the mid-West.


                                    Eric Owens: 2001 United States National Champion. 
Eric won the 2005 Missouri Winter Games Open 1st Place In Open Singles And: $1000.

The Serves of Jon-Ove Waldner.

                       P.J. Phachantry & Megan Hayes 2nd Place 3200 Doubles. (Wichita State Players.)
         Megan Hayes 2nd Place 3200 Doubles and 1st Place under 1000  Cornilleau 740 Open.

                        Patricio Pereyra: 2nd Place Open Round Robin; 2nd Place Open Singles; 2nd Place Open Doubles.  
                           Alfredo Baez: 2nd Place Open Doubles In The 2015 Missouri Show-Me State Games Open.
                   Kevin Desrosiers: Chesterfield, MO.  Under 1200 1st Place -- Queen City of the Ozarks Open.

          The "Hook Serve" Tutorial

                              Raj Coona:  2nd Place Under 2000 At The 2015 Missouri Show-Me State Games Open.
               Scott Barone, Cabot, Arkansas.  2014 Missouri Show-Me State "Open" Champion.

                                   Players in FULL playing action on a Sunday afternoon.

                                 Marko Terzic 2nd Place Under 1800.   2014 Missouri Show-Me State Games Open.

               Rock Norat and Omar Roman: 2nd Place Under 3200 Doubles.  2015 Missouri Show-Me State Games Open.
 David Chu: 1st place Under 2000, 2nd Place Open Doubles; 3rd Place Under 1800. 2014 MO Winter Games
      Marko Terzic Ballwin, MO. vs. Peidu Gu Lawrence, KS.  2014 Missouri Winter Games Open.

Alfred Najem (from Lebanon): 2007, '08, '09, '10, '11 -- 1st Place Open Finishes.  5 Year Record: 51 Wins and 1 loss.

     Hamid Ezzat / Sina Asadallahi vs. Sam Liu / JiWen Wu in:  2013 MO Winter Games Open.

(L) Jamey Hall National Umpire & Hamid Ezzat. Playing: Parviz Mojaverian '4' Time Springfield, MO Champion.
Timo Boll (Germany) vs. Ma Lin (China)  (One Of Top 10 Matches EVER.)
             Nik Terzic, Ballwin, MO.  1st Place Under 1800 - 2014 MO Winter Games Open.

       Jeff Johnston 1st Place Open Singles: Giant Jumbo Round Robin Nov 22, 2008.

            Nik Terzic, Ballwin, Mo and Scott Meredith 1st Place Doubles.  March 12, 2016 Giant Round Robin.
     Ben Lewis Springfield vs. James Chambers Garfield AR - "Mini-Tournament" January 26, 2014.

    Russ Hamilton, Bentonville, Arkansas: 1st Place Open.  Mini-Tournament January 26, 2014.

                                                 The Playing Arena --- Plenty Of Room For Great Matches.

       David Girdner, Clarksville, TN.  1st Place U-1750 and U-1550.  2010 Celluloid Shootout Open.

    Ray Presnell Ozark, Missouri - Hitting A Fast One Past A Defender.  May 24, 2008 'Mini-Tournament.'

       Wenyan Drake and Joe Fong from Springfield discussing Joe's world famous backhand.

           Top Points From 2009

              Dr. Shang Lee, Springfield: 2nd Place Winner "Mini" Tournament January 26, 2014.

              "Frisco Through The Ozarks" - by Springfield Artist: Charles Summey.
         Two Hamilton's And Victoria Bogomilova Pondering Farm Equipment At: Queen City Of The Ozarks Open.     


    Proverbs 3: The Wisdom Book - Chapter 3: "Wisdom Bestows Well Being."  

   Proverbs 31: 10-31. -- The Wisdom Book - Epilogue: "The Wife Of Noble Character"  (Cherishing Your Wife.)

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