Welcome to Big Island Table Tennis Association!

Our mission is to promote Table Tennis by providing guidance and support for our members and to encourage prospective players.

We play at the Hilo Boys & Girls Club

Saturdays (4:00-7:00 PM)
Sundays (1:00-4:00)

Visitors are welcome! Call Clyde Young at (808)443-6978.

Becoming a Member
See Karen upon arrival for a membership packet!

Play your first two weeks free!

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Articulating the Hand

Submitted by stephen on Thu, 12/11/2014 - 15:04

An ex-professional table tennis player who used to practice at our club told a story of his meeting with J.O. Waldner many years ago out on the world tour. He had asked the master what the secret to table tennis was and Waldner had answered, “The wrist!”

At the time the conjecture seemed as enlightening as Michael Jordan confiding that the secret to basketball was “the feet”. There was no context.

Thinking About Moving

Submitted by stephen on Sat, 01/07/2017 - 11:25

As we watched the amazing Chinese National Team players demonstrating drills at our club, we noted a very clear distinction between the movement of these visiting athletes and our club players. Despite adequate strength and fitness, our own tottering mortals lurched and lunged for shots that those lighter-than-air ethereal players seemed consistently poised to consummate.

Players as Coaches

Submitted by stephen on Sat, 01/07/2017 - 11:22

When we search for a table tennis coach, there’s a tendency to look for the very best player we can find. It’s true that the best players are examples of optimum execution in the sport. Great coaching certainly is critical to great play. But does great play necessarily predict great coaching?

The Dialectic of Aging in Table Tennis

Submitted by stephen on Wed, 12/07/2016 - 13:49

In an article posted on USATT Insider entitled Middle-Aged Table Tennis Training, author, Joe Ciarrochi relentlessly exhorts us to accept the gradual physical deterioration which inevitably accompanies age. I suggest a more elevating perspective for table tennis players, competing from ages 8 to 80. Table tennis is a game of physical, mental, and emotional skill. Certainly our physical fitness might deteriorate with age, however strength, agility, and quickness comprise only one dimension of "physical skill". 

Upcoming SDTTA Tournament

Submitted by shixish on Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:23
My name is Emilian Mihet, and on behalf of SDTTA, will be running a $12,000 table tennis tournament on October 3rd and 4th with substantial prize money.  I hope to see some of you at the tournament. Also could you please let your club members know about the tournament.
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2015 Big Island Open

This USATT sanctioned 2 star tournament takes place on Friday April 10 to Sunday April 12, 2015 in Waimea at the Thelma Parker Gym, also known as the Thelma Parker Recreation Building. It is a three day Super Round Robin event sponsored by Table Tennis & More, LSW Consulting, Inc, Waimea TTC, North Kohala TTC, & Waimea Athletics in partnership with Parks & Recreation Waimea. For more information, and to enter, visit the tournament's event link below.

Boys and Girls Club Summer Tournament

Submitted by shixish on Wed, 07/20/2011 - 09:51
The summer table tennis program for the Boys and Girls Club concluded with a tournament held at the gym on 7/19/2011. The program was another wonderful success in the ongoing concept designed by Ryoko last year. The kids improved from absolute beginners, with many becoming competent match players, and a few rising to a really amazing level. This is all a credit to Ryoko's thoughtful plan and to Karen's consistent shepherding of the day to day program. Thanks to both of you from all of the Big Island Table Tennis Association and from the kids of the Boys and Girls Club!