On January 28th and 29th, 2017, the Pittsburgh Regional Table Tennis Association will present two single day table tennis clinics with a focus on service.
Serving is one of the most important parts of a well-rounded table tennis game, but it’s often neglected. Roughly 70% of points played in table tennis end in three or fewer ball touches, making skilled service an essential part of the game, and one that you can improve throughout your table tennis career.
The clinics will be led by table tennis legend Danny Seemiller, one of the greatest American players ever. Danny was ranked #19 in the world and the only person ever to win five US Men’s Singles Championships.
Clinic for intermediate players (USATT rating up to 1500, or unrated)
Saturday, Jan. 28, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Clinic for advanced players (USATT rating over 1500)
Sunday, Jan. 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration is limited to just 20 people per day.
Each one-day clinic will begin at 10:00 am and run to 12:30 pm, followed by a one hour break. The clinic will resume at 1:30 pm and finish at 4:00 pm.
Location: the South Park Table Tennis Club, based in the Home Economics Building, 3735 Buffalo Drive, South Park, PA 15129. The venue is spacious with great lighting and terrific quality tables.
About Danny Seemiller: Danny was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, and began playing serious table tennis as an early adolescent. By 1972, he was the number one qualifier on the U.S. World Team. He has won five U.S. Men’s Singles Championships (in 1976, 1977, 1980, 1982, and 1983). He was once ranked #19 in the world. He coached the U.S. Olympic table tennis teams in 2000 and 2004.
From 1990 to 1995 he served as president of United States Table Tennis Association (now called USA Table Tennis). He was inducted into the USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.
In 1996, he moved to New Carlisle, Indiana and became a coach at the South Bend Table Tennis Club. You can read his complete bio here.
About the Pittsburgh Regional Table Tennis Association: the PRTTA sponsors table tennis events around the Pittsburgh area, including the Steel City Open held every spring, and the Ping Pong Festival held every fall.