Congratulations to Roni Greenberg & Fran Holmsten who defeated Kate Aiello & Sheri Bernhoft in the finals to take the title in the women's doubles tournament.
Also congratulations to Bill Mogensen & Mike Schrock who defeated John Borjeson & George Grim in the finals to take the title in the men's doubles tournament.
And many thanks to Deb Curtis for another well run tournament.
Congratulations to Lee Danielson who overwhelmed the competition at the Florida Orange Blossom Series-Winter Classic 2018. His 7-1 record in the Progressive Class at the tournament in Lakeland Florida on Saturday February 17, 2018 was very impressive. His USATT rating improved from 857 to 868. You can see the full details here, http://www.floridatt.com/lakelandtt/news.php
The only other member of the Villages Table Tennis Club, John Borjeson, played in the Challenger Class and faired less well, 1-9. After his first USATT tournament he now has a rating of 1231. Better luck next time.
The table tennis ladies met at the Waterfront Hotel on Feb. 19 with 12 ladies present. Everyone enjoyed the meal with lots of laughing and talk of good times. At the table where I sat we discussed the many options of having a knee replaced. Then it became more interesting to find what doctor to choose. There are so many choices both here in the Villages and places like Tampa, Ocala, and Orlando.
Bill Mogensen will be the face of the Villages Table Tennis Club during next weekend's Senior Games Sports Expo at Rohan Regional Recreation Center, Saturday February 24 | 9am-3pm Sunday, February 25 | 10a.m.-3p.m. Does anyone else think that's kinda scary? Be sure to go down and visit.
No table tennis at Laurel Manor this weekend, Saturday February 10 and Sunday February 11. The VAA Art Show is taking over the whole building on Saturday and on Sunday the building is closed for maintenance.
Registration for the Villages Senior Games is underway. You can download the entire registration package below. You can also download the fillable registration form below. Just type in the information on you computer, print it out and send it in. Here are the event codes.
TT00MS Men’s Singles
TT00WS Women’s Singles
TT00MD Men’s Doubles
TT00WD Women’s Doubles
TT00XD Mixed Doubles
Senior Games Sports Expo
Rohan Regional Recreation Center Saturday, February 24 | 9am-3pm Sunday, February 25 | 10a.m.-3p.m.
Gathering of Athletes and Packet Pickup
Lake Sumter Landing April 24, 4-7 pm
Men's and Women's Singles
Laurel Manor/SeaBreeze Wednesday April 25, 8:00 am
Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles
SeaBreeze/Rohan Thursday April 26, 8:00 am/12:30 pm
Thanks to the efforts of Bud Stout and his technicians our robot, a Newgy. Robo-Pong 2040, is again fully functional. The best time to work on your game with the robot is Sunday’s between 12:00 and 3:00 pm at Laurel Manor.
I will try to add a video our robot in action but for now here is a clip of our model robot in action.
Two more tables have been added at the Eisenhower Recreation Center bring the total to six.