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Collegiate Table Tennis Scholarships
(Lindenwood University)

Lindenwood University, located 15 minutes from the St. Louis International Lambert Airport, has named Randy and Kelly Kendle as their Co-Head Coaches of this program.  Lindenwood has 18 Butterfly Centrefold 25 Sky Rollaway blue tables, 170 Butterfly blue barriers, and two Butterfly Amicus 3000 Plus robots.  The university is a four-year liberal arts institution with 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs (http://www.lindenwood.edu).

The team is actively recruiting players now.  You do NOT have to have a USATT rating above 2000 to receive a table tennis scholarship.  Interested players should contact the Kendles at (636) 928-6081 or e-mail them at rkendle@lindenwood.edu or kkendle@lindenwood.edu.  Further details can be viewed at http://www.lindenwood.edu/athletics/table_tennis/.

Randy Kendle
Saint Peters Table Tennis Club, President
randy_kendle@yahoo.com
Home: 636-928-6081
Cell: 314-800-5377





President's Corner (1/2/09)


I hope 2008 was a good year for you and your family.  2009 is now in full swing.  Read below about the two USA Table Tennis (USATT) tournaments being held in the St. Louis area during the next several months.

SPTTC Receives 100th Membership

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that the Saint Peters Table Tennis Club (SPTTC) has received the paperwork and payment from our 100th household.  SPTTC started out with a simple vision.  My wife, Kelly, and I wanted to play more table tennis and we wanted to do it closer to home. 

So we set out to start our own table tennis club in March of 2005.  We purchased the tables, balls, and recreational rackets.  We incorporated in the state of Missouri, filed for sales tax exemption, set up a website, and applied for affiliation with the USATT.  We approached the local school district about using their gym for practice.  We held a clinic for the elementary kids, a tournament for the middle schoolers and high schoolers, started a competition between high schools, and have held numerous USATT-sanctioned tournaments.  We have now made inroads into the collegiate level of competition with the start of Lindenwood University's scholarship program.

With all of this, a hundred different households have stepped forward to lend their financial support toward this vision.  Frankly, there are a lot of "basement" or "garage" players that love this sport but they have nowhere to get together and compete against other players.  SPTTC was founded on the principle of making sure that everyone was welcome regardless of ability or age.  We have players that are 8 and some that are 68.  We have beginners all the way up to tournament players.

Cost is not a hindrance.  Players under the age of 18 can play annually for $24...that's less than $0.50/week.  Singles, 18 and over, can play annually for only $36.   The whole family can play annually for just $48.  What can you enjoy with your whole family for less than a $1/week?

SPTTC has never raised their membership fees since the club started nearly 4 years ago.  Click here to download the SPTTC Membership Application.

Download Entry Forms for Upcoming USATT-Sanctioned Tournaments

2009 Lindenwood March Open (March 21-22)     List of Players

2009 Saint Peters April Open (April 18-19)     List of Players
Collegiate Table Tennis Scholarships
(Lindenwood University)

Lindenwood University, located 15 minutes from the St. Louis International Lambert Airport, has named Randy and Kelly Kendle as their Co-Head Coaches of this program.  Lindenwood has 18 Butterfly Centrefold 25 Sky Rollaway blue tables, 170 Butterfly blue barriers, and two Butterfly Amicus 3000 Plus robots.  The university is a four-year liberal arts institution with 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs (http://www.lindenwood.edu).

The team is actively recruiting players now.  You do NOT have to have a USATT rating above 2000 to receive a table tennis scholarship.  Interested players should contact the Kendles at (636) 928-6081 or e-mail them at rkendle@lindenwood.edu or kkendle@lindenwood.edu.  Further details can be viewed at http://www.lindenwood.edu/athletics/table_tennis/.

Randy Kendle
Saint Peters Table Tennis Club, President
randy_kendle@yahoo.com
Home: 636-928-6081
Cell: 314-800-5377





President's Corner (2/27/09)


Welcome to the Saint Peters Table Tennis Club (SPTTC) website.  There are two upcoming tournaments that might be of interest to you.

The first tournament will be held at Lindenwood University on March 21-22.  Saturday's competition will be USATT rated events.  Sunday's competition will be a giant round robin divided up by skill level.

The second tournament will be held at Francis Howell Central High School on April 18-19.  Saturday's competition will be a giant round robin with several doubles events.  Sunday's competition will be USATT rated events.

Please click on the links below for entry blanks and a list of players.

Download Entry Forms for Upcoming USATT-Sanctioned Tournaments

2009 Lindenwood March Open (March 21-22)     List of Players

2009 Saint Peters April Open (April 18-19)     List of Players
Collegiate Table Tennis Scholarships
(Lindenwood University)

Lindenwood University, located 15 minutes from the St. Louis International Lambert Airport, has named Randy and Kelly Kendle as their Co-Head Coaches of this program.  Lindenwood has 18 Butterfly Centrefold 25 Sky Rollaway blue tables, 170 Butterfly blue barriers, and two Butterfly Amicus 3000 Plus robots.  The university is a four-year liberal arts institution with 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs (http://www.lindenwood.edu).

The team is actively recruiting players now.  You do NOT have to have a USATT rating above 2000 to receive a table tennis scholarship.  Interested players should contact the Kendles at (636) 928-6081 or e-mail them at rkendle@lindenwood.edu or kkendle@lindenwood.edu.  Further details can be viewed at http://www.lindenwood.edu/athletics/table_tennis/.

Randy Kendle
Saint Peters Table Tennis Club, President
randy_kendle@yahoo.com
Home: 636-928-6081
Cell: 314-800-5377





President's Corner (3/27/09)

Congratulations to the winners of the 2009 Lindenwood March Open!  Lindenwood team players are noted as (LU).  Click results to see all the individual match scores.

Open       Alfred Najem               Giant A    Joey Cochran
U-2200     Steven Clyde               Giant B    Kevin Schulz
U-2000     Jeffrey Schulte            Giant C    Michelle John (LU)
U-1800     Nicholas Poku (LU)         Giant D    Efrain Barreto (LU)
U-1600     Nathan Adamson             Giant E    Jose Aranguren (LU)
U-1400     Paul Liu                   Giant F    Matt Lageman
U-1200     Bryan Do
U-1000     Justin Dewey
Novice     Joe Wang

The next tournament in our area will be held in April.  Please click on the links below for an entry blank and a list of players.

Download Entry Form for Upcoming USATT-Sanctioned Tournament

2009 Saint Peters April Open (April 18-19)     List of Players
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Collegiate Table Tennis Scholarships
(Lindenwood University)

Lindenwood University, located 15 minutes from the St. Louis International Lambert Airport, has named Randy and Kelly Kendle as their Co-Head Coaches of this program.  Lindenwood has 18 Butterfly Centrefold 25 Sky Rollaway blue tables, 170 Butterfly blue barriers, and two Butterfly Amicus 3000 Plus robots.  The university is a four-year liberal arts institution with 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs (http://www.lindenwood.edu).

The team is actively recruiting players now.  You do NOT have to have a USATT rating above 2000 to receive a table tennis scholarship.  Interested players should contact the Kendles at (636) 928-6081 or e-mail them at rkendle@lindenwood.edu or kkendle@lindenwood.edu.  Further details can be viewed at http://www.lindenwood.edu/athletics/table_tennis/.

Randy Kendle
Saint Peters Table Tennis Club, President
randy_kendle@yahoo.com
Home: 636-928-6081
Cell: 314-800-5377





President's Corner (4/23/09)

LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY 5TH IN THE USA!!!

Congratulations to the Lindenwood University Table Tennis Team that placed 5th at the 2009 National Collegiate Table Tennis Co-Ed Team Championships, April 2-5, in Rochester, Minnesota.  This is the first year for this varsity sport.  Team members included Fred Cantarelli, Guilherme Dalcin, Aisha Foster, Andre Irigoyen, Michelle John, and Nicholas Poku.

140 collegiate teams competed during the 2008-2009 season.  The top 24 ranked teams were invited to the National Championships.  Lindenwood was seeded 5th. The competition is made up of 4 singles and 1 doubles match against each school that is played.  In round robin play, Lindenwood defeated #16 UCLA (4-0) and #19 Michigan State (4-0), but lost to 9th seeded Rutgers (2-3).  Lindenwood advanced to the quarterfinals by beating 7th seeded Virginia Tech (3-1).  In the quarterfinals they played the #3 seeded school from the Universidad de Puerto Rico.  Lindenwood lost that match (2-3).  They went on to defeat  the 8th seed, University of Wisconsin-Madison (3-2) and the 6th seed, University of Toronto, 3-2, to claim 5th place.  Details of the competition can be found at http://www.nctta.org/champs/2009/results.html.

In national doubles competition, Andre Irigoyen and Fred Cantrarelli, lost in the semifinals to the eventual champions.  In singles competition, Guilherme Dalcin, took second in the Men's Consolation bracket.
2009 Saint Peters April Open Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 2009 Saint Peters April Open! 
Click results to see all the individual match scores.

Open            Andre Irigoyen
U-2000          Ilya Rozenblat
U-1800          Carl Miller II
U-1600          Brad Wommack
U-1400          Rodney Sneath
U-1200          Christopher Shelor    Giant A    Andre Irigoyen
U-1000          Jeremy Nation         Giant B    Andrew Louvier
Novice          Mace Hankins          Giant C    Carl Miller II
FHSD            Eric West             Giant D    Ganesh karunakaran
Open Doubles    Thiru Karunakaran/    Giant E    Rodney Sneath
                Ganesh Karunakaran    Giant F    John Bean
U-3200 Doubles  Carl Miller II/       Giant G    William Kindig
                Rodney Sneath
Novice Doubles  Cole Campbell/
                Ryan Steggemeier
Andre Irigoyen
Increased Prize Money!
          Higher rated events!
          Pay to the Quarterfinals!
Collegiate Table Tennis Scholarships
(Lindenwood University)

Lindenwood University, located 15 minutes from the St. Louis International Lambert Airport, has named Randy and Kelly Kendle as their Co-Head Coaches of this program.  Lindenwood has 18 Butterfly Centrefold 25 Sky Rollaway blue tables, 170 Butterfly blue barriers, and two Butterfly Amicus 3000 Plus robots.  The university is a four-year liberal arts institution with 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs (http://www.lindenwood.edu).

The team is actively recruiting players now.  You do NOT have to have a USATT rating above 2000 to receive a table tennis scholarship.  Interested players should contact the Kendles at (636) 928-6081 or e-mail them at rkendle@lindenwood.edu or kkendle@lindenwood.edu.  Further details can be viewed at http://www.lindenwoodlions.com/index.aspx?tab=tabletennis&path=tennis.

Randy Kendle
Saint Peters Table Tennis Club, President
randy_kendle@yahoo.com
Home: 636-928-6081
Cell: 314-800-5377





President's Corner (7/24/09)


Congratulations to Alfred Najem for winning both the 2009 Lindenwood July Open singles and the Giant A round robin.  Joey Cochran of South Bend, Indiana took second place honors in both of these divisions only losing to Najem.

This tournament had 79 players representing 14 different states!!  With the economy in its current state, it is amazing that the passion for table tennis competition continues to thrive enough to have people willing to travel so far.  Missouri had forty-one (41) players...just over half of the competitors.  The other thirty-eight (38) players were from out of state.

We want to thank Lindenwood University for hosting this event on their campus.  Their facilities are top notch with good lighting, high ceilings, a wood floor, and enough room for 18 Butterfly Centrefold 25 Rollaway tables.  Our thanks to Butterfly for donating the white balls for the tournament.

Below are the division winners...

Open     Alfred Najem           Giant A   Alfred Najem
U-2350   Arjun Shankaren        Giant B   Michael Jenders
U-2150   Andrew Louvier         Giant C   Carl Lewis Sr
U-1900   Deo Cephas Miningou    Giant D   Rodney Sneath
U-1750   Michael Nowicki        Giant E   Brad Molander
U-1500   Datt Gazula
U-1250   Chris Chrestman        View all the RESULTS
U-1000   Brad Molander          View Photo Album
Novice   Sergio Bicharo

Keep visiting this website for future tournament announcements.  Plans are underway to hold competitions in late October 2009 and March 2010 at Lindenwood University.  Total prize money has been increased to the largest payouts allowed for a 2-star tournament...just shy of $3,000.  Payouts for the Open Singles and U-2350 Singles are paid to the quarterfinalists.
Alfred Najem                          Joey Cochran
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Collegiate Table Tennis Scholarships
(Lindenwood University)

Lindenwood University, located 15 minutes from the St. Louis International Lambert Airport, has named Randy and Kelly Kendle as their Co-Head Coaches of this program.  Lindenwood has 18 Butterfly Centrefold 25 Sky Rollaway blue tables, 170 Butterfly blue barriers, and two Butterfly Amicus 3000 Plus robots.  The university is a four-year liberal arts institution with 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs (http://www.lindenwood.edu).

The team is actively recruiting players now.  You do NOT have to have a USATT rating above 2000 to receive a table tennis scholarship.  Interested players should contact the Kendles at (636) 928-6081 or e-mail them at rkendle@lindenwood.edu or kkendle@lindenwood.edu.  Further details can be viewed at http://www.lindenwoodlions.com/index.aspx?tab=tabletennis&path=tennis.

Randy Kendle
Saint Peters Table Tennis Club, President
randy_kendle@yahoo.com
Home: 636-928-6081
Cell: 314-800-5377





President's Corner (8/31/09)


2009 Lindenwood October Open

Our next tournament is scheduled for October 24-25 at Lindenwood University.  This will be a 2-star USATT-sanctioned tournament.  You can download an entry blank and see who has already sent in their entry by using the two weblinks at the top right hand corner of this page.

The tournament has increased the total cash payout to $2,975.  Both the Open Singles and the U-2350 pay to the quarterfinals.  The U-2150 pays to the semifinals.  Sunday's Giant Round Robin Class "A" division pays the top 4 players, Classes "B", "C", and "D" pay the top 2 players.

National Junior Disability Championships

The National Junior Disability Championships (NJDC) were held this summer in St. Charles.  Over 250 registered participants came to St. Louis/St. Charles for Paralympics-style competition July 25-August 1.  The table tennis competition was held on Tuesday, July 28th, at St. Charles West High School.  You can visit the competition website at http://www.njdc2009.com for photos and results.

I would like to thank our local        If you would like to contact
table tennis volunteers                Disabled Athletes Sports
that assisted the competition...       Association (DASA) directly...

Bill Briner     Mark Hibbeler          Kelly Behlmann, Exec Director
Jim Brown       Duane Jefts            1236 Jungermann Rd., Ste. A
Rosemary Davis  Kiran Kapoor           St. Peters, MO 63376
Dale Dressel    Todd Mayfield          (636) 477-0716
James Fritz     Dennis Nolte           kellyb@dasasports.org
Ken Hargrove    James Shelton          http://www.dasasports.org
Canlong He      Vinay Singh
Adam Hibbeler   James Van de Riet






Increased Prize Money!
Higher rated events!
Pay to the Quarterfinals!
Collegiate Table Tennis Scholarships
(Lindenwood University)

Lindenwood University, located 15 minutes from the St. Louis International Lambert Airport, has named Randy and Kelly Kendle as their Co-Head Coaches of this program.  Lindenwood has 18 Butterfly Centrefold 25 Sky Rollaway blue tables, 170 Butterfly blue barriers, and two Butterfly Amicus 3000 Plus robots.  The university is a four-year liberal arts institution with 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs (http://www.lindenwood.edu).

The team is actively recruiting players now.  You do NOT have to have a USATT rating above 2000 to receive a table tennis scholarship.  Interested players should contact the Kendles at (636) 928-6081 or e-mail them at rkendle@lindenwood.edu or kkendle@lindenwood.edu.  Further details can be viewed at http://www.lindenwoodlions.com/index.aspx?tab=tabletennis&path=tennis.

Randy Kendle
Saint Peters Table Tennis Club, President
randy_kendle@yahoo.com
Home: 636-928-6081
Cell: 314-800-5377





President's Corner (10/29/09)


2009 Lindenwood October Open

Another successful tournament was held on the campus of Lindenwood University on October 24-25.  The tournament had 76 players representing eight different states.  Saturday's competition covered all the rated events from the Open Singles to the Novice Singles.  Sunday's competition was a giant round robin with like-rated players competing against other to see who was the best of the best.

The champions were...Lindenwood players represented by (LU)

Open Singles     Alfred Najem              Giant A RR   Alfred Najem
U-2350 Singles   Fred Cantarelli (LU)      Giant B RR   Jeffrey Schulte
U-2150 Singles   Guilherme Dalcin (LU)     Giant C RR   Carl Lewis Sr
U-1900 Singles   Timothy Tonn              Giant D RR   Ryan Watkins
U-1750 Singles   Deo Cephas Miningou       Giant E RR   Sonjay Henry
U-1500 Singles   Ryan Watkins
U-1250 Singles   Michael Golde
U-1000 Singles   Jon Stulce
Novice Singles   Mark David Pfeiffer

Click RESULTS to see all of the individual match scores.
Click PHOTOS to see pictures of award winners.

Two more tournaments are scheduled for early 2010.  The 2010 Lindenwood March Open will be held on the campus of Lindenwood University on March 20-21.  Then the 2009 Saint Peters April Open will be held at Francis Howell Central High School on April 24-25.

Continue to visit this website for future updates and entry forms.




Champion - Alfred Najem
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Collegiate Table Tennis Scholarships
(Lindenwood University)

Lindenwood University, located 15 minutes from the St. Louis International Lambert Airport, has named Randy and Kelly Kendle as their Co-Head Coaches of this program.  Lindenwood has 18 Butterfly Centrefold 25 Sky Rollaway blue tables, 170 Butterfly blue barriers, and two Butterfly Amicus 3000 Plus robots.  The university is a four-year liberal arts institution with 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs (http://www.lindenwood.edu).

The team is actively recruiting players now.  You do NOT have to have a USATT rating above 2000 to receive a table tennis scholarship.  Interested players should contact the Kendles at (636) 928-6081 or e-mail them at rkendle@lindenwood.edu or kkendle@lindenwood.edu.  Further details can be viewed at http://www.lindenwoodlions.com/index.aspx?tab=tabletennis&path=tennis.

Randy Kendle
Saint Peters Table Tennis Club, President
randy_kendle@yahoo.com
Home: 636-928-6081
Cell: 314-800-5377





President's Corner (12/9/09)


Table Tennis for 2009 Gateway Junior Tennis Players

The 3rd Annual Gateway Table Tennis Tournament was held on Sunday, December 6th, at Lindenwood University.  This tournament was established in 2007 when tennis pro, Craig Tidwell, contacted me about having a "fun" table tennis tournament for his junior tennis players.  Seventeen junior tennis players signed up for this year's tournament.

The seventeen players were broken up into two large round robin groups.  The two best players from each group advanced to single elimination crossover play for trophies.  The format was 3-out-of-5 games to 11.  Click RESULTS to see all the individual scores.

Join SPTTC on Facebook

The Saint Peters Table Tennis Club (SPTTC) is now on Facebook.  You can join our Facebook club at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=355483335726&ref=search&sid=1275422854.2423853271..1.  SPTTC member, Michael Augustine, took the initiative to setup our Facebook page as another way for players to communicate with each other.  Anyone can join the Facebook club.  Upcoming tournaments will be listed in the Upcoming Events section.  We will post results of the tournaments in the Recent News section.

Upcoming Tournaments

Two more tournaments are scheduled for early 2010.  The 2010 Lindenwood March Open will be held on the campus of Lindenwood University on March 20-21.  Then the 2009 Saint Peters April Open will be held at Francis Howell Central High School on April 24-25.

Continue to visit this website for future updates and entry forms.
Click photo to enlarge
Gateway Junior Tennis Players