Who’s Who of College TT Shows For Regional Championships

The NCTTA 2020 South Regional Championships were held at the Texas Wesleyan Sid Richardson Gymnasium. For those who want to know  a little college table tennis history, this was the location of the 2005 and 2006 National College Championships! Fast Forward to 2020 and Texas Wesleyan is still among the most feared in college table tennis and is one of two scholarship schools in the nation. Mississippi College however has made a name for itself beating and being beaten by the Texas Wesleyan Rams. This year featured yet another majestic match up!

Mississippi College came in ranked slightly higher than the host school in the Men’s/Coed team competition, and with their new student athletes hailing from several South American countries as well as Russia they provided some firepower. MC would go on to defeat Texas Wesleyan in the Men’s/Coed team regional championships 3-1 as well as taking the Men’s singles championship with Vladyslav Totkalo defeating Texas Wesleyan’s left-handed master Raul Caballero Montes. 

Texas Wesleyan is very strong however in the women’s area as they took home the Women’s team title and the women’s singles championship with newcomer Jiaqi Lin defeating her teammate Zhen Deng ). 

One has to think with two scholarship table tennis schools that maybe the rest of the region isn’t so strong, but that’s not the case. UT Austin, coming in 3rd in Men’s/Coed teams and 2nd in Women’s teams, would be first place in most other regions. Let’s not forget UT San Antonio, Texas A&M University and Florida International University who are all looking for places in the wildcard for the National Championships.


Men's Singles final picture (by Grant Bergmann)

NCTTA 2020 Championships---UPDATE

NCTTA wants to express our concern for everyone impacted by the COVID-19 virus in the United States and around the World. We are proactively monitoring the situation as agencies take proactive measures to ensure the health and safety and prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 virus.

As always, we take pride in creating a positive environment for our student-athletes as well as our hardworking volunteer staff.

NCTTA Champs will take place as scheduled on April 3-5 at the Round Rock Sports Center in Round Rock, Texas. Round Rock Sports Center has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitization, including adhering to the recommendations set forth in the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy regarding cleaning disinfectants effective against the COVID-19 virus. We are working closely with our venue partners and aligning with local, state, and federal public health guidelines and agencies.

As the NCTTA Champs approaches, we will be constantly reviewing our health protection activities, public health messaging, hygiene and medical control measures with the aim of strengthening our COVID-19 response further in line with up-to-date public health advice and guidance, including that of the CDC.

NCTTA will start to invite teams and singles as early as tonight and certainly on Thursday, March 5th and in the following days. We are looking forward to an amazing event for everyone.

NCTTA Championship Committee


If you are staying inside and wondering what the next Netflix show to binge on put that on hold b/c NCTTA has some binge worthy Live Streams to watch!

2020 West Regional Championship - Coed Teams & Women's Singles
Saturday, February 29 - 11:00 AM Pacific Time


2020 West Regional Championship - Women's Team & Men's Singles
Sunday, March 1 - 11:00 AM Pacific Time



2020 Northeast Regional Championship - Team Competition
Saturday, February 29 - 10:00 AM Eastern Time


2020 Northeast Regional Championship - Singles Competition
Sunday, March 1 - 9:00 AM Eastern Time



2020 South Regional Championship - Teams
Saturday, February 29 - 2:00 PM Central Time


2020 South Regional Championship - Singles
Sunday, March 1 - 9:00 AM Central Time


2020 Great Lakes Regional Championships--Singles and Teams

Saturday February 29th-- 10:00 AM Eastern time



2020 Midwest Regional Championship - Teams
Saturday, February 29 - 9:00 AM Central Time


2020 Midwest Regional Championship - Singles
Sunday, March 1 - 9:00 AM Central Time



NCTTA Video Contest--Join Today

Want to win some money to support your team for the next school year? NCTTA is running a video contest open to all schools! Submit a short video of your school's "Journey to Nationals" for a chance to win $100 off of your school's registration next year. Deadline for submission is March 22nd. Remember to bring your camera to Divisionals and Regionals and submit your video below!

Submission link: https://forms.gle/7ghFQAPoArFEEkAN7


NCTTA has reached the modern age and we hope this makes things easier for everyone involved!
Everyone in NCTTA needs to take note and SCAN and EMAIL the completed 2020 eligibility form 72 hours prior to your division tournament director or info@nctta.org


Remember, this form works as the Division and Regional Eligibility form. There is a separate eligibility form this year for the National Championships should you make it that far.


Example: Joe Smith played in his NCTTA Division tournament in the Fall, had to miss the Spring tournament but still wants to play in the Post Season (Regionals). Joe must be listed on the Spring Eligibility form and roster to play in Regionals.


(you have been warned)
Contact us if you have any questions! info@nctta.org

2020 NCTTA Divisional Winter/Spring Schedule is out!

From Paddle Palace TT club to AGTTA to Westchester Table Tennis club, Colleges and Universities are hosting around 30 division tournaments in the Spring/Winter semester. Click here for the updated Spring/Winter 2020 Division Schedule.


Remember rosters and eligibility forms are still due 72 hours PRIOR to your division date. 


NCTTA also hosts college singles tournaments in most of these divisions so sign up and pick up those medals! Please sign up today for singles

READY--SET--GOOOO (NCTTA 2019-20 Registration is up!)

It is time, NCTTA College Table Tennis Registration for the 2019-2020 season is OPEN!

Click here to get registered and click on teams!


We here at NCTTA are also very excited to partner with USA Table Tennis on a new membership perk for EVERY NCTTA member school

Every NCTTA school will now get 10 Free USATT memberships by following these easy steps!

Step 1: Register and Pay for NCTTA Membership

Step 2: Complete the NCTTA Eligibility form (have your school approve it and place your 10 people you want to have free USATT memberships as well as your other A team, Women's team athletes)

Step 3: Go to USATT's membership website and create an account for each of your 10 people

Step 4: Fill out this link for USATT membership activation

Florida State University Hosting ISET Coaching Certification

NCTTA Coaching Committee: Logan Zimmerman, Willy Leparulo and Dr. Alan Chu are on a bold mission to educate and certify as many coaches as possible into the world of college table tennis.

NCTTA's coaching certification has brought together coaches from all over the nation with on and off-the-table knowledge, skills and tricks of the trade! Currently there are 25 certified college table tennis coaches in North America! The coaching seminars are sponsored by ISET who has been a great supporter of these programs.  

Two more classes will be scheduled this summer and potentially a third one in the Fall semester.

Firstan NCTTA certification class is going to be in Tallahassee, Florida at the home of the Florida State University Seminoles at the Bobby E Leach Recreation Center on July 27th and 28th! Tallahassee is home to both Willy Leparulo and Logan Zimmerman (NCTTA Course Conductors).  

Register here for this certification class at Florida State University, July 27-28th.

Play or Volunteer in US Nationals at Vegas!

By Michael Reff


A USATT tourney is coming soon in end of June,

The 30th to July fifth so signing up now is opportune.

Over 90 events will have you spent, full of table tennis glory,

Matt Hetherington states, “it’s a diverse crowd of people” who play and “everyone has their own unique story!”


For college students fresh from playing in the NCTTA champs

This is a new chance to socialize and avoid offseason cramps.

It’s in Las Vegas (need I say more?), 40 tables with rubber flooring.

This is definitely not a tourney to be missed, the competition will not be boring.


There will also be sightings of recent champions from NCTTA,

From Yue Wu to Lily Zhang these TT powerhouses will slay!


And if you choose not to play you can also help volunteer.

And get some travel and hotel paid, while assisting in making this event of the year.

David Del Vecchio of video production is requesting any and all,

To help with cameras and live streaming, to keep the ponging viewers enthralled.


The volunteer schedule is slightly different July 2nd through 6th you’ll stay

You’ll help with setup and teardown too, “willingness to learn” is name of the game.

So come to US Nationals in whatever shape or form,

Experience variety of events, make memories that defy the norm!

Click here to sign up for the US Nationals today!

Reach out to David Del Vecchio for volunteering information: ddelvecc@gmail.com