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Tom Dannenfelser and Dirk Petersen
The club began operation in July of 1997 with 6 tables and about 10 members.
My, how we've grown!
Unfortunately, Dirk moved back to his home state of Nebraska in April, 2004.
North American Team Championships
Baltimore, MD Nov 23-25, 2007 - Group 8 Winners
Mark Webber, Gary Pentecost, Ron Forks, Tom Dannenfelser
Team captain Mark Weber lead the team in an undefeated sweep of their 16 team group
This is a wonderful playing facility which can accomodate 9-10 tables. The playing area for each table is about 15 x 30 feet. Barriers reduce the amount of ball chasing.
We use some the best equipment available.
For warm-up and practice you can use our Amicus 3000 robot. This is the most advanced training robot in the sport of table tennis.
|Max Salisbury (1921-2009)
A table tennis legend in Fort Wayne and around the nation.
He was actively playing and running his club until a few days before he passed away at the age of 88!
A retired surgeon, Bob is a relative newcomer to the sport.
His is one of our most enthusiastic ambassadors.
The wind-up is everything.
Ron is a firm believer in the strategy that if your shots aren't working,
it can't hurt to seek a little help from above.
John demonstrates the pen hold grip used by many Chinese players.
It's always good to know someone who works for the IRS.
Under the tutelage of his dad, John, Sam is another of our
rising young players. With solid fundamentals and good strokes
he is developing into a fine player.
Ricky proudly displays his well deserved trophies after winning an impressive two events at the
May, 2008 St. Joe Valley Open.
|Jenning Li and daughter Kelia
Table tennis is a father/daughter bonding activity these two. At age 10, Kelia has bright future in the sport. (Dad's not bad either)
(He's Scottish, not Irish)
Brian proudly displays his trophy from one of our monthly club tournaments.
|Journal Gazette News
January 18, 2006
A very nice full page article was written by Phil Bloom after a visit to the club. This is a PDF file. It can printed on tabloid sized paper (11x17) for the full newspaper effect.