Table Tennis

Everybody loves Table Tennis – even Arnold!  Every year he visits Table Tennis at the Arnold Sports Festival, walks up to one of the many tables, asks for a racket, and plays with anyone willing to take on the Governor!  He is such a great sport and loves to play with everyone -- but be CAREFUL or his backhand may TERMINATE YOU!

Deadline To Register Is Feb. 27

This is our 14th year overall and our third year at the impressive new location with over 60 Table Tennis tables on 70,000 square feet under world class lighting.  We remain excited each and every year to be a part of the largest annual Olympic-style sports event in the world.  Table tennis loves the respect gained along with the other 50 sports.

Everyone loves Table Tennis and now everyone can play. There will be tables at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (C-Pod) and at the Arnold Sportsworld Kids & Teens EXPO and the competition venue, the Voinovich Center, at the Ohio Expo Center that are open for free play. You can also compete in the recreation events if you want to play against other non-tournament players. See if you can be teh best "basement" player at the Arnold Table Tennis Challenge!

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Registration Form

Questions?  Contact Ed Hogshead at

2017 Tournament Highlights

• Play and fun for all!  See the entry form for Family Doubles and Divisions for Recreation Players

$10,000 Prize money with Extraordinary Trophies and Medals in 36 different event.

• Full day of events on Friday with two new and exciting categories

• Tiered Giant Round Robin events with 6 to 10 matches whether you win or lose

• Challenge the Robo-Pong robot and see elite athlete exhibitions at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Room E-170

• Super tournament location with Olympic-level lighting for ALL tables and matches

• All courts at least 19’ by 38’ with barriers

• Recreational events now on Saturday to better accommodate those that want to compete

• Wonderful sponsors: Butterfly, xClaim,, Columbus Table Tennis Club, PongOn, LLC;

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