Table Tennis

Big changes happening for the 16th year of celebrating diversity and competition through our Olympic sport of table tennis at the Arnold Table Tennis Challengel! We love being part of the largest annual sports spectacle in the world!

Come to one of the venues to help us celebrate all of the great things about table tennis – diversity with everyone competing – kids, adults, retirees; women, men, girls, boys, tall, short; AND players born in more than 20 countries. Our Olympic sport embraces all things good like no other! Yes, no matter who you are or how old you are, you compete with everyone – with one goal – to have fun. Everyone Loves Table Tennis!

Table tennis begins Friday at both the Columbus Table Tennis Club and the Spin and Smash Table Tennis & Ping Pong Center with Giant Round Robin events. Play in groups of 6-8 players with the top 4 from each group advancing to the single elimination competition. Family doubles and the fun-loving 41-point handicap events are on Friday evening. A Free Pizza Party for all to close out the Friday competition at the Spin and Smash Table Tennis & Ping Pong Center.

Questions: E-mail Ed Hogshead at

USA Table Tennis sanctioned events happen all day on Saturday at both locations. Check out the entry form at $10,000 in prizes and money to be awarded during the 3-day Arnold Table Tennis Challenge – in 29 different events! Come get yours!! Another Free Pizza Party closes out the Saturday competition at the Columbus Table Tennis Club. There is a very special invitational competition being planned for Saturday night for the top 8 ranked open singles players. You do not want to miss this!

Nine more USA Table Tennis sanctioned events are scheduled for Sunday at the two table tennis clubs. Don’t forget to check out some of the top junior players in the country with the under 10-year-olds competing on Sunday, the under 14-year-olds on Saturday, and the under 18-year-olds on Friday. You will not believe how good these kids are!

Hey! You that want to just have fun, check out the tables and ping pong robots in Room E170 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center at 400 N. High St.  Tables for open play or challenge the RoboPong are available from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Our bet is on Robo-Pong – even Arnold struggles against it!

We appreciate our sponsors and thank them for their valued support – Joola, The Spin and Smash Table Tennis & Ping Pong Center, The Columbus Table Tennis Club,, USATT Midwest Circuit, xClaim!, Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, Robo-Pong, and of course, the Arnold Sports Festival!

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