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Table Tennis Festival & TT4ALL in the Sahtu

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Excitement is in the air as the Table Tennis 4 All (TT4ALL) program gears up to launch its initiative in the Sahtu region, thanks to the generous support of Sport Canada and Table Tennis Canada. This collaborative effort aims to bring the joy of Table Tennis to communities in the North, fostering a love for the sport and providing valuable training opportunities for aspiring athletes.

The program will kick off with training sessions alongside Arctic Winter Games athletes in Fort Good Hope, offering participants a unique chance to learn from and train with elite players in the region. Following this, a Table Tennis Festival will be held in Norman Wells, inviting communities from across the region to come together for a fun-filled event celebrating the sport.

In addition to engaging with students in schools and hosting community sessions, the program will also offer a National Coach certification community coaching session for those interested in delving deeper into the world of Table Tennis coaching. This initiative aims to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to promote and develop table tennis within their communities.

The schedule for the weekend in Norman Wells (at Mackenzie Mountain School) is as follows:

Friday, February 23, 2024
4pm Free Play
5:30pm Dinner
7-9pm Table Tennis 101

Saturday, February 24, 2024
9am Breakfast
10am 11 years and older
11am 10 years and younger
1pm Lunch
2pm Community Coaching
3pm TT4ALL tournament

The Table Tennis 4 All program is thrilled to bring its initiative to the Sahtu region and looks forward to engaging with participants of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a seasoned player or a newcomer to the sport, there is something for everyone to enjoy and learn from during this exciting weekend in the Sahtu.

We can’t wait to see you soon in the Sahtu as we come together to celebrate the spirit of Table Tennis and the joy of community sports. Get ready to pick up a paddle, rally with friends, and experience the thrill of table tennis in the North!

For more information and updates on the TT4ALL program, stay tuned for announcements and details on how you can get involved in this exciting initiative. We look forward to welcoming you to the world of table tennis in the Sahtu region!

Table Tennis Program Coming to Yellowknife

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Table Tennis enthusiasts in Yellowknife have a reason to rejoice as a new program is set to launch in partnership with the City of Yellowknife, offering both adults and youth the opportunity to showcase their skills and enjoy the sport.

Commencing on April 6th, 2024, the program will consist of 7 sessions dedicated to training and practice. Participants can look forward to engaging sessions that will take place at William MacDonald School, providing a conducive environment for learning and playing Table Tennis.

This initiative aims to promote the growth and development of Table Tennis in Yellowknife, fostering a community of players who share a passion for the sport. By partnering with the City of Yellowknife, the program seeks to provide accessible and engaging opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in and enjoy table tennis.

Table Tennis for Adults

Table Tennis for Youth

Master the game, from beginner to pro! This course is tailor-made for players of all levels, whether you’re just starting out or already a seasoned player. Dive into the world of Table Tennis with us and unlock the secrets of the game. From mastering the basics to unleashing advanced strokes, we’ve got you covered! Join us on this exciting journey and take your skills to new heights! No Class April 20

Whether you are a seasoned player looking to enhance your skills or a newcomer eager to learn and have fun, this program offers a welcoming space for everyone to come together and experience the thrill of table tennis. Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to see the sport of table tennis flourish in Yellowknife.

Invitation to Participate in #weareallteamnt Project

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Hockey & Table Tennis are thrilled to continue the initiative, #weareallteamnt, which aims to shine a spotlight on the incredible individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to support our athletes and coaches in multi-sport games. We believe it is essential to recognize and celebrate these unsung heroes who contribute significantly to the success of our sporting events.

If you know of anyone within your organization who would be interested in participating in this project, we kindly request you to share their contact information with us. You can send an email to thor@tabletennisnorth.ca, and we will promptly get in touch with them to arrange a video interview at a convenient time. To give you an idea of what to expect, check out the link below. These interviews not only provide a platform for these remarkable individuals to share their stories but also inspire others to join our cause.

We are excited about the opportunity to connect with most of you in the next few weeks and collaborate on this project. Together, we can showcase the dedication and passion that drives our sporting community.

Exciting TT4ALL Table Tennis Tournament Set to Take Place in Yellowknife

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We are delighted to announce the upcoming third TT4ALL tournament, scheduled to be held in Yellowknife. Save the date for Saturday, February 17th, 2024, as William McDonald School transforms into the epicenter of thrilling Table Tennis action in Yellowknife.

Commencing at 5pm, this event guarantees an exhilarating opportunity to challenge the skilled TEAM NT Arctic Winter Games athletes while engaging in friendly competition. The tournament welcomes participants of all ages, with no age-specific categories—just an open singles event where individuals can demonstrate their talents.

To secure your place in the TT4ALL event in Yellowknife, ensure to register by February 14th, 2024, using the registration form available HERE.

Attention officials! If you are keen on participating and honing your game skills, kindly reach out to us via email at info@tabletennisnorth.ca, and we will reserve two tables exclusively for you.

We acknowledge that participants from smaller communities may have concerns regarding accommodation and transportation expenses. Hence, we encourage you to explore funding opportunities through the Mackenzie Recreation Association. Visit their website at https://mranwt.ca/funding-overview to discover the available funding options that can assist in covering your tournament-related costs.

Prepare to immerse yourself in the excitement of Table Tennis and join us for an unforgettable TT4ALL tournament in Yellowknife. We eagerly anticipate your presence at this thrilling event!

TT4ALL Event in Yellowknife: A Wonderful Experience for the Capital City

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The TT4ALL event held at William MacDonald School in Yellowknife on January 27th, 2024, was a resounding success. With over 50 participants, the event provided an introduction to the sport of Table Tennis while offering fun matches for all attendees. The event showcased inclusivity and brought together individuals from various walks of life, including both youth and adults.

The highlight of the event was the gripping final match between Nikhilesh Gohil and Akiko Iwase. The match went all the way to the 5th set, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. In the end, Nikhilesh Gohil emerged as the winner, displaying exceptional skill and determination.

One of the remarkable aspects of the TT4ALL event was its open nature, allowing participants from all backgrounds to take part. It was heartening to witness youth competing against adults, fostering a sense of camaraderie and sportsmanship. The event successfully created an inclusive and enjoyable atmosphere for everyone involved.

Looking ahead, the organizers are excited about upcoming events in the Beaufort Delta, Sahtu, and South Slave regions over the next two months. These events promise to continue the spirit of inclusivity and fun, providing more opportunities for table tennis enthusiasts to come together and showcase their skills.

Final Standings:
1st Place: Nikhilesh Gohil
2nd Place: Akiko Iwase

The TT4ALL event in Yellowknife was a memorable experience for the capital city. With its focus on inclusivity, exciting matches, and a diverse participant base, the event exemplified the joy and camaraderie that table tennis can bring. The success of this event sets the stage for future events in the region, fostering a thriving table tennis community.

TT4ALL Fun Activities in Hay River

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Calling all Table Tennis enthusiasts in Hay River! Get ready for some exciting days filled with fun and engaging Table Tennis sessions. TT4ALL is thrilled to announce its upcoming activities in Hay River on February 1-2, 2024.

Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the sport, these sessions are designed to provide a fun and inclusive environment for everyone. Join us as we come together to enjoy the thrill of table tennis and improve our skills. TT4ALL believes in the power of inclusivity, and these sessions are open to individuals of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or a seasoned player seeking friendly competition, there’s something for everyone.

These sessions offer a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow table tennis enthusiasts in Hay River. Share your passion for the sport, exchange tips and tricks, and forge new friendships within the local table tennis community.

Thursday, February 1, 2024
1 – 1:45pm adults
2 – 2:45pm adults
3:45 – 4:30pm for ages 10-13
4:45 – 5:30pm for ages 14-16

2 – 2:45pm for ages 10-13
3 – 3:45pm for ages 14-16
4 – 4:45pm Adults

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us via info@tabletennisnorth.ca!!!

Join Us for the Second TT4ALL Tournament in Yellowknife!!!

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We are thrilled to announce that our highly anticipated second TT4ALL tournament is set to take place in Yellowknife this weekend. Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 27th, 2024, as William McDonald School becomes the hub of exciting Table Tennis action in Yellowknife.

Starting at 5pm, this event promises to be a fantastic opportunity to challenge the talented TEAM NT Arctic Winter Games athletes while enjoying some friendly competition. The tournament is open to participants of all ages, with no specific age categories—just an open singles event where everyone can showcase their skills.

To secure your spot in the TT4ALL event in Yellowknife, make sure to register by Thursday, January 25, 2024, using the registration form available at https://forms.gle/qVZbzsNRCC3VaNcw7.

Calling all officials! If you’re interested in participating and getting some game routine in, please send us an email (info@tabletennisnorth.ca), and we will allocate two tables specifically for you.

We understand that participants from small communities may have concerns about accommodation and transportation costs. That’s why we encourage you to apply for funding through the Mackenzie Recreation Association. Visit their website at https://mranwt.ca/funding-overview to learn more about the available funding options that can help cover your expenses for the tournament.

Get ready to experience the thrill of table tennis and join us for an unforgettable TT4ALL tournament in Yellowknife. We look forward to seeing you there!

TT4ALL Event in Fort Providence Declared a Resounding Success

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The recently concluded TT4ALL event in Fort Providence proved to be a remarkable celebration of Table Tennis. Over the course of seven days, Deh Gah School, the local Table Tennis Club, and the community came together to explore and embrace the sport.

The highlight of the event was an exciting tournament that attracted 26 enthusiastic participants. The competition was fierce, with players showcasing their skills and determination. After a thrilling final match, Neilson Vandell from Fort Providence emerged as the deserving winner. His hard-fought victory against Carter Sadowick, an Arctic Winter Games athlete, added an extra layer of excitement to the event.

What made the TT4ALL event truly special was the overwhelming participation it received. More than 50 individuals, both young and old, took part in the event, eager to try their hand at table tennis. The atmosphere was filled with joy, camaraderie, and a shared passion for the sport.

The success of the TT4ALL event in Fort Providence can be attributed to the collective efforts of the organizers, volunteers, and the entire community. Their dedication and commitment to promoting table tennis as an inclusive and accessible sport were evident throughout the event.

The event not only provided an opportunity for individuals to showcase their table tennis skills but also served as a platform for fostering a sense of community and togetherness. It brought people from different backgrounds and age groups together, creating lasting memories and friendships.

As the curtains closed on the TT4ALL event, the organizers expressed their gratitude to everyone who contributed to its success. They hope that the event’s positive impact will continue to resonate within the community, inspiring more individuals to embrace table tennis as a recreational and competitive sport. With its vibrant atmosphere, thrilling matches, and overwhelming participation, the event showcased the power of table tennis to bring people together and create a sense of unity.

Walk to Tuk

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Table Tennis North is thrilled to join forces with the NWT Recreation & Park Association for the Walk to Tuk initiative.

Our team, known as the Ping Pong Rockstars, consists of a talented group of table tennis players. Walk to Tuk presents a fantastic opportunity for residents of the NWT to engage in a safe, healthy, and exciting winter activity. We are eagerly looking forward to seeing all participants on the journey to Tuk and are excited to contribute to this wonderful initiative. Let’s lace up our walking shoes and make this a memorable experience for everyone involved!

Table Tennis For All Tournament Series Comes to Northwest Territories

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Fort Providence, Northwest Territories – Exciting news for Table Tennis enthusiasts in the Northwest Territories! Table Tennis North, in collaboration with Table Tennis Canada and Sport Canada, is thrilled to announce the launch of the Table Tennis For All tournament series. This series of events aims to engage participants of all ages and skill levels in the sport of table tennis while fostering a sense of community and friendly competition.

The Table Tennis For All tournament series will consist of six events, taking place from January to March 2024, in all five regions of the Northwest Territories. These events, known as “Table Tennis Festivals,” will provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about the sport, improve their skills, and enjoy some friendly competitions.

The festivals will feature a range of activities designed to cater to players of all levels, from beginners to experienced players. Participants will have the chance to receive coaching, engage in practice sessions, and participate in various tournament formats. Whether you are a seasoned player or new to the sport, these events offer a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone to enjoy the game of Table Tennis.

Here are the dates for the upcoming Table Tennis For All tournaments:

Fort Providence – Sign up: https://forms.gle/Y4WZ8otu9yggjak37
January 21, 2024
Snowshoe Centre, Fort Providence
Winner: Neilson Vandell, Fort Providence

Yellowknife – Sign up: https://forms.gle/Y4WZ8otu9yggjak37
January 27, 2024, 5pm
William McDonald School, Yellowknife

TBD – Sign up: n/a yet
February 4, 2024

TBD – Sign up: n/a yet
February 25, 2024

TBD – Sign up: n/a yet
March 3, 2024

TBD – Sign up: n/a yet
March 30, 2024

All events will start at 10:30am with an open competition. So, anyone can join. We also have prizes available for the winners:

  1. Place $150 gift card local store
  2. Place $75 gift card local store
  3. Place $25 gift card local store

The organizers of the Table Tennis For All tournament series extend a warm invitation to anyone interested in participating. Regardless of age or skill level, everyone is welcome to join these events and experience the joy of Table Tennis. Whether you are looking to compete, learn, or simply have fun, these festivals provide a fantastic opportunity to engage with the sport and connect with fellow Table Tennis enthusiasts.

To sign up for the Table Tennis Festivals or to obtain more information, please visit the Table Tennis North website or contact the event organizers directly. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a part of the table tennis community in the Northwest Territories.

Get your paddles ready, mark your calendars, and join us for an unforgettable series of Table Tennis For All events!

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