On behalf of the 2018 LA Open Table Tennis Tournament Committee, it is my greatest pleasure to welcome you all to this spectacular event.
In 2011, under the leadership of our Founder Dr. Yungtai Hsu, we inaugurated this table tennis event. It was the first table tennis tournament of highest magnitude in California. The huge successes we experienced that year had prompted us to make this tournament a permanent annual event. Now, in its consecutive eighth year, we proudly proclaim that not only LA Open offers the highest cash price award in the US, but also provides with the most competitive platform in the nation.
In recognition of our highly acclaimed tournaments, USATT, the official national governing body of table tennis, has appointed LA Open Committee to hold the 2018 National Ranking Tournament (NRT). This is the first time USATT has appointed a California table tennis organization to hold the NRT. LA Open has begun to organize 2018 NRT simultaneously with 2018 LA Open during the coming Labor Day weekend (August 31- Sept. 2, 2018). To accommodate the added exciting events and players, we have chosen Next Level Sports Complex, a larger and ultramodern sports facility in Garden Grove of California, as the new venue for the events. We believe all our players and fans would enjoy this new venue as well as the added exciting high caliber events.
LA Open is a non-profit organization. We are very fortunate to have a professionally dedicated Board of Directors, committee chairs and many compassionate volunteer year in and year out to fulfill the called duties successfully.
With the collaboration with USATT, we will make table tennis a more popular sport in the US, and US table tennis players more competitive on the world stage.
Thank you all for your support for table tennis. Your financial contributions and volunteering work have always been greatly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your suggestions that would benefit this sport.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind players of all level to maintain sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Finally, “Good Luck” to all the players. I wish all of you exhibit your personal best in the competitions.
Please join us to make 2018 LA Open Table Tennis Tournament one of the Best!
Chuching Wang, Ph.D
2018 LA Open Table Tennis Tournament Committee