Welcome Message


On behalf of the 2017 LA Open Table Tennis Tournament Committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you all 
to this spectacular event in Los Angeles, the City of Angels.

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 such magnitude in California. The huge successes we experienced that year had prompted us to make this tournament a permanent annual event. Now, in its seventh year, we are very proud to proclaim that LA Open offers the highest price award in the US and it is one of the most competitive tournaments in the nation. In addition, we expect this tournament to continue to grow in the number of events, the participation of high caliber of players and the large turnout of fans.

LA Open is a non-profit organization. We are very fortunate to have a group of very dedicated Board of Directors, committee chairs and many wonderful volunteers year in and year out to successfully carry out our mission and activities.

Currently, one of the committed missions of LA Open is to cultivate and encourage the training of young players in the US.  Last year, we added an under 12 RR event, which attracted 28 very talented young players. We expect this youth trend to continue have decided to add an under 15 RR new event.  Hopefully, we will make table tennis a more popular sport in the US, and then make our US table tennis players more competitive in the world stage.  .

Thank you all for your support of table tennis in California. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your suggestions for an even better table tennis experience.

Your financial contributions and volunteering work have always been greatly appreciated.

Here, I would like to use this opportunity to remind our players to maintain good sportsmanship throughout the tournament. It is our hope that through the table tennis competitions, we enhance the friendship among players.

Finally, “Good Luck” to all the players. I wish all of you be able to exhibit your personal best in the competitions.

Please join us to make 2017 LA Open Table Tennis Tournament one of the Best!

Chuching Wang, Ph.D
Chairman
2017 LA Open Table Tennis Tournament Committee