North American Table Tennis, LLC conducted its first major event in November of 1998, the North American Teams Table Tennis Championships in Baltimore, Maryland. This event is one of three Majors for the sport of table tennis in the United States. Previously, the Teams had been held in Detroit, MI, but in 1998 the operator was unable to hold his event. Players were delighted when NATT moved the event to its new home in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor bringing “professionalism and new enthusiasm to the sport”.
Leadership and Events
Thanks to a lifetime as a player, Richard Lee had identified several areas in which USA Table Tennis events could be improved. Through professional event management and software development, NATT has been able to develop events that are the most attended in USA Table Tennis. NATT has even been contracted to manage the US Open Championships, the US National Championships, US Open Team Championships, and the US Olympic Team Trials.
Going “On the Road”
In 2000, NATT developed a tour of table tennis events, bringing professionally operated events to venues across America. With industry support for this activity from Sporting Goods Manufacturers, the North American Table Tennis Tour was born. For the first time in USA Table Tennis history, an independent operator took the sport “on the road.”
Our Partners and Supporters
Amateur Athletic Union
The standard in amateur sports. Previously the leader in representing the U.S. in international sports federations, the AAU worked closely with the Olympic movement to prepare athletes for the Olympic games. Has since focused its efforts into providing sports programs for all participants of all ages beginning at the grass roots level, evident by its over 670,000 participants and 100,000 volunteers.
The top of the line in table tennis equipment, known worldwide for top quality and performance that meet and exceeds the exacting specifications of professional players. The official table of the Olympic Games in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, and Athens 2004. JOOLA, for the Champion in You!
USA Table Tennis
Organized under the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for table tennis in the United States; a member service organization promoting table tennis by creating opportunities for its diverse members to participate in the sport through clubs and tournaments across the nation. Member of the International Table Tennis Federation, and responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Pan American and Olympic Games.
North American Table Tennis, LLC.
15800 Crabbs Branch Way, Suite 250
Rockville, MD 20855 USA