Throughout the years, our club and our members have been featured in local newspaper articles with reports on local, provincial and national level competition. Here are a few of those pieces. A special thank you to Judy Ellefson for tirelessly collecting these articles from various Edmonton-based archives.
From the City of Edmonton’s archives, a mid-1930’s report appearing in a local newspaper about the nascent Edmonton Table Tennis Association:
Table tennis in Edmonton was in its heyday in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The Edmonton Table Tennis Association served as an umbrella organization for local clubs in the region, organizing tournaments such as the Edmonton Open as well as other functions. From the City of Edmonton’s archives, here’s a report of tournament results, which includes familiar names such as Saul Glin and other past champions:
More photos from the 1950’s and 60’s of the table tennis scene in Edmonton, courtesy of the City of Edmonton’s archives:
The 1996 North American Table Tennis Championships took place in Edmonton and former Edmonton Table Tennis Club member Iwa Kong was a top competitor at the time. A 1996 Edmonton Journal article talks about Iwa Kong as well as her parents, Kam and Lai Chu Kong and their involvement in table tennis. Kam and Lai Chu are current members of Edmonton Table Tennis Club: