2011 U.S. Open Table Tennis Championships coming to Milwaukee
Sporting an estimated $1.3 million economic impact for the greater Milwaukee area, the 2011 U.S. Open Table Tennis Championships are coming to Milwaukee's Frontier Airlines Center, June 30-July 5, 2011.
Joyce Grooms, membership director at the USATT confirmed the dates this morning.
Linda Leaf, president of the Shorewood Table Tennis Club and USA Table Tennis (USATT) board member, spearheaded the bid for the Milwaukee tournament. Visit Milwaukee and its membership assisted and are part of the local organization committee for the event.
The 2010 Badger Open, a large local table tennis event, is this weekend at the Center Court Sports Complex in Waukesha. More than 230 players from around the country will compete.
Spin Milwaukee, the city's new table tennis club, opened last month and holds its VIP grand opening Saturday, Sept. 25. Founder Susan Sarandon and actor Jamie Foxx are expected to attend.
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