By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Sep 13, 2010 at 4:07 PM

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.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.