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Merger expands 888 TTC SERVICES with the Opening of 888 TTC – San Jose

888 Table Tennis Center (888 TTC), a world-class table tennis facility in Burlingame, Calif., today announced its merger with Spartans Table Tennis Club, opening 888 TTC – San Jose. With this merger, 888 TTC will reach more athletes in the community and enable higher caliber group and individual performance, stronger event and league play, professional training and competition planning, and the ability to offer specialized support services including physical conditioning and mental coaching.

“We are thrilled about the opportunities and benefits this joint force will offer,” said Jörg Bitzigeio, Director, 888 TTC. “Mutual knowledge and expertise can now be shared and used together for the benefit of the athletes.”

As table tennis continues to grow in popularity, 888 TTC has become a training and tournament destination for athletes competing at the highest levels. Athletes will now have access to an integrated table tennis program, and world class resources across two locations in the Bay Area.

888 TTC – San Jose will operate under the supervision of USATT National Team coach Tao Wenzhang, who will also join the 888 TTC coaching staff and compete for 888 TTC in national and international competitions.

Kanak Jha, 2-time Olympian 2016, 2021 and 888 TTC player, “It’s really exciting news to hear about the expansion of 888 to a second location in San Jose. It shows how serious 888 are to help develop table tennis in the Bay Area, the largest hotspots of the sport in the country. 888 is a center that is on another level from any other club in the country. They are committed to bringing a new standard of excellence for all players in the USA, and especially the upcoming generation of players.”

Nikhil Kumar, 2021 Olympian and Spartans player, “I’m very excited and looking forward to the partnership and it’s great to see the two teams from 888 Table Tennis and Spartans TTC coming together. I believe this is a great opportunity for students from both teams to be able to help each other and improve as one strong team.”

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