JOOLA Sponsors the Midwest Circuit and Heads to America’s Team Championship


Earlier this year, JOOLA and the Midwest Table Tennis Circuit announced a 5-year partnership. All Midwest Circuit events are now using JOOLA equipment. The Midwest Circuit comprises of 4 major tournaments, the Arnold Table Tennis Challenge in Columbus Ohio (March 2-4, 2018), the America’s Team Championship in Rockford, Illinois (May 26-27, 2018), the Badger Open in Franklin, Wisconsin (September 14-16, 2018), and the Edgeball Open in Chicago, Illinois (October 27-28, 2018).


These popular and well attended events are led by a fantastic partnership between Ed Hogshead, Linda Leaf, and Englebert Solis. Their leadership has helped create well-organized, professional competitions that are helping to make a name for the sport in the Midwest.


On the partnership, Ed Hogshead said, “The USATT Midwest Table Tennis Circuit is excited to welcome JOOLA as the official table tennis equipment supplier for the next five years. We're honored by the respect and trust that JOOLA has placed in the Circuit. During the past year, more than 2,000 players have competed for over $50,000 in prize money. The future is great for table tennis competition in the Midwest Region.”


As part of the Midwest Circuit, JOOLA is excited to be heading to the America’s Team Championship in Rockford, Illinois this May. This two-day tournament will be housed at UW Health Sports Factory, one of the largest sports facilities in the Midwest.


The tournament will host 6 divisions. Division 1 consists of 6 to 8 teams, while Divisions 2-6 will consist of 8-10 teams each. The competition format is the Swaythling Cup format with the best 5 out of 9 singles matches. Each team has 3 to 5 members with 3 playing in each round and players can expect to play in more than 8 rounds of competition.


The America’s Team Championship will be using USATT approved JOOLA 3000SC Table Tennis Tables and JOOLA Flash 40+ Three-star Plastic Table Tennis Balls. The 3000SC is the top selling JOOLA professional line table. More competitions in the US are played on this table than any other table on the market.


In addition to the Midwest Circuit, JOOLA continues its major tournament support as the official table for USA Table Tennis’s US Open, US National Championships, World Veteran’s Championships, Los Angeles Open, and the JOOLA North American Teams Championships.



Table tennis tables aren't just for a normal game of 11 point table tennis. There are many ways you can enjoy your JOOLA table. We've put together this list of exciting and different games to play. We call it the Fun Games series and they are all listed here with instructional videos for you to check out. Some of the games can be played in your basement and some are better suited for a table tennis club. Play them all and let us know which one is your favorite or if you have invented any fun games that you would like to share.

 
Around The World
Requires: 3 or more players, one ball, and one table tennis table
 4 Table Tennis
Requires: spacious room, at least 2 players, one ball, and 4 table tennis tables

 
   
Wall Pong
Requires: 2 players, one ball, and at least one table tennis table
 Long Ball
Requires: spacious room, at least 2 players, one ball, 2 table tennis tables

 
   
Double Bounce
Requires: 2 players, one ball, and one table tennis table
 Chanservy Pong
Requires: at least 2 players, one ball, 2 or 3 table tennis tables



   
King of the Hill
Requires: at least 2 players, one ball, and one table tennis table
 Jungle or Floor Pong
Requires: spacious room, at least 3 players, one ball, and one table tennis table

 
   
Multi Pong
Requires: 2 players, at least two balls, and one table tennis table

 Playback Position
Requires: 2 players, one ball, and one table tennis table

 
   
Floor Table Tennis
Requires: 2 players, one balls, and one two piece table tennis table
 Ball Control Exercises 
Requires: 1 player and one ball