About Us

The club was founded by Dr. Hiep Tran in September 2004, with the help of Bernard Eballar, Dan Barrett, and Morris Abraham.  We are thankful for the initial funding from the City of Newport News and Mr. Tom Manley (CEO of the TCElectric).  Our club has 16 tables and more than 120 barriers.

One of our goals is to promote the sport of table tennis in the state of Virginia and nationally.  We host two open tournaments and the annual Virginia State Championships yearly (only Virginia residents and students can participate in Virginia State Championships). All tournaments hosted by NNTTC are sanctioned by USATT unless otherwise noted.

Table tennis is one of the most popular recreational activities in the world. In 1988, it became the fastest official Olympic sport of all time. At competition levels, the ball can be traveling at speeds close to 100 miles per hour.

Current Officers:

Mr. Alexandre CamsonnePresident
Mr. Bill Boxer, Vice President
Mr. Timothy GarneyTreasurer
Dr. Hiep TranClub Advisor

Former Officers:

Dr. Hiep TranClub Advisor.  Dr. Tran founded Newport News Table Tennis Club (NNTTC) in 2004 and was the NNTTC President from 2004 to 2010.  Now, he resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and daughter and still serves as Club Advisor.

Dr. Michael Adjei, former President.  Dr. Adjei was the NNTTC President from 2010 to 2012.  Now, he resides in Seattle, WA.

Mr. Bernard Eballar, former President and Treasurer from 2012-2014.  He was also Vice Pesident from 2004-2010.  He lives in Virginia Beach, VA.

Mr. Richard Councilformer Vice President.  Mr. Council was the NNTTC Vice President from 2004 to 2008.  Now, he resides in Portsmouth, VA.

Ms. Tammy Tran, former Secretary.  She was the NNTTC Secretary and also helped us running tournaments from 2004 to 2005.  Now, she resides in Chesapeake, VA.

Mr. Dan Barrett, former Director of Coaching and Tournaments.  Now, he lives in Los Angles, CA.

Mr. Hal Barnes, former Vice President and Treasurer from 2012-2014.

Mr. David Jung, former Tournament Coordinator.  Mr. Jung helped running many major NNTTC Open and Closed tournaments from 2004 to 2010.  Now, he resides in Hampton, Virginia, and he is still a very active member.

Mr. Martin ArevaloTournament Director