Nationals Virginia State Qualifying Tournament (SQT) 2022

March 25th to 27th 2022

  • Come practice after tables are setup on Friday March 25th 2022 from 4 PM to 8 PM
  • Tournament will be held on Saturday March 26th and Sunday March 27th 2022
  • Information about SQT on USATT website

The top three finishers in each Championship Event in each state (who are US citizens) will be automatically seeded in the Main Draw at the US Nationals for that event – and, just as importantly – those three top finishers get entry into that event at the US Nationals for free.

Venue :

Denbigh Community Center

15198 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23608
Phone: 757-812-7900

COVID guidelines

We will follow the state regulation, recreation center and USATT guidelines which can evolve by the time of the tournament. Currently masks will be required to be worn at all the time when not playing or eating. If you feel unwell, please cancel your participation and request a refund.


The current recommended hotel is :

Comfort Suites, 12570 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602

It is conveniently located near the airport and a shopping mall with several dining options and 3.1 miles from the venue. Transportation to the venue will be avalaible for people flying in and who do not want to rent a car.

Comfort Suites Newport News Airport to Denbigh Community Center – Google Maps

Please contact us at if you are interested in staying at this hotel so we can group the reservation to get a rebate. Expected price per night will be 129$ instead of regular price if we can get up to 10 bookings.

Other accomodations with different level of confort are also available

hotels near Denbigh Community Center, Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA – Google Maps

Tournament registration through omnipong at :

T-Tourney (

Current list of registered players

Registration will be done with using Omnipong with payements through Paypal

Tournament Program

Hardbat event

  • We will follow hardbat rules
    • only full wood paddles ( no carbon or synthetic layer )
    • one of the following covering:
      • Leyland (“Hock” rubber)
      • Air Classique
      • Andro Classic
      • Butterfly Orthodox
      • Dunlop Barna Original
      • Friendship RITC “Dr Evil”
      • Gambler Peace Keeper OX
      • ATP Reisman, ATP “Leland Era”
      • Valor Premier
      • TSP Millitall
      • Yasaka A-1-2, A-1, or A2
      • Yasaka Cobalt
  • A few paddles will be available in case you don’t have eligible paddle

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Water will be provided for free to all participants with a limited selection of snacks in addition to the vending machines.

Several options for dining are available near the venue from fast food to restaurants :

Restaurants – Google Maps

Few places I have tried near the venue

What to do in Newport News

You are welcome to spectate other events but if it is your first time in Hampton Roads, here are a few things you can do before or after playing your event

  • Parks and museums
    • Mariners park and museum : naval museum and park with walking trail
    • Newport park
  • Shopping
    • Patrick Henry Mall
    • City Center
    • Tech Center
    • Port Warwick
    • Hilton Village
  •  Dining by genre
    • Seafood
      • Crab Shack
      • Bonefish Grill
    • Italian
      • Carabas
      • Al Fresco
    • Steakhouse
      • Outback Schlesinger
    • Korean
      • Kyung Sung
      • Mona
    • Vietnamese
      • Bamboo One
      • Pho 79
      • Pho 83
    • Japanese
      • Sushi Yoma
      • Hayashi
    • Indian
      • Aago
      • Nawab
    • Brunch
      • Schlesinger on week-end

Other nearby cities to visit

  • Parks, museum, attractions
    • Yorktown
      • American Revolution Museum
      • Riverfront
      • Yorktown Batlle tour
    • Williamsburg
      • Bush Gardens
      • Colonial Williamsburg
      • College of Willam and Mary
    • Norfolk
      • Naval museum
      • Old Dominion University
      • Ocean Front
    • Virginia Beach
      • Beach Ocean Front
      • Aquarium