In 2011, the Providence Journal covered Chinese Dissident Poet, Xue Di, and his interest in table tennis.Xue Di is a member of the RI Table Tennis Hall of Fame.
RITTA members Steve Hopkins and Xue Di were paid actors in a series of MetroPCS commercials.The pair were featured in the set of commercials that aired for about a year (they are playing table tennis in a park).
The Rhode Show
Local WPRI news show called “The Rhode Show” created a piece on the Rhode Island Table Tennis Club.
Steve Hopkins traveled with teammate Estefania Ramirios to run a table tennis event for the Cincinnati Bengals at their stadium in Cincinnati..
Steve Hopkins is in charge of table tennis operations for the annual Pucks & Paddles event that
uses table tennis as a fund-
raiser by matching Bruins
players with fans in a
doubles tournament. RITTA
players serve as referees.
The event brings in more
than $120,000 per year for
What we do
RI Table Tennis is a 501(c)3.In addition to
running the Manville club location, our group
are dedicated to promoting the sport.We
have donated time, space, money and
equipment to a variety of causes.
Donate a table, paddle, net assembly, barriers, funds, or your time to help establish table tennis clubs, leagues, and teams in schools across Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
Before the pandemic, one could argue that Rhode Island Table Tennis had only closed once in its history - and that was for World War II. There is a rich history here that includes a Monday League that has run continuously since the 1940s, and State Championships extending into the 1930s. Come and be a part of this rich history.