Serving Girls and Boys in Urban Communities

During after school and weekend hours, we provide urban school students an opportunity to learn the exciting, dynamic and strategic sport of table tennis. AYTTO's programs incorporate more than table tennis. Through the sport that everyone loves to play, we teach leadership, fitness, teamwork, and fair play.

Have fun, make new friends...learn table tennis! A great school sport!





Special Announcements:

New York City High School League:  Breaking News!  Table Tennis is now an official varsity sport of the New York City Public Schools.   AYTTO is assisting The Public Schol Athletic League (PSAL) run a high school varsity table tennis league at 12 high schools this spring.   Stay tuned for more information or visit our please visit our events page.  This is major news and terrific for the sport in New York City, regionally and nationally.  

We need your support for - our sport, - participating students, and -  for much more.  To find out why, click here.      

New York City Middle School League:   16 Schools 126 Students participated int he middle school team championships March 9th.  For results and more information please visit our events page.   


Spring Program:   We partner with schools to run free and fee-based programs. We are currently running both Saturday and Sunday Academies in Queens and Manhattan in partnership with Chinese Community Center of Flushing. Please visit our events page for more information. 

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Register Your After School Program With AYTTO: AYTTO seeks to create a national directory of youth table tennis after school and weekend programs. Please register with us and receive expert advice, discounts and tips on equipment and best practices on how to run an outstanding youth program. Click here for more information.

Tables In The Schools Program AYTTO has partnered with SPiN New York and Stiga to offer tables to New York City and Boston Public Schools at steeply discounted costs. Contact us for more details. coach@aytto.org


Research Report on AYTTO. We encourage you to visit our website to see a terrific health report just prepared on our organization. Novel Approaches to Physical Activity and Life Skills - A Case for AYTTO by Matthew Simon, MD. Click here for a view of the report.

Donations: Please consider adding AYTTO as one of your favorite charities? A donation is as simple as clicking hereand it will assist us in providing a great program for inner-city school children. Every dollar we spend is matched by the school or after school program we partner with.

Ongoing: Video: Please view our new program video!

Our Mission:

American Youth Table Tennis Organization’s Mission is to organize, develop, and implement innovative programs in the international sport of Table Tennis that promote the emotional and physical well-being of inner-city youth.

Our Philosophy:

Our philosophy is to introduce, teach, and captivate our students through a wide variety of group games, fun skill building exercises. We follow national physical education teaching standards in which everyone participates and learns in a safe, fun and stimulating environment.

Table Tennis is not Ping Pong. It is a challenging, exciting, demanding, stimulating, tactical sport that is played at the Olympic Games and in every country in the world. We engage knowledgeable coaches, with extensive table tennis backgrounds, to teach, train and oversee our programs.

Through the sport of table tennis, we infuse, leadership, team work, fair play, and health related fitness into our lesson plans. We teach table tennis as it should be taught.

History:

The American Youth Table Tennis Organization, a 501(c) (3) organization, was founded in May 2001 by a group of table tennis enthusiasts, with the purpose of introducing the Olympic Sport of Table Tennis to disadvantaged youth.

What started out as one small successful program at the Hoe Avenue Boy’s and Girl's Club has expanded to a New York city-wide initiative in which AYTTO has coordinated over 20 after-school and in- school programs for York York City public schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Public School Athletic Leagues.

Over the past two years, AYTTO has provided quality instruction to over 1,500 children in various low income areas of New York City including the Lower East Side, South Bronx, East New York, Red Hook, Harlem, Greenpoint, and Bushwick.

In 2010 we introduced a middle school league to 16 New York City public middle schools. By 2012 this league has has expanded over 30 schools. We also run successful programs in Boston Massachusetts.

Please visit our Events and News pages for updates on our activities.


Board Members:

Jonathan Bricklin, Board Member

Mr. Jonathan Bricklin is a filmmaker and table tennis entrepreneur. In 2009, Mr. Bricklin and three partners, opened the country’s premier table tennis club, call SPiN NY on Park Avenue In Manhattan. As a filmmaker, Mr. Bricklin received national recognition for “The Entrepreneur” a documentary about his father Malcolm Bricklin – automobile executive and car designer.

Morris Jackson, Board Member

Mr. Jackson is the Director of Development for American University in Washington D.C. A graduate of George Washington University, Mr. Jackson has extensive knowledge and experience in private giving and fundraising. He is a lifetime avid table tennis player. Morris' son, Marcus, is one of the top high school table tennis players in the USA.

John McFadden, Board Member.

Mr. McFadden, a career banking professional, led JP Morgan Chase Technology Group as an Senior Vice President and Managing Director. He is a supporter of youth charities and an avid table tennis player

Ben Nisbet, Director.

Mr. Nisbet is currently employed by Sports & Arts In Schools Foundation as a Program Director. His work experience includes 12 years as a commercial lender for ABN AMRO Bank and two years as Executive Director of USA Table Tennis, the national governing body for the sport.

Brian Sentance, Board Member

Mr. Brian Sentance is the CEO, founder and director of Xenomorph, a software solutions provider to financial markets institutions. Prior to joining Xenomorph in 1995, Brian worked for JP Morgan in London.

In 1993 Brian completed a PhD in financial mathematics at Imperial College, University of London. Brian is married with two children. His interests include table tennis, tennis, cycling, and reading.


Program Support:

Muhammad Pirzada, Director of Programs.

Mr. Pirzada is responsible for all of AYTTO’s coaching activities and serves as the liaison between the schools and AYTTO programming. He was a top ranked junior table tennis player in Pakistan and represented that country in international competition.