Table Tennis



General Information

DATES: July 22-23, 2017.

Goodrich Middle School (4600 Lewis Ave, Lincoln, NE 68521- View map)

RULES: Except where noted below, games are to 11 points (must win by two), and matches are three out of five. Players alternate pairs of serves until a 10-10 score and then single serves to the end of the game. A legal serve must begin with a toss of 6 inches or more upward, from an open palm that is above and behind the playing surface, and the ball must be struck at a point behind the table. Except where noted below, paddles must have rubber topsheets of two different colors (usually red and black); the rubber can be smooth or have pips facing outward and can be with or without an underlying sponge layer. 

LUNCH: There is no break for lunch and no lunches provided, but there is usually time between matches to eat if you bring your own food, and nearly all players will have breaks between events. The tournament director may be able to provide 30-minute lunch breaks for some events.

NOTE: Spectators welcome!


View the Complete Event Details for a full list of divisions and events.

Competition Format

The specific format of each event depends on the number of players entered. Players in any event with at least four entrants are guaranteed at least three matches.

If there are fewer than six entrants, the event will consist of a single round robin.

Events with six or more entrants will be divided into smaller round robins, with a medal round to follow. Where possible, players will be seeded into round robins in an effort to avoid grouping the top players together. Recreational singles may require a second set of round robins before the medal round.
The format of the medal round will depend on the number of round robins feeding into it.

If there are three round robins, the medal round will have the three winners and each will play the other two. If these matches are split evenly, medals will be determined by the percentage of games won, with percentage of points won to break any ties.

If there are two round robins, the two group winners will play the championship match, with the winner getting the gold medal and the loser guaranteed a medal, and the two runners-up will play a match to determine who will be the third medalist. If the winner of the runners-up match and the loser of the gold medal match have already played a match in the event, the silver medal will go to the winner of that match and the bronze medal to the loser; otherwise, these players will play a final match, with the winner getting the silver medal and the loser getting the bronze.

New to Table Tennis?

The following information should help you choose which event(s) to enter. Anyone may enter any event subject to the given requirements of age, gender, or rating. The information given below is intended to help players choose events that they will enjoy.

Almost all singles events, including Open Singles, are for players of mixed abilities. Players should be aware, however, that the 40 & Over event generally draws very strong players.

Recreational Singles is for adults and teenagers who are inexperienced or have low ratings and for younger players with some experience. Inexperienced players under the age of 14 are better placed in the appropriate age-group event.

The 10 & Under and 13 & Under events are supervised by experienced players. We particularly want to welcome young people to the table tennis community.

Recreational Doubles is suitable for recreational players and teams with one strong player and one relatively inexperienced player. In contrast, Open Doubles is not a good choice for recreational players.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

First event - $22
Additional events - $10

First event - $27
Additional events - $10

The final registration deadline for this sport is July 12. This sport will accept late registrations with an additional $5 late fee.

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: If registering for a doubles event, the participant must still select “Myself” or “Another Participant” (NOT “Team”) on the first step of the registration process. The participant will be asked to list partner’s name. Entering their name DOES NOT register them for the event. Both team members must register themselves, or the participant can register all of the partner by selecting “Another Participant” on the first step of the registration process.

RATING: Participants with a USATT or Ratings Central rating who are registering via the paper entry form must list their rating in the Details section. Participants registering online will be prompted to enter their USATT or Ratings Central rating before check-out. A rating IS NOT required to register.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2017 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; 2017 Nebraska Sports Council Yearbook (available at packet pickup); Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Co-Director Glenn Ledder at 402-477-8306 or Co-Director Steve Soper at or at 402-915-1979.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or



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