58th annual Robo-Pong Table Tennis Tournament takes place at IU South Bend this weekend

Published: Mar. 18, 2023 at 2:15 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The 58th Robo-Pong St. Joseph Valley Open is one of the longest run club tournaments in the country.

This year, it takes place Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, March 19, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m. in IU South Bend’s Student Activity Center.

The tournament is welcoming 200 entrants from 22 states, including past champions, Olympic coaches, and participants of all ages and skill levels.

“I enjoy running the tournaments, I enjoy watching the kids play. I enjoy watching the kids get better every year. I enjoy watching the top pros play. It’s a fun tournament to watch the best play at the sport. It’s a very fast sport, the ball goes 80 miles an hour with a lot of spin on it. There’s a lot of technique involved with our sport,” said tournament organizer, Brad Balmer.

For more information on the tournament or how you can get involved, click here.