Eau Claire, Wis. – Visit Eau Claire, in conjunction with the Eau Claire Sports Commission, is happy to welcome the 2015 TMS College Table Tennis National Championships April 10-12, 2015 at McPhee/Olson Physical Education Center on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Campus.
The National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) is the governing body for college table tennis in the United State and Canada, consisting of 162 participating colleges. The National Championships are the culmination of 2014-2015 NCTTA season played in the fall and spring. The top 250 college table tennis players in the US & Canada, representing 50 of the top college teams, have qualified through division and regional play to come to Eau Claire.
This year’s event will include four former or reigning US National Champions, four Olympians, plus international champions attending college in the US or Canada. Competition will be held from 9:00am-9:00pm on Friday, April 10th, 9:00am-6:00pm on Saturday, April 11th, and 9:00am-4:00pm on Sunday, April 12th. Admission is $10.00 per day, or $30.00 for a weekend pass. Students are admitted for $5.00 per day or $10.00 for a weekend pass with valid student ID.
The 2015 National Championship event is the first booked event under the strategic facilities partnership between Visit Eau Claire and UW-Eau Claire. The partnership, the first of it’s kind in the nation between a destination marketing organization and a university, allows Visit Eau Claire to market university facilities for sporting events and meetings on guaranteed dates, within a 36-month booking window. Without this agreement, this event would not have been possible.
The event has an estimated economic impact of $140,250 for the Eau Claire Area.
Visit Eau Claire effectively markets the Eau Claire area as a destination for conventions, group tour, sporting events, and leisure markets; to promote regional economic growth; to enhance the area’s overall identity and image; to sell fun, promote fun, and most importantly – Have FUN!