Table Tennis


General Information

DATES: July 21-22, 2018.

SITE: Belmont Recreation Center, Lincoln (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. Tournament will be played with the DHS D40+ 3-Star ball.

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 majority on events will be held as a round robin format to ensure players get enough matches per event. However, based on the number of entries per event, whether they be large or small, the tournament directors reserve to right to change the format of any event as they see fit to keep them running in a timely manner.

Match scores, except for hardbat, are sent to This is a requirement in order to participate in events.

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

$35 for first event until July 6
Additional events - $10

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.

Competition in the 2018 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; 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 Steve Soper at 402-915-1979 or or Co-Director Jarry Petterson at 402 326-7499 or

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



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