2023 US Open Table Tennis Championships Return to Southern California
by USA Table Tennis
USATT Brings the Most Prestigious International Table Tennis Event in the United States back to the Ontario Convention Center for the Second Consecutive Year
(Colorado Springs, CO – June 9, 2023) – USA Table Tennis (“USATT”) and Greater Ontario California (GOCAL) today jointly announced that the 2023 US Open Table Tennis Championships will be held at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California. This marks the second consecutive year that this inland Southern California city has served as the host for the Open. Last year’s event boasted one of the largest fields in the 90-plus year history of the Open, and it is expected that Greater Los Angeles Area location will draw another big and highly competitive group for what is largely considered the most prestigious international table tennis tournament in the United States, which will run from December 16 – 21, 2023.
“We’re thrilled to be headed back to Southern California for the Open,” said USATT Chief Executive Officer Virginia Sung. “Last year’s Open in Ontario proved to be an outstanding success in virtually every measurable category – including the size and quality of the playing field. We all saw first-hand how important and influential our sport is in the State of California – and how beautiful the Inland Los Angeles area can be during the month of December. Of course, we believe it is important to build the momentum of our sport and the support of the table tennis community in southern California as we continue the march towards the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.”
“We are thrilled to be joining forces once again with USATT to host the US Open Table Tennis Championships here in our community,” said GOCAL Director of Sales Arlette Garibay. “Last year’s Open was a resounding success, and we are going to do all within our power to help USATT build on those highlights and help make this year’s event another thrilling competition.”
Last year’s US Open saw Kou Lei, who is currently based in Northern California, win the Men’s Singles Event for the second consecutive year; while Amy Wang, who is based on the other side of the country in New Jersey, won her first US Open Women’s Singles title.
Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the City of Ontario is located on the western edge of San Bernardino County within what is known as the Greater Los Angeles Area. It boasts an International Airport (Ontario International Airport) just ten minutes from the Ontario Convention Center and an Amtrak Station for those who elect to travel by train.
The Greater Ontario area offers an abundance of things to see and do including world class shopping in the massive Ontario Mills Mall and the largest concentration of movie screens west of the Mississippi River, art and history museums, and a wine region dating back to the 1800s. The family-friendly area features regional parks, ice rinks, go-kart racing, and is located within a short drive from Big Bear Mountain resorts, fresh-water fishing lakes, hiking, skiing and within an hour the Pacific Ocean beaches, world-class golfing, theme parks and Hollywood. Centrally located in the heart of Southern California it is easy to extend your visit to Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego, and the Joshua Tree National Park from the Greater Ontario region.
With respect to the playing hall for the US Open, the Ontario Convention Center, which is within walking distance of several top-quality hotels, offers a completely open hall area with no pillars and will once again feature Show Court bleacher seating for the main events.
ONTARIO CONVENTION CENTER
Ontario Convention Center is ideally located in Southern California. Built and owned by the City of Ontario; it is privately managed by SMG Worldwide. The ultimate experience begins upon arrival to the Ontario Convention Center with the majestic and modern facade of the building. The ultra-contemporary design was thoughtfully planned to provide a welcoming setting with a fresh, open and progressive vibe. The multi-level space offers a refreshing layout encompassing over 225,000 square feet of space and a 70,000 square foot column free exhibition hall, accented throughout by floor to ceiling windows to draw in the gorgeous surrounding mountain vistas. An expansive offering of outdoor space is also available for meeting and event purposes. Ontario Convention Center is ideal for conventions, trade shows, exhibits, sporting competitions, meetings and gala events. The Center provides a full range of services, world-class cuisine and flexible options provided by a professional, award-winning staff. Ontario Convention Center is proud to be recognized for cleaning and disinfecting to a higher standard to keep our space clean and safe for occupancy with a GBAC Star Accreditation. There are over 6,000 full service and economy hotel rooms in the Greater Ontario area, including 2,500 rooms within walking distance to The Ontario Convention Center. For more information visit: www.ontariocc.org