At the urging of my friend, coach Aniruddha Damle we formed a youth league in February 2020 so my students and his students could play more table tennis and improve their skills through additional practice time.  We found that 1 hour long training sessions once a week were not enough and after a few months of practicing children lost interest.

The league meets on Sundays during regular ‘Table tennis open gym’ sessions from 8:30 – 11:00 am at the Eola Community Center in Aurora.  The cost for each session is $4.  There is no cost to participate in the league.

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First league event participants and coaches

After a few weeks of playing, the kids got new t-shirts to encourage them to play and create a sense of belonging.  These are Stiga Heaven Polo t-shirts we got at Paddle Palace for $28.

League t-shirts
New league t-shirts

We run the league using USATT’s software which is hosted on the website.  Here are the current league players and their league ratings.  You will need to create a login i.e. username and password to access this information.  Once you login, click ‘Search Leagues’, select by City and enter ‘Aurora’. Click on league named ‘Fox Valley Youth League’ and a list of players will appear.  These ratings are separate from USATT tournament ratings.

League Results 03-08-2020

To participate in the league please contact me – Swavek Lorenc 630-251-8860 ( or Aniruddha Damle at 630-891-1998.

Here is the attendance we had for our league events.

  • 02/09/2020 – 14 players
  • 02/16/2020 – 19
  • 02/23/2020 – 13
  • 03/01/2020 – 14
  • 03/08/2020 – 12
  • 03/15/2020 – cancelled due to coronavirus concerns