The Birth of the Saskatchewan Table Tennis Association

The Saskatchewan Table Tennis Association (STTA) was formed in 1970 so Saskatchewan athletes could take part in the 1971 Canada Winter Games.  The STTA was officially incorporated as a Society on April 18, 1975 with the original office at 114 Sunset Drive in Regina.  The object of the society in 1975”To promote the sport of table tennis in Saskatchewan and to provide the utmost in opportunities to all its members to participate in the sport of table tennis as much as possible.”  The first President of the STTA was Robert Vos with Taka Kinose as a director and also as the first provincial coach.  Other board members upon incorporation were Neil Samoluk, Bob Lucky, Simon Wong and Lorne Cherry.

In 1976, the second year of operation of the STTA, Ron Wayow was elected as President, with the following people as the executive; Zig Lejins, Vice President, Robert Galenzoski, Secretary, Taka Kinose, Treasure.  Directors included Neil Samoluk, Robert Vos, Saithe James, Bob Lucky and Jack Chiang. Dave Coleman was introduced to the STTA as the first table tennis Technical Director.

In 1979 Bob Galenzoski was elected President of the STTA and carried into 1980 where the first Multi-year plan was implemented along with the hiring of an executive Director for the Association.   In 1981 STTA made its first application to SaskSport for money to fund the Executive Director position and was granted $13,200.00, the position would be responsible “for the administrating its policies and programs and to raise the necessary funds needed to carry out these programs”. The executive Director for the new STTA Inc. was Dave Coleman.

Also in 1981 the STTA applied to be fully incorporated and on November 17th, 1981 the Saskatchewan Table Tennis Association Incorporated was formed.   Leading the new Board of Directors was President, Kotrappa Hampole and the first set of Directors of the STTA Inc. including Harold Glowa, Henry J. Marcotte, Murray G. Sproule, Erwin Engel, Robert F. Galenzoski, Edward Hung, Robert Pilon and Allan Romanosky.  In the late eighties the office was moved to Saskatoon at 510 Cynthia Street.

Dave Coleman continued to run the Association as the Executive Director and also Provincial Coach until 1985.  In 1987 Christian Lillieroos was hired the Provincial Coach while the Executive Director position remained vacant until 1987 when Steve Taylor was hired to run the STTA office.

Year President Executive Director Coach
1988 Howard Love Steve Taylor Ben Mah
1989 Howard Love Greg Gulka Ben Mah
1990 Howard Love Greg Gulka Ben Mah
1991 Klaus Traeger Greg Gulka Ben Mah
1992 Kim Christianson Greg Gulka Guoxi Su
1993 Kim Christianson Greg Gulka Guoxi Su
1994 Murray Sproule Greg Gulka Guoxi Su
1995 Murray Sproule Greg Gulka Guoxi Su
1996 Murray Sproule Greg Gulka Guoxi Su
1997 Robert Pilon Randy Houle Guoxi Su
1998 Robert Pilon Randy Houle Guoxi Su
1999 Robert Pilon Randy Houle Guoxi Su
2000 Rob Chan Robert Pilon Guoxi Su
2001 Rob Chan Robert Pilon Guoxi Su
2002 Rob Chan Dwayne Yachiw Guoxi Su
2003 Rob Chan Dwayne Yachiw Guoxi Su
2004 Rob Chan Dwayne Yachiw Guoxi Su
2005 Rob Chan Dwayne Yachiw Guoxi Su
2006 Rob Chan Dwayne Yachiw Guoxi Su
2007 Rob Chan Dwayne Yachiw Guoxi Su
2008 Joseph Chan Dwayne Yachiw Guoxi Su
2009 Joseph Chan Ron Wolfe Yong Qaing Luo
2010 Rob Chan Dwayne Yachiw JianGang Guo
2011 Rob Chan Dwayne Yachiw JianGang Guo
2012 Rob Chan Dwayne Yachiw Paul Noel
2013 Rob Chan Dwayne Yachiw Paul Noel
2014 Gabe Ng Dwayne Yachiw

Paul Noel

2015

  Gabe Ng   Dwayne Yachiw  

Paul Noel

2016   Gabe Ng   Jeffrey Woo   Paul Noel

 

In 2013-2014 the Saskatchewan Table Tennis Association Inc. again decided to upgrade their look and added a Business Name to the corporation along with changing the logo and rebranding the Association and Table Tennis Saskatchewan or TTSask was born.