​Table Tennis Olympic Trials

Olympic Trials Table Tennis

February 27 to March 1, 2020
Corsair Gym

The Kinesiology & Athletics department is excited to announce the USA Olympic Trials for Table Tennis.

Over 100 male and female athletes from all over the U.S. will compete for spots on the Olympic team. The winning athletes from the event will represent the United States in the summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Join us in celebrating this amazing opportunity for the college.

All students, faculty and staff with current SMC IDs will be allowed to enter for free!

For questions regarding the event, email kinesiology@SMC.edu.


  • February 27, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • February 28, 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • February 29, 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • March 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.




NCTTA SoCal Divisional Tournament pictures (02/01/2020)

National Championships April 12-14 2019 | Greensboro, North Carolina

SMC won the “2019 Most Improved” award in the nation, finished #11 in Teams, Quarterfinal in Singles, and round of 16 in Doubles.

Singles 4/14/19 – Quarterfinal – SMC Tiziano Aeillo lost to Texas Wesleyan Jishan Liang

Doubles 4/13/19 – Round of 32 – SMC Ayush Kapoor/Tiziano Aeillo defeated Wright State Trevor Kramer/Josh Cabay

Doubles 4/13/19 – Round of 16 – SMC Ayush Kapoor/Tiziano Aeillo lost to Mississippi College Ghana Aryal/Tomotaka Yoshitoni

Team 4/12/19 –  #14 SMC defeated #23 Wright State University 3-1

Team 4/12/19 – #14 SMC defeated #11 Duke University 3-1, SMC advanced to round of 16 at the National Championships.  

4/13/19 –  Round 16 – #14 SMC vs #7 University of Buffalo at 10:30am (EST)  (watch the game live on http://nctta.org/champs/2019/index.html)

SMC Table Tennis Team Heads to National Championships April 12-14

Regionals held March 9-10  Orange County Table Tennis Academy

SMC defeated University of Washington (3-1)

SMC defeated USC (3-1)

SMC defeated Stanford University (4-0) and advance to the National Championship.

SMC won the NCTTA Southern California West Team Division Tournament on 2/9/19

First Place:  SMC
Second Place:  UCLA
Third Place: CSUN
Fourth Place: Cal Poly SLOSMC d. UCLA 3-1
SMC d. CSUN 3-2
SMC d. Cal Poly SLO 4-0L-R:
Prof. Jo Kidd – SMC “Co-Rec” founder
SMC Team: Ayush Kapoor, David Chow, Ari Arratia, Tiziano Aiello
Elaine Roque – Athletic & Kinesiology Dept Chair
Kamran Khairzad SMC Table Tennis Coach

SMC finished Second in the NCTTA SoCal Singles Division Tournament

First Place: UCLA
Second Place: SMC


SMC has advanced to Regional Championships (March 10-11 2019)

Click here for Tribute to Prof. Jo Kidd

SMC is going to National Championships, April 20-22, 2018 | Round Rock, Texas

team1  Welcome to Santa Monica College Table Tennis

(L-R, Hu Xiongtao, Cody Rains, Tiziano Aiello, Ayush Kapoor, Brooks Leonard, Yang Hongjian, and Coach Kamran Khairzad)

Santa Monica College Ayush Kapoor won the NCTTA Socal West Division men’s single title

Championship match  Ayush Kappor (SMC)  d.  David Zeng (UCLA)  11-7, 11-9, 10-12, 11-9DSC00594

Santa Monica College finished 2nd place in team competition

First Place – UCLA

Second Place – SMC

Third Place – USC

Fourth  Place – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


team Click for larger view


SMC is now invited to NCTTA West Regional Championships in UCSD Feb 24th/25th both for Team competition and Men’s singles.