GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The U.S Open, North America’s largest table tennis event, comes to DeVos Place on June 30 and the MLive Media Group hub in Grand Rapids will offer a sneak peek Monday.
The hub, at 169 Monroe Ave. NW., across from Rosa Parks Circle, will host representatives from the event from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday. The public is invited to check it out, free of charge.
Dell Sweeris, a Grand Rapids native inducted into the USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987, and his wife, Connie, will talk about the upcoming U.S. Open, answer questions and will put on a demonstration.
Other players also expected will be Brian Fowler, a certified table tennis coach from the Holland Killerspin Table Tennis Club, and Lee Bahlman, a Grand Rapids table tennis player and volunteer coordinator for the U.S. Open
The U.S. Open is June 30-July 4 at DeVos Place, and marks the second time Grand Rapids has hosted. In 2010, 702 athletes were registered to compete, and the event brought in an estimated $600,000 in spending to the West Michigan area.
You can check out more at the U.S. Open website.