BaoAce Ping Pong Club
Monday and Friday: 10am-12noon (by appointment only)
Thursday and Friday: 6pm-9pm
Note: Special events/holidays may change the schedule of Ping Pong. Check this online calendar/schedule for specific days/events/holidays or Call 941.500.3982 ahead to confirm.
Sarasota Square Mall (Unit A37A, 8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238, close to Costco/AMC Movie Theater and Victoria's Secret store)
Near 4000 sq. ft inside of Sarasota Square Mall
Meet Our Ping Pong Coach: Don Walker
Hello, my name is Don Walker and I’m 28 years old, I’ve been playing Table tennis competitively since I was 16 years old. I stopped playing for 4 years due to family reasons and it was one of the hardest thing I had to do. While I was active I have competed at the commonwealth games in India ,Pune, I competed in the Olympic qualifying trials in Jamaica, played in most of the Caribbean countries and several US open tournaments around America. My highest rating In the US was 2399 and I was rated #3 in the entire state of Florida.
I’ve been coaching for the past 3 years and has retained a number of students to strong interpersonal skills. I’ve trained people of all ages ranging from 4 yrs old to 84 yrs old. I’ve worked with Sarasota Table tennis club summer programs where we have a number of 30+ kids and I have done outreach programs to at risk youth.
You can watch couple of my matches where I’ve defeated the top players here in Florida.
Benefits of playing table tennis
1. Hand-eye coordination
2. Gentle with joints
3. Low risk of injury
4. Burns calories and it is a fun way to lose weight
5. Improve core muscles
6. Improves balance
7. Beneficial for older people
8. Good for brain
9. A great way to make friends
10. It teaches children how to win and lose
11. It keeps children focused