Gilbert Table Tennis Center
In 1996, 1997 and 1998, Los Angeles played host to an International Table Tennis Tournament bested in prestige only by the Olympics and the World Championships. The Gilbert Cup, sponsored by Sir Arthur Gilbert (philanthropist and genuine advocate of the sport), and organized by Z&M Table Tennis productions, granted local players and fans the unique opportunity to see the world's best in action.
In 2003, through the combined efforts of Mikhail Zaretsky and Lloyd McQueen (Z&M co-founders), the Westside Jewish Community Center, and with endorsement by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, The Gilbert Table Tennis Center was born. Their love of the game and passion for the philosophy behind the Tournament has made the GTTC a world class training, instructional and sales facility unlike any other in the greater Los Angeles area.
Boasting a list of highly accomplished and dedicated coaches, as well as a knowledgeable management staff, the GTTC has become a haven for amateurs, hobbyists and serious professionals alike, even training and providing actors for the 2007 Intrepid Pictures release, "Balls of Fury". Here, enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels can train, play and shop for all of their table tennis needs.
It is the hope of GTTC's co-founders that the sport of Table Tennis will continue to make its way to the forefront of American Culture, and we will continue to provide a state of the art facility that makes ping-pong truly fun for everyone.