USA Table Tennis (“USATT”) and the Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the 2022 US Open Table Tennis Championships in the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California. This will mark the first time in the 91 years of playing the US Open that USATT has hosted a major event in this Southern California inland region, which is expected to bask in resplendent weather during the tournament dates, December 16-21, 2022.
“We are so excited to be headed to Southern California for the Open,” said USATT Chief Executive Officer Virginia Sung. “It goes without saying that we have an unbelievably vibrant table tennis community within the entire state of California, but we believe that players throughout the country and world will want to visit this beautiful area in what should be the best time of the year – December. This event also serves as a precursor for the impending 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles – where America is seeking to make a big splash on the international table tennis scene.”
“We are thrilled to be joining with USATT to host the 2022 US Open Table Tennis Championships here in our community,” said GOCVB Director of Sales Arlette Garibay. “We’ve already heard from the table tennis players in our area how excited they are to have this historic and elite level event in our home city.”
Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the City of Ontario is located on the western edge of San Bernadino County within what is known as the Greater Los Angeles Area. It boasts an International Airport (Ontario International Airport) just ten minutes from the Ontario Convention Center and an Amtrak Station for those who elect to travel by train.
The Greater Ontario area offers an abundance of things to see and do including world class shopping in the massive Ontario Mills Mall and the largest concentration of movie screens west of the Mississippi River, art and history museums, and a wine region dating back to the 1800s. The family-friendly area features regional parks, ice rinks, go-kart racing, and is located within a short drive from Big Bear Mountain resorts, fresh-water fishing lakes, hiking, skiing and within an hour the Pacific Ocean beaches, world-class golfing, theme parks and Hollywood. Centrally located in the heart of Southern California it is easy to extend your visit to Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego, and the Joshua Tree National Park from the Greater Ontario region.
With respect to the playing hall for the US Open, the Ontario Convention Center, which is within walking distance of several top-quality hotels, offers a completely open hall area with no pillars and Show Court bleacher seating for as many as 1500 patrons.