Killerspin UnplugNPlay Table Tennis Tourney Featured at Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

NORWALK, Conn. (Jan. 9, 2020) – The 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, will feature the Killerspin UnplugNPlay Days Tournament on the Show Floor at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida.

The Killerspin UnplugNPlay Days Tournament will feature product demonstrations, table tennis equipment exhibits, and open contests with Ilija Lupulesku (LUPI) the winner of more than 40 Olympic, International and National Championships titles and Brazilian Table Tennis Champion and staff Killerspin Pro Filipe Morita. In a special match, three-time World Champion Squash Player Nick Matthew will challenge table tennis champion LUPI, on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 3:30 p.m.  Multiple prizes will be awarded to contest participants throughout the three days of the tournament.

The 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show will bring together racquet sports professionals, industry leaders, facility suppliers and wide-ranging product manufacturers from around the world for merchandise sourcing, product testing, education and professional networking.  The industry gathering will begin with hands-on product testing at Demo Day: Lake Nona Experience, at the USTA National Campus, on Jan. 21. 

The Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Floor, open Jan. 22-24 and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), will feature more than 100 exhibits; racquet and paddle sport demonstrations on a multi-sport NEXT Court; a Killerspin Unplug N Play Table Tennis Tournament; complimentary industry presentations on the Main Stage and in the Retail Studio; and extensive educational programming, including the Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference and the Complimentary Regional Education Day (Jan. 22), presented by USTA Florida, USPTA Florida and RacquetFit.

USTA, USPTA and PTR members may earn up to five USPTA FL continuing education credits during the complimentary Regional Education Day, and additional education credits may be earned during complimentary Main Stage programs.  Complimentary event registration is available for qualified racquet industry professionals at RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com.

Killerspin UnplugNPlay Days Tournament and Demonstrations Schedule

Wednesday, Jan. 22


9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Tournament Registration and Pro Tips

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Open Play

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Day 1 Tournament (single elimination format)

2:30 p.m.

Day 1 Prize Distribution

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Open Play

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Pro Exhibition and Challenge the Pro

Thursday, Jan. 23


9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Open Play

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tournament Registration and Pro Tips

1 p.m.– 2 p.m.

Pro Exhibition and Challenge the Pro

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Open Play

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Day 2 Tournament (single elimination format)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pros Challenge: LUPI VS Nick Matthew, 3x World Champion Squash Player

4:30 p.m.

Day 2 Prize Distribution

Friday, Jan. 24


9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Pro Tips and Open Play

11 a.m. – 12:30p.m.

Open Play

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Pro Exhibition & Challenge the Pro

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Open Play