Badger Open Table Tennis Tournament Comes to Milwaukee 

MILWAUKEE, WI – (September 21, 2022) The 2022 Badger Open, a table tennis tournament with over 250 players will be held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex, September 23-25. 

“Wisconsin residents and spectators from around the Midwest will have the opportunity to see the best table tennis in the U.S. Table tennis is an Olympic sport, and you cannot really appreciate how fast and exciting the sport is until you watch some high-level matches in person,” said Linda Leaf, Badger Open Tournament Director. “Spectators are welcome, and it is free admission!” 

2022 marks the 13th year of the Badger Open, and the third year with new sponsor, JOOLA North America.  

Top players from all over the United States will compete for $9,000 in prize money. Several Olympic-caliber, 2700+ rated players, are expected to compete. The events are designed for all ages and all levels of play. Events span for high level players to the average recreational basement player. First place in Open Singles will win $2,500 and second place will win $1,500, respectively. A total of 30 events will take place on 50 tables.  

“The Milwaukee County Sports Complex is a wonderful sports venue, and it is always exciting to see and hear all the table tennis matches on 50 tables,” said Leaf. 

Registration Information
Pre-registration for most events is required. However, interested pl ayers may sign up at the door for the Recreational event on Saturday at 6 p.m. Sign up at the door by 5:30 p.m. The entry fee is $35 and is open to anyone who does not have a USATT rating. Basement ping pong players are encouraged to come and show off their skills. The Badger Open also includes a Parent/Child Doubles event at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd. Family doubles teams may sign up at the door by 6:30 p.m. on Friday and the entry fee is $40. 

For more information about table tennis in the Milwaukee area and the 2022 Badger Open, contact Linda Leaf at:, 414-281-3123. Players may enter the tournament online by going to