Paddle Palace Table Tennis Company
Paddle Palace has Everything for the Table Tennis Player. Located in Portland, Oregon USA, we offer top quality table tennis equipment, the best customer service, and great prices to players in North America and around the world.
Paddle Palace is North American distributor for the best brands in the world, including Stiga, Tibhar, Nittaku, Juic, Donic, Dr Neubauer, Hallmark, and Hunter. In addition, we offer the brands Yasaka, Butterfly, Joola, Newgy, Kettler, Avalox, Reflex Sports, and more. We sell direct to the public as well as serving as North American Distributor for the major brands.
Our staff at Paddle Palace includes players and promoters of the sport of table tennis. We work hard to deserve our reputation as the table tennis company with the best customer service. We care about the sport, and we care about serving our customers and the community with consideration, fairness, and integrity.
Paddle Palace is owned by the brother-sister team of Judy Hoarfrost and Michael Bochenski. The company’s roots can be traced back to when their father, Lou, took a display suitcase of equipment to tournaments as a way of supplementing the family’s table tennis travels. The family of five all competed. Judy was a member of the US Team and a member of the famous “Ping Pong Diplomacy” Team that made history in 1971. Michael was a Junior Champion. When Lou retired in the early 1970’s, he opened a table tennis club in downtown Portland, Oregon. It was named “Paddle Palace” because of its palatial home in an historic Elks Club Building, in a ballroom with chandeliers and ornate carvings on the high ceiling. This successful full-time club was a magnet for players and teams from around the world and a center for training, leagues, and tournaments. Paddle Palace developed a computer rating system for the Pacific Northwest that became the model for the current USATT ratings system.
Paddle Palace evolved from club to full-time equipment business in the late 1970’s. Paddle Palace was early to become computerized, and jumped onto the internet even before the advent of shopping-cart technology.