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Take your table tennis game to the next level with Joe Podvin

Joe Podvin table tennis background

Joe started playing table tennis at the age of 11 and quickly moved up the ranks to become one of Minnesota's top players. Joe has received extensive coaching from Mitch Seidenfeld, USATT Hall of Fame player/coach. His all-around/offensive game and ability to strategize against opponents have made him very difficult to beat. His career is filled with many highlights and accomplishments:


Table Tennis Playing Highlights​​

  • Minnesota State Champion: 2004, 2006, 2017, and 2019 

  • Minnesota Doubles Champion: 5 years including 2019

  • Minnesota Hardbat Open Champion: 2017

  • Junior National Team Alternate: 2003

  • Iowa City Spring Open Champion: 2018

  • U.S. U2200 Tiered Super Round-Robin National Champion: 2018


Coaching Certification

  • USATT Club Coach

  • SafeSport


Coaching Experience

Joe started coaching table tennis on a part-time basis in 2015. He ended a very successful career (10 years) at U.S. Bank in January 2018. Since then, Joe has devoted all his time and energy to developing his skills as both a player and full-time coach. He coaches players of all ages (7-80) and skill levels.  Styles of players Joe can coach: offensive, defensive, all around, anti-spin, and short/long pips.


Outside of Table Tennis 

  • Joe is an avid runner and has completed the Twin Cities Marathon in 2014 and 2017.

  • Joe also enjoys working out, rock climbing, golfing, skiing, and biking.

  • Joe takes great pride in maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle.

  • Joe is a proud single father of his daughter, Maddie. She is becoming quite the player herself.





Private lessons

Table Tennis Minnesota

1185 Concord St. N #305, South St. Paul, MN 55075

Advanced clinic Tuesdays 7:00PM-9:00PM

Private lessons - open availability


Student's Home

A student's home will need a table and an adequate amount of space. 

Open availability




Sign up now for winter clinics

  • ​​All levels welcome but only accepting 8 juniors per clinic

  • Ages 7-15

  • Each week consists of stretching, footwork drills, one main focus e.g. forehand loop, and games


Table Tennis Minnesota
1185 Concord St. N #305, South St. Paul, MN 55075


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