Who We Are
Philippine Table Tennis Academy (PTTA) is a non-profit organization whose goal is to develop the Filipino youth’s potentials by providing high-performance Table Tennis training and producing world-class players. This academy is the first formal Table Tennis school in the Philippines.
It serves the youth, with special focus on indigent groups. Our target age-group is between 6-10 years, starting early and cultivating raw talent and developing their skills in the sport through our cutting-edge training programs, instruction and guidance from local and international trainers/ coaches, exposure to international training programs/ competitions. We will raise awareness and the level of competition of the sport in the country.
PTTA will be a center of excellence for table tennis in Philippines. It will elevate table tennis as a sport of choice for Filipinos and, through its cutting-edge training programs, enable the Filipino youth to become at par with the world’s best.
We are dedicated to empowering the youth through table tennis and producing world-class athletes. In the process, enabling them to grow into healthy, knowledgeable, and responsible citizens. We are committed to making a difference in their lives and “smashing poverty” through table tennis.
Driven by the belief that Filipinos can deliver winning performances in international table tennis competitions, the PTTA commits to undertake:
Cultivating raw talent of the Filipino youth in table tennis by putting together and implementing sustainable cutting-edge training programs.
Providing an environment conducive for learning and enabling them to access suitable equipment to help the youth achieve their maximum potential.
Expanding the window of opportunity that will allow the young athletes to participate in international training programs and competitions.
Inspiring excellence through innovative and high-performance coaching, motivation, and mentoring.
Chairman and Co-Founder
Atty. Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos, former City Mayor of Mandaluyong City
President and Co-Founder
Jon Ebuen is a member of the Philippine National Table Tennis team and ranks among the top ten Table Tennis players in the U.S. He is also one of the most sought-after coaches in the US today.
Born on June 27, 1980 in Quezon City, Philippines-as a child, he has showed inclination for sports. During his elementary years, he was very active in school athletics, such as basketball, soccer, and table tennis. His first coach was his father. He started playing table tennis competitively at the age of thirteen and became the youngest National Champion when he was seventeen years of age. He dominated the world of Philippine Table Tennis for years and became the National Champion numerous times.
He finished his elementary education at Don Bosco Catholic School, where he was cited as Athlete of the Year. During his secondary schooling, he led his team to victory as he championed the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Table Tennis event. His love and dedication for the sport intensified during his college years, as he became a playing coach for his alma mater, De La Salle University (DLSU). He received full support from DLSU and it has been a major influence in his career. His team played against the best players from other universities in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and became victorious. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Recreational Management, major in Physical Education in 2002. He furthered his education and finished his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2007. He is a registered professional nurse. Ernesto supported his schooling through full athletic scholarships.
In late 2007, he flew to the U.S.A. to participate in tournaments. He was honored as an alien with extraordinary ability in sports and was granted permanent residency by the USCIS. He fought against some of the best U.S. players and, in the most cases, triumphed. He rapidly gained recognition and respect from the U.S. Table Tennis community.
He was seen as a good role model by young players and started coaching them. He has laid the foundation for them to succeed in the sport and patiently coached/guided them all the way to the top. He reaped the fruits of his labor in 2009, when his protégé, Michael Landers, became the youngest U.S. Men’s National Champion at the age fifteen.
He has also helped train/coach the U.S. Table Tennis delegation to the 2009 Paralympics Pan-Am Games in Venezuela.
Jon has empowered himself as a coach by becoming US National level and certified through the ITTF as a Level 1 and 2 coach and course conductor. He is also seats in the Board of the Coaching Committee of USATT. Today, Jon serves a wide range of clientele, from young aspirants, enthusiasts, serious competitors, and senior citizens who play for exercise and recreation.
- Atty. Antonio Bernardo
CEO and Commissioner
Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board
- Alvin Carranza
Chief Executive Officer
Cafe Lupe Restaurant & MacGraphics Carranza
- Charisse Marie Abalos
- Councilor of City of Mandaluyong
- Maylyn Enriquez
- VP Scenema Concept International
- Tanya Erika Cuvinar-Ebuen
- Registered Nurse
- New York Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medical Center
- Boyang Ebuen – Director
- Atty. Dennis Chan - Corporate Secretary
- Tim Benedict Cuvinar - Executive Secretary
- Gener Galang – Head Coach
- Bhong Allorde – Asst. Coach
- Mikhael Popov - Website Admin
- Dmitry Tokmakov – Website Admin
- Adelina Lomarda
- Rick Cuvinar
- Leslie Causapin
You can learn more about our global efforts at our sister site, the New York City Table Tennis Academy (NYCTTA).