Table Tennis Legend Sol Shiff Passes Away
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Sol Shiff. Sol was known as “Mr. Table Tennis” and a legend in our sport. He passed away quietly in his sleep at the age of 95 on Sunday, February 26, 2012.
“In a 4-decade career as a player, Sol Schiff probably won more National titles than any other American, beginning with the U.S. Nationals in 1934. He led the 1937 Swaythling Cup team in Baden, Austria with an heroic 21-1 record, including wins over Bergmann, Barna and Vana. In 1937 he was in the top 3 in world rankings. In 1938 he won the World Men’s Doubles with Jimmy McClure. Between 1933 and 1966, Sol won hundreds of titles in singles, doubles, mixed doubles and seniors in both the U.S. and Canada. Following his career as a player, Sol served for 10 terms as president of the USTTA and was a tireless International Ambassador for the sport.”
For information on Sol, visit USATT Historian Tim Boggan’s hall of fame writeup.
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