There will be a round robin format tournament at East Athens Community Center September 9th, 2017. Details are still in the works, but all entrants will be guaranteed 4 matches and the entry fee is expected to be $10. As long as we have plenty of entries, there will be a novice division and open division. Prizes have not yet been determined outside of providing a trophy to the winner of each division. There should be 3 – 4 tables with regulation height nets in a well lit gym and we will be using the DHS D40+ balls used for ITTF World Tour events through 2020.
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Tuesday Training 6:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday Open Play 1:00 – 4:00pm
East Athens Community Center – 400 McKinley Dr, Athens, GA 30601
Thanks to local Athens residents finally having a place to pursue their ping pong passion, we consistently get great attendance at two weekly sessions hosted by East Athens Community Center for about 5 months now!
All 3 tables are set up twice a week with nets at regulation height and the room has great lighting. Newcomers and advanced skill level athletes are welcome and basic stroke technique coaching and training drills are available.
Beginning July 2017, we will be having Tuesday night open play sessions from 6:30-8:30pm and Saturday open play sessions from 1:00-4:00pm. This is set to be the schedule for the rest of the year but check back often, here or on the facebook page, for news and updates. http://www.facebook.com/pingpongathensga
Looking to the future, we need to get a tournament quality table with the ultimate goal of helping East Athens Community Center host a table tennis tournament in Fall 2017.
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The tables continue to fill up each Saturday from 1-4pm, so we will now have a second weekly session to meet the growing demand. HUGE thanks to East Athens Community Center for gladly accommodating our growing table tennis community.
We will be setting up all 3 tables every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30pm through May. For the month of June, we will get together on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30pm.
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Now that classes are done, remember that we will be meeting all summer every Saturday from 1-4 pm @ East Athens Community Center. Come back each week to keep getting better, hope to see you soon!
BoomAthens has put together a very concise and complementary write-up on the new table tennis program in our city. Give it a read and come out to play this Saturday, 1-4pm upstairs @ East Athens Community Center.
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Another great week with 13 visitors. Good range of beginner to intermediate skill levels are participating. Please stop by for a game every Saturday from 1-4pm!
Last weekend we had 12 visitors come out to practice and play matches from 1-4pm. It’s great to have the support of local ping pong enthusiasts. Please keep showing up, let’s get better together! Join the action every Saturday, 1-4pm!
We’ve had great regular attendance of 5-11 people over the first 6 weeks of being open to the public and look forward to your continued support of the program
Please join us for practice matches and training on Saturday from 1-4pm @ East Athens Community Center. A robot will be set-up on one table established as a “training table” this week, but the other two tables will be good for open play.
Have You Considered Getting Tournament Experience?
The Atlanta Open will be at Lucky Shoals Park on June 3rd. It would set you back about $40-$50 to get a full day of playing (8 matches, best of 5 games). It’s a great experience and provides great competition against people of a similar skill level. Come to the Saturday Open Play or e-mail email@example.com for more details.
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Join us every Saturday for table tennis open play at East Athens Community Center from 1-4pm. We have 3 tables in a well lit and spacious room and have been open to the public for about a month now. Competitive and beginner players will be there every Saturday for the foreseeable future to get better in a friendly environment. I believe this is the first time table tennis has been publicly available in the downtown Athens area in an organized setting. Since no public leagues exist in many areas, people often don’t know this sport exists and is thriving in larger cities like Atlanta at organizations like AGTTA and AITTA.
The game of ping pong gets more interesting and becomes the sport of table tennis as you learn to spin the ball well with proper equipment. At first glance, table tennis is an awkward sport to get started in competitively. Many of us grew up playing siblings, friends in a basement, or buddies in the dorm, so asking a stranger to play may be awkward for you. Please remember that everyone you meet on a given Saturday also went through that first table tennis club visit at some point, so expect that we will be very hospitable to newcomers. Send any questions or requests for coaching to firstname.lastname@example.org and please show up and bring a friend.