Our host facility, East Athens Community Center, will be shut down for renovations until November 28th. Let’s call it a “Thanksgiving Break” and come back with renewed energy in a few weeks! Normal Tuesday and Saturday Open play sessions will resume 11/28/2017, so we can all work off the turkey and pumpkin pie. See http://www.facebook.com/pingpongathensga for table tennis news and event listings.
Athens Georgia Table Tennis will be co-hosting another round robin format tournament with East Athens Community Center on January 13, 2018. This page will be updated with a link to the registration page when it is set up. Or, you may send an e-mail to email@example.com to join the e-mail list for reminders about upcoming events.
Please join us for table tennis twice a week at two well-attended open play sessions with 4 tables, regulation height nets, and tournament quality balls. If there are only 6-10 of us, we’ll continue to use the traditional challenge system. However, for most days where we have more than 10 visitors, let’s follow a few new guidelines to ensure everyone gets adequate playing time:
- Do matches as “Best of 3 games”, instead of the normal “Best of 5 games”.
- Winner of a table may only hold the table for two consecutive matches before stepping aside to rest or challenge another table.
Follow/Like our Facebook page to see frequent links to table tennis educational content and interesting table tennis videos, along with updates on any last minute schedule changes.
Athens Georgia Table Tennis Club (on Facebook)
Follow this link to get to the event registration online. You must make an account with Leisure Services to register and it only takes a few minutes to do so. Please take this opportunity to have fun and improve your skill with a fun afternoon @ East Athens Community Center.
10$ for residents / $15 for non-residents. Participants will play a minimum of 4 matches. Click the link for more details.
Hope to see you September 9th @ 10am!
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+ ball for tournament
Please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to stay up to date with e-mail reminders and updates!
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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.
Thanks for viewing!
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.
Contact email@example.com to get reminders for the open play sessions.
Social media = http://www.facebook.com/pingpongathensga
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.
Also, keep up with updates and table tennis news by visiting: http://www.facebook.com/pingpongathensga