Special thanks to East Athens Community Center! We get to set up 5 tables in the main gym this Thursday, hope you can make it out to play.
We will be closed September 3rd in observance of Labor Day, then we will resume our normally scheduled open play sessions September 6th. We will be playing in the gym September 6th, so don’t miss that one!
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Also, we are now listed on the USATT website as one of their affiliated clubs:
Thanks for your interest in the upcoming tournament on 8/18/2018. There will be a preliminary round robin with groups of 3-6 people, followed by single-elimination playoff round. Time permitting, we’ll do a fun doubles or hardbat single elimination tournament afterwards. Starts at 10am, hope to be done by 4pm. $10 for locals, $15 for those outside Athens-Clarke County.
Sign Up: Tournament Signup Page -From there, create an account and please register online by 8/17/2018. This is a non-sanctioned event and will not affect your USATT rating
Player List (USATT ratings or estimate of USATT rating used for this list):
Blair – 1622
Fangliang – 1480 (estimated)
Al – 1468
Wendy – 1450 (estimated)
Wujun – 1438
Tony – 1436
Korky – 1343
Tim – 1300
Yoram – 1300
Alex – 1200 (estimated)
Ed – 1270
Taylor – 1150 (estimated)
Kurt – 1134
Ben – 1095 (NCTTA rating)
Matt – 997
Chang – 900
Travis – 847
Peter – (unrated – 800)
Please arrive and sign in by 9:45, please arrive by 9:30 if you’ve never been here before.
Check out this PDF for more details on this event: More Details
An affordable tournament for those who want to test their skill, co-hosted by East Athens Community Center and Athens Georgia Table Tennis. Click the link below for more details on the tournament, along with registration instructions:
Athens Georgia Table Tennis Club is teaming up with East Athens Community Center to host our next tournament August 18th, 2018. Details will be up soon, along with an online registration option. Cost will be under $20 per person and it will be round robin format with everyone getting at least 3-6 matches. All skill levels are encouraged to attend this tournament and round robin playing groups will be carefully arranged based on your current skill level determined by tournament organizer and/or USATT rating. This should allow most of our competitors to have a great day of matches against people that play at a similar level. Fun doubles event will take place if time permits, so bring a friend. Minimum of t-shirts and trophies for the winner of each division, but we are looking into the option of providing cash prizes too.
Hope to see you soon! Come enjoy our regular open play sessions every Monday and Saturday.
Club founder’s response to an article regarding illegal serves is now published on a popular table tennis blog: http://t3atl.com/response-to-shut-up-and-just-play/
Come play with great local competitors every Monday and Saturday here in Athens, GA. We have 4 tables set up at every session and good lighting using DHS D40+ 3 star balls. Your club director will not condone illegal serves or poor sportsmanship, so please come enjoy a friendly environment as you improve your skills. We’ll be getting t-shirts made soon and the next double round robin tournament is tentatively scheduled le for August 4th, 2018.
See you at the table,
East Athens Community Center will be closed on 5/29 for Memorial Day, so the weekday open play session will occur on the following day, Tuesday 5/30, from 6:00 – 8:30pm. Otherwise, we still play every Monday from 6:00pm to 8:30 pm and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The club is structured to allow fair distribution of playing time to players of all skill levels, so don’t be shy, come play with us soon!
Newgy Robopong 2040 now available for use by all club members who pay monthly or annually. We also have a couple new tables that are great for competitive play. Send e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
Our recent tournament was a great success with 16 competitors and numerous spectators gathered in the bleachers at East Athens Community Center. This round robin tournament allowed competitors to get 6 matches and a lunch break. It started promptly at 10am and ended at about 4pm. Winners of A, B, and C division went home with a nice trophy and shirt: videos and photos @ https://www.facebook.com/PingPongAthensGA/ . There you will find an edited version of the finals matches for Division A Singles and the Fun Doubles single-elimination event, along with a photo of the 3 new champions.
Here’s the non-Facebook video of the finals: 2018 Spring Tournament Finals
Here’s the non-Facebook video of the doubles finals: 2018 Spring Tournament Doubles Finals
Open Play sessions Mondays 6:00 – 8:30pm and Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00pm. First visit free, then $1 per session or $5 per month.
Out next tournament will probably be at the end of July after the Georgia Games. Next great tournament with divisions for all skill levels is on June 2nd at AGTTA, see pic below for more info.
Tournament Registration Form: Click and Print – Follow instructions to complete form and send in with $15 payment by mail, or come sign up in person at an open play session.