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 firstname.lastname@example.org to join the e-mail list for reminders about upcoming events.
Three open play sessions each week:
Saturdays – 1:00 to 4:00pm
Mondays – 6:00 to 8:30pm
Thursdays – 6:00 to 8:30pm
$1 per visit or $5 per month, first visit free!
Explanations below are based on the original instructions for the Santa Rosa System.
How to get going at open play sessions:
- Say hello, then sign-in and complete liability waiver if you have not done so.
- Add your name to the bottom of the wait list on the whiteboard if there are no tables available when you arrive.
- Watch some matches or chit-chat until a table becomes available.
- When everyone’s name above yours is crossed off, it is your turn to play. You may choose to do one of the following:
- — ask another idle player to play a practice match for fun,
— challenge another player for a “challenge board” match,
— ask another idle player if they want to practice for 20 minutes (15 minutes if 10 or more people are present),
— or you may delay playing (if still tired, or if you want to wait for someone who is already playing).
- If a player delays, it’s the next player in line’s turn.
- A player who is asked for a “fun” match may decline the invitation and continue waiting.
- Warm up for about 10 minutes if it’s your first match of the day, or else keep warmup time in the 2-5 minute range. All matches are best 3-out-of-5, unless we have 10 or more people at the club, then it’s best 2-out-of-3. (Alright if you play a 3rd game if match is won 2-0)
- When a match is over, BOTH players leave the table, then return to the seating area and add their names to the BOTTOM of the waiting list.
Challenge Board Additional Information:
- Challenges for the challenge board work as follows:
— you can only challenge (for the board) someone one or two spaces up from you, counting only those players who are present.
— for example, if you’re #4, and #3 is absent, you can challenge #2 or #1.
— if the higher player wins, there is no change to the board.
— if the lower player wins, he or she moves up to the higher players spot, and everyone in between moves down one spot (including the loser).
— the winner of the challenge match should fix the listing on the challenge board. (If not sure sure how to do it, please ask for assistance).
- A player who is asked for a “challenge” match cannot decline, unless he or she has already been challenged twice that night (or once already from the same person).
- A player who is injured does not have to accept challenges.