Spring Tournament Announcement!

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Round Robin Tournament – April 14th, 2018 @ 10am

–Only 24 players will be accepted

Stage 1: Preliminary: Groups of 3-6 participants will play each other in a match as they compete to make it to stage 2. (Matches for first two stages are best of 5 games, all games are to 11 points).

Stage 2: Based on playing records in the preliminary round, the top 3 players from each group will be placed in Division A, B, or C. Players grouped in these 3 divisions play each other in a match to complete this round.

Stage 3: This will be the finals where the two competitors with the best match record from each division in Stage 2 play a match, best of 7 games.

Prizes: Planning on having a trophy and t-shirt for the winner of each division.

Start Time: Saturday, April 14th, 2018 @ 10am (Should be finished some time after 2:00pm)

Deadline for Registration: March 30th, 2018

Event Fee: $15

All entry forms that are not accompanied with the $15 event fee will not be accepted.  You may mail the form to the address listed on the form, or you may submit your entry form and event fee in person at one of our regularly scheduled open play sessions.

Equipment: Rackets must be USATT approved. One side of the racket must be bright red, the other side black. DHS D40+ 3 star balls will be used for all events

Clothing: The main color of the body of the shirt or shorts may not be white. Please dress in appropriate athletic attire. Designs or lettering that are distracting to an opponent or are offensive will not be permitted. Socks and rubber-soled, non-marking, shoes must be worn.

Umpire: Umpire for your match will be provided if requested.

Cancellation: The organizer reserves the right to cancel the tournament or modify the format based on the number of entries.

Practice: Opening up for practice at 9:15am

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Tuesday Training & Tournament Talk

—Please take note that we are expanding our Tuesday Training hours with the session now running from 6:00-8:30pm.

—The 2nd Athens Georgia Table Tennis Round Robin Tournament will be on 1/13/2018 @ East Athens Community Center.  The entry fee is $10 for Athens-Clarke County (ACC) residents and the fee is $15 for non-ACC residents.

Here’s a blog post from t3atl, dig through the archives there for lots of good stuff: http://t3atl.com/table-tennis-muscles/

 

 

Table Tennis is Back!

Now that our host facility is back in good order, we will resume regularly scheduled open play sessions @ East Athens Community Center.

Tuesdays: 6:30-8:30pm

Saturdays: 1:00-4:00pm

Lots of good quality practice balls and loaner paddles available for visitors.

Schedule Update

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.

 

Next Tournament – January 2018

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 tabletennisathensga@gmail.com to join the e-mail list for reminders about upcoming events.

 

Online Registration Details for Tournament – September 9th

http://athensclarkecounty.com/calendar.aspx?EID=14258

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!
-ttathensga

Table Tennis Tournament – September 9th

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 tabletennisathensga@gmail.com if you’d like to stay up to date with e-mail reminders and updates!

Also, follow us at http://www.facebook.com/pingpongathensga

Tuesday Training 6:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday Open Play 1:00 – 4:00pm

East Athens Community Center – 400 McKinley Dr, Athens, GA 30601