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.


Open Play Guidelines Update

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:

  1. Do matches as “Best of 3 games”, instead of the normal “Best of 5 games”.
  2. Winner of a table may only hold the table for two consecutive matches before stepping aside to rest or challenge another table.

Online Registration Details for Tournament – September 9th


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!

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

Summertime Sessions Success!

1106F300-CCDC-4D1C-9200-239B752AAD09.jpgThanks 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!



Summertime Sessions

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 tabletennisathensga@gmail.com to get reminders for the open play sessions.

Social media = http://www.facebook.com/pingpongathensga