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Club night is canceled 5/24 and the tournament is also canceled on 5/28

5/23 The Borough of Phoenixville has re-instated a mandatory mask policy for all buildings/indoor activities.  You will need a mask to enter the building and to play. 

Ball update! For the month of May we will provide
Orange balls for general practice and play.
The white balls will be removed. 
 
If you wish to use your own ball, which are usually white, this will make it easier for you to keep track of it.

New club calendar added, included local tournaments.



The club is now meets at the Phoenixville Recreation Center, 501 Franklin Ave, Phoenixville PA 19460.
Tuesday nights 6pm-9pm
$5 to play.

 

Here we are! Four weeks after opening! Here's the scoop.
We've had a mix of old and new players, I'd say most in the 1400-900 range ratings wise, Red Owls using the PHXTTC rating system.
First night we had 17, 11 the second, 12 the third and 8 the fourth.  So the wait time is almost no existent at this point and we have unused tables through out the night.
However, let's see what happens over the next week because we may get new players after the following:


The Recreation Center open house was held on Saturday April 30th. (As was every other event you can imagine in the entire area!) 
It was a lot of fun, community members took home keychains and all of the 30 pamphlets we printed up.
Quite a few recreational players hit around. Janel and I played though-out the day, ended up tied 6 games to 6.

 

PA State Championships have completed! I have the results recorded in the Pennsylvania State Table Tennis Championships Archive.
However, Since there were only 4 State Champions events held, I keep thinking to myself, what if we held the other categories during another tournament? 
That sound you hear is the gears in my head turning.

Rating System
I have updated the PHX Skill tracking system.  I am slowly adding names.  I put a little description of the concept on the page. I am also working on physical rewards to hand out.  I have been thinking about using the system to determine divisions in our next tournament.

 
I was contacted by my friend at Valley Forge Baptist Temple in Collegeville about them starting up Monday Night Hangouts again there.  They usually ran from 7pm - 9pm.  I don't think my family will participate this time, one night a week is plenty for us.  But if you are interested and want me to help you organize some play time there, let me know.

 That's all I got for now.  I think it is more than enough!
Come out to the club!!!

When: Tuesday nights 6pm-9pm
Where: 501 Franklin Ave, Phoenixville PA 19460 (Phoenixville Recreation Center)
How much: $5 per night.

Previously Phoenixville Table Tennis Club ran from 2009 to 2015 in Phoenixville and 2015-2020 as Rising Phoenix in KOP drawing players from Exton, Downingtown, Malvern, King of Prussia, Collegeville, Pottstown, and even Princeton, NJ.  On any night we would have between 15 and 40 players. Our friendly atmosphere, regulated playing format, and fair treatment of all playing levels helped us to succeed.

We currently have six tables and supply balls.

What we think makes us successful:

  • We greeted everyone who visited and explained our system
  • We used a waiting list system in which the player "on deck" gets to choose any opponent
  • Play was limited to 2 minute warm and a match, best out of five - OR - 20 minutes of practice using provided timers (or 15 min. if it is really busy)
  • We provided buckets filled with balls, you never have to stop play to retrieve yours, or anyone else's balls.
  • We had a sitting area for players to converse while waiting
  • Active internet presence
  • A variety of periodically scheduled events such as coaching clinics, tournaments, and fun celebrations.

We keep members informed with our email list, and through Facebook posts.
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Find us at our Facebook Page or through our Facebook Group.

 

  • All members shall treat players, coaches, officials and others involved with the Club or the sport with due respect.
  • All members should enjoy an equal use of the facilities and programs.
  • All members,players, coaches, officials and spectators should refrain from any action that causes offense or shows disrespect to any opponents, member or visitor to the Club, or causes any damage to the premises or equipment. Typical examples are spitting, swearing, throwing or kicking equipment, dropping litter or defacing walls or doors.
  • Senior players should serve as an example to younger players and should do their best to help them to enjoy, understand, and better play the sport of table tennis.
  • Please respect the club, all players are expected to clear up the playing area after a session, including moving equipment when necessary, removing trash, and general clean up.
  • Any allegation of a breach of this Code of Conduct shall be reported to the member in charge of a session, who will have the authority to suspend a person from the session/or club. No refunds will be given to suspended players.
  • All visitors under the age of 18 shall be under direct supervision of their parent or legal guardian at all time.
  • When a player arrives, he adds himself to the bottom of the playing list.
  • Each player waits his turn.
  • When everyone's name above you 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 match,
    --ask three other players to play a doubles match,
    --ask another idle player if they want to practice.
    -- delay playing (if he's still tired, or wants to wait for someone who is already playing). 
    --If a player delays, it's the next player in line's turn.
  • All players going to the table cross their names off the list.
  • A player who is asked for a match may decline the invitation.
  • Players will start a 15 minute timer at the table. Matches should be played first, and if time allows practice. 
  • Matches are first to 3 wins, each game is to 11 points, and the service switches every 2 points..
  • When a match or practice is over, ALL players leave that table, return to the waiting area, and add their names to the BOTTOM of the waiting list.
  • When there are a large number or people waiting, please pick somone else who has been waiting and who has not just come off the table.  Or consider asking three players for a doubles match.

Phoenixville TTC Youtube playlists: Our videos and favorite TT videos.

 


More Local Clubs

The Rec Room (not a club)

  • The Rec Room is a bar and grill restaurant at 230 Bridge Street in Phoenixville, they have several tables. 

Know the "CHO!" policy before you go "CHO!", so know you can go "CHO!" without being told no. Thank you.

Yes, you can call it ping pong!