Greetings Table Tennis Fans!

June 28th, 2021, Brady and I finally had our rematch with Carl and Dave.  It went exactly how I expected, next time I shall expect differently!

It's July! I am grateful Valley Forge Baptist Church allowed us to see old friends and meet new ones at their Monday Night Hangouts outreach. 
The program has ended for now, but may be back August 10th.  We will keep you informed as information comes in.
I would like to keep in touch with some of you who played with us at the church.  Martha, John, Andrew, Francis, James, Carlos, and anyone else I missed.  Send me an email or join our facebook group so we can keep you personally updated on future endevours.

"Let's talk." I will be praying for guidance on our next step and waiting for an answer.  I have a few ideas of my own, but would love to hear from you as well. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.me or start a discussion in our Facebook group. 

I wanted to say welcome to any players from Rising Phoenix Table Tennis Club who may have discovered us for the first time.  Many of you may not know that the club started in Phoenixville and moved to King of Prussia when we lost our venue. Phoenixville is home to the organizers and is our preferred town in which to re-open. The club seems to move in seven year cycles, so we are waiting on the next seven years to being! But until then, please visit Infinite Loop, Trolley Car, and Princeton Pong to get your table tennis playing in!  If you look below you'll find links to other places to play and events.

So please, join us in praying that the Lord give us the opportunity to reopen the club again soon!

Phoenixville Table Tennis Club lost a founding father in April, Chris Cruz.
Anyone who came to the club knows what a warm and welcoming person he was. He will be missed greatly.

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 playing on five tables. Our friendly atmosphere, regulated playing format, and fair treatment of all playing levels helped us to succeed.

We are currently looking for a new home!

You can contact Phoenixville Table Tennis by emailing PONG at Phoenixville Table Tennis . com (had to break it up to escape the spam bots!)

What we think made 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
  • 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

 

This space will include links to documents detailing our ideas and plans for the future.

What we would like,

  • facility in Phoenixville
  • dedicated meeting nights
  • little or no setup/breakdown
  • volunteers

 

More Local Clubs

The Rec Room (not a club)

The Rec Room is a bar and grill restaurant on Bridge Street in Phoenixville, they have several tables.  Check their website for times and prices. http://www.conshohockenbrewing.com/recroommain

 

 

  • 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 for 15 minutes, there are timers at the tables to track the time.
    -- 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.
  • All matches are best of 5 games, 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.

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

 
Club intorduction, recorded in 2009. Essential Table Tennis Rules

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