- 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 times.
Announcements, cancellations, and other messages will be posted here.
Check here before heading out to play.
Check the club calendar for schedule changes and for local tournaments.
The Beginner Table Tennis for kids program is now full.
Club Closed Saturday April 29th
The club now meets at the Phoenixville Recreation Center, 501 Franklin Ave, Phoenixville PA 19460.
Tuesday nights 6pm-9pm
Saturday mornings 9am-12noon (subject to cancelations, check here first before visiting.)
$5 to play.
Greetings Ping Pong fans!
This month we began our first beginner program for kids. We had to cap the number of participants at twelve. The ages range from 8 to 11 and they were very enthusiastic the first week. Be aware that kids may still be playing when the club opens at 6pm, so be kind and courteous to these new players.
I am always looking to tweak and tune the club procedures and activities to give everyone the best experience. We just started a color coded system. We start out at CODE GREEN. During code green, matches are best of five and practice is limited to 15 minutes. When we exceed 25 players, we go to CODE RED. During code red, matches are best of three, and practice limited to 10 minutes. So look for the color bar at the top of the waiting list, and the colored cards attached to the net sets at the tables.
Skipping. Keep in mind, we allow skipping when your name comes up on the list. What does that mean? The player skipping retains their place on the list and allows the next person to play in their place. But when the next table opens, the player who skipped is up again. So please, don't cross off a player's name when they skip, and look out for skipped names who may have a lot of crossed out players beneath them.
Time is running out to qualify for the GREATEST of CHES-MONT tournament being held the last week of April. Be sure to report you match wins!
We have several members looking to unload equipment. Rackets, blades, and rubbers. If you are in the market for some discounted equipment check out our Facebook group or drop me a message. We also have T-shirts for sale. Shirts can also be custom made. See the PongFather for details.
Mark your calendars for April.
- April 4th: Ladies night with Greatest of Ches-Mont WOMEN'S event.
- April 11th: Juniors night with Greatest of Ches-Mont Under 18 event.
- April 18th: Mustache night
- April 25th: Greatest of Ches-Mont Championship.
That's all for now!
We will be holding a tournament on 4/25 that will include an event to determine the greatest table tennis player in the combined Chester and Montgomery Counties (Ches-Mont).
To qualify for the event you must:
1 - Live, work, or go to school in Chester or Montgomery Counties.
2 - Record six match wins against six different players at the Phoenixville Table Tennis Club between now and the event.
MATCH REPORTING FORM.
Once you meet these requirements you may participate in the tournament to see if you are the Greatest of Ches-Mont.
Trading card gallery of our qualifiers.
When: Tuesday nights 6pm-9pm and Saturday mornings 9am-12noon
Where: 501 Franklin Ave, Phoenixville PA 19460 (Phoenixville Recreation Center)
How much: $5 per night. Cash or Venmo.
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 Facebook Page and Group.
Find us at our Facebook Page or through our Facebook Group.
- 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 someone 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
- Infinite Loop TTC - Trinity Lighthouse Church, 66 S. Limerick Rd, Royersford, PA 19468
- Upper Darby TTC
- Newtown Table Tennis Club - Newtown Elementary School (Cafetorium room), 1 Wrights Road, Newtown, PA 18940
- Millersville Bible Church Table Tennis Club - 1940 New Danville Pike Lancaster, PA 17603
- Manor TTC - 530 Central Manor Road, Lancaster, PA 17603
- Trolley Car TTC - 1 Falls Center, 3300 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19129
- West Jersey Table Tennis Club - 3541 Pennsylvania Ave, Union and Orchard Ave, Pennsauken, NJ 08109
- Princeton Pong - 745 Alexander Road Princeton, New Jersey 08540
- Ping Pod - 325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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.
- Phoenixville Recreation Department
- MyTableTennis.net forum
- USATT (Team USA Table Tennis)
- ColesTT store $
- Gambler Table Tennis Store (formerly Zeropong) $$
- Paddle Palace Super Store $$$$
- Dynamic Table Tennis
- Table Tennis DB
- Ping Skills Coaching and Lessons
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!