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Check the club  calendar for schedule changes and for local tournaments.

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 Phoenixville Table Tennis Club friends!

Table of Contents.
1 - Will election day affect the club?
2 - The Greatest of Phoenixville will be determined for 2022.
3 - The Greatest of Ches-Mont Tournament qualifications begin.
4 - The Greatest Ever Doubles Champions.
5 - Club shirts available.
6 - Recession Buster Vouchers

1 - The Phoenixville Recreation Center will be a polling place on Tuesday 11/8.  I have conflicting information on if this will affect us playing or not.  At the very least, it may cause parking headaches.  Since it is my polling place, I will let you know on that day if we are open or closed, and what the parking looks like.

2 - The Greatest of Phoenixville Ping Pong championship is approaching.  So far we have two players qualified, Janel and myself, imagine that.  The plan is to hold it before the end of 2022.  If we cannot obtain the gym for a full tournament, the championship will be held during normal club hours on a Saturday.
Remember, if you live, work, or go to school in Phoenixville you must win six matches against six different opponents to qualify for the championship event!

3 - Okay, now that Phoenixville is out of the way, Who is the greatest player in all of Chester and Montgomery counties?  Let's find out!
The Greatest of Ches-Mont Ping Pong championship event will be held in 2023.  Early bird qualifications begin 11/5. On Saturdays only, from now until January, win six matches against six different players at the club to qualify.  Starting in January, you may also qualify on Tuesday nights as well. But for now, I am using it as a way to lure more players out to Saturdays! (9am-12Noon)

4 - This is just for fun! I have a flag announcing the Greatest Ever Doubles Champions. If you want your team to get a photo with the flag, you have to be the winners for the night!  So once one team wins, they get the right to get a photo unless you beat them!  This starts from scratch each night.

5 - We have new club shirts! These shirts are cotton with a white logo and are $10.  Let me know a size and color and I can have one made for you. We also have some quick-dry embroidered club shirts for $22, while supplies last.

6 - If you would like to come to the club, but your budget is tight, reach out to me.  We are starting a voucher program.  We gave vouchers out to winners of our last tournament, and I would like to extend them to players who want to come, but have a hard time affording it.

We will be holding a tournament that will include an event to determine the greatest table tennis player in Phoenixville.

To qualify for the event you must:

1 - Live, work, or go to school in Phoenixville.

2 - Record six match wins against six different players at the Phoenixville Table Tennis Club between now and the event.
Matches can be recorded via this form.

Once you meet these requirements you may participate in the tournament to see if you are the Greatest of Phoenixville.

 

 

 

We will be holding a tournament 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 results may be entered via this form.

Once you meet these requirements you may participate in the tournament to see if you are the Greatest of Ches-Mont.

Rules subject to change.  For example, I am considering allowing people who work in Phoenixville to participate as well.  I am also open to other suggestions about this event.

 

 

 

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, Facebook posts, Instagram, and Twitter.
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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 times.
  • 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

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!