- 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.
Good October to you!
This month our crew continues to enjoy free nights of table tennis at Valley Forge Baptist Church on Mondays 7pm-9pm.
They have a short testimony, and then it is open play. They also have pickleball and cornhole.
I have contacted the Phoenixville recreation board in hopes of organizing play when the new center opens up. I don't have a timeline for the center opening, but I would imagine it is less than a year.
The new recreation center is located at the corner of Franklin Ave and Filmore Street. Here is a planning photo. The exterior of the building is pretty complete at this point.
So that's the news this month. Hope to see you all 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
More Local Clubs
- Infinite Loop TTC - Trinity Lighthouse Church, 66 S. Limerick Rd, Royersford, PA 19468
- Kinetix - 951 North Park Ave. Norristown, PA 19403
- Central Bucks Table Tennis Club - 700 N Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
- 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
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
- 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.
|Valley Forge Baptist 2021|
|the club 2009||VS Antioch 2010||Allentown Tourney 2010|
|VS Upper Darby 2012||Brady night 2013||Friendship Trophy 2013|
|VS Antioch 2013||March 2014||Memories 2009-2016|
|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.