Greetings Table Tennis Fans! Welcome to July.
We are attempting to open up on Saturday mornings 9am to 12noon. Now there are a few things we have to take into account.
1 - We would like to get more volunteers to help setup and run things Currently the Flor family take on this responsibility. But if we can't make it one Saturday, we'd like someone to be able to step in and take our place rather than having to cancel outright. If you would like to help, let me know.
2 - We are considered a program of the recreation department. They do get more money by renting the space out than they do when we play. So for Saturday in-particular, we may have to change rooms or cancel if someone would like to use the space. So it is important to watch our social media, website, or be on our email list so you don't waste a trip out because we had to close. Right now, we will announce all the times we are open until we decide that it is a good idea to continue. We have to gauge the demand in that time slot.
On June 25th we held the Chris Cruz Memorial Table Tennis Tournament. Nineteen players competed in three divisions. Aces Division: 1st Doug W., 2nd Robert S. Kings Division: 1st Shuming Z., 2nd Karun H. Jacks Division: 1st Cole L., 2nd Sal L.
I think most people enjoyed to tournament and that is ran picture perfect. If you participated and have a different opinion, please let me know.
We are planning on having a USATT Sanctioned tournament on September 17th, 2022.
What does sanctioned mean? Well first off, it is more expensive because you have to join USATT to participate. USATT yearly membership fees for most players is $25. You can check out the USATT website for more info, but honestly it's a bit confusing there right now, so best just to ask Nick at the club and I will give you a rundown. But after you join, there are event fees as well. But we hope to attract current tournament players from all over the region by making it a sanctioned tournament.
Secondly, you will get an official USA Table Tennis rating. This will allow you to participate in other tournaments such as Trolley Car's and Princeton Pong's events. The rating helps you align with similarly skilled players in tournament events and can provide motivation to gain points at tournaments. Again, something you can discuss with me at anytime.
Alright, I believe I have given you both too much information and too little!
See you at the tables!