Welcome to the SaddleBrooke Ranch Table Tennis Association

TableTable Tennis Association
Join us for casual games of table tennis. We play both doubles and singles. Skill levels range from 'I played a long long time ago' to pretty snappy. Sometimes we get serious and have a cardiovascular workout, sometimes we just practice doing weird shots, sometimes we quit early and head off to the Bistro for a beer. But we always have fun and laugh a lot.

 John Hess, President
 Joe Macher, Vice President
 Lowell Sletten, Secretary/Treasurer
 

(The above club brief from the Access All Clubs Association)

About Our Association

The SBRTTA is an association operated in accordance with bylaws independent of the SaddleBrooke Ranch HOA.

The bylaws set forth the authority and limitations of our association, specify how we are organized, membership eligibility, Officer positions and their duties, how elections are conducted, financial management and reporting, meetings and other matters.

Refer to the bylaws located in our File Cabinet for details.

SBRTTA Officers

John Hess, President
Joe Macher, Vice President
Lowell Sletten, Secretary/Treasurer


Become a Member

SBRTTA Membership Information

Membership is open to all SBR homeowners, residents, renters and guests meeting the requirements of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Homeowner's Association. Membership shall be maintained providing yearly dues are paid and there are no issues from other players regarding behavior during organized play time.

Annual Dues

Annual SBRTTA membership dues are $5/year, and are payable by January 31st. Payment method TBD.

Organized Play Sessions

Our Schedule of Sessions

Tuesday 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Be sure to register for email alerts when items are posted on our news feed. When session times change, we will post the information on our news feed. Click the "Get News Alerts by Email" section title for details.

Scheduling the Table Tennis Room

The room and table tennis tables can be reserved for times that do not conflict with SBRTTA organized play times and also when not conflicting with other groups reserving the room. Contact the Fitness Center to make reservations.

"Loaner" paddles and balls are provided. They are not to be removed from the room.

Resident Visitors and Non-Member Residents Can Play Too

Non-member residents may play with the club during organized play three times without needing to join the club. After that, the person is required to join the club to continue playing with the club. This is provided as a means for persons to determine if they would like to join the club.

Members may bring family non-resident visitors to play with the club during organized play times. They are expected to abide by the same rules as members especially regarding taking turns with others when the number of players exceeds capacity.


Rules of Play

Our play is governed by the International Table Tennis Federation rules. Refer to our File Cabinet for a document containing the relevant section of the ITTF Handbook.

The server must announce the score before serving the ball, allowing sufficient time for the opponents to announce corrections before the ball is struck.

We are forgiving of illegal serves by new players with respect to the ball being tossed before struck. But we expect players to develop a legal serve to be fair to all players.

ITTF rules specify the order of serving for doubles games. Specifically, all serves are from server's right court to receiver's right court (diagonal). According to ITTF rules, when playing 2 out of 3 (or 3 out of 5 and so on), the receiver team swaps position when the fifth point is scored by either team. This is intended to provide fairness regarding server/receiver combinations. The same should be done when playing single games.

Alternatively, with agreement of 3/4 of the players in doubles games, the serving order can have the server switch sides between his/her first and second serve throughout the game. This affords better variety of play (right-side to right-side and left-side to left-side serving, and serving to both opponent's players during the game).

The receiving team of a ball makes the call as to whether the ball is in or out, or on the correct side of the court (on both the server and receiver ends). Their decision stands. If they are uncertain, the ruling is in favor of the opponents.

Etiquette

With love of the game, respect for others, camaraderie , and common sense, everything else will follow.

If players are waiting to play, please restrict your use of the table for at most three games (playing two out of three). Depending on how many are waiting, you should shorten your length of play by playing no-ad games, or perhaps play just one game. Players should rotate into and out of games in a manner which gives everyone an equal opportunity to play.

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SBRTTA News


07 May 2019 08:34
SBRTTA BOD Meeting Minutes 041719 
SBRTTA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
Date: April 17, 2019

Meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM

Minutes from December 2018 meeting read by Lowell Sletten and approved
Lowell to make sure minutes are published on SBRTTA Website

John Hess to send an email to notify members that they c ... read RSS feed item

23 Apr 2019 19:01
First Tournament of the SBRTTA. 
photoSaddleBrooke Ranch Table Tennis Association (SBRTTA) participated in their first inter-community table tennis tournament against the club from SaddleBrooke, on January 10, 2019. Members participated in both singles and doubles matches. Competition was intense; however, at the end of the day all play ... read RSS feed item

27 Dec 2018 17:09
Minutes of the SBRTTA December 14, 2018 Membership Meeting 
Meeting called to order 9:05 AM.

Ken Gorman suggesting potential future problems with the number of players and the limited number of tables.

Ken made a motion to accept minutes from previous meeting and John Hess seconded. Motion passed.

John Hammond asked about pro rating dues for member ... read RSS feed item

19 Sep 2018 15:12
Minutes of the SBRTTA Sept 7, 2018 Membership Meeting 
Saddlebrooke Ranch Table Tennis Association
Minutes from meeting Friday, Sept 7, 2018

Ken Gorman called the meeting to order at 9:05 AM. Nine members were present including Tom Reuter via telephone.

Lowell Sletten presented the treasurer’s report stating the club has a cash balance of $125. ... read RSS feed item

25 Jun 2018 13:11
Terrific instructional site with great videos! 
Get a free membership at PingSkills and roam through the tutorials. Excellent material, with video slow motion really showing how the sites are done.

25 Jan 2018 14:40
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Posted: 11 Aug 2017
Sign up process described in previous posting is on hold pending decision by club as to whether members want to use it. 
enfeedia RSS feed publisherThe experiment worked, but probably most members are not interested in using it. Just show up and play.

Posted: 24 Jun 2017
New sign-up process now in effect 
enfeedia RSS feed publisherWe are now using a sign up process, initially only for the Tuesday session to prove it out and respond to members comments. If all goes well, we will ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 08 Jan 2016
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