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. Anything goes.

There are no club dues. We ask for a $5 "initiation" donation to cover the cost of balls and perhaps other needs.

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Our Schedule of Sessions

Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Thursday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Friday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

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We give preference to singles games on Thursday. Singles offer more opportunity to develop skills than doubles. But depending on how many show up, we might cave in and play doubles.

Buy Your Own Paddle?

Consider buying your own paddle. You will find that you can typically get better spin action with a premium quality paddle compared to the beginner models we have on hand.

Here are three models that one of our members suggests, with Amazon prices as of May 22, 2015 shown: Stiga Supreme ($36.19), DHS x series ($35.99), and Killerspin Jet 200 ($31.51).

Ken Gorman and Joe Macher both purchased the Stigma Supreme paddle and are happy with it, although Ken is not that happy with Joe usually beating him.

Our Doubles Rules

Because we are mostly interested in casual play, we generally don't rigidly enforce rules. We expect compliance, but feel players should be responsible for knowing the rules and complying. (Click the link below to access the ITTF rules.)

Official Rules

Service Delivery

One area of debate is the serve. Most of us played decades ago when there were no specific rules about how the ball is held and released at the time of contact with the paddle. One could impart exceptional spin on the ball with that freedom.

The ITTF developed rules to bring that under control. Specifically, see section 2.6 of the rules (click the link below to access all the rules).

We understand that those who played back then have never been required to adhere to the new rules, and may have trouble adapting to the current rules. We don't mind new players to the club serving the "old way" so long as they make progress in complying over time. We are generally satisfied if the player uses the "open hand" toss of the ball, and not much concerned about the height of the toss, as long as it is clear the hand no longer has contact with the ball at the moment the ball is being struck.

Service Rotation

We also have chosen to alter the service routine to bring greater variety to the play. Specifically, in games to 11 where players serve twice before the serve moves to another player, the first serve is from the server's right side court to the opponents' right side court (diagonal) and the second serve is from the server's left court to the opponents' left court. This approach means the server serves to both opponents and is able to use serves that work better from one side versus the other.

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24 Jun 2017 15:36
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 use it for the other sessions as well.

It's a simple process. You will find a button at the top of the Table Tennis website that, when clicked, takes you to the entry page. Sign in with your email address and your initial PIN. Don't know it? Call Ken at 520-825-7185.

When you submit that info, you will be taken to page where you will see who is currently signed up, and with the click of the Sign Up button, you are added to the list. Sign-ups are timestamped.

Once you are signed up to play, you can enter a note if you wish.

This sign up list is made available to the Fitness Center so they can plan how many tables to set up. Additionally, a number of members have asked for this feature.

08 Jan 2016 17:16
Welcome to SBR Table Tennis News! 
enfeedia RSS feed publisherSubscribe to this feed to receive important news via email about our Table Tennis Club. This is the only way you will be sent the news. We expect all members to subscribe. In fact, the list of those subscribed will be considered to be our club membership. So subscribe and be an acknowledged member.

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