Cincinnati Table Tennis Association
College Hill Rec Center
5545 Belmont Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45224
FREE PARKING, A/C, and Heating and GREAT
welcome players at ALL LEVELS from BEGINNER to ADVANCED. Please
stop by and check out our club.
OUR SCHEDULE BEFORE ARRIVING AS WE
UPDATE IT DAILY.
6:00- 9.15PM TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 9AM-1PM SATURDAYS
We welcome players of all
ages and skill levels!
Join us at our new location in Pleasant Ridge Montessori
"Normal" club times are Monday,Tuesday, and Thursday nights
from 6:00-9:15 PM. Click on the "SCHEDULE" tab at the top of the page for
the most up-to date play schedule.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CTTC:
The Cincinnati Table Tennis Club is open to people of all ages and skill
levels. We are affiliated with the USATT
the national organization that maintains the rating system for US players and
that selects the members of the US olympic team. However, the club is not
only for serious players who are looking to improve their game (although we are
the home for many of the best players in the region and the state of Ohio), but
for anyone who is interested in spending time with good people. We can
help improve your game, and direct you to where to buy the equipment that
you need. Low end equipment from local stores
would not help you much and you may end up not enjoying the
game. Please ask us or go to
americantabletennis.com to check things out or talk to them first. We do
get some discounts from them so if you can wait a week or two we can get you
The club is a not-for-profit organization. A fee of $5.00/session is required by anyone wishing to play. We currently
charge no additional "membership fee". All funds go directly back into
the club (for rent for the facility, new equipment, etc.) We currently
have 12 "Donic Persson 25" tables, a Newgy table tennis robot, and plenty of
barriers for adequate court separation.
Most nights at the club are reserved for open play: players write their
name on our dry-erase board for the table they would like to play next.
Players at each table have 5 minutes for warmups, and then and play a best 3
out of 5 match (11 point games). The winner generally stays at the table,
and the loser signs up again. However you can always ask your opponent to
practice with you for 20 minutes and leave the table. This way you can learn
more from the higher level players and you can ask questions. Please be
prepared to get a lot of comments since good Table Tennis requires a lot of
instructions so try not to get overwhelmed and take it one step at a
time. We use 40 mm 3 star white or orange balls and try to follow all
USATT rules and guidelines. Most players have their own equipment, but we
have a few club paddles that can be borrowed for those who don't.
We will host occasional (usually 2 per year) "sanctioned" tournaments (click on
tournament link above). (Membership in the national organization (USATT)
and entry fees are required for play in sanctioned tournaments- these are where
new players obtain their rating, and the ratings of already rated players are
adjusted based on win/loss record. We also have occasional "club"
tournaments (where USATT membership is not required and no rating points are
exchanged), with small prizes for the winners (these are often unannounced, and
usually have no extra entry fee apart from the normal nightly playing
fee). For example, our recent "Turkey doubles" tournament, where the
winners took home turkeys for Thanksgiving. When sufficient interest
warrants, we may hold mini-training camps for new players.
"First, I was hesitated to come visit the club. I am now
very happy that I did start playing table tennis and learn about
this great sport while getting unexpected work out. And the benefits
of meeting great people." -Burak Cevik (Started 2002)