The Cincinnati Table Tennis Association 

Pleasant Ridge Montessori School
5945 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213

FREE PARKING, A/C, and Heating and OUTSTANDING LIGHTING!!!

We welcome players at ALL LEVELS from BEGINNER to ADVANCED.  Please stop by and check out our club.

PLEASE CHECK OUR SCHEDULE BEFORE ARRIVING AS WE UPDATE IT DAILY.

REGULAR TIMES: 6:00- 9.15PM MON-TUE-THU 

 

MAP OF NEW LOCATION

Special Note (Posted 6/04/14): For the rest of the summer, we will play at Pleasant Ridge on Monday and Thursday nights only. Tuesday nights (as well as the normal Saturday afternoons) will be at the College Hill Rec Center. Click the SCHEDULE button for updates as they arise. SPECIAL NOTE posted 7/14/14: Due to potentially dramatic fee increases, we may no longer be able to play at Pleasant Ridge starting this fall. So please contact me if you know of any potential alternatives, and keep your ears open...jm Also, the Pleasant Ridge location will be closed for about two weeks starting Monday, July 28, due to a construction project at the school. Check back for the timing on when we will be able to resume play there. The College hill location (5545 Belmont Ave.) will remain open (Tuesdays and Saturdays) during this time.

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We welcome players of all ages and skill levels!
Join us at our new location in Pleasant Ridge Montessori School
 

‘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.

President:  John Monaco
Vice President:  Jim Bracht
Tournament Directors:  Don Moler, Barb Curtis
Webmaster:  Burak Cevik

 President:  John Monaco
(w) 513-558-5521
(h) 513-961-2231

 

  

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 better prices. 

The club is a not-for-profit organization.  A fee of $4.00/night ($3 for Students and Seniors) 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)  

 

 
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