Here are some photos from the highly successful Para and Elite player camp for WA players held at Perth Table Tennis Club in September 2017, conducted by Table Tennis Australia.
Perth Table Tennis Club Newsletter #2
In order to celebrate Perth Table Tennis Club’s 1 year anniversary, we have put together our second newsletter with all the latest news and happenings at the club.
- Saturday coaching has restarted with new coach Holly Nicolas
- Second hand tables for sale
- Club pennant competition to start in September 2017
Click on the link to read the pdf version of Perth Table Tennis Club Newsletter #2 .
$20 For a Week’s Worth of Table Tennis at PTTC!
Special table tennis offer at PTTC – pay $20 on any day, and you can play the rest of the week at Perth Table Tennis Club for free.
PTTC is open 3 days a week (Mon, Thu, Sun), so you can get play 2 days and get 1 day free. Great value!
Here’s how it works:
Pay $20 on Monday, play up to and including the following Sunday for free.
Pay $20 on Thursday, play up to and including the following Monday for free.
Pay $20 on Sunday, play up to and including the following Thursday for free.
- This offer is for individual people, not private table bookings.
- Does not include group coaching.
- Does not include Greg’s selected individual coaching.
Many thanks to Phil Highland and Russell Stein who both suggested the idea.
PTTC Newsletter #1
A lot has happened since we opened up the Perth Table Tennis Club in June 2016, so we have put everything together into a newsletter for easy reading!
We plan to publish a new issue every 3 months or so, so stay tuned for the next edition somewhere around the November/December 2016 mark.
Weekly Swiss Style Sunday Tournament
Starting from the
24th July 2016 (17th July 2016, due to the cancellation of the West Coast Tournament), we will be running a weekly Swiss Style tournament every Sunday here at Perth Table Tennis Club. Everybody had a lot of fun at our recent “Don’t Miss the Swiss” competition, and several players said that it would be great if there was a tournament like this to play in every week. So now there is!
We have changed the starting time due to feedback from players, as well as the intention to allow our state junior players enough time to finish their morning training and get over to our club.
The new starting time is 2.00pm. Entry fee is $20, so just turn up by 1.45pm, hand over your entry fee to the trustworthy looking gentleman at the door (that would be me), and start playing! The tournament should wrap up around 5.00pm, depending on numbers.
Following feedback from players, we have adjusted our prize money system to give all players a chance of winning their group category and picking up a reward. We are using the Ratings Central ranking system to assign players a rating, and then the prize money is allocated as follows:
$50 – players over 1600 points winner
$50 – players between 1300 to 1600 points winner
$50 – players between 900 to 1300 points winner
$50 – players under 900 points winner
Players without a Ratings Central points rating will be given an initial rating by the Tournament Director.
Here’s a quick look at the recent “Don’t Miss the Swiss” tournament held on 26 June 2016.
What is a Swiss Style Tournament?
Swiss style tournaments are great for several reasons, including:
- You’ll get somewhere between 4-6 matches (best of 5 games). No getting knocked out in the first round by the #1 seed!
- The idea is to play people with the same number of wins against each other until an overall winner is found. Most of your matches will be against players around your standard. If you are winning, you’ll keep playing better players. If you are losing, you’ll be matched with players closer to your level. You don’t have to be a great player to compete and have fun.
- It’s all just one event, so no waiting around for hours getting cold in between different events.
- Our playing venue is great – plenty of court space, great flooring, competition tables, stadium seating, good lighting, and even a cafe open on the grounds to get a snack or a coffee!
- More variety – we can handle 44 players in each tournament, so you’ll be playing a lot of different people from week to week.
- You are welcome to stick around after the tournament and keep playing for free, if you have the energy!
- You don’t have to turn up every week (although we’d love you to!). You can turn up on any Sunday you like, and know that there will be a tournament ready for you to play in. (Apart from the WA State Open Week, we can’t detract from WA’s premier table tennis tournament!) Or just give Greg a ring on 0408 953 764 before 12.00pm Sunday to check the tournament is on.
Swiss Style table tennis tournaments are great fun, and suit all ages, sexes, and standards. You’ll get plenty of good matches in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere. What are you waiting for – see you on Sunday!
Meet the Table Tennis Terminator!
We have just received a brand new Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 table tennis robot for Perth Table Tennis Club members to use.
NEWS FLASH 28/07/2016 – We now have a second Robo-Pong 2050 available for use, along with a Robo-Pong 1040, courtesy of David Brown. Thanks David!
NEWS FLASH 6/9/2016 – We have added a third Robo-Pong 2050 due to their popularity.
The Robo-Pong 2050 is a great table tennis robot, easy to set up and put away, simple to use, reliable and terrific for practicing technique and drills.
PTTC members can use it for no charge, although please check with Greg first so that he can give you a quick run-down on how to use the controller to set up the ball feeding how you want it.
If it isn’t set up when you get to the club, just ask Greg and he’ll be happy to get it ready for you.
Remember, a table tennis robot is great for hitting a lot of balls in a short time to groove in your technique, so make sure that you are hitting the ball correctly when using the Robo-Pong. If you aren’t sure about your technique, ask any of our resident coaches for advice.
2016 “Don’t Miss the Swiss” Tournament – Results
The 2016 “Don’t Miss the Swiss” Swiss Style tournament was run on 26 June 2016 at the Perth Table Tennis Club, starting at around 12.30pm and concluding around 4.00pm.
Many thanks to those players who came and had a great time, and competed in a serious but friendly spirit.
Craig Campbell ran away with the number 1 spot, while we needed a playoff to decide positions 2-5 due to the fierce competition. James Lim managed to prevail, with a number of hardfought 5-game victories along the way propelling him into a terrific #2 finish.
1st – Craig Campbell $100
2nd – James Lim $50
3rd – Robert Lee $25
4th – Russell Stein $20
5th – Wayne (Min) Tai
Here’s some video from the event, along with a few photos courtesy of resident photographer Nita!
Hits and Giggles Social Nights
At Perth Table Tennis Club, we want everybody to come along and have a good time playing ping pong! It doesn’t matter what age or standard you are.
With that in mind, we are introducing Thursday night (6-10pm) and Saturday night (5-9pm) ‘Hits and Giggles’ social sessions.
Now of course we are happy to see you any day or time, but if you are a social player looking to have fun, get fit and make some new friends, Thursday or Saturday nights should have even more fun-loving social players than usual. And serious players, don’t be afraid to come down and train before doing a bit of catching up with the gang!
2016 Swiss Style Tournament
Perth Table Tennis Club will be conducting a Swiss Style tournament on Sunday 26th June 2016, starting at 12.00pm and finishing at approximately 5.00pm (hopefully!). Location is the Maccabi Gym, 61 Woodrow Avenue, Yokine.
There are a maximum of 48 places available for the tournament, all standards welcome. If more than 48 entries are received, places will be allocated according to WATTA ratings, with higher ratings taking precedence.
Current Entries: 18
Places Available: 30
Entry forms in PDF format are available here
Swiss Style Tournament Format – Summary
Perth Table Tennis Club Opening Night
Perth Table Tennis Club opened its doors to the public on 14 June 2016, welcoming some new faces and old friends alike.
Thanks to everybody for coming along and making the night a success, hope to see you all back again soon!
Here’s a few photos from our opening night.