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Beginners Round Robin - Ping Pong in the Valley

Lots of Ping Pong! The Round Robin style is just a vehicle/format to ensure a lot of games  played. Don't want people standing around just waiting for a table or for someone to play with. That is no fun. So beginners are most welcome and encouraged to play. 

 (Note: You would need basic ping pong skills to play as round robin is not conducive to learning how to play for your first time) .

Players rated Under 1200 or Unrated  Players.  This should be  fun and competitive. Don't be fooled about "beginners". Those rated[masked] got very good solid games. USATT has a high threshold with average USATT players being  around 1800.

Check out video of past meetup

http://youtu.be/ypo-5_Y4TTo

Play/matches starts at 7:30 promptly. Depending on turnout, it could go up to 10 PM. Please come early (around 7)  so we can set up grouping/matches and have a bit of time chatting and warming up. There will be LOTS of Ping Pong 'played I promise. I'm usually  there by 6:30ish.

There is a dress code ... mainly for shoes and they are strict.  No heels!  .. and  running shoes/tennis shoes are preferred. Please avoid  black soled shoes as they make color skid marks  on the competition grade flooring of the venue.

Costs are $10, and $1 to rent a paddle if you don't have one. Cold  Drinks are available for purchase ($1 for bottled water and soda , $2 for energy drinks/Gatorade and Iced Tea), 

Format is as follows. Entrants would be grouped in 3-5 people per group (ideally groups of 4). Top finishers get grouped together in a separate group(1st division)  and the 2nd placed finishers  gets grouped together for another group (2nd division) and so on. Entrants will be seeded and distributed evenly depending on rating/ability. This would mean 1st set of 3 matches you play would be at varying levels. Matches are first to win  3 (max 5 games). Games go up to 11 points ( not 21 anymore) and each person alternates serves after 2 serves. Next group/set would be more competitive with players all grouped around your level. Expect to play anywhere from 3 to 6 matches. Each group winner wins a prize voucher ( $20 for 1st div, $15 for 2nd division, $10 for 3rd and $5 for 4th division ) good for purchase at club store graciously donated by venue Allen & Son's. It means everyone has a 1 in 4 chance to win! Should you choose to leave early, pls let me know after 1st set of matches. 

Besides People from this meetup group, there might  be beginners from local club playing so expect anywhere from an additional 2 to 4 players  more than  what has RSVP'd. 

Feel free to ask questions and don't forget to check out Discussions Tab.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun, and a constant stream of playing!

    July 19, 2014

  • Chiaki

    Sorry for the last minute cancellation. this was supposed to be my first time but I do not think I can make it by 7 tonight. But looking forward to the next time! Have a happy Friday!

    July 18, 2014

    • Anthony A

      txt me at[masked] if your on your way and think you will just be few minutes late. I'll reserve a spot for you.

      July 18, 2014

    • Chiaki

      Hmm in that way, I do not think I can make it tonight but I will join next time. Thank you so much!

      July 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I can't make it tonight, see you guys next time!

    July 18, 2014

  • Sanjay P.

    Anthony - Vidul and myself will be little late. Please include both of us in the draw.

    July 18, 2014

  • jan s.

    Hi.. Sorry, cannot make it tonight. Wanted to let you know.

    July 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I plan on going. I'll post if I cannot make it.

    1 · July 18, 2014

  • Dana S.

    Shoot! I just realized I have a friends wedding that weekend :(

    June 21, 2014

  • Jm Dico A.

    I cant play for 6 weeks Im gonna miss u guys:-) see u by august:-)

    June 21, 2014

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Additional notes: Payment is made to the venue and not to me. $10 unlimited play for Friday night ( from 6-10 pm) . $1 extra for paddle if you don't have it.

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