1. It’s a great way to exercise
At the beginning of 2015, I weighed 205 pounds. I decided to play table tennis at least 2 times a week. By July, I weighed 180 pounds. Yep, I lost 25 pounds from playing table tennis. I didn’t change my diet. I didn’t do any other exercise. I just practiced. It was fun, I improved my skills, and I lost weight.
2. It’s an inexpensive hobby and your first 4 visits are FREE!
If you’re a new visitor, your first four Drop-in sessions are free. It takes a few times to become acclimated to the game flow and to decide if this game is something you want to take on as a hobby. After that, it is only $2 per session. We have quality paddles for you to borrow if you don’t have your own. So, it’s a pretty cheap sport to play compared to most other sports in terms of equipment and gym/membership fees.
3. It’s the best place to play in the area
When it comes to professional quality playing conditions, our club is the best in the area. In fact, we have had several visitors over the past year say that it is one of the nicest part-time clubs they’ve visited in the U.S.! We have eight Joola 3000sc tables. These are the tables used at the U.S. Open and U.S. Nationals tournaments. If you’ve only played on recreational tables in a basement or garage, you should come try this out...it’s a whole different experience. Our facility has good lighting, high ceilings, plenty of space for each table with nice synthetic wood flooring that is not slippery. There’s also plenty of extra room for seating, gym bags, and spectating. On the first Saturday of each month, we do a tournament and provide pizza for all the players...lots of fun!
4. Table tennis is a great hobby if you’re a geek
One of the aspects of table tennis that has always intrigued me is the strategy. Table tennis has been described as “chess played at light-speed”. I win matches all the time against players who by all accounts are better athletes and have better technique than me. The reason I win...I have better tactics and strategy. I love that players with physical limitations can still excel at table tennis. Another not commonly known aspect is the tremendous amount of technology used in table tennis equipment. I don’t think there is another sport that offers as many technical variances as table tennis. Just check out this table tennis website and see how many different types of blades and rubber they offer (and this is just a fraction of what’s available globally).
5. I will help you improve
Whatever your reasons would be for coming, I will help you achieve your goals. If you want to learn some new skills and finally beat your friends and family when you play at home in the basement, I can help with that. If you want to do some more serious training and compete in sanctioned tournaments, I can help with that. If you just want to get some exercise, play some fun games with nice folks, and have a few laughs, then our Drop-in sessions are a great place for you to do that.