puttc@princeton.edu

::: Mission

The Princeton University Table Tennis Club encourages players of all skill levels to come and play at practices in a casual environment where they can have fun and improve their skills.

The Club's mission is:

The Club meets three times a week in Dillon Gymnasium. If you have not played in the Club before, simply show up at practice (PUID required for gym access). We have paddles available in case you do not have your own.

If you have any questions/comments or want to be added to our mailing list, please e-mail us at puttc@princeton.edu.

::: Practice schedule

All practices take place on the main floor of Dillon Gym, court 4 (the court farthest from the entrance).

Practice times for spring 2014 are as follows:

Wednesday
Friday
Sunday
9 PM - 12 midnight
9 PM* - 12 midnight (*later start on some Fridays due to varsity games)
4 PM - 7 PM

::: Membership fees

Membership dues for 2013-2014 are as follows:

Students
Faculty and staff
$15/year ($10/semester)
$20/year ($15/semester)

You can play up to three times for free before deciding to become a member of the Club. Payment can be made in person at practice, using cash or check, preferably cash.

::: Dillon Gym access for community members

Dillon Gym policy requires that all visitors not affiliated with Princeton University either purchase a yearly facility pass or pay a $10 guest fee at the front desk in order to use the gym facilities. Guests need to be signed in by a club member at the front desk. Please refer to the Campus Recreation webpage for more information. First-time visitors should also contact puttc@princeton.edu.

::: Activities

We usually use up to six tables at practices. A table tennis robot (Newgy Robo-Pong 2040) is available as well, and can be used to improve your game. Please note that it will not be used on crowded days.

Club practices are informal and can include open play as well as individual matches and structured training. Once or twice a year there will be a Club or campus tournament with prizes. Throughout the year we may also run a "ladder," which allows all members to compete against one another in a friendly ranking system.

As a member of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association, we compete against other schools in the region at least twice a year, with the goal of qualifying for the national championships. You can find out more information about Princeton's NCTTA team in the appropriate section of the website. While all students may try out for the team, the caliber of competition is currently very high. Besides official NCTTA competition, we will try to participate in friendly, informal meets with other schools in order to give all interested students an opportunity to compete.

The Club may be able to offer free coaching to students. In order to be eligible for coaching, you must be a member of the Club, and must show up to practice at least on a semi-regular basis.

::: Note for prospective students

Princeton University does not give scholarships for table tennis or any other sport. However, Princeton recognizes and supports athletic accomplishments and welcomes student-athletes with excellent academic qualifications. Over the past decade, PUTTC has been the most successful and prominent table tennis club in the Ivy League. For information on undergraduate and graduate admissions, please refer to the University's Admission & Aid website. For questions pertaining specifically to table tennis at Princeton, feel free to contact puttc@princeton.edu. We are eager to hear from and advise all interested national and international applicants.