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:
- to promote table tennis as a serious and exciting sport;
- to create an environment where players of all skill levels can participate;
- to provide support and practice opportunities for Princeton's collegiate table tennis team.
The Club meets three times a week in the Group Fitness Room of 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 email@example.com.
::: Practice schedule
All practices now take place on the main floor of Dillon Gym, court 4 (the court farthest from the entrance).
Practice times for fall 2012 are as follows:
8 PM - 12:45 AM (*later start on some Fridays due to varsity games)
5 PM - 9 PM
::: Membership fees
Membership dues for 2012-2013 are as follows:
Faculty and staff
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
PUTTC generally hosts one NCTTA meet every season. In recent years the Club also ran three of its own Open tournaments, and hosted the 2005 and 2006 Garden State Open.
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. 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 email@example.com.