May 11th, 2016

2016 Summer Hart House Practice: Starting May 17

Hi UTTTC members,

Summer Hart House Practice is back!

Starting Tuesday, May 17, Hart House Practice will resume. Everyone is welcome to drop by and play some pingpong!

Details

What: Hart House Ping Pong Practice

When: Every Tuesday + Thursday from 8pm to 10pm(Starting May 17)

Where: Hart House Range Room

We look forward to seeing you there!

UTTTC Exec Team

April 5th, 2016

2016-2017 UTTTC Club Election: Result

Hello UTTTC members,

Thanks everyone for coming out to our election! This year’s election has been a blast, and here is the result for next year’s exec team!

President: Yilin Tian, Mona Teng
Vice-president: Rohan Manmohan
Treasurer: Oscar del Rio
Intramural co-ordinators: Otto Ling, Brian Yeung
Public Relations: Vicki Zhang
Event Co-ordinators: Nadiya Bayeva, Emma Huang
Competitive Team Coordinators: Paula Hsien, Benson Peng
Web Master: Otto Ling

Congratulation to our new exec team! Please welcome and give them your full support! Thanks everyone for being involved with the club in the past year and best of luck to your final exams!

Thanks,
UTTTC Exec Team

March 31st, 2016

[Intercollegiate]Congratulations to U of T @ TMS College Table Tennis National Championships!!

Congratulations to all the players who represented UTTTC at the TMS College Table Tennis National Championships this past weekend! Thank you for your hard work and contributions!

Some highlights of the results:
Women’s Team 7th place
Coed Team 7th place
Women’s Singles Quarter Finalist – Nadiya Bayeva
Men’s Singles Top 16 Finish – Aaron Wang
Women’s Doubles Semi Finalist – Paula Hsien and Anqi Luo

Also a big thank you to all of our sponsors who helped us get there!

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March 11th, 2016

[Sponsorship] Ponghero.com

Ponghero.com is a table tennis site that is dedicated to providing trustworthy reviews of ping pong tables, paddles and training robots. We are passionate about the sport and, as long-time players ourselves, we know the what players demand out of their equipment. We review equipment from the top worldwide brands like STIGA, Kettler, Butterfly, Killerspin and Cornilleau and provide our honest opinions of their newest products. Our goal is to educate readers about the build quality, craftsmanship, materials that go into the products and help them make smart buying decisions.

Finding the right ping pong table can be a difficult process. There are many brands to choose from and many different types of tables offered. In order to make an informed decision, you need to understand what qualities make one table better than another. The five main criteria to consider when buying a table tennis table are: Playing surface Thickness, Strength of Frame, Convenience Features, Safety Features and Value. Knowing what to look for will allow you to find the right mix of features for you, regardless of price point. In our Ping Pong Table Buyer’s Guide, we examine the best tables at three different price points and rate them according to these criteria.

February 5th, 2016

[Fund Raising] Help U of T players, by receiving FREE Dental Service!

This year, the University of Toronto Table Tennis Team has gathered numerous elite level player. They have the chance to go to NCTTA Nationals, and compete against top players from other universities in Canada and the United States!

However, because the tournament will be held in Texas, the trip will be not be cheap. This is how you can come and help out your fellow players, without spending a single dime!

Thanks to the generosity of Ex-club-president Howard Ma and his dental clinic, our players are sponsored $50 for each person that receives dental service through the club’s referral. If you are currently a U of T student, and has not opt-out of the healthcare plan at the beginning of the year, you are eligible to receive free dental service with ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE. If you would like to help the U of T Table Tennis Team to put up great performance in this year’s Nationals, please register using the following link. A representative will contact you for appointments.

Dental Service Registration Form

If you know a friend, who would also like to receive dental service, please refer them to this link as well. The club and our team players will be grateful for your supports!

February 5th, 2016

[NCTTA] Congratualation to UofT Co-ed and Women’s team at 2016 Winter Divisionals!

In the NCTTA Divisional that took place on Jan. 31, 2016 at MyTTC in Mississauga, U of T Co-ed and Women’s team achieved First and Second place, respectively. Congratulation to their great performance, and please wish them luck on their upcoming NCTTA regional!

NCTTA 2016 Winter

November 8th, 2015

Important Characteristics of Table Tennis Tables

The holidays are upon us, and those of you who are looking for a new table tennis table are eagerly awaiting the sweet discounts that soon follow. But even with the big discounts, tables can still be pretty expensive. Therefore, we’re going to show you the most important characteristics that you should focus on when comparing ping-pong tables.

What’s The Most Important Characteristic?

First and most important: surface thickness. The table’s surface is the most important aspect to consider because it has the greatest affect on the ball, and subsequently the game.

Throughout your shopping for an indoor table, you will notice a surface thickness ranging from around 5/8 inch to 1 inch, and a price range from about $400 to $2000. The thicker the surface, the higher the price.

Don’t let the small add-ons and miscellaneous extras distract you from this most important attribute! Do you really need four-inch locking caster wheels on an indoor table? I doubt it.

Outdoor Table Tennis Tables

While surface thickness is still the most important part of the table, making sure your table can withstand the weather is key when considering an outdoor table. That’s why these tables are manufactured with a material that specifically combats glare and warping, and are designed to be weather resistant.

Keep in mind, however, that this additional surface treatment results in a bit higher cost. 
 You can find outdoor tables of decently quality generally ranging from to $500-$3000.

Second Most Important Characteristic

Second: The second most important characteristic will vary depending upon who is going to be using your table. Do you have small children? If so, if might be a good idea to get a table with locking wheels for extra safety and a large chassis to prevent the frame from bending. (Kids love to sit on ping pong tables.)  Do you have a hard time finding a decent opponent? Then maybe the play-back feature is an important attribute that you need to have. Maybe you don’t want to assemble it and want the table to arrive assembled. The point is, while the surface thickness will undecidedly affect game-play, other characteristics may be more important to a particular player. You must decide what’s best for you!  

Last But Important Characteristic
Third: The ball. You might be thinking, I thought this was about tables? But it is. Even with a professional table, if you’re playing with a low-quality ball the game-play will be negatively affected.

I know you have picked up one of those cheap Ping Pong balls at the neighborhood pool or Rec Center, and after a few rallies threw the ball down in disgust. But you don’t need to bother with discount balls: a 6-pack of high quality balls is less than $10.

Conclusion 

While the surface thickness is undecidedly the most important characteristic for the majority of people, your table choice should take into consideration your lifestyle. Perhaps you have a small child who you fear will lose interest after a short while… it might be smart to reconsider ordering that $1500 Olympic gold-plated table tennis table.

Happy Holidays.

A huge thanks to pingpongruler.com for writing this post. For more table tennis equipment reviews, please visit their website at
http://www.pingpongruler.com/ping-pong-equipment-reviews.html

October 9th, 2015

UTTTC Fall Tournament: Signup now OPEN!

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Our annual UTTTC Fall Tournament will be happening on Sunday October 18th this year.
This year, the format will be a traditional Singles tournament (Recreational + Competitive) with a Co-ed division and a women’s division (Females are welcome to sign up for both Co-ed and Female).

There will be a captain’s meeting at the Athetic Center on Oct 14th at 4:00pm in Room 307. This meeting is not mandatory, but please attend if you can.

Date: Sunday, October 18th 2015
Time: 11am to 5pm
Location: Athletic Center Upper Gym (Corner of Harbord St. and Spadina Ave)
Eligibility: All UofT Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni

Winners will be crowned the title of UofT Champion and will receive some awesome Prizes!!!

To Signup, fill in the form below:
https://docs.google.com/…/1ywqZggt3qnTws1yUKdlZtiF…/viewform

P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for Intramurals League as well, more info in the link below.
http://utttc.sa.utoronto.ca/intramurals/

October 9th, 2015

2015-2016 season Intramural League Registeration is OPEN!

Attention table tennis players of U of T!
Want a fun way to meet and play against other U of T students? Then our annual intramural league is just for you! The league consists of teams of 3-5 players who play weekly matches with other teams in the league. It will start October, and continue through to March, with breaks during exams, winter break, and reading week. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.

For rules and signup info see:
https://docs.google.com/…/1Oz5FyM2MNPxBcpPJMhlxeHoMJ8…/edit…
To register, fill in the following form:
https://docs.google.com/…/1-kD_GTbKZJKKqvxAdpL81u7…/viewform

September 27th, 2015

2015-2016 Team Tryouts: Oct. 6 and Oct. 8 @ AC squash courts

Do you think you are competitive in table tennis? Do you want to represent U of T and play against other university students?

If your answers are YES, then you should come to UTTTC’s team tryout for 2015 – 2016!!

In the tryouts, You will play against other top players. Your performance will be noted, and the best players will be selected.

Register HERE

Time:

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 20:00 – 22:00
Thursday, Oct. 8, 20:00 – 22:00

Location:

Athletic Centre Squash Court (Court 1 and Court 3)

We hope to see you there!

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