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.


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.

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October 9th, 2015

UTTTC Fall Tournament: Signup now OPEN!

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:…/1ywqZggt3qnTws1yUKdlZtiF…/viewform

P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for Intramurals League as well, more info in the link below.

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:…/1Oz5FyM2MNPxBcpPJMhlxeHoMJ8…/edit…
To register, fill in the following form:…/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


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


Athletic Centre Squash Court (Court 1 and Court 3)

We hope to see you there!

September 17th, 2015

Hart House Practise starts on September 29!


Welcome back to school!

Whether or not you are new to the club, I hope you guys will have a great year of study and pingpong!

Hart House Practise will start on Tuesday, September 29. This year, the drop in time has been changed to every Tuesday and Thursday 9pm-11pm, so please be aware!


What: Hart House Ping pong Practise

When: Every Tues+Thurs from 9pm – 11 pm, starting Sept. 29

Where: Hart House Archery Room

Feel free to drop by if you would like to play some ping pong during the school year!

Note: AC practise has been cancelled by the Athletic Centre. However, you can still book the AC squash court table if you would like to play with your friends.



August 20th, 2015

End of Summer Practice‏

Hi Everyone,

Our summer practices at Hart House will be coming to an end.

This Tuesday (August 18, yesterday) was the last day of summer practice and there will be no more practices this Thursday. (August 20)

We will resume the practices after the school term starts, keep looking out for our updates.

For faster and more updates, Join our facebook group:



May 12th, 2015

Summer Hart House Practise starts on May 19!

Hi UTTTC members,

Summer Hart House Practise will start next week, starting on Tuesday, May 19. Drop in every Tuesday and Thursday from 8-10pm at Hart House Archery Room.


What: Hart House Ping pong Practise

When: Every Tues+Thurs from 8pm – 10 pm, starting May 19

Where: Hart House Archery Room

Feel free to drop by if you would like to play some ping pong during summer!
Note: AC practise has been cancelled by the Athletic Centre. However, you can still book the AC squash court table if you would like to play with your friends.



March 31st, 2015

UTTTC Club Election: Result

Hi all UTTTC members,

Thanks everyone for coming out to our election! Here’s the result for our exec team next year:

President: Freid Tong, William Yi
Vice-president: Yilin Tian
Treasurer: Oscar del Rio
Intramural co-ordinators: Shawn Melwyn Rodricks, Alex Jiao
Public Relations: Mona Teng, Yujie (Tony) Wang, Emma Huang
Event Co-ordinators: David Ripsman, Selman Dericioglu
Competitive Team Coordinators: Aaron Wang, Oscar Yeung
Web Master: Otto Ling

Please welcome our new exec team 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!

UTTTC Exec Team

March 16th, 2015

[UTTTC] UTTTC Club Election‏

Hi UTTTC members,

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching. We thank you for your support and hope that you had an eventful table tennis year. We will be holding our annual election on Monday (Mar.30th) at 6:30pm (Location to be announced later). It will be a great oppurtunity for you to get more involvement with UTTTC and / or improve our club activities!!!

The election will be held for the following open positions (Detailed description can be found from the attachment):
1. President (1-2)
2. Vice President (1)
3. Public Relations Officer (1-2)
4. Events Coordinator (2-3)
5. Webmaster (1)
6. Intramurals coordinator (2)
7. Competitive Team Coordinator (1-2)

We will be holding an information session on the exec positions on Mar. 19th & 26th from 8pm-10pm in the Harthouse Range room. Candidates are expected to present a brief speech at the elections and interested candidates will have to fill out the form here:

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: 

Hope to see you at the elections!

UTTTC Exec Team

January 15th, 2015

AC Winter Supervised Practice

Happy New Year Everyone,

The signups for our Winter Supervised Practice Sessions have began. These practices are designed for players of all levels, from beginner to intermediate and even some advanced players, and a supervisor will be there to facilitate the sessions.

Mondays, 9pm-11pm
Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm
Fridays, 12pm-2pm

Location: Athletic Center, Upper Gym

Cost: $35 for a term (10 sessions)

Balls and racket are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own rackets. The gym has 6 good quality tables and a table tennis robot

These sessions start the second week of school, so make sure you sign up FAST.

Signup Instructions:
To signup, click the link below:
and type in the barcodes 31730, 31731, 31732 for Monday, Wednesday, Friday sessions respectively

For more information, see the link below:

University of Toronto Table Tennis Club

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