News release: January 19th 2013 (Updated June 2013)
for immediate release
BETHANY HOSTS NEW CONNECTICUT TT ASSOCIATION CLUB
Bethany Parks and Recreation Department, and Coach Dave Strang's NETTA/ CT. Table Tennis Association have joined together to establish the New Haven/Waterbury Table Tennis Club at Bethany to provide weekly recreational and competitive play and instruction for players of all ages and skill levels.
Table Tennis (also called 'Ping-Pong) is the world's most popular
individual Olympic sport – second only to Soccer in worldwide
participation – where strategy and individual technique count more
than strength, height or age.
The initial club meeting will be on Sunday January 27th at 2:30pm
in the Town Hall Gymnasium at 40 Peck Rd. (Peck Rd. is just off
Amity Rd – rte 63 in Bethany, 10 mi. north of New Haven, & 12
mi. south of Waterbury).As of mid-JUNE, play is Sun 6:30-10:30pm
Club Director and Coach Dave Strang of Prospect, many time
Connecticut State Champion in Men's and Senior Men's Singles and
Doubles, and a former National Collegiate finalist, will be joined by
top Junior, Senior and Women's single's players from his club in
Fairfield, who will give demonstrations, play challengers and give
free pointers, followed by open club play and mini-tournaments where players will be matched with players of similar experience and skill.
Open club Play will continue on Sundays, with additional open play, leagues or clinics on a weekday evening possible later in 2013 - based on participant interest.
Drop in play on Sundays will cost $10 per participant for a full
3-4 hour playing session, with reduced fees for players only playing
the first or last hour of each session or making a pre-paid advance
The club will feature 6 professional Table Tennis Tables and a 'Newgy'
Table Tennis Robot available for special practice or instruction.
Players may bring their own Rackets or borrow or buy them at the club meetings.
Spectators are welcome for any regular Sunday club meeting,
including the special Jan 27th club kick-off event, without charge.
More information is available by calling Coach Dave at (203) 514 –
0757 (recorded message ) or (203) 660-1363 (home/office) or at
realtabletennis.NET. or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org