New Playing Fees for 2013
A modified Playing fee structure will start in mid-January for play at Fairfield and the new New Haven/Waterbury TTC at Bethany.
The new single playing session fee will be $10 per player, reflecting inflation, costs for other entertainment and recreational activities, and the current drop-in playing cost at other comparible quality table tennis clubs in the Tri-state area. (Clubs in NYC are often MUCH more expensive, sometimes even for smaller playing courts and shorter time periods)
Fairfield Club fees were originally established at $5 per visit in 1995 when that was a common Movie admission price, and of course, most other prices for necessities, or entertainment, were MUCH lower than they are today.
But regular players are encouraged to save time and money by pre-paying with options like 3 visits for $25, reducing the cost to slightly over $8 per session.
Other options are being considered as well, such as weekly or monthy payment options, which might reduce the the cost (somewhat) more for players who regularly play on consequetive club days the same week, or who consistantly play every week on the same day. or arrangements for family or short duration play, particularly for new, unrated players.
Participation levels, player ages and incomes and initial participation levels at the new club location in Bethany will help determine the possible variety of pre-payment discount options that might be offered either to everyone, or on a case-by-case basis, at Club director Strang's discretion.
But the '3 for $25' is recommended for most players at this time, though players are also welcome to 'pay as they go' at $10 per visit, hopefully with correct change as often as you can remember to bring it.