Our annual ice cream party will be Sunday March 31, 12:30 pm at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Free for members* and significant others, $2.00 for visitors. Please sign up with Marilyn Cates by Sunday March 24. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (352) 750-6790 or use the entry form below.
* 2019 Membership dues must be paid by Sunday March 17.
The Senior Games excitement begins, Wednesday April 24 Men's and Women's Singles, Thursday April 25 Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles. Registration is now open.
Event codes TT00MS Men's Singles, TT00WS Women's Singles, TT00MD Men's Doubles, TT00WD Women's Doubles, TT00XD Mixed Doubles
You can follow the links below to download the full registration package and an editable registration form that you can fill in on your computer and print out to bring to La Hacienda, 1200 Avenida Central, The Villages.
We are having a 9 hole scramble tournament* on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Cane Garden Country Club. The first tee time is scheduled for 1:30 pm. Plan to stay for an early dinner at the club and to get the final results!! The event is open to all members of the Villages Table Tennis Club and their spouses/significant other. We need minimum 20 participants to hold this tournament.
The entry fee is $2.00 to cover prizes for first and second place plus closest to the pin, one for men and one for women. Standard green fees apply $21 or $29.50 depending upon golf priority membership.
The entry deadline is April 1st ....but don't wait, enter now. Send entries to Jackie Dufresne, email@example.com or use the entry form below.
Please include your Villages ID number plus your handicap. If you don't have a handicap please include the score for 9 hole championship you would expect on a good day.
Let us know if you will need a rental cart and if you will be staying for dinner.
* A scramble tournament is a team event. All four players hit off the tee. The team selects the best one and every player hits their second shot from there. Repeat until the ball is in the hole. Each team must use each players tee shot at least once. Men will play from the white tees and women may play from the green or friendly tees ..... wherever she usually plays from. The team with the lowest score wins.
The next luncheon is March 18, Noon, Hacienda Hills Country Club
Contact Hostess: ALISON BROUCEK, 352-689-2637, firstname.lastname@example.org
We still need someone to host April and August. The rest of the year is covered.
If you find a paddle
There was another large turnout for the luncheon hosted by Sue Anderson. Thank you Sue.
The next luncheon is February 11th at the Olive Garden on Wedgewood Lane at Noon.
If you didn’t sign up today and wish to attend
Contact: Jane Nelson, 352-348-9510, email@example.com.
Hi table tennis friends, my wife Yim (Palita) is in a Chinese & Asian dance club that is putting on a show at Laurel Manor on February 19th with a Chinese New Year theme. She has provided the details below, and we hope many of you will want to attend. You can contact either of us if you are interested in tickets or have questions, our telephone and e-mail contacts are at the end of her message below. Thanks!
Yim West 904-755-5972, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornel West 352-396-6515, email@example.com
Both Nittaku and DHS announced the availability of 3 star ITTF approved poly balls in orange. If you are interested I keep a few of the DHS balls in my bag. ––John
In the third game of a best of three match when one team reaches 5 points the players switch ends and a different player receives the serve. It is not a tactical decision, it is required by the rules.
The Laws of Table Tennis
2.13.6 — The player or pair serving first in a game shall receive first in the next game of the match and in the last possible game of a doubles match the pair due to receive next shall change their order of receiving when first one pair scores 5 points.
2.13.7 — The player or pair starting at one end in a game shall start at the other end in the next game of the match and in the last possible game of a match the players or pairs shall change ends when first one player or pair scores 5 points.