Unlike table tennis in most of the country in the Villages we play doubles almost exclusively. Let’s play some singles. Beginning next Sunday August 18 at Laurel Manor at 12:00 noon half the room will be dedicated to singles leading up to our next tournament which will be a round robin singles tournament open to all club members men or women.
Table tennis returns to Laurel Manor Recreation Center on Wednesday August 7.
Laurel Manor will not be ready for play on Monday August 5 as originally scheduled. You can play at Rohan Recreation Center, 12:00 for men and 1:30 for women.
Laurel Manor will be closed July 1 – August 4 for maintenance.
The recreation department is adding alternatives for the month.
Wednesdays – Eisenhower 9:00 am to 11:50 pm
Saturdays – Eisenhower extended play time, their usual 9:00 am to 12:00 pm plus 12:00 pm to 2:50 pm.
Sundays – Colony Cottage extended play time, their usual 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm plus morning hours 9:00 am to 11:50 pm.
If you find a paddle
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
Laurel Manor is loaning out 2 tables to the high school Wednesday Dec 12 through Monday 17. The remaining 6 tables will still be available for play.
Lynn Irish, is going back to Canada for the holidays and is offering her home in the Villages for rent from December 20 through January 10. You can send her an email at email@example.com or call her at 352-205-7286.
There is no table tennis at 12:00 noon on Sunday, November 18, at the Laurel Manor recreation center. They will have open play time at 9:00 am as usual.
Very sadly I need to report that Richard Lehtonen, a long time member of the Villages Table Tennis Club, passed away November 8.