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    Posted: 01/26/2019 at 6:21pm
I'm going to be in NYC (54th and 6th) from superbowl sunday until thursday morning for work. I was hoping to find a welcoming place to play once or twice in the evening when I was there. Where would you suggest I go? If it helps, my rating from 3+ years ago was in the low 1600s though people have said I'm playing above that now (not sure how true it is). I will be on my own so I'll have to find people to play.
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Just google "table tennis clubs in nyc" and a number of them will show up. If you drive I suggest going to Westchester TTC in Pleasantville, the friendliest people and best facilities. 
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I liked Lily Yip's club, it's professional and the league is competitive for all.

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Originally posted by hleett hleett wrote:

Just google "table tennis clubs in nyc" and a number of them will show up. If you drive I suggest going to Westchester TTC in Pleasantville, the friendliest people and best facilities. 

Westchester was my home club back when they were Rivertowns Table Tennis Club and I was a member there for quite a while. Great people and place. I just don't want to drive up there (or take the train) from midtown and back on a weeknight after work hours. It just takes too much time.

Part of the reason why I asked is to make sure I go somewhere where I'll get to play with a variety of people. You never know which places have a good turnout during the week.
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Take train to Queens (Flushing), there are couple of clubs within walking distance from the last stop (I went to Robert Chen's one). It was good.
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Originally posted by fatt fatt wrote:

I liked Lily Yip's club, it's professional and the league is competitive for all.

That's a bit too far considering the timing. I figure I can't head out anywhere until maybe 6pm and want to be back by 11-11:30 so I'll be good for work in the morning. I don't want to spend more time commuting than playing.
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You could try NYTTA: http://thetabletennisacademy.org/
Here you will have a lot of different people to play matches with.  I think it is usually too crowded to actually spend time training so you warm up for 2 minutes and play matches. 

You could also try SPIN NYC but it can be pricey and unless you prearrange to play with someone, I am not sure how successful you will be finding someone. 

You could also try WCTTC: https://www.wangchenttc.com/
Depending on when you go, there might not be anyone to play.  It is usually best 3-6pm or 9-10pm on weekdays or 1-4p on weekends.  You can also post on their facebook page and ask to see if anyone would like to play.  Here you can actually spend a lot of time on a table training or playing matches. 

If you are willing to go to Flushing then NYISC or Rober Chen's clubs are also good options however they are quite a trip from midtown. 
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Originally posted by Lightspin Lightspin wrote:

You could try NYTTA: http://thetabletennisacademy.org/
Here you will have a lot of different people to play matches with.  I think it is usually too crowded to actually spend time training so you warm up for 2 minutes and play matches. 

You could also try SPIN NYC but it can be pricey and unless you prearrange to play with someone, I am not sure how successful you will be finding someone. 

You could also try WCTTC: https://www.wangchenttc.com/
Depending on when you go, there might not be anyone to play.  It is usually best 3-6pm or 9-10pm on weekdays or 1-4p on weekends.  You can also post on their facebook page and ask to see if anyone would like to play.  Here you can actually spend a lot of time on a table training or playing matches. 

If you are willing to go to Flushing then NYISC or Rober Chen's clubs are also good options however they are quite a trip from midtown. 

Thanks, this was the type of thing I was looking for. I was thinking WCTTC and didn't notice NYTTA. I can get to either of them in under 30 minutes which is a huge plus.
I was under the impression that for SPIN you had to arrange to play someone there.
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I have had so many successful visits to NYC and TT clubs with my TT friends who live there.

I was in NYC in Nov 2018 and visited Robert Chen's club and did a team tourney at NYISC.

Since I speak Korean, I often visit the Korean club in Flushing... one time we held our gathering at Lilly Yip across the river... one time I went to Han-In Korean club across the river...

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So I ended up at NYTTA on Monday evening. It wasn't crowded so I played almost non-stop. Strangely I didn't play too many people but there was good competition and fun was had by all. Because of the setup, I played 1 guy like 4 matches in a row because nobody was waiting. They were good matches, but looking back I should have tried to play more people to get more variety.
A number of people thought I was rated around 1800 (I'm not, though it's been a while since I played a tournament), so I'm pretty happy even though I didn't feel like I played my best.
I've clearly been playing n the same small club too long as I had a lot of trouble returning some serves. There's only a couple of guys with good serves at my club so that's probably the hardest thing for me to work on.


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Originally posted by hookumsnivy hookumsnivy wrote:

So I ended up at NYTTA on Monday evening. It wasn't crowded so I played almost non-stop. Strangely I didn't play too many people but there was good competition and fun was had by all. Because of the setup, I played 1 guy like 4 matches in a row because nobody was waiting. They were good matches, but looking back I should have tried to play more people to get more variety.
A number of people thought I was rated around 1800 (I'm not, though it's been a while since I played a tournament), so I'm pretty happy even though I didn't feel like I played my best.
I've clearly been playing n the same small club too long as I had a lot of trouble returning some serves. There's only a couple of guys with good serves at my club so that's probably the hardest thing for me to work on.

Who operates the club? Is it Ernesto Ebuen?
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Originally posted by kenneyy88 kenneyy88 wrote:

Originally posted by hookumsnivy hookumsnivy wrote:

So I ended up at NYTTA on Monday evening. It wasn't crowded so I played almost non-stop. Strangely I didn't play too many people but there was good competition and fun was had by all. Because of the setup, I played 1 guy like 4 matches in a row because nobody was waiting. They were good matches, but looking back I should have tried to play more people to get more variety.
A number of people thought I was rated around 1800 (I'm not, though it's been a while since I played a tournament), so I'm pretty happy even though I didn't feel like I played my best.
I've clearly been playing n the same small club too long as I had a lot of trouble returning some serves. There's only a couple of guys with good serves at my club so that's probably the hardest thing for me to work on.

Who operates the club? Is it Ernesto Ebuen?

That's what I read, but he wasn't there that night.
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