Friday night added to schedule; more space added for Tuesday/Thursday nights

In our efforts to make improvements at LRTTC wherever possible, we have an important announcement about playing days/times at LRTTC.  Hopefully these changes will allow more people to play table tennis and to give additional opportunities for competitive players to practice for the upcoming Arkansas Closed on Saturday February 27 which will take place in the gym at the Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center.
Tuesday and Thursday evenings:
To accommodate our larger playing groups during the week, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, in addition to the activity room, we will be able to use the half-court of the gym opposite the badminton group.  That means we will be able to set up 3 tables in the activity room and 3 tables in the gym, for a total of 6 tables.  This setup will accommodate up to 12 players at a time and hopefully eliminate the time that anyone has to wait for a table.
Friday Nights:
Friday nights have been added to the LRTTC schedule from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  There is a martial arts group that meets from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, but on any Friday night when that group does not show up, we can use the space during their time slot and continue playing until 8:30 pm.
Sunday afternoons:
Sunday play is available from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the half-court of the gym opposite the badminton group.  Basketball starts in the gym at 3:00 pm, so we must leave the gym at that time.  If there are no scheduled activities in the activity room on Sunday, we are able to use the space from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Paid lessons are available on Sunday with advance arrangements.
Saturday mornings:
Saturday times remain as they are with no changes, 10:00 am to Noon.  Paid lessons are offered on a first-come basis starting at Noon if there are no other activities scheduled for the room.

Free 30-Minute Individual or Pair Lessons for Subscribers Only

In what will hopefully improve the quality of "free" lessons we are going to try moving from "group" lessons to individual and pair lessons with this schedule.

  • Tuesday/Thursday: 6:30pm - 7:00; 7:00 - 7:30; 7:30 - 8:00
  • Saturday: 9:30am - 10:00; 10:00 -10:30; 10:30 - 11:00

These will be offered on a first come/ first served basis (which might also encourage more folks to arrive in time to help with initial set up).  If player volume is high and table are limited, we may do lessons in 15-minute increments to accommodate lesson requests by multiple players.

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We are still going to charge a fee for 1 hour individual lessons since that would take up an additional time slot that another player could use.

LRTTC closed Sat. Jan. 24, but Open on Sun. Jan 25, 1-4pm

LRTTC is closed this Saturday, January 24, 2015 due to an event at the community center.  Instead of playing at our regular time on Saturday, we will be playing from 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

We have regular hours next week on Tuesday and Thursday.  We will also be closed next Saturday, January 31, 2015 because the Arkansas Closed tournament will be held on that day at UALR.

If you would like to enter the Closed tournament, turn in your entry form and payment to Eugene Atha before Monday, January 26, 2015 to get the discount on entry fees.  The entry deadline is Wednesday, January 28, 2015