Welcome to the SaddleBrooke Ranch Table Tennis Association

Join us for casual games of table tennis. We play both doubles and singles. Skill levels range from "I played a long long time ago" to pretty snappy. Sometimes we get serious and have a cardiovascular workout, sometimes we just practice doing weird shots, sometimes we quit early and head off to the Bistro for a beer. But we always have fun and laugh a lot. Anything goes.

Interested in table tennis? Come on out, watch, play a few times (we have loaner paddles), and decide if you want to join.

About Our Association

The SBRTTA is an association operated in accordance with bylaws independent of the SaddleBrooke Ranch HOA.

The bylaws set forth the authority and limitations of our association, specify how we are organized, membership eligibility, Officer positions and their duties, how elections are conducted, financial management and reporting, meetings and other matters.

Refer to the bylaws located in our File Cabinet for details.

SBRTTA Officers

During our formation period, we have no officers. Officers will be elected once we get underway.

In the meantime, the team comprising Ken Gorman, John Hess, and Lowell Sletten is leading the way to forming the association.

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Become a Member

SBRTTA Membership Information

Membership is open to all SBR homeowners, residents, renters and guests meeting the requirements of the SaddleBrooke Ranch Homeowner's Association. Membership shall be maintained providing yearly dues are paid and there are no issues from other players regarding behavior during organized play time.

Annual Dues

Annual SBRTTA membership dues are $5/year, and are payable by January 31st. Payment method TBD.

Organized Play Sessions

Our Schedule of Sessions

Tuesday 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday 1:30pm - 5:30pm

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Scheduling the Table Tennis Room

The room and table tennis tables can be reserved for times that do not conflict with SBRTTA organized play times and also when not conflicting with other groups reserving the room. Contact the Fitness Center to make reservations.

"Loaner" paddles and balls are provided. They are not to be removed from the room.

Resident Visitors and Non-Member Residents Can Play Too

Non-member residents may play with the club during organized play three times without needing to join the club. After that, the person is required to join the club to continue playing with the club. This is provided as a means for persons to determine if they would like to join the club.

Members may bring family non-resident visitors to play with the club during organized play times. They are expected to abide by the same rules as members especially regarding taking turns with others when the number of players exceeds capacity.


Rules of Play

Our play is governed by the International Table Tennis Federation rules. Refer to our File Cabinet for a document containing the relevant section of the ITTF Handbook.

The server must announce the score before serving the ball, allowing sufficient time for the opponents to announce corrections before the ball is struck.

We are forgiving of illegal serves by new players with respect to the ball being tossed before struck. But we expect players to develop a legal serve to be fair to all players.

ITTF rules specify the order of serving for doubles games. Specifically, all serves are from server's right court to receiver's right court (diagonal). According to ITTF rules, when playing 2 out of 3 (or 3 out of 5 and so on), the receiver team swaps position when the fifth point is scored by either team. This is intended to provide fairness regarding server/receiver combinations. The same should be done when playing single games.

Alternatively, with agreement of 3/4 of the players in doubles games, the serving order can have the server switch sides between his/her first and second serve throughout the game. This affords better variety of play (right-side to right-side and left-side to left-side serving, and serving to both opponent's players during the game).

The receiving team of a ball makes the call as to whether the ball is in or out, or on the correct side of the court (on both the server and receiver ends). Their decision stands. If they are uncertain, the ruling is in favor of the opponents.

Etiquette

With love of the game, respect for others, camaraderie , and common sense, everything else will follow.

If players are waiting to play, please restrict your use of the table for at most three games (playing two out of three). Depending on how many are waiting, you should shorten your length of play by playing no-ad games, of perhaps play just one game. Players should rotate into and out of games in a manner which gives everyone an equal opportunity to play.

File Cabinet

Click document titles below to open SBRTTA documents.

SBRTTA ByLaws
SBRTTA Policies and Procedures
Table Tennis Waiver and Release
Official Table Tennis Rules

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