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I am interested in participating in this event and would consider myself a decent player, but have never competed in a sanctioned event in the past so have no idea how to rank myself from a skill level. Any suggestions?
If you’ve never played in a sanctioned tournament or had any interaction with the table tennis rating system at all then I am going to assume you’ll fall in the 800 – 1200 range. I would recommend joining those events to see how you fair, and then you’ll come out of the tournament with your first official rating to give you a basic idea of where you stand.
If you want to come to the club sometime I’d be happy to hit with you and give you a better opinion. If you are not a member of the Athletic Club in Overland Park give them a call (913-383-9060) and ask for Laura. Let her know you’re interested in table tennis and would like a tour. Try to schedule this for one of our regular playing times (Tue/Thurs 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Sat. 2:00 – 8:00 pm) and then she’ll generally let you stay and play for free that day to try it out.
If you want to plan this with me I can make sure I’ll be there that day to hit with you. Hope to you see there sometime!
How much does it cost to come and play during those times?
As mentioned, I would recommend you schedule a tour with Lara. She can show you the whole place and give you pricing based on your situation (ie. where you work, if you’re a student, if you’re a senior, etc.) for membership. If you would like to pay for a single day you can do that for $15 + tax. You can only do this 3 times, though, before they’ll want you to join the club with membership.
I’m a 17 year old who plays ping pong two to four nights a week on a table in my basement. I played tennis for a few years, so I can hold my own with other long-time table tennis players. However, I’ve never played in a real tournament. I would love to come and check out Kansas City Table Tennis, as well as potentially enrolling in the tournament. How do I start?
The best way to get started with us right now is to call the Athletic Club and ask for Laura. You could also email her if you want to. Let her know that you’re interested in table tennis and you would like to schedule a tour of the club. Try to schedule this one of the table tennis days (Tue/Thurs 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Sat 2:00 – 8:00 pm). She will show you the whole place and will typically let you play that day as a trial for free.
Another option would be to simply show up and pay a daily trial fee which is $15 + tax. Of course, make sure you do that on one of the days/times mentioned above. You can only do the daily trial fee a couple of times, though, before they’ll ask you to officially become a member and won’t let you do the trial anymore. This is to protect the current club membership value, of course. It’s a great facility all around, so you get a lot more than just table tennis out of it if you end up joining.
You can play in the tournament without joining, and we have an un-rated event you may be interested in for that. Take a look at our tournament page for more information on that. Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Thanks!
Is it possible to just be a spectator at this tournament. My son just started playing TT and was hoping for him to see the level of the game at tournament level. Please let me know.
Yes, this should not be a problem. Just let the front desk know you’re there to watch the table tennis tournament. They’ll probably stamp your hand.
I am kind of new to the city. I play in my office, however the players are beginners to intermediate and hence its of no thrill for either of us. Having played professionally (District level) in India, I am looking for a place where I get to meet players at par levels thus letting me improve and have fun at the same time.
I haven’t played for rankings in the US yet and would highly appreciate any help in this direction.
PS: I don’t mind signing up for trial at Athletic Club of OP if someones ones to play a few sets with me.
I’m sorry for the delay getting back to you. Yes, the Athletic Club would be the best place for you. There are at least a few people there that should be able to give you a run for your money. 🙂
I would recommend calling the Athletic Club and asking for Laura. Let her know you’re interested in table tennis and you would like a tour. Schedule the tour for one of the days we play (Tue/Thurs 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Sat 2:00 – 8:00 pm). She’ll show you the whole place, give you your pricing break-down if you want to join, and will typically let you stay to play for free that day as a trial.
We have a wide range of players, but there are is a solid group of people in the 1900 – 2400 range that you should have fun with. Hope to see you there!
Awesome. Thank You so much Andrew. Feels so good to know that we have good players out there.
See you tomorrow i.e. Saturday if at all you are going to be around there.