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HARVARD TABLE TENNIS CLUB

2013

Welcome to Another Year of Table Tennis!

Welcome to a new school year! Join us Wednesday, September 11th from 8-9:45 pm on the 4th floor of the MAC for our first official practice (we’re planning on holding unofficial practices the Wednesday and Sunday before. Make sure to check your email to confirm)! Tables, balls, some paddles, and our beloved Robo-Pong will all be available.

Also, while you’re here, add our GCal so you’ll never miss another practice.

We’ll see you at the MAC soon!

August 28th

Tournament!!!

We’re back with the 3rd Annual Harvard Open on April 28th.

As with last year we’ll be using the Ratings Central ratings system with the following events:
Open
U-2100
U-1800
U-1500
U-1200
Unrated

Registration information is now available on our tournaments page (under “Calendar”).

Hope you will join us again!

April 5th

Harvard’s Going to Nationals!

After a one-year break, Harvard’s co-ed and women’s teams are both going to Nationals this April at Rockford, IL! Follow the action at nctta.org/champs/2013

March 26th

Happy Holidays!

We’re currently on break, but we’ll be back with more pong as soon as school’s up again! Join us for our first Spring practice, Wednesday, January 30th!

January

2012

Welcome to Another Year of Table Tennis!

Welcome to a new school year! Join us Wednesday, September 12th from 8-9:45 pm on the 4th floor of the MAC for our first practice! Tables, balls, some paddles, and our beloved Robo-Pong will all be available.

Also, while you’re here, add our GCal so you’ll never miss another practice.

We’ll see you at the MAC soon!

September 7th

We’re on Break!

Thanks to our club members for an amazing year! Our attendance doubled this year (some days it was triple) and we’re working on getting new tables to help the club expand even more.

The club is on summer break right now (starting last week in May), so check back in September for our new club hours! Practice typically starts up in the third week of September.

Enjoy the sun!

June

It’s Tournament Time Again!

We’re back with the 2nd Annual Harvard Open on April 29th.

As with last year we’ll be using the Ratings Central ratings system with the following events:
Open
U-1800
U-1500
U-1200
Unrated

Registration information is now available on our tournaments page (under “Calendar”).

Hope you will join us again! (hint: we’ve got two new tables!)

April 7th

Season Recap

The 2011-2012 competition has come and gone with some excitement and some disappointment. In the second division tournament, Harvard once again pulled out second behind Northeastern, qualifying for the regional tournament at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. There, 8 teams faced off against each other to determine the top 3 that would qualify for nationals.

In an unexpected turn of events, Harvard was pitted against its year-long rival, Northeastern, and squeezed out a victory in 5 matches, with 4/5 matches nail-biting five-gamers. Up against former rival Brown, the Harvard team faced defeat and came away with 4th place. No nationals for this year, but sure was an interesting season.

February

Practice Canceled This Week for Varsity Events

We are sorry to report that both Wednesday and Sunday practices are canceled due to varsity sport events. We’ll be back in full force next week! Stay tuned!

February 8th

Welcome Back!

Back to more regular updates! The first practice of the Spring semester came and went yesterday (Wednesday) with an excellent turnout. Practice days will be the same as in the fall, but note the change in Sunday times:

Wednesdays 8-10 pm
Sundays 5-7 pm

See you on the court soon!

January 26th

2011

Season Recap

In the first semester tournament of the NCTTA New England 2 Division on November 5th, Harvard’s co-ed team finished second behind old rivals Northeastern. Harvard’s women’s team faced the reborn MIT women’s team in a 1-3 loss. The next tournament of the season will be February 5th. Stay tuned!

We now interrupt the regular programming for a month-long winter break.

December

Group picture tonight

Practice will be delayed until 8:15 tonight for a club picture session at 7:48 at the Yearbook Office (2 Brattle Square). Everyone is welcome to come to both!

November 2nd

No Practice This Sunday, October 9th

Due to a ballroom event this Sunday, we will not be holding regular practice. See you next Wednesday!

October 6th

Ladder Results are up for Wednesday, Sept 21st

Those who competed in ladder matches last Wednesday will see changes in their original rankings. Anyone and everyone can still join the ladder–just show up to practice ready to challenge!

September 24th

First Practice

Our first practice has finally been scheduled! Join us Wednesday, September 14th from 8-9:45 pm for some serious pong (seriously) on the 4th floor of the MAC.

We’ll bring the tables and balls (and some paddles), you bring your game. Get ready.

(and while you’re at it, add our GCal so you’ll never miss another practice.)

September 9th

Welcome Back!

Welcome to a new school year! We’re currently in the process of getting this year’s practice schedule, but rest assured they’ll be up within two weeks. Like last year, we’re expecting one practice on a weeknight and one on a weekend afternoon.

In the meanwhile, visit the table tennis booth at the Activities Fair this afternoon 4-7 pm and play on our mini-table!

We’ll see you at the MAC soon!

September 2nd

Have a great Summer Break!

The club is on summer break until September when we’ll pick up a new practice schedule. Until then, hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing break or hitting up their local (table tennis) clubs!

If you’re on campus, check out the dorm playing tables or e-mail the social mailing list!

July 19th

We’re Hosting a Tournament!

The Club is running the first ever Harvard Open Table Tennis Tournament on April 30th.

We’ll be using the Ratings Central ratings system with the following events:
Open
U-1800
U-1500
U-1200
Unrated

Registration information is now available

Hope you will join us in making this first Harvard-hosted tournament a success!

April 6th

No More Sunday Practices for the Semester

The MAC has various tournaments scheduled on all of the weekends for the rest of the semester (after April 3rd), so we will no longer have Sunday practices.

We are trying to work out another scheduled time, and we’ll keep you updated.

April 3rd

Spring Break

Have a great Spring break everyone!

We’ll be back with more pong than ever in a week.

March 13th

Harvard’s Going to Nationals!!

After a long five year hiatus, Harvard’s co-ed team is finally going to nationals!

The Harvard team placed a close second behind reigning champion Brown, but thanks to increase in division size this season, two teams qualify for the championships this year.

The big event’s April 15-17, and the team’s going to be training hard this coming month.

March 9th

Women’s Team has qualified for Nationals!

With a 4-0 record over the season, Harvard’s first women’s team qualified for nationals at BU’s regional tournament this past Saturday. Check out the details here

The Co-ed team result is going to be a nail-bitter; stay tuned!

February 7th

Irregular Hours this Week

Due to some unforeseen circumstances (i.e. another volleyball tournament), we’ll be having unofficial practices this week on Saturday and Monday. Saturday we’ll be in the MAC from 2-4 pm, and either Monday and Wednesday evening.

Sorry about the inconvenience; we’re doing our best to bring the best and most frequent ping-pong possible to you.

(this might be a good time to subscribe to the social mailing list to find practice partners in this time of hardship)

January 28th

Spring Practice– SUNDAY, January 23rd

Welcome back folks!

Due to a Volleyball tournament all-day Tuesday, we will be holding the first practice of the Spring Semester TODAY, JANUARY 23RD at 4 pm.

Spring Practice hours will remain the same as in the fall (Tues 8-9 pm, Sun 3:30-6:30 pm). As always, we remain on the 4th floor of the MAC.

Come join us whether you’ve been playing table tennis all your life, or you’ve never picked up a paddle.

January 23rd

Happy Holidays!

We’re currently on break (as you probably are too). The first official practice of the Spring semester will be either Sunday the 23rd or Tuesday the 25th.

January 9th

2010

Mid-Season First Place

Congratulations to the Co-ed and Women’s Teams for finishing first in the region for the first half of the season! See detailed results for co-ed and women’s.

November 20th

Off the Tables

Solar Panels

All kinds of businesses are looking for ways to reduce energy costs and their carbon footprint. Even table tennis clubs and sports arenas are adopting more energy friendly measures in their buildings. If you are looking to put solar panels on your home or table tennis area, Solar to the People has information and options for solar energy.

Rentals in Upstate New York

Students in New York often go upstate for portions of their summer break. Spending a summer with your friends fishing and relaxing in any number of the Finger Lakes vacation rentals that are available this season is a great way for students to spend time off. Others even get seasonal jobs working in the Finger Lakes area.