The Gainesville Table Tennis Community is a non-profit club dedicated to promoting Table Tennis within Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding areas. We have over 200 members and are open to the general public. Our members are men and woman of all ages and skill levels. Everyone is welcome, although people with a good attitude and stamina are ideal. Parent or guardian supervision is required for children. If you are interested in participating, join the Gainesville Table Tennis Community Facebook group or contact Mario at 352-665-GTTC (4882).
All fees are currently waived due to limited locations and hours of operation from the pandemic. Existing annual memberships will be extended to account for lost time until we are back at full capacity. Admission is usually $5 per visit or $15 monthly for single adults. Discounted rates are available for monthly and annual subscriptions: college student or seniors (65+) at $10; family plans at $25; and children under 18 or veterans at $5. First-time guests play free. We accept the following payment options for membership fees: 1) Paypal: DRGTTC 2) Venmo: PayGTTCfee, 3) Cash App: PayGTTCfee 4) Zelle: 352-665-4882. To initiate Bill Pay or Direct Deposit, contact Diana, Hai Quan, or Jonathan Li during practice and they will provide instructions.
We are scheduled to play every Friday from 5 to 7:30 pm at Hal Brady Recreation Center in Alachua until January 2021. Reference the schedule below for more information. Stay tuned for updates on additional days added to the schedule.
2020 GTTC Updated Schedule as of November 12, 2020:
November: 11/13, 11/20, 11/27
December: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 12/26
Masks required when not playing and social distancing enforced. If you have a sore throat, cough, chills, body aches for unknown reasons, loss of smell or taste, or a fever within the last 21 days please do not come out to play for the safety of the other players. All players must sign a USATT liability waiver to participate.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Hal Brady Recreation Sports Complex is our only location open with limited hours; all of the other facilities are closed until further notice. We recently received very disturbing news that several unidentified individuals attempted to access Tower Hill Insurance (THI) intending to take equipment. Fortunately, security denied their entry and told them THI is still closed. I reiterate that THI is not available to our club until further notice; it is closed, so do not attempt to access this facility. I am unsure if there was a miscommunication, but contact the GTTC board of directors in advance if anyone should need to access the facility for any reason. Also, if anyone should have any additional information regarding this incident, please let us know so we can get it resolved.
Facility Name: Hal Brady Recreation Sports Complex
Hours: Fridays from 5 to 7:30 PM
Address: 14300 NW 146 Terrace, Alachua, FL 32615
Facility Name: Tower Hill Insurance
Hours: Closed until further notice
Address: 7201 NW 11th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32605
Facility Name: Westside Recreation Center
Hours: Closed until further notice
Address: 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
We meet at three locations: 1) Westside Recreation Center, 2) Tower Hill Insurance (THI), and 3) Hal Brady Brady Recreational Sports Complex. Currently, Hal Brady Recreational Sports Complex is the only facility available to our club. Hal Brady has four tables, Westside has four tables, and THI has nine tables. THI has two entrances; use the second entrance that does not have a gate (the second entrance). Some equipment is provided but bringing your own is strongly recommended due to limited availability. Westside is closed on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Call the Westside facility staff at (352) 334-2186 to confirm hours of operation.
General Club Rules
Choosing Tables. The next person on the waiting list may challenge anyone. If the first person in line declines a challenge or is away, then they keep their place and the next person goes.
Match Format. Matches are either best of three 11-point games at West Side Recreation Center or 15 minutes practicing. Matches are best of five 11-point games at Tower Hill Insurance or 20 minutes practicing.
Practice. Limit the warm-up to five minutes before a match when people are waiting.