Table Tennis Group Rules

Membership Rules

  1. Members of the Table Tennis Group must also be members of the Concordia Club in good standing.
  2. An annual Table Tennis Group membership fee applies (as does a Concordia Club membership fee).
  3. A Table Tennis Group membership meeting is held in November of each year when elections take place to decide on a group President, Treasurer and Secretary.
  4. The membership fee – determined at the annual membership meeting – is due by February 1st of each year. The present fee is $25.00 per player.
  5. New members may join the group from January to Thanksgiving in any given year. After Thanksgiving, membership will be deferred until the following year.Our shooting gallery booth at Oktoberfest
  6. Our group is mainly funded by running a booth during the annual Oktoberfest celebrations. Members who are able are asked to help out by taking a couple of 3 - 3.5 hour shifts during this nine-day event.

Non-Concordia Club Members or Guests

  1. The Concordia Club allows guests up to two months of play to get acquainted with the Group and the Club/Group regulations.
  2. A guest fee of $3.00 applies per session payable before starting play.
  3. Should the guest decide to join the Group his/her paid guest fees will be credited toward the annual group membership fee.
  4. Should the guest decide not to join the Concordia Club or become a Table Tennis Group member he/she is only allowed to play for a limited time as an invited guest of a group member, providing a table is available. Group members have first choice of play.

Table Tennis Play Rules

  1. We generally follow European Table Tennis rules in which a game is won by the first player (or team) to reach 11 points unless the opposing side has 10 points. In such a case, play continues with alternate sides serving until one side is ahead by 2 points.
  2. The first side to win the best 2 out of 3 games wins the match.
  3. We mostly play random team doubles however singles play is allowed provided there are enough tables to accommodate this.
  4. Players should limit themselves to maximum of 30 minutes of playtime at any table.
  5. After 30 minutes teams should split up and join other tables or ask any waiting players to join in.
  6. No player should refuse to play against any other player if challenged.
  7. The Table Tennis play times are on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 A.M. to noon and on Thursday evenings from 7:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

Tournament Play

We occasionally host informal tournaments when there is enough participation to make it worthwhile. These rules apply during tournament play.

  1. Tournament rules have to be followed once you have signed up.
  2. During the tournament participants have to play scheduled games first before starting “fun games” however some warm up play is permitted.