Fall in love with the game again!
This program is for seniors 55 and up. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm to enjoy a few games of table tennis! The levels vary from total beginner to intermediate. We even have a few advanced players on the roster.
Make new friends, have fun, live well, and find your place in the wonderful world of table tennis!
**Please arrive in your sportswear and clean, non-marking court shoes. If you need equipment, please visit our OTTC Pro Shop to make sure you have the best!
Tuesday & Thursday 1-2pm: Controlling the Ball & Rallying with a Partner (for beginner to intermediate players)
LEVEL 1: Controlling the Ball with the Racket using the Shakehand Grip
Develop the co-ordination required to control the ball off-and-on the table and serve the ball.
Practice simple cooperative exercises with a partner or our Newgy Table Tennis Robot.
Learn about the rules of the game and the qualities of equipment used in table tennis.
LEVEL 2: Hitting Drive Strokes, Blocking, and Rules of the Game
Learn the rallying skills of driving the ball and blocking the ball.
Perform drills that practice the forehand and backhand drive stroke.
Learn about timing (when to hit the ball)
Impart spin on the ball: topspin, backspin, sidespin
Tuesday & Thursday 2-3pm: Controlling Spin & Establishing Good Footwork (for intermediate to advanced players)
LEVEL 3: Creating spin and moving from ready position to ball strike.
Learn footwork movements to get from the ready position to ball strike.
Learn to feed the ball to your partner for drill practice.
Improve timing by linking strokes.
Develop consistency with the control stroke while moving with correct footwork.
LEVEL 4: Making Better Quality Shots & Advanced Strokes
Learn the topspin stroke and push stroke against both topspin and backspin.
Continue to improve on movement with advanced drill exercises
Initiate a rally using the loop against backspin push.
Increase consistency of ball speed, spin, and placement.
7 REASONS TO COME OUT AND PLAY!
1. Stay in shape and set some health goals.
2. It is a safe/non contact sport.
3. Excellent for eye-hand coordination and psycho-motor skills.
4. It's an affordable sport!
5. Get out of the house, meet more people and like-minded enthousiasts.
6. Play and look better at cruises/vacation!
7. Less tv or computer time.
**with an annual membership