April Newsletter

posted 16 Apr 2015, 08:13 by Dundrum Table Tennis Club   [ updated 16 Apr 2015, 08:14 ]

UPCOMING EVENTS 

Junior Challenger, April 2015 
Next Junior Challenger event is on Sunday, 26/04, 9:30am. Make sure to register now, as the entry is limited to 64 places and half of them already gone. To allow time for preparation, the entry will close on Wednesday, 22/04. 

PingZone Open, May 2015
Next PingZone Open tournament is on Sunday, 17/05, 11:30am, and there are only 48 places available! We will have a raffle draw at the end, with some nice prizes, and all players are automatically entered. Spectators are also very welcome and additional raffle tickets will be available at only €1 or free with any purchase at the catering stand. Register now at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/tournament

Summer League
Summer League is provisionally planned for June, starting on the Monday, 1/06. Last year was a record turn-out with 80 players, and you can check out results and final match videos at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/summer-league/2014. Registration for this year's event will be open in the next few weeks.

Our club will be open during the summer months, so if your own club is closed, don't despair. Details of summer membership will be published soon.

Summer Camp
Easter Camp was a great success, and all players have worked very hard, so we're already planning the Summer Camp! Provisional dates are 6-10/07/2015 (Monday-Friday). More details will be soon available at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/camp


EVENTS' REPORTS

2015 Confucius Cup 
We are very grateful for the sponsorship of this tournament by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland, which offers a range of evening courses about China, its language and its culture. Congratulations to Vladislavs Agurjanovs for winning the Concucius Cup title in close final match against Gavin Maguire. You can find full results, photos, and semi-final & final match videos at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/tournament/2015-confucius-cup

2015 Senior Inter-provincials
Two of our players Vladislavs Agurjanovs and Marta Zareba have joined the Leinster team, who finished runner-up this year, after the loss to Ulster in the final round. You can find full results at Table Tennis Ireland website and some matches videos from the event at our YouTube channel.

Leinster Table Tennis League
This season was a great success for the club, as we had a record 11 teams playing, 5 of them have qualified into the Cup finals last Saturday, and two of them won! You can find full results at Leinster Table Tennis League website and hope to see you at the Presentation Night on Thursday.


CLUB ACTIVITIES

Coaching
Vladislavs Agurjanovs, is available every evening for 1-1 or group coaching, or practice sessions for premier level players. 

If you're serious about improving your game check details and fill-out the contact form to book your session or sign-up for group classes. All sessions have to booked through the club. His calendar is filling up quickly, so don't wait too long! 

Opening hours
Junior coaching with Vlad Agurjanovs and other coaches
  • Wednesday, Friday: 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: 9:30am-11:30am
Open play - beginners / social
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Open play - intermediate / advanced
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30pm-10:30pm

March Newsletter

posted 6 Mar 2015, 06:23 by Dundrum Table Tennis Club   [ updated 6 Mar 2015, 06:25 ]

2015 National Senior Championships 
Congratulations to our players for great results and 3 titles! 
Marta Zareba (Dundrum) & Artur Lewanczuk (Dundrum) - mixed doubles champions
- Marta Zareba (Dundrum) & Erin Thompson (Glenburn) - ladies doubles champions
Colin Judge - para champion
Colin Judge & Greg Keogh - para doubles runners-up
* photos courtesy of http://munstertabletennis.weebly.com/national-senior-championships.html

See the latest blog post from 'Road to Rio' hopeful Colin Judge, about what it takes to stay at the top.

You can also watch Men's Singles final match video on our YouTube channel: Paul McCreery vs. Ashley Robinson

Coaching
Vladislavs Agurjanovs, ranked no. 1 in Ireland, has joined our club as a player and coach this week. Vlad is available every evening for 1-1 or group coaching, or practice sessions for premier level players. 

If you're serious about improving your game check details and fill-out the contact form to book your session or sign-up for group classes. All sessions have to booked through the club. His calendar is filling up quickly, so don't wait too long! 

2015 Confucius Cup
The date is this Sunday, 8th March, starting at 11:30am, and we're fully booked with 48 players! Similar to last year we will have a raffle draw at the end, with some nice prizes, and all players are automatically entered. Spectators are also very welcome and additional raffle tickets will be available at only €1 or free with any purchase at the catering stand. More details about the tournament at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/tournament/2015-confucius-cup

Easter Camp
7-10/04/2015 (Tuesday-Friday). Book now at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/camp. Discounts for our junior section members and group bookings - please contact us for details.

Junior Challenger - April 2015
Next Junior Challenger event on Sunday, 26/04, 9:30am. Make sure to register now, as the entry is limited and this event is very popular. To allow time for preparation, the entry will close on Wednesday, 22/04. If you can help on the day, please let me know.

Opening hours
Junior coaching
  • Wednesday, Friday: 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: 9:30am-11:30am
Open play - beginners / social - BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE!
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Open play - intermediate / advanced / league matches
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30pm-10:30pm

Please like and rate our club on Facebook and follow us on twitter for regular updates.

February Newsletter

posted 18 Feb 2015, 06:07 by Dundrum Table Tennis Club   [ updated 18 Feb 2015, 06:07 ]

BREAKING NEWS 
Vladislavs Agurjanovs, ranked no. 1 in Ireland, is joining our club as a player and coach, starting from March. Vlad will be available every evening for 1-1 or group coaching, or practice sessions for premier level players. 

If you're serious about improving your game check details and fill-out the contact form to book your session or sign-up for group classesAll sessions have to booked through the club.

Also reminder of upcoming events

2015 Confucius Cup
I'm very happy to confirm the sponsorship from UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland, and the cash prizes of €500, €300, €200 & €100 in the open mixed singles category, with additional cash prizes for highest placed ladies of €200 & €100. Also some nice prizes in lower divisions, so everybody will have something to play for! As always friendly atmosphere, and plenty of matches for all levels of players.

The date is Sunday, 8th March, starting at 11:30am, and registration is now open athttp://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/tournament/2015-confucius-cup
Early bird discount until 22/02. Entry will close on 1/03. Register now!

IMPORTANT: The event is limited to 48 players. 
Last two tournaments have sold out, so don't wait until the last moment. You snooze, you lose! Register now!

Polish only tournament - Puchar Emigranta
This Sunday, 15/02, starting at 11:30am. Full info and registration at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/puchar-emigranta

Easter Camp
7-10/04/2015 (Tuesday-Friday). Book now at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/camp.Early bird discount until 28/02; also discounts for our junior section members, and group bookings - please contact us for details.

Junior Challenger - April 2015
Next Junior Challenger event on Sunday, 26/04, 9:30am. Make sure to register now, as the entry is limited and this event is very popular. To allow time for preparation, the entry will close on Wednesday, 22/04. If you can help on the day, please let me know. Results of the January Junior Challenger are available at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/juniors/challenger/2015-01

Opening hours
Junior coaching
  • Wednesday, Friday: 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: 9:30am-11:30am
Open play - beginners / social - BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE!
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Open play - intermediate / advanced / league matches
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30pm-10:30pm

Please like and rate our club on Facebook and follow us on twitter for regular updates.

January Newsletter

posted 18 Feb 2015, 06:04 by Dundrum Table Tennis Club   [ updated 18 Feb 2015, 06:05 ]

PingZone Open - Christmas tournament results
Results, photos and videos of the PingZone Open - Christmas tournament from Sunday, 28/12, sponsored by PingZone - our new table tennis shop, are published at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/tournament/2014-12

Free open play session
Everybody, including non-members, is welcome to come for a free session thisSaturday, 24/01, 6-8pm. In return I will only ask you to help with the hall setup for the next day junior challenger. Nets needed! If you have any reasonable quality net, it would be very helpful if we could borrow it for the weekend. 

Tables for sale
We're selling two of our older tables, and replacing them with new ones, which are already on the way! This is a great value for a competition table tennis table, still in decent condition;  pre-order now at http://shop.pingzone.ie/tables/stiga-expert-roller-table-tennis-table-used/ or give me a call if you're interested to see it first.

Junior Challenger - January 2015
Next Junior Challenger event this Sunday, 25/01, 9:30am. Make sure to register now, as the entry is limited and this event is very popular with almost 80 kids playing last time.If you can help on the day, please let me know. 

2015 Confucius Cup
I'm very happy to confirm the sponsorship from UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland, and the cash prizes of €500, €300, €200 & €100 in open mixed singles category, with additional cash prizes for highest placed ladies of €200 & €100. Also nice prizes in lower divisions, so everybody will have something to play for! As always friendly atmosphere, and plenty of matches for all levels of players.

The date is Sunday, 8th March, and registration will be open in 1-2 weeks. Please note that this event might start earlier than usual if the entry is much higher than before.

Easter Camp
7-10/04/2015 (Tuesday-Friday). Book now at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/camp.Early bird discount until 28/02; also discounts for our junior section members, and group bookings.

Opening hours
Junior coaching
  • Wednesday, Friday: 3:30pm-5:30pm (started 2 weeks ago!)
  • Saturday, Sunday: 9:30am-11:30am
Open play - beginners / social - BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE!
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Open play - intermediate / advanced / league matches
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30pm-10:30pm

Please like and rate our club on Facebook and follow us on twitter for regular updates.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Dundrum TTC!

posted 22 Dec 2014, 07:37 by Dundrum Table Tennis Club   [ updated 22 Dec 2014, 07:38 ]

First, I'd like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 

It's been amazing year for the club, and especially the move to the new venue, as it gave us many more possibilities for the future. Other most notable events included Confucius CupSummer CampSummer & Autumn LeagueJunior Challenger, opening of the new online shop, and will finish with great as always Christmas Tournament!

Next year will be busier than ever, so please keep an eye on our Facebook page and newsletters for updates!


PingZone Open - Christmas tournament
Just a quick reminder about PingZone Open - Christmas tournament on Sunday, 28/12, sponsored by our new table tennis shop

The tournament in October was fully booked, so register now to guarantee your place. As always friendly atmosphere, plenty of matches for all levels of players and nice prizes, including guaranteed €100 cash prize for the winner. You can also expect some fun event this time! 33 players have signed up already, so don't miss your place and register now

Save the date! Next tournament on March 8th: 2015 Confucius Cup!


Junior after-school free trial sessions
Free trial sessions for any new kids interested in joining our after-school classes, at3:30pm & 4:30pm on 7th & 9th of JanuaryRegister now at https://free-table-tennis.eventbrite.ie/. One of the sessions is already fully booked, so register now if you don't want to miss it.


Junior Challenger - January 2015
Next Junior Challenger event on Sunday, 25/01. Make sure to register now, as the entry is limited and this event is very popular with almost 80 kids playing last time. If you can help on the day, please let me know. 


Holidays opening days
22/12, Mon - open as usual
24/12, Wed - closed
26/12, Fri - open as usual - bring your kids for a family session at 5:30pm!
27-28/12, Sat/Sun - no junior coaching
28/12, Sun - PingZone Open - Christmas tournament
29/12, Mon - open as usual
31/12, Wed - closed
2/01, Fri - open as usual
3-4/01, Sat/Sun - junior coaching as usual


Opening hours
Junior coaching
  • Wednesday, Friday: 3:30pm-5:30pm (starting in January!)
  • Saturday, Sunday: 9:30am-11:30am
Open play - beginners / social
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Open play - intermediate / advanced / league matches
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30pm-10:30pm

Please like and rate our club on Facebook and follow us on twitter for regular updates.

December Newsletter

posted 1 Dec 2014, 04:30 by Dundrum Table Tennis Club   [ updated 10 Dec 2014, 14:13 ]

Very happy to share some exciting news, about new online table tennis shop opening in Dublin! 

Head over to shop.PingZone.ie to have a look. You can pay online and pick-up your order in our club, during convenient evening hours. On top of that, you can also stay for the open play session for free when collecting your purchase! 

Cyber Monday deals - get 10% off anything with CYBERPING2014 code. Valid only on 1/12!

December deals - get club membership intro offer and 2015 membership at great prices. Even more discounts if you buy in bulk with your friends, or for your employees.

More products coming soon, and if you have any suggestions, please let me know. Get in touch if you run a club, to get a club discount.


Latest tournament results
Junior Challenger - November - well done to almost 80 players participating, and hope to see you again in January! 5 medals for Dundrum TTC, so we're very happy with our relatively new team progress. 


Upcoming events
PingZone Open - Christmas tournament
Next tournament, sponsored by shop.PingZone.ie, on Sunday, 28/12 - find more details and register now. As always friendly atmosphere, plenty of matches for all levels of players and nice prizes, including guaranteed €100 cash prize for the winner.  

Important! Book your date for the 2015 Confucius Cup on March 8th! Minimum €500guaranteed for the winner.

Junior Challenger - January
Our next Junior Challenger event on Sunday, 25/01. Make sure to register now, as the entry is limited and this event is usually very popular. If you can help on the day, please let me know.


December promotion
Bring a friend for free during our early 5:30-7:30pm session - just book online

Opening hours
Junior coaching
  • Wednesday, Friday: 3:30pm-5:30pm (starting in January!)
  • Saturday, Sunday: 9:30am-11:30am
Open play - beginners / social
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Open play - intermediate / advanced / league matches
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30pm-10:30pm

Please like and rate our club on Facebook and follow us on twitter for regular updates.

November Newsletter

posted 21 Nov 2014, 04:15 by Dundrum Table Tennis Club   [ updated 21 Nov 2014, 04:17 ]

Latest tournament results and videos Dundrum Junior Challenger tournament 
We're very happy to host our first Junior Challenger event on Sunday, 23/11. This is the first event of the series this season, so make sure to register now, as the entry is limited and this event is usually very popular. 

Dundrum Open - Christmas tournament
Next tournament on Sunday, 28/12 - find more details and register now. As always friendly atmosphere, plenty of matches for all levels of players and nice prizes, including guaranteed €100 for the winner.

Important! Book your date for the 2015 Confucius Cup on March 8th! Minimum €500guaranteed for the winner.

World Championship of Ping Pong - Irish Qualifier
The Irish Qualifier will be hosted again in our club, on December 7th. Official bats are available to purchase, if you'd like to start your practice early - please contact me directly. The total prize fund for the finals is $100,000!

Leinster League
We've ended up with 11 teams this season. Team squads and their fixtures arepublished on our website. This is already a great year for the club, but new members are always welcome! 

November promotion
Bring a friend for free during our early 5:30-7:30pm session - just book online

Opening hours
Junior coaching
  • Wednesday, Friday: 3:30pm-5:30pm (starting soon)
  • Saturday, Sunday: 9:30am-11:30am
Open play - beginners / social
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Open play - intermediate / advanced / league matches
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30pm-10:30pm

Please like and rate our club on Facebook and follow us on twitter for regular updates.

October Newsletter

posted 1 Oct 2014, 02:47 by Dundrum Table Tennis Club   [ updated 1 Oct 2014, 03:37 ]

Autumn League Finals 
Autumn League will finish with knock-out finals tonight, Wednesday, October 1st. You're very welcome to come in as a spectator and to support your friends playing in the finals. Detailed schedule is also available on the website.

Dundrum Open - October tournament
We're back with our regular tournaments, first one on Sunday, 26/10 - find more details and register now at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/tournament. As always friendly atmosphere, plenty of matches for all levels of players and nice prizes, including guaranteed €100 for the winner.

Important! Book your date for the 2015 Confucius Cup on March 8th! Minimum €500guaranteed for the winner.

World Championship of Ping Pong - Irish Qualifier
The Irish Qualifier will be hosted again in our club, on December 7th. Official bats are available to purchase, if you'd like to start your practice early - please contact me directly. The total prize fund for the finals is $100,000!

New season membership
With our new annual unlimited membership 2014/15 option, you'll get 1h free personal coaching session and 10% discount on future sessions if you join/renew before end of this week. To support the club development, the drop-in fee is changing, but we also offer some great value packages and the annual basic membership remains unchanged.

October promotion: bring a friend for free during our early 5:30-7:30pm session if youbook online! The promotion applies to current fully paid up members and visitors.

Leinster League
With 10 teams eager to play, this season will be busier than ever! New teams' details will be published soon.

Opening hours
Junior coaching
  • Wednesday, Friday: 3:30pm-5:30pm
  • Saturday, Sunday: 9:30am-11:30am
Open play - beginners / social
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Open play - intermediate / advanced / league matches
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:30pm-10:30pm

Please like and rate our club on Facebook and follow us on twitter for regular updates.

September Newsletter

posted 8 Sep 2014, 08:20 by Dundrum Table Tennis Club   [ updated 30 Sep 2014, 07:56 ]

New season has just started and all members are kindly reminded to renew their membership, and confirm their interest in playing on a Leinster League team - please see below for more details. 

Autumn League 
Our new Autumn League is starting tomorrow - open to everybody and suitable for all levels of players, from a very casual Division 4. It will run for 5 Wednesdays in a format similar to the Summer League. As always very friendly atmosphere with nice prizes in all divisions and €200 cash prize for the Division 1 winner. 

Register now on our website, where you can also find a list of 50 players registered so far.

New Season
Teams for the Leinster League need to be submitted before end of September, so please confirm your interest as soon as possible. Teams will be decided based on previous performance, Summer League, Club Championships, and Autumn League results - all members are encouraged to participate in the Autumn Leagueto establish their position and get a suitable team

With our new annual unlimited membership 2014/15 option, you'll get 1h free personal coaching session and 10% discount on future sessions if you join/renew before end of September. To support the club development, the drop-in fee is changing from September, but we also offer some great value packages and the annual basic membership remains unchanged.

Junior Coaching
Good news! We're launching new after-school table tennis classesWednesday & Friday: 3:30pm-5:30pm, starting from 17 September! Only limited space available!

Weekend morning sessions (both Saturday & Sunday) will run 9:30am-11:30am.

Weekends Timetable
Due to conflicting hall bookings at weekends during the school term, our open play weekend sessions will be suspended until we can confirm new hours. If you're interested in playing regularly during the weekend, please contact us. We hope to have some late afternoon/evening session in the future.

August Newsletter

posted 6 Aug 2014, 07:24 by Dundrum Table Tennis Club   [ updated 6 Aug 2014, 07:26 ]

With new season on the horizon, we have plenty of activities coming up!
 
Summer Camp 
Great effort by all participants at our first ever Summer Camp, which has just finished last week. Special thanks to the team: John Bowe, Marcus McDonnell, Gavin Maguire and Marta Zareba who provided top quality coaching. We're all looking forward to the next camp already!
 
Junior Coaching 
Our classes for children continue during the summer on Saturday & Sunday morning, and new members are always welcome. More details at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/juniors
 
Summer Membership
With unlimited August membership at only €30, you can play up to five times a week, perfect opportunity to get some practice before the new season starts!
 
Autumn League 
The Autumn League will run on Wednesdays in September, in a format similar to the Summer League. More details and registration at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/summer-league. Hui Yi wins the free entry for registering early in July.

New Season
The new season starts in September and new members are always welcome. Please remember that teams for the Leinster League usually need to be submitted before end of September, so don't miss your chance. Teams will be decided based on previous performance, Summer League and Club Championships results - all members are encouraged to finish their Club Championship matches before end of August.

With our new annual unlimited membership 2014/15 option, you'll now get 1h free personal coaching session if you join/renew before end of September. To support the club development, the drop-in fee will change from September, but we'll also offer some great value packages and the annual basic membership remains unchanged.

National Senior Classification tournament
The Qualification Event for the National Senior Classification 14/15 on 30/08 represents a great chance for players to play in a round-robin format, get lots of matches and establish their early position on the Butterfly Senior National Ranking Lists. Register before Aug 20, 2014. You can also find details about other ITTA events at http://www.irishtabletennis.com/itta/news/article/butterfly_calendar_of_events_14_15/http://www.irishtabletennis.com/itta/events/

Special Olympics Ireland event
We're very happy to be hosting a Table Tennis Non-Advancement Event for Special Olympics Ireland on Saturday, 22/11. Your help is needed to volunteer on the day (umpire matches). If you can spare some time, please talk to Roman in the club or reply back to get necessary paperwork, as it takes some time to process the application forms and Garda Vetting. There will also be a special free training session for all volunteers after the main event finishes.

SpeedGlue
SpeedGlue is a table tennis videos mobile app. You can find and watch thousands of table tennis videos. Search "Speedglue" on App Store and Google Play or check http://www.speedglue.com/

For regular club updates please also follow our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/DundrumTableTennis or twitter at https://twitter.com/DundrumTTC

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