Our “Meet & Greet” event held this past Saturday, April 29th, was a hoot. Originally postponed by poor weather from “World Table Tennis Day“, 12 or so fans of the sport met at the Stonehenge Tables under sunny skies, warm temps and an episodic southerly breeze. Eddy Lo, former national team member and unintentional table tennis ambassador, provided tips on technique and equipment, and put on a good show with some fast counter-hitting and curving loops. Everyone walked away with free tables tennis balls donated by Tat Ma, the Vancouver Island-based coordinator for the ITTF Foundation’s World Table Tennis Day. Players Directory members Kimbalito and Cynthia, along with outdoor TT specialist Phil LaFlamme, were awarded stylish competition jerseys donated by Amelia Ho from Bridgeport Sports Club. Amelia also donated enough extra TT balls to give away at our next event. Thanks very much, Tat and Amelia. Your generous donations were gladly received by our players!
World Table Tennis Day: Meet & Greet
Has been postponed from April 23 due to predicted wet weather until:
Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 12:00 – 4:00pm
Meet other ping pong players, share your love for the sport, organize!
Ping Pong In Vancouver will celebrate World Table Tennis Day a few days late with an informal Meet & Greet on Saturday, April 29th from 12:00 until 4:00pm at the concrete table tennis tables at Concord Pacific Community Park. We invite all the players from our Players Directory along with anyone with a passion for table tennis to drop by this casual event. We know there are a lot of you ping pong players out there who may feel alone in your love for the sport. Well, come on down and share that love: meet other players, learn more about the sport and where to play, watch some fine players in action, organize to help get table tennis infrastructure into Vancouver parks and community centres, have fun and possibly win a draw prize!
Details of this informal event…
- Held at the concrete table tennis tables, Concord Pacific Community Park (near the array of big stones)
- Drop by anytime from noon to 4pm
- The weather is predicted to be quite warm and the plaza has little shade so bring an umbrella for shade
- Meet and chat with other ping pong players
- Watch some good players in action
- Find out where to play and what to expect
- Find out more about the technical side of the sport: blades, rubber, glues, balls and tables
- Organize to support safe public table tennis infrastructure in Vancouver’s parks and community centres
- Win a draw prize, have fun, celebrate the sport of table tennis