TABLE TENNIS CLASSES
GROUP & PRIVATE LESSONS :
Get %25 off if you signup any class for 3 months - Offer valid till June 30th.
Group lessons are available on Saturdays & Sundays.
Time : Max 10 student per class
- Sat 9:30 - 11 am (Kids & teens)
- Sat 11 - 12 pm (Adult)
- Sun 11 - 12:30 pm (Kids & teens)
- Sun 12:30 - 1:30 pm (Family)
- $150 per month
- 1 month - $100
- 3 months $250
- 6 months $350
- 1 year $500
- Family membership (yearly) $600
- Seniors - Daily $8
- Regular Daily Fee $10
For PRIVATE LESSONS - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED - Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Skill: Beginners with no prior exposure to table tennis. Equipment: All equipment table tennis paddle balls will be provided
Dress Code: Sports shirts and shorts, except white and orange so balls are visible.
Supervision: Children will be under adult supervision at all times.
Message from the Coach (ITTF Certified)
Table tennis is the most popular indoor sport in the world. Millions of players play this amazing sport in almost every country. Table tennis is a lifetime sport; a child who starts at 5 years of age can enjoy the sport till 80 and beyond. While everyone can enjoy table tennis as a recreational play, it does demands a lot more as competitive sport. My goal is to get the kids excited about this sport and play and love the real sport instead of playing it on WII or other electronic devices.
My approach is to work with kids to understand their limits, the coach and the parents of the child form a team and create and support framework and let the child achieve their potential.
Here are my thoughts on why I feel this can be a life changing sport for you and your child.
Opportunity: While Asia and Europe dominate table tennis arena on the international front, USA and Canada are lacking behind, this creates a window for opportunity for players to play in nationals, be part of the national team and represent their countries, players who would otherwise would not get that chance if they lived in China. I am not saying it is easy, it is not.. it requires motivation, hard work and dedication to the sport by the player and their support system. Remember persistence does pay at the end.
Injury: While opportunities exist in several high profile games, the chances of getting injured are also very high. Although injuries can occur in table tennis, it is an extremely low injury sport; we train with the intent to avoid getting any injuries at all and stay in top shape.
Availability: Most outdoor sports are played in the summer; some indoor sports are so expensive that you may have to think twice before committing to them while in others kids may not get any exercise at all. Table tennis can be played in your basement, in a club, or in a tournament all year around, a blizzard outside is a very good reason go play. In full disclosure Table Tennis can get expensive if you have to take your child to an out of state tournament, mostly due to travelling costs.
Skill: Controlling a ball that is 40.2 mm in diameter and weighing only 2.7 grams with a small paddle is hard, it is not easy to make the ball land on the opponent’s side that is 4.5 feet long 5 feet wide. It is a hard skill to know and put that ball exactly where you want it. Now think of that ball travelling at speeds of 65 miles plus, like your car on Interstate 95, wait.... that car is spinning on some axis at 3000 rpm. It gets exponentially hard. The science of the sport is well understood but it is the artist from within that creates that winning point.
Strategy: Reading, Understanding and playing against your opponents strong points makes you constantly think. Strategizing and structuring your game so the opponent is not allowed to play "their" game in a short game of 11 points needs keen eyes, quick thinking. Formulating and validating strategies and sticking with them is the key to win the games.
Physical: Table tennis an alactic and anaerobic sport, we use this energy system in our bodies for about the first 15 seconds of high intensity work. A typical sport that only uses this system is 100 meter sprints. Table Tennis uses this during every point. A ball can cross that 9 feet table in about 11 milliseconds; the player has to get in the right place and in position in that time and hit the ball back. The sport requires the player’s reflexes to react so fast that you sometimes realize what you did seconds after you have done it.
Mental: Ability to start a point in the game and only focus on that ball and your opponent, so you see and track the ball travelling at a high speed requires extreme focus (Arjun only needed focus on a still toy bird). Players are trained to stay in this zone for the entire match. One thought of disappointment, excitement, pre-monition can bring you down from the top of your game.
Every child has the potential to train and become really good at this sport. Opportunity to play in championship tournaments at state and national level is closer than we think.
Kanak Jha represented American at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio in the men's singles event; he has already proven that people of Indian origin can do well in this sport.
Amit Srivastava, Ayush Srivastava
Payment and Missed Class Policy:
Training requires consistency in order to achieve the most benefit. However, we understand that students may occasionally need to miss a class. Use the following guidelines to ensure that you get the most out of your classes at The Academy of Creative Arts.
- Your fees are due on or before the first day of the camp, the extended day payments can be made on the last day the student attends the program
- Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card
- If you pay for several weeks in advance and cannot complete all weeks, we will refund weeks not used when notice is received 48 hours before beginning of the week
- If you or your child plan to miss a class - 48 hour advance notice is required - so another student can be accommodated - if the student does not provide 48 hour notice and does not attend the session 50% of the fees will be refunded. If the student attends part of the camp and misses the rest, the student will not be eligible for any refund.
- Class timings and schedule are subject to change
We wish you a wonderful learning experience - these policies are required so that we can be respectful of the instructors time and commitment.