ON 16 APRIL 2021
TABLE TENNIS FIGHT CLUB IN LONDON
WE WELCOME PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS
No commitment / Pay As You Go for everyone
Are you bored of playing against opponents much weaker than you?
Do you want to meet cool people who share your passion for table tennis?
Table Tennis Fight Club (TTFC) is an exclusive club where existing members recommend other players, forming a select membership of high-level participants who meet in secret locations to train and ‘fight’. Having said that, the club’s weekend sessions in King’s Cross are open to players of all levels, whether they are members or not.
New players who are not members are welcome to apply for membership online. However, they must beat at least two current members for a chance to join the elite part of the club. All members must follow the rules of the fight club.
One way to bypass the application process is to attend a group session where non-members can practise with one another until they are spotted by a member. Some players reach the required standard through continuous training at these sessions.
The Friday, Saturday and Sunday sessions are coached by a full member and take place at our King’s Cross venue. The Wednesday night session is supervised by a member and takes place in Marylebone. If you do not want to take part in the group coaching, you can still play with a friend or other standing player on a private table, but each of you will have to book a private ticket for that session. Check the events calendar for more details including times, locations, and prices.
THERE IS NO MONTHLY OR ANNUAL FEE. IT’S PAY-AS-YOU-GO FOR EVERYONE and tickets are cheaper if booked online. We also provide private coaching. The club has two venues in central London: in Marylebone and King’s Cross. See our map below.
Founded in 2014 by Georges Sokol (aka Maverik) and sponsored by Decathlon, the club provides a unique opportunity for table tennis players to ‘fight’ with one another.
The first aim of the club is to enable its members to achieve their peak potential. Our members have the motivation to train, compete, and attain a high level of performance. The club also encourages its members to promote table tennis to the general public by playing and participating in community projects.
Although our members like to fight and win, they show good sportsmanship at all times. They are independent thinkers who value initiative and self-direction. They tend to challenge assumptions about the game and life, while respecting the views of others. Members have no role models, but seek to become their own hero.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO PLAY. Anyone can book a session. However, if you have been recruited by an existing member, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the person who put you forward and you will be invited to a free session. If you have not been recommended, click here to book a session. Or if you feel you already have the requisite playing level and personality, fill in our application form to be considered for an invitation. The committee will then assess your submission and decide whether you get invited to a session. To become a fully-fledged member, you will need to prove your worth by defeating two current full members in a best-of-five games playoff (this holds true whether you book or are invited). You can challenge members at any official TTFC event and as many times as you like, provided the members agree.
The sessions are on Fridays 7pm-9pm, Saturdays 3pm-5pm, and some Sundays 5pm-7pm. Check the events calendar for more details and to book online. If you prefer to play with your friend(s), just inform the coach on arrival and he will set aside a private table for you; note that you still have to book a ticket for each player you bring along.
See map below. There are weekend sessions 3 times per week at the Somers Town Sports Centre, 134 Chalton Street, NW1 1RX (Google Map). On Wednesday nights (except in Autumn 2020), the sessions are at the Greenhouse Centre, 88 Bell Street, NW1 6SP (Google Map). Full members can arrange to fight at our other secret venues, which are only revealed once a player receives a formal invitation to join.
As well as having access to a network of skilled players, members’ perks include discounted sessions, a TTFC t-shirt, and business cards. We also take part in tournaments and host monthly social events for our members. We have a team in the British League and several teams in the central London league where we play weekly against other clubs in London from October to March.