Olympic Gold Medalist Chen Longcan Visiting MDTTC & other news
- Holiday Hours
- MDTTC Winter Camp: December 26 -30
- Olympic Gold Medalist & World Champion Chen Longcan Visiting MDTTC
- MDTTC Junior Group Classes: Register Now for Winter Sessions
- Adult Program Updates
- North American Teams
- MDTTC Leagues
- Bowen Chen Interview
- Private Coaching
- Birthday Parties and Rental Space for Corporate and Private Events
- MDTTC Web and Facebook Pages
- Tip of the Month: Top Sixteen Reasons Players Don’t Improve
- Bonus Tip of the Month: Three Simple Side-to-Side Drills
- Sunday Junior Class. The new Winter Session starts on January 7, 2018 (Sundays 4:00-5:30 PM, ten weeks). This is for novices/beginners/advanced beginners, ages 6-14, with Coach Larry, John Hsu and others assisting. Kids will be grouped by skill level and age.
- Tuesday Level 2 Junior Class. The new Winter Session begins on January 9, 2017 (Tuesdays, 6-7 PM, ten weeks). This is intended for kids 8-15 who enjoy playing table tennis and want to improve their game. Players must know the basics in table tennis and/or have taken table tennis lessons previously. The class is kept small for individualized instruction with Coach John Hsu and other assisting.
- Thursday Junior Class. January 18 – March 15, 6:30-7:30 PM. Sign up the Winter Session online with Dept. of Montgomery County Recreation.
- Tuesday and/or Friday Lunch Group Training (1:00-2:00 pm) for all levels. Improve your table tennis skills while getting great physical and mental exercises. Every player will get one-on-one playing time with Coach Jeffrey Zeng (2550+ rating).
- Sunday Adult Training, normally from 7:00-8:30PM, but temporarily on break until Jan. 7. No pre-registration is required, but if you have any questions, email Coach Larry. Complete beginners should take several private coaching sessions first so they can hit basic forehands, backhands, and push. Be prepared to improve!!!
- MDTTC Star (Roy Ke, Tiffany Ke, Sabrina Zhu) finished second in Division 2.
- HW Global Foundation/MDTTC 3 (Hanfei Hu, Michelle Kang, Lance Wei) finished second in Division 12
- Tuesday and Friday Night Leagues. All ages and levels. Please arrive prior to 7:25 pm to sign up. If you know you’ll be a few minutes late, please call the club at 301-519-8580 BEFORE 7:20 pm, otherwise YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY
- Saturday Elite League. This is primarily for players over 2000, and is on Saturdays at 1PM.
- Saturday Junior League. For ages 6-18, from 5:30-7:30PM, about twice a month. Run by Coach Wang Qingliang, it includes warm-up, match play, game analysis, and physical training (time permitting). Players must be pre-approved by Coach Wang.
MDTTC offers birthday parties ran by our popular Coach Larry. We also regularly host community events and team-building activities for local businesses. Space rental for special corporate and private events are available. Here is Facility Rental Information, and here is info on Birthday Party Packages.
MDTTC Web and Facebook Pages
Don’t forget to see the regularly updated MDTTC Facebook page, and make sure to “like” it! Stop by and see all the photos, read the latest news, or post your own comments. Also see the MDTTC web page for regularly updated info.
Tip of the Month: Top Sixteen Reasons Players Don’t Improve
- Drill One: Side to Side Forehand and Backhand. Your partner hits the ball side to side, alternating. Your focus is on consistency and strong shots. As you advance, take the ball quicker.
- Drill Two: Side to Side Random Forehand and Backhand, Two Spots. Your partner hits the ball randomly either to your forehand or backhand. Your focus is on reacting, not anticipating. Make sure your first move is the right move. Don’t rush – you have more time then you think.
- Drill Three: Side to Side Random Whole Table. Your partner hits the ball randomly anywhere, focusing on going to the corners and middle (your playing elbow, roughly midway between forehand and backhand). Your focus is on reacting, not anticipating, while also covering shots to the middle. Make sure your first move is the right move. On shots to the middle favor your strongest shot, whether it’s forehand or backhand, but make sure to move into position to do so.