Club Rules
407 Mystic Ave. Rear, Suite 19D; Medford, Massachusetts 02155-6383; 617-953-0707
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Equipment

Please bring table tennis shoes or sneakers. Black-soled shoes or shoes that you have worn outdoors are not permitted on the wood playing floor.

Please bring your own racket and ball. (The club has a few very old rackets at the desk that we can lend you if they are not already in use.)

Payment

Please sign in when you arrive (regardless of whether you owe money).

Please pay before you play if you are not a member or if your membership has expired. This applies to everyone, including players taking lessons or playing outside the official hours. The BTTC accepts only cash and checks; no credit cards.

The refreshments in the refrigerator are for your convenience. The prices are listed on the refrigerator door. Please place the cash payment in the pink box on the desk.

Expected Behavior

Please act courteously to others while in the BTTC.

Please do not smoke or bring alcoholic beverages into the BTTC.

No food is permitted on the wood floor. Drinks on the wood floor are acceptable only if they are in spill-proof containers.

Wet or damp towels to clean your shoes are not permitted directly on the wood floor. Place them on a barrier (e.g., a plastic bag or dry towel) while you are playing.

If you need to change clothes before you play, please do so in the restroom.

You do not need to bring a partner. Most players come by themselves and play with whomever shows up.

Allocating Table Time

Please follow this system for allocating table time:

  • You may use any unused table and may stay on the table as long as you wish as long as no other player signs up for the table on the whiteboard.
  • If you are waiting to play, please sign up on the whiteboard to add yourself to the queue for the table of your choice. You may not be playing on a table and also signed up on the whiteboard, nor may you sign up for more than one table. Please do not sign up for a table where the coach is giving a lesson or that is being used by the BTTC league. When you go to a table to play, please erase your name from the whiteboard.
  • If someone signs up for the table that you are using, please let them play in a reasonable amount of time, e.g., finish a match with the person that you are currently playing (e.g., the winner stays on the table to play with the next person) or practice for no more than fifteen minutes.
  • If you have played with three people in a row who signed up for your table, please take a break and let other people play.