Pittsburgh Oakland Table Tennis Club


Pittsburgh Table Tennis Club Schedule

Site: Shadyside Boys Club; 6 Brownell St. Pgh 15232

  • Sunday 2-5pm*: League Play- Handicap Knockout Tourney (Premium Ball Prize) held after Round Robin if enough players. All players eligible.
  • Thursday 6-9pm: Open play, clinics, coaching, possible JUNIOR LEAGUE
  • Monday through Friday (school year hours) 2:30-5pm: Coaching and Training in Lobby of gym or at our NEW TROY HILL TRAINING CENTER (by appointment, email chain)*

FEES: Adults $10/session, Students $5/session. Free to MEMBERS (Adults: $200/year; Students $100/year)

*Timing subject to change based on gym availability (Announced through email chain)

Contact: Mark Krotec mckrotec@yahoo.com 412-916-2439

Table Tennis Coaching

The POTTC offers private or group coaching sessions for all ages or levels of players. We specialize in teaching the advanced attacking style of play, but can accommodate all styles.

Fees: $20/90 minutes individual, $10 if group instruction. FREE TO CCHS STUDENTS!!

Locations: Shadyside Boys Club (Main POTTC club site), 6 Brownell Rd, 15232; Troy Hill Training site (1729 Lowrie Street, 15212); CMU University Center (for CMU students/faculty); Central Catholic High School gym (adults must have CLEARANCES). We can also accommodate HOME lessons if preferred.

Times: Typically Saturday 9-1, or 1-5 Troy Hill Group Clinic Instruction; Thursday Boys Club Clinics 6-9; Weekdays 3-8pm available by appointment (Troy Hill location primarily). Sundays also available by appointment (prior to league or immediately after).

Contact: Mark Krotec, President and co-Head Coach of the POTTC: mckrotec@yahoo.com, 412-916-2439. Akbar Ormes aormes1@gmail.com 412-576-0479. Vice President, Treasurer, co-Head Coach POTTC.

South Park Table Tennis Club

Tuesdays League Play 7-10pm, Thursdays Open Play 7-10pm.

Head Coach: Chip Coulter chipc@nicklassupply.com 412-849-4220.

[Over 30 years coaching experience; Top Ten ranked Pennsylvania Player; Western PA Butterfly Equipment Distributor].

Ratings System

An ongoing rating system similar to the USATT system is used to record league standings and determine handicaps for handicap tournaments. Each player’s rating is adjusted after each game, depending on who won and the difference between the opponent’s rating and their own:

Rating Difference Win Lose
+500 or more +60 -1
+400 to +500 +50 -2
+300 to +400 +40 -3
+200 to +300 +30 -5
+100 to +200 +25 -10
-100 to +100 +20 -20
-100 to -200 +10 -25
-200 to -300 +5 -30
-300 to -400 +3 -40
-400 to -500 +2 -50
-500 or more +1 -60

Ratings are calculated using the ePonger table tennis league management software program written by Jeff Pepper.