There are a number of Table Tennis clubs in the Lower Mainland. Many listed at http://www.bctta.ca/clubs.shtml However not all of these are associated with the BC Table Tennis association. Some of the clubs I play at and/or have researched are listed below.
Vancouver Table Tennis Club – Recently moved to 3925 Fraser Street, Vancouver. Contact Joe Law at 604-215-0288 – This club offers coaching, has a league and is also open for drop – in at a cost of $5 PP. For hours of operation etc http://www.vttc.ca/introduction.html. Note this is where I usually play each Saturday from 2-6pm with a “meet-up group”. The VTTC has 10 tables, and this Sat meet-up gets exclusive use of 4 or 5 tables. to join this meet-up group go to: http://www.meetup.com/Ping-Pong-Vancouver.
North Shore Table Tennis Club – Gloria Dei Church, 1110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver Contact: Luba 604-209-7037 / email: email@example.com . This is a new club, in a good location just 15 to 20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver. They have 6 table tennis tables ready for enthusiasts of all ages and skill level to play. They have scheduled programs, group and individual Coaching sessions and drop-in/meet-ups. Hours are posted on their website www.nsttc.ca. Players can also call 604-209-7037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time (at least 24 hour) to reserve a table. Note – This is where I usually play on Monday and Friday evenings between 6pm and 10pm during the North Shore Meet-up/ drop-ins.
Killarney TTC- Killarney Community Centre- 6260 Killarney Street Contact Danny Ho at 778-882-8573
Round House Community Centre- 181 Round House Mews Contact Diana Vanderbeen at 604-713-1800 for drop in and information
Chinese Living Word Baptist Church – 2105 West 33rd Avenue (Arbutus St), Vancouver. Tel: (604) 261- Email: email@example.com – Free Table Tennis drop in and training Sunday’s 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. open to the community.
Ping Pong In Burnaby
Bonsor Recreation Complex- 6550 Bonsor Avenue Contact Cassie Gibeau at 604-439-5506 or Bonsor Seniors Registration 604-439-5510 (Must be 55 & over) Senior T.T. Club Contact Marta Nykl at 604-521-1967 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Vancouver TTA- 495 Sperling Avenue – Contact Helen Wu at 604-298-8050
Ping Pong In Richmond
Bridgeport Sports Club- 11660 Bridgeport Road – Contact Johnny Ma at 604-278-5100 Canada International Table Tennis Institute – Bridgeport Sports Club- 11660 Bridgeport Road Contact Johnny Ma at 604-278-5100
Dunbar TTC @ Bridgeport Sports Club – Contact Hing Lee at 604-327-8761
River Club- 11111 Horseshoe Way – Contact Sarah Wong at 604-272-4400 – http://www.river-club.com/table-tennis/ Although a bit Pricey $7.28 for all day drop-in – there are 8 tables and hours are great 6am to 11:00pm during the week, 8am to 11:00pm weekend and 8 to 8 on holidays and holiday weekends.
Richmond Olympic Oval- 6111 River Road Contact: Tony Shaw at 604-271-9758 or Ken Koo at 604-278-0033
Vancouver Community Recreation Centres
There are also 24 community rec centres in Vancouver – most if not all have ping pong tables and drop in times, and some are included above: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/community-and-cultural-centres.aspx Most are open until 9:00pm during the week – 4:45pm on Saturdays and Closed Sundays and Stats. Some Centres that I have either played at or been told have tables and drop in times are as follow:
Creekside Community Recreation Centre – Address: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, Phone ( 604) 257-3050 has four tables, drop-ins and you can book tables day of play if room available.
Dunbar Community Centre- 4747 Dunbar Street – Contact Chris Bodlecki at 604-222-6060 for drop in and information.
Strathcona Community Centre- 601 Keefer Street Call 604-713-1838 for drop in and information.
Hill crest Community Centre – http://www.hillcrestcentre.ca 3096 East Hastings St Vancouver – 604-257-8680 – Drop in Table Tennis Saturdays 9am to 4:45 – cost 1$
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/roundhouse-community-arts-recreation-centre.aspx – 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver – Phone: 604-713-1800
Other Places to Play
There are Ping Pong tables in some Bars in and around Vancouver, and I have heard that we may soon have a “Spin” Bar – like the ones in Toronto and New York. In the meantime, you may want to check out these places.
The Electric Owl Social Club @ 928 Main Street Vancouver, (604) 558-0928 has a Monday night club drop-in from 7PM to 1am
The Royal Canadian Legion @ 2205 Commercial Drive has a ping Pong Table according to one reviewer.
G – Sports Bar and Grill – 1208 Granville Street – (604) 687-7684 – It has a ping Pong Table, but call first as it is not always set up.
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