Coach Samson Dubina 2016 US National Team Coach 2015 - 2018 USATT Coach of the Year

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Paddle Palace TEAM League (Friday Nights)

Oct 4, 2019 7:30pm to Nov 22, 2019 9:45pm
First time is FREE Join us this week!

Here at the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, we are thrilled to announce the new Paddle Palace TEAM League.  Each night, you will be playing both singles and doubles against other teams, enjoying free pizza, and having the opportunity to take home some amazing prizes. Table tennis is an individual sport.  However, the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy is dedicated to bringing players of all ages together to workout, compete, socialize, and make friends in the new team league where you will play BOTH singles and doubles.
A team consists of two players of similar level.  Each week, you will play with a different partner in your division.  Here is how it works…
Division 1 is the top 8 players.  Division 2 is the next 8 players.  The pattern repeats until all players are in a group.
Names are drawn and the top 4 get placed randomly with the bottom 4 players.  For example, if division 3 has 8 players that are rated 1550, 1500, 1490, 1480, 1400, 1310, 1250, 1250, then the 1550, 1500, 1490, and 1480 players get randomly placed with the other 4 players.  Each player gets 6 matches for the night - three in singles and three in doubles.  You sign up as an individual.  You don't sign up with a partner.  Each week, your partner changes based on a random draw in your division with the other players.  If you go undefeated in singles, you are guaranteed to move up a division the next week.
Format is: Match 1- Doubles, Match 2 - Highest Rated on Team 1 vs. Highest Rated on Team 2, Match 3 – Lowest Rated on Team 1 vs. Lowest Rated on Team 2
Once these 3 matches are finished, that completes 1 team match.  Each team will play 3 team matches for the evening.  Regardless of the wins, all 3 matches need to be played and count toward total score.  All matches are 3/5.  When your team plays against another team, you will play 1 doubles match and 1 singles match.  Only the singles match counts towards your club rating. 
Doors open at 4pm every Friday night
Players must arrive by 7:30pm - Players arriving after 7:30 will NOT be included in the team draw
Team draws are done at 7:45pm             
FREE pizza every week at 7:50pm
Team match #1 (Consists of one doubles match and two singles matches) - 8pm-8:35pm
Team match #2 (Consists of one doubles match and two singles matches) - 8:35-9:10pm
Team match #3 (Consists of one doubles match and two singles matches) - 9:10-9:45pm
Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 22 
First time is FREE...  if you have never played in a Paddle Palace Ohio League!
We realize that players can’t come every Friday, so we give you flexibility!  You can sign up for any number of weeks.  Register for 4 or 5 or 6 weeks now to save $$$.  Later, you can specify exactly which weeks you plan to play.  Please keep in mind that you must arrive by 7:30pm and must stay until the completion of the 3rd team match which should end around 9:45pm.  Each week, you will be in the raffle for a different partner. 

Registration Form: 
2262 south arlington rd akron, ohio