Open Play Policies and Logistics
Our players love Open Play, and we make it available on multiple tables, for multiple hours, on most days!
Triangle Table Tennis will generally set aside at least six courts for open play, except during large scale events, such as tournaments. As a practical matter, there often will be more than six open play courts available, because members are always free to use courts that are not in use or reserved for programs, events, lessons, or pre-paid reservations. Given its size and number of tables, Triangle Table Tennis will sometimes have little to no wait time for open play courts.
Players without partners are encouraged to ask others to play. Our Band Together and Play program facilitates this through the use of custom, color-coded silicone wristbands.
Wear a Triangle Table Tennis wristband that is color-coded for your skill level range.
- Take it off if you’re involved in an event, or you’re ready for a break, or if you’re only here to train with a specific friend.
- Put it on when you’re ready to be invited to play by other players in your skill level range.
- Look around for players wearing the same color of logo wristband, and ask them to play with you!
- Or, look for players wearing a multi-color “rainbow” logo wristband in addition to their solid-color logo wristband
- They’re skilled members who have agreed to be ambassadors for the sport and our Center.
- They will spend 15 minutes hitting with anyone who’s looking for an opportunity to play and improve.
To get a Triangle Table Tennis wristband:
- Become a member of Triangle Table Tennis to receive a complimentary custom, color-coded wristband
- Members automatically receive a logo wristband in the color that matches the range of their skill level.
- Members are eligible for another complimentary logo wristband whenever their USATT rating moves into the range of a different wristband color.
- Members may be invited to become ambassadors, and those who agree will receive a rainbow-color logo wristband in addition to their regular skill level color-coded band.
- Purchase a logo wristband from our pro shop.
- Visitors may purchase a logo wristband in the color that matches the range of their skill level, as shown on the USATT ratings website, or as identified by our staff’s assessment.
|Wristband Color||Example||USATT Skill Level Range|
|Metallic Silver||Under 600|
|Orange||600 - 999|
|Yellow||1000 - 1199|
|Lime Green||1200 - 1499|
|Blue||1500 - 1799|
|Purple||1800 - 1999|
|Rainbow Segmented||Skilled Ambassador|
Contact our Front Desk to learn more about our “Band Together and Play” wristband program, or to get your color-coded logo wristband.
Triangle Table Tennis has a “first in, first up” allocation of available open play courts, to best enable fair sharing of those courts. When demand for open play tables makes it necessary, we will have clipboards under each open play table. Players making use of open play tables are asked to sign in on clipboards underneath each table, noting the time that they start play. If other members are waiting for open play courts, we ask that players relinquish their open play court to a waiting player after 60 minutes. If all open play courts are in use, waiting players may check the sign-in clipboards under the open play tables and “bump” players who have been playing longer than 60 minutes (or who failed to sign in and note their start time). Players who are “bumped” from an open play court after 60 minutes may finish an “in flight” game (but not a complete match) if they can do so within 5 minutes, and then they must relinquish that table. After taking a break of at least 30 minutes, they then may “bump” other players who have been playing over 60 minutes, as outlined above.
All lessons at Triangle Table Tennis must be arranged through the front desk, for payment to Triangle Table Tennis. At no time may coaches who are not employees or independent contractors of Triangle Table Tennis offer lessons in our facility. Triangle Table Tennis reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone who violates this policy.
Members may choose to pay for a Court Reservation, if they would like to:
- Ensure that they can start play at a specific time without waiting, or
- Play for longer than 60 minutes without interruption during busy periods, or
- Play on a specific type of court (such as a larger court, or one with a robot), or
- Reserve a block of contiguous tables for a group of players.