WELCOME TO THE

WESTSIDE TABLE TENNIS CENTER
11755 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90064

This page should contain all the information you need to come to play with us. Please read it thoroughly.

If after reading it you still have questions, feel free to call (626) 584-6377.

We welcome everyone with a love for the sport - novice or tournament player.
Westside has 12 top quality tournament tables, a wooden floor and excellent lighting.
Club rackets are available at no extra charge for those who don't have their own. You can also buy rackets here.

Our club coach is former US Champion and US Olympian Wei Wang.

If you'd like to study Wei's instruction video program, you can buy access at Vipecloud



(Info on this site is current as of May 12th, 2014)

The Westside Table Tennis Center has been in existence since 1992.
It is a club dedicated primarily to the fun and development of table tennis. At Westside you can take the sport as seriously as you want:

You can come in with a group of friends for an evening of pong. We have a friendly atmosphere and welcome players of all levels.
We enjoy a truly multicultural environment with visitors from all parts of the globe. There is always someone to play with.
You can borrow club paddles and balls, if you don't have your own. Where else in L.A. can you have this much fun for $8 for the whole night?

If you want to improve your skills, you can get organized coaching by Wei Wang.
Westside TTC and Pasadena TTC are among the only places in the US where you can get direct instruction from a US Champion and Olympian.

Tournament players can come for uninterrupted practice sessions. We do not have a challenge system, so you have a free choice of partners.


We have a Pro Shop where you can get top quality tournament rackets, which are not available in sporting goods stores.

We sell table tennis ball machines, tables, rackets, rubber, shoes, balls and accessories.

We also sell instructional and competition DVDs.


Westside has a high-end robot (ball machine), capable of producing all spins that occur in table tennis.
It is a invaluable tool for working on specific techniques.
30 minutes on this machine will no only get you a tireless practice partner to hone your skills,
but it will get you a fun workout unlike any other.

Robot times:
Friday 3 pm - 7 pm
other times depending on how busy we are

Robot Fee: $5/half hour (in addition to floor fee)

 

You can come directly from work and change into your sports clothing in our dressing rooms.


COACH WEI WANG - US Champion, US Olympian, US Hall of Fame

One of the most acclaimed coaches in the US.

She spent the early part of her career as one of the top players of the Beijing Provincial Team. After immigrating, Wei became US Champion and was a member of the US Olympic Team. In Dec. 2002 she was inducted into the USATT Hall of Fame. She is famous for the series of technical articles she has been writing for the national publication USA Table Tennis Magazine. She is the author of the instruction DVD "Table Tennis 101", which was the first such program produced and is still considered the one by which all others are measured. She has been teaching for over20 years and is known for her uncanny ability to relay technical information in a manner accessible to everyone, which makes quick, solid improvement possible.

Wei has been involved as a consultant in table tennis related movie and TV productions, such as "Forrest Gump", "Friends", "Balls Of Fury", "Rules Of Engagement" and many others

Come and enjoy this rare opportunity to learn from one of the best. Wei teaches all levels.


SATURDAY NIGHT TOURNAMENTS:

We have a tournament every Saturday night. Everyone is welcome.
There is a First Division for advanced players (Qualification: 1800+ USATT rating)
and a Second Division for all other players.

Prize Money:

First Division: $30 for 1st, $15 for 2nd and $5 for 3rd
Second Division: 1st place gets Floor Fee refund ($8)

On the first Saturday of each month, we have the "Big Round Robin",
in which the prize money for the First Division is higher:

$100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, $30 for 3rd and $15 for 4th

General Rules:
ITTF tournament rules will be followed. The match format is best of 5 games.
First stage round robin, second stage single elimination.
Minimum 1. Div participants for prize money: 12 players
No prize money for defaulted matches.
Tournament director may make format adjustments as needed.
1 Div. results published at the club's Facebook page


 

FEES:

Floor Fee: $8 per person for the day

Group Lessons: Floor fee + $13 per lesson (no appointment needed)
Private Lessons: Floor fee + $30/half hour (by appointment with Wei Wang - call 626 374-5400 - best time to call: 11am)
Robot: $5/half hour

Cancellations policy: Students, who cancel within 48 hours of the scheduled lesson will still be liable for payment if a substitute can not be found in time.

E-mail

for details

or call:
626 584-6377

during club hours:
626 674-6037

SCHEDULE:

PLEASE NOTE: The club is only open during the times listed below, i.e Tue., Fri. and Sat..
It is not open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

  OPEN PLAY: You can play with whomever you choose - bring a friend or ask someone at the club. There is always someone ready to play.
Tuesdays: OPEN FROM 4PM TO MIDNIGHT
OPEN PLAY
4 pm to midnight
 
    Group lessons with Olympian Wei Wang
GROUP LESSONS
all levels
6.00 pm to 7.15 pm
GROUP LESSONS
advanced
7.15 pm - 8.30 pm
Fridays: OPEN FROM 3PM TO MIDNIGHT
OPEN PLAY
3 pm to midnight
 
     
 
GROUP LESSONS
JUNIOR PROGRAM
4 pm to 5 pm (sign-up required)
 

Open Play
Doubles, Practice


Saturdays: OPEN FROM 4PM TO MIDNIGHT
OPEN PLAY
4 pm to midnight
 
    Group lessons with Olympian Wei Wang (lessons are 1 hour and 15 min)
GROUP LESSONS
Fundamentals
4 pm
GROUP LESSONS
Intermediate
5.20 pm
 
 

WESTSIDE WEEKLY
SATURDAY
TOURNAMENT
(Open play on some tables)

Start: 8.15 pm
Please be there by 8 pm to be included in the draw.
Everyone is welcome to enter. The round robin format guarantees that you get to play several matches, win or lose.
(1st Division: 1800 rating and up, 2nd Division: No requirements)
There is no additional fee. The floor fee includes the entry fee.

     
 

LONG PONG at WESTSIDE

Occasionally - late at night - we cultivate an alternative version of the sport:
See here how LONG PONG is played.


 

LOCATION:

We're inside the International Fencing Center, located at

11755 Exposition Blvd in West Los Angeles, CA 90064

(entrance by the SW corner, from the parking lot)


There's plenty of free parking in front and behind the building.
For Info, 626 628.9784

Directions: from the 10 Freeway west, take the "Bundy North" exit, which is right after the 405 interchange.
Drive north on Bundy, past Pico, to Olympic and turn right (East). Drive one long block to Granville (before ARCO station), and turn right (South).
Park on the lot to your left immediately after you turn onto Granville.
The entrance is from the parking lot at the corner of Granville and Exposition, on the Granville side.
Caution: There is no direct access to this section of Exposition from Bundy. You must come all the way up to Olympic.

Here's the map: