Club notice

Donate items for Portuguese Hall auction

We are all grateful to the Portuguese Hall for letting us use their space for our Club.

The Hall is having an auction to raise money for repairs and has asked us for donations. Please donate anything you can.

These are the things they will find most useful:

  • Checks made payable to: CPDES
  • Pottery
  • Vases
  • Jewelry
  • Children’s toys and games
  • Knick-knacks
  • Things your grandmother might have made, such as crocheted items
  • Anything that might sell at an auction
  • [No clothing please]

Debbie has brought in a bin for donations by the front door. If it’s a check, please give to Jim.

SCTTC becomes a non-profit corporation

Finally! We are now officially a Non-Profit Corporation!

For the first time, this means that contributions are tax deductible!

Why would you donate? To help the club thrive and also improve our playing conditions. Some ideas: we could buy more ball baskets and picker-uppers, fence off areas balls disappear into/under, purchase more club shirts, provide tournament level balls for every table, maybe open another day, etc.

If you would like to donate, please write donation checks to Santa Cruz County Table Tennis Club, Inc. and help keep our wonderful club going strong! Checks can be given to club officers, Debbie, Jim or Ray.

Thank you, players!

It is required that we send donation acknowledgment letters to donors who give a gift of $250 or
more, but in order to encourage donations, we will send donation acknowledgment letters to
donors who give a gift of $50 or more.

SCTTC is now on YouTube

Due to the low quality of Instagram video and the challenges of posting it in the photo/video section of the site, I have begun posting a weekly collection of my favorite rallies I witnessed. If anyone has other videos of rallies I missed, please contact me. If you want to see the videos in the full resolution and/or subscribe, check out the new SCTTC channel. Remember that you can click the icon to change the speed. We will use the Instagram feed mainly for photos. The first video is up from 1/18/2022.

Welcome back Thursdays!

Things are starting to look a bit more normal for the SCTTC! Starting next week, April 22, the club will be open on Thursdays again. This is extra exciting for those of us that might have gained some weight over the pandemic year.

Another bit of normality returns… doubles! Starting next week, doubles is OK for those who are fully-vaccinated only. We won’t be checking, so this is a honor system sort of thing. For those who aren’t vaccinated yet*, get to it and be patient. Doubles players should still stick to physical distancing (when possible) and avoid contact. Until everyone is vaccinated, please read the info board at the entrance to the club and follow the rules.

* My suggestion is go through CVS and look for appointments to show up after midnight (the actual appointments will be during the day).