Table Tennis Group

A terrific way to spend time together. Meeting great people, playing games and having fun with friends and family.

Table Tennis friendly competition with Chinese Consulate

TABLE TENNIS

Remember when you used to love to play table tennis at school? Come relive the fun you had with over 160 other members!

Beginner or Competitive player?

It doesn’t matter. We will place you with similarly ranked players so you can have a great time each time you play!

CAV Table Tennis Group 

The CAVTT is the biggest and most popular subgroup in the CAV with somewhere between 150 – 200 members participating in the group.

We cater to all who love the convenient and brisk sport of table tennis: male and female, young and old, novices and champions.

Playing facilities are available on:

Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Sunday 12:30 – 5:00 pm.

We provide the use of a table tennis Robot Trainer, international class tables, complete with nets and ball barriers and quality table tennis balls for members to play, practise and enjoy the game in a bright, comfortable, convenient, congenial and friendly environment. Free coffee, tea & Milo are available during sessions

Each year, the CAVTT organises 5 major events: CAV Open, CAV In-House Pennant, Chinese Consulate Friendly Match, Community Challenge and the Annual Dinner. Even if you choose not to play, you will definitely enjoy watching the friendly competition and the Annual dinner!

In 2017, for the first time, the Veteran & Ladies Mixed Competition was organised to encourage our ladies and veteran (60+) members to a friendly competition with external teams.

Want to make sure its right for you?

Thats easy. Give us a call, and pop in during one of the days that we have the hall available to play. We’ll make sure that you’ll fit right in!

History of the CAV Table Tennis Group

CAV TABLE TENNIS Group 乒乓

In 1982, a group of parents including Teik Buck Ooi, Tom Kee, Eddie Giam, Albert Cherk and Mel Leong, raised funds to purchase three table tennis tables.From this early beginning, table tennis has become a very popular activity with CAV members.

In 1995, CAV moved to its new home in Wantirna, and table tennis activities followed suit. However, the change in Chinese School classes into morning and afternoon sessions affected player numbers.

In 2003, Simon Soon rejuvenated the table tennis activity and competition class tables were purchased with the generous donations of $1000 from Albert Cherk and $3000 from CAV Ballroom Dancing Group. Simon Soon and Daniel Choo worked hard to expand membership by entering CAVTT in competitions in Eastern Suburbs & Churches Table Tennis Associations pennant games.

Within 2 years, CAVTT membership rose to over 160.

2020 CAV Table Tennis Group Membership Fees and Contacts

Playing facilities are available on:

Tuesday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Fees:
CAV CAV members: $82 per year.
Non-CAV members: $5 per session.

Contact:
Chairperson: Simon Mok 0412 746 628
Secretary: Dominic Au-Yeung 0418 996 827
ca[email protected]

CAV Table Tennis Group Executive Committee
ChairpersonSimon Mok
SecretaryDominic AU-Yeung
TreasurerThomas Wu
Game CaptainThey Kist Ng
Asst. Game CaptainJohn Ou
Hall ManagerAlice Fun
CommitteeJonathan Au
CommitteeHerman Chan
CommitteeVictor Kwan

 

Simon Mok

Chairperson, CAV Table Tennis Group

 

CAV TABLE TENNIS RESTRICTIONS

Important reminder from Table Tennis Victoria:

  • Playing or coaching in Multiple venues or clubs is currently not permitted- so choose one and stick to it.
  • Non-compliance may result in restrictions being increased again- an outcome we are obviously all keen to avoid.

Return to play Principles:

  • Social distancing of 1.5 metres to be maintained between all individuals
  • No doubles play is allowed
  • No use of communal areas, except for toilets
  • No food or beverage facilities to be provided, bring your own bottle of water
  • Use of hand sanitizer between games
  • No touching tables and door handles
  • No use of shared equipment or food (e.g rackets, towels, drinks, snacks)
  • No handshakes
  • Players to consider wearing protective glove on non-playing hand
  • No use of facility for pre or post event socializing
  • Bring your own balls (highly-recommended)

CAV table tennis sub-group instructions:

  • Given the recent outbreaks of COVID-19 in Victoria, play is at your own risk
  • If anyone ignores our guidelines, they will be asked to leave
  • Kitchen will remain closed at all times
  • Chairs are to be 1.5 metres apart and for taking a rest only
If we have a case of COVID-19 infection, the whole center including the school will have to be closed for deep sanitizing and quarantine
乒乓球不仅是一种运动和休闲,而且可以团结和加强社区。 通过这项运动,它为成员提供了社交互动。 这是一项有益于健康的运动。 这是中国人引以为傲的运动之一,中国多年来获得了多个国际冠军奖,这是一种非接触式运动,受伤的机会很小,可以增强您的身体健康。 因此,它是一项非常受欢迎的运动。 我衷心希望您能参加这项运动,它将带来很多乐趣! 值得在CAV加入乒乓球。
Table Tennis is not only “sport and recreation” but it can also unite and strengthen our communities. Through this sport, our subgroup provides members with social interactions.
It is a sport that is beneficial to health. It is also one of the sports that the Chinese are proud of and for which China has won multiple international championship awards for many years. It is a very popular non-contact sport with low risk of injuries but it can improve your physical fitness.
I sincerely hope that you can participate in this sport, it will bring lots of fun! It is worth joining Table Tennis at CAV.

 

– Simon Mok
Chairperson, CAV Table Tennis Group

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to help to pack up after play?

Yes, you need to help pack up the table if you play until closing time. In fact, if you are the last one to play, you have to pack up. The Table Tennis group is a volunteer group, and we all have to clean up after our games.

When I arrive and all the tables are occupied, how do I get to play?

You can ask other waiting players to play doubles*, or wait for someone to leave. As a social club we are all mindful of each other, and if there are people waiting around, we ask that you shorten your playing time to let others have a chance to play too.

* When social distancing is not requiquired

Is there a playing time limit?

We don’t have a playing time limit. But we do ask players to be fair to others wanting to use the tables too. See answer above.

What is the maximum number of players that your club can cater for?

We can manage around 180-200 members to play during the year, because people always come in on different days and at different times.

How long do people usually play for?

This varies by case, but on average, people only play for 2-3 hours at a time.

What if a member keeps swearing or causing a problem? Who do I approach to resolve this issue?

We are all social players and hopefully, also friends. The best solution is stop playing, sit down to relax and calm down. If a player refuses to stop swearing and is still causing problems, you can always report the problem to a committee member, especially if there is a committee member on site.