Whether you play recreationally, in a league or even in your basement, table tennis (aka ping pong) enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are invited to experience Shaw JCC’s Table Tennis Open House, Thursday, Jan. 19, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The Shaw JCC is home to the largest table tennis club in Northeast Ohio with 16 tables and 98 players and run by the Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy. Dubina is the No. 1 ranked table tennis player in Ohio and has held this title for 17 consecutive years. Guests will have the chance to play Dubina in a one-on-one open play. Equipment is provided.
Free food, shirts and prizes totaling $1,000 are up for grabs. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with open club play followed by three optional competitions. The event is free and open to the community, no RSVP required, and is sponsored by Sweet Dreams, Paddle Palace, Shaw JCC of Akron and Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy.
The Shaw JCC is located at 750 White Pond Dr.
For more info, visit www.ohiopingpong.com.
Originally named the Jewish Center, the Shaw JCC has been operating for more than 80 years and fosters a safe and secure environment steeped in Jewish values. More than 6,000 individuals of all ages, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds participate in a wide range of services. For info, www.shawjcc.org or call (330) 867-7850.