The International School serves a variety of needs in response to community interests. Languages is its main focus, but the school also recognizes the need for sports activity for people of all ages. Table Tennis fits perfectly into this settings for a number of reasons.
In September 2005, David Kleshchik joined the International School staff as Sports Director. He is a former table tennis champion from the Ukraine and has a vision to make the game fun for people of all ages and levels of play. He began with youth programs and then organized table tennis for adults. He saw the interest grow. The next step was to launch The Farmington Hills Table Tennis Center(FHTTC), January 2007.
The 6,000 sq.ft, temperature-controlled gym with its state-of-the art lighting accommodates twelve new Donic regulation tables plus a ball machine. Club amenities include locker rooms, showers and fully equipped exercise room.
The Center's current roster has over 400 players from beginners to those with +2200 ratings. They come from all over the state to enjoy a friendly atmosphere. Come see for yourself
Welcome to the world of table tennis, an Olympic sport that everyone, male or female, young or old, big or small can learn and play. According to the International Olympic Committee, the game is the world's largest participation sport everywhere but here in America. It's a game to keep you fit, active and mentally alert your entire life. If played the right way, it makes you sweat. Brain activity goes into strategy mode to play a winning game. And those "feel good" endorphins do a body surge to make your whole self pretty happy.
You may ask, "How is this different from Ping-Pong?"
Played in basement, game rooms and garages
Played in gyms, clubs & arenas
Skilled athletic sport
Learned skills and strategy win
Hand and wrist involved
Legs, whole body engaged
Table tennis is about hand quickness. It's about how fast you can shuffle your feet from side to side. Size and date of birth don't matter in table tennis; keeping yourself fit does.
FHTTC coaches are standing by to offer friendly pointers or personal lessons.
Bring a friend, start playing, enjoy the world of table tennis!!!
Club for Adults
Sunday afternoon 12:00 to 4:00 pm (Open Play) Tuesday night 7:00-10:00 (Open Play) Thursday night 7:00 to 10:00 pm (Open Play) Saturday afternoon 12:00 to 4:00 pm (Open Play
on non-tournament days)
Come and join us. Open play is basically a challenge competition. You challenge the table by placing a Paddle under the table. If you win stay up and play the next challenger. If you lose then you can re-challenge the table or move to another table. Our aim is to let as many players as possible have some playing time. League play offers individual competition by skill level.
We do have a player's fee:
$6.00 per night for Senior 62+ and Junior under 18 year old
$7.00/night for everyone else.
Special Price for Family:
Family of 2 - $12.00 dollars per night
Family of 3 - $18.00 dollars per night.
No food or drinks are allowed in gym.
Water containers and bags must not be placed on tables.
No gluing in gym.
Any request or questions regarding FHTTC, please ask David Kleshchik - President of the FHTTC (248)207-3732 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Lessons with David Kleshchik
David is the Physical Education instructor at the International School. He is also a sports director and a head coach of the Farmington Hills Table tennis center. Mr. Kleshchik is a former table tennis champion of Ukraine. He is a graduate from the Technological Institute in Odessa with a degree in electrical mechanical engineering.
Fee: $40.00 per hour
The FHTTC holds non-sanctioned tournaments on a regular basis for all playing levels. In 2007 we had our first Open Championship tourney in December. The tourney was such a success that we created a 12 tourney Open Championship Series in 2008- 2012 and are now offering a round robin format in 2015. Mark your calendars for these tourney dates as follows:
Apr 11, May 9, Jun 6, Jul 4, Aug 1, Sept 5, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 5