The tournament will pit teams of two against each other in both singles and doubles play. While the showdown won't exactly be to the death, a la Balls of Fury, the competition will be fierce. To ensure fair matchups, the Club will limit the maximum combined rating for each pair of competitors (you get a rating when you become a member of the USTTA, which you can do for just $40). The tourney costs $150 to enter per team, with the top prize being $600 in cash. Not bad for a game of pong.
If competitive play isn't your thing yet, that's cool too. The Club is open from 5 to 9:30 p.m. during the week, and with 17 tables (including 2 RoboPong training tables), you're sure to get a spot. Play costs $8 per session, and private lessons are also available. Visit browardttc.net.
Sat., Feb. 7, 9 a.m.; Sun., Feb. 8, 9 a.m., 2009