About the Team

The UBC Thunderbirds Table Tennis Sports Club is a highly competitive team competing under the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) as well as other major tournaments locally and nationally. Our sports club includes a co-ed team and a women’s team. Each competing team features 6-8 student-athletes.

The club’s goal is to represent UBC locally, at the NCTTA level, and even internationally and to succeed at every level. The season runs from September to April and we hold multiple practices each week. In addition, we encourage participation in tournaments throughout the season to build up experience leading up to NCTTA tournaments or simply to continue growing as an athlete.

For more information, please see the sections below or contact us at tabletennis.sc@ubc.ca.

Eligibility Requirements

We are looking for passionate and skilled table tennis players who are excited to join a great competitive team to make a positive difference with the club!

Expectations for team members include:

  • Attend at all practices
  • Attend at all tournaments
  • Be active in team events and fundraising efforts

Many of the tournaments take place in the Unites States so team members will have to have a valid passport and/or a US Visa or other documents that confirm your eligibility to cross the border.

Tryouts

More information will be posted on our Instagram account, @ubctabletennis, and the Facebook page, UBC Table Tennis at the beginning of September every year.

Team Fees

Team fees may vary between $400-700 and are currently under review. This will cover some team expenses such as travel costs, gym rental, jerseys and more. Additionally, team members are expected to contribute to and take part in fundraising efforts throughout the season. An annual surplus of funds will be reimbursed to members on a regular basis. Team fees are subject to change.

Practice Schedule

Weekly practice typically occurs on Wednesdays and Fridays in the first semester. Schedules may change as we change semesters. Specific times and locations for practices are to be determined. Team members are expected to attend all practices unless there are unexpected emergencies or other valid reasons that are communicated appropriately. Team members are expected to attend all the practices unless there are unexpected emergencies or other valid reasons that are communicated appropriately.

Practice schedule is subject to change.

Competitions

There are four NCTTA tournaments throughout the Winter Session and all team members are expected to attend all tournaments. The club also participates in locally-held tournaments or other tournaments outside of the NCTTA throughout the year depending on the competition level and the schedule.

Academic Requirements

Team members are required to maintain good academic standing – minimum 60% average or passing standards as identified by their faculty – and must not be on academic probation.

Team members must be students at the University of British Columbia who are registered in an Undergraduate or Graduate 9-credit course load per term in the current winter session, or fulfilling the requirements for a PhD/Masters, or Co-op Program. (Students registered in diploma programs, certificate programs, or affiliated colleges/ programs with the University of British Columbia including: Carey Theological College, Regent College, St. Mark’s College, and the Vancouver School of Theology, are not eligible for active membership in a UBC Thunderbirds Sport Club.)

2007

  • Northwest Divisional Coed – 1st

2010

  • Northwest Divisional Coed – 4th
  • Northwest Divisional Women’s – 2nd

2011

  • Northwest Divisional Coed – 2nd
  • Northwest Divisional Women’s – 4th

2012

  • Canuck Divisional Coed – 1st
  • Canuck Divisional Women’s – 1st

2013

  • Northwest Divisional Coed – 3rd
  • Northwest Divisional Women’s – 1st
  • West Regional Women’s – 2nd

2014

  • Northwest Divisional Coed – 6th
  • Northwest Divisional Women’s – 1st

2016

  • Northwest Divisional Coed – 1st
  • Northwest Divisional Women’s – 2nd

2017

  • Northwest Divisional Coed – 2nd
  • Northwest Divisional Women’s – 1st
  • West Regional Coed – 5th
  • West Regional Women’s – 3rd
  • NCTTA Nationals Women’s – 4th

2018

  • Northwest Divisional Coed – 1st
  • Northwest Divisional Women’s – 1st
  • West Regional Coed – 5th
  • West Regional Women’s – 2nd
  • NCTTA Nationals Women’s – 5th

2019

  • Northwest Divisional Coed – 1st
  • Northwest Divisional Women’s – 1st
  • West Regional Coed – 4th
  • *Both Coed and Women’s teams qualified for the NCTTA National Championship

2020

  • Northwest Divisional Coed – 1st
  • Northwest Divisional Women’s – 1st
  • West Regional Coed – 5th
  • West Regional Women’s – 2nd
  • *Both Coed and Women’s teams qualified for the NCTTA National Championship

The UBC Table Tennis Club was founded in 2002 as an AMS club. The club provided an opportunity for table tennis athletes to get together to practice, compete, and share their love for the sport. All the while, the club continuously pushed for more recognition for the sport within the local community, the University of British Columbia, and other BC universities. In 2006, the club developed a competitive team, providing a platform for experienced table tennis athletes to travel and compete in national and international events across Canada and the United States.

 

Since then, the competitive team has actively competed in the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association. The team achieved multiple Northwest divisional and West Regional titles, and has also consistently placed in the top 16 at the National Collegiate Table Tennis Championships.

 

In 2020, the competitive team parted ways with the AMS UBC Table Tennis Club to join the UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs. Today, the UBC Table Tennis Thunderbirds Sport Club attracts experienced table tennis student athletes by providing one of the few opportunities in Canada to develop advanced athletic and student leadership skills.

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Interested in trying table tennis for the first time? Check out our AMS counterpart UBC Table Tennis Club. Drop in schedules and locations are updated weekly in the Facebook group.

Every winter term, the UBC Table Tennis Club hosts two open tournaments for the community. They usually take place in October and February. Stay tuned to Facebook and Instagram updates on registration information.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us at tabletennis.sc@ubc.ca., our Instagram page @ubctabletennis, or our Facebook page.



109-6000 Student Union Boulevard
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1


604-822-3683 tabletennis.sc@ubc.ca

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