About the Team

The UBC Thunderbirds Table Tennis Sport Club is a highly competitive team competing under the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) as well as many other major tournaments locally and nationally. Our club consists of a Co-ed Team, a Women’s Team, and a small roster of practice players (more information to come). Each competing team features 6-8 student athletes.

The club aims to provide student-athletes a unique opportunity to represent UBC in the highest level of table tennis competition and and provide opportunities to develop into more well-rounded individuals. The overall goal for the club is to succeed at the highest level of table tennis both at the NCTTA level, and internationally. The season runs from September to April with tournaments happening every month and practices occurring multiple times per week. .

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

Eligibility Requirements

We are looking for dedicated players with positive attitudes who are willing to create a great competitive team atmosphere with the club!

Expectations for team members include:

–       Attendance at all practices

–       Attendance at all tournaments

–       Active participation in team events and fundraising efforts

As most of our tournaments take place in the United States, team members have to have a valid passport and a US visa or other documents that approve your eligibility to cross the border.

 

 

Tryouts

Tryouts will take place in early September. Although the evaluation is based on results from tryouts, the attitudes and contribution level of each player will also be considered as part of the selection process for the team.

 

Team Fees

Team fees are currently under review and are subject to change. A full breakdown will be given at a later time.

We expect every member of our team to help with fundraising efforts. An annual surplus of funds will be reimbursed to members on an regular basis.

 

Practice Schedule

Weekly practice typically occurs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm. Team members are expected to attend all the practices unless you have a valid reason.

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 the tournaments. The cub also participates in additional tournaments throughout the year depending on 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.

Name Position Email
Angelo Au tabletennis.sc@ubc.ca
Ao Song tabletennis.sc@ubc.ca
David Lin tabletennis.sc@ubc.ca
Hans-Petter Jacobsen tabletennis.sc@ubc.ca
Vincent Liu tabletennis.sc@ubc.ca

Interested in trying table tennis for the first time? Check out 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.


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


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

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