Set Your Clocks BACK 1 Hour to End Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget that most of the United States will be ending Daylight Savings time at 2:00am on Sunday, Nov 1st.

It's a good habit to change your clocks back late Saturday night before going to bed.

This is particularly useful for the NCTTA Divisions that compete this weekend, Sunday, November 1st (NYC Uptown & Downtown).

NCTTA Team Event at 2015 Nationals

USATT AND NCTTA PARTNER TO HOST TEAM CHALLENGE AT 2015 NATIONALS

First NCTTA Team Challenge To Take Place On Saturday, December 19th

October 12, 2015 (Colorado Springs, CO) – USA Table Tennis (USATT) and the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) announced today that they have joined forces to host the first “NCTTA Team Challenge” at the 2015 USATT National Championships in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, December 19, 2015. This will mark the first time that USATT and the NCTTA have partnered to offer this opportunity for students, alumni and faculty to compete in a team format at the US National Championships.

“The USATT National Championships is the biggest domestic table tennis tournament of the year, so it only seemed natural to work with Willy and the team at NCTTA to incorporate collegiate table tennis into the event,” commented USATT CEO Gordon Kaye. “The NCTTA represents one of the table tennis communities in the United States, and we are excited to be partnering with them to offer an opportunity to bring their community together at Nationals.”

“NCTTA is committed to developing opportunities for our student-athletes, alumni and faculty to continue to participate in the sport during and after their collegiate careers,” added Willy Leparulo, President of NCTTA. “With the US National Championships being held in Las Vegas, we believe this is a great chance for our community to come together, play some competitive table tennis, and have some fun.”

The team format event, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Saturday, December 19th (first match is at 10am), will be open to students and faculty from a current NCTTA Member school, or alumni from any US, Canadian or Puerto Rican schools that participated in College Table Tennis  (NCTTA) or (ACUI) competition. Teams will compete in a 5-match format (4 singles, 1 doubles) beginning with round-robin play and concluding with a single-elimination draw. All NCTTA Team Challenge participants are invited to a welcome reception on Friday night from 7-9pm at Brooklyn Bowl on the LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas.

For more information, visit www.usatt.org or call 719.866.4583 (x. 5).

JOOLA Discount of 30% for Orders over $20

JOOLA, NCTTA's Table Sponsor, is giving a 30% discount to any order over $20.00 with this code: NCTTA4JOOLA15 for any member of any NCTTA member school!  Fill the code in after the Shipping Method field where the 'Coupon Code' field is located and you must use a ".edu" address at check out to receive the discount.

Please help support JOOLA as they support NCTTA and College Table Tennis! Go to http://joolausa.com/ TODAY!

Have you Run Out of NCTTA Eligibility?

Rules and Regulations (2.9 Length of Eligibility)

An NCTTA player may compete in NCTTA competitions for a maximum of four (4) academic years. A player has competed in an academic year if he or she has played at least one match for a varsity team or in NCTTA singles/doubles in any NCTTA competition held that academic year.

To see if you have exhausted your years of eligibility with NCTTA, click here.

Why Waste an Additional $100 in Late Fees?

The DEADLINE for avoiding late fees is October 1st.  The late fee this year is $100.  That's $100 you could be using for your trip to the Regionals or even the National Championships...why waste it by being late on your team registration.

If you have already registered your team, but did not pay at that moment, then use this link http://www.danserver.com/nctta/MemberApp2.asp to go directly to the payment page and skip re-entering your information.

If you have special circumstances that need to be considered or your school requires an invoice to be sent, then you MUST contact treasurer@nctta.org to discuss BEFORE the October 1st deadline.

Something to consider...

  • Pay with your own credit card before Oct 1st to avoid the late fee and have treasurer@nctta.org refund your money when the school payment finally arrives

Questions?  Contact treasurer@nctta.org

Membership Discounts are Available

Double Fish Balls

Looking to make a bulk purchase order for some balls? Why not get some Double Fish 3* balls! Double Fish is offering NCTTA school members a discounted price of $92 ($102 for Canadians due to shipping charges) for 102 balls. These premium 3* poly balls will be identical to the ones used in our NCTTA 2016-17 season, get a head start with some multi-ball training today!  To order, please click here.

USATT Membership Discounts For NCTTA Graduates

NCTTA has recently teamed with USA Table Tennis to create a special opportunity where recent NCTTA grads can take advantage of a 1-year USATT membership for 40 percent off of the regular price. Yes, you read that right 40% off. USATT membership is the best way to stay involved with table tennis after graduation. So take advantage of this great deal! Read all about it at: nctta.org/alumni. NCTTA takes care of its alumni hoping that they then will return the favor to their collegiate clubs by donating their time or money or both to keep programs and teams alive.

Check out a new promotion with USA Table Tennis where NCTTA clubs and players can get discounts! http://www.teamusa.org/usa-table-tennis/clubs/colleges

  • USATT player membership for 25 dollars for NCTTA players
  • USATT club membership for 25 dollars for NCTTA member schools

Replace Your NCTTA Rating With Your USATT Rating

NCTTA Rating Update Request

If you would like to have your NCTTA Rating replaced with your USATT Rating, then click the link above if you meet the requirements below.

  1. Only changes that will reflect greater than 100 points will be considered.
  2. You must have played in a USATT tournament after January 1, 2015 to be eligible.

Deadline:  October 1, 2015

Questions:  leaguerep@nctta.org

 

Team Registration for the 2015-2016 Season

Another fall and spring semester are before us and before long tryouts and training and regular preparation will also be part of the deal as the College Table Tennis season is about to start!

Let's go over some new changes and updates that have happened in the off season as NCTTA staff have been busy to prepare for this year.

Updates:

If you want to have your NCTTA Rating updated to your USATT rating, click here and do this before October 1st!

2016 TMS Championships are going to Texas during EASTER weekend, plan accordingly now March 25-27th.

We understand it is a popular religious and family weekend, but this is the date. Don't say we did not warn you!

Our NCTTA rules and regulations have been updated, but in case reading through a 20-page document isn't what you would consider a "good time" feel free to read these bullet points:

  • (clarification) 5.1.i regarding a match default during team competition
  • Fees updated: http://www.nctta.org/content/fee-schedule
  • 5.6.f  A new kind of division added
  • 5.7 Remote School Participation Waiver (RSPW)
  • 7.6 All championship rosters must have a minimum of 4 players. (Women's team as well!)

Starting Sep 8th, click here to register Coed teams and Women's team.

NCTTA Homepage Gets a Website Facelift

The NCTTA website has received a facelift.  The change was put in place as a first step in our effort to make better use of our technology.

You will notice that a Google calendar was inserted at the top of the homepage.  This calendar will serve as a one-stop shop to see when events will be taking place and when deadlines are approaching.  For instance...

  • School Registration Deadline
  • Board Meetings
  • Dates of Regional and Division competitions
  • Registration Deadline for Singles
  • 2016 TMS National Championships

The calendar has a tab at the top right to display the content in monthly form, weekly form, or as a list of agenda topics.  When you click on an event, additional details will be displayed.

The articles being posted are now shown in block form with a picture to attract your attention.

The left-side navigation bar was removed to make more room for the main content.  The right-side navigation bar now has a search field at the top to look for what you are interested in.  Below that is a Site Map that shows all the menus and their submenus to easily go to the webpage you want.  Next, is your opportunity to add your name to our NCTTA mailing list.  Finally, the button called "Recent Articles" displays a list of past articles that have been submitted to the website.

In the future, we have intentions to include a slideshow of NCTTA pictures.  We are also working on making your mobile experience a better way of reaching NCTTA information.  We hope to include table tennis videos in the future.

Anyone who has ideas for the NCTTA website should contact treasurer@nctta.org.  If you would like to volunteer your time on the web/technology committee, please fill out the volunteer form.

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