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Dayton Table Tennis Club calls Wright State University home

For almost 100 years, the Dayton Table Tennis Club has been the home for amateur and professional table tennis players, and since February, club members have competed against each other weekly at Wright State University.

“It’s a great activity whether you’re 5 or 95,” said Don Hamilton, a 1996 Wright State alumnus and president of the Dayton Table Tennis Club.

The club offers players a great opportunity to test their skills in friendly competitions and tournaments against other area players. In February, the club started hosting its meets in the Wright State University Student Union gymnasium.

“I think Wright State is the hotspot for table tennis right now,” said Eric Corbitt, Student Union and Campus Recreation director and interim dean of students.

With the demand for table tennis equipment increasing on campus, Corbitt said he is excited to see so many students playing table tennis, staying active and participating with the Dayton Table Tennis Club.

“We’ve added three new outdoor tables and we are working hard to keep paddles and balls out there for people to play,” said Corbitt.

The Dayton Table Tennis Club meets every Thursday from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Players participate in pick-up games on nine tables and on the last Thursday of the month compete in a mini tournament, which often draws interest from Wright State students.

“I think it’s an easy sport to get into,” said Dominic Barrus, a first-year business major who is a member of the Wright State Table Tennis Club and participates in the Thursday meets.

The Dayton club charges $5 to participate in the Thursday night meetings. More information about the Dayton Table Tennis Club is available at

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