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57chaitanya
05-13-2017, 09:29 AM
Hey Guys.. Who all are attending WTTC 2017 ??
It would be great to catch up with fellow T.T. enthusiasts from across the world.. I am from India & will be in Germany from 23rd May to 3rd June.

Also can anyone help me connect with various T.T. clubs in any part of Germany. Keenly looking to visit professional clubs/academies or sports science related centres



Chaitanya
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Suga D
05-13-2017, 05:14 PM
Unfortunately i was too late for tix on the weekend and have to work on the other days, but a teammate of mine was quick enough and got tix for the weekend but isn't sure if he can make it. So in case he can't go, i will buy his tickets.

But nevertheless in Düsseldorf you have the TTBL team Borussia Düsseldorf and also the Andro TT-school.
https://www.borussia-duesseldorf.com/tt-schule/news/

I wasn't sure about their schedule, but they also have courses during the WTTC.

One and a half hour ride away from Düsseldorf you can find the TTBL team TTC Grenzau with the Butterfly TT-school.
But don't know about their schedule too, but just look up their phone number from their website or send them an E-Mail.
Here's the link:
https://www.zugbruecke.de/de/Wellnesshotel-Zugbrücke-Grenzau/Butterfly-Tischtennis-Schule/4/

There are many more clubs, so if you know where you gonna stay i can try to help find a club not far away.
But the two above mentioned are probably the best options anyway.

Garrison
05-13-2017, 06:38 PM
My club wanted to rent a bus for everyone but failed to organize it before the weekend was sold out <.< Haven't decided yet if I will go on the friday

TTHopeful
05-14-2017, 07:35 AM
Wish I was going have a good time!

TTFPGER
05-14-2017, 07:37 PM
Will be there all 8 days if anyone needs any help because of language barrier or sth. i can try my best to help.

57chaitanya
05-17-2017, 06:35 AM
Hey Thanks a lot..I have booked a place near the WTTC venue for my stay.. Definitely planning to visit Borussia Dusseldorf during my stay .. will also visit the other sit you mentioned.. Do let me know if you are able to make it :)


Unfortunately i was too late for tix on the weekend and have to work on the other days, but a teammate of mine was quick enough and got tix for the weekend but isn't sure if he can make it. So in case he can't go, i will buy his tickets.

But nevertheless in Düsseldorf you have the TTBL team Borussia Düsseldorf and also the Andro TT-school.
https://www.borussia-duesseldorf.com/tt-schule/news/

I wasn't sure about their schedule, but they also have courses during the WTTC.

One and a half hour ride away from Düsseldorf you can find the TTBL team TTC Grenzau with the Butterfly TT-school.
But don't know about their schedule too, but just look up their phone number from their website or send them an E-Mail.
Here's the link:
https://www.zugbruecke.de/de/Wellnesshotel-Zugbrücke-Grenzau/Butterfly-Tischtennis-Schule/4/

There are many more clubs, so if you know where you gonna stay i can try to help find a club not far away.
But the two above mentioned are probably the best options anyway.

Baal
05-17-2017, 09:39 AM
I am going. But not on the weekend. I will watch two days around the beginning, which is when I could get tickets. I have a couple days of work stuff to do in Cologne. Then a few more free days. I will have a car. Not decided yet where else I will go.

Suga D
05-17-2017, 07:38 PM
Hey Thanks a lot..I have booked a place near the WTTC venue for my stay.. Definitely planning to visit Borussia Dusseldorf during my stay .. will also visit the other sit you mentioned.. Do let me know if you are able to make it :)

I'll definitely gonna let you know.


I am going. But not on the weekend. I will watch two days around the beginning, which is when I could get tickets. I have a couple days of work stuff to do in Cologne. Then a few more free days. I will have a car. Not decided yet where else I will go.

This could sound like another TTD-Goon Squad episode.
Maybe Dan's gonna be there too.
Feel free to pm me if you know when, what, and where.
If my club wasn't so far away from Düsseldorf i would try to organise a little hitting there, but maybe someone else's got another idea.
Totally down for whatever.
[Emoji2]

UpSideDownCarl
05-17-2017, 08:31 PM
I'll definitely gonna let you know.



This could sound like another TTD-Goon Squad episode.
Maybe Dan's gonna be there too.
Feel free to pm me if you know when, what, and where.
If my club wasn't so far away from Düsseldorf i would try to organise a little hitting there, but maybe someone else's got another idea.
Totally down for whatever.
[Emoji2]

Okay. I have decided that Suga D is in charge of WTTC goon squad meetup public relations. What this will entail is:

1) setting up a thread ala Der_Echte style, notifying TTDaily members of when and where you will be so people can find you.
2) making sure as many people as possible who meet up with you, take and post photos and videos to the thread.
3) having a general good time on a WTTC adventure.
4) stories of chicken and beer bets and narrow escapes from the bad guys.
5) sneaking down onto the arena floor and hitting with some of the pros.
6) if I could I would go myself, but since I can't I think I will send Der_Echte or the spirit of Der_Echte in my stead.

Hahahaha.

I hope you guys do meet up and have a great old time.


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Matt Hetherington
05-17-2017, 08:51 PM
Dan is going to be there, I'm going too obviously :D

Bensmithbortey
05-17-2017, 11:59 PM
I will be there too :)

Baal
05-18-2017, 01:02 AM
Suga, I will have a car and have a couple of days with no agenda. Easy for me to come to Frankfurt/Mainz.

UpSideDownCarl
05-18-2017, 01:30 AM
Suga, I will have a car and have a couple of days with no agenda. Easy for me to come to Frankfurt/Mainz.

Uh-oh. Now it's on.


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ttmonster
05-18-2017, 06:36 AM
I think this World Table Tennis Daily Goon Squad Meet Up is probably going to overshadow the World Table Tennis Championship ... if somebody could Facebook live this .... I think this would be hilarious .. what say @Dan ?

Baal
05-18-2017, 07:21 PM
I am pretty excited about this now. I am thinking about the swag I am going to buy and the German beer I will drink (I particular love Koelsch) and maybe I will even hit a few balls.

Suga D
05-18-2017, 07:35 PM
Okay. I have decided that Suga D is in charge of WTTC goon squad meetup public relations. What this will entail is:

1) setting up a thread ala Der_Echte style, notifying TTDaily members of when and where you will be so people can find you.
2) making sure as many people as possible who meet up with you, take and post photos and videos to the thread.
3) having a general good time on a WTTC adventure.
4) stories of chicken and beer bets and narrow escapes from the bad guys.
5) sneaking down onto the arena floor and hitting with some of the pros.
6) if I could I would go myself, but since I can't I think I will send Der_Echte or the spirit of Der_Echte in my stead.

Hahahaha.

I hope you guys do meet up and have a great old time.


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Uh-oh, i'm a terrible organiser. Our team only made me the captain 'cause no one else wanted to do it.
But i promise i'll try my best.
:)


Suga, I will have a car and have a couple of days with no agenda. Easy for me to come to Frankfurt/Mainz.

That's really cool. I was thinking of trying to take a day off and come on Thursday or friday, so we could meet there and go on from there. I hope tickets are still available. If not you're certainly very welcome to visit. How long have you been planning to stay in Germany? I'm just asking 'cause my friend from Houston is coming on the evening of the finals day, too (Unfortunately he's unable to come earlier)
I'll pm you later so we can clarify the details as soon as i know more.


I think this World Table Tennis Daily Goon Squad Meet Up is probably going to overshadow the World Table Tennis Championship ... if somebody could Facebook live this .... I think this would be hilarious .. what say @Dan ?

Hahahaaa.
[Emoji2]
I would be very surprised if Dan hasn't got something up his sleeve already.
;)

@anyone else who's gonna be there: don't hesitate to chime in.

Baal
05-18-2017, 07:54 PM
I have to be in Cologne on the 6th and I am returning to Houston on the 8th. At least one other day in there I have to meet some colleagues in Essen. I will only be at the tournament on June 1 and June 2 (only days I could get tickets for what was kind of a late spur of the moment decision -- belated birthday present to myself). Not sure about tickets at this point.

laistrogian
05-18-2017, 08:44 PM
Will be there all 8 days if anyone needs any help because of language barrier or sth. i can try my best to help.

During my trip there I didn't find a single german who doesn't have a conversational level english

Dan
05-18-2017, 09:28 PM
Hey guys, going to be a great WTTC! I was thinking the Saturday evening (3rd June) we could do a TTDaily meetup? There will probably be most members around on the Saturday? Maybe we could get a few pro's to join us!

Giangt
05-18-2017, 09:39 PM
Hey guys, going to be a great WTTC! I was thinking the Saturday evening (3rd May) we could do a TTDaily meetup?what Dan is saying that the 3rd of June he wants the Goon Squad to meet up for chicken and heaps if beer.

zoomtt
05-18-2017, 10:02 PM
I will be there too almost the whole week! Hope to meet people from the forum!

UpSideDownCarl
05-18-2017, 10:22 PM
Uh-oh, i'm a terrible organiser. Our team only made me the captain 'cause no one else wanted to do it.
But i promise i'll try my best.
:)

Haven't you noticed that Der says things like, I'm gonna be here on this day and time. Everybody show up.

And then he lets other people do the organizing. [emoji2]


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ttmonster
05-18-2017, 10:38 PM
.. but then Der_Echte is indie ping pong celebrity ...

Haven't you noticed that Der says things like, I'm gonna be here on this day and time. Everybody show up.

And then he lets other people do the organizing. [emoji2]


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UpSideDownCarl
05-18-2017, 11:05 PM
.. but then Der_Echte is indie ping pong celebrity ...

I think Suga D has some mojo that we don't even realize about when he is spinning records. With the car and him being from not too far, I have a feeling he may know some good places to find Baal some of that Koelsch to wash the events down. I think this may promise to be a mission with a lot of troublemaking opportunities. I really do wish I could go.

ttmonster
05-18-2017, 11:27 PM
who doesn't Carl , who doesn't .... for all we know Der_Echte might be secretly planning to crash this party ... the goon squad might suddenly find out that Liu Guoliang has arranged for a special session because Zhang Jike is having trouble returning Der's topspins even with his national version equipment ...

I think Suga D has some mojo that we don't even realize about when he is spinning records. With the car and him being from not too far, I have a feeling he may know some good places to find Baal some of that Koelsch to wash the events down. I think this may promise to be a mission with a lot of troublemaking opportunities. I really do wish I could go.

57chaitanya
05-19-2017, 06:09 AM
Hey guys, going to be a great WTTC! I was thinking the Saturday evening (3rd June) we could do a TTDaily meetup? There will probably be most members around on the Saturday? Maybe we could get a few pro's to join us!

No No..Before that please... I am flying back to India on 3rd eve.. Anyday before 3rd June

57chaitanya
05-19-2017, 07:33 AM
Unfortunately i was too late for tix on the weekend and have to work on the other days, but a teammate of mine was quick enough and got tix for the weekend but isn't sure if he can make it. So in case he can't go, i will buy his tickets.

But nevertheless in Düsseldorf you have the TTBL team Borussia Düsseldorf and also the Andro TT-school.
https://www.borussia-duesseldorf.com/tt-schule/news/

I wasn't sure about their schedule, but they also have courses during the WTTC.

One and a half hour ride away from Düsseldorf you can find the TTBL team TTC Grenzau with the Butterfly TT-school.
But don't know about their schedule too, but just look up their phone number from their website or send them an E-Mail.
Here's the link:
https://www.zugbruecke.de/de/Wellnesshotel-Zugbrücke-Grenzau/Butterfly-Tischtennis-Schule/4/

There are many more clubs, so if you know where you gonna stay i can try to help find a club not far away.
But the two above mentioned are probably the best options anyway.

I came across this Liebherr Master's College (http://www.masters-college.com/) . How is this ??
Also could you connect me to someone at Grenzhau (Butterfly T.T. school ) ?

Suga D
05-19-2017, 05:04 PM
I came across this Liebherr Master's College (http://www.masters-college.com/) . How is this ??
Also could you connect me to someone at Grenzhau (Butterfly T.T. school ) ?

It's got quite a good reputation. Actually it's the homebase of TTBL club TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen. Nevertheless it's in a very different corner of Germany and would mean about 4h drive (one way) from Düsseldorf.
I'll try to get the contact data for Grenzau. One of my clubmates goes there once or twice a year. But you can just click in that following link:

https://www.zugbruecke.de/de/Wellnesshotel-Zugbrücke-Grenzau/Ansprechpartner/129/

Either try to speak to Mrs. Debus for reservations or to Mr. Stefko for courses, but actually Mrs. Debus or one of her co workers should be able to help you too.
Good luck.
In case you need help don't hesitate to pm me and we'll sort that out.

Baal
05-19-2017, 09:52 PM
Ok My TTD Brothers.

I have made flight reservations. Hotel reservations. Car rental reservations. Bought tickets to the event. I am ready to go. (I only made hotel reservations for part of the time though, because I need to spend some time in nearby Cologne and also in case a trip to Frankfurt turns out to be a good plan. If not, maybe I will take a few days in the Netherlands.

There is nothing like freedom!