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T!Christian
12-08-2012, 09:02 PM
Do you know this feeling?
You are travelling to another city, another country, another continent.
You travel for 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months or a year.
Wouldnt it be nice to take your tabletennis bat with you and play without stress against native players from a different city/country?

You don't know anybody but u don't want to miss out an opportunity to play table tennis?
Wouldn't it be fun to get to know people through the most amazing sport: Table tennis?
Meeting up, playing some chops and topspins, talk to a native player/citizen, get to know special places/dishes and build an awesome friendship!
That's what is on my mind!

Let's get a thread going where you post your next travel destination and time span of the travel so we can meet up, play some matches and have fun at a drink afterwards and socializing!

T!Christian
12-08-2012, 09:07 PM
I will of course start as a host:

My name's Chris and I'm from Austria, Vienna and 20 years old. (as you can see from my profile :P )
I know many clubs here in Vienna, have a lot of fun playing tt, have many different bats and rubbers to maximize fun :P and i'm always open for a match!

If you plan on travelling to Vienna, send me a message. I can help you guide through the city, even host you in my apartment (where i have a mini tabletennis-table :D ) and of course play a lot of tt :)

Cheers, Chris! :)

XIII
12-09-2012, 04:35 AM
Good idea, I always wanted to do this but never had the opportunity.
The problem is whenever I go China they are all studying and never playing Table Tennis, I was left with all the little kids =___=.

I live in Sydney, Australia and I'm Chinese, 15 years of age.
I don't think I can guide you around but I might have some rounds with you.

Benduo
12-09-2012, 07:08 AM
I would love to go to Austria and have a match with my all time favourite player- Werner Schlager
Have you ever met Schlager, Chris? Austria is a very small place compared to Australia.

iNERDxi
12-09-2012, 12:06 PM
i would love to go germany

T!Christian
12-09-2012, 01:02 PM
Good idea, I always wanted to do this but never had the opportunity.
The problem is whenever I go China they are all studying and never playing Table Tennis, I was left with all the little kids =___=.

I live in Sydney, Australia and I'm Chinese, 15 years of age.
I don't think I can guide you around but I might have some rounds with you.

Thank you! Somewhen you will be lucky and they won't study :)
Nice to know! i won't be in Australia for a time but who knows? ;)

No problem, its not about that, its more about playing table tennis and having some fun!

T!Christian
12-09-2012, 01:06 PM
I would love to go to Austria and have a match with my all time favourite player- Werner Schlager
Have you ever met Schlager, Chris? Austria is a very small place compared to Australia.

I would love to welcome you here!


Werner is very often at the WSA (Werner Schlager Academy) not so far from my home, but he often seems very stressed and busy.
If you are lucky (really lucky) you could meet him and talk with him ( he sure does like to talk :D ) and maybe play a ball or two :)

Yes Austria is a small place compared to many countrys ^^

T!Christian
12-09-2012, 01:07 PM
i would love to go germany

I am not from Germany but maybe u find someone on this forum or decide to come to Austria ;)

ttunreal
12-10-2012, 10:59 AM
I've never travelled to anywhere and played table tennis with the people of the country before D: So i've never had that experience; i'm 15 as well like XIII, and live in Australia as well. Thailand, which is where i'm going overseas really lacks the amount of table tennis players; really hard to find any clubs in the local area except for the main areas like Bangkok and Pattaya, which is far from where my family overseas lives, which SUCKS! D:

Would definitely love to go to europe, like Vienna to play at! One day, one day I will!

T!Christian
12-10-2012, 12:46 PM
I've never travelled to anywhere and played table tennis with the people of the country before D: So i've never had that experience; i'm 15 as well like XIII, and live in Australia as well. Thailand, which is where i'm going overseas really lacks the amount of table tennis players; really hard to find any clubs in the local area except for the main areas like Bangkok and Pattaya, which is far from where my family overseas lives, which SUCKS! D:

Would definitely love to go to europe, like Vienna to play at! One day, one day I will!

One day, one day you can bet i will host you some nights and we will play until we fall on the earth :D

strangeloop
12-10-2012, 06:00 PM
Let's see.. I would love to play in WSA, S.Korea and in China. If only someone would sponsor me :-P Or how I wish I were worthy of that! Anyways, if you come to Hyderabad, India, PM me. I can host you. May not be able to take you around (I don't have a car) but I can surely take you to play TT.

Mikael Berglund
12-10-2012, 08:51 PM
if anyone dares to come up to northern Sweden, to Umeå, we have a great table tennis center for you to play in. http://www2.idrottonline.se/UmeaBTK-Bordtennis/UmeaBordtenniscenter/

We also have a world class university for those looking for studies. Get in touch if you are coming by!

Der_Echte
12-10-2012, 11:52 PM
I am William in Korea. I usually get asked a LOT on some places to play. A lot of times, someone pops up on our Korean Foreign TTC Facebook page and leaves a message. Sometimes, someone does this in the TT froums, usually MyTT forum. Spring 2012 I met a doctor traveling through Korea from MyTT thread and just a few weeks ago, a dude temporarily in Korea messaged me on FB and I had him take the train north of Seould and we hit at a local club.

Sometimes I can actually meet TT forum members from TTD. Last time, I met [email protected] from TTD here. We even went to a tourney, where he got 3rd place.

TT forums are good for facilitating this.

If I ever go to Austrailia, a TT shop owner has promised to house me, get me to his TT centre, and make a lot of matches at his TT shop with forum friends.

T!Christian
12-11-2012, 12:19 AM
Wow, thank you for your contribution William!
If you ever come to Austria just contact me, as I will if i come to Korea :)

I'm happy there are others who experienced hosting and playing with players around the globe (:

XIII
12-11-2012, 05:54 AM
I am William in Korea. I usually get asked a LOT on some places to play. A lot of times, someone pops up on our Korean Foreign TTC Facebook page and leaves a message. Sometimes, someone does this in the TT froums, usually MyTT forum. Spring 2012 I met a doctor traveling through Korea from MyTT thread and just a few weeks ago, a dude temporarily in Korea messaged me on FB and I had him take the train north of Seould and we hit at a local club.

Sometimes I can actually meet TT forum members from TTD. Last time, I met [email protected] from TTD here. We even went to a tourney, where he got 3rd place.

TT forums are good for facilitating this.

If I ever go to Austrailia, a TT shop owner has promised to house me, get me to his TT centre, and make a lot of matches at his TT shop with forum friends.
If you come to Sydney you can go to Aussie Table Tennis which is like a shop full of table tennis things, table tennis shops are quite rare here.

Der_Echte
12-11-2012, 10:59 AM
Got some forum friends there as well, but this gent making the most gracious of offers (and use of a car) owns a TT shop in Melbourne.

XIII
12-11-2012, 11:14 AM
got some forum friends there as well, but this gent making the most gracious of offers (and use of a car) owns a tt shop in melbourne.
q____q glorious,This guy must have a great life...

omg why is my font like this?

Der_Echte
12-11-2012, 03:18 PM
XIII, it's because that nice dude runs a discount Table Tennis equipment shop. Don't you know there is big money in that?

He prolly makes a lot more money from another shop he owns, but owning a major TT shop as distributor for several brands has got to be a blast.

T!Christian
12-21-2012, 12:38 PM
I actually thought about franchising a tt shop in vienna :D

Dan
12-21-2012, 07:25 PM
Awesome guys! Loving all your contributions and posts! You are all more than welcome to come and join me for some practice if you come to the UK. I mainly base in Bristol where I coach at the Bristol Academy of Sport. You guys would love it there, 20 table venue with lots of players :) I met a TTD member at the London 2012 Olympics, that was cool. Maybe a lot of us can meet up one day. Paris Worlds I may try to go to :)

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WiWa
12-21-2012, 08:01 PM
if anyone dares to come up to northern Sweden, to Umeå, we have a great table tennis center for you to play in. http://www2.idrottonline.se/UmeaBTK-Bordtennis/UmeaBordtenniscenter/

We also have a world class university for those looking for studies. Get in touch if you are coming by!

I actually considered studying a semester at Umea University :O Seemed like a great place to spend a couple of months studying and having fun :D But they didn't really have much of the type of courses I was interested in. I will probably be going to the Jönköping University instead, in the fall of 2013!

Edit: Just received the official confirmation :) Do you maybe know a good tt club in or near Jönköping? xD I might visit Umea or Nothern Sweden when I'm there, maybe we could play a match haha!

T!Christian
12-21-2012, 11:17 PM
Awesome guys! Loving all your contributions and posts! You are all more than welcome to come and join me for some practice if you come to the UK. I mainly base in Bristol where I coach at the Bristol Academy of Sport. You guys would love it there, 20 table venue with lots of players :) I met a TTD member at the London 2012 Olympics, that was cool. Maybe a lot of us can meet up one day. Paris Worlds I may try to go to :)

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And we love you ;)
Thank you for welcoming us to Bristol! Somewhen in the future i bet we will see and have a match and a beer (or more) :)

Dan
12-22-2012, 02:37 AM
And we love you ;)
Thank you for welcoming us to Bristol! Somewhen in the future i bet we will see and have a match and a beer (or more) :)

Thanks Buddy! Deffo it will be great, already looking forward to it :)

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T!Christian
01-28-2013, 09:48 AM
Lets get this thread up again ;)

T!Christian
02-20-2013, 12:05 AM
Just as a reminder, this thread exists :P i am planning to visit the wttc, do we have french members here that live in paris? :)

T!Christian
03-17-2013, 12:07 AM
what would you guys think about a common training week at the wsa? :D

Mikael Berglund
03-17-2013, 05:43 PM
I'm definitely interested in playing a week at the WSA this summer. Preferably in July.

Matt Hetherington
03-18-2013, 08:37 PM
Well I'm from New Zealand and apart from it being a nice country there isn't much point in coming to play here, I'm off to Prague in July so I'll be travelling around Europe playing table tennis, so Chris like I already said I'll probably take you up on that offer when I visit Austria haha. Also going to visit Germany and probably France and a few other places too maybe Belgium and Ukraine etc.

tefremoff
07-28-2013, 10:03 AM
Hey Chris,
My name is Ted and I am traveling the Danube. I will be in Vienna only today, Sunday the 28th of July and am looking to play. I know this is very short notice, but I will check back on this forum to see if you reply. I am staying at hotel Kunsthof and will probably try to find somewhere to play if I don't hear from you.
Cheers.





I will of course start as a host:

My name's Chris and I'm from Austria, Vienna and 20 years old. (as you can see from my profile :P )
I know many clubs here in Vienna, have a lot of fun playing tt, have many different bats and rubbers to maximize fun :P and i'm always open for a match!

If you plan on travelling to Vienna, send me a message. I can help you guide through the city, even host you in my apartment (where i have a mini tabletennis-table :D ) and of course play a lot of tt :)

Cheers, Chris! :)

amekun
07-28-2013, 02:22 PM
Got some forum friends there as well, but this gent making the most gracious of offers (and use of a car) owns a TT shop in Melbourne.
is it true that it is cheaper to buy stuff from australia?
im gonna study there for at least 2-3 years and im gonna play :D

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i also had the same problem when playing in a new area
i played at japan and china
it was really hard due to language barrier, but it was only at first
we seemed to understood each other when playing

i guess the only language we needed was table tennis hehehehehe

Matt Hetherington
07-30-2013, 12:01 AM
Hi Guys. I went to Schwechat in June and caught up with Chris and Joachim which was really cool! :D So this thread kind of does work haha

I'm off to New Jersey on the 5th for 2 weeks to Lily Yip's Club in Dunellen for the World Hopes Team training camp, have to take my little trooper over there :)

HLDang
07-30-2013, 12:34 AM
If any of you are in the Jacksonville, FL area, hit me up. The university team would love to have some new experience to play against. :D

T!Christian
07-30-2013, 12:53 PM
Hey Chris,
My name is Ted and I am traveling the Danube. I will be in Vienna only today, Sunday the 28th of July and am looking to play. I know this is very short notice, but I will check back on this forum to see if you reply. I am staying at hotel Kunsthof and will probably try to find somewhere to play if I don't hear from you.
Cheers.


hei!
sorry dude, i was in holidays myself, i was in croatia at the beach :D pics and a new PoP - video coming soon! :D
i would have loved to play with you!

Kenta Cipriano
07-30-2013, 01:09 PM
I only can offer a place in the livingroom(like sofa or floor,great options :D ),but if anyone from the forum is willing to come til Portugal,is the least i can provide.
Beach at 20 meters,club at 20 minutes walking.(for warm up ;))
Anyone is welcome :) , just let me know guys!

Greetings

Arne
07-31-2013, 04:59 PM
If anyone wants to come to Belgium (don't know why though ;)), in the area of Kortrijk, always welcome to play a match or have a drink ;)
Sorry but I can't house anyone,because I'm only 16 but touring Kortrijk won't be a problem, there isn't much to be seen :p. Always welcome :D

Arne

SpinQuark
07-31-2013, 07:44 PM
Hi didn't see this great thread before.

Anyone in Lake Garda area, Italy, over the next couple of weeks that can recommend a venue there ?

marcelgiosan
07-31-2013, 08:34 PM
How about London?
I'll be visiting London between 20 and 30 august and I believe 10 days might just kill my feet...so, if there is anyone available, I can take my blade with me.

mysticrick
07-07-2014, 10:32 AM
Do you know this feeling?
You are travelling to another city, another country, another continent.
You travel for 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months or a year.
Wouldnt it be nice to take your tabletennis bat with you and play without stress against native players from a different city/country?

You don't know anybody but u don't want to miss out an opportunity to play table tennis?
Wouldn't it be fun to get to know people through the most amazing sport: Table tennis?
Meeting up, playing some chops and topspins, talk to a native player/citizen, get to know special places/dishes and build an awesome friendship!
That's what is on my mind!

Let's get a thread going where you post your next travel destination and time span of the travel so we can meet up, play some matches and have fun at a drink afterwards and socializing!

Greetings Christian,

I will be in Vienna July 9-16 and having difficulty figuring out where to play... Seems like there are places everywhere. I will be staying in the 10 district.

I'm 46 years old, 1500 USTTA rated player and play as much as I can... Currently rated 1500-1680 in Clubs in the Greater Sacramento area.. I am rated 1680 for the USTTA Hardbat.

Peace,

Ricky

mysticrick
07-07-2014, 11:07 AM
Let's get a thread going where you post your next travel destination and time span of the travel so we can meet up, play some matches and have fun at a drink afterwards and socializing!

Greetings,,,

I'm 46 years old, 1500 USTTA rated player and play as much as I can... Currently rated 1500-1680 in Clubs in the Greater Sacramento area.. I play Hardbat 1680 USTTA rated . Love playing against all styles and levels

I'll be traveling to Cities Like Kuesnacht/Zurich CH july 16-24,,, Vienna July 9-16,,, Lustenau on the Lake Constance July 31-Aug 5,,, Siersberg/Graz Austria until July 8 & Darmstadt/Erzhausen Germany July 24-31.

I would love to play and socialize... If you come to Sacramento or Big Island Hawaii, I can help you with places to play... I would love any help on where I can play or play with you...

Peace,,,


Ricky

cristobal26
08-11-2014, 06:41 PM
Do you know this feeling?
You are travelling to another city, another country, another continent.
You travel for 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months or a year.
Wouldnt it be nice to take your tabletennis bat with you and play without stress against native players from a different city/country?

You don't know anybody but u don't want to miss out an opportunity to play table tennis?
Wouldn't it be fun to get to know people through the most amazing sport: Table tennis?
Meeting up, playing some chops and topspins, talk to a native player/citizen, get to know special places/dishes and build an awesome friendship!
That's what is on my mind!

Let's get a thread going where you post your next travel destination and time span of the travel so we can meet up, play some matches and have fun at a drink afterwards and socializing!



Hi Christian! I have just read your public message, and I thougth it is a great idea. My name is Cris, I am 28 and I will stay in Viena for the next 3 days, during my short holidays to discoverer a small part of the nice attractions in Viena. I am a table tennis player and trainer, so If u want to play a match please let me know and maybe we will find time to meet and play for 1 or 2 hours. Kind Regards

T!Christian
08-11-2014, 10:10 PM
Hi Christian! I have just read your public message, and I thougth it is a great idea. My name is Cris, I am 28 and I will stay in Viena for the next 3 days, during my short holidays to discoverer a small part of the nice attractions in Viena. I am a table tennis player and trainer, so If u want to play a match please let me know and maybe we will find time to meet and play for 1 or 2 hours. Kind Regards

Check your inbox messages ;)

Der_Echte
08-12-2014, 03:40 AM
This is of course a nice idea, yet many of us make separate threads for separate missions and also do separate threads writing up the action. I intend to be in NYC soon for a tourney and might post a thread and maybe some pics with Carl from TTD. We should always post pics when we can, it's fun and binds us together.

Krispy
08-12-2014, 09:58 AM
I will of course start as a host:

My name's Chris and I'm from Austria, Vienna and 20 years old. (as you can see from my profile :P )
I know many clubs here in Vienna, have a lot of fun playing tt, have many different bats and rubbers to maximize fun :P and i'm always open for a match!

If you plan on travelling to Vienna, send me a message. I can help you guide through the city, even host you in my apartment (where i have a mini tabletennis-table :D ) and of course play a lot of tt :)

Cheers, Chris! :)

Hi Chriss.

I'm Kris. I went to Austria (Krems) for my exchange last 4 months and had exactly the same idea as you had. I tried to get in touch with local clubs to keep on playing and experience different styles and people. I did go to a club in Vienna to train 1 per week (as it was a 1h drive). for your info, I trained at TTC Flotzersteig and learned a lot there from the style of playing.

This initiative is definitely something all people should encourage as we can learn from each other and see that to what extend our sport can be different when you look across the border. So whenever someone comes to The Netherlands, just let me know, I know a lot of major clubs and their location.

rhonis
08-12-2014, 10:11 AM
This is of course a nice idea, yet many of us make separate threads for separate missions and also do separate threads writing up the action. I intend to be in NYC soon for a tourney and might post a thread and maybe some pics with Carl from TTD. We should always post pics when we can, it's fun and binds us together.
Well der_echte I agree that this is a great idea. Thanks to you I played at 2 clubs in the san Francisco/los angeles area during my holiday. Ill now be in madrid during 25-27 august when any wants to play ;).

agold
08-13-2014, 02:14 AM
This is of course a nice idea, yet many of us make separate threads for separate missions and also do separate threads writing up the action. I intend to be in NYC soon for a tourney and might post a thread and maybe some pics with Carl from TTD. We should always post pics when we can, it's fun and binds us together.

Where will it be?

elrigo99
07-05-2015, 03:54 PM
Hi everybody! Starting from the 20th of July I will be in Graz, Austria for two weeks. Does anybody know a place where to train? Thanks!

Vrael
07-05-2015, 05:15 PM
From 16th september to 8th october I will be in Kyoto and Tokyo. Would be nice to find someone to play with and maybe visit some places (I will be there on my summer vacations, so I would like to visit as many interesting things in Kyoto/Tokyo as possible)

10-13-2015, 08:59 PM
Hi Chris, <br>
hope you still play table tennis,<br>
I am staying at the Melia Vienna until Friday and have brought my bat with me in anticipation of finding someone to play with.<br>
are you up for a game?<br>
if not can you suggest some clubs that practice preferably on a Thursday night although I may be available at other times depending on how the conference I am at works out. <br>
best regards<br>
andybr><br><br>

manosb
10-13-2015, 09:10 PM
If you ever come to Crete ,chania greece you are welcome to play in our club.I don't travel because of the money i am studying and in the fifth semester

10-13-2015, 09:49 PM
Hi thanks for the offer, I have not been to Greece yet, I have made a note in case I do....Prague next week though if anyone is interested will be there from next Sunday until Friday.