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      A question: is it all match play in most clubs in the US? I.e. can you not go to a club with a partner and rent a table if you want to do drills?

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      Quote Originally Posted by mart1nandersson View Post
      A question: is it all match play in most clubs in the US? I.e. can you not go to a club with a partner and rent a table if you want to do drills?
      You can't at the moment in Ohio. Samson Dubina is opening a full time club and that may allow for it, but you can't at the small clubs.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mart1nandersson View Post
      A question: is it all match play in most clubs in the US? I.e. can you not go to a club with a partner and rent a table if you want to do drills?
      It depends on the size of club, the night, etc. Generally, there is a table availabilty shortage in the USA.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mart1nandersson View Post
      A question: is it all match play in most clubs in the US? I.e. can you not go to a club with a partner and rent a table if you want to do drills?
      In my limited experience, yes.
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      So how do most people actually train? I guess the answer is that they don't.

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      One of the clubs in my area has 6-8 tables. You cannot reserve one table for exclusive practice. You have to accept table challenges.

      2 other clubs I know have 3 tables each. All match play, not segregated by skill level.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mart1nandersson View Post
      So how do most people actually train? I guess the answer is that they don't.
      Exactly. It's unfortunate and it's also why some of us rely on robots to get our reps in with drills.

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      Well, they treat it more like a workout there.

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      So you basically pay to enter the club. Stand in line to play a match. You win and get to stay at the table until you loose and then back to the end of the queue? It must be really hard to "develop" as a beginner.

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      At 2 of the clubs in my area, winner stays up for 2-3 matches, then has to go to end of line.

      At a 1 table club I play, it is equal participation, a player plays 2 games in row vs 2 different players, then goes to the end of the line. Win or lose doesn't affect your play.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mart1nandersson View Post
      So you basically pay to enter the club. Stand in line to play a match. You win and get to stay at the table until you loose and then back to the end of the queue? It must be really hard to "develop" as a beginner.
      If I play a beginner, rather than just beat them, I coach them during the match to improve their skills. Most don't do that.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mart1nandersson View Post
      So you basically pay to enter the club. Stand in line to play a match. You win and get to stay at the table until you loose and then back to the end of the queue? It must be really hard to "develop" as a beginner.
      That's about right other than the long line. Unless it's an exceptionally busy night you may have 5-10 minutes max between matches.

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      I remember paying 9 bucks only to play 2 matches because the lines were so long.

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      Some times we allowed people to practice but a time was set. So you get around 10 to 15 minutes, same length as the average match depending where you are

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      We have seven tables and it varies. On slower nights, we dedicate a table to training. On steady nights, its 10 minutes of hitting around and then a best of 5. Winner stays on. On busy nights, 5 minutes of hitting around, best of 5, and we dedicate one table to doubles.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jus10savestheday View Post
      We have seven tables and it varies. On slower nights, we dedicate a table to training. On steady nights, its 10 minutes of hitting around and then a best of 5. Winner stays on. On busy nights, 5 minutes of hitting around, best of 5, and we dedicate one table to doubles.
      Are tables segregated by skill level ?

      Is there a match limit for the table winner ?

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      Not really. Sometimes, players will pass their turn to play in order to play someone near their level but on busy nights, whoever is up has to play. Usually we don’t have a match limit, but we’ve discussed it before.

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