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The inability to adapt and change to the market and "what people want" within local, state, and national levels, particuarly here in australia.

Definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?

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The inability to adapt and change to the market and "what people want" within local, state, and national levels, particuarly here in australia.

Definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?


I know that OP asked for a single sentence responses, but: would you mind to elaborate a bit? I'm just interested in the 'state of TT' in other places, no matter how far from where I live. New thread is fine too. :)

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I know that OP asked for a single sentence responses, but: would you mind to elaborate a bit? I'm just interested in the 'state of TT' in other places, no matter how far from where I live. New thread is fine too. :)


Here in AUS, we're very behind UK and USA with things like SPiN and making Table tennis more popular for Millenials/Younger people. I and some of my friends who play have been huge advocates for marketing and potentially working clubs in a way to promote the true social aspect of the game and have only ever been met by stonewalling committees, saying that the current membership would not approve so they wouldn't be interested.

Makes me wish I had a few hundred k $ to invest of my own and just go out on a limb :-)

Above is just an example - I've been on committees myself to try to action change to promote the game and had minor success - the moment I left however, things went back to the way they were.

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pgpg wrote:
I know that OP asked for a single sentence responses, but: would you mind to elaborate a bit? I'm just interested in the 'state of TT' in other places, no matter how far from where I live. New thread is fine too. :)


Here in AUS, we're very behind UK and USA with things like SPiN and making Table tennis more popular for Millenials/Younger people. I and some of my friends who play have been huge advocates for marketing and potentially working clubs in a way to promote the true social aspect of the game and have only ever been met by stonewalling committees, saying that the current membership would not approve so they wouldn't be interested.

Makes me wish I had a few hundred k $ to invest of my own and just go out on a limb :-)

Above is just an example - I've been on committees myself to try to action change to promote the game and had minor success - the moment I left however, things went back to the way they were.



Thanks - as a point of reference, there are only 7 Spin locations in the US, which probably is something, but not really a smashing success (heh, pun...). I think I've read somewhere that their original business model of 'charge high hourly rentals for bar patrons' did not really work that well, and they pivoted to more of a 'corporate outings' model, but whatever works, it's a business after all.

I would not hold it up as a really big success in making TT popular for Millennials, I think having TT table at company offices is much more influential, but perhaps I'm confusing chicken and egg here.

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Thanks - as a point of reference, there are only 7 Spin locations in the US, which probably is something, but not really a smashing success (heh, pun...). I think I've read somewhere that their original business model of 'charge high hourly rentals for bar patrons' did not really work that well, and they pivoted to more of a 'corporate outings' model, but whatever works, it's a business after all.

I would not hold it up as a really big success in making TT popular for Millennials, I think having TT table at company offices is much more influential, but perhaps I'm confusing chicken and egg here.


Yep - The corporate space however is a part of the whole picture, chicken and egg is right ;) setting it up as a corporate based "bar" fun environment, it gives employment to former/semipro table tennis players plus brings new players, which is table tennis' biggest problem - attrition!

But we're hijacking now, I could ramble for days :rofl:

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Don't get too popular or some people might make up fake stories about your table tennis joint and then some wacko with an assault rifle will shoot up the ceiling...

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/tech ... -site.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/busi ... ences.html

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igorponger wrote:
People oftentimes refusing to play with cellulloid balls of mines. I do not like plastic.


I suppose they might say the same thing about you refusing to play with their plastic balls... :lol:

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