Willamette preps for old fashioned tournament

Willamette Table Tennis Club goes back in time for "Hard Bat" event

The Willamette Table Tennis Club has scheduled what it calls an Old Fashioned Hard Bat tournament for Saturday at its home in Salem, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event requires players to use the old "hard bats, " paddles that have pimpled rubber with no sponge on the inside. Matches are best-of-three with games played to 21.

The tournament will use regulation 40 mph balls and offers a prize of 50% of the entry fees to the winner. Entry is $10 per player.

For more information, contact Scott Lipscomb at sjlcel1@msn.com or Ben Bednarz at ben@bcwebhost.net

WTTC is located at 1960 Oak St. SE in Salem.