The club

JUNIOR MEMBERS

At table tennis club (TTV) Amstelveen we pay a lot of attention to the youth of our club. At the moment we have about 30 junior members aged between 8 and 18, both boys and girls and, due to Amstelveen’s international character, also with different cultural backgrounds.

What can players under 18 years of age (junior members) expect from our club?

The main objective of our club is to have our members enjoy playing table tennis. To this end we offer the following possibilities:

Training
Junior members can train twice a week. On Monday and Thursday evenings (SEE THE TRAINING SCHEDULE). In these training sessions players learn the basic techniques from experienced trainers and the players are coached on how to improve their table tennis game. The training is split into two groups based on a combination of age and level of play. There are no training sessions during school holidays.

Competition
Junior members can also take part in the competition, which is a fun and challenging way to improve their game. The Dutch Table Tennis Association (NTTB) organises two league competions a year. In spring, from February to April, and in autumn from September to November. Junior teams play their matches on Saturdays.

The club always has room for more enthusiastic players who want to participate in the competition. Please let your trainer know if you are interested.

Other activities
In addition to regular training and competition, there are a number of other fun activities organised for our junior members, examples of which are:

  • Introduction days for new members
  • Internal tournaments: such as the winter tournament, club championships and parent-child tournament
  • External tournaments such as the Amsterdam Championships
  • Annual clinic: in the past with Bettine Vriesekoop (former European champion), Jonah Kahn (former international and premier league player) and Britt Eerland (current player of the Dutch team and in the top 30 of the world)
  • Club BBQ and mini-training week.

Are you interested?
We warmly invite you to visit us to taste the atmosphere and, most importantly, to play table tennis. You can play three times for free to see if table tennis and our club suits you! If you are still not sure: We offer the opportunity to a one-off membership for three months before making a final decision.

IN RELATION TO COVID-19 PLEASE CONTACT US TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FIRST BEFORE YOU COME TO PLAY!

If you want to register as a member, you can use the REGISTRATION FORM.

A lot of information can be found on our website, but if you have any questions feel free to CONTACT US.

SENIOR MEMBERS

Table tennis club (TTV) Amstelveen is a medium-sized club in the Netherlands. We currently have about 80 senior members, some of whom are even 80 years old and above, which shows that table tennis is for all ages. Due to the international character of Amstelveen, our club also has many members from different cultural backgrounds.

What can players over 18 years of age (senior members) expect from our club?

The main objective of our club is to have our members enjoy playing table tennis. To this end we offer the following possibilities:

Training and free play
Senior members can train once a week. Competition players on Wednesday and recreational players on Thursday evening. In these training sessions, players learn the basic techniques from experienced trainers and players are coached on how to improve their table tennis game. There are also various opportunities for free play on different days.

We are open all year round, with the exception of public holidays. For opening hours for training and free play, see the schedule for all PLAYING OPPORTUNITIES.

Competition
Senior members can also play competition, which is a fun and challenging way of improving their game. The Dutch Table Tennis Association (NTTB) organises two league competitions a year. In spring, from February to April, and in autumn from September to November. Senior teams play on weekday evenings, with home matches on Monday or Friday nights. 

The club always has room for more enthusiastic players who want to participate in the competition. Please let a trainer or board member know if you are interested.

Other activities
Apart from regular training and competition, there are a number of other fun activities organised for our senior members, examples of which are:

    • Internal tournaments: such as doubles -, club championships and the New Year’s tournament
    • External tournaments: NTTB ranking tournaments, Spirit tournament and the US open
    • New Year’s drinks, volunteers’ evening and club BBQ

Are you interested?
We warmly invite you to visit us to taste the atmosphere and, most importantly, to play table tennis. You can play three times for free to see if table tennis and our club suits you! If you are still not sure: We offer the opportunity to a one-off membership for three months before making a final decision.

IN RELATION TO COVID-19 PLEASE CONTACT US TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FIRST BEFORE YOU COME TO PLAY!

If you want to register as a member, you can use the REGISTRATION FORM.

A lot of information can be found on our website, but if you have any questions feel free to CONTACT US .

55+ GROUP

At table tennis club (TTV) Amstelveen, there is the possibility for people of the age of 55+ to play table tennis every week on Friday morning from 11:00 to 12:30 (*)  as a great way of both excercise and relaxation. The club is open every Friday, except for public holidays.
Afterwards there is the opportunity to drink coffee together in our canteen which is a great way to socialise and meet up with other people. Meanwhile, the group has grown to 15 regular members and about 10 ‘casual’ visitors. 

(*) until 21 August 2021 Friday mornings from 10:00 to 11:45

Are you interested in joining?.
You can play three times for free to see if table tennis and our club suits you! Just visit us on a Friday morning and ask for Jaap Boerop or Atie Vos.

IN RELATION TO COVID-19 PLEASE CONTACT US TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FIRST BEFORE YOU COME TO PLAY!

There are a few options if you want to join the 55+ group. You will find the costs for these different options under MEMBERSHIP FEE.

A lot of information can be found on our website, but if you have any questions feel free to  CONTACT US

BOARD AND LEADERSHIP

Board

Chairman
Arjan Verburg
06-48304229

Secretary
Ben Rigter
06-25134910

Treasurer
Brian van den Heuvel
06-41243019

Youth section
Guus Korper
06-20620000

Trainers

Guus Korper
06-20620000

Marijke Aiking
020-6402900

Harry Aiking
020-6402900

Edwin Boerop
06-39007187

Staff

Member administration
Jan Jaap Troost
06-27067304 

Competition secretary  (seniors and juniors) 
Alex Brandt
020-3459877 

Website
Han Oostdijk
020-6454810

General Issues (malfunctions, repairs, materials)
Arjan Verburg
06-48304229

 Arbitration coordinator NTTB
Jan Jaap Troost
06-27067304

Committees  and coordinators

Trusted councelor
Han Oostdijk

020-6454810

Committee new gym
Arjan Verburg
06-48304229

Board of appeal
Jacques Springer
020-6439957
Jaap Boerop
020-6459225

Coordinator 55+ group
Atie Vos
020-6454406
Jaap Boerop

020-6459225

 

HISTORY

TTV Amstelveen was founded in 1947 as table tennis club VDO (“Skillful Through Practice”) and moved into the building “De Liefde” at the Da Costakade in Amsterdam as its regular playing venue, only to move to a gym of a school on the Crijnssenstraat in Amsterdam after some time.

In 1969 the club merged with the Rembrandt Table Tennis Club, named after their former gym on the Rembrandtweg in Amstelveen. The merger club retained the name TTV VDO and the name TTV Rembrandt disappeared from the scene.

In 1972, thanks to the then chairman Ferry Verbraak, the NMB bank was willing to sponsor our club. Partly thanks to the sponsor’s contribution, we were able to move into our own new playing venue at the Van Heuven Goedhartlaan in 1974, where we grew into a flourishing club that created furore under the name NMB/VDO.
To the great disappointment of all members at the time, the NMB bank (merged into ING bank) stopped its sponsorship in 1993 and, due to planned new construction at the site of our gym, we were forced to leave this great venue.

We changed our name to TTV Amstelveen and in 1997 moved into our current location (with canteen) at Landtong 14 in Amstelveen.

Memorable in this piece of history is that our longest playing member Jaap “Break” Boerop received an “association cross” by the NTTB in 2015 for 50 years of membership of TTV Amstelveen.
Despite his respectable age of 80+, Jaap still plays in the regional competition and weekly joins the free play at one of our club evenings to enjoy a game of table tennis. He is also one of the initiators of the 55+ group that is active on Friday mornings.
After an investigation by the NTTB it turned out that Jaap is even the oldest competition player in the Netherlands at the end of 2020 and has been a member of the NTTB for 65 years. The NTTB appreciated this with a GREAT STORY (Dutch only) on its website which has also been published in Amstelveen’s local newspaper.

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