by Jean-Pierre Revol. Published: 22 July 2011

The 4th annual CERN table tennis tournament is being held in Meyrin on 20 August. The tournament, which will start at 1.30pm, is open to players of all skill levels.

Any CERN staff, user, summer student, visitor or family member may take part in the tournament. Each player is guaranteed to play at least four matches – and all participants will go home with at least a souvenir prize.

CERN Table Tennis Club

The winners of last year’s CERN Table Tennis tournament.
From left to right: David Silvermyr (in 3rd), Savitha Flaecher (in 2nd), Denis Moriaud (in 1st) and Jean-Pierre Revol (in 4th).

Table Tennis is becoming increasingly popular at CERN. The CERN Table Tennis Club, which has more than 40 members, has had impressive results in the 2010-2011 season – with a CERN team recently winning the 2011 Challenge Inter Enterprises. The CERN club, which merged with the Club de Tennis de Table de Meyrin1 in the early eighties, meets in Meyrin.

The club offers partners from all skill levels – ranging from beginner to the Swiss National League A – with lessons, and coaching, also available.

To register in the tournament, please email Jean-Pierre Revol; alternatively, registration forms can be downloaded from the club website, for sending via internal mail2. Registrants should specify their CERN group and current ranking. The competition has an entry fee of 10CHF.

For more information, please visit the CERN table tennis website.