Current as of July 11, 2017
If you’re looking to improve your game, you’ve come to the right place!
Meet Coach Joey Mayeda!
Beginning and Mid-Level Group Coaching
Who: Players beginning and mid-level are encouraged to come.
What: Whether you are looking to improve your forehand technique, learn new serves, or just have a lot of fun, group coaching is a great way to get some extra practice in during the week while improving your game. Joey, a certified international table tennis coach will be running group coaching classes on all Wednesdays every month except for blacked out days on the Pure Pong calendar. The lesson plan will be tailored around each student and their specific needs.
When: Thursdays 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Where: All lessons and coaching are in the Pure Space building (1315 NW Overton) and could be located in 1 of the 3 clubs of Pure Pong in the Pearl.
Why: Whether you are looking to improve your technique, win the local office tournament, or simply have a good time, group coaching will help you achieve any and all ping pong related goals.
Private lessons, group lessons, and special instruction events are available for parties and corporate events!
At Pure Pong, lessons and coaching are available by USATT certified coaches.
Meet Joey Mayeda!
Ping Pong Past: Joey picked up Ping Pong at the age of 18, when he and his father began frequenting the community center after school where Joey found himself getting schooled in Table Tennis by his dad. Joey’s drive to become more competitive against his father and build his skills resulted in a routine; Joey and his dad would practice a few times a week. Joey eventually signed up for a Ping Pong class at Portland State to further refine his technique where his love for the sport grew.
Despite his skill level, Joey enjoys casual playing atmospheres and is also a regular, like many Pure Pong players, at the Blitz pubs where he has been victorious in countless tournaments. Having taken the ITTF coaching course taught by Christian Lillieroos, Joey is now a certified club coach—coaching all levels of students at Pure Pong in the Pearl, and developing his skills by participating in many of Pure Pong’s tournaments and leagues.
When he puts the paddle down: Outside of Ping Pong, you can find Joey cheering on the Portland Trailblazers, rocking out to Led Zeppelin, eating sushi, and using his left hand predominately. Joey also used to play the clarinet. Have any Table Tennis equipment questions? Joey can help. The Pure Pong coach is a major Table Tennis equipment junkie, and can help you determine what paddle and equipment is right for you, and the best way to get your mitts on it. Joey also assembles and builds customized paddles at Pure Pong!