The Tacoma Table Tennis Club (TTTC) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1982 by a group of friends after they became avid table tennis players. Now led by the club’s president, Henry Blankenship, the TTTC strives to promote and grow this Olympic sport in the state of Washington.
Having started the club at their local church in Tacoma, the TTTC has grown significantly over the years, and now serves around 100 members of all skill levels and playing styles. To accommodate their expanding player base, the club set out to acquire a structure that would help them launch the Pacific Northwest’s leading table tennis facility. Ultimately, Blankenship and the TTTC settled on a 50’W x 170’L Beam Building from ClearSpan.
“It’s the premier facility all the way from Seattle to Portland. There’s nothing like it in the Pacific Northwest.”
Dubbed the Andercaf Center, the club’s new fabric structure provides them with the perfect space to host tournaments, open play and a variety of other events. The ClearSpan Beam Building offers a wide-open interior and high clearances, which allows twelve tables to be utilized simultaneously, while still giving participants all the room they need to play safely and perform their best.
Additionally, this 8,500 square foot facility has been outfitted with all the accessories required to ensure the TTTC can operate year-round and members stay comfortable. This includes doors, lighting and HVAC equipment, as well as a masonry structure that contains restrooms, storage space and an office.
ClearSpan structures are renowned for their ability to house other racket sports as well, like pickleball and tennis. For another success story featuring one of ClearSpan’s Athletics Buildings, read our case study on Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club.
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