After some great Table Tennis in Saigon and Sa Dec Vietnam, Charley and I were having trouble finding online information about Table Tennis in Thailand. Luckily our excellent host at the Feung Nakorn Hotel knew that a bunch of Bangkok guys played in the park right across from the hotel. This is the park near the Wat Po Temple of the Reclining Buddah. The folks were very friendly after they saw we could play well, and we had a great time over the next few days playing over a dozen people at the Bangkok park. Although the tables are excellent quality, the conditions are not exactly the greatest – big bright lights on uneven concrete outside.
Pattaya: We’re now at the beach in Pattaya and despite a few online leads the only thing I found was a two table setup at the Fairtex Sports Complex which is near the “dolphin turnaround” at the north end of Pattya Beach Road. There are two nice tables but no “club” meets there, and the cost is 200-250 bhat per hour which is kind of expensive (about $7 per hour). We did not play there. I could not find the “Ping Pong Beer Bar” over at Jomtien beach today – that’s the beach area south of Pattaya Beach, and I don’t think they have tables anyway – it’s just a name.