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Inspiring Conversations with Adam Davis of Salt Lake City Table Tennis Club

Today we’d like to introduce you to Adam Davis.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I’ve been a member of the Salt Lake City Table Tennis Club for over a decade, but I only recently purchased the business in 2017. The previous owner was changing careers and just didn’t have the bandwidth to run it anymore, so on a whim my wife and I decided to purchase it and take over. Table tennis (aka ping pong) has always been my passion so this is a dream come true.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No, it’s definitely been anything but a smooth road. When we took over the business, it was losing money every month. We knew it would never be a huge moneymaker for us, but that’s not the point for us.

We simply want to make sure we can continue on the legacy that the Majors family and the founder Ron Mills built with this club, and provide the same inclusive, family feels for all members. When Covid hit, we had to shut down for a while and took a huge hit. We’ve been fortunate enough to have very dedicated members who actually pulled together and donated enough money to keep the club open through that.

As soon as we started to see our membership numbers grow again, we found out we had to move locations in an extremely short amount of time, so that was a challenge as well. Without our members and their dedication and willingness to help with all of these hurdles, we wouldn’t still be here.

As you know, we’re big fans of Salt Lake City Table Tennis Club. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
At 4400 square feet, we’re proud to be the biggest table tennis club in Utah, and the only club dedicated solely to table tennis, open 24/7. We have six top-of-the-line Butterfly Centrefold 25 tables.

Our members come for open play, weekly round-robin tournaments, USATT sanctioned tournaments, and more. We also provide private coaching with a number of skilled coaches for players of all levels.

Do you have any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
I was very fortunate to grow up with a great, loving family that I’m still very close to. My favorite memories are spending the summers with my siblings and cousins, running free, and having adventures outside.

We were always busy camping, kayaking, creating forts, and just having fun. My childhood was really the dream.

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