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Ping Pong Club brings out competitive players

“If you are horrible at it, that’s not that big a deal because you can just play recreational. A lot of people just want to play with their friends so that’s why we usually do free nights where you just play whoever,” Ferguson said.

Winning tournaments, hanging out with friends and enjoying a little competition is what Ping Pong Club is all about. It focuses on having fun and competing through the sport of ping pong. It consists of 50 players that participate in weekly in-school competitions. These matches are held every Thursday.

Even though it is just their second year, there are 50 players total, but about 15 to 20 players that show up weekly; many have conflicting sports schedules, but that does not affect their participation in the club. So, if someone cannot show up, it does not affect them at all.

“If you miss a month, you miss a month,” science teacher and club sponsor Heather Ferguson said.

On the last couple Thursdays of the month, they will hold tournaments that encourage competition among the players. Recent winners include: Yasser Sammour, Evan Lawyer, Javi Yoshimoto and Chaz Sheffer

Last year, 2012 graduate Nate Smith fought for the club for almost a year and finally was allowed to do it as long as Ferguson would sponsor it. The school bought the club two tables, Ferguson donated one and the club raised money for one with last years fees.

Anyone interested in participating should contact Ferguson or, Spanish teacher Kathleen Mark. Also, there is a five dollar fee which is used to replace damaged equipment.

“If you are horrible at it, that’s not that big a deal because you can just play recreational. A lot of people just want to play with their friends so that’s why we usually do free nights where you just play whoever,” Ferguson said.

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