Ping Pong Club Gains New Members

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Brett Cassidy (11) prepares to hit the ball over the net to his opponent. The Pingpong Club resumed last year after taking a break for a few years.

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Every other Wednesday, the upper Freshman Center is occupied by many students who test their quick reflexes and agility. The Ping pong Club is open to any student who wants to join at any time.

“We had a callout before Christmas; kids are telling each other[about the club]. There are new people each week, it gets out by word of mouth. It’s just for fun, not a competitive team. It’s every other Wednesday and anyone can join. There are $5 dues and $13 for a club shirt [if wanted],” Mrs. Joan Loden, Club Advisor, said.

In January, Pingpong Club started up again for the year. Many members who have joined, heard about it from their friends.

“I heard about this club from Dan Fox [(12)] and he’s been telling me all year to come. Today was my first time; it’s been fun. Coming into it I didn’t know anything about pingpong, so I’ve learned some tips and tricks,” Katlyn Kleimola (11) said.

Playing pingpong is not the only activity that takes place during this club, foundations of friendships are built.

“It’s been a lot of fun since I started and I helped recruit people and get the club together. It’s a good time with good friends,” Daniel Fox (12) said.

This club is time after school to find new partners for play. It matches up different skill levels to test each member’s expertise.

“I played pingpong with my dad everyday, and when I heard about ping pong club, I wanted to test my athletic prowess against others students from Lake Central” Noah Sarkey (11) said.