Student club hosts competitive table tennis tournament

Allyson Putman
Staff writer

Students who think their table tennis skills are on Forrest Gump’s level can put that claim to the test Wednesday at the Table Tennis Club’s tournament.

The table tennis tournament is at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Wellness Center. Though the tryouts were held Wednesday, Sept. 28, there are still participation opportunities available for those interested.

Tyler Salyers, senior from Hopkinsville, Ky., is the president of the club. He has been an active member for two years and became president last spring.

Salyers said the club is considering rewarding the tournament winners with prize money. Though the approaching tournament is next on the agenda, it is not the only affair the table tennis club takes part in.

“This one is just a preview,” Salyers said. “Our big one is in November and we’ll play against other universities.”

He said the roster for participating in November’s tournament is already set.

The Table Tennis Club practices every Wednesday and Friday evenings.

Table tennis is a popular past time for many students on campus. To accommodate the growing number of students interested in table tennis, the club has acquired their own table for practice, as well as using the tables available in the Wellness Center. Many residential colleges also have tables for the enjoyment of their residents.

For more information regarding the table tennis club, please contact Salyers at tyler.salyers@

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