Table Tennis is an Olympic sport, and the most popular racket sport on the planet. The Alameda Table Tennis Club (ATTC), which runs summer camps, after school, evening and weekend training programs, has already produced national champions from Age 8 to age 70. But it is our goal to do better than this.
We believe that America’s youth are among the most talented and hardest working on the planet. However, the table tennis medal podium at the Olympics has yet to hold an American. This needs to change!
To do this we need to expand the base of young players entering the sport and change public perception.
To bring more talented young people into the sport ATTC will be awarding $20,0000 in scholarships to 15 Alameda elementary school students.
We are very grateful to Joola USA for partnering with us on this project. Their generous contribution allows us to equip each the scholarship recipients with a professional tournament paddle, that will enable recipients to learn and compete at the highest level.
The following 10 Alameda public schools have 1 scholarship slot allocated each:
Bay Farm Elementary, Earhart Elementary, Edison Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Henry Haight Elementary, Lum Elementary, Otis Elementary, Paden Elementary, Ruby Bridges Elementary, Maya Lin
The following 5 Alameda Private schools have 1 scholarship slot allocated each:
Alameda Christian School, Chinese Christian School, St Barnabas, St Philip Neri, St Josephs
Each scholarship covers one full year of training and is worth up to $1500 depending on student level and classes attended. Scholarship applications are now available and will be accepted until August 1.
The scholarship committee will begin the review and selection process early August and selections will be announced late August. The scholarship period will be September 1 2014 – August 31 2015.
To view scholarship conditions and apply, visitalamedattc.org/scholarship.htm or visit the club at 2050 Lincoln Ave to pick up an application.