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Alameda Table Tennis Club Offering Elementary School Kids $20,000 in Ping Pong Scholarships

Each scholarship is worth $1500.

Alameda's Bryant Lin. 16-year-old Bryant made the finals of Mens under 21 at the 2013 US Nationals. Photo provided by: Alameda Table Tennis Club
Alameda's Bryant Lin. 16-year-old Bryant made the finals of Mens under 21 at the 2013 US Nationals. Photo provided by: Alameda Table Tennis Club

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.

joe ching May 17, 2014 at 03:15 PM
dave, or whoever u r out there doing the pingpong scholarship thing, pls try to consider this fact: if u use the money on the kids, as students in the training program and urselves, as coached, the buck ends there. but if someone could accumulate all the potential scholarship moneys and put into a scholarship fund for top colleges, like standford, ucb, harvard etc, and preferrably for women. then all the asian parents would work mad (and more than match 100 times the money) to get their kids into top universities. just never forget: the only medal-winning source of money is the kid's parents.
bim bam boo May 18, 2014 at 08:47 PM
Haven't heard much news about St. Barnabas School lately. Wonder what their current enrollment is for grades K-8?
B.C May 19, 2014 at 08:34 AM
At least this is an actual alameda story for a change !
Michael John Torrey May 19, 2014 at 07:38 PM
Attn: Bim Bam Boo Date: Monday May 20, 2014 Didn't You go to Church yesterday? There is only one way sure way to find out about Saint Barnabas if you are really interested. Masses Sunday 7:00 AM. & 10:30 AM. And guess what there are even masses during the week how about that. 5:30 PM Monday Through Friday and 4:30 PM. on the Sabbath (Saturday). Surprise surprise. God is always full of surprises. For more info you may contact Reverend Dana Michaels @ sbparishoffice@comcast.net. Michael John Torrey E-Mail-mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875

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