Pure Pong in the Pearl will be hosting a USA Table Tennis (USATT) camp for disabled Veterans and Armed Forces with disabilities. USATT has been awarded a grant by the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the US Olympic Committee to hold Table Tennis camps in six locations across the nation. The sport has been found to benefit Veterans both mentally and physically. .
Local high-level coaches like Table Tennis Olympic athlete and founding Pure Pong member, Sean O’Neil, will begin the camp with a presentation explaining the benefits of Table Tennis before teaching basic strokes. O’Neil reached out to Pure Pong to host the camp as a club that offers a great environment and provides league, lesson, and open play opportunities participants can take advantage of proceeding the camp occurring June 9, 10, and 11. The camp is free for all Veterans and Armed Forces with disabilities. In addition to providing veterans with the skills to play a healthful sport, the camp also strives to identify players for the National Paralymic Team for players taking a serious interest in the sport beyond recreation.
Learn more about the Veterans and Armed Forces with Disabilities Camp, and how to register:
2014 Table Tennis Veteran Camp