USA Table Tennis

May 21 Jake Deitcher Joins USATT as Media Intern

By Jacob Deitcher | May 21, 2012, 9 a.m. (ET)

I am very proud to intern for USA Table Tennis.

I first became involved with competitive table tennis during the summer of 2011. In 2011, I worked with the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee to organize a celebration for the 40th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy.

The celebration included table tennis exhibitions with the Mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee, visits from the Chinese Olympic Table Tennis team and ultimately exhibition matches between the current members of the Chinese team, American table tennis players like Ariel Hsing and members of the 1972 American and Chinese Olympic squads.  I not learned more about table tennis than I ever could have imagined, but I also realized how tightknit and united the international table tennis community.

Now, with USA Table Tennis, I will contribute content to all USA Table Tennis media sources. Hopefully I will still have time to play an occasional recreational table tennis match with my buddies over the summer. Who knows? Maybe one of us will actually show some skill.

 
Mayor of San Francisco Edwin Lee and Jacob Deitcher

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Jacob Deitcher

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