USA Table Tennis Announces ‘Ask a Champion’ Program

America’s National Governing Body for Table Tennis Launches Program That Allows Young Athletes A Chance To Ask Questions From Past And Present USATT Champions and Olympians

 

(Colorado Springs, CO – May 26th, 2020) – USA Table Tennis (“USATT”), the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis is launching ‘Ask a Champion’ Program today. The program is aimed at giving our national players and young athletes and others in the community, a chance to ask questions to some of the top-ranked players in the world.  The program is headed up by USA Table Tennis Captains Olympians Yue Wu (Women’s Team) and Yijun Feng (Men’s Team).

“I’m very excited to start this program with USATT and for the first time, help the youngsters in the country to strive for their best with our resource during this critical time,” says Yijun Feng. 

Nikhil Kumar will be the first champion to host the event on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 5:00 PM PST via ZOOM conference call.  Nikhil is part of the National Team and recently won the qualifier at the Olympic Trials in February to earn a spot on the 2021 Olympic Team.  The 17-year-old table tennis phenom will be able to give insight to young table tennis athletes on what it takes to become an elite player.

To join the ‘Ask a Champion’ conference call, email Yijun Feng at yijun.feng@yahoo.com for information on how to join the meeting.  You can also submit a question to be asked to Nikhil Kumar on Thursday at the meeting. 

About USA-Table Tennis

USA Table Tennis is organized under the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis in the United States. As a member service organization, it promotes table tennis by creating opportunities for athletes and coaches of all backgrounds to participate in the sport through more than 250 clubs and over 350 tournaments across the nation annually. USA Table Tennis is a member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Pan American and Olympic Games.

 

Contact:

Chad Knasinski

Director of Marketing and Communications

Chad.Knasinski@usatt.org