Princeton Table Tennis Club heads to state championship

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) – Table Tennis is a sport that may be overlooked by most folks.

But one local group of men and women work tirelessly day in and day out to hone in their skills.

The Princeton Table Tennis team gathers two to three times a week to train against one another in preparations for the State Championship in St. Albans.

Jonathan Villers, a player who gained a love for the sport back in 1985, said they have a great advantage by being trained by two of the best in the state.

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“We’re privileged, we have a privilege by being trained by some of the greatest players in the state. They train us every Tuesday and Thursday so it’s a joy to play with these males and females that share in this wonderful sport,” said Villers.

Ages for players range from 15 to 60 years old.

Almost 90% of the Princeton Table Tennis club will be traveling to the State Championships. Number 4 player, Alan Tinio and number 2 player, Joey Mencias, take time out of their day to train any player, for free.

All members of the team say they are excited and look forward to possibly moving ranks and gaining a new insight on their skills.

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“We have a tournament coming up in St Albans the 24th and 25th. We are bringing a whole caravan up and we are looking forward to connecting up there pretty soon,” added Villers.

The team will split into different levels depending on skill level at the state championship tournament.

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