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However, I have had some impressive wins throughout my career. In May 1999 I won the Oregon High School Table Tennis Championship, the same tournament in which I finished dead last just three years before. Less than two months later, I won the U-1275 even at the U.S. Open in Fort Lauderdale. I haven’t won anything big since then, partly because I haven’t played in anything big and partly because my mental game isn’t as stable as it used to be, but I still get my greatest satisfaction from winning.|
You have had experiences being president of Johns Hopkins Table Tennis Club.
Describe your experiences on your accomplishments, on how you reached to people who were clueless about table tennis, and advices to other college students who would want to start a table tennis club around the nation.
I served as president of Johns Hopkins Table Tennis for my first three years of college and feel that I accomplished many things in that position. First, and perhaps most importantly, I was able to multiply the club’s membership by at least two times, from maybe 150 to almost 400—Hopkins Table Tennis is definitely the largest collegiate program in the nation. Such an increase was accomplished by enthusiastic publicity (posters, newspaper ads, word-of-mouth, Internet) and constant communication with club members. As president, I also improved the services provided by the club. Practice days and times were expanded, professional coaching sessions were implemented, and travel to regional and national tournaments occurred at least once a month. I also persuaded the university to buy five more tables in addition to the five we already had. In fact, under my leadership Johns Hopkins Table Tennis became one of the ten most-funded activity groups on campus (out of more than 200). I also developed relationships between the club and large table tennis manufacturers, procuring clothing sponsorships from Newgy and Butterfly. Lastly, the team maintained regional dominance and national prominence during my tenure, always finishing as National Champion or Runner-Up under my presidency.