The Kalamazoo College Ping Pong Club has been around for several years now, but co-presidents Ansh Chaudhary K’18 and Rachel Chang K’18, have tried to make the club more popular in the last year.
The pair of sophomore students took over the leadership position of the club last year during their first year on campus and saw an opportunity to expand the group. Last year the club had only around 10 members, but as of this winter, the club has grown to over 30 members.
The Ping Pong Club is hosting its annual tournament on March 2, featuring its largest number of participants yet—including at least one K faculty member.
The co-presidents describe their club as “a fun tight-knit group of individuals” and “a great way to relieve stress and meet new people”.
A wide variety of students are members of the club, including a majority of the men’s tennis team, as well as men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse players.
Chaudhary said the group’s talent levels have increased since last year with the addition of more good players and the improvement of the existing members. The club hopes to organize tournaments with other colleges in the future to branch out and provide new competition for the members.
In the future, the club hopes to use their club funding to purchase a ping pong robot to help its members practice.
Chaudhary and Chang are always open to the addition of new members. The club meets every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the game room, subject to change for spring quarter.