SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (KTIV) – The Sergeant Bluff Desk Tennis Membership hosted its semi-annual match Saturday. However for the gamers, there’s extra to it than simply the competitors.
“Simply have an distinctive group of individuals right here taking part in right this moment,” mentioned Dan Pomerenke, member of the Sgt. Bluff Desk Tennis Membership.
Ping Pong and neighborhood go hand in with this group of individuals.
“The 23rd semi-annual Sergeant Bluff Desk Tennis Event has folks coming from all around the tri-state space to play their option to victory,” mentioned reporter Emily Schrad.
The Sergeant Bluff Desk Tennis membership was shaped 12 years in the past. Their match has now become one thing larger than simply the sport.
“Effectively, it is turning out to be a giant household reunion of table tennis lovers. They arrive each six months and we get collectively and bang the ball round and have a good time,” mentioned Phil Elder, member of the Sergeant Bluff Desk Tennis membership.
Members of the membership say it is all the time thrilling to get along with the opposite rivals.
They are saying they’ve seen large adjustments because the inaugural match.
“It is grown fairly a bit. It is simply changing into extra nationally identified. Nice train, no age division. Anyone can play it, a lifetime exercise. So it’s rising and we might like to see it develop extra,” mentioned Pomerenke.
Ages within the match vary from 10 to 82. Pomerenke provides being a member of the membership and collaborating within the match is one thing he appears ahead to doing.
“It has been a wonderful exercise for me. I am retired, nevertheless it’s simply one thing I’ve picked up and totally benefit from the group of individuals which are down right here. And it is simply excellent train. This group is a giant household” mentioned Pomerenke.