Ping Pong Club sets the tables up for the year


Deena Ismail

During a meeting, junior Jenna Lipscomb sets up the next round for junior Layth Eldaher to receive for the win on Oct. 22. Ping pong member Maddy Davis told us about the bracket between Lipscomb and Eldaher. “The game was really intense, she was about to serve and she only needed one more point to win the game,” Davis said.

Janet Nava, Reporter

This year has been full of the arrivals of new clubs, like the Ping Pong Club, that was originally started by juniors Ben Prasifka and Mason Parker. Together, they began playing ping pong at each other’s houses during the summer and felt it was necessary for Cedar Park High School to take a chance on Ping Pong Club. Chemistry teacher Allison Trueblood agreed to be the official sponsor of the club.

“I was asked by some of the students if I could sponsor the club in my room,” Trueblood said. “I thought it would be a fun club so I said yes and I’ve really enjoyed it so far.”

Ping Pong Club meetings usually start with checking who came to the meeting, followed by ping pong practice. Eventually the members set-up a bracket to play tournaments against each other. Also members sometimes bring snacks to the meetings. As Co-Presidents of the club, Prasifka and Parker really just wanted to create a good environment during the meetings.

“We wanted to have a fun environment to just hangout and relax with friends in,” Prasifka said.

Also, the Ping Pong Club has been searching for charities to be a part of. Parker really wants to become part of a charity so the whole club can help out at events.

“Hopefully we’ll join a charity soon,” Parker said. “We’re still in the process of figuring everything out and getting it in order. We’ve been thinking about having or being a part of a fundraiser, but nothing is official yet.”

The club meets on the first and third Thursdays in room S101 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.