Lone Rangers of College Table Tennis (Poetry in motion)

By Michael Reff

NCTTA Media Committee

(Deepa Bhujbal from University of Toledo featured above)


The Lone Rangers are back!

So you know the drill!

We’ll tell ya about them,

To hype them up still.


The story is this:

They play just in singles

Sometimes with no teammates

So they’ll have to mingle!


First is Yurong Ren,

Grad student at Pitt,

She’s played tt 16 years,

(A lot of time to commit!)


She’s overjoyed about playing

And she has many objectives:

Not be nervous, no regrets,

Perform well, make friends in this pong collective.


Next we have Mark Hendricks

Third year undergrad from Akron,

He started pong his freshman year,

In quick time turned his game on.


His goal for this champs is

“To try to win 1 game”

Also learn from higher opponents,

Improving’s a worthy claim.


Deepa Bhujbal’s a new freshman,

Uni of Toledo athlete

No stranger to pong,

In India she did compete.


Her goal’s to be adaptable

In this national tourney,

And also to enjoy this ultimate

Table tennis journey.


Zhe Feng studies in Colorado,

Fourth year PhD scholar

He excitedly watched the wild card results,

And knew he’d receive playing honor.


Before he’s coached a nationals player,

This time is his time to play,

He has one teammate coming,

Zhe’s goal’s to fight and have fun all day.


Congratulations to you lone rangers,

Make your teams and schools quite proud,

Make the most of this experience,

Fight for each point, “cho” out loud!

The 2019 iSET College Table Tennis Championships is hosted by the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association and Sports & Properties Inc. and Greensboro CVB and is one of the premier table tennis tournaments in North America featuring 6 events: Men’s and Women’s Singles and Doubles, and Men’s/Coed Teams, Women’s Teams.  The event is sponsored by iSET, Double Happiness, SPI, Greensboro CVB, Double Fish and USA Table Tennis

Players and spectators alike will enjoy a jam-packed weekend of table tennis at the iSET College Table Tennis Championships. The event starts Friday April 12th and continues through Sunday April 14th. Tickets on sale at ticket master


The National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) is a non-profit organization established exclusively for promoting the sport of table tennis at the college level. As the national governing body for college table tennis in the United States and Canada, NCTTA organizes intercollegiate competition throughout North America. www.nctta.org

About USA Table Tennis

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, USATT is the national organizing body for table tennis in the United States, serving 9,000+ members and nearly 300 clubs. USATT sanctions 200+ events a year including the US Open and US Nationals. USATT is affiliated with the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), as well as the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). www.usatt.org