Orange County Table Tennis Academy Partners with Local High School
After a successful opening in the summer of 2016, Orange County Table Tennis Academy has continued its effort to raise the level of competition and skills of the Orange County community. For the past months, OCTTA has partnered with Oxford Academy’s Future Business Leaders of America. Oxford Academy is a 7th to 12th grade college preparatory public school and recognized as a California Distinguished School. The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a high school organization that helps students develop their leadership skills and business knowledge which they can use to excel in any career. The purpose of the partnership is to provide local Anaheim students the opportunity to work with a business and assist in accomplishing business goals. The project allows students insight into business operations and actual practical application of business principles.
The particular project that Oxford Academy’s FBLA and OCTTA have partnered with is the introduction of table tennis to the Orange County School System. Table tennis continues to rise in popularity in the start up and business world, however it still has yet to make a major dent in the youth market. By utilizing the perspectives of the high school run FBLA and the technical knowledge of OCTTA, the partnership is working together to introduce the sport to Oxford Academy.
The Orange County Table Tennis Academy Exhibition
On November 15th, OCTTA and FBLA hosted its first exhibition for the school. The exhibition’s purpose was simple, to allow students the opportunity to watch table tennis on a recreational level while also providing students some time to play with coaches and professionals. The event included two coaches, three tables, faculty members and even members of the Oxford Academy administration. Overall, the exhibition was seen as a huge success as crowds of students cheered on their teachers and friends as they played. Finally, all students who stopped by received a free week membership at the Orange County Table Tennis Academy.
The event was only the first and seen as a resounding success by both OCTTA and FBLA. Currently plans are in place to continue the momentum of the exhibition in order to help integrate table tennis deeper into the youth community. Stay tuned as we continue to plan for future events!