Midwest Juniors Come Together to Compete at 2014 Butterfly Thanksgiving Teams Tournament

Wilson, NC, November 28, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Camaraderie, friendship and competition are critical to keeping young table tennis enthusiasts engaged in the sport. Junior table tennis players often enjoy nothing more than competing with other people their age. Training centers on the east and west coasts have grown to include a multitude of young players, who train, compete and ultimately help each other improve. In the Midwest, young table tennis players are often a minority, and are spread far and wide across various cities and states. This Thanksgiving, a group of middle and high school students who met at various tournaments in the Midwest, will come together as “Team United” to compete at the 2014 Butterfly Thanksgiving Teams event.

Thirteen year old Jordan Sun, the youngest member of the team, loves table tennis because it’s a challenging sport that requires continual adjustments to different spins, styles and strategies. Jordan started playing just 3.5 years ago and trains three times a week in his hometown of Champaign, Illinois. He hopes to one day improve enough to teach others the sport, but is currently focused on training his nine year old brother and playing in more competitions. Outside of table tennis, Jordan participates in Lego Robotics competitions, plays violin and takes Chinese classes.

Jordan met and befriended team mates David Perrine (Illinois) and Sonjay Henry (Missouri) while competing in other Butterfly Table Tennis events around the Midwest such as the 2014 Aurora Cup in Illinois and 2014 Badger Open in Wisconsin. The team is excited to play against different players and support each other this Thanksgiving weekend. Given that all three team members live far away from each other, it will also be a good chance for them to further solidify their friendships and enjoy the company of other young table tennis players.

The 2014 Butterfly Thanksgiving Team tournament is currently still accepting entries. To sign up or learn more about the tournament, please visit http://butterflyteams.com or contact Danny Seemiller (574-654-7476).

Continual coverage of the 2014 Butterfly Thanksgiving Teams and stories about the athletes will be available at butterflyonline.com, or via Butterfly North America’s Twitter [https://twitter.com/butterflyonline] and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/butterflytabletennis] pages.

As the official table tennis equipment sponsor of the 2014 Butterfly Thanksgiving Teams, Butterfly will supply professional, ITTF approved Butterfly table tennis tables, net sets, barriers and Butterfly ITTF approved, 3-star 40mm balls. Butterfly tournament used professional tables are for sale, reserve one today by visiting http://www.butterflyonline.com/Tours.
Butterfly North America
Heidi Umstead