NEW INFORMATION: National Ping Pong Championship coming to Eau Claire

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Hundreds of college ping pong players who are hoping to net a national championship, will soon be coming to Eau Claire.

The National Collegiate Table Tennis Association announced its National Championships will be coming to Eau Claire in April of 2015.

The association says the 2015 National Championships will be held at the McPhee Center on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

The Visit Eau Claire Sports Commission partnered with the university to bid for the championships.

The other competing locations were Marshfield, Wisconsin, Hampton, Virginia, and South Bend, Indiana.

"We're told that the agreement we have with Visit Eau Claire to make our facilities available to them on a predictable basis out three years is very rare so this is really accomplishing exactly what we had hoped it would do when we entered into the agreement with Visit Eau Claire," says Mike Rindo of UW-Eau Claire.

The National Championship is one of the premier table tennis events in the country.

Organizers say college teams from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico all attend the event.

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