Little Big Shots: Ping-Pong prodigy James Oram

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – This week’s NBC4 Today Little Big Shots kid takes us back to playing ping-pong in the basement. Some of us played to win. Some of us just played for fun.

James Oram, 9, plays ping-pong for both reasons. And he’s getting pretty good at it, despite only playing the sport for about a year. He’s yet to enter many competitions but the time is surely coming. For now, he’s just enjoying learning the game and getting better.

“I really like ping-pong because I get to run around the table at the bar and my mom really got me to start playing and we started playing a lot and I really enjoyed the sport,” said Oram.

Oram faced off against NBC4 Today anchor Matt Barnes in a ping-pong match and let’s just say, he did not go easy on Matt!

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