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Come play pong with us - Estes Park Trail-Gazette


Come play pong with us
Estes Park Trail-Gazette
Over the years, people have asked me, "What is the difference between Ping Pong and Table Tennis?" My usual response is "Ping Pong is a fun social activity whereas Table Tennis is a competitive sport." Here in Estes Park, we have a long-standing club ...

Michiel Huisman Isn't Spooked by Table Tennis - New York Times


New York Times

Michiel Huisman Isn't Spooked by Table Tennis
New York Times
On a recent Thursday afternoon, Mr. Huisman had tip-tapped down a steep flight of stairs on East 23rd Street and into Spin New York, a neon-lit basement Ping-Pong palace with a view of the downtown 6 train. It's around the corner from the apartment he ...

Wally Green's unlikely path from gang member to ping-pong star - Salon


Salon

Wally Green's unlikely path from gang member to ping-pong star
Salon
Wally Green's rise to professional ping-pong star is remarkable in more ways than one. The number of people internationally who make a living on table tennis is small. The number in the United States — where ping-pong is far less popular than in many ...

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The first-person story of how ping pong saved the life of a New York City kid and took him all the way to North Korea - New York Daily News


New York Daily News

The first-person story of how ping pong saved the life of a New York City kid and took him all the way to North Korea
New York Daily News
My name is Wally Green and Ping Pong saved my life! As a kid growing up in the dangerous and violent Marlboro housing projects in Brooklyn, I became part of a gang at the age of 13 and owned 6 guns. I also grew up seeing the extreme domestic violence ...

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Some of the best table tennis players to come to Joplin tournament - KSNF/KODE - FourStatesHomepage.com


KSNF/KODE - FourStatesHomepage.com

Some of the best table tennis players to come to Joplin tournament
KSNF/KODE - FourStatesHomepage.com
Some of the best ping pong players in the country will gather in Joplin on Saturday. The occasion is the annual fall open table tennis championship. One of the organizers of the event, Janus Lazarus, who is president of the Joplin Table Tennis Club ...

Heston Blumenthal on ping pong, lychees and barbecuing - Gourmet Traveller


Heston Blumenthal on ping pong, lychees and barbecuing
Gourmet Traveller
Heston Blumenthal has been in in the country promoting his very flash new barbecue, the Everdure 4K, so we lured him into our Park Street studios using table-tennis (his current other key obsession) as bait. The conversation started with grilling but ...

Grab a bat and pick a stranger in #ThePlayground: Ping Pong - The Borneo Post


The Borneo Post

Grab a bat and pick a stranger in #ThePlayground: Ping Pong
The Borneo Post
It was also a way of celebrating this year's National Sports Day, as local youths competed in a mini ping pong tournament that Saturday morning. This was followed by a public ping pong demonstration by the Table Tennis Association of Sarawak the same ...

Table tennis pioneer 'Ai-chan' closes curtain on storied career - Asahi Shimbun


Asahi Shimbun

Table tennis pioneer 'Ai-chan' closes curtain on storied career
Asahi Shimbun
Known for her tantrums as a ping-pong prodigy, Ai Fukuhara won't be leaving the sport she made her mark on kicking and screaming. Affectionately known as Ai-chan, the 29-year-old Olympic medalist issued a heartfelt announcement on her blog Oct. 21 that ...

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Table tennis star Ai Fukuhara to retire - NHK WORLD


Table tennis star Ai Fukuhara to retire
NHK WORLD
... to table tennis. She says it has taught her everything that is important in life. The 29-year-old Japanese player began playing the sport when she was 3 years old. Even as a child, she won a number of tournaments, gaining popularity as a ping-pong ...

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Twiddle and Twirl Your Paddles at Santa Clara's The TopSpin - The Silicon Valley Voice


The Silicon Valley Voice

Twiddle and Twirl Your Paddles at Santa Clara's The TopSpin
The Silicon Valley Voice
In 2007, Santa Clara's The TopSpin table tennis center was the first full-time ping pong facility in the Bay Area. Since its founding 11 years ago, the sport has grown. Additional centers have popped up throughout Silicon Valley, but The TopSpin ...

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