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Ping-pong
« on: September 11, 2008, 02:34:35 PM »
Ping-pong is not discussed very much here, but if you love tennis, there's no reason why you should not like ping-pong. Tennis is basically ping-pong except that you're standing on the table itself.

So who plays ping-pong? Recreationally or competitively? How good are you? I want to hear your stories.

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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008, 04:24:00 PM »
I have no great stories!   I have only ever played recreationally and sporadically over the past 15-20 years.   I think I am pretty decent as my reflexes seem to be pretty sharp.  I love ping-pong.  We did play a decent amount of ping pong on the Saturday night of this years T4U gathering.  That was alot of fun! 

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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 04:48:39 PM »
I have no great stories!   I have only ever played recreationally and sporadically over the past 15-20 years.   I think I am pretty decent as my reflexes seem to be pretty sharp.  I love ping-pong.  We did play a decent amount of ping pong on the Saturday night of this years T4U gathering.  That was alot of fun! 

It was a ping pong fest!
These days I play more ping pong than tennis. My company has set up a small rec room with a pool table, a ping pong table, and a foosball table. We knock the ball around for a half an hour 3 or 4 times a week.

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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2008, 04:55:35 PM »
It was a ping pong fest!
These days I play more ping pong than tennis. My company has set up a small rec room with a pool table, a ping pong table, and a foosball table. We knock the ball around for a half an hour 3 or 4 times a week.

You better practice up for next year!   ;-() :whistle:

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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2008, 04:59:59 PM »
You better practice up for next year!   ;-() :whistle:

I am, I am.

I'd rather be praticing tennis though.  :(
The problem is there is no way I'm going to make concession to my tennis. I'm playing tennis on a ping pong table. My forehand is pretty solid, and even good. But my backhand is non-existant. Too long of a swing, and not enough time for it. But I'm not going to change.

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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008, 09:19:02 PM »
ping-pang,other name table tennis  hahaha

I can play it well

When I was a little boy,I engaged in this sport



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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2008, 04:39:05 AM »
I'm at the top of the food chain here as far as basement/garage players.
I haven't made the leap to club / tournament play though.
There's only so much time in the day. ;-()

I suspect that I would seriously thrash OSB at table tennis as well! :))

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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2008, 05:08:04 AM »
As a matter of fact, my pal OSB is the star of this movie-


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfR62ijVnmU[/youtube]
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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2008, 05:15:44 AM »
Randy you are my hero!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP6AS03JYHw[/youtube]
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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2008, 08:46:19 PM »
INTRESTING FILM

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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2008, 11:30:40 PM »
A near complete waste of time IMO. But Christopher Walken was his usual abnormal self. He cracked me up at times.

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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2008, 03:43:42 PM »
I'm at the top of the food chain here as far as basement/garage players.
I haven't made the leap to club / tournament play though.
There's only so much time in the day. ;-()

I suspect that I would seriously thrash OSB at table tennis as well! :))



No my friend, you would lose!    ;-()      I gots skillz!    I owned Freebird, Scott, Babble, and Dmast all night except one lone loss to Dmast.

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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2008, 04:10:49 PM »
I'm at the top of the food chain here as far as basement/garage players.
I haven't made the leap to club / tournament play though.
There's only so much time in the day. ;-()

I suspect that I would seriously thrash OSB at table tennis as well! :))




No my friend, you would lose!    ;-()      I gots skillz!    I owned Freebird, Scott, Babble, and Dmast all night except one lone loss to Dmast.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NodCOX6NwO0
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NodCOX6NwO0[/youtube]
Can you hit some of these serves and smashes.
I can.

About 10% of the time. :(
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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2008, 04:31:53 PM »
I'm at the top of the food chain here as far as basement/garage players.
I haven't made the leap to club / tournament play though.
There's only so much time in the day. ;-()

I suspect that I would seriously thrash OSB at table tennis as well! :))



No my friend, you would lose!    ;-()      I gots skillz!    I owned Freebird, Scott, Babble, and Dmast all night except one lone loss to Dmast.

You owned Scott at Ping-Pong! Big deal, he can't even see over the table :)~

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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2008, 06:04:40 PM »
I'm at the top of the food chain here as far as basement/garage players.
I haven't made the leap to club / tournament play though.
There's only so much time in the day. ;-()

I suspect that I would seriously thrash OSB at table tennis as well! :))



No my friend, you would lose!    ;-()      I gots skillz!    I owned Freebird, Scott, Babble, and Dmast all night except one lone loss to Dmast.

:shiny:

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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2008, 06:12:01 PM »
I'm at the top of the food chain here as far as basement/garage players.
I haven't made the leap to club / tournament play though.
There's only so much time in the day. ;-()

I suspect that I would seriously thrash OSB at table tennis as well! :))



No my friend, you would lose!    ;-()      I gots skillz!    I owned Freebird, Scott, Babble, and Dmast all night except one lone loss to Dmast.

I indeed got owned by OSU at table tennis.  Hadn't played in over a decade, but I do not think his skillz were all that fresh either.  Always fun to try.
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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2008, 10:27:09 PM »
You do NOT want me at table tennis!!!  It wil lget ugly fast my friend.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2008, 04:58:46 AM »
You do NOT want me at table tennis!!!  It wil lget ugly fast my friend.
:ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ) :ZZZZZ) ;-()
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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2008, 05:03:07 AM »
I suppose this tip could be applied to court tennis as well-

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Training for Quickness

By Carl Danner

Quickness is an asset for high-level play. But can it be trained?
In its raw form, one's reaction time (e.g., push a button when the light blinks) may be innate and difficult to change. But applied quickness -- a quick reply to a shot -- involves other factors that can be improved.

Applied quickness starts with clean stroke and footwork technique that gets you to the ball efficiently, with a minimum of flourishes or extra movements. That technique is then built into muscle memory through the second factor of careful repetition. Many top players add a third component of practiced anticipation, gauging a return's likely direction by their opponent's position, habits, and the kind of ball he or she is trying to play. When all these factors come together, the result can look like magic.

To train for applied quickness, start by working out any extra kinks in your strokes or footwork. Commit to a neutral grip, and don't vary it. Stroke to deliver the racket squarely to the ball so no adjustments are needed for good contact. When practicing, be a fanatic for form and don't sacrifice proper strokes for speed or power. Lastly, watch opponents with an eye for prediction, looking for physical clues (like the positioning of shoulders and feet) that may tell you what's coming next.

Clean technique, muscle memory, and practiced anticipation. These factors can translate anyone's raw reaction time into applied quickness that will confound many opponents.
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Re: Ping-pong
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2008, 07:20:47 AM »
I had a table when I was a kid.  I was a player for sure!  I would love to get one now, but i don't know where I would put it....
Lots of people make passes at me, I'm a tennis player!