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Which other sports do you play?

Badminton
1 (9.1%)
Squash
1 (9.1%)
Table Tennis
5 (45.5%)
None
4 (36.4%)

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Voting closed: June 16, 2007, 03:48:48 PM

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« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2007, 12:32:06 AM »
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i play both table tennis and badminton for laughs and giggles.  dude668 here is provincially ranked in table tennis in quebec.  he kicks serious ass.


Good for him, it must take a lot of work to play that level.


Yeah, I saw someone at a club playing table tennis, who's a normal tennis player, and he grunted when he hit the table tennis ball!!!


LOL! Not to belittle it as a sport, but the physical aspect can't be too much.


Exactly!!!!


you need insane reaction time and a lot more grooved strokes to play it at a high level as far as i know.  the balls are slick unlike tennis balls so it's a lot harder to control its flight path with spin
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« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2007, 01:10:19 AM »
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i play both table tennis and badminton for laughs and giggles.  dude668 here is provincially ranked in table tennis in quebec.  he kicks serious ass.


Good for him, it must take a lot of work to play that level.


Yeah, I saw someone at a club playing table tennis, who's a normal tennis player, and he grunted when he hit the table tennis ball!!!


LOL! Not to belittle it as a sport, but the physical aspect can't be too much.


Exactly!!!!


you need insane reaction time and a lot more grooved strokes to play it at a high level as far as i know.  the balls are slick unlike tennis balls so it's a lot harder to control its flight path with spin


Yes, but surely not enough physical exertion to constitute a grunt.

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« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2007, 03:04:10 AM »
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i play both table tennis and badminton for laughs and giggles.  dude668 here is provincially ranked in table tennis in quebec.  he kicks serious ass.


Good for him, it must take a lot of work to play that level.


Yeah, I saw someone at a club playing table tennis, who's a normal tennis player, and he grunted when he hit the table tennis ball!!!


LOL! Not to belittle it as a sport, but the physical aspect can't be too much.


Exactly!!!!


you need insane reaction time and a lot more grooved strokes to play it at a high level as far as i know.  the balls are slick unlike tennis balls so it's a lot harder to control its flight path with spin


Yes, but surely not enough physical exertion to constitute a grunt.


That's what I was thinking. I wanted to yell at him to stop.

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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2007, 10:09:09 AM »
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i play both table tennis and badminton for laughs and giggles.  dude668 here is provincially ranked in table tennis in quebec.  he kicks serious ass.


Good for him, it must take a lot of work to play that level.


Yeah, I saw someone at a club playing table tennis, who's a normal tennis player, and he grunted when he hit the table tennis ball!!!


LOL! Not to belittle it as a sport, but the physical aspect can't be too much.


Exactly!!!!


you need insane reaction time and a lot more grooved strokes to play it at a high level as far as i know.  the balls are slick unlike tennis balls so it's a lot harder to control its flight path with spin


Yes, but surely not enough physical exertion to constitute a grunt.


Not so sure on this one as very high level ping-pong involves quite a bit of movement around the table with severe lunging and even diving!

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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2007, 10:20:52 AM »
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i play both table tennis and badminton for laughs and giggles.  dude668 here is provincially ranked in table tennis in quebec.  he kicks serious ass.


Good for him, it must take a lot of work to play that level.


Yeah, I saw someone at a club playing table tennis, who's a normal tennis player, and he grunted when he hit the table tennis ball!!!


LOL! Not to belittle it as a sport, but the physical aspect can't be too much.


Exactly!!!!


you need insane reaction time and a lot more grooved strokes to play it at a high level as far as i know.  the balls are slick unlike tennis balls so it's a lot harder to control its flight path with spin


Yes, but surely not enough physical exertion to constitute a grunt.


Not so sure on this one as very high level ping-pong involves quite a bit of movement around the table with severe lunging and even diving!


LMAO!!! It was ok to start with, but diving!!! LMFAO!  :lmao:  :lmao:

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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2007, 12:28:44 PM »
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i play both table tennis and badminton for laughs and giggles.  dude668 here is provincially ranked in table tennis in quebec.  he kicks serious ass.


Good for him, it must take a lot of work to play that level.


Yeah, I saw someone at a club playing table tennis, who's a normal tennis player, and he grunted when he hit the table tennis ball!!!


LOL! Not to belittle it as a sport, but the physical aspect can't be too much.


Exactly!!!!


you need insane reaction time and a lot more grooved strokes to play it at a high level as far as i know.  the balls are slick unlike tennis balls so it's a lot harder to control its flight path with spin


Yes, but surely not enough physical exertion to constitute a grunt.


Not so sure on this one as very high level ping-pong involves quite a bit of movement around the table with severe lunging and even diving!


Diving? Only if you're playing exhibition style 10 feet behind the table.

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« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2007, 12:39:22 PM »
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i play both table tennis and badminton for laughs and giggles.  dude668 here is provincially ranked in table tennis in quebec.  he kicks serious ass.


Good for him, it must take a lot of work to play that level.


Yeah, I saw someone at a club playing table tennis, who's a normal tennis player, and he grunted when he hit the table tennis ball!!!


LOL! Not to belittle it as a sport, but the physical aspect can't be too much.


Exactly!!!!


you need insane reaction time and a lot more grooved strokes to play it at a high level as far as i know.  the balls are slick unlike tennis balls so it's a lot harder to control its flight path with spin


Yes, but surely not enough physical exertion to constitute a grunt.


Not so sure on this one as very high level ping-pong involves quite a bit of movement around the table with severe lunging and even diving!


Diving? Only if you're playing exhibition style 10 feet behind the table.


Which is what they do at the highest level of ping-pong!

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« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2007, 01:45:47 PM »
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i play both table tennis and badminton for laughs and giggles.  dude668 here is provincially ranked in table tennis in quebec.  he kicks serious ass.


Good for him, it must take a lot of work to play that level.


Yeah, I saw someone at a club playing table tennis, who's a normal tennis player, and he grunted when he hit the table tennis ball!!!


LOL! Not to belittle it as a sport, but the physical aspect can't be too much.


Exactly!!!!


you need insane reaction time and a lot more grooved strokes to play it at a high level as far as i know.  the balls are slick unlike tennis balls so it's a lot harder to control its flight path with spin


Yes, but surely not enough physical exertion to constitute a grunt.


Not so sure on this one as very high level ping-pong involves quite a bit of movement around the table with severe lunging and even diving!


Diving? Only if you're playing exhibition style 10 feet behind the table.


Which is what they do at the highest level of ping-pong!


Correction: it's what they do at the highest level when taking the p!ss. Most rallies last 2 to 3 shots, close to the table, finishing in errors forced by varying spins.

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« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2007, 01:49:01 PM »
Table Tennis

Table tennis does involve much strenuous activity and at time may require flying in mid air.

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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2007, 01:49:54 PM »
On the news, I saw two people at Manchester Airport breaking a new world record for longest time a ping pong rally has gone on for. Some people should try this for real tennis. Anyone know if there's an existing record for that?

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« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2007, 01:50:52 PM »
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Table tennis does involve much strenuous activity and at time may require flying in mid air.


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« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2007, 01:51:47 PM »
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On the news, I saw two people at Manchester Airport breaking a new world record for longest time a ping pong rally has gone on for. Some people should try this for real tennis. Anyone know if there's an existing record for that?


Probably, try Guinness book of Records. Federer-Hewitt in Indian Wells might not be far off the professional record.

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« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2007, 01:52:34 PM »
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On the news, I saw two people at Manchester Airport breaking a new world record for longest time a ping pong rally has gone on for. Some people should try this for real tennis. Anyone know if there's an existing record for that?


I think there is some American guy who does this but I can't remember his name.  Where's Dmast when you need him, this seems like something he would know.

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« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2007, 04:24:00 PM »
I'm no encyclopedia, but the internet puts a virtual encyclopedia at your fingertips.
A quick search reveals the following;

From the BBC:
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Meanwhile, representing Worcestershire in the record books is Steve Worrallo and Alan Benbow.
They hold the title for participating in the longest tennis rally in history, after hitting 24,646 shots over the net at Droitwich Tennis Club on 24 March 2005.
The challenge took them more than seven hours to complete and they raised more than £32,000 for the club in the process.


From the Guardian;
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Library of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum would suggest that the longest rally in a tournament was one in which the ball passed over the net 643 times. The competitors were Jean Hepner and Vicky Nelson at Richmond, Virginia USA in October 1984. Nelson went on to win the match
........

15,674 by Rob Peterson and Ray Miller of USA set Feb 5, 2000 San Diego Ca.....Most serves in tennis history........8,017 (Guinness record) in 10 hours 7 minutes Dec 7, 1998 by Rob Peterson. (please see tennisworldrecords.com for more tennis records)
........

Will Duggan and Ron Kapp (both USA) performed a rally of 6,202 strokes, which took 3 hr 33 min, at Santa Barbara Municipal Stadium, CA on 12 March 1988

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« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2007, 04:29:48 PM »
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I'm no encyclopedia, but the internet puts a virtual encyclopedia at your fingertips.
A quick search reveals the following;

From the BBC:
Quote from: "BBC"
Meanwhile, representing Worcestershire in the record books is Steve Worrallo and Alan Benbow.
They hold the title for participating in the longest tennis rally in history, after hitting 24,646 shots over the net at Droitwich Tennis Club on 24 March 2005.
The challenge took them more than seven hours to complete and they raised more than £32,000 for the club in the process.


From the Guardian;
Quote from: "Guardian Unlimited"

Library of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum would suggest that the longest rally in a tournament was one in which the ball passed over the net 643 times. The competitors were Jean Hepner and Vicky Nelson at Richmond, Virginia USA in October 1984. Nelson went on to win the match
........

15,674 by Rob Peterson and Ray Miller of USA set Feb 5, 2000 San Diego Ca.....Most serves in tennis history........8,017 (Guinness record) in 10 hours 7 minutes Dec 7, 1998 by Rob Peterson. (please see tennisworldrecords.com for more tennis records)
........

Will Duggan and Ron Kapp (both USA) performed a rally of 6,202 strokes, which took 3 hr 33 min, at Santa Barbara Municipal Stadium, CA on 12 March 1988


Right on queue, Dmast comes along. 7 hours is ridiculous. I wonder which one of them missed a shot?

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« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2007, 04:32:19 PM »
Quote from: "kickserve"
Quote from: "dmastous"
I'm no encyclopedia, but the internet puts a virtual encyclopedia at your fingertips.
A quick search reveals the following;

From the BBC:
Quote from: "BBC"
Meanwhile, representing Worcestershire in the record books is Steve Worrallo and Alan Benbow.
They hold the title for participating in the longest tennis rally in history, after hitting 24,646 shots over the net at Droitwich Tennis Club on 24 March 2005.
The challenge took them more than seven hours to complete and they raised more than £32,000 for the club in the process.


From the Guardian;
Quote from: "Guardian Unlimited"

Library of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum would suggest that the longest rally in a tournament was one in which the ball passed over the net 643 times. The competitors were Jean Hepner and Vicky Nelson at Richmond, Virginia USA in October 1984. Nelson went on to win the match
........

15,674 by Rob Peterson and Ray Miller of USA set Feb 5, 2000 San Diego Ca.....Most serves in tennis history........8,017 (Guinness record) in 10 hours 7 minutes Dec 7, 1998 by Rob Peterson. (please see tennisworldrecords.com for more tennis records)
........

Will Duggan and Ron Kapp (both USA) performed a rally of 6,202 strokes, which took 3 hr 33 min, at Santa Barbara Municipal Stadium, CA on 12 March 1988


Right on queue, Dmast comes along. 7 hours is ridiculous. I wonder which one of them missed a shot?


I wonder what they did if they had to go to the bathroom :-o

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« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2007, 04:39:04 PM »
Quote from: "dmastous"
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Quote from: "dmastous"
I'm no encyclopedia, but the internet puts a virtual encyclopedia at your fingertips.
A quick search reveals the following;

From the BBC:
Quote from: "BBC"
Meanwhile, representing Worcestershire in the record books is Steve Worrallo and Alan Benbow.
They hold the title for participating in the longest tennis rally in history, after hitting 24,646 shots over the net at Droitwich Tennis Club on 24 March 2005.
The challenge took them more than seven hours to complete and they raised more than £32,000 for the club in the process.


From the Guardian;
Quote from: "Guardian Unlimited"

Library of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum would suggest that the longest rally in a tournament was one in which the ball passed over the net 643 times. The competitors were Jean Hepner and Vicky Nelson at Richmond, Virginia USA in October 1984. Nelson went on to win the match
........

15,674 by Rob Peterson and Ray Miller of USA set Feb 5, 2000 San Diego Ca.....Most serves in tennis history........8,017 (Guinness record) in 10 hours 7 minutes Dec 7, 1998 by Rob Peterson. (please see tennisworldrecords.com for more tennis records)
........

Will Duggan and Ron Kapp (both USA) performed a rally of 6,202 strokes, which took 3 hr 33 min, at Santa Barbara Municipal Stadium, CA on 12 March 1988


Right on queue, Dmast comes along. 7 hours is ridiculous. I wonder which one of them missed a shot?


I wonder what they did if they had to go to the bathroom :-o


Their shorts?

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« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2007, 03:25:30 AM »
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Quote from: "dmastous"
Quote from: "kickserve"
Quote from: "dmastous"
I'm no encyclopedia, but the internet puts a virtual encyclopedia at your fingertips.
A quick search reveals the following;

From the BBC:
Quote from: "BBC"
Meanwhile, representing Worcestershire in the record books is Steve Worrallo and Alan Benbow.
They hold the title for participating in the longest tennis rally in history, after hitting 24,646 shots over the net at Droitwich Tennis Club on 24 March 2005.
The challenge took them more than seven hours to complete and they raised more than £32,000 for the club in the process.


From the Guardian;
Quote from: "Guardian Unlimited"

Library of Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum would suggest that the longest rally in a tournament was one in which the ball passed over the net 643 times. The competitors were Jean Hepner and Vicky Nelson at Richmond, Virginia USA in October 1984. Nelson went on to win the match
........

15,674 by Rob Peterson and Ray Miller of USA set Feb 5, 2000 San Diego Ca.....Most serves in tennis history........8,017 (Guinness record) in 10 hours 7 minutes Dec 7, 1998 by Rob Peterson. (please see tennisworldrecords.com for more tennis records)
........

Will Duggan and Ron Kapp (both USA) performed a rally of 6,202 strokes, which took 3 hr 33 min, at Santa Barbara Municipal Stadium, CA on 12 March 1988


Right on queue, Dmast comes along. 7 hours is ridiculous. I wonder which one of them missed a shot?


I wonder what they did if they had to go to the bathroom :-o


Their shorts?


Lol, well in the table tennis one, one of the record breakers had to get interviewed after they'd broken it, so they got this other guy to quickly and temporarily take her place. Pretty hard changeover in table tennis, isn't it?

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« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2007, 10:25:17 AM »
From Dmast's research:

longest rally in a tournament was one in which the ball passed over the net 643 times.


No way!  WTF?????    ||-|