Metaphorical but recently in the Mediterranean country, in reality the Alpha Kallithea Club ascended the heights, they reached for the sky.

A dinner table surrounded a table tennis table, supported on a special platform and hoisted by a crane to raise the stage some 30 metres above ground level, was organised.

One of the guests was a player who did scale the heights on one occasion in particular, when he beat the legendary Swede, Jan-Ove Waldner, in the early rounds of the Men’s Singles event at the Liebherr 2003 World Championships in Paris;  national champion, Kostantinos Papageorgiou, was on board alongside former national champion Archontoula Volakaki.

“It was very nice experience an event properly organized and I enjoyed it. The weather helped but it blew little. The view was beautiful and the sense of playing table tennis at a height of 30 metres was truly unique.” Kostantinos Papageorgiou

Supporting the project “The Child’s Smile”, a total of 20 intrepid voyagers were on board, with some one hundred well-wishers below applauding the efforts of the potential steeplejacks.

Keep the ball on the table, vital when trying to scale new heights