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Table Tennis and (k)Pop Culture: BTS

(by Steve Hopkins) Table tennis regularly finds its way into Pop Culture in the US.  In April, we ran an article here that referenced table tennis as a part of the plot of episodes of MASH, Last Man Standing, Friends, Girls, The Office, The Gary Shandling Show, The Big Bang Theory, King of Queens, Everybody Loves […]

NBA’s Bubble – Ping Pong, Golf, Billiards Among Limited Leisure Activities

(by Steve Hopkins) When the NBA restarts the professional basketball season on July 30, it will be under strict lockdown rules that are designed to keep the players, staff, and families separated and safe.  The protected area is being called the NBA’s “bubble”.  The NBA released over a 100 page s or new rules for […]

Open Doors: Texas Table Tennis Center (Houston)

(by Steve Hopkins) The Texas Table Tennis Center (TTT) opened last week in Houston, Texas.  Beginning Wednesday, May 18, the State of Texas allowed gyms to reopen and TTT opened for the first time two days later on May 20th. When they opened, they did so with reduced capacity. The tables were rearranged with mostly […]

Open Doors: San Antonio Table Tennis Club

(by Steve Hopkins) The San Antonio Table Tennis Club (SATTC) opened last week in San Antonio, Texas.  Beginning Monday, May 18, the State of Texas allowed gyms to reopen and SATTC followed the guidelines and opened their doors.  The rules initially allowed for gyms to open at 25% occupant capacity. As the club only has […]

Kanak’s Voice

(by Steve Hopkins) On Tuesday night’s finale of NBC’s musical competition series “The Voice”, there was a segment promoting the Olympics. The show hosts were paired with Olympic athletes and given a quick preview of those athlete’s sports. The hosts then tried to participate. Blake Shelton tried Olympic Curling, John Legend tried Artistic Swimming, and […]

“Quarantine” + “Ping Pong”

(by Steve Hopkins) Many in the sport say that table tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world.  That can be tough to quantify – especially when athletes in other sports earn more money and other pro leagues are so popular.  Perhaps the better arguments label table tennis as the most popular “participation sport” […]

No, The Bruce Lee Nunchucks Ping Pong Video Is Not Real (Stop Sending it to Me. Really.)

No, The Bruce Lee Nunchucks Ping Pong Video Is Not Real (Stop Sending it to Me. Really) (by Steve Hopkins/Photo credit: Warner Bros.) There is a video clip showing Bruce Lee playing ping pong with nunchucks (also called “nunchuks” or “nunchaku” – two sticks held together with a chain or rope and used as a weapon).  […]

LIVE LONG PLAY PING PONG

(By Steve Rowe / Aerobic Table Tennis) STEVE ROWE TALKS TABLE TENNIS / LIVE LONG PLAY PING PONG At the age of 15 Steve started to play the game of table tennis. A little late some people would say, we agree. He played at his local youth club in his home town of Wigan. Comet […]

Why Ping-Pong is good for your brain

Why Ping-Pong is good for your brain The mother nature network, mnn.com, features an article “Why Ping-Pong is good for your brain” by Russell Mclendon. “Want better memory, attention, motor learning and moods? Ping-Pong may seem like a simple sport, but it brings a lot to the table.” April 18, 2016 – “First, full disclosure: […]

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