Co-Creator of USATT-Net at www.usatt.org
Equipment: Butterfly Cresail Racket, Sriver red and black Max
USTTA Rating: Unoffical level ~ 2100
Greatest 2 out of 3 Match Wins in 1997:
Sean O'Neill - 5 time US National Champion, 2 time Olympian
John Onifade - No stranger to the USATT Top Ten Players list
Sean Lonergan - ACUI Champion
Greatest One Game Loss:
1-21 against Sean O'Neill (I was lucky he
"It's table tennis, not ping pong," I explain for the bazillionth
time. What's the difference? The rules are the same, but until you've
actually seen the sport of table tennis played,
it's hard to have a clear idea.
Table tennis is the number 2 sport in the
soccer), commanding large tournament audiences, and yet remains relatively
unknown in the US where the game of
ping-pong is typically played in the basement.
At the world class level of
table tennis, balls can travel up to speeds of 60 mph and spins of
10,000 rpms are possible. All this at a separation distance usually
averaging only 15 feet between the players.
||What distinguishes the sport from the game
(as the Rephlex Sports guys say) is the
combination requirements of:
It would not be unusual for a
player to lose 5 pounds in water weight during an
intense hard fought 3-out-of-5 game match.
- lightning fast reflexes
- physical stamina
- and the mental toughness
Further discussion on table tennis can be
found on rec.sport.table-tennis