Sore-Loser Table Tennis Kid Just Straight Shoves Umpire Out Of Chair

Some sort of youth table tennis tournament in Russia here, where the loser calmly places his paddle on the table, shakes hands with his opponent, and then just wrecks the umpire's shit before strolling away. » 11/19/14 6:09pm 11/19/14 6:09pm

Table Tennis Player Gets Too Amped, Destroys Sign, Loses Prize Money

Pro table tennis player Zhang Jike won the 2014 Liebherr Men's World Cup in Germany this weekend, and he celebrated by kicking the shit out of a nearby sign before tossing his shirt into the crowd. Take that, sign! I am the best at table tennis and I am stronger than you! » 10/27/14 5:26pm 10/27/14 5:26pm

The Immigrant Sport: What Ping-Pong Means In America

I am standing in a gaggle of table tennis players in a dark bar in Grand Rapids, Mich., on the Fourth of July. Before us, another table tennis player named Donald Hayes is playing Millipede. Donald and the others are all competing in the U.S. Open, the biggest ping-pong tournament in America, but right now that is of… » 10/09/14 12:30pm 10/09/14 12:30pm

This Behind-The-Back Table Tennis Shot Confused The Heck Out Of Its…

This happened over the weekend at the ITTF Kuwait Open (that explains the announcer), but we're just getting it to you now because we assumed you hadn't yet received your Kuwait Open highlights DVD. Sue us. » 2/20/13 1:05pm 2/20/13 1:05pm

I Can't Stop Watching This Guy With No Arms Play Table Tennis

His name is Ibrahim Elhoseny, and he was competing for Egypt at the 2011 African Table Tennis Championships. The video's been around for a while, but it's finally making it's way around the internet today, and HOLY SHIT DUDE IS PLAYING TABLE TENNIS EVEN THOUGH HE HAS NO ARMS. » 12/21/12 5:00pm 12/21/12 5:00pm

Paralympian Dives With Crutch To Make Amazing Table Tennis Shot

England's David Wetherill was born with multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, an extremely rare genetic disorder that restricts the growth of his bones. Just 23 years old, he's much shorter than average, lacks a full range of motion in his limbs (he can barely bend his legs, and requires crutches to walk), and suffers… » 9/04/12 9:40am 9/04/12 9:40am

Can You Guess What This "Nondescript Warehouse Sandwiched Between A…

If you guessed that it was a training center for top-notch American table tennis players, then you are correct and congratulations for not thinking "drugs." The New York Times reported that this warehouse—the India Community Center Table Tennis Center—is a hotspot for Olympic talent and has trained three out of the… » 6/22/12 6:50pm 6/22/12 6:50pm

Stoner Video Of The Day: Table Tennis Legend Marty Reisman Pings The…

You don't even even need to get high to trip out on this. The dashing older gent in the fedora and shades is 82-year-old Marty Reisman, a New York ping pong shark/legend/champ from the old school and what every idiot hipster in Brooklyn aspires to be but NEVER EVER WILL EVEN FUCKING COME CLOSE to being. Want to know… » 3/22/12 5:50pm 3/22/12 5:50pm

Because Why Not, The Best Table Tennis Shots Of 2011

Just watch this Christmas-themed compilation of the best serves, saves and spikes from the 2011 Table Tennis season, then try to tell me these guys aren't athletes. (Revised conventional wisdom for 2012: they are athletes, but their sport is dumb.) [via Kottke.org] » 12/23/11 1:15pm 12/23/11 1:15pm

Here's Video Of A Swedish Table-Tennis Battle Featuring The Elusive…

What you see here, according to the ping-pong aficionados at Sport Post, is "international table tennis player Mattias Oversjo deliver[ing] an incredible no look spin shot against fellow Swede, Jörgen Persson." » 4/30/11 4:45pm 4/30/11 4:45pm

Forrest Gump Really Should Have Grown Up Somewhere Else

Silicon Valley engineers products and then exports them to the rest of the world. The latest innovation: ping-pong-playing robots disguised as small children, built from scratch to ruthlessly dominate the Olympics and win eternal glory for America. U-S-A! » 12/25/09 3:00pm 12/25/09 3:00pm

But Do They Use Flex-o-Lite Paddles?

Last time we featured table tennis, the conversation focused on female players dressing sexier to attract more fans. But now, a pair of 14-year-old identical twins from Brooklyn are going to save the sport the old-fashioned way: with their paddles! » 5/24/09 2:15pm 5/24/09 2:15pm

Table Tennis Needs More Fans; Solution: Women Should Dress Sexier

If only this was the answer to every world problem. Famine? Women should dress sexier. War? Women should dress sexier. You see where I'm going here. That's because I'm following the lead of Claude Bergeret—the Gandhi of ping pong. Bergeret is head of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). And he wants the… » 8/19/08 5:30pm 8/19/08 5:30pm

Hey, Better Than Shaq And The Fu-Schnickens

From our pal Orson at The Fanhouse comes this old promotional video for the Chinese table tennis team. (And don't you dare let us catch you trying to call it "ping pong." These young ping-pongers — dammit! — have a flow quite dope. And they seem very happy to be rapping, that's for sure. » 5/29/07 4:00pm 5/29/07 4:00pm