Mid Hudson Valley Table Tennis Club (MHVTTC)
Our upcoming scheduled meetings are
Thursday, December 23rd
Thursday, December 30th
Thursday, January 6th
Always from 6:30 - 10:30
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Videos of the week!!! To view the youtube videos at full screen, click play to start the video and then click anywhere on the video. It will then open in a separate window where you can stretch it to full screen.
'If you don't know the difference between table tennis and ping pong, you've been playing ping pong.'
Recently I had the pleasure of beating up some drunk people to the tune of $500 as I tried my hand at hardbat. Certainly a different game when my trusty paddle was removed from the equation, but luckily I rose to the occasion. I realize the print from the newspaper scan may be hard to read. Try holding the control key while tapping either '+' or '-' to magnify things.
The hybrid table tennis club/nightclub 'SPIN' in NYC, owned by actress Susan Sarandon, recently hosted an exciting evening where the Swedish legend Jan Ove Waldner (considered by many to be the greatest player of the modern game) blessed everyone with an up close and personal demonstration. The former multiple world champion and olympic champion also gave some of the top U.S. players in attendance a chance to take a crack at him. Of particular note were his games against David Fernandez. Fernandez is rated somewhere above 2500, which essentially places him within the top 20 or so players in our country. If he were to play the likes of any of us there would be virtually no contest. Yet when placed in the context of the great Waldner he is reduced to what looks like a basement player. While he does get his share of points off Waldner it is evident the Swede is toying with him throughout. Rumor also has it that Waldner was quite inebriated during this exhibition. Below is a link to SPIN for anyone interested. Below that are some videos of the event. Enjoy!
Waldner takes on the impressive (normally) David Fernandez.