The cover shows a table tennis player swinging a racket so fast his arm is a blur. Open the card to see two swift players dueling a ball across the net. This is a card for any table tennis or ping-pong fan. Both are sports in which two or four players use small rackets to hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a hard table divided by a net. The sports are similar but Ping Pong is not as strict as table tennis and is mainly played for fun. Table tennis follows strict rules and is mainly played in tournaments.
Every ball counts.
Hustle and hit and never quit.
The road to victory is uphill.
Play like a Champion.
We’ll make our points
Outwit beats outhit.
Refuse to lose.
Hit me with your best shot.
Ping pong takes balls.
Baby got backspin.
You’re a hot shot.
If you want a soft serve, go to Dairy Queen.
It is a fact of life that people give dinner parties, and when they invite you, you have to turn around and invite them back. Often they retaliate by inviting you again, and you must then extend another invitation. Back and forth you go, like ping pong balls, and what you end up with is called social life.
Also see our Tennis Match card.
World Table Tennis Championships Awarded To U.S.
For The First Time In 95-Year History
The old saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas, so what better place to hold the biggest World Table Tennis Championships in history? Monday Houston was selected as the host of the 2021 world championships, beating out Agadir, Morocco from the International Table Tennis Federation’s short list. The selection of a U.S. city is historic, as it will be the first world championship held in the United States and the first one outside of Asia or Europe since 1939. The event began in 1926.
The U.S. has not brought home any medals since the legendary Dick Miles took bronze in men’s singles in 1959. The sport of table tennis has long been dominated by China, which has nearly double the world championship medals of second-place Hungary. ~Todd Kortemeier is a sportswriter, editor and children’s book author from Minneapolis. He is a contributor to TeamUSA on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.