Austin Preiss has a long and steeped career in table tennis. Both as a player and as a touring professional with his father Scott. Together they have traveled the world giving table tennis exhibitions to military personnel, school kids, and to employees of large and small companies. Last July Austin took time to talk about his game, his equipment, training and philosophy.
This video from ITTF International Table Tennis Federation shows an ITTF official performing and explaining step-by-step a real-life racket testing for an international competition. He checks for ITTF rubber approval then does the four tests for Flatness, Thickness, VOC gas, and Gloss.
This video is a CNC television report from Hangzhou about an event at Zhejiang University celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy. Judy Hoarfrost of Paddle Palace, an original Ping Pong Diplomacy Team member, traveled with the delegation.
Blake Griffin, pro basketball player, tries his hand at table tennis. His opponent: Soo Yeon Lee, pro ping pong player and professional model. While the players were away from the court, many of them had to find new ways to fill their time. Blake Griffin was no exception to this. Fortunately for Griffin, the lockout is over.