“By the time Judy (Bochenski) Hoarfrost was 15 years old she had been the youngest member of the historic USA Ping Pong Diplomacy team that opened the door and relations with China almost 50 years ago.

Barbara Walters had interviewed her on national television in addition to numerous other media interviews. She had spoken to conventions and had addressed the Oregon Legislature and shared the podium with the Oregon Governor at the Portland Coliseum.

And in the summers of 1971 and ’72, Hoarfrost played all comers on tables set up in shopping malls, sleeping in hotels and in a camper in a barnstorming tour through most of the country to promote table tennis.”

Please click to read the full article from Richard Finn of USA Table Tennis.