QL Table Tennis Enthusiasts
This is a group for fellow members who share the same passion for table tennis/pingpong like me! We will be meeting every once in a while for a fun game of table tennis.. So I hope to meet you all soon and play some fun game! :)
I am nearly at the end of my stay this time... unfortunately, I didn't find anyone to play with.
As for free places, if you work in Education City or have a friend who does (so he/she can bring you in as a guest), there is a place to play.
Best wishes... and when I next come back, I hope there will more bites...
Hey guys, where can i play Table Tennis without fee???
Let's get it on guys...
I introduced myself in a previous message.
I am now in Doha for a month and have my paddle etc.
I emailed the Qatar Table Tennis Association but didn't receive any reply about places to play or clubs.
So if anyone would like to practice some and know a good location, please contact me using sfong at qatar dot cmu dot edu
I am at CMU Qatar in Education City and live in the West Bay area.
Look forward to meeting some ping pongers!
Hi, just want to introduce myself to the table tennis enthusiasts here.
I'll be at CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) Qatar for a month or so starting in November and I'd love to be able to find people to practice/hit with.
I used to play tournaments in the USA but stopped for while. My USATT rating was 2167. Recently, I picked up the game again when I went to Shenzhen, China. See my blog posting on updating my game, i.e. learning reverse penhold (including video clips):
I'm a professor at the University of Arizona. I'm currently on sabbatical at the University of Tokyo. I play once or twice a week here in Japan with a friend.
Anyway, hello to everyone, and I hope we can practice some!
Alright, anyone up for table tennis Thursday? say aye.... will PM you details..
Hi every body ... just came back from vacation ..
Would love to play TT ..
Where do u play ???
Can we arrange a group to play within this week ??
if someone know the place .. let's see who is in ? and when could it be?
Okay guys, my buddy chinitasai and I are going to play table tennis tomorrow at 5 pm... To those who are free that time, you may join us.. My hand's been itching to smash some ping pong balls, so who else is up for it? Say "in" if you're free!
Alright you guys, games tomorrow at 8:30 pm.. i need to know, who's in and who's not...post here... :D
Timeline of Table Tennis Milestones
with thanks to the late Ron Crayden (ENG)
and his book, The Story of Table Tennis - the first 100 years
with updates by the ITTF Museum
Adaption of lawn tennis to the dining table with improvised equipment
Several patents registered in England and the USA
Manufactured sets produced under trade names such as Gossima, and Indoor Tennis, with Lawn Tennis style rules
Introduction of celluloid balls to replace rubber and cork ones. The celluloid ball had the perfect bounce, and the game became a huge success
Table Tennis Association and rival Ping Pong Association formed in England; amalgamated in 1903
First books on the game published in England
The game is introduced in China via western settlements
Okay, just got home and i feel so exhausted i think i'll sleep like a baby tonight.. Thank you to the guys who showed up:
chinitasai08 (well needless to say, when im there of course you're there.. :P), ash, smoke,witchstix, and happygolucky
the no-shows, well we had fun and you missed it.. :P
I am looking forward to more great games in the future, I need to practice some more... Sai, my gf, we should do this everyday arrrggghhh... :P
ok guys, i need to know number of attendees if i were to arrange a fun game this coming Monday.. post your confirmation here so i will know how many tables to reserve.. time will be announced later.
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