A new generation of plastic balls made with ABS plastic seem to be a noticeable improvement over the initial plastic balls (poly). For a more official review check out:
I’ve been experimenting with the Andro version which has also been getting decent reviews. So far, I feel it is definitely closer to the feel of the celluloid ball than the poly balls. Need to give it a few more weeks of play to be sure. If you’d like to try it out, post a comment below and I’ll bring one into the club.
A new-style tournament with different rules and slightly different table is now in progress in Malaysia. 24 of the world’s best players are in it for the largest ever TT prize US$1.75 million. More info.
Sorry folks, the club is closed the week of May 23 and May 25.
Fact or Fiction: The Life & Times of a Ping Pong Hustler is a documentary about Marty Reisman, one of the most famous American players of his era. Now available to stream on devices with Amazon Prime or YouTube if you pay. I just watched it last night and though it doesn’t have nearly enough ping pong in it, it is worth seeing for a bit of history and the wacky character of Marty Reisman himself at the end of his life.