Thank you Harvey for sending this info.
Lew was one of the earliest members of our club, joining shortly after it opened.
His friendly demeanor, and his constant smile made him a favorite to challenge. All challengers were comfortable on the table when playing against Lew. He improved his game through the years and added to it, incorporating a vicious spin return before he retired a few years ago with a shoulder injury. All who were fortunate enough to know him, will miss him.
There will be a memorial service tomorrow, Friday, January 19 at 3PM, at Beit Olam Jewish cemetery at 550 Old San Jose Road (Soquel). If you turn off of Soquel and head toward Soquel High School, which is on your left, you’ll see the Beit Olam – Eternal Home – Cemetery on your right.
Lewis will be buried in the Jewish Section, so go through the Jewish Gate, and it’s the section closest to the office building
If the weather is bad, a tent will be set up, and there will be chairs.
A new appearance of OMRON’s table tennis robot, Forpheus. Looks like they continue to improve on it. I’m not convinced it would do well versus most of our club members, but it won’t be long before you no longer need to search for a player when you’re stuck at home!
A group of creative Australians are trying to start a new hip magazine, ARGHK, about the world of table tennis. Looks like it has potential. Only cost $19 for the first issue.
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.