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.
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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.
As an early supporter of the film, Top Spin, I finally watched it and discovered a film that should appeal to both TT fans and non-TT fans. The “cast” of characters have a very modern attitude toward the world of competition, and the filmmakers give a great “behind the scenes” look at what is not a simple world. A great documentary!
Find it streaming and on DVD.
Check it out http://www.newvideo.com/docurama/ping-pong/