Liverpool's Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Concepcion, who was due to try his skills against a ping-pong
robot which fires out endless balls, said: "Ping
is by far not about hitting a ball to and fro.
RAY: Imagine you hung a bunch of ping-pong
balls from the ceiling in your garage to simulate a moment of a rain storm that's been frozen in time.
In his off-beat and engrossing new book, Ping-Pong
Diplomacy, journalist Nicholas Griffin chronicles the history of table tennis from its birth through its role in the Nixon era detente and shows how the game has been inherently and intentionally political from it's earliest days.
What's nice about this is, after I did 'Atlantic City', people started sending me lemons, and now they're sending me Ping-Pong
tables which are much more interesting
We love Ping-Pong
and wanted to bring this unique concept to the Middle East.
Mark French, a mechanical engineer at the university, and his graduate students Craig Zehrung and Jim Stratton, have shown off their customised ping-pong
gun that can fire the balls at a speed of more than 400metres a second, or about Mach 1.
And Klitschko, 40, revealed: "To help reflexes, I work with table tennis balls and I enjoy playing ping-pong
According to Kazm Khazal, head of the Iraqi Ping-Pong
Federation (IPPF), Erbil will host an international ping-pong
competition on January 26-29.
The game also received a boost from ping-pong
loving celebrities like Damon Albarn, the frontman of British band Blur, and Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon.
STANISLAS WAWRINKA may play second fiddle to Roger Federer in the Swiss tennis rankings but he's better at one sport - ping-pong
SIR - Much is being made, following the ELVs (Experimental Law Variations), of ping-pong