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01 Oct 2012

Time To Say Goodbye

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It Goodbye

Frank Herbert said, “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

If curiosity has stricken your mind to why I have begun this blog with a quote about endings, it is because After Dark Ping Pong are announcing our closing down of the site and it’s content.

It has been a truly eye opening experience for ADPP to be a part of a fast growing sport, especially during the best summers of sport of our time, The London 2012 Olympics. However, our time for this particular project is over, but for Table Tennis it is only the beginning.

A new club is opening in London called BOUNCE and the recent World Championships have just been in Liverpool Echo Arena.

To Note: Our site and all it’s content will remain until December.

On behalf of ADPP, Thank you to all our followers and readers for your support and passion for the game that we love. It has been much appreciated and we hope you keep the same enthusiasm the sport needs to continue growing.

Thank you so much for taking us in to your sport and accepting us as one of the leading blogs out there for social and professional sport. We have met some awesome people along the way and been to some incredible events that we wont forget, thanks for having us.

“There’s a trick to the ‘graceful exit.’ It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over — and let it go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity or its past importance to our lives. It involves a sense of future, a belief that every exit line is an entry, that we are moving up, rather than out.” (Ellen Goodman)

A final signing off from ADPP’s Founder and Head Editor,

Jojo Regan and Conor Haynes.

One of our favourites

12 Sep 2012

Ever fancied a flutter on the Table Tennis?

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It is just me or does the idea of betting on a Table Tennis match sound quite appealing?! The ADPP team play ALOT of Poker but I am not a seasoned gambler nor do I spend much time in casinos, but I do like a flutter on the football or rugby every so often, so why not the table tennis?!

With matches on every weekend in the Bundesliga and around Europe, there are plenty of players I would like to back. Table Tennis also has a habit of producing some good underdogs and match upsets. Imagine the odds you could have got on Ariel Hsing taking two sets of world number 2 Li Xiaoxia in the Olympics! Or on Dimitri Ovtcharov walking away from the games with two bronze medals and Timo Boll none!

Funnily enough, Team GB’s Kelly Sibley was sponsored by OLBG the online sports betting website, in the run up the the Olympics as she had little or no national funding, and they stepped in and kept her Olympic dream alive.

We touched on it before but the ADPP team really enjoy a game of Poker, almost as much as we enjoy a game of Table Tennis (That is saying a lot) It is almost impossible to get Marcus off Party Poker (If you want to check out why Marcus is so into it click here for their site) and because he is able to play online he has got into the sport a lot more and buys the magazines and reads online blogs on how to get better at it. If we were able to bet on the Table Tennis it may draw in more people into the sport as they will look to find out which player to back and thus do research and read up online about them. Thus they now know more about the sport!

It is a loose idea but I guess it is working under the assumption that any publicity is good publicity. What are your thoughts on the subject? This one we are really keen to get a response on so make sure to comment below or on our Facebook page!

07 Sep 2012

Extreme Beer Pong: Skill or Luck?!

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This is something we have all tried. The skill shot across the room into some sort of cup or bin.

Now there is always the debate, did you mean it and was it luck or skill?! Check out some of our favourite videos we have found and we will let you be the judge! Click any of the images to begin the video.

Let us know what you think in the comments box at the bottom! Which one was the best?!

05 Sep 2012

David Wetherill’s “Superman diving forehand winner!”

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I am sure you have all seen the shot already, but if this is not worth blogging about than I don’t know what is!! In this Class 6 Group A WETHERILL David (Great Britain) versus KUSIAK Thomas (Germany), the Brit is down 2 sets to 1 and is 4-3 down in this crucial set. Click the image at the top to begin playing the video.

The German puts Dave on his back foot with a body shot that the Brit just manages to return with some fast reactions, then the German sends a cross court backhand shot deep into the corner of Dave’s side of the table and in the blink of an eye the shot of the tournament happens, I wont even try to describe it, just watch for yourself!

The video has been watched around the world almost 3 million times and is as viral as it gets at the moment. Watch out Justin Bieber, you “baby” video is under threat as the most watched thing on Youtube!! Follow David on Twitter at @Wetherill89. He has seen his twitter followers rocket up into the thousands and is at over 3,500!

You can also watch the full match on the video below, the amazing moment happens at 37minutes, so there is a lot of top class table tennis to watch before that point! And make sure you let us know what you think of the video in the comments section below!!

13 Aug 2012

The Science Behind Table Tennis!

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We all love this sport but I bet you did not know all this about it! Make us kind of proud to be players hearing these facts! The video is curtsy of ESPN and they have done a great job bigging up the sport.

Who would have known that the ball can be returned at a speed that is 3 times faster than a blink of they eye?! That has to make impress!

Check them out for yourself and comment below to let us know what you think!