January 11, 2017

Timmy and Ping-Pong and Calfie, Oh My!
Tim moved in with me yesterday around 3PM, and within minutes we were hard at work, me doing pages of Volume 19 of his History of U.S Table Tennis, him saying "This goes there! Scan this! Type this! No, you fool, that's not what I meant!" We did the front and back covers and the first 15 or so pages (of a projected 500), plus I scanned and fixed up a bunch of other photos. We then left for dinner at about 5:15 PM, Carrabba's. (It's a nice Italian chain, with lots of authentic Italian dishes with Italian-sounding names. I had pepperoni pizza, Tim had Linguini with white clam sauce.) After dinner, he went to bed (around 7PM as usual for him), and I stayed up late writing. (A new SF story, plus started on the blog.)

I went to bed after midnight, was up by 5:30AM to get the blog down, and to be ready to work with Tim by 7AM. As I write this, I'm looking for more ways to postpone getting started with Tim, because once we start, we'll be at it ALL DAY!!! At least until 5PM, when I leave to coach.

The calf injury is 2/3 healed, but I'm still worried about re-injuring it. But I'm going to go ahead and do the one hour of coaching I have scheduled tonight, with a 1700 player. I'll likely just block and feed multiball - not sure if I should play open rallies, but we'll see.

2017 USATT Election
Here's the USATT info page (including campaign statements) - it's Attila Malek vs. Rajul Sheth in this upcoming battle to the death to be on the USATT Board! Voting begins on Jan. 14 and continues for two weeks. 

3 Reasons to Feel Good After a Tough Loss
Here's the article.

Ask a Table Tennis Coach
There are more episodes available at Expert Table Tennis.

History of U.S. Table Tennis, Volume 18 (1990-1991)
Here's chapter 16! Or order your own print copies at TimBogganTableTennis.com.

President of the Puerto Rican Table Tennis Federation Proud of 2016 Campaign
Here's the article from Butterfly.

Featuring Vladimir Samsonov
Here's the new video (41 sec).

Two New Table Tennis Guinness World Records Set
Here's the video (27 sec).

Ping-Pong Trick Shots by Jeyx
Here's the video (6:35).

Curvy Table?
Here's the picture - try rallying on this! (Here's the non-Facebook version.)

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