Hi, I'm Larry Hodges

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Larry Hodges
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Hi Everone,

I'll kick things off by introducing myself. If you are new here, this is the place to start your own thread, and where others can say "Hi!" to you. (There probably won't be a lot of people at first, but there should be a surge in late January - there's a full-page color ad for the site in USA Table Tennis Magazine. There's also an ad on the USATT web page.)

My bio is in the "About" link on the left, so I won't repeat all that. I'm a full-time table tennis coach and writer, and am a member of the USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame. I do most of my coaching at the Maryland Table Tennis Center, along with coaches Cheng Yinghua and Jack Huang, and our new coach, Jeffrey Zeng Xun. Many of you probably know me as a player, coach, writer, and as the former editor of USA Table Tennis Magazine for twelve years. If you have any table tennis questions, feel free to ask me here, or start a thread on the Forum.

I'm also the moderator for the Forum. Later I hope to have others help with the moderation. Starting on Monday, I'll also have a daily blog here. Right now the site is a bit "Hodges-centric," but as others join in, we can remedy that.

bobslapnik
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Re: Hi, I'm Larry Hodges

Looks like I need to info here for registration to be completed.

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Hi

Hi

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Pappy Banet
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Hello Larry :) I am Steve "Pappy" Banet Sr. I hope to learn much here my friend :)

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Hi Mal, In the "Introduce

Hi Mal,

In the "Introduce Yourself" section, you should actually start your own thread, titled with your name or username.

On the other hand, maybe we should have just one ongong thread for people to introduce themselves? What do you and other think?

One thing I have noticed is the description of a '2350 player'. I have not come across this. Can you explain what it means please? It is late at night here so I am probably being a bit thick.

 It's a level of play. Here's a chart that roughly explains it. 

Under 1000 Beginners
1000-1700 Intermediate
1400-1700 Average member of USA Table Tennis
1700-1800 Average tournament player
2000 An "Expert" player
2200 A "Master" player
2350-2650 Members of the USA Women's National Team (5 players)
2550-2800 Members of the USA Men's National Team (5 players)
2800-3000 The best players in the world

 

Mal
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Greetings I'm Mal. (that's BAD in many languages)

 Greetings,

 I'm a newby on your site. My name is Malcolm Collis (Mal) and I am from the other side of the pond in England. I have been playing and Coaching for many years. I am still learning.

 I look forward to popping in from time to time and adding my two pennyworth.

 One thing I have noticed is the description of a '2350 player'. I have not come across this. Can you explain what it means please? It is late at night here so I am probably being a bit thick.

 Good luck with this new site, it looks great to me.

 Mal.

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If you build it... they will

If you build it... they will come....  ;-)

 

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I know you!

I know you! enlightened

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Good luck with the site

Good luck with the site Larry!

Marius

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It's going to take some time

Hi Marius,

It's going to take some time to get going. There's a full-page color ad in the Jan/Feb USATT Magazine (which everyone should receive over the next two weeks), an ad on the USATT home page for the next three months, plus I plan on posting notes on various online forums next week. We'll see if people come in a torrent or a trickle. Check back regularly over the next couple weeks! At least you'll get to read my daily blog.