Anyone for ping pong?

Discussion in 'Off Topic / Chit-Chat' started by George Farmer, 24 Apr 2009.

  1. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,091
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    A couple of shots of me, taken over the last couple of days during an RAF table tennis tournament.

    I'm ranked 16th in the RAF. The top 10 are like the guys you see on TV. Awesome to watch.

    I'd like to play more but there only so many hours in the day...

    servett.jpg

    smash.jpg

    The second shot is a forehand smash. The shutter speed is 1/640 sec. so you get an idea how fast the ball is moving...
     
  2. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

    Messages:
    1,389
    Location:
    N. Wales
    I used to play a lot in my college days. It was a game I really enjoyed, and would love to get back in to, creaky joints permitting.

    Nice aggression on the forehand, dude!

    Dave.
     
  3. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

    Messages:
    3,268
    Location:
    Daventry, Northants
    Good stuff pal :D love it!
     
  4. glenn

    glenn Member

    Messages:
    358
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    wow you do so many cool things in the RAF, makes me want to join :lol:
     
  5. a1Matt

    a1Matt Member

    Messages:
    2,498
    Location:
    Bromley
    wow! that is one intense expression. I'd hate to be that ping pong ball :)

    I used to play a little bit here and there, a great game that is sadly not played enough IMHO.
    I have played squash, tennis, badminton and table tennis (all badly). TT is by far my favourite of them all 8)
     
  6. Superman

    Superman Member

    Messages:
    1,804
    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Is there anything that George doesn't do?!
     
  7. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

    Messages:
    3,955
    Location:
    worksop, nottinghamshire
    I love table tennis, if we ever meet we shall have to have a game.lol. you look good though! :bored:
     
  8. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

    Messages:
    1,535
    Location:
    Yaxley, Peterborough
    Great pics George, you look very focussed. :D :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
     
  9. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

    Messages:
    3,262
    Location:
    Nottingham
    More of a squash man myself George but good work. 16th is impressive mate. Played a bit of wiff-waff ( :lol: ) myself some years ago but not since they changed the scoring!
     
  10. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

    Messages:
    6,492
    Location:
    newark notts.
    with a look like that george, i feel for the BALL! :lol:

    servett.jpg
     
  11. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,091
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    lol. Nice one, Mark!

    It's worth considering. If you're serious give me a PM and ask any questions. Table tennis is one of the many perks. If you can think of a sport, then the RAF will likely play it and have a huge support network - I've been sub-aqua diving in Belize (world's 2nd largest reef), mountain biking in Snowdonia, playing golf in Arizona and rock climbing in the Falklands.
     
  12. nickmcmechan

    nickmcmechan Member

    Messages:
    224
    Location:
    Dalkeith, Scotland
    i would encourage that too

    i once considered joining when i was made a redundant a few years back
     
  13. Superman

    Superman Member

    Messages:
    1,804
    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Talking about sports in the armed forces I'm refereeing the Cheltenham Rugby League Festival and the Army are in attendance and last time I saw them, they were really good.
    I'm sure the standard of other sports in the armed forces are as good.
     
  14. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,301
    Location:
    London
    Nice one George and congrats on the 16th place, any videos of the event? would be nice to see you guys in action.
    I have never played ping pong but have played many times squash, badminton, and currently play tennis when I can.

    LOL @ Marks edit, great stuff, now you need to do the second one with the ball screaming!!! hehe
     
  15. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

    Messages:
    3,955
    Location:
    worksop, nottinghamshire
    lol
     
  16. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

    Messages:
    3,955
    Location:
    worksop, nottinghamshire
    just been taking some pictures of my brother playing swingball and this reminded me of the second picture :lol:
    3472735075_698efaef45.jpg

    :rolleyes:

    Thanks.
     
  17. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

    Messages:
    1,389
    Location:
    N. Wales
    He`s got some crap on his shirt, Aaron! You should get it in the wash.

    Dave.
     
  18. gt568

    gt568 Newly Registered

    Messages:
    18
    Location:
    Living the Dream in Wilts...
    Whilst the rest of us are busy working :lol:

    And I'd hardly call what you played golf....
     
  19. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,091
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    lol. Good point. Nearly beat you though - on my first ever attempt..
     
  20. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

    Messages:
    3,955
    Location:
    worksop, nottinghamshire
    ha, i'm not complaining with a 5-2 victory 8)
     

Share This Page

Facebook Page
Twitter Page
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice