A 1080p video recorded of the new Donic Perrson 25 table in action at the AT & T Sports Pavilion. This is Karl vs. Kyle on a President's Day open play session. The table is brand new and has a very fast playing surface. Although this was short work against Kyle he normally offers some incredible rallies. This was game 3 of a best of 5 match. Some good smashes and steady backhand topspin action. I recorded this to test the quality of the lower bit rate of the Panasonic AVCHD HD camcorder settings. What do you think?
I have played competitive table tennis since the mid 70's. I travel with other Alaskans to tournaments and clubs all over the US. This match is one of the weekly practice locations at the home of my former coach, Boyd Bennett in Eagle River, AK. Just 10 miles out of Anchorage. Recorded on Feb. 2, 2009. This is just a weekly challenge match for fun. A decent match with rallies going both ways. Limited space with only 12' behind each end and a low ceiling. Recorded to point out the areas of my game I need to work on. Footwork, blocking and consistent form.
Yurey is a young, fast and strong player who has been well coached in Ukraine since he was 7 years old. He and I battled it out for the State Title in April 2009 and he was again tough that day. He was undefeated for the tournament but look out 2010. Shot in SD on digital still photo camera. HD version coming soon.
Boyd is the first inductee to the Alaska Table Tennis Hall of Fame. He turned 85 in Sept. 2013. Alaska first Gold Ulu winner in the 1970 FIRST Arctic Winter Games. This interview was take at his home in Eagle River where he has built a special "parlor" for table tennis above his garage where guests are invited to play typically on Saturdays during the winter months. A gracious host with his wife, Shirley. He was coach for team Alaska from 1970 to 1984 or longer. Know for playing with sponge pips and a wicked backhand flip that fools the best.