On our recent trip to New York, filming for our City Series, we met up with Marty Reisman, celebrated American champion table tennis player and author. He was the 1958 and 1960 U.S. Men's Singles Champion and the 1997 U.S. Hardbat Champion.
Reisman developed his table tennis skills as a hustler in New York in the 1940s, playing for bets and prizes. Notably at Lawrence's Table tennis emporium on Broadway and 54th Street.
He is the oldest person ever to win an open national competition in a racquet sport when he won the 1997 United States National Hardbat championship at age 67.