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Topic: Table Tennis on television-idea
Posted By: Twiddler
Subject: Table Tennis on television-idea
Date Posted: 02/05/2024 at 6:14am
If any of you watched the U.S. Open bowling yesterday they use the ladder system.
5 plays 4  then winner plays #3 and so on. Huge drama as 3 of the matches came down to the last throw.
The pressure was obvious and  there were some notable errors by the pros. Very exciting.
Why? the format promotes drama which any sport needs to succeed in the media.

I have always felt this format would work for table tennis. One game to 21. Show your stuff. On TV if there's no drama the viewer will switch and so will the sponsors.
How do the players qualify get to their spots 1-5? Playing matches on the day before and even on the morning of the afternoon TV show.




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Posted By: cole_ely
Date Posted: 02/05/2024 at 7:18am
Originally posted by Twiddler Twiddler wrote:

If any of you watched the U.S. Open bowling yesterday they use the ladder system.
5 plays 4  then winner plays #3 and so on. Huge drama as 3 of the matches came down to the last throw.
The pressure was obvious and  there were some notable errors by the pros. Very exciting.
Why? the format promotes drama which any sport needs to succeed in the media.

I have always felt this format would work for table tennis. One game to 21. Show your stuff. On TV if there's no drama the viewer will switch and so will the sponsors.
How do the players qualify get to their spots 1-5? Playing matches on the day before and even on the morning of the afternoon TV show.


In that scenario the top seed would only play once right?


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Posted By: Twiddler
Date Posted: 02/05/2024 at 8:34am
Yes. That is the final match.


Posted By: Lightspin
Date Posted: 02/05/2024 at 5:20pm
I think this idea might work well on live TV.  Anyone who has been following MLTT should know by now that the golden game at the end is usually very exciting.  It is one game to 21 of huge consequence.  It could work in singles to draw viewership.  



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