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    Posted: 01/13/2021 at 8:02pm
Once upon a time there were three little pigs and a big bad wolf who all played table tennis at the same club. So one little pig decided to build his game around his flat hitting. When he got his game worked out he decided to challenge the big bad wolf. It started well with him hitting a lot of winners and winning the first game. But gradually the tide turned and he lost in 4 (4-11 in the last). The big bad wolf pushed out his chest and said.

For a little pig who is not even hairy
You play a game that is certainly scary.
Your shots do instantly the point win
Whenever you manage to land them in.
But heavy push and strong loop both kept deep and low.
Was the strategy that to your game was the death blow.

The second little pig built his game around looping from both sides. When it was time for him to play BBW, the first game was beautiful to watch with topspin rallies galore. Then the points got shorter and rarely went past the 4th ball with BBW coming out on top most of the time. BBW got an easy 3-0 victory. After the match BBW commented.

Little pig your loops are way up there in level.
It is almost like you made a deal with the devil.
But in any deal you must always read the fine print.
Think serve and return if you need some kind of hint.
Just balance out your level of loop and short game.
And I guarantee the match results will never be the same.

The third little pig decided to play a blocking game. He was a very popular practice partner since he loved to push serve returns and block loops for his partners. He even practiced regularly with some of the better players at the club. When he got to play BBW the results were surprising. All the games were close and they went the full five. Still in the end BBW squeaked out a win 11-9 in the 5th. Shaking his head he said

A pig with a game like a great strong wall.
Bricks of solid blocks held with mortar of strong pushes to prevent fall.
In days past at higher level and youthful fitness.
Power loops blasted through that wall you would have been witness.
And placement so deep and spin so strong.
Your blocks would most certainly have been long.
Now you may never make it to nation's team
But you will cause a lot of good club players to scream.  
Oh, and just one more thing I have to say
I need a practice partner for every Wednesday.

Mark - More of a warthog than a little pig.



Edited by mjamja - 01/14/2021 at 12:13pm
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Your writing level is much higher rated than your ping pong level.  Very goodSmile
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In before Mark reveals hiz Goldilox EJ poem...
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The shift just hit the fan for our three little piggies...

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Originally posted by BH-Man BH-Man wrote:

In before Mark reveals hiz Goldilox EJ poem...

Only problem is the TT version would have to feature 100 beds minimum.
Too much work.

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Great story! 

It made me remember this classic home game.


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Excellent work, and so much wisdom contained within. 
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Once upon a time there were three little pigs and a big bad wolf who all played table tennis at the same club. So one little pig decided to build his game around his flat hitting. When he got his game worked out he decided to challenge the big bad wolf. It started well with him hitting a lot of winners and winning the first game. But gradually the tide turned and he lost in 4 (4-11 in the last). The big bad wolf pushed out his chest and said:

For a little pig who is not even hairy,
You play a game that is certainly scary.
Your shots do instantly the point win,
Whenever you manage to land them in.
But heavy push and strong loop both kept deep and low,
Was the strategy for your game that was the death blow.

The second little pig built his game around looping from both sides. When it was time for him to play BBW, the first game was beautiful to watch with topspin rallies galore. Then the points got shorter and rarely went past the 4th ball, with BBW coming out on top most of the time. BBW got an easy 3-0 victory. After the match BBW commented:

Little pig your loops are way up there in level.
It is almost like you made a deal with the devil.
But in any deal you must always read the fine print.
Think serve and return if you need some kind of hint.
Just balance out your level of loop and short game,
And I guarantee the match results will never be the same.

The third little pig decided to play a blocking game. He was a very popular practice partner since he loved to push serve returns and block loops for his partners. He even practiced regularly with some of the better players at the club. When he got to play BBW the results were surprising. All the games were close and they went the full five. Still in the end BBW squeaked out a win 11-9 in the 5th. Shaking his head he said:

A pig with a game like a great strong wall.
Bricks of solid blocks, held with mortar of strong pushes to prevent fall.
In days past at a higher level and youthful fitness,
Power loops blasted through that wall you would have been witness.
And placement so deep and spin so strong,
Your blocks would most certainly have been long.
Now you may never make it to the national team,
But you will cause a lot of good club players to scream.  
Oh, and just one more thing I have to say,
I need a practice partner for every Wednesday.

Mark - More of a warthog instead of a little pig.

I love your poem. 

I made a few little edits in bold,
And hope you won't get angry and scold.
I will printout a copy and post in the lobby,
As it will make great reading for those who make TT their hobby.


Edited by AcudaDave - 01/14/2021 at 11:14am
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AcudaDave wrote:

I made a few little edits in bold,
And hope you won't get angry and scold.
I will printout a copy and post in the lobby,
As it will make great reading for those who make TT their hobby

Literary critics are useless wannabes who should all be locked in cells and forced to listen to Wiggles music 24/7.

Editors, on the other hand, are knowledgable and very useful.  Thanks for the comments.  I edited the original but not exactly as you suggested.  Those areas definitely needed more thought.  Hope people at your club like it as well.

Mark -  Trying to become the William Shakespeare of TT.   More likely to become a pale image of Dr Zuess.

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Now we need a short story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears with TT mixed in. 
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Originally posted by mjamja mjamja wrote:

AcudaDave wrote:

I made a few little edits in bold,
And hope you won't get angry and scold.
I will printout a copy and post in the lobby,
As it will make great reading for those who make TT their hobby

Literary critics are useless wannabes who should all be locked in cells and forced to listen to Wiggles music 24/7.

Editors, on the other hand, are knowledgable and very useful.  Thanks for the comments.  I edited the original but not exactly as you suggested.  Those areas definitely needed more thought.  Hope people at your club like it as well.

Mark -  Trying to become the William Shakespeare of TT.   More likely to become a pale image of Dr Zuess.

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