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'Everything You Know Is Pong' excerpt

Originally Published: January 18, 2011
By Roger Bennett and Eli Horowitz | Special to Page 2

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from "Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes Our World," copyright 2010 by Roger Bennett and Eli Horowitz. Reprinted with permission from HarperCollins Books.

Ping Pong as Aphrodisiac

The spins. The slams. The serves, the fakes, the mistakes. The rubber paddles. The harder you hit, the harder it comes back at you, and sometimes luck is more important than skill. This is what we talk about when we talk about ...

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