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sarahherlee
01-23-2012, 06:09 PM
contents from Sarah Her-Lee's Blog (http://www.sarahherlee.com/2012/01/promotional-videos-tiago-apolonia-and.html#more)

I came across three very cool promotional videos featuring Tiago Apolonia (Portugal National Team) and our very own Ola Ratka from New Zealand!! :) (New Zealand Junior Team), and Trent Carter and Paul Pinkewich (Australian Senior and Veteran Teams).

Tiago's video is of a streets style, consisting of music and cool ideas of show table tennis in a different way by using an unique venue and objects suchs as cans and steel buckets to showcase the skill of accuracy. Towards the end of the video Tiago comes to a table - again unique in its style and begins hitting with a challenger. What happens next is arguably the coolest thing I have ever seen.....!

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Ola's video is of a very different style. Since table tennis is a minority sport in New Zealand, her video shows the audience what table tennis is like internationally, and she explains how much training goes on to prepare for a match. As a junior, she has set her goals on representing New Zealand on the bigger international stage. She openly shares her goals and what she is doing to achieve them. One very important person is her coach Hyo Joo Lee and they show how the training is done behind the scene..

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Ola Ratka (New Zealand)

Trent and Paul's video is also of a street style - There are many people that gathered to see a 'fight' between Trent and Paul. They fight (playing table tennis) in a very different way and to a nice sound/beat that goes with the bounce of the ball.

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The videos are here:

Tiago Apolonia (Portugal National Team)


http://vimeo.com/30590505

Ola Ratka (New Zealand)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dYbVIRRBRg

Trent Carter and Paul Pinkevich

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=509e3bfebm4

azlan
01-23-2012, 06:17 PM
Wow, I'm very impressed with Tiago's video. Unique I might say. Thanx for putting all of them on, Sarah.

Matt Hetherington
01-23-2012, 06:23 PM
Wow I never knew Trent had that video, is it new? I think that's the best one. Awesome that ITTF put Ola's link on facebook! I heard she's training pretty hard in Korea so will have to see if she can slap me off when she gets back. BTW everyone that stadium in Ola's video is where I work and train now :D

Tiago's video is certainly unique lol it's a bit abstract I guess

azlan
01-23-2012, 06:37 PM
BTW everyone that stadium in Ola's video is where I work and train now

Amazing place Matt. Wish I could train there. They should also feature you training with Ola...:)
I noticed that she's a slapper, just like someone I know here in the forum, but can't really put my finger who the guy is though :)

Michal_Z
01-23-2012, 09:20 PM
Well.. I tryed to show Tiagos video to my gf..
To see if their idea - to promote table tennis.. works..
She said: "What can I say? Music was awful.. But it was interesting, at least.. But Im sure It could be made better.. That music was really horrible! Anyways - I dont really understand what should that be about? Ad for what? For that player, how great he is? Ad for pingpong? Ad for Tibhar? Or just to kill some boring time? :D"
Then I explained her, that it was ad for pingpong.. she said: "Well if this is really video to make someone play pingpong - it didnt work for me. Absolutely.."

So I think they really should make it better..
And my gf said she will think about something,.. if it will be possible, maybe we will create something.. ;)

Then you can rate :D

For me the video was kitschy.. They way - Tiago was cool, in good clothes, in cool shoes, make up on, hair perfect..
What the hell would he do in a place like that??
And. . the fire instead of the net? COME ON! .. I bet the ball would light after first serve, hehe..

Its a nice idea to promote table tennis, but there has to be a better way..

Matt Hetherington
01-24-2012, 04:01 AM
Amazing place Matt. Wish I could train there. They should also feature you training with Ola...:)
I noticed that she's a slapper, just like someone I know here in the forum, but can't really put my finger who the guy is though :)

It is a great venue, 17 tables permanent table tennis venue, something we are lucky to have in a few major centres around NZ but not really the players to appreciate them to full. haha dunno who ur talking about :P

WiWa
01-24-2012, 10:01 AM
The one with Apolonia is really cool! :D Thanks for sharing those vids Sarah!

ttwfan
01-24-2012, 11:22 PM
Who is that slapper in the bright green shirt?!?! Hehe im unable to post links yet but youtube search 'hetherington vs chin'
!!!

blahness
01-25-2012, 12:07 AM
Never knew Tiago can look so bad-ass....hahahah

ttwfan
01-25-2012, 02:39 AM
Tiago's video is the best I reckon. I enjoyed it. Well made video :)

Matt Hetherington
01-25-2012, 11:29 AM
Who is that slapper in the bright green shirt?!?! Hehe im unable to post links yet but youtube search 'hetherington vs chin'
!!!

No man not that match! I was mucking round being an idiot and you videod it! lol

PlasmaLight
01-25-2012, 11:39 AM
tiago rocks :) amazing video

Dan
01-25-2012, 03:50 PM
No man not that match! I was mucking round being an idiot and you videod it! lol

Haha wheres this video guys?

azlan
01-25-2012, 05:09 PM
No man not that match! I was mucking round being an idiot and you videod it! lol

By the way Matt, is it this video?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym8ZMJ0H4rw

Btw, what was the reaction that you did on 3:30?? :)

NorthAyrshireTTC
04-21-2012, 08:45 PM
Tiago's video is a cracker. Need more stuff like that in the world of table tennis.

dici
04-22-2012, 12:34 AM
By the way Matt, is it this video?

Btw, what was the reaction that you did on 3:30?? :)

lol...


but actually in this video, I'm more concern about the lady umpire >.>

Matt Hetherington
04-22-2012, 12:38 AM
hey watch it you lol ;)

UpSideDownCarl
04-22-2012, 12:45 PM
hey watch it you lol ;)

Hey Matt, I think Tiago took the ball from your avatar for the end of his video. :)

UpSideDownCarl
04-22-2012, 01:00 PM
By the way Matt, is it this video?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym8ZMJ0H4rw

Btw, what was the reaction that you did on 3:30?? :)

I vote for this video as the best one.

Matt's game plan:

1) How much can I joke around without losing a game?
2) How many times can I smack the ball and miss without losing a game?
3) How many smacks should I make?
4) Will tequila help?

It looks like you are having a lot of fun in this video Matt. :)

Oh, and Azlan, you have to love that facial expression at 3:30. Thanks for catching it. :)

azlan
04-22-2012, 01:16 PM
Hahahaha you got to love that little expression..priceless!LOL

UpSideDownCarl
04-22-2012, 01:50 PM
Hahahaha you got to love that little expression..priceless!LOL

You also have to love how much Matt is clowning around and having fun. Totally entertaining.

Matt Hetherington
04-22-2012, 01:51 PM
lol yea alright you two, just you pipe down lol

Matt Hetherington
04-22-2012, 01:54 PM
By the way how did you know Tequila was part of my game plan? :P aha

UpSideDownCarl
04-22-2012, 02:15 PM
By the way how did you know Tequila was part of my game plan? :P aha

LOL.

Facebook. :)