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      How can I convince my friends that TT is a sport?

      Hello guys!

      So, some of my friends don't want to accept the fact that table tennis is a sport.
      It's quite annoying.
      How can I convince them that it is?
      Does it happen to anyone else here?

      Thanks.

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      Show them a professional match, take them to practice with you and play Falkenberg with them (multiball) because they won’t hit a ball.

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      It is simple, Unfriend them


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      Quote Originally Posted by chintanmashroo View Post
      It is simple, Unfriend them
      haha great idea

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      If you don't want to unfriend them, simply ignore them. You are not playing for them, you play for yourself. What they think doesn't matter.

      Upon further reflection. Unfriend them. They are to unsophisticated and ignorant of the ways of the world to be your friend (since they have never seen Hugo Caldarano play on TV???).
      Last edited by Baal; 2 Weeks Ago at 08:03 PM.

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      they the ones who need to convince you that its not a sport, and that aint happening so ignore them

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      or get them to play someone good who will thrash them

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      Take no notice - unless of course you insist that they have to appreciate TT in order to be your friend.
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      The easiest way is have them watch 2500+ level players practice in person.

      Video never conveys the power, athleticism, and speed of the game.

      Even I was surprised at the power of two 2800 level players at the teams...

      Lubomir Jankaric (sp?) vs the chopper from the French team... breathtaking.


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      Quote Originally Posted by GusShnaps View Post
      Hello guys!

      So, some of my friends don't want to accept the fact that table tennis is a sport.
      It's quite annoying.
      How can I convince them that it is?
      Does it happen to anyone else here?

      Thanks.
      If you don't care about their opinions, don't even bother.

      If you do care, show them how professional TT players train and ask yoir friends to do the same. Let's see how long they can last.

      Passionate about TT

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      Ignore them, I have the same problem with some friends, it's their bad they don't know a spetacular sport like this!
      "Table Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in a atmosphere of total tranquility"

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      Quote Originally Posted by GusShnaps View Post
      Hello guys!

      So, some of my friends don't want to accept the fact that table tennis is a sport.
      It's quite annoying.
      How can I convince them that it is?
      Does it happen to anyone else here?

      Thanks.
      Bring cheerleaders to cheer for you... that ought to convince them... if not, at least they realize you are the more successful guy.

      That could count for a lot.

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      Tell them football isn't a sport (should hit home given your location), it's just 20 sweaty men kicking the ball about. Ask them to counter your statement and when they inevitably end up referring to the specific athletic qualities needed to play football you can point to each one being equally important in table tennis. Fine motor skills, agility, strength, explosive strength, reaction time, stamina - you name it.

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      I forgot to add: when all arguments fail, show them Zhang Jike's quads :-)

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      Quote Originally Posted by GusShnaps View Post
      Hello guys!

      So, some of my friends don't want to accept the fact that table tennis is a sport.
      It's quite annoying.
      How can I convince them that it is?
      Does it happen to anyone else here?

      Thanks.
      ... or give em the pro's in slow motion (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ9nKEFSib8 ), maybe they'll realize it'll still be faster than us in real time

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      Get them to watch this


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      Show the some Chinese trials videos by stiga

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      Thank you guys for the suggestions haha!
      I'll probably just ignore them, but if I really want to prove them wrong, I'm
      going to do what you all suggested.

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      They might be just razing you some. A lot of people like to make fun of your hobbies.

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      Quote Originally Posted by GusShnaps View Post
      So, some of my friends don't want to accept the fact that table tennis is a sport.
      Sooo... how do we convince you that some of your friends are trolling you?

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