Wednesday, July 30, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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It’s ping to the pong at Table Tennis Class

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CHRIS MORRIS, of Cameron Park, left, goes after the ball in a game of Cutthroat with Stanley Price, of Cameron Park, right, and Mike Denega, of Placerville at the Cameron Park Community Center on July 16. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

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From page A8 | August 07, 2013 |

CAMERON PARK — It’s another summer day and Stanley Price is ready for action. The Cameron Park resident tucks his shirt into his shorts, laces up his shoes, and removes his paddle from its case.

He’s ready for another day of ping pong.

“It’s table tennis, not ping pong,” said Price while tying his shoes. “Ping pong is a commercial word.”

Yes, these players at the Cameron Park Community Center take their game seriously. Two tables are set up, with three players occupying each. They’re playing a type of table tennis known as Canadian doubles, or as these competitors call it, “Cutthroat Tennis” where one player plays against the other two, rotating every third serve until one player reaches 11 points.

Immediately after winning the match at his table, Chris Morris claps his hands and walks over for a fist bump. Morris shows the other two at his table how do perform the move he used to win the match, slicing the ball to induce a certain spin.

“You’re not playing table tennis, you’re dancing,” Price said.

“Just for me I love sports as a whole, or activity in general. Regular tennis, table tennis, doesn’t matter. We’re just playing, having a good time, and getting better. It’s all fun,” Morris said.

Instructor Roy Imai is on the other table, both playing and teaching. He’s decked out in athletic garb, and returning every volley with authority.

“The main thing is to enjoy the game, and improve as you go along. Different people try to play with each other, work out, and improve their game,” Imai said.

Sponsored by the Cameron Park Community Services District, the class, which ran Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon though July and is repeating with another class in August, is still in its infancy, trying to grow.

“Because of the time of day we conduct it, it appeals mainly to seniors right now, but it’s a great game for everybody. In September, I have another class starting in Placerville on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-5 in the afternoon, so hopefully we can bring a wider range of ages in,” Imai said.

For information on uncoming classes, contact Cameron Park CSD at 530-677-2231.

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