Top Spin

Top Spin

Streaming Video - 2014
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Inside a cramped gym tucked behind a California strip mall, the clacking sounds of hollow plastic balls whirling at 80 mph are punctuated by exclamations of victory and bitter cries of defeat. Welcome to the hidden world of competitive ping pong. Three fiercely committed teenagers battle their way through the world of elite table tennis. With devoted parents by their side, they have traded normal teenage life for a chance to represent their country on the world's biggest athletic stage: the Olympics.
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: STREAMING VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 81 min.)) : sd., col


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Jul 14, 2018

Really interesting about China's obsession with ping pong. They did throw in an American boy. They show you the families and what they did to promote their children. I enjoyed it.

LPL_RachaelP May 26, 2016

A fascinating glimpse into the world of competitive ping-pong. The young people featured in this documentary have an incredible commitment to the sport, as do many of their parents.

Jan 05, 2016

This was interesting - and it gives you someone to root for in the 2016 Olympics. But I wish it had given more detail about the actual gameof ping pong/table tennis; I didn't come out of this documentary feeling like I knew anymore about competitive table tennis than i did when I started it.


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