Embarrassing and funny moments

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Joshua Escalada

Joshua Escalada Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff, what is/are your most embarrasing moment(s) in Table Tennis?  And what is/are your funniest moment(s) in table tennis?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Joshua,

I am trying to think of one...   Maybe I can let Jeff start...

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Shripathi ramakrishnan

Shripathi ramakrishnan Posted 9 years ago

heres one. i lost a topspin to topspin rally in a recent bronze medal match and i was 9-10 down. i got so frustrated that i tossed my racket into the air.

as luck would have it, it hit my opponent in the head as he came over to shake hands!

and the best part was they declared it a let cuz my teamates argued hhe hit the table with his left hand!

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

I'm not sure about the most embarrassing but here is one thing that I remember. I was overseas training in China and I was back from the table lobbing. My opponent made a drop shot and I came running in really fast and crashed straight into the table moving it about a foot. My training partner started laughing and the rest of the Australian team starting making motions like I was a charging bull.

Tom Goodwin

Tom Goodwin Posted 9 years ago

i was jump smashing and when i landed i kicked the edge of the table as hard as i could by accident and broke my ankle


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago


Jerome Babiera

Jerome Babiera Posted 9 years ago

When I was smashing I accidentally let go of my racket!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hope it didn't hit anyone!!!

Joshua Escalada

Joshua Escalada Posted 9 years ago

Mine is when I tried the long and fast serve and went out of the window and I went out to get it. It was a school competition and it happened on the practice or warm-up. There are others watching and I was really embarrassed. Thankfully, I got my focus back.

Julio Torres

Julio Torres Posted 9 years ago

One time, i smashed the ball really hard, and i said "Chore", because i thought i won the point, but from really far away the another guy contrasmashed the ball and won the point... everybody, every single person laughted...

bryan george

bryan george Posted 9 years ago

Alois did'nt talk about his embarrassing moments.you ca'nt get away.

Lukas Oberbanscheidt

Lukas Oberbanscheidt Posted 9 years ago

While i played my pants fell Down !


Cloud Cledera

Cloud Cledera Posted 9 years ago

I got a rally that was kind of long and we were already looping at far from the table. Accidentally while going too far, I slipped and my ankle hit a metallic barrier from the side of the court but I was still able to return it and luckily won the point. I was given a 3 minute timeout after that, but I still won that game.

Esteban Mendez

Esteban Mendez Posted 9 years ago

I was rallying the ball with my opponent when I returned the ball from one side. Once my opponent returned the ball on the opposite end, I ran and stretched as far so I could to reach that ball and "Rrrip!" my pants ripped apart from my butt and my underwear started showing. Everyone in the room started laughing so hard and I had to take the pants to my mom to sew it shut. It was so embarrassing.

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Thanks Esteban. That is an embarrassing moment. :) Remember what doesn't kill us makes us stronger!

John Sampson

John Sampson Posted 9 years ago

I was rallying with a friend and we had been doing it for a while and my hands were a bit slippery, I truer to smash a shot and the bat slipped and nearly hit my friend.

Damodar Pai

Damodar Pai Posted 9 years ago

Was when I hit my racket on the wall while I was counterhitting my opponent's smash.

Damodar Pai

Damodar Pai Posted 9 years ago

Another one was when I was a distance away from the table and my ooponent played the drop shot and in an attempt to reach the ball I landed up breaking my racket.

bertus bertus

bertus bertus Posted 9 years ago

I kinda cheated once in a match wich I now feel embarassed about it! :(

It was a stressfull match about wich team would promote to the next division and the score was very tight!
So at matchpoint I made the ball soking wet with the sweat of my forehead and served it long with mild backspin to my opponents forhand wich he tried to loop and ofcourse failed! So he shaked hands and stated: "f.... this humitidy at this place!"


mat huang

mat huang Posted 9 years ago


that sweat thing was funny


bertus bertus

bertus bertus Posted 9 years ago

 Thx... I can somewhat see the fun site of it, but it's  downright unsporty to do this!

Damodar Pai

Damodar Pai Posted 9 years ago

Don't worry Bertus, it is a common thing nowadays.

jan ancheta

jan ancheta Posted 8 years ago

when I made a strong swing and I taught that it was finished and I say cho! but then the ball came back because my friend is a good blocker and then i was like very embarrassed


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 8 years ago

this's mine.

1. When smashing the ball, the bat go off too much and hitted a kid head and made him cried T,T
2. When smashing and flick the ball, my wrist accidentally move hardly and destroyed my strokes with the really cool position to attack but I broke my wrist and need to rest it a little
3. When try to make the incredible jumping smash, I don't hit the ball but I fell down and lose the point (look cool huh ?)
4. When try to make the high toss serve, the ball fly off and I tried to catch it but it fell down and hit my head
5. When one of my rubber are half peeled, I hold it with the penhold grip and the peeled rubber on the backhand, I made the bat face to the opponent and it looks like mouth that are close and open :D :| :D :| :D
6. When topspining the ball hard and the ball goes to the opponent side and I shouted HOSAH loudly... But actually the ball is out and... get laughed...
7. When my face got smashed (I tried to return it with my bat so I go catch the ball but it already hitted my face hardly)
8. When tried to return a very short ball near the net, I force my body to move forward but I can reach the ball and my face hitted the table and I drop my bat
9. When try to move sideway, my body hitted the net and the net drop down and stopped the game...
10. Very aggressive so that I fell down.


I don't know which part is the most embarrassing and the funniest as I think all of the is funny, embarrassed are depends on each person that they will feel embarrassed or not and I don't feel any embarrassed as I think many people ever happened such a thing...

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