Continuing on with my voice training,
I also got to practice some table tennis today!
The world table tennis championships will be airing on TV Tokyo starting in May.
It’s an important tournament that will determine participants for the Olympics!
To be honest though… I don’t really know much about table tennis at all ><
All I know is pretty much from elementary and middle school gym class.
But back in January at the national stadium
I was able to watch the “All-Japan national championship”
and I started to find table tennis pretty interesting
Personally, I’ve only ever dealt with sports like dodge ball or futsal…
with big balls on big courts
so I always had the impression that table tennis was a really delicate sport
But! when I actually watched it, it was pretty intense
Particularly in the men’s matches
I was so surprised like “I had no idea they could still hit the ball while being so far away from the table!”
Also, apparently there’s only a specific time when the players are allowed to grab their towels
so until that time comes, they are playing while glowing in sweat
Rallying back and forth on the table with such a small ball in table tennis…
it’s just so amazing
Watching the rallys just take your breath away
There’s still a lot I don’t know about the sport
but I hope to continue learning about table tennis
With the world table tennis championships this time
the players to look out for are Fukuhara Ai, Ishikawa Kasumi, Hirano Sayaka
and for the guys: Mizutani Jun, Kishikawa Seiya, and Matsudaira Kenta.
It’ll be interesting to watch the players fight to represent Japan
It’s coming up soon so I hope all of you guys will watch ^^
By the way, regarding the 2011 world table tennis championship in Rotterdam
that will be airing every day starting May 9th
We will be starting the Tohoku earthquake victim support project called “WASURENAI 3.11”
they also have opening a home page as well
The Japanese table tennis association has set up a donation account
and will be working together with TV Tokyo
(TV Tokyo channel 6, May 9th ~ 15th)
They are aiming to provide long term support with this
so throughout the 2011 world table tennis championship
the players will place the charity slogan “WASURENAI 3.11”
on their uniforms as they play.
After the tournament, the donation account and website
is expected to continue working to accept support
We appreciate your cooperation
The official “WASURENAI 3.11” website is here