Sunday, July 17, 2011
Posted by Kriss Gates
We thought it would be fun to have a Ping Pong table for our elders to play on P-day. However, the best prices on "Indoor" tables was over $600 and it didn't look very sturdy. The good ones cost about $1200. Remember, everything has to be shipped in. We gave up on buying one, but not on playing Ping Pong with the elders. Ed bought a piece of plywood and Elder Hancock bought a couple of paddles and balls... and the fun began. Notice that the "net" (or broomstick) is first propped on big seashell clumps, Ed found on the beach. Then we tried books. And then our son Chuck and his wife Ashley sent us a real net... with clamps and 4 new paddles and some balls. We are now set! We held our first official tournament a week ago. Elder Gates is an outstanding Ping Pong player ... but Elder Thompson was nothing short of amazing... and he was the champion! Stay tuned for future ping pong action.