"Ping Pong", otherwise known as "sandpaper table tennis" or sometimes "hardbat table tennis" returns to old fashioned equipment, using sandpaper instead of a soft, grippy rubber on bats. The scoring system is also different - games are played up to 15 points with a "sudden death" point at 14-all. Rallies tend to be longer and significantly reduced spin is a great leveller.
A great opportunity to try sandpaper table tennis is happening in Aberdeen very soon. ADTTA Sandpaper Bat Tournament will take place at Westburn Sports Centre on Monday 18th November, link to the entry form is provided below the article. Entries will be accepted till Tuesday, 12th November. Tournament entry fee is £5, play starts at 6.30pm with doors open from 6pm.
If you'd like to give it a go and try sandpaper bat before the tournament, feel free to come to taster session on Monday 11th Nov. Taster session is held at Westburn Sports Centre as well, starts at 7pm and cost £2 to attend.