“Table tennis, once you have played it with any purpose, becomes the very model for experience itself. In its quick-fire, ironic music – the ball coming back at you faster than thought – you hear the rhythms of reflective conversation and the best exchanges of wit when minds are alert. Table tennis lowers expectation and teaches you to live with disappointment as a necessary function of human engagement. But from the shapeliness of the game, its amused defeatism and quiet undemonstrativeness, you draw consolation too.”
Idag startar Bordtennis-VM i Halmstad! Håller på till 6 maj och sänds i SVT för första gången på 20 år. Bästa TV:n sedan Twin Peaks: The return.