For the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.
Some children play. Their enjoyment is ping-pong. They don’t think what is Italy. For them it’s where they are born. They know there are different dialects, different economic conditions, the climate is different too. But in their hearts it’s just Italy.
They admire table-tennis players of other Countries. They are curious, they glance and they compare one another. Deep in their hearts they dream to dress the national team’s sweater, proud to be among the few that represent Italy. With peace and competitiveness. They see faces, ways, colours and the opponents’ flags. All is very exciting, they are happy to belong to a Nation, like all the others.
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A Beautiful Must-Read History of TT Champions
"Boys look at the Stars" allowed me to time travel through TT history and I realized how much I take for granted now. My training builds on knowledge that has been acquired through the sacrifices of others adapting to changes (long pips coming out, rule changes, etc). Mr. Pettinelli beautifully captures the journey of champions, of their sweat, celebrations, and tears. My favorite section is when Waldner visits Senigallia and he writes, "But a racket hasn't a heart. We prefer him to come back, even without a racket." I also love the little sayings before each chapter - so many of them made me laugh! "Boys look at the Stars" is now one of my favorite books!