Through fast-paced exacted movements, players are put to the test as opponents hustle to counter each swing of the paddle in a battle of agility and coordination. A group of 10 RS&H associates did just that as they played an intense, four-round tournament to find out who among them was Denver’s finest racquet slinger.
Perhaps the last time you laid eyes on a ping pong table was at your local Boys and Girls Club, but ping pong tables have been trending in offices across the country. While for some, it may seem a frivolous activity for fun, ping pong in particular has been identified as a game that enhances motor functions, long term memory, and strategy functions within the brain.
By quickly pivoting around the table, chasing the movement of the ball, players are also engaging aerobically. Tapping a ball that weighs only a fraction of an ounce across the table with a paddle may not seem like the most difficult activity, but ping pong – or table tennis, if you’d like – was actually sanctioned as an Olympic sport in 1988.
While it was a hard-fought battle, the Denver office deemed Kevin Curry “Supreme Champion” of the tennis tournament. Runner-up was “Worthy Adversary” Gene Crosz, while second runner-up was Samuel Severns, who organized the tournament for the office.
“I organized the tournament as a way to encourage the office to use our building’s game area and generally get to know the other associates,” Severns said.
Severns even set up a live video stream, so that associates around the country could follow the action in real time.