A tennis pusher grooming through table tennis.
But there’s more to ping pong. It’s a sport available as an indoors alternative, ideal for tennis-mad agoraphobics. And the table aspect of table tennis can influence and civilise the macro game. At the table we learn to say Grace, not to put our elbows on it etc, all things that John McEnroe could have learnt from. Wouldn’t it have been refreshing to hear at the end of a courteously played game, him asking the umpire: ‘Can I leave the court, please?’