Summer Sale Extended! Get unlimited digital access for 13 weeks for $13.
Topics

Table Tennis

Locals make table tennis a couples activity with strong showings at U.S. Open

Locals make table tennis a couples activity with strong showings at U.S. Open

David and Donna Sakai are something of a celebrity couple in the world of American table tennis, Hall of Famers as comfortable putting on halftime exhibitions in front of NBA Summer League fans in Las Vegas as they are training while family members look on in the basement of their Bowie home. “We call it the Green Room,” David said Tuesday, referring to the 40-foot-long space that features a Plexiglas window from behind which their five daughters, as well as their son-in-laws and grandkids, can watch without getting in the way of their two- to four-hour practice sessions. The Sakais, who celebrated their 68th birthdays five days apart this year, have more than 150...

Loading
81°