Table Tennis

Gordon Dinnis was very good at table tennis and I always wondered when and where he began this hobby, and looking back through his photographs taken during the second World War I think I’ve found out!  The pictures below show him playing table tennis, along with a group of people and a competition document.  The document is dated 1946, which is after the end of World War 2 but he didn’t come home until 1947.  At the bottom of the document is a handwritten note ‘Played at the Royal Palace, Naples on Feb 2nd 1946.  Gordon got to the quarter finals of this championship, losing to S/Sgt Edwards who went on to win the finals.

Here is a link to The Royal Palace, Naples.  Naples was the most bombed Italian city during World War 2 and The Royal Palace was very badly damaged by US bombing.

http://www.pompeiin.com/en/Royal_Palace_of_Naples.html

Table Tennis World War 2Gordon playing table tennisGordon second from right

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Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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5 Responses to Table Tennis

  1. Is it the same game as ping pong, I wonder?

  2. Yes, it is the same as ping pong!

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