Celebrate Like Harimoto

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Have you ever wanted to celebrate winning a point like Tomokazu Harimoto? Well now you can thanks to our in depth analysis.

Posted 6 years ago

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Taylor Donaghy

Taylor Donaghy Posted 6 years ago

Hah! I love it! Completely agree with you, when people complain about Harimoto they're just being sticks in the mud. Love his enthusiasm! 

Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson Posted 6 years ago

I, too am on the Harimoto bandwagon.  He is a complete sportsman.  I look forward to watching him win major titles in the very near future!

jason poulos

jason poulos Posted 6 years ago

I don't mind celebrations by the pros in big tournaments but
1. It seems more appropriate at the end of a set or match, not every point. That's just irritating.
2. Some celebrate when their opponent makes a mistake. That's just bad sportsmanship.
Table tennis should be fun, especially at the club level, but what's wrong with good sportsmanship?

dean gochev

dean gochev Posted 6 years ago


I like Tomokazu very much!

I just wrote a fun and informative article about all the shouts and shouting in table tennis, but it’s in Bulgarian so I doubt anybody will be interested in reading it. Unless I choose to translate it into English, that is.

CHO comes from the Chinese phrase “Hao Cho”, literally meaning “Good ball”. But because the sound “Hao” is weak when pronounced with an open mouth, in time the phrase was shortened only to Cho.

LE in Chinese means “again, once more”. So, CHO-LE means “One more good ball” or “Another good ball”.


I hope this helps. 

Jaime Murray

Jaime Murray Posted 6 years ago

Tossssseeeeee!!! i heard a high rank player yell for his points, is there someone who wants and can show me how the ranking system in Australia goes, in the sence its difficult to translate my divisions in holland to your divisions in Australia, or the Us or England for that matter.....because a high rank player from holland yelling Tosssseeeee!!!! is not going to leave you know how high (or low) Cheers, from here -;)

Gary List

Gary List Posted 6 years ago

Every point a little annoying I feel. I think tennis is worse these days as well. Screeching at the top of ones lungs and,  after every strike,  of every ball hit,  falls under the banner "unsporting like" in my opinion. Of course these players are superb, however a little more respect for the other player could be shown. Celebrate sometimes sure,  why not, every dam shot, nar not for me.. barrrr humbug lol......

Andrew Savige

Andrew Savige Posted 5 years ago

Your hilarious video (combined with a recent World Cup Neymar challenge at work) provoked this Harimoto office celebration at work today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPt9233tj-k

Love to see others post their own original and creative Harimoto celebrations!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Ah brilliant Andrew... Love it...

Now there is a challenge!  Anyone else think they can better these Harimotos?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago


This is such a good idea we are going to run a competition till the end of the Australian Open.

Get a group together and give us your best Harimoto celebrations... It can be a work group or club group, social group or even your family...

Post the video on Youtube and put a link here like Andrew has done.

Winning group wins 4 PingSkills T-Shirts.

Andrew your work group is the current leader...

We are looking for creativity and entertainment... Jeff and Alois will judge the entries at the end of the Australian Open... N.B. Tomokazu Harimoto, sorry you are not allowed to enter!

F Wilson

F Wilson Posted 5 years ago

I guess I am just "old school", I am totally against this type and frequency of demonstrations.  To draw a parallel with tennis, I have to mute the sound when watching many of the "grunting/screaming, child birth" noises from many players, where it seems the women are the most annoying.  I appreciate the talent of these athletes but the constant "celebrations" in any sport grows wearisome, note the NFL after every play, sigh.  Also note that in junior tennis there is a strong movement to coach out the screaming as more and more people are turned off by it.  Table tennis should nip this in the bud while it is NOT pervasive throughout the sport, IMO.

Rohan Keogh

Rohan Keogh Posted 5 years ago

@Dean, thanks for the info.  Good to know :)

@Jason and @Gary, I'm aligned with you guys.  A bit is engaging and helps ramp up the atmosphere and entertainment value.  Virtually every point though is actually detracting from the game itself and gets tiresome. 

@FWilson, I've actually given up watching women's' tennis (and much of the men's too) because of the excessive screaming. If one of Harimoto's opponents starts doing the same I won't be watching those TT matches either :(

Andrew Savige

Andrew Savige Posted 5 years ago

Alois, thanks for running this competition, which, for me, is simply about being creative and having some fun. We had more fun today during a sunny lunch by Sydney harbour, adding to our original with this new and improved comp entry: Celebrating Harimoto on Sydney Harbour. As for Harimoto the table tennis player, I find him very exciting to watch on youtube and am looking forward to finally seeing him in action live in the Australian Open this week.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

OK who is paying you guys at work?? Love it...

Dib Hassan

Dib Hassan Posted 5 years ago

Andrew has set the standard well for us

Sneha Motiani

Sneha Motiani Posted 5 years ago

This is my Harimoto celebration:https://youtu.be/_L9E6A4eb6k

Hope you like it


jason poulos

jason poulos Posted 5 years ago

This is how you celebrate. Better than Harimoto. Waldner!


and in case you think that was a fluke



Johnny Mike

Johnny Mike Posted 5 years ago

Thank you coach. I'm searching for Harimoto's equipment. Do you know real blade he is using?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

No I am not sure. Someone might know.

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