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Thanks again to our guest (left handed) correspondent Glenn O'Dea for this interesting and of course very true article about left handers...


Have I mentioned before that left-handers are taking over the world? I think I have. But just in case any right-handers out there are in any doubt and are considering not bowing down before us, let me state the facts again.

Despite the obstacles thrown at us (can openers, scissors, etc), many left-handers have achieved great power. Aristotle, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, Leonardo Da Vinci, Toulouse Lautrec, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Lewis Carroll, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Winston Churchill, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jack the Ripper, Chewbacca the Wookie, Bart Simpson... well, you get the idea.

And in table tennis it’s happening as well. Particularly in doubles. Of the last 16 pairs in the Men’s Doubles at the recent Japan Open, 15 pairings were a combination of a left-hander and a right-hander. And the 16th pairing? 2 left-handers. I’m available as a doubles partner if anyone is interested. 

Posted 7 years ago

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Harry Goldstein

Harry Goldstein Posted 7 years ago

Old dogs new tricks--it's true that sometimes it is difficult to get some of the old dogs in my table tennis club to adjust to moving to their left after a serve or receive of serve. I'm left handed and try to get doubles partners to move to their left! I'm an old-old dog with a background in TT with problems with mobility. When I do have a right-handed partner that can learn to move we do very well covering the whole table better with less need for 'mobility'. There is no question that right and left handed partners can do well for the first few strokes in a game.


Joe Miller

Joe Miller Posted 6 years ago

Chewbacca is a lefty!! That I didn’t know

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