This forum has given me lots of information and inspiration, but it has not been until recently that I have gathered the courage to join. So, it is just fair, I think, to follow procedure and introduce myself.
I come from both the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, but I am now playing with the Blacksburg, Virginia (Virginia Tech) club.
You can say that I am relatively new to TT: played with passion, but without proper technique while a teenager, and after many years have recently come back to learn from the very good players in my club.
The style I am trying to develop is one of attack loops combined with drives/push and chops. My handle is shakehand.
I have not had the opportunity to play at a tournament. So, I have no ratings. I regularly play, however, others who are around 1500-1700. I suppose that I am somewhere below their ratings.
My first passion is teaching and history, and that is what I do for living (now I have to figure out how to earn a living with TT)
Hiking, running, science, traveling, electronic music, woods/trees, intellectual films, and museums are some of my other hobbies.
I stumbled on this forum while seeking help in understanding TT equipment and techniques.
I've been meaning to put this topic up for a while...but keep forgetting
I would be a great way to get to know each other if we introduce ourselves and tell us a few things about ourselves. What you tell is totally up to you, but here are a few suggestions:
- where are you from, country and club, where you play
- how long you've been playing (how old?
- playing style
- job or what you do outside TT
- other hobbies
- how you stumbled upon this forum