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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Ping...

... and pong!

I should probably say table tennis, but ping pong sounds so much more fun!

Last week, we met with the Urban Sketchers Luxembourg for our monthly sketchcrawl, this time at the National Sports Centre, d'Coque, in Kirchberg.

It is the perfect place to take shelter from the cold, the wind and the rain, and it offers the possibility to sketch a more sportive environment.

That day, a table tennis competition was taking place, a great opportunity to try our hands at sketching a sports event.

At first I tried to sketch one or the other player in particular, but it quickly became apparent that it would be more frustrating than fun, so I focused purely on very fast action drawings.

I have to admit I'm not a particular fan of table tennis, but watching the games was pretty interesting.


After a while, I noticed that most players, even some of the younger ones, have their own styles, some more theatrical than others, specially when serving.



One of our regulars, Denis, invited us all for a drink at the refreshment stalls to celebrate his birthday. Perfect moment to share our impressions and watch some of the games.


In the end, I was so engrossed in trying to capture the action that I didn't even find out who won the competition. 

I did, however, learn that ping pong can be a pretty impressive sport.