Miles of Smiles

Miles of Smiles

Micah Hunt, a member of the Senior Team at Greg Garrett Realty (4th from left) has provided another Kettler table tennis table to the senior residents of The Crossings at Harmony at Independence in Virginia Beach. “Such a great turnout of residents for the event” said...

Stunning news!

Stunning news!

In October 1962 I received a letter from Helga with the news that she was coming to New Jersey to visit her aunt and uncle. Stunning! An inspired series of events! Bernie Bukiet persuades me to enter the Canadians with him; Helga and I meet; Helga informs me that her...

Quebec entries

Quebec entries

One of the participants at the Canadians who caught Dean’s eye immediately was a young player named Helga Bültemeier. She was not only a very good player but Dean found her very attractive. Dean gathered his courage and asked her if she would like to “hit a few.” They...

1962 Canadian National Championships

1962 Canadian National Championships

April 1957 – “I Bernie Bukiet. I U.S. champion,” he said. “You have big country here, how come you can’t find someone beat me?” Bernie was the first real table tennis player I had ever met. He had just returned from South Bend, Indiana where he had won the U.S. Open...

Bobby Gusikoff

Divinely Inspired lives In celebration of Bobby’s birthday "Bobby, let’s go and watch your cousin Leon play ping-pong tonight." From that casual suggestion, made by a father to his son on an evening in the late 1940’s, comes Bobby Gusikoff’s recollection: "As we...

Frank Brennan Sr.

Divinely Inspired lives My good friend Frank Brennan’s life was altered forever on a day in 1959 when he decided to attend the Eastern Grass Court Championships at Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, New Jersey. Frank’s intention was to watch the current...