TULSA - What you grew up playing in the garage was ping pong.
Nick Aga-Moody plays table tennis. Let's not get the two confused.
Nick is the top-ranked player in Oklahoma. He won countless tournaments as a junior, and even faced Team USA Olympian Timothy Wang.
"It's neat to see some of the these guys I played with," Nick said. "He would smoke me."
Speaking of getting smoked. Big Al, Sunny from the 98.5 VOO Crew and I took our best, if you can call it that, shot at Nick.
Big Al couldn't muster a single rally. Nick took seven straight points. Game, set, match. Wait, that's regular tennis. Just, match.
During warmups, Sunny showed some promise, but that was in warmups. When the scoreboard got turned on for the real deal, nada. Nick remained unscored upon.
My turn. Eight straight serves and eight straight times I fail to return one. Until the ninth. Finally, one of us got one back over the net.
For those of you keeping score, it was Nick 33, and us, 1. Yikes.
And now that I think about it, we didn't do much better than when we last tried this sport in 2012.
But don't let our failures scare you off. It really is fun. Check out Tulsa Table Tennis if you're interested in learning more about the sport.
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