Three teenagers' quest to qualify for the 2012 US Olympic table tennis team.

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Three teenagers' quest to qualify for the 2012 US Olympic table tennis team.

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$150,000 (estimated)

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$868 (USA) (23 October 2015)

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$5,858 (USA) (27 November 2015)
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Both directors for this film have earned M.F.A. degrees in Documentary Filmmaking from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. See more »

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Barney Reed: Table tennis is a lot like martial arts and boxing combined with chess.
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The end credits include video of several "associate producers" playing ping pong. This was one of the rewards for a $1000 pledge on Kickstarter. See more »

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Follows Top Spin (2010) See more »

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Well Presented Documentary
27 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This well presented documentary, directed by Sara Newens and Mina T. Son, focuses mainly on 3 American teen table tennis phenoms, namely Ariel Hsing, Lily Zhang, and Michael Landers. The film follows them as they arduously and relentlessly train, with the hopes of making the U.S. Olympic Team, heading to London in 2012.

We'll follow the 3 teens as they continually practice through training or tournaments, to try and achieve the agility, dexterity, and athleticism required to be a world class table tennis player. At the same time, they are trying to juggle their schoolwork and upcoming college entrance applications, while also trying to have some kind of a social life amidst it all. They'll be interviews with them, as well as their parents, coaches, and friends along the way.

All in all, this well paced documentary kept my interest throughout, and I found it all quite interesting and informative as well.


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