It’s not Ping-Pong, it’s 2Pong: father and son reinvent traditional table tennis
Father and son Darrick and Ben Battaglia have a fresh take on ping pong; and they hope their hands-on invention, 2Pong, will appeal to eventable tennis traditionalists.
2Pong started as a way to pass the time during the pandemic, but has now grown into a family business. The Battaglia’s shared love of racquet sports inspired the pair to take their idea to the next level.
“My dad and my family were always involved in so many different kinds of sports, from volleyball to ice hockey to dancing and that expanded into racquet sports and paddle sports,” Ben told CBC Kitchener-Waterloo.
“We had a ping pong table in the basement for years and it wasn’t until the first COVID lockdown in Ontario that we started putting our table to good use.”
From then on, family table tennis matches started to take place every night, Ben explained, and that’s when the idea came to experiment with different items, instead of using the paddle.
“We have focus gloves in our karate basement, we had dumbbells… balance boards,” Darrick said.
They eventually landed on two paddle-like gloves. Instead of grabbing a paddle with one hand, 2Pong players hit the ball with both hands.
“We differentiate ourselves from the standard ping pong paddle, instead of rubber on the front of the striking surface we use a synthetic vinyl,” said Ben.
“It’s more of a punch, more of a pushing motion than cutting and you use two hands. It’s almost like boxing with a ping pong,” Darrick added.
The gloves also have ball chambers to allow players to quickly reach a ball during a match. The rules are also a bit different, Ben said.
“A special rule we added to differentiate ourselves and get that second serve more involved is that each player gets two serves. The first serve must come from whichever hand they prefer, but their second serve must come from the other come hand,” he said.
Players also have more flexibility and the ability to stretch their arms further in, Darrick said, and when the ball hits the net, “you get to bounce twice to play it back,” he said.
‘It’s quite special to me’
It was special for Ben and Darrick to work on the company together.
“My father worked as a businessman for over 20 years and the experience I was able to gain from him under his care, just listening and learning from him, is invaluable,” he said. “It’s kind of special to me.”
What he learned at school also helped him build the business from the ground up, Ben adds.
“It’s pretty neat that I can link what I learned in school in my recreation and sports business program at the University of Waterloo to what we do here,” he said.
Ben’s siblings also help with the marketing and social media side of the business.
Darrick said they are currently looking at getting an international patent for their idea.
They are also exploring ways to make 2Pong an accessible sport by partnering with Easter Seals Ontario, an organization that advocates for and empowers children and youth with disabilities.
“We try to make the game as accessible as possible so anyone can play it, so we’re proud to be partnering with Easter Seals,” said Ben.
The mention sources can contact us to remove/changing this article
What Are The Main Benefits Of Comparing Car Insurance Quotes Online
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / June 24, 2020, / Compare-autoinsurance.Org has launched a new blog post that presents the main benefits of comparing multiple car insurance quotes. For more info and free online quotes, please visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/the-advantages-of-comparing-prices-with-car-insurance-quotes-online/ The modern society has numerous technological advantages. One important advantage is the speed at which information is sent and received. With the help of the internet, the shopping habits of many persons have drastically changed. The car insurance industry hasn't remained untouched by these changes. On the internet, drivers can compare insurance prices and find out which sellers have the best offers. View photos The advantages of comparing online car insurance quotes are the following: Online quotes can be obtained from anywhere and at any time. Unlike physical insurance agencies, websites don't have a specific schedule and they are available at any time. Drivers that have busy working schedules, can compare quotes from anywhere and at any time, even at midnight. Multiple choices. Almost all insurance providers, no matter if they are well-known brands or just local insurers, have an online presence. Online quotes will allow policyholders the chance to discover multiple insurance companies and check their prices. Drivers are no longer required to get quotes from just a few known insurance companies. Also, local and regional insurers can provide lower insurance rates for the same services. Accurate insurance estimates. Online quotes can only be accurate if the customers provide accurate and real info about their car models and driving history. Lying about past driving incidents can make the price estimates to be lower, but when dealing with an insurance company lying to them is useless. Usually, insurance companies will do research about a potential customer before granting him coverage. Online quotes can be sorted easily. Although drivers are recommended to not choose a policy just based on its price, drivers can easily sort quotes by insurance price. Using brokerage websites will allow drivers to get quotes from multiple insurers, thus making the comparison faster and easier. For additional info, money-saving tips, and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ Compare-autoinsurance.Org is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. "Online quotes can easily help drivers obtain better car insurance deals. All they have to do is to complete an online form with accurate and real info, then compare prices", said Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company. CONTACT: Company Name: Internet Marketing CompanyPerson for contact Name: Gurgu CPhone Number: (818) 359-3898Email: cgurgu@internetmarketingcompany.BizWebsite: https://compare-autoinsurance.Org/ SOURCE: Compare-autoinsurance.Org View source version on accesswire.Com:https://www.Accesswire.Com/595055/What-Are-The-Main-Benefits-Of-Comparing-Car-Insurance-Quotes-Online View photos
to request, modification Contact us at Here or email@example.com
- Woman Asks Friend To Dress ‘Frumpy’ For Boyfriend’s Party
- American Idol Stars Return as Mentors on Hollywood Week Season 21 – Billboard
- American Idol audition for Latter-day Saint teens sends him to Hollywood
- Jennifer Aniston’s pink floral dress is perfect for summer
- Ukraine awaits its moment with the Chinese Xi, but will Kiev be heard?
- Jeremy Strong and Hollywood’s Most Extreme Actors
- BBC recovers BBC Singers after public outcry – BBC News
- UK in ‘most dangerous’ position, with ‘starting to go wrong’ warning
- 33 Stylish Window Treatment Ideas That Dress Up Interiors In An Instant | Architectural Summary
- Courteney Cox asks Monica to clean up her Hollywood star
- Rescue missions in Afghanistan are Hollywood’s latest military movie craze
- Pump Rules’ Raquel Wears Mint, Ariana Rocks ‘Revenge Dress’ in Reunion