Resources on Game Room Game Tables
Why Do We Play Foosball?
This site begins with a reminiscence article discussing foosball from a very personal perspective. If you're deeply into the game of foosball, if it is something that is more than just an occasional diversion for you, then you should find this personal reminiscence of great interest. Additional, however, this site delves much more deeply into the game of foosball, covering such topics as tactics, game results, a whole slew of helpful tips and hints for playing the finer points of foosball that I doubt you'll find anywhere else. There are also player profiles, photos, lists of tournaments, and even a section on Foosball Anonymous for those who take their game perhaps just a tad too seriously. There are also links to sites where you can buy foosball tables and other foosball equipment.
History of Ping Pong
Like many other sports, table tennis began as a mild social diversion. Descending, along with lawn tennis and badminton, from the ancient medieval game of tennis. It was popular in England in the second half of the nineteenth century under its present name and various trade names such as Gossima and Whiff-Whaff. After the name Ping-Pong (an imitation of the sound made by the ball striking the table and the vellum bats that were used) was introduced by J. Jaques and Son, the game became a fashionable craze. There are many contemporary references to it and illustrations of it being played, usually in domestic surroundings. Modern table tennis at national and international level is a rigorous as any sport in its demands for the highest degree of physical fitness and mental concentration, attained only by arduous training to develop natural skill. Fred Perry, World Men's Singles Table Tennis Champion in 1928-29, later achieved even greater fame at Wimbledon; perhaps it would not be quite true to say that he moved to the larger court when his play became too slow for the table, but it is certainly true that no sport requires faster reactions and more delicate muscular co-ordination than table tennis.
The United States Air Hockey Association
This is a members-only discussion group allowing members to receive information about upcoming tournaments, local events, rankings, tips, hints, and even information on tables and other supplies. This group was founded in June of 2001 and currently has 390 members. Joining is free. Simply click on the button which says Join Now and then follow the simple directions. Members can send and receive message from other members of the group, they can upload and view photos, they can chat, use the group's calendar and much more. If you'd like to be part of a group that cares as much about air hockey as you do, then this is the group you'll want to join. Become a member of America's air hockey family.