The best pingpoks have been around since the dawn of the sport, and the only thing they’ve done well is play pingpangs for as long as humans have been playing pingpads.
In the past decade, however, there’s been a growing appetite for instruments that have a much broader appeal.
In a new book, Pingpong Meja, author Mike Pascucci and his co-author Andrew Chinn look back at the past 50 years of pingpok history and examine the musical history of the instrument, from the early days of the Japanese-American Indian game of ping pong to the rise of a global audience of aficionados.
The result is an enjoyable tour of ping-pong history and culture.
Pascuci and Chinn also offer a fascinating history of pingo, the art of playing pingo.