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PBS Premiere: Sept. 9, 2013Check local listings »
Encore Broadcast: Aug. 12, 2016

Synopsis

Call this old age, extreme edition: Seven players with 620 years between them compete in the Over 80 World Table Tennis Championships in China's Inner Mongolia. British players Terry, 81, who has been given a week to live, and Les, 91, a weightlifter and poet, are going for the gold. Inge, 89, from Germany, has used table tennis to paddle her way out of dementia. And Texan Lisa, 85, is playing for the first time. Ping Pong is a wonderfully unusual story of hope, regret, friendship, ambition, love — and sheer human tenacity in the face of aging and mortality.

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Knee-Op
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Time Is Running Out
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Hugh and Anson Hartford
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Games Overview
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Inge Competes
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Les Competes
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Meeting Inge
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Meeting Les
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