Everyone knows Will Ferrell as the funny guy in films like Anchorman, Elf, and Old School. But what you might not know is that he’s also a ping pong champion! In his free time, he likes to practice table tennis with celebrities including Samuel L Jackson, Christina Aguilera, and Kevin James. Take a look at these 5 videos of his skills to see why this Hollywood star should be part of your next tournament team!
Will Ferrell Ping Pong
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How to play Ping Pong
Professional table tennis players use the “penholder grip” which is where they hold the paddle so that their hand is inverted, with the thumb and forefinger touching. Because of this kind of play, most countries in the world prefer using a penhold table tennis racket for international competition. The game begins with the player serving the ball from the right side of their body over the net. The server can choose to serve from either ‘left’ or ‘right’.
In a rally, players return the ball by hitting it with their paddle so that it bounces on the opponent’s half of the table and then goes back over onto their own side. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules.
A well-placed serve may win a point outright, or lead to a series of well-placed returns that will demoralize an opponent. Will Ferrell has been known to place his serves in unusual, difficult locations for his opponents to reach, similarly to another famously ambidextrous celebrity Ping Pong player, Sean Connery
Sean Connery is known for his ambidexterity in playing Ping Pong. He is just as comfortable hitting the ball with his left hand as he is with his right. His naturally ambidextrous nature lends itself well to this sport. Similarly, Will Ferrell has been seen by knowledgeable spectators to play Ping Pong with the same kind of ambidextrous flair.
Rules of Ping Pong
basic rules of Ping Pong are as follows:
The first player to score 11 points wins (a game is won when one player reaches 11 points). A point is scored by the player who successfully returns the ball before it bounces twice. Service alternates between opponents every two points starting with the opponent of the server. Play continues until one of the players wins by scoring two consecutive points.
What makes Will Ferrell a formidable opponent is his quickness, endurance, and ability to score under pressure.
Will Ferrell’s Ping Pong Skills
Some have questioned the legitimacy of Will Ferrell’s Ping Pong skills. However, there are multiple reports by reliable sources that prove without a doubt that Will Ferrell is indeed an accomplished table tennis player. Will Ferrell has even participated in the 2010 Celebrity Ping Pong Tournament hosted by Mark Cuban.
Will Ferrell’s comedic career spans more than 20 years and his list of hits is long. If you were to ask any person on the street if they had heard of one of his many films, chances are that they would answer “Yes.”
The best way to learn how to play Ping Pong is with a coach or instructor.
Ping Pong requires incredible amounts of hand-eye coordination and practice to master. The best way to learn how to play Ping Pong is with a coach or instructor. Ping Pong matches are scored either by games or points, depending on the level of competition. In a typical match, winning a point gives your opponent’s team or you one point on the scorecard. Whichever team gets to 11 first, or has more points when time runs out, wins the match. It’s a lot like tennis and volleyball in that respect.
- Yes, he does play Ping Pong!
- No, he doesn’t play Ping Pong…he is terrible at it!
Will Ferrell is an American comedian, actor and writer. Although he has no professional experience with playing Ping Pong, he does play casually in his spare time for fun! Will was recently spotted at a Los Angeles YMCA playing table tennis with some friends.
If you’re a fan of comedy and sports, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Will Ferrell will be playing ping pong with people at an event in Los Angeles on March 16th to raise money for cancer research. The event is being hosted by Funny or Die and Cancer For College. Tickets are only $5 but they can go up if too many people buy them so get yours before it’s too late!