The friendly games of ping pong between me and my husband took a highly competitive turn with a sprinkle of shady dealings with ping pong balls yesterday.
I like the brand of balls named Kettler that came in the box with our ping pong table. They don’t have a lot of bounce. They are soft to the touch and I have a better feel with my paddle. I’ve mastered a serve that I discovered on the Youtube video on killer serves. It’s a tricky little serve that barely makes it over the net and bounces a bunch of times away from the opponent. It only works with the Kettler balls for me.
My husband likes ping pong balls from a brand called Stiga. They have a lot of bounce and I can’t control my shots as well. My return flies off the table without bouncing when my husband has a fast, strong serve. I lose a ton of points that way. In fact, I think I only lose because of the Stiga balls.
“That’s fine if you want to win that way,” I told my husband.
“That you feel you have to play balls you know I have a difficulty with. If winning is that important to you.”
He switched to my Kettler balls on the next game and I skunked him 7 – 0.
When we finished the match, I had a plan in my mind. I raced to my laptop and ordered more Kettler balls on Amazon. When my box of 60 balls came in, I’d remove the Stigas and hide them in the casita.
My husband approached me while I was ordering and looked over my shoulder.
“Are you going to order my balls, too?”
I shook my head no. Definitely not.
He tried to log onto Amazon on his computer. But he doesn’t know the password. And no, I didn’t give it to him when he asked.
“I called our daughter and she is ordering my ping pong balls,” he announced.
We played another match, and my Kettler balls were missing. Later that night I walked into my husband’s office and found a nice little pyramid of them resting against his keyboard.
Do you and your spouse get competitive in sports or games? What games or sports to do you play together?
Sounds like a fun game of hide and seek!
So now we know what the missing 11th Commandment is: Thou shall not mess with the other player’s sports equipment. Bad news for your husband.
We are so competitive!! My husband beats me in words with friends like 5 to 1. It’s kills me because his vocabulary is limited to about 50 words. Drives me crazy
Haha! Great incident to highlight that we want to win, even a friendly match.
We do have fun. I’m so glad we bought the ping pong table.
That’s a great way to get exercise too
How fun! When my husband and I were dating, we were very competitive. We don’t really play sports anymore, but when we play board games or video games, we are!
We don’t play video games or board games anymore. We used to play cards with the kids and we were all competitive.
That’s pretty funny as long as it doesn’t go too far. We don’t play games like that anymore. When we were dating we used to play canasta and then we played Burger Time on one of the first video game platforms – Intellivision. He is by far the competitive sports person. I am a happy observer.
I’ve never heard of Intellivision. We end up laughing so hard at our antics that we can’t play.
This is so cute :)..
Thanks! My husband’s ping pong balls arrived today and they are in a drawer in the casita 😉
lol..this is very serious competition 🙂
We’re having fun. I will give him his ping pong balls when mine arrive.
This is so cool, to get a glimpse of your life like this. I didn’t know the nuances of ping pong, that the balls could affect play so much. I enjoyed this!
Thank you! We aren’t very good but are improving.