• Short Summary

    With this new 'Smash table', one can choose whether to play table tennis alone or to have company.

  • Description


    L/S of a high ceiling room with a table in the middle. A couple comes into the picture. They come to the table, lift the top (table was 'folded' in half) and lift a barricade in the middle so the angle is cut off. This forms 'table tennis squash' which one can play on its own as well as with another person.

    Man takes a racket and demonstrates how simple it is to play. M/S of the man playing. Cut to M/S of the woman watching him play. High angle L/S of the man playing and woman watching.

    Voiceover talks about the advantages of the new table tennis game named "Smash". M/S of the couple getting ready to play together. High angle shot of the couple playing. Another man carrying racket comes to play. He watches the couple play waiting for his turn.

    C/U shot of the table and the ball bouncing off. M/S of the two men swapping places as they play. M/S of woman playing with different man now. C/U shot of another man sitting on a chair, smoking. C/U shot of player's feet as they play. M/S of the couple playing.

    Note: Mute neg for this story is in very poor condition. Players featured in this film are: Diane Rowe, twice world doubles champion (with sister Rosalind), David Petri, inventor of the new game and Johnnie Leach, twice world singles champion.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:23:00 / 01:38:22:00
    CP 222

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