The Top Spin movie is a documentary that follows three teenagers as they battle their way through the world of competitive table tennis. It may be one of the most under-appreciated sports in America but this doesn’t stop these athletes pursuing their Olympic table tennis dreams. Uberpong was lucky enough to receive a sneak preview copy of the movie and we can safely say it rocked. The music was excellent, the protagonists were well chosen and you could feel the emotions from the players while watching it. If you ever feel you’re overloaded with work, tip your paddle at Michael Landers who manages to train, compete, travel around the world and sit his school exams. Respect.
Top Spin Movie Premiere In New York
Top Spin recently had its world premiere at the country’s largest documentary film festival – DOC NYC. The sell out event was attended by the film’s directors (Sara Newens and Mina T. Son) and U.S. Olympic Women’s Table Tennis Team players Ariel Hsing, Lily Zhang, and Erica Wu. Uberpong was asked to provide the custom paddles and you can see some of the photos below:
[photos: Joshua Simpson]