Letter to Top Spin Movie

By Gordon Kaye | Nov. 15, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)


November 15, 2014

Topspin MovieJonathan Bricklin, Executive Producer
Mina T. Son, Director/Producer
Yen Le, Co-Producer
JJ & Chris, Composers
Sara Newens, Director/Editor
Frank Raharinosy, Executive Producer
Summers Henderson, Co-Editor
Jenine Early, Motion Graphics
Ariel Hsing
Michael Landers
Lily Zhang

RE: World Premier of “TopSpin…Ping Pong Like You Have Never Seen It”

To the “TopSpin Team”:

On behalf of USA Table Tennis, I would like to pass along my heartfelt
congratulations on the premier of “TopSpin…Ping Pong Like You Have Never Seen It” today at DOCNYC5 in New York! Thank you for the time, energy and enthusiasm you have dedicated to this exciting project and for portraying such a positive image of our sport and the great athletes that play.

It’s an exciting time to be part of the table tennis community in the United States. Each day, we see and hear more and more positive news about our sport and the impact it is making. Whether it is studies linking table tennis to cognitive brain development, the role of table tennis in fighting child obesity, our members and clubs reaching deep into their communities to use table tennis as a conduit to positively affect the youth of our nation, or the many (many) celebrities that have embraced
table tennis as a vehicle to raise money and awareness for positive social change,  table tennis has, in many respects, left the basement and is now part of mainstream American culture.

Again, many congratulations to all of you, our “TopSpin Team,” for all that you have accomplished -- and for being a shining example of the strength of our community. My sincerest apologies for not being able to join you on this historic occasion in New York, but I look forward to seeing the movie soon!

Gordon Kaye
USA Table Tennis