Table tennis 101

October 26, 2011 9:09:51 AM PDT
Table tennis is an activity people of all ages can enjoy. Whether you are an expert, or an amateur the sport can be a great form of exercise as well as a stress reliever.

Biba Golic, a professional table tennis athlete, stopped by ABC 7 to give Linda and Sylvia a few pointers so they can brush up on their game.

TopSpin Chicago, (, is hosting the first-ever charity Ping Pong tournament, which will support three education-focused charities in Chicago: Noble Network of Charter Schools, the largest and highest performing open enrollment high school in Chicago; Working in the Schools, a literacy organization connecting business, government and community volunteers with students within Chicago Public Schools; Rowe Elementary School, on the underserved West side of Chicago, focused on building the necessary skills for young students to successfully progress into higher education.

Event Registration Details:

Charity Ping Pong Tournament
Thursday, November 3rd
Venue One
1044 W. Randolph
Chicago, IL

Doors Open 6PM
Cost: Party Only $100, Tournament and Party $225

More Information about Biba Golic (release)

Originally from Serbia, Biba began playing table tennis at the age of 9. Three years after beginning the sport, Biba earned a spot on the Serbian National Cadet Team and continued to climb the ranks to the senior Serbian National Team during the next 10 years. Biba became a dominating force in women's table tennis and earned several titles including the two-time Yugoslavian Singles Champion and the Mediterranean Doubles Champion.

In 2002 she joined Europe's most prestigious table tennis league, the Bundes League in Germany. During her tenure in the League she was recruited by Killerspin, (, and became a sponsored player for the Killerspin's Krew.

Eager to expand her horizons beyond table tennis, Biba applied to Texas Wesleyan University. While at the University she was able to further her studies and continue to play the sport she loved thanks to a scholarship. She continued to excel both in and out of the classroom including becoming the National Collegiate Champion in singles, doubles, mixed doubles and team and also was named the Most Valuable Player of the team.

Since becoming the anchor of the Killerspin Krew, Biba has continued to play competitively while also serving as a spokesperson for the sport of table tennis as a whole.

Biba regularly participates in special events where she performs spectacular exhibition matches and has made numerous appearances on television news and profile shows, as well as Hollywood feature films.

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