Fall 2015 Winners

A round of applause for our Fall 2015 Le Shin Swah victors: Miles, Rahul, Tung and Simon! Week after week, they've battled it out against friend and foe to claim their mighty prizes - free swag and bragging rights. On the pong table, Miles and Rahul unleashed their...

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Pong Attire for VICTORY!

Before fancy brands and labels, clothes where invented for their use value. Meaning the functions they provide. Furs kept cavemen warm, and armor kept soldiers alive. It is important to dress appropriately for whatever activity you partake in. Especially in pong....

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Defence in Foosball

It is frequently said that the best defence is a good offence, but don’t be reckless. If your only focus is scoring, then you will leave gaps in your defence, and give the opposing side opportunity after opportunity to turn the game around on you.

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To Spin or Not to Spin: It’s Not a Question

Although, spinning your rod is considered a faux pas in Foosball. Sometimes you score when you spin, that’s true, but if you do it’s luck and not skill. Spinning your rod means that it will take longer to get your men in place again, and therefore give your opponent a better opportunity to score on you.

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Ping Pong’s Benefits

Table Tennis is unique to other sports in its inclusivity. It is a sport that can be played by almost anyone, from the very young, to the very old, from the physically fit to the physically disabled. As it is a no contact sport there is little risk of injury. Unless...

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Le Shin Swah: Professional and Unprofessional Ping Pong

We’ve spoken before about the difference between Ping Pong and Table Tennis. Mostly, it just comes down to the name. However, in some circles the terms do mean different things. For some, Ping Pong is regarded as a relaxing hobby, where Table Tennis is professional....

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Le Shin Swah Next Phase: Le Foosball

Le Shin Swah has evolved. We jumped balls deep into Ping Pong, and now we’re doing the same with Foosball. Don’t feel confident that you can win at Ping Pong? How do you feel about controlling a bunch of little men on a stick?

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Can Alcohol Increase Your Skill?

Many players and league members of Le Shin Swah have taken a new approach to the game of Table Tennis. After previously having success without the aid of alcohol, players have taken to using Pabst instead of water and/or gatorade. Indeed, it is now quite common for our players to show up early and take advantage of our practice tables. For about ten minutes. Eager to preserve their energy levels, league members seek rest and the electrolytes commonly found in beer.

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Balls to the Wall Tournament August 6th

The Major League Baseball team (MLSB) of Wilfred Laurier University came out to show their support of Le Shin Swah last week. We had our first full tournament of 20 people and unfortunately (or fortunately) had to turn some people away. The team took to the game very quickly, apart from the initial misstep of trying to hit a Ping Pong ball with a baseball bat. But after the bats were confiscated, and the broken bones were set, the tournament was under way!

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