He's also made a living from it. Bobrow is renowned as the "voice of table tennis" to fans all over the world as the official commentator for the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), the sport's major regulatory body. He believes he is the world's only full-time table tennis pundit.
Bobrow has been commenting on ITTF events since 1979, when he first worked with the organization on a part-time basis while studying engineering at Stanford University. He joined them full-time in 1983 and has not looked back since.
Currently, his duties include broadcasting more than 10 ITTF World Tour events each year from around the world. These range from traditional sports centers where audience participation is encouraged by means of fan voting and other activities designed to make the event fun and exciting, to smaller venues where everyone from local table tennis players to world-class athletes can show off their skills. In addition to these events, Bobrow provides commentary for many of ITTF's own tournaments including the World Championships every four years.
Besides his work with the ITTF, Bobrow has written two books about his career: "A Lifetime of Table Tennis" was published in 1993 and "Table Tennis: A Complete Guide" came out in 2000.
Boll was born in the German town of Erbach im Odenwald. Boll began playing table tennis at the age of four and was tutored by his father at the time.
He is the current Olympic and World Champion, and the International Table Tennis Federation has him rated third in the world (as of March 2021). (ITTF). He is the first male player in table tennis history to have held the number one position for a total of 64 months (including 34 consecutive months beginning in March 2015).
Englishman David Foster: The ITTF has extensively examined the game and has the definite answer—it was founded by Englishman David Foster. He first came up with the idea for a sport that would use a flat, hard surface instead of a ball, and which could be played with a wooden paddle instead of a bat. These innovations created a new game that he called "table tennis".
Foster published an article on his ideas in the May 1960 issue of The Table Tennis Magazine. He then sent a copy of this article to every country's table tennis federation at the time. The ITTF was one of them and they invited him to come to China to teach the game. So, he traveled to China where he taught his game for three years. When he returned to England, he formed a company called International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). Today, there are more than 100 countries that participate in its activities.
He once said that he created table tennis to get away from cricket and football, which were very popular games at the time.
David Foster died on February 20, 1989 at the age of 57 after suffering from cancer. But even though he died many years ago, his dream still lives on today.
In tennis, he did play-by-play for Wimbledon and the US Open, as well as on-court interviews and the Open's trophy presentation. He also worked the bench during regular and postseason NBA games. In addition, he served as a color analyst for Louisville basketball from 1995 to 2001 and was part of NBC's coverage of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
He is currently the radio voice of the Indiana Pacers.
Tom Rinaldi was born on January 4, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from James Madison University where he played college tennis. After graduating, he started working with NBC Sports as a tennis commentator. Since then, he has not stopped commenting on tennis events all over the world.
He is married to Linda Rinaldi and they have one son named Tyler. They live in Indianapolis together with their dog Jack. Rinaldi owns the Tennis Channel and works as its chief executive officer.
Here are some photos of Tom Rinaldi:
Playing Tennis (1973)
Wimbledon '77 (1977)
US Open '79 (1979)
Wimbledon '81 (1981)
US Open '83 (1983)
Andy Murray became a professional tennis player in 2005. In 2012, he earned a gold medal at the London Olympics and his first Grand Slam championship with a dominant performance at the US Open. In the year 2013..
He is one of the best tennis players in the world today and has been since 2007 when he won the U.S. Open. His record is 50 wins to 3 losses. He has also won the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon.
After graduating from St. Louis University in 2001, Murray turned down opportunities from some of the top tennis programs in the United States to play for Ivan Lendl at the Masters Tournament instead. This decision paid off as he went on to win the tournament twice. In 2004, he made his debut on the pro tour at the Munich Masters where he lost in the first round to Jonas Björkman. In 2005, he reached his first Grand Slam final at the Australian Open where he lost to Roger Federer.
Since then, Murray has emerged as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He is the only man to have beaten Rafael Nadal three times in the French Open finals. He is also the only person to have won the Wimbledon title without losing a single match.