FORT WORTH, Texas - Hundreds of table tennis players from around the world are in Fort Worth this week for the Seamaster U.S. Open Table Tennis Championships.
The city won a competitive bid to host the major sporting event at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Some of the world’s top players are competing, giving North Texans a preview of what is expected at the 2020 Olympics.
Players said when it comes to this tournament, it’s not an average basement ping-pong game. There’s much more than meets the eye.
“It takes a lot of mental strength. You have to know how to deal with your opponent right in front of you. You also have to be a good loser. You have to lose so much before you start winning. So a lot of people will quit and just do something they’re good at. For the past few years, I’ve gotten to a higher level so I’ve spent a majority of the time losing. But once you get past that, you have to set your ego aside, I would say,” said Chase Brockoven, a
The tournament runs through Saturday.