Here in the lowcountry, the 1st Annual Helton Family Ping Pong Extravaganza was held at the home of a personal contact of mine.
Who was invited to the serious competition of many ages and both genders?
Was it ESPN? Sports Center? CNN? Local networks? No! It was I, Jaime Kesler, the elite photographer who received the invitation to attend the said event. It was stressful, but I managed to catch a glimpse of this impressive event on film. (okay, digital but you get the picture... no pun intended)
What is the best part of this type of competition that exudes physical athleticism and family fun? ...Is it:
The wild spectators?:
The seriousness of the game?:
The aspiring younger players?:
The baby groupies?:
The extreme nature of the players?:
The crazy fans?:
Seeing the softer side of the athletes?:
The heartbreak of defeat?:
The ferocious competitors?:
The beautiful female athletes?: (who says you can't be beautiful and tough?)
The men in their uniforms?:
The up and coming younger guys?:
The comeback from the underdogs?:
The fierce competition?:
The raw emotion?:
or is it...