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These mind-bending ping pong trick shots have to be seen to be believed

Some of these seem to defy the laws of physics.

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Ping pong trick shots (Pongmasters)

Ping pong trick shots (Pongmasters)

Ping pong trick shots (Pongmasters)

You’ve seen trick shots in golf, basketball and snooker – but these little slices of table tennis magic are as good as any of them.

Alikhan Kazia, a 19-year-old psychology student from Kenya, makes the ball swerve, dip and spin round corners to pull off a succession of incredible ping pong shots on the PongMasters Instagram page.

Alikhan’s PongMasters partner, Taheer Alibhai, then puts the videos together and sends them out into the world.

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Occasionally, Alikhan says, they nail the shot in one attempt but “others probably close to a hundred”. He added: “We strive to do the impossible.”

As for their favourite trick shot, both Alikhan and Taheer picked out this one.

“I was ecstatic when I did that,” said Alikhan.

Keep an eye out for some cross-sport shots.

Asked what’s next for PongMasters, Alikhan said: “My plan is to keep working hard creating content with my buddy. And have Taheer involved in the trick shots because he’s quite a good golfer. Having this combination can make our trick shots even more outrageous.”


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