Wally Green Is The Only One Who Saved His Life With Ping-Pong Episode 95

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Imagine that everyone you grew up with was destined for jail or an early death?

Celebrity Table Tennis pro and co-founder of SPIN, New York, Wally Green joined a gang while growing up in one of the most dangerous housing projects in Brooklyn and was constantly abused by his stepfather who told him repeatedly that he would never amount to anything.

But what would you do if someone noticed you and offered to pay you to go to Germany to play at an elite ping-pong school? Would you laugh in their face and continue to live a life filled with violence? Or would you take him up on his offer and leave the streets behind you?

More from Wally Green:

Visit: https://www.whoiswallygreen.com

If you're in NYC & want to learn ping pong visit: Spin NY

Finding Wally Green:

Instagram: @wallygreennyc

Twitter: @wallygreennyc

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