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Meet The Ping Pong Kid – Nick Rudd (Exclusive)

The cool thing about the influencer world is you can truly gain a following if you’re an expert on just about anything! Ever heard of a ping-pong influencer!?

Well, we got one for you to meet, Nick Rudd aka @Thepingpongkid, the teenage ping-pong wizard killing the internet. With over 250,000 followers on Instagram, the 15-year-old is the king of ping-pong trick shots.

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SERVE, REBOUND, around the NET, boom! This gotta be one of my craziest yetπŸ€”πŸ˜± Tag 3 people that need to see thisπŸ‘‡

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Nick started making internet waves by posting videos of his trick shots, which quickly caught worldwide attention. The kid can essentially put a ping-pong ball wherever he wants! Nick has been competitively playing ping-pong since 2015 and competes for his school and city! In 2017 he saw some videos of trick shots online which inspired him to give it a try and he hasn’t stopped since!

Check out our full interview with Nick below –

Where are you from and how old are you?
I’m live in Port Macquarie, Australia. I am 15 years old.

When did you first start playing ping pong / doing trick shots? How did you get into it?Β 
I started playing table tennis competitively in 2015 and started doing trick shots in 2017. I got into it by playing with family and friends and just giving it a go.

How did you discover you had the skill of making trick shots? Did you have to practice a lot before you got good or were you a natural?
I discovered it after I managed to get a few really good trick shots. Over time I got better and better and I guess I’m always improving.

What’s your favorite thing about ping pong?
There are so many different shots you can do.

When did you first start recording yourself and putting the videos on Instagram?
Around August 2017.

You now have over 250k people following you on Instagram. What is that like?
It’s crazy to have so many people watch what I do. It’s awesome!

What are your top two favorite videos you’ve ever made?!
That’s pretty hard to say because I like them all!

What’s been one of your biggest accomplishments since starting?
Going viral multiple times.

What’s next for you? Do you have any big goals or accomplishments you are working towards?
Hopefully, I keep sharing ping pong with the world and grow the game as big as I possibly can!

Who are your top 3 favorite Instagram accounts to follow?

@houseofhighlights
@Instagram
@pongmasterke

Here are a few of our all-time favorite videos from Nick! Let us know what you think in the comments below.Β 

 

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DOUBLE candle blow out! πŸ”₯πŸ‘€ TAG a friend who thinks they can do this! πŸ‘‡

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6 CUP SNIPE 🎯 tag a friend who would struggle to hit one cup πŸ˜‚πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡#sctop10 @sportscenter

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