We'll tell it like it is: ping pong in America is not widely recognized as a true sport. Almost everyone has played at one time or another--perhaps in a friend's basement, in school, or in a community center--but to reach an expert level takes years to master. Even though it requires real athletic prowess and rigorous training, ping pong still never gets the recognition (or money) that many other American sports do.
So what's a pro player like Rocky Wang to do? After years of living in New York and scraping by on tournament winnings, coaching and event gigs, Rocky decides to leave the big city and weave his way through the United States. With little money and his trusty van (Myrtle the Turtle), he's exploring what American ping pong is really like and the colorful characters that play across the country. Pong Road is an documentary series that follows Rocky along his journey.
This is a self-funded indie series made by two friends with an idea and an iPhone. It's a real labor of love made with a lot late nights, sweat and ping pong balls, so please check out our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pongroad), Instagram (@pongroad), subscribe to our YouTube page (www.youtube.com/pongroad), and thanks for your support!