Harry Potter Ping Pong Week: Part I

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Alright Potter people, your week is finally here. The movie premiered in NY last night, so we here at Table Tennis Nation are having Harry Potter Ping Pong Week. We gave you a preview a little while back with the Daniel Radcliffe table tennis story, but you’d be crazy to think that’s all we have. Stay tuned all week for awesome, weird, and magical (see what we did there?) Harry Potter Ping Pong stuff.

What do you do when you’re on a movie set but not acting? You hang out, you text people, you learn lines, you play ping pong.

In most decent movies, online chemistry is key and what better way to learn about someone than through playing ping pong?

The cast of Harry Potter definitely knew that and the stories of their ping pong matches have become legendary.

Rupert “Ron Weasley” Grint first brought pong to the cast while filming The Half Blood Prince. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Grint started playing and it got pretty competitive, but one champ rose to the top: Emma.

Hermione Granger took it to Harry and Ron and became the definite best during the filming of The Half Blood Prince.

Grint reported on the action on the set of the 6th movie (about the second to last book): “I’ve got a table tennis table on set and we’re always playing between scenes. Dan has been having a lucky few months and we’ve both been getting really good but Emma is brilliant. We rarely play her now because it gets quite embarrassing.”

Guess there’s no spell for ping pong skills, but the Harry Potter franchise did film 7th and 8th movies (the 8th is The Deathly Hallows Part 2 which comes out this week), so keep checking Table Tennis Nation to find out if Hermione was able to keep the points coming for Gryffindor or if Harry and Ron found magic wands paddles.

Via The Sun

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