He’s been called the “Stan Musial” of table tennis. He appeared on a Wheaties box when he was just 16 years old. He was trained to play table tennis or as most of us know as “ping pong,” by the same guy who trained Jimmy Connors in tennis.
George Hendry was a legend in the game and played it up until just three weeks when the 90 year old suffered a stroke. Last Wednesday, Hendry died.
Hendry took up table tennis in the St. Louis area under Northside YMCA instructor Bill Price. Hendry won the junior nationals in 1935 at age fourteen, and the next year, became the youngest player to ever win the prestigious Western Open.
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