Table Tennis Exhibition Event in Orlando


OCOEE — Mark Hazell, 22, who has a degree in philosophy, played for several hours. Ten-year-old Timothy Lee and his 8-year-old brother Aydin played for about 10 minutes.

Michael McFarland, 46, has made it his life’s work.

All four played table tennis Sunday at West Oaks Mall during a Father’s Day exhibition designed to expand the sport in the Orlando area.

McFarland, a former Florida state champion from Largo, was the organizer on behalf of the Florida Grassroots Table Tennis Association.

With him was Gary Fraiman, 65, of Clearwater, a former member of the Belarus national team.

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