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Ex St Dennis lad (9) becomes Youtube star with his viral internet ping pong tricks video!

By djnee  |  Posted: July 06, 2012

Tom (9) in the Channel 7 studio before his interview

Tom (9) in the Channel 7 studio before his interview

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Hi everyone!

I just wanted to share this great story with everyone back in the clay area, where we lived up until we emigrated to Australia towards the end of 2007.

I posted a video of my son, Tom, (9) performing his ping pong tricks on Youtube last Thursday, and it has now recieved over 830,000 views. We have had media interest globally, from TV stations including CNN, Nickelodeon, ABC America, ESPN, as well as other stations in Japan and Europe.  On Wednesday we were flown to Sydney to do a live interview on Thurdays edition of Sunrise on Channel 7, which is the Australian equivalent of the UK's This Morning programme. Tom has also been mentioned numerous times on current affair and news programmes here in Australia.

The video is now in the hands of the same marketing company that handles the massive "Charlie bit my finger" video, which currently holds the title as the worlds most watched Youtube video.

Here is the original video, uploaded last Thursday 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKbwp1mcK00 

From Sportsgrid, a large US sports website 

http://www.sportsgrid.com/video/ping-pong-trick-shots/ 

'Breaking News' on CNN in America 

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/02/early-ping-pong-trick-shots.cnn

This appeared on the MSN website front page 

http://now.msn.com/now/0628-ping-pong-trick-shots.aspx

The Daily Mirror website 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/video-watch-9-year-old-perform-incredible-945655 

The Huffington Post 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/tom-spicer-ping-pong-kid_n_1637474.html

Thanks for listening,

Neil

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