I used to love to play ping pong as a kid in my basement. I knew some others who had tables as well, and it seemed that home court always had an advantage. In high school I could beat most of the players I played... at least on my own table. While attending college part time at UNH, I found that they had a table tennis club. The most surprising thing for me was finding out that all the club members were better than me, and it wasn't even close. That is the difference between real table tennis and basement ping pong. I've been playing now for about 26 years. My highest USATT rating was 2061, but most of the time I float around the 1800's.
Here is my rating history since 1998