WHO AM I?
DEFINITELY ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE YOU COULD EVER MEET!
TABLE TENNIS PRO
Growing up in one of the most dangerous housing projects in Brooklyn, at a very young age I sought protection through gangs, guns, and violence. Home life was one of constant abuse and domestic violence by my stepfather. I was repetedly told by him that I was no good and would never amount to anything, and with my mother being abused and yet still protecting him, I was filled with extreme hatred. He swore that the only future I would have would be in jail or dead somewhere. In the midst of all the abuse and turmoil in my life, at a late age I found a totally unusual sport and excelled, becoming one of the most Internationally famous and entertaining American players in the world! If it wasnt for the sport of table tennis, I would have probably ended up in jail or dead, but through this sport my eyes were open to all the endless possibilities that life had in store for me. Table Tennis in many ways helped me to realize that the whole world wasnt bad, and that there were much better things for me other than being in the streets. The sport of table tennis truly saved my life!
Whether it be commercials, TV shows, media, celebrity events, just about everything thing I do in my life involves the sport of table tennis in some way or another. I have represented the US in over 40 international competitions in over 20 plus countries even North Korea. I have worked with video game giant Rockstar Games to create the first real life table tennis video game for the X-Box 360. I have created the worlds first hip hop song about table tennis "A Game Nobody Knows" which drew over 100,000 views! I have also done high profile events with ESPN, The NBA, Microsoft, Fred Perry, Vitamin Water and hip hop artist 50 cent, Puma, Grey Goose, ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation), and many more!
I have appeared in numerous local and international newspapers, magazines, and local as well as international TV, including: The New York Times, New York Daily News, Time Out New York, World Journal, Wall Street Journal, ESPN magazine, various AP articles, International sports articles, the Today Show, the Early Show, Current TV, ESPN, LX New York, In Style magazine online, Steve Harvey Show, Marble Play TV, Hampton Roads Show, Catch the Dream (Japanese TV) , Numerous appearances on Chinese tv in China, etc. I also have an appearance in a worldwide K-Swiss commercial, the TV show Mercy as well as being the star of a three part commercial for an iPhone accessory called "The Sinch." My ultimate goal involving the media is to eventually have my own TV show! "The Wally Green Show!"
We are expanding the SPiN brand! Already with 7 locations! New York, Toronto, LA, Chicago, San
Fransisco, Philadelphia, Seattle with Austin Texas and Washington D.C. coming soon! I am currently working on an autobiography about my life titled "From the Pistol to the Paddle. I am a huge part of an award winning documentary titled "The Tables." We have won numerous awards including Holly Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood which is an Oscar qualifying film festival. I'm also currently working on my new documentary titled "My North Korean Ping Pong Diplomacy." This is where 2 years ago I went to North Korea alone to represent the US in competition! I was the only westerner who attended! Yep that's right! I have been to North Korea!
Celebrity Table Tennis pro / entertainer
Co founder SPiN New York
“It’s our obsessive compulsions that yield greatness, not our penchant for compromise”.