These guys are good--REALLY good.
The players walk in to a hard beating heavy metal type music.
I do not hold a paddle like they do. I hold the handle. They mostly hold the flat paddle.
They sweat a lot and carry big towels.
Lots of blowing on the paddles.
The serves are not "smashes", they are strange, light, maybe tricky serves.
They do a lot of handshaking before the match with the judges and their opponents.
There is no ball boy--even in the Olympics. Players have to chase their own loose balls.
I may have some Equestrian observations later. Or I may not. Stay tuned.