Paul David

Hometown Guyana
Nickname The Guyanese Guillotine
Best Shot Forehand Loop
Age Still 39
Weight Still Gaining
Sign Sagittarius
Theme Song It's My Life - Bon Jovi
They don't call me Guillotine for no reason


Paul David was born in Guyana and quickly became interested in the sport of ping pong after his dad used took him to the YMCA. Many years later he became a national champion and went on to travel around the world, playing in 2 World Championships in Japan and Paris. You can find  Paul on a daily basis at SPIN New York teaching and spreading the love of the game and later hanging out at the bar for  good beer.

  • Years Ago – 12 years old YMCA  Guyana Champion
  • 2012 – Caribbean Silver Medalist
  • 2018 – US Open over 40 doubles Champion
  • 2018 – North American teams over 40 Champion

When and why did you start playing ping pong?

My dad used to take me with him to the YMCA and that’s how I fell in love with the sport. I don’t exactly remember how young I was but I was very little.

What has ping pong taught you the most?

Self discipline.

Where do you see ping pong going?

Just getting bigger and better!

What do you love most about ping pong?

My favorite part is that I got to meet people from all round the world. It’s also the only sport where a 80 year old can compete against a 8 year old!