Dustin Ryalls, above left, tries to return a volley to Dick Hancock during a match at the Jerome Brown Center in Brooksville. At top, Buz Ryalls-Clephane holds the ball and paddle in position to serve. Below, Dave Barber, photographed through a window, prepares to return the ball. Table tennis players gather from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at the center to play. There are only two tables, so everyone takes turns and enjoys each other's company while waiting.