Table tennis career
Reisman developed his table tennis skills beginning at the age of 12 in Manhattan's Lower East Side, and then as a hustler in New York in the 1940s, playing for bets and prizes, notably at Lawrence's Broadway Table Tennis Club at 54th Street and Broadway.
In recent years, Reisman had continued to be one of the most visible presences and known personalities in the table tennis world. Reisman was the president of Table Tennis Nation at the time of his death. Reisman was Jewish. Comedian Jonathan Katz recalled that he met and played against Reisman when he was a youth and that Reisman was an amazing athlete and that he was once beaten by him with the flat end of a chess piece.
Reisman's autobiography, The Money Player, The Confessions of America's Greatest Table Tennis Player and Hustler was published in 1974. Publisher: Morrow, ISBN 0-688-00273-0
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