Clyde, the cuddly green thistle who is the face of Glasgow's 2014 Commonwealth Games, managed to overcome his digital difficulty pretty quickly when I took him on at table-tennis. He even did a victory jig when I failed to return the ball.
Putting down his bat, the silent smiling mascot gestured that he would quit while he was ahead.
He made the right call – I was only just warming up.
Children and parents at Springburn Glasgow Club cheered with delight to see him win a point.
Earlier they had queued up to get their picture taken with him and now all of them were taking advantage of the chance to try out table tennis, many for the first time.
Clyde visited three Glasgow Club sports centres, as part of 'Super Sunday', which offered children the chance to meet the mascot and try out new sports.
Springburn was the final visit of the day, following Easterhouse and Nethercraigs.
Eilidh Mackay, 4, from Robroyston, came with her mum Carol, 38, to meet Clyde.
She said: "I like him, I got my picture take with him."
Carol said: "After the Olympics we will definitely be following the Commonwealth Games,
"We have registered for updates and we want to get some tickets. It is a great opportunity to get kids involved in sport."
Neave Martin, 9, from Bishopriggs, added: "Clyde is amazing. Table tennis is fun, I really like it."
A Glasgow 2014 spokesperson said: "Super Sunday gave Glasgow 2014's new mascot Clyde the opportunity to meet young fans, see some of Glasgow's excellent leisure facilities and spend time doing what he loves best... making new friends and playing sport."