Table Tennis Players

Timo Boll

Timo Boll: Table Tennis Player Profile

Name: Timo BollNationality: GermanyDate of Birth: 03/08/1981Grip: ShakehandHand: LeftPlaying Style: Attack Timo Boll Biography Born in Erbach, Germany, Timo Boll started playing table tennis from just the age of 4. Unlike many other players, Boll wasn’t pushed into the sport by his parents. The decision to play table tennis was entirely his own. His father enjoyed the …

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Zhang Jike

Zhang Jike: Table Tennis Player Profile

Name: Zhang JikeNationality: ChinaDate of Birth: 02/16/1988Grip: ShakehandHand: RightPlaying Style:Attack Zhang Jike Biography Born on February 16th, 1988 in Qingdao, Shandong, Zhang first began to play table tennis when he was four years old. Like many world-class athletes, his parents pushed him into the sport. Fortunately, his father was a table tennis coach, which meant …

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Jan-ove Waldner

Jan-Ove Waldner: Table Tennis Player Profile

Name: Jan-Ove WaldnerNationality: SwedenDate of Birth: 10/03/1965Grip: ShakehandHand: RightPlaying Style: Creative Attack Jan-Ove Waldner Biography Jan-Ove Waldner began playing table tennis at the age of six and would play with his older brother in their summer house. Jan-Ove also enjoyed other sports, like soccer and tennis. That same year, Waldner’s brother joined a table tennis club. Jan-Ove tagged …

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Zoran Primorac

Zoran Primorac: Table Tennis Player Profile

Name: Zoran PrimoracNationality: CroatiaDate of Birth: 05/10/1969Grip: ShakehandHand: RightPlaying Style: Attack Zoran Primorac Biography Zoran Primorac first began playing table tennis in his home city of Zadar, Croatia. Although Zadar is an area more famous for basketball, Zoran was not especially tall. So he instead turned his efforts to table tennis. He competed on behalf of …

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Vladimir Samsonov: Table Tennis Player Profile

Name: Vladimir SamsonovNationality: BelarusDate of Birth: 04/17/1976Grip: ShakehandHand: RightPlaying Style: All-round Vladimir Samsonov Biography Vladimir Samsonov  first picked up a table tennis bat at the age of six. There were tables in the multi-story apartment building where he lived, so Vladimir saw lots of casual playing. Shortly after, he came across the club Spartak, which was …

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Ma Long: Table Tennis Player Profile

Name: Ma LongNationality: ChinaDate of Birth: 10/20/1988Grip: ShakehandHand: RightPlaying Style: Attack Ma Long Biography Playing table tennis from the age of 5, Ma Long did not always love table tennis. Like many professionals, he was pushed into the sport by his parents. They wanted him to play to improve his strength and fitness. By around 8 …

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Fan Zhendong

Fan Zhendong: Table Tennis Player Profile

Name: Fan ZhendongNationality: ChinaDate of Birth: 01/22/1997Grip: ShakehandHand: RightPlaying Style: Shake Attack Fan Zhendong Biography Fan Zhendong is a true table tennis athlete and aficionado, who attests to “deeply loving” the sport. Fan says that from the first day he played, he could “feel its charm.” A table tennis star at the age of 7 At …

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Patrick Franziska, German table tennis player

Patrick Franziska: Table Tennis Player Profile

Name: Patrick FranziskaNationality: GermanyDate of Birth: 06/11/1992Grip: ShakehandPlays: RightPlaying Style: Attack Patrick Franziska Biography Patrick Franziska is a 29-year-old (2021) table tennis player who plays for the German National team. Patrick started playing table tennis when he was just 6 years old. But table tennis wasn’t his first sporting love. From 1994-1998, Patrick enjoyed gymnastics, and …

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