Xu Xin (table tennis)
|Born||8 January 1990 Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China|
|Playing style||left-handed, penhold grip|
|Equipment(s)||Stiga Dynasty Carbon, TG2 Skyline Blue (FH, black), DHS NEO Hurricane 3 custom sponge (BH, red)|
|Highest ranking||1 (December 2019)|
In this way, is Penhold better than shakehand?
The advantage of the traditional Chinese penhold grip is that it allows free movement of the wrist, much more than shakehand grips do. … Players who use this grip often prefer to stick closer to the table, pushing or blocking with a backhand and attacking with forehand strokes, either through drive or topspin or looping.
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What grip do professional ping pong players use?
The 2016 Olympic Table Tennis competition has featured many different competitors, who play with differing styles: there are those who prefer to use the penhold grip, but the majority of the players at Rio 2016 rely on the shakehand grip.
The game was invented in England in the early days of the 20th century and was originally called Ping-Pong, a trade name. The name table tennis was adopted in 1921–22 when the old Ping-Pong Association formed in 1902 was revived.