1. Jan-Ove Waldner. Jan-Ove Waldner is regarded by many as the best table tennis player of all time. He is the most successful non-Chinese Table Tennis player termed as “Mozart of Table Tennis,” and also called Lǎo Wǎ (Old Waldner) and Cháng Qīng Shù (Evergreen Tree) in China.
Considering this, is Ma Long the greatest table tennis player?
Ma Long (Chinese: 马龙; pinyin: Mǎ Lóng; born 20 October 1988) is a Chinese table tennis player. Commonly regarded as the greatest table tennis player of all time, he is the first male player to complete a career Double Grand Slam as the Olympic gold medalist in men’s singles in 2016 and 2020.
Keeping this in consideration, who is the greatest female table tennis player of all time?
Deng Yaping was born on February 5th, 1973 in Zhengzhou, China. She is known as one of the greatest female table tennis players of all time, proving herself on the international stage in the Olympics and World Championships.
Who is currently the best table tennis champion?
|ITTF Men’s World Ranking, as of 31 August 2021|
|1||Fan Zhendong ( CHN )||13,232|
|2||Ma long ( CHN )||12,212|
|3||Xu Xin ( CHN )||10,356|
G.O.A.T. Ma Long
This is the grip of Ma Long used for his Forehand drive. You can clearly see this is a neutral grip, his thumb is put on the edge of the handle (not the rubber). His index finger, and his thumb “pinch” the racket to support his forehand drive.
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.