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Dang Qiu equipment and playing style

Dang Qiu is one of the best penholder table tennis players in Europe. With Félix Lebrun from France, and Dang Qiu from Germany, they are the 2 best penholders right now.

What is his playing style and his equipment?


Qiu Dang is a German table tennis player. He was born on October 29, 1996, in Nürtingen. He is a member of the German national team. At the European Under-21 Championships in 2017, he came in second place in singles. In 2021, he won both the European mixed doubles and team titles. He is the first player born in Germany to play in the penhold style for the German national team.

Dang Qiu team Germany
Dang Qiu team Germany

Full Name: Dang Qiu (Chinese name 邱党).

Nationality: Germany
Born: 29 October 1996
Playing style Right-handed, penhold
Club Borussia Düsseldorf
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)

His playing style

He has the modern penholder style. He attacks on both sides, with the reverse penhold backhand. His style is similar to Wang Hao’s playing style.

Dang Qiu equipment

Dang Qiu is a butterfly sponsored player. He is using a Custom ALC Penhold (The Innerforce ALC Penhold grip).

His forehand rubber is Dignics 09c. (check price 1/ check price 2)

His backhand rubber is Dignics 05. (check price 1/ check price 2)

Dang Qiu (GER) equipment
Dang Qiu (GER) equipment

His family

Qiu Dang is from a table tennis family, and his family ran the Nürtingen table tennis school in 2017. His father, Qiu Jianxin, used to play for the Chinese national team. In 1987, he won the student world championship. He also played in the Bundesliga and coached the TTC Frickenhausen team in the Bundesliga.

His mother, Chen Hong, was also on the China national team and played in the Bundesliga. Liang’s older brother, Qiu, also played in the Bundesliga. In 2021, he is playing for Neckarsulm in the 2nd Bundesliga.

Even though Qiu Dang’s father, who also played “with the penhold,” told him to play in the traditional European Shakehand style at first, Qiu Dang later switched to playing “with the penhold style” He is the first player on the German national team who was born in Germany and plays with a penhold.

Major achievements

WTT Contender Lima 2022
Men’s Singles Winner
Mixed Doubles Winner

WTT Star Contender Doha
Men‘s Doubles Winner

WTT Contender Doha
Men’s Singles Runner-up

WTT Singapore Smash
Men’s Doubles 3rd

2021 European Championships
Mixed Doubles Champion
2020 ITTF Challenge Plus, Portugal Open
Men’s singles winner

TT Düsseldorf Masters – Finaltag – am 23.08.2020 im ARAG CenterCourt in Düsseldorf
Dang Qiu ( Grünwettersbach )
Foto: Revierfoto

At the young age

Even when he was young, he was known all over the world. He started playing in ITTF tournaments in 2009, but he didn’t have much success until 2010, when he won a bronze medal in both singles and teams at the European Youth Cadet Championships. His brother Liang Qiu was on the team with him. A year later, he won the German Cadet Championship in singles and doubles with Maikel Sauer. With Czech David Reitspies, he also won the European Cadet Championship in men’s team and doubles.

Also in 2011, he came in second place among cadets at the Europe TOP-10 youth tournament in Schwechat, Austria. He played in the 2011 Youth World Cup for the first time in Bahrain, Manama, and made it to the 1/16 finals in both the men’s singles and doubles events.
In 2012, he won the silver medal in the junior team category at the European Youth Championship. Also this year, he made it to the final of the men’s doubles at the ITTF youth tournaments in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In 2013, he took part in the 2013 World Youth Championship in Rabat, Morocco. In men’s doubles, he made it to the quarterfinals, and in singles, he made it to the 1/16 finals.

In 2014, Qiu Dang started playing for a club, the second team of TTC Frickenhausen (2nd Bundesliga). In 2014, he also made it to the final of the men’s doubles tournament at the Hungarian Junior and Cadet Open. At the 2014 World Youth Championship in China, both the men’s doubles and singles reached the 1/8 finals.

During the 2015–16 season, he played for TTC Ober-Erlenbach in the second league. After that, he was signed by ASV Grünwettersbach in the first league, where he had a 5–6 record in his first year. His contract was extended until 2020 in the meantime.

In 2017, he came in second place at the U21 European Singles Championship. He lost to Tomislav Pucar of Croatia. In January of that year, he played his first match for the German national team. When he played Serbia to qualify for the 2017 ETTTC, Dragan Subotic beat him 3-0. He made it to the semi-finals of the U21 competition at the 2017 Japan Open and won his first World Tour medal. In 2018 and 2019, he won the German doubles championship with Benedikt Duda. In 2019, he also made it to the singles semifinals, where he lost to Timo Boll 2-4. In 2018, the Belgium Open also made it to the semifinals of the men’s singles event at the Challenge Series. He led Grünwettersbach to the 2018–19 Cup semifinals with a surprise win over Borussia Düsseldorf, which was the reigning champion.

Top 100 World ranking

In April, he moved into the top 100 in the world rankings for the first time. This gave him his first starting spot at the 2019 World Cup, where he made it to the main round but lost to Lin Yun-Ju. He also won silver in doubles with Duda at the 2019 Japan Open and German Open. In both events, he beat the 2013 world champions, Chuang Chih-Yuan and Chen Chien-An, but then lost in the final to Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin in Japan, and to Liang Jingkun and Xu Xin in Germany. This helped them get to the 2019 Grand Final, where Timo Boll and Patrick Franziska beat them.

High level in Europe

In February 2020, Qiu won the Portugal Open. On his way to the final, he beat Robert Gardos, who had won a bronze medal at the Europe Top 16 Cup. After that, he moved into the top 50 of the world rankings for the first time, coming in at 48th place. With Grünwettersbach, he won the Germany Cup against all odds. The next year, he made it to the Bundesliga playoffs for the first time. In 2021, he signed a contract with Borussia Düsseldorf, won the European mixed doubles title with Nina Mittelham, and was on the German team at the European Team Championship, where they won gold even though Timo Boll and Dmitry Ovtcharov weren’t there. As part of Borussia, Düsseldorf made it to the quarterfinals of the men’s Champions League in the 2021–2022 season.

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