Some players asked me:
Hi coach, what does it mean Grand Slam in table tennis.
What is Grand Slam?
In a previous article, who is the strongest player in table tennis, I’ve explained the meaning of the Grand Slam.
Grand Slam is the hardest achievement in table tennis that any athlete can dream of.
Note: To win the grand slam in table tennis you have to win the gold medal at the 3 most important events in table tennis:
- 1. Olympic games,
- 2. WTTC (World Table Tennis Championship)
- 3. World Cup Table Tennis.
These are the 3 toughest titles that one table tennis player can achieve.
So for me, the greatest table tennis player of all time must be a “Grand Slam”! No doubt!
In the 3 most important tournaments of table tennis, the Olympic Game is the hardest tournaments. Each country can send only its best 2 players (for single events).
Who has won the Grand Slam title in table tennis?
Until now, there are only 10 players who can achieve the Grand Slam title. 9 of them are Chinese players.
The only foreign player who gets the Grand Slam title is Jan-Ove Waldner.
Men players Grand Slam
Until now, there are 5 Men Grand Slam players in table tennis:
- Jan-Ove Waldner
- Liu Guoliang
- Kong Linghui
- Zhang Jike
- Ma Long
Women players Grand Slam
There are 5 Women Grand Slam in table tennis:
- Deng Yaping
- Wang Nan
- Zhang Yining
- Li Xiaoxia
- Ding Ning
All of the Grand Slam players have retired. Recently, Ding Ning has retired due to her educational career path.