Why did Ma Long choose table tennis as his sport?

Ma Long is no doubt one of the best table tennis players in the world. But why has Ma Long chosen table tennis as his main sport? Let’s see the childhood of Ma Long. He could be so successful with other sports.

Why did Ma Long choose table tennis as his sport?

Ma Long was born in 1988, he was exposed to table tennis at the age of 5 when his condition was quite weak. His parents hoped that through playing table tennis, he would improve his health and strengthen his resistance.

Ma Long visits his old club when he was a kid
Ma Long visits his old club when he was a kid

Ma Long has chosen table tennis because it can help Ma Long improve the physical strength appropriate for each person level. It is also a sport which is not easy to cause injury! (this is one of the main advantages of table tennis)

Ma Long's childhood
Ma Long’s childhood: on the left is Ma Long.

Ma Long from a 5-years-old kid to the World Champion

Regardless of whether it was playing or studying, Ma Long was very disciplined. It was due to the strictness of his parents.

Ma Long’s parents wanted him to write his diary every day at the age of 5. If he met any words he could not write, he would record phonetically. So for a long time, Ma Long’s diary was all about table tennis! He wrote about how hard the training was, how to beat better players, and many more emotional thoughts from a young promising kid.

Ma Long from a kid to the World Champion
Ma Long from a kid to the World Champion

Start playing table tennis at a very young age is one of the keys to improving fast.

It can be said that the natural talent, industriousness, hard-working spirit, plus the simple personality and good habits from a young age have made such extraordinary achievements as today for Ma Long! I hope that Ma Long will create more miracles!

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3 thoughts on “Why did Ma Long choose table tennis as his sport?”

  1. Hi coach, why did you not upload vids on your Youtube channel??

    I have been waiting for 9 months

    Reply
    • hi Joshua. Thank you. I have made on video today, have you seen it? “The Power”

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