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 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 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.
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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Coach EmRatThich was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1983. He started playing table tennis at the age of 8. After finishing his Ph.D. in Paris, University Pierre Marie Curie (Sorbonne University) in 2011, he is now a table tennis coach in a small club in France (about 153 players). Interested in table tennis coaching for a global audience, he founded pingsunday.com, one of the best online coaching programs for table tennis players. Using the Chinese coaching philosophy, his table tennis lessons are free, which allows many table tennis players to improve fast. He can speak English, French, Vietnamese, and a little bit of Chinese.