The bright future of the young generation players from Europe.
2021 European Youth Championship
Here are the top players of Europe under 19 years old. (Germany, Poland, France, and Croatia).
In parallel with the Tokyo Olympics, the European Youth Championship (ETTU) has just ended with many promising new faces.
In the Men’s Singles event, there is a confrontation between Kay Stumper of Germany and Samuel Kulczycki of Poland. Samuel has just won the championship in the Men’s Team event. He is one of the rare young players to compete in the German Premier League. However, his opponent is Kay Stumper, the German table tennis prodigy, who is expected to replace Timo Boll and join Ovtcharov to play for the German team later. One fine day Kay Stumper even beat Ovtcharov at the Dusseldorf Master. The result was not unexpected, Kay Stumper confirmed the hegemony position in the European youth with a 4-2 victory.
Samuel Kulczycki only won silver, but he had a tournament with no regrets when he won the Men’s Doubles championship and the Men’s Team Championship.
This is the under 15 singles final of the 2021 European Youth Championship. The duel between Felix Lebrun (France) and Iulian Chirita (Romanian).
Under 15 European Champion
Please note that this is under 15 years old. But the level is already very good.
Felix Lebrun has a very good feeling. He has a very small unforced error. Romanian players are very good too. Romanian men’s team has a bright future ahead of them.
Very impressed with the level at U15. The French boy is the only non-Asian penholder player in the tournament. He’s obviously talented and already has mastered excellent skills at this age. A rising star to be considered.
Watch this video for the Final game: Felix Lebrun vs Iulian Chirita | Final U15 2021 European Youth Championship
Felix Lebrun is considered the next Xu Xin of Europe. But their style is different. Xu Xin has better footwork but doesn’t use his Reverse Penhold Backhand as much as Felix. Felix’s backhand is very similar to Wang Hao. Due to his backhand, he is not moving as much as Xu Xin.
I would say these young generations of Europe have a very bright future in table tennis. Hope they can compete with the young Chinese generation players.
Under 19 European Champion
In third place are Alexis Lebrun of France and Ivor Ban of Croatia.
The Lebrun brothers of France are currently the phenomenon of European table tennis and the hope of the French team in the near future with modern and strong play.
This is the final game. Kay Stumper vs Samuel Kulczycki | FINAL | 2021 European Youth Championships
The 2 strongest European players:
Ivor Ban has an impression as a copy of Pucar Tomislav senior in the Croatian team. Both have 2 claws with the body like giants and terrible power. However, Ivor Ban shows a better technical background than his senior.
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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.