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TableTennisDaily
05-13-2015, 07:57 AM
The level of table tennis seems to be getting stronger and stronger in Japan! Recently we saw Japanese 11 year old wonder kid Tomokazu Harimoto (http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?9973-11-year-old-kid-defeats-World-no-43-and-71!) defeat World no.43 and 71 in Sweden. The footage below features a player even younger, at a mere age of 7!

Check out this 7 year old table tennis player below!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtogkDmUeBU

TT4Life
05-13-2015, 08:17 AM
Pretty awesome forms :) this early age .

Tony's Table Tennis
05-13-2015, 08:45 AM
Great Japanese kid

fanTT
05-13-2015, 10:26 AM
short serves or high balloons and he is down :D

TableTennisDaily
05-13-2015, 01:46 PM
Here he is in competition :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6_EuCw5Dkw

Olio
05-13-2015, 02:31 PM
O_o

His consistency is amazing. Having said that, to be beating top 50 players when 11 years old, you need to consider how good Harimoto was at an earlier age...

Weston
05-13-2015, 04:26 PM
Lefties RULE! :)

TareqPhoto
05-13-2015, 08:57 PM
Awesome!!!

but, no one ask himself this, what about China, isn't there many kids in China also amazing in TT in very early ages? so only Japan showing those kids? i think China keep their kids skills hidden to surprise us later, who knows when those japanese kids will grow, who will be in china team as well?

Tony's Table Tennis
05-13-2015, 09:11 PM
Awesome!!!

but, no one ask himself this, what about China, isn't there many kids in China also amazing in TT in very early ages? so only Japan showing those kids? i think China keep their kids skills hidden to surprise us later, who knows when those japanese kids will grow, who will be in china team as well?


No, at such a young age, the Japanese player/s always perform better
IMO, they out perform Chinese, as the focus is very different.
The Chinese ones will only blossom around 11-13, seldom you have "7 year old" prodigies
Another reason why you don't see Chinese kids, is the great firewall of China

TareqPhoto
05-13-2015, 09:30 PM
No, at such a young age, the Japanese player/s always perform better
IMO, they out perform Chinese, as the focus is very different.
The Chinese ones will only blossom around 11-13, seldom you have "7 year old" prodigies
Another reason why you don't see Chinese kids, is the great firewall of China


Aha, what is the point, if China will feed the national team and they keep dominating then what will be the usefulness of those Japanese unbelievable skilled kids? aren't those kids are prepared to grow up and play in men team as singles or doubles to win titles? i mean big titles, not just tours around the world, we can wait and see who will break the dominance of China later.

Tony's Table Tennis
05-13-2015, 09:33 PM
Aha, what is the point, if China will feed the national team and they keep dominating then what will be the usefulness of those Japanese unbelievable skilled kids? aren't those kids are prepared to grow up and play in men team as singles or doubles to win titles? i mean big titles, not just tours around the world, we can wait and see who will break the dominance of China later.

Obviously table tennis is more than just winning titles, otherwise, why are the 99.99% of the other players playing today?

TareqPhoto
05-13-2015, 09:37 PM
Obviously table tennis is more than just winning titles, otherwise, why are the 99.99% of the other players playing today?

Good point, this is what it should be, i just thought those japanese kids are prepared to break china glory or do something to stop them, but if they are just to play and do their best win or not then this is great, i feel sorry if kids are forced to work hard in TT only to be rivals or compete others, but i wish good luck to those kids at least so they can have rewards of their very early time training.

TTHopeful
05-14-2015, 12:12 PM
His backhand! It will be very interesting to see what he is like when he is 11!

Machine_Head
05-14-2015, 05:13 PM
What a form at such a young age! Hope to see this kid in the future.

phamster
05-15-2015, 12:02 AM
thank you guys for sharing this awesome footage.... that kid has bright future , i hope he doesnt have burn out

raazzz
05-15-2015, 12:34 AM
Thats just sick. Does anyone know how much he trains?