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  1. Good to know what’s happening in other countries....

    Good to know what’s happening in other countries. The TT game rush has died down here in China even comparing to my childhood. Seems that high level TT has become less popular because more people...
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  2. Thank you for the kind words! I haven’t played...

    Thank you for the kind words!
    I haven’t played against anyone I know of. But Deng Yaping and some other pros have come to our school a few times. They only play with the school team.
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  3. The 17th submarine battalion

    The 17th submarine battalion
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  4. Well, for me, 191cm (6’3”)tall, the lower the...

    Well, for me, 191cm (6’3”)tall, the lower the better.
    My coach told me to keep my eye around net level when receiving, and as low as I feel comfortable going when playing.
    But in practice, I’m...
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  5. In China “cutting the ball” means something like...

    In China “cutting the ball” means something like a chop block🤣🤣🤣I can see why Chinese coaches are constantly angry with foreigners.
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  6. I can see that the school is great. But “北京乒乓球队”...

    I can see that the school is great. But “北京乒乓球队” is team Beijing. Anyway, I get the point.
    The friends I know aren’t exactly the very best of their age, but they are top 50-75 in Beijing no problem....
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  7. I say if you are skilled enough, you win, if...

    I say if you are skilled enough, you win, if you’re not, don’t cry about it, get as many points as you can!
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  8. But if you would like to see some footage of them...

    But if you would like to see some footage of them playing, I could ask them for you.
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  9. That Chinese is a sports school, not the official...

    That Chinese is a sports school, not the official Beijing team.
    I DONT KNOW WHY! Their life choices and personal details are unknown to me, and should remain that way in a non-obsessive friendship....
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  10. Last year two players got 5th place men’s doubles...

    Last year two players got 5th place men’s doubles in the national U16 championships. Lots of players have top 20 awards in Beijing Championships. One first place, one third place, and one seventh...
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  11. I just got a Neo TG2 but it was produced in 2020....

    I just got a Neo TG2 but it was produced in 2020. Does that affect playing? How much longer can I store it for?
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  12. We should have a standard “TT language” on this...

    We should have a standard “TT language” on this forum. Make a post and stick it on top. Should have specific words referring to every major move in TT. 😆
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  13. “Clubs” aren’t really a thing here as far as I...

    “Clubs” aren’t really a thing here as far as I know. It’s either training camps for people or teams for players. Other people play in public courts.
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  14. It’s a Public school, one of the best middle...

    It’s a Public school, one of the best middle schools in Beijing. The thing is, our school focuses on TT as the main sport, like many American high school football teams. Our school takes in a lot of...
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  15. Not to mention that I think one of the people...

    Not to mention that I think one of the people last year was in this school because he was in the provincial junior team. He qualified for a TT scholarship or something.
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  16. MOST don’t. MOST don’t get close. Some of the top...

    MOST don’t. MOST don’t get close. Some of the top get close to the bottom of provincial team level. And some, like Yaping’s son, are actually at the level because he has “additional resources” and a...
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  17. Mostly not. Some however are close to that level....

    Mostly not. Some however are close to that level. Or a few have achieved it.
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  18. They get out of school at 16:00 every school day,...

    They get out of school at 16:00 every school day, and train till 19:00. They train the entirety of Sundays. Summer and Winter vacations include a 18/24 full days training plan.
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  19. Boosting is once a month for everyone I think,...

    Boosting is once a month for everyone I think, because boosters last that long.
    They change every few months.
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  20. Some 1600-2000 students

    Some 1600-2000 students
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  21. Rubber lifespan

    So I’ve decided to stock up on some rubbers because they are running out, and we probably aren’t getting any more for the next few months. How long can you store rubbers unopened, in a sealed...
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  22. I would never dare to dream of such a title on...

    I would never dare to dream of such a title on myself!
    I am a genuinely terrible player, I would probably get destroyed by you and most people here.
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  23. Best of the normal schools.

    Best of the normal schools.
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  24. Nah, they are normal students with normal lives....

    Nah, they are normal students with normal lives. They do train 3 hours a day though. They can use their skills to get a “scholarship” to a good high school or university.
    Hobbyist usually means no...
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  25. In China, elder is not an adjective, but a title.

    In China, elder is not an adjective, but a title.
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