Thursday 7 November 2013

Hungary's National Champion Sets Scope on World

Name: Krisztina Ambrus
Age: 21
Date of Birth: 24.08.1992
Nation Represented: Hungary
Highest World Ranking: 135

Krisztina Ambrus. Hungary.

Blade: Butterfly
Forehand Rubber: Tenergy 64
Backhand Rubber: Tenergy 64

How and when did you start playing table tennis? Who influenced you during your early years?

I started to play table tennis when I was 5 years old. Both of my older sisters played table tennis as well, and my father was the coach, so it was natural for me to start this sport. I don’t regret that I was born in a table tennis family. I am happy that sport is in our daily lives.

This year you were crowned Hungarian National Champion, did you feel before the competition that you had a strong chance to win the title?

To tell the truth I didn’t feel any chances to win it. But I had very good feelings to play, and I was very focused on my matches. I didn’t play mixed doubles, just doubles and singles so I had more time between the matches to prepare for the other matches. It was a big surprise, and I am so grateful to my small city and for my family who made this possible. It’s such a big deal for us

What are your big goals for 2014 in table tennis?

First of all to making my consistency better in Bundesliga. And get some possibilities at national team to play pro tours and improve my world ranking.

Krisztina and her Bundesliga Team SV-DJK Kolbermoor

Do you play in a league? Which club do you play for?

Yes I play in Germany. My club name is SV-DJK Kolbermoor. It’s in the the Bayern area. I like the atmosphere there.

Tell us a bit more about your experience with the Challenger Series, how is the level of competition and will you compete in it again perhaps next year?

It’s a very well organised competition. It’s also a high level competition, and a good experience, and a good possibility to play very good matches. Now I am busier because of my school, but if I have time I’ll play again.

What is it that you like about table tennis as a sport which makes you want to keep playing and training?

For me it’s more important what sport teaches to you. I like the travelling, to see a lot of countries. I like the atmosphere of the competitions, to watch the very good players. I like the speed in table tennis, and that it improves your concentration like every sport but (almost) mostly table tennis.

Krisztina playing Doubles

Do you think girls in table tennis should wear skirts or shorts?

I like the last years new fashion, that girls wear skirts. For me its more comfortable and I like that every company improves the lady style. Every year we get better and better equipment and clothing.

What is your most memorable moment since starting to play table tennis?

To win EYOF in Beograd in single and double.
To play final in team at Europeans in Cadet and Junior as well.
To win the Hungarian national championship.
To play in the same team with my both sister at home.

What is your favourite training exercise to practice and why?

Backhand-forehand-backhand-middle-backhand-forehand(from backhand side)-and forehand. I don’t know, I just like to do this exercise if I want to play safety and also to make foot work.

What is...

Favourite Food: fish with salad
Favourite Movie: The peaceful worrier, Black swan
Favourite Holiday Destination: the beach

What do you like to do for fun when you aren't playing table tennis?

I like to be with my family, friends, and with my boyfriend. I like to go walking, watch movies, read books, go to shopping centres and go for parties.

What is your best advice to other developing table tennis players around the world for their success?

There is always hope!

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