Saturday, 25 July 2015

Training in China: Zhengding Final Blog

Well today marks the end of my 2 weeks at the Chinese National Table Tennis Base in Zhengding and it has been a great experience. Today I pack my things and prepare for my next little adventure. I have my new bats prepared for the China Open and I'm excited that more new experiences are coming and that home time is soon.


On my last morning of training we played best of 5 matches and I went undefeated. Of the 15 matches I played here I won 14.  While the training was a good standard I felt the matchplay was a little lacking. While I was able to beat all but one of my opponents they were definitely not the best players there so it would have been nice to play some even better players.

On that note I had the opportunity to play a little with 3 time English National Champion and World Champion of Ping Pong, Andrew Baggaley. We had good fun and I have organised an interview with him for after his 16 day training schedule in China.


Tonight I travel to Beijing where I will be the first foreign player to train at Guo Yan's new training center. I'm very much looking forward to it!

So it is goodbye to Zhengding and I'm sure I will return in the future :)

2 comments:

  1. Matt if you see any penholder short pips please check the pips and post a pic

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  2. Matt if you see any penholder short pips please check the pips and post a pic

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