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    Posted: 10/20/2019 at 12:25am
Just curious.
They dominate table-tennis and also probably badminton  (and events like diving)
Why not tennis ? Or squash ?
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more difficult to drill millions of tennis players those courts need a lot more space. also lack of knowledge
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Originally posted by Skyline Skyline wrote:

more difficult to drill millions of tennis players those courts need a lot more space.

Areawise China is larger than USA 
 


Originally posted by Skyline Skyline wrote:

also lack of knowledge

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Tennis is not very widely played in China.... It's just too expensive a sport.
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Originally posted by agm2020shocker agm2020shocker wrote:

Just curious.
They dominate table-tennis and also probably badminton  (and events like diving)
Why not tennis ? Or squash ?

When the Communist Party came into power in 1949, the PRC desperately needed international recognition through competitive sports, as quickly as possible. They specifically pour resources in sports which are more on the technical side, less strenuous on the body, and require less money and facility, such as table tennis, badminton, weightlifting, diving, shooting, and gymnastics.

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But as Chinese get richer they may pick up tennis. Many from Taiwan do.
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I was thinking why don't the Chinese don't dominate American football?
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Originally posted by zeio zeio wrote:

Originally posted by agm2020shocker agm2020shocker wrote:

Just curious.
They dominate table-tennis and also probably badminton  (and events like diving)
Why not tennis ? Or squash ?

When the Communist Party came into power in 1949, the PRC desperately needed international recognition through competitive sports, as quickly as possible. They specifically pour resources in sports which are more on the technical side, less strenuous on the body, and require less money and facility, such as table tennis, badminton, weightlifting, diving, shooting, and gymnastics.

It has been reported that Mao, upon acquiring power, desired to base the country's economy on agriculture, which is the greatest land-consumer of all the choices.  Due to this, Mao sought to promote indoor sports, with table tennis, under the influence of British, embraced.

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Originally posted by smackman smackman wrote:

I was thinking why don't the Chinese don't dominate American football?

And why don't Americans dominate cricket?
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I have a couple of friends who told me what it was like playing on Yugoslavian national teams when that country still existed.  The Ministry of Sports had a strategic plan based on sports it was felt they had a chance to medal in.  Table tennis was high on their list (recall Surbek, Stipancic, etc.).  Lots of money was available at all levels.  It is still like that in China, only more so. TT is everywhere there.  Meanwhile, in places like Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Czech Republic, countries with great TT history, it has dried up.  The results?  Players from those countries are no longer threats to even win a European championship let alone a world team championship.  
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I believe there´s a very important factor in any sport called tradition.
You only see a supremacy when a country has already lived years of tradition. It happens in any sport, training and money are not enough to be dominant.
Sometimes a mega talented player appears out of nowhere and dominates the world, like Federer, but that does not mean his country also dominates the sport.
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Originally posted by TT newbie TT newbie wrote:

I believe there´s a very important factor in any sport called tradition.
You only see a supremacy when a country has already lived years of tradition. It happens in any sport, training and money are not enough to be dominant.
Sometimes a mega talented player appears out of nowhere and dominates the world, like Federer, but that does not mean his country also dominates the sport.


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Somebody told me that when mao learnt that in some militar headquarters people were doing drugs mao said if you re on drugs you cant play pingpong so he gave an order that pingpong must be played all over china
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