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    Posted: 08/22/2017 at 7:45am
i always wanted to be a pro table tennis player!
, but was not sure of the income...now i have to rethink again..

check it out to see how much a pro earns:
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Best way to reliably earn any money is coaching Juniors in Western countries. There is too much competition to get to one of the spots that'll make you a decent wedge from competing.

Here, several coaches get the equivalent of $30-35USD, no tax [all cash], coach 40-50 hours a week, i.e. $1200-1600USD a week. That's 60-80k USD a year.

Many of them aren't even exceptionally strong players / were not that strong. They simply have a lot of experience / knowledge about the game, and have built up a reputation and charge accordingly because the demand is there. 



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Do please tell us more about this job that pays 60-80K USD without paying taxes.  Sounds pretty sweet! Wink
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Good luck making 80k$ as a coach of ping pong.
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Originally posted by ChichoFicho ChichoFicho wrote:

Good luck making 80k$ as a coach of ping pong.

Many coaches at full-time centers in the U.S. make over $80,000/year coaching, including ones at my club. However, it involves long hours. Many coaches, especially Chinese ones, coach up to 50 hours/week, including several from my club. Even after the club gets its percentage, they are making about $40/hour, or $2000/week, or (at 50 weeks/year), $100,000/year. (At $40/hour, a coach needs to do 40 hours/week to get $80,000/year.) Add in group sessions, where many coaches make more per hour - I do - and yes, $80,000 is reasonable number for hard-working coaches. But it is physically and mentally demanding. 
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I think I read an interview of Kreanga where he answered in third person when asked "a table tennis player with league play and endorsements can make up to 300K USD." That was maybe ten years ago.
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I've seen /hour rates at more than the 'standard' $40/hr, too.....up to $65/hr I've seen.

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Originally posted by in2spin in2spin wrote:

I've seen /hour rates at more than the 'standard' $40/hr, too.....up to $65/hr I've seen.

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I pay $80/hr
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"I pay $80/hr"

In my neck of the woods coaching fees ranges from $40 to $80 as well.
One is a former CNT player, her fee is $50.

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It's not the cost per hour that is important, but the value received per hour that counts.  My $80 coach gives me lots of value for my money.  I've seen $20-$40 coaches who do more damage than good. 


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Originally posted by ChichoFicho ChichoFicho wrote:

Good luck making 80k$ as a coach of ping pong.

Originally posted by geardaddy geardaddy wrote:

Do please tell us more about this job that pays 60-80K USD without paying taxes.  Sounds pretty sweet! Wink


Well, some other posters, esp Larry managed to fill you in.

Lots of these coaches are fully booked up, and yes, can charge even more from group sessions etc.

The 'not paying taxes' part is due to receiving payments in cash. If you don't report the income and don't claim the benefit, no-ones gonna be chasing you for the tax.

Not a bad gig if you can get it!


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Originally posted by lokicha lokicha wrote:

i always wanted to be a pro table tennis player!
, but was not sure of the income...now i have to rethink again..


Please take time and read this site throughout. You will get all the answers you asked for.

https://www.quora.com/What-can-a-world-class-table-tennis-player-earn-in-a-year

https://www.quora.com/How-are-table-tennis-players-paid-and-who-pays-them

https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-train-alone-at-home-to-become-a-pro-table-tennis-player-I-am-15-is-it-too-late

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"It's not the cost per hour that is important, but the value received per hour that counts.  My $80 coach gives me lots of value for my money.  I've seen $20-$40 coaches who do more damage than good."

But it is what we are talking about. Introducing a red herring such as " My $80 coach gives me lots of value for my money." is besides the point. The original questions was "How much does a TT player earn". Not " Can I get $80 worth of value from a coach". If you are paying 80 an hour yes of course we all hope you are getting your moneys worth. No one is saying you're not. I do think supply/demand will determine the price for coaching lessons, or at least it will be the  biggest factor. Also, I would think a former CNT player might have something to teach to non pro's like me. Just a hunch.

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I would say that this conversation has highlighted the problem of professional table tennis in the USA rather nicely. Table Tennis PLAYERS don't make enough to eat on. Table Tennis COACHES can make a decent living. So if you give up playing to coach, feed multiball and become a practice partner you will be OK.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fulanodetal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/23/2017 at 10:25am
"I would say that this conversation has highlighted the problem of professional table tennis in the USA rather nicely. Table Tennis PLAYERS don't make enough to eat on. Table Tennis COACHES can make a decent living. So if you give up playing to coach, feed multiball and become a practice partner you will be OK."


Since I don't live in places like Germany or elsewhere, I don't know if there is such a thing as a Professional Table Tennis Player outside of China, perhaps there's a couple of other countries where you can, but I must confess my ignorance on that. It also depends on how you are defining "Professional". Here in Canada theres Hockey, Baseball, Basketball and a few other sports were you can become a "Professional" player. It is not easy.

But regarding table tennis, I thought it was common knowledge that in the West,  in order to make money you had to simply win tournaments to get paid, and then after you hit 35+ inevitably you would become a coach. Others resort to gambling. Anyway, that was my impression.

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